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The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare

Why did Casper sue a mattress blogger? A closer look reveals a secret, multimillion-dollar battle to get you into bed.<p>One day in the spring of 2016 I mentioned to a friend that I needed a new mattress. Mine was a sunken hand-me-down that had become about as comfortable as concrete.<p>“I know a guy who …

Virginia Beach

This Company Is Trying To Disrupt The Braces Industry And Dentists Are Fighting Back

SmileDirectClub offers to straighten your teeth at a fraction of the cost of braces, without a visit to the dentist. But orthodontists claim the company has endangered the oral health of tens of thousands of people.<p><b>Dentists are waging</b> a war against SmileDirectClub, a startup whose mail-order …

Dentistry

Recommended Components: Fall 2017 Edition

Components listed here have been formally reviewed in <i>Stereophile</i> and have been found to be among the best available in each of four or five quality …

Audiophile

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner invests $100m to send a fleet of spacecraft to Alpha Centauri

Yuri Milner is pushing forward with the hunt for intelligent alien life beyond our planet, and is investing another $100 million in a more proactive approach after putting up the original $100m last year.<p>In July of 2015, Milner and I sat down and discussed the greatest question of all. In the mind …

Mark Zuckerberg

This Academic Figured Out Why So Many Critics Hate Nickelback

Prepare for some Nickeldiscourse.

Here's why the music labels are furious at YouTube. Again.

RIAA boss Cary Sherman says Katy Perry and the rest of the music business are getting a bad deal.<p>You’ve heard this song before: The music industry is mad at YouTube.<p>In the old days, the music business used to complain that YouTube took their music and didn’t pay them. Now the complaint has changed: …

Warner Music

The Permanent White House Staff Is, Understandably, on Edge About the 2016 Presidential Race

Think you’re anxious about the prospect of a Donald J. Trump presidency? Meet the staffers who would have to work for him. The author of First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies and a previous volume on the White House’s permanent employees paints an anxious picture.<p>Perhaps …

Donald Trump

7 Networking Tips for Introverts

How even shy people can master the art of schmoozing.<p>It’s hard out there for an introvert—especially when it comes to working a room. For the less …

Public Speaking

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Lips

On the Road with the 'Workampers,' Amazon’s Retirement-Age Mobile Workforce

These workers travel the country, sightseeing and staying overnight in RV parks while laboring in low-wage temp jobs—and at least some of them love the lifestyle.<p>In early September, at a campground called Buckeye Mobile / RV Estates on the outskirts of Coffeyville, Kansas, a strong thunderstorm …

RVs

Wireless flash brings iPhone photography out of dark ages

LAS VEGAS — The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. But it still sucks at flash photography.<p>Knog, the Austrialian company that makes those kickass bike lights, wants to make your nighttime iPhone pics a little bit better this year: Its newest lighting revelation is called Expose, and …

10 Expert Tips to Immediately Improve Your Photography

If you're a beginner photographer looking to step up your game, these tips are for you. What most amateurs don't know is that photography revolves …

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Bulletproof Coffee: The Buttery Caffeine of Champions

Forget cream and sugar. Add butter to your morning brew to kickstart your day and feel invincible when you ride.<p>In his new book, <i>The Bulletproof Diet</i>, author and cyclist Dave Asprey says, "When you mix coffee with the right fats, you get a drink that stomps on hunger, and helps you lose weight, …

Nutrition

Left suit on floor. Woke up to this.

DUBS Bring Down The Noise In Night Clubs

Last night, I stepped into Marquee night club in New York City. David Guetta was on the set list. People were dressed their best, lights were flashing, and I had a fresh glass full of booze in hand. I should have been excited, but instead my head just hurt.<p>Am I getting old? Are clubs just getting …

William Gibson interview: 'Writing sci-fi was like running away and joining a carnival'

After turning away from science fiction for a decade, the master of the genre, William Gibson, has returned to his first love. Tim Martin meets the creator of cyberspace<p>The upstairs drawing room at the Covent Garden hotel is a pretty weird place at the best of times, panelled floor to ceiling in …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer