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He Went To The Desert With $3 Million In Cash—And Left With 150 Tons Of Cashmere

That was step one for a cofounder of Naadam, the startup trying to disrupt the cashmere supply chain and pay goat herders a fair wage.<p>Last year, 28-year-old Matt Scanlan carried $2 million in cash, packed into flimsy plastic grocery bags, into the Gobi Desert.<p>He had transferred the money to a bank …

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Beyond anger

Anger is the emotion that has come to saturate our politics and culture. Philosophy can help us out of this dark vortex<i>By Martha C Nussbaum</i>Read at …

The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight

They called it Project X. It was an unusually audacious, highly sensitive assignment: to build a massive skyscraper, capable of withstanding an …

The Charmer

Robert Gagno is a pinball savant, but he wants so much more than just to be the world's best player.<p>ESPN The Magazine<p>by<p>11/13/16 | ESPN THE …

Gridiron Gangster: How a Vigilante Gambler Took Down an Alleged Crime Boss

<b>THE GAMBLER AND THE PLAYER</b><p>Robert J. Cipriani arrived in Sydney feeling the way he always did on the eve of a gambling trip: giddy, confident, a …

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How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

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The 100 Greatest Innovations Of 2016

Secret Santas, take note<p>Updated:<p>Looking for our 2017 Best of What's New list? Right this way.<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in science and technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. These are the breakthroughs that will shape the future—and some may …

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Strapped Student Blows $1.5 Million From Bank Glitch On Cars, Boats And Strippers

But a court ruled that his crazy expenditures weren't deceptive.<p>When a banking glitch accidentally granted an Australian law student massive overdraft privileges, he did what he thought anyone in his shoes would do: spend, spend, spend.<p>Luke Moore breezed through $1.5 million ($2.01 million in …

The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything

What makes things cool?<p>Several decades before he became the father of industrial design, Raymond Loewy boarded the SS <i>France</i> in 1919 to sail across the Atlantic from his devastated continent to the United States. The influenza pandemic had taken his mother and father, and his service in the French …

The Man Who Made Adidas Cool Again

Paul Gaudio, Adidas’s quiet creative director, transformed its product line and turned a perennial runner-up into the hottest name in sportswear. How the 67-year-old brand harnessed the rise of 24/7 sneaker culture.<p><b>On a late</b> summer afternoon in Adidas Village, a complex of five Rubik’s cube–like …