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What's It Like To Be Black And Have A Famous Nazi Grandfather?

<i>Jennifer Teege is a German-born black woman who — during her quest to learn more about her birth family — uncovered a surprising connection to the Holocaust and Amon Goeth, the Nazi commander famously portrayed in Steven Spielberg's</i> Schindler's List<i>. The following article appeared on the website of</i> …

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What Emotion Goes Viral the Fastest?

If you’ve spent much time on Facebook, Twitter or other social media, you’ve probably noticed how quickly emotions—pride, happiness, disappointment, …

Brands Are Not Your Friends

How Ed Sheeran overtook Taylor Swift

Official figures show that Ed Sheeran, who has persisted with his scruffy image and simple songwriting, was Australia’s biggest-selling artist of …

Ed Sheeran

7 Science-Based Reasons to Use Emoticons at Work

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

Holy Shit, I Interviewed the President

Bethany Mota, Glozell Green, and I got an opportunity that a lot of people don’t think we deserved.<p>For the past six years, Google has been hosting …

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Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?

In 1922, in “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus,” the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote, “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” The words that we have at our disposal affect what we see—and the more words there are, the better our perception. When we learn to speak a different …

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