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An Open Letter to Tinder’s Sean Rad from V.F.’s Nancy Jo Sales

Dear Sean Rad,<p>Congratulations. I hear that Match Group, the company that owns Tinder, the dating app you co-founded in 2012, successfully went public yesterday. That’s great for you. I guess that means you’re a whole lot better off financially than you already were, having co-founded such a …

Sexual Harassment

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Mind

The House That Jon Stewart Built

The comedian's style of left-wing humor ran low on targets, but his legacy will endure.<p>For most of his 15-year tenure helming <i>The Daily Show</i>, Jon Stewart had a rogues’ gallery worthy of the name: A buffoonish, chuckling George W. Bush, a sinister Dick Cheney whose hunting mishap Stewart never …

Seven Habits Of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Key moments from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer (pictures)

Star Wars

Greenify Updated With Lollipop Support, Material Design, And More

If you're a Greenify user who recently updated to Android 5.0, then you may have realized something peculiar: it was broken as crap. For me, it would …

myBlee Math app review: a math app with lessons

Introduction<p>myBlee Math an iPad and iPhone app that assists with elementary school math. It has a thorough covering of all topics that will be taught …

'McQueen effect' set to boost '67 Ferrari at Monterey Car Week auction

Steve McQueen owned and raced exotic vehicles, in the movies and in real life.<p>In the classic car world, that's good for business.<p>At a Saturday auction during Monterey Car Week, a Ferrari owned by the King of Cool could sell for $10 million or more — an astronomical sum for a car that would usually …

Classic Cars

2014 Pebble Beach: Ford GT40 concept car sells for $6.9 million

A rare 1965 Ford GT40 concept car has sold for more $6.9 million at Monterey Car Week, a "very good value" in the words of the auctioneer.<p>RM Auctions had pegged the value at $8 million to $10 million.<p>The Ford advertised at Friday night's auction as "Lot 134, 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype, …

Classic Cars

World-Record Ferrari Sets Tone For Pebble Beach Auctions

This week at a Bohman’s sale in Pebble Beach, Calif., a Ferrari GTO set the world record as the most-expensive car ever to sell at action.<p>The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta took $38.1 million (after fees) at the Thursday event near Carmel, Calif., part of the week-long parade of blue-chip auctions …

Strapping a Camera to a Shark Is as Awesome as You’d Expect

Author: Erin Biba. Erin Biba Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.11.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>Scientists love to</b> research sharks, probably …

This Ferrari GTO Will Probably Sell for Over $50 Million

On Thursday, around 5:30 pm PST, someone is going to buy a 1962 Ferrari GTO. They'll likely spend more than $52 million, which will make it the most …

How Dodge Made Its New Sedan Even Faster Than Its Beastly Coupe

Earlier this year, Dodge wowed car lovers with the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, which delivered a completely ludicrous 707 horsepower and could …

Map Shows Western U.S. May Suffer Huge Reductions in Snow

The western United States is undergoing a major shift in precipitation patterns. Large swaths of the West that have historically been dominated by …

At Last, an OLED TV You Maybe Sorta Kinda Could Afford

You kind of forgot about OLED TVs, didn’t you? That's understandable. So far, the ones you’ve been able to buy have been prohibitively expensive. The …

The Most Powerful Range Rover Ever Is Surprisingly Fuel Efficient

If you think of SUVs as slow, lumbering vehicles, you haven’t seen the Range Rover Sport SVR. The fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever, an …

This is Motorola's new Android Wear smartwatch: Moto 360

LG went first, and now it's Motorola's turn to unveil its Android Wear smartwatch: the Moto 360. Putting an emphasis on the tried-and-true design of classic timepieces, Motorola's crafted a smartwatch that hews closely to a more traditional, premium look. The Moto 360 boasts a circular, digital …

Google Now officially lands in Chrome

If you're the adventurous type, you've probably been enjoying Now notifications in Chrome for a little while now. But starting today, those running the stable version of Google's browser will be able to enjoy the benefits of Now's preemptive search and virtual assistant. The desktop version works …

HTC One (M8) review: a great phone, even if no longer a game-changer

The HTC One was one of our favorite smartphones of 2013. It featured a gorgeous industrial design, a fantastic display, great camera and top-of-the-line performance. HTC poured its heart into it, as evidenced by nearly every aspect of the device. The phone exceeded nearly all of our expectations, …

NASA rocket launch to the moon visible to East Coast tonight

The launch of LADEE, NASA's new lunar exploration mission, will take place at 11:27 p.m. ET from the agency's new Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.<p>If the typical bevy of Friday night activities seems just too boring to bear, try out a rocket launch instead.<p>At roughly 11:27 p.m. ET, NASA will …

Space Exploration

Amazon will reportedly give away its smartphone for free

The phone would be free, no wireless contract necessary, and sold on Amazon.com or through wireless carriers, according to unnamed sources.<p>Amazon is going to give away its long-rumored smartphone for free, according to a report from former Wall Street Journal reporters Amir Efrati and Jessica E. …

Mobile

How to cut the Google cord

Even longtime users of Gmail, Google Drive, and Google search will find switching to competing services a painless and ultimately rewarding process.<p>When it started, I had no intention of quitting Google.<p>As I described in a post from last June, my generic Gmail address had become more trouble than …

Google

America Is Still Running Out of Fresh Water

For much of the last week, poli­cy­makers’ eyes have been trained over­seas, as Pres­id­ent Obama tries to con­vince Con­gress (and the pub­lic) that …

Mom of autistic daughter accused in murder-suicide try blogged her despair

BEULAH, Mich. — Kelli Stapleton, the Michigan woman accused of trying to kill herself and her severely autistic daughter, blogged that day about how desperate she was feeling.<p>"I have to admit that I'm suffering from a severe case of battle fatigue," Kelli Stapleton wrote Tuesday on her blog, The …

2020 Olympics: the race is on

Olympic Committee is meeting in Buenos Aires to decide whether Tokyo, Madrid or Istanbul will host the tournament<p>The five-ringed circus has landed in the heart of the Argentinian capital for the most important meeting of sport's power brokers in a generation, as prime ministers and princes scrabble …