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Inside Rex Tillerson’s Ouster

The last days of his brief and chaotic tenure as Secretary of State.<p>Rex Tillerson’s team was fighting again. “So, who’s going to go in with him?” Margaret Peterlin, his chief of staff, was saying. She looked me up and down with an expression that suggested she’d discovered a pest in the house. We …

Rex Tillerson

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual. I went to a gate on the side of the Republican Palace, in the Green Zone, where an American soldier …

Donald Trump

Top Five Takeaways from ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’

“Rejoice and be glad!” is what Jesus said on the Sermon on the Mount. It’s also the title of Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on holiness in …

Christianity

27 Things to Cook in a Cast Iron Skillet - Turntable Kitchen

Did you know that one of the most versatile kitchen essentials is not only super affordable, but can last a lifetime? Our cast iron skillet is one of …

Cooking

One-Pot Mexican Shrimp & Orzo Will Make You a Dinner Hero — Delicious Links

Right now we're in a sort of seasonal food purgatory — we're so completely over winter and all its thick beef stews and heavy casseroles, but fresh …

Cooking

THE FUTURE OF LIFE INSURANCE: How insurtechs are tackling this notoriously tricky area of insurance

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Life insurance is a fundamentally hard product to sell, as it requires people to think about their deaths and …

Life Insurance

GOLDMAN SACHS: These 14 stocks offer explosive profit growth that will help fight mounting selling pressure

Stock market volatility is back in a big way, and with it comes massive opportunity for investors willing to do their homework.<p>That last part is a major qualification. After all, the benchmark S&P 500 trades inversely to the Cboe Volatility Index— frequently described as the stock market's fear …

Investing

21 Worthless Foods a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet

Want to start eating healthier and lose weight? Four nutrition experts share the red-flag foods you should avoid as part of a healthy diet.

Nutrition

A database of feeds

I want to tell you about a new product I've been working on. I want to separate the management of my RSS subscription list from feed readers. That …

Apps

From Stormy Daniels to John Bolton, will America ever recover from Donald Trump?

By electing Trump and tolerating Bolton, America has shown it is not a trustworthy steward of the free world. The damage gets deeper by the day.<p>From Stormy Daniels to John Bolton, the United States of America will not recover from the presidency of Donald Trump.<p>This is a bold statement, and in a …

Political Science

Cambridge Analytica and a Moral Reckoning in Silicon Valley

The latest Trump-adjacent scandal will have consequences far outside the White House.<p>When it comes to the phenomenon of Donald Trump, you have to give him this: sanctimony is not foremost among his sins. He provokes no moral disappointment, because he creates no moral expectations. Just as his …

Silicon Valley

Emails reveal conservative alarm over ‘Obama holdovers’ in Trump administration

‘A cleaning is in order,’ wrote a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, as State Department officials reassigned a career diplomat of Iranian descent.<p>Two months into the Trump administration, a distraught State Department Iran expert named Sahar Nowrouzzadeh asked her new boss for help.<p>A …

Donald Trump

Twitter’s solution to its verification problem is to verify everyone

Twitter’s coveted blue checkmarks might soon become widespread across the social network.<p>During a Periscope chat yesterday (March 8), Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey described the company’s verification process as “broken” and said it is reevaluating how it grants the status to users. His proposed …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

50 places in the US where retirement is affordable, healthcare is excellent, and life is good

Deciding where to live in retirement may be one of the last major financial decisions you'll make, and picking the right spot is important.<p>WalletHub set out to put worried minds at ease. The site used available data for the 150 largest US cities to find the best and worst places to lay your hat. We …

College Sports

Slow-Roasted Cod with Bell Peppers

4 servings<p>For this slow-roasted cod recipe, if you get a fillet that includes the thin, tapered tail end of the cod, fold it underneath so the fillet will cook evenly.<p>March 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 medium red, orange, and/or yellow bell peppers<p>6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>4 garlic cloves, …

Spices

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

Books

For Perfect Duck Breast, Get in the Zone

Here’s a secret most restaurants don’t want you to know: That $40 duck breast they're selling you is one of the easiest pick-ups* in a kitchen. During busy service, I’d take searing duck breast over poaching eggs, hands down. With just a few simple steps, you can impress friends and charm lovers …

Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop

In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s …

Who killed Time Inc.?

<b>A</b><b>nd with that,</b> Time Inc. is gone.<p>Once America’s great magazine company, the much-reduced publisher was bought by Iowa’s Meredith Corp. last year, …

How Buying Points Saved Me $950 — Reader Success Story

Today I want to share a story from TPG reader <b>Dmitry</b>, who got a huge discount on a hotel stay in Croatia. Here’s what he had to say:<p><i>The things I’ve</i> …

The Network Effects Manual: 13 Different Network Effects (and counting)

<i>by James Currier, NFX</i><p>PayPal. Microsoft. Facebook. Uber. Twitter. Salesforce. These are some of the most impactful and significant companies in the …

Blockchain

These 14 stocks will see sales skyrocket in 2018, Goldman Sachs says

With the broader stock market expected to rise this year, it can be difficult to identify the companies set to leave their peers in the dust. But there are ways to sift through the noise to find the winners — assuming you know where to look.<p>One way to do this is to identify the companies most …

Investing

What Successful Digital Transformations Have in Common

Technological innovations have radically transformed the business landscape in many ways over the last two centuries, from the introduction of steam power to the market conquest of radial-ply tires. Research by McKinsey & Company and the McKinsey Global Institute shows that digitization is having …

Innovation

Lemon Spaghetti: Bright, Fresh, Fast, and Perfect for a Winter Night

There's a taxonomy of pasta sauces that exists in my mind. Trace the branches to the top, and you arrive at what I think of as the mother pasta sauces. From those, almost all the other sauces are derived, at least in a technical sense if not necessarily a historical one. One important branch is the …

How to Fix Facebook—Before It Fixes Us

In early 2006, I got a call from Chris Kelly, then the chief privacy officer at Facebook, asking if I would be willing to meet with his boss, Mark …

Internet

Trump Has Created Dangers We Haven’t Even Imagined Yet

When the president tweeted out a boast claiming credit for the lack of commercial airplane fatalities in 2017, it seemed like a very typically …

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read

The president of the United States is not well.<p>The president of the United States is not well. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, but it is an even worse thing to ignore.<p>Consider the interview Trump gave to the New York Times on Thursday. It begins with a string of falsehoods that make it …

Donald Trump

How America Lost Faith in Expertise

In 2014, following the Russian invasion of Crimea, <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> published the results of a poll that asked Americans about whether the United …