Kati Dowling

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Ex- Newsweek Editor Writes Memoir About Wild Hippie Hitchhiking Adventure

<i>Mid-way through my third year of college at Syracuse University, my close friend and roommate, David Noonan, announced that he was going to drop out for a while and hitchhike across the country. It didn't really faze me because it was the tail end of the '60s (even though it was late 1971 when he</i> …

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7 Ways Bill Gates Is Fighting Common Stereotypes About The Poor

In their annual letter published on Tuesday, Bill and Melinda Gates addressed a number of claims about global poverty often used to argue against giving aid to countries that need it most -- and debunked each and every one.<p><b>Read the letter in its entirety here.</b><p><b>Myth No. 1: Poor countries are doomed</b> …

How I Gave Up Facebook and Got a Life

When I was in kindergarten, I believed my teachers lived in the school building. The idea that they would venture beyond the hallowed halls of learning after school hours seemed unfathomable to my 5-year-old mind.<p>I still remember the shock I felt one Saturday morning when I encountered one of my …

There Are 85 People Who Are As Wealthy As Half The WORLD, Oxfam Reports

Worldwide economic inequality is looking rather bleak these days, according to a new report by relief organization Oxfam.<p>Oxfam's "Working For The Few" report looked at Credit Suisse's "Global Wealth Report 2013" and Forbes' list of the world's billionaires from 2013 to conclude that 1 percent of …

Salad Days at Chuck E. Cheese

Let’s be honest: there’s always been something a little bit seedy, from a grownup’s point of view, about Chuck E. Cheese, the national party-space chain. Perez Hilton has an entire category of his Web site devoted to dodgy happenings and strange behavior at the restaurants: cars driven into walls, …

What I Missed: 2013 Albums

We fuck up. The Seamless guy comes while the kettle’s cantering and we break every apartment-visitor-worthy glass and drop a thumb drive in the wrong bag. We forget to look at the lists telling us what not to forget. Beyond the logistical hamstrings lie the blind spots. We think we are open-minded …

The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You

When Jonah Berger was a graduate student at Stanford, in the early aughts, he would make a habit of reading page A2 of the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, which included a list of the five most-read and the five most-shared articles of the day. “I’d go down to the library and surreptitiously cut out that …

Carrie Brownstein's Avian Influences

Punk rocker turned Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein shows off her Portland bungalow<p>What, were you expecting a mcmansion? Punk rocker turned <i>Portlandia</i> star Carrie Brownstein shows off her Portland bungalow, which is as endearingly twee as her on-screen persona

That Was Then, This is Now: S. E. Hinton in the Twitter Age

S. E. Hinton is on Twitter. If you follow her, you know that she enjoys margaritas (especially on Fridays), that she feels out of sorts when her husband is away, and that she is a huge fan of the television show “Supernatural” (#SPN). These details are run-of-the-mill Twitter fodder. As D.T. Max …

San Francisco Rents Skyrocket, Up 10.1% From Last Year

<i>Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko dives into the latest findings from the Trulia Rent Monitor, the earliest leading indicator of how rents are trending nationally and locally. It adjust for the changing mix of listed homes and therefore show what’s really happening to rents.</i><p>Among the 25 largest …

10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

A year ago this week, more than 125,000 people signed a secession petition asking the Obama administration to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”<p>Texas Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman (R), who is running to be …

Atlanta to Atlantis: An OutKast Retrospective

<i>Ten years after from their last major record,</i> Speakerboxxx/The Love Below<i>, we trace Big Boi and Andre 3000's path from Southern vanguards to the most universally beloved rappers in the world with a career-spanning essay followed by separate pieces on each of their six albums.</i><p><b>Weird Storms in the</b> …

Instead of blaming women we must find better ways to tackle diversity

Most current thinking about gender diversity seems to misdiagnose the problem and prescribe the wrong treatment. It unconsciously blames women for failing to get ahead – and ultimately serves to undermine them. Nurturing diversity is not about enabling women to fit in with the "way we do things …

Gender Diversity

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

14 Things To Look For When You Go In For A Job Interview

You just arrived for a job interview. As you wait in the reception area your mind is racing. But instead of running through your rehearsed responses to possible questions <i>again</i>, use that time to survey the workplace. In fact, you should be keenly observant from the time you arrive until you say your …

GameChangers: The World's Top Purpose-Driven Organizations

<i>In the lead up to the 2013 Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship, the Skoll World Forum is featuring the ideas and innovations of several speakers and delegates, all of whom are writing on entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing social issues.</i> …

9 Tips For More Powerful Business Presentations

When delivering presentations to a general audience, senior management in your company, or even a venture capitalist, a successful presentation isn’t about the PowerPoint slides you create – it’s about much more than that.<p>These nine points will help you deliver a powerful presentation.<p><b>1. Establish</b> …

10 Memories Of Lou Reed

Earlier this week, after the passing of Lou Reed, we asked you to tell us what his music means to you. Here are 10 of our favorites (along with some of our favorite songs) out of the many memories we received.<p>"As a friend recently phrased it, 'When you get into Lou Reed as a teenager, it makes you …

Broken Bells Shares New Song, Accidentally Channels Bee Gees

<b>Listen · 24:59</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>Hear The New Broken Bells Song<p>Holding On For Life<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>from</b> After The Disco• <b><br>by</b> Broken Bells<p>There's soon to be a new album from Broken Bells — the duo of James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) — and you're about to find out how …

Chvrches: "Lies"

Chvrches have shared a new music video, this time for the <i>Bones of What You Believe</i> cut "Lies". Directed by Sing J. Lee, it's a dystopian nightmarescape set in a future full of intrigue.<p>Read our recent interview with Chvrches here.<p>Watch Chvrches perform "Now Is Not the Time" via Pitchfork.tv:

Why the Climate Corporation Sold Itself to Monsanto

For this week’s issue of the magazine, I wrote about the Climate Corporation, a company that is trying to deploy a vast and growing trove of data to help farmers cope with the increasingly severe fluctuations in weather caused by climate change, in much the way that Google organizes and presents …

Why Weird is Wonderful (and Bankable)

<b>Weird is wonderful. And it’s bankable too.</b> <br>You know who’s weird? Astronauts. Saints. Nobel Prize winners. Scientists. People with hobbies you’ve never heard of or are afraid to try. People who speak their minds. People with both problems and (gasp) solutions. People who are (enviably) not like you. …

The Happiest Country in the World

So far, I’ve been to about ten countries that each claim to be the happiest country on Earth.<p>In Iceland, in Denmark, in Holland, even in India once, someone pulled me aside to claim that their country is the happiest. I never disagree; I just simply ask, “How do you know?”<p>I’ve taken enough Stats …

Seeking Success and Wonderment in Failure

<i>Zand and the trusty canoe. Photo by Bria Schurke.</i><p>In science, like in all worthwhile pursuits, there is no guarantee of success. In fact, I would suggest that without the looming chance of failure, very few things are truly worth doing. Failure can take many forms, some more extreme than others but …

Ted Cruz: The Mask of Sincerity

When Ted Cruz lies, he appears to be praying. His lips narrow, almost disappearing into his face, and his eyebrows shift abruptly, rising like a drawbridge on his forehead into matching acute angles. He attains an appearance of supplication, an earnest desire that men and women need to listen, as …

Marriage Isn't for You

Having been married only a year and a half, I've recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn't for me.<p>Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.<p>I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for 10 years until... until we decided no longer wanted to be …