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How Twitter Has Changed Over the Years in 12 Charts

Replying is dying, retweeting is up, North America isn't dominant anymore, but English is, and more lessons from 37 billion tweets.<p>It's been eight years since Twitter debuted. Like the rest of the social networks that have survived, it has changed, both in response to user and commercial demands. …

The case for fewer—but better—clothes

From the 1900s to 1950s, American consumers spent approximately 12-14% of their annual income on clothing. Today, we spend about 3%. But our closets are actually bigger. The average American house has doubled in size since the 1950s and closet space has increased, too, particularly with the advent …

Alone Together: The Return of Communal Restaurant Tables

As more establishments seat people in close proximity, friendships are not forged.<p>Gone are the days when communal tables were relegated to cafeterias, beer halls, Benihana, and the odd farm-to-table restaurant. In recent years, restaurants from McDonald’s to Momofuku have gotten in on the communal …

Are Extroverts Really Happier Than Introverts?

That depends on how you define “happy.”<p>The difference between introverts and extroverts was perhaps best captured by Jonathan Rauch in a 2003 <i>Atlantic</i> essay that’s since taken on a life of its own. Introverts, Rauch writes, “are people who find other people tiring.” They’re not necessarily shy or …

U.S. Fishermen Throw Away 2 Billion Pounds Of Fish A Year

And we don’t have that many fish to begin with. A look at the most wasteful fisheries in the country–and how they can be fixed.<p>Trawler nets the size of football fields. 50-mile longlines. Gillnets two miles wide. These are the tools of the modern fishing trade, and the impact is indiscriminate. A …

14 Crazy Skyscrapers From The Future, Designed To Solve Real Problems

Most skyscrapers don’t do much more than house people or offices, but one day, they could also help solve problems like urban pollution and waste collection. For the last nine years, eVolo Magazine has held a competition for the problem-solving skyscrapers of the future. Here are a handful of this …

An App To Track The Nasty Chemicals In The Beauty Products You Put On Your Face

The cosmetics industry isn’t required to disclose all of the unhealthy chemicals in its products. But with a new app, one daughter of a breast cancer survivor is enabling greater transparency for shoppers.<p>Phthalates. Formaldehyde releasers. Retinyl palmitate. Parabens. Everyday beauty products …

New York’s Changing Storefronts, In Photos

In the early 2000s, photographers James and Karla Murray embarked on a journey to capture the mom-and-pop stores of New York City. Their book, <i>Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York</i>, showed a city that’s quickly fading into memory: one full of local delis, beloved bars, and shops devoted …

Enemy Front Gets a Release Date

CryEngine 3-powered WWII shooter to finally hit shelves in June.<p>City Interactive’s Enemy Front will arrive in the US on June 10, Australia on June …