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New York Restaurateurs Get Creative for Sunday Supper

Once the quietest night of the week, some establishments are offering special meals with mixed success<p>For generations, New York restaurateurs saw Sunday night as a lost cause for attracting customers. Some didn’t even bother to open.<p>Now, they are trying to turn it into a moneymaker.<p>Many are wooing …

Hospitality

Actually, Uber’s PR disasters aren’t that great for Lyft

Drivers have long had reason to prefer other services over Uber, but haven’t been able to abandon it entirely.<p>The first leg of 2017 has been a public relations disaster unlike any other in Uber’s six or so years of existence — and for the ride-hail behemoth with a history of public scandals, that’s …

Transportation

On The Road To Self-Driving Cars, Toyota's First Stop Is Crash-Free Camrys

Automated vehicles capable of taking over driving duties from humans like robotic chauffeurs are coming, though exactly when they get here remains fuzzy. In the runup to that, Toyota wants to leverage the same artificial intelligence and advanced sensors that self-driving cars rely on for a system …

Ann Arbor

Let the Record Show

Let the record show that I did not consent to this. Let it show that I did not vote for this man, that he did not represent me, that I did not …

The real reason Ford abandoned its plant in Mexico has little to do with Trump

Ford chief executive Mark Fields said Tuesday the automaker was ditching its plans to open a factory in Mexico and instead expanding a Michigan plant, creating 700 more local jobs.<p>The next wave of workers in Flat Rock will build mostly self-driving and electric cars, including a hybrid Mustang. …

Donald Trump

The Future of Driving Is Now a Gold Rush

A crowded field of car companies, tech giants, and startups is racing to get self-driving cars into the hands of drivers ASAP.<p>Blink and you might …

There have now been over 540,000 electric vehicles sold in the U.S.

That’s according to a report published by EV charging network ChargePoint.<p>Electric vehicle sales in the U.S. are higher than they’ve ever been, according to a report published by ChargePoint, which operates more than 31,000 electric vehicle chargers in the U.S.<p>Between November 2015 and November …

Electric Vehicles

Honda and Alphabet Talk Driverless-Car Partnership

Under proposed partnership, companies would test Waymo’s sensors, computers and software in Honda’s vehicles<p>Waymo, the recently renamed Google self-driving car project, is in talks to collaborate with its second big auto partner.<p>Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday it is discussing testing Waymo’s …

Autonomous Cars

A brief history of Boxing Day

It’s a day we now associate with sales shopping and the enjoyment of Christmas dinner leftovers. But what is Boxing Day, and how was it historically …

Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain, and Even Hillary Clinton Respond to Jennifer Lawrence's Wage Gap Essay

The equal-pay conversation Lawrence started earlier this week continues.<p>Three days after <b>Jennifer Lawrence’s</b> essay about Hollywood’s wage gap hit the Internet, actors and even one presidential hopeful are continuing the conversation the Oscar winner bravely started.<p>“Brava, Jennifer,” <b>Hillary Clinton</b> …

How Stephen Colbert Is Bringing Religion to Late Night

With Oprah as the Late Show guest on Thursday, the two swapped favorite Bible verses and discussed the differences between “belief” and “faith.”<p>Stephen Colbert is a practicing Christian. He is an ordained minister. He teaches Sunday school. He is a person of deep faith and, more generally, of deep …

5 Weird Things That Happen When You Die

The good news: None of this will matter to you when it happens<p>Death is called the great unknown for a reason: Much of what happens after we kick the bucket remains a mystery.<p>But forensic experts at least know a few things that will happen to your body when you go belly-up. And they’re pretty damn …

Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 12 Jim Gaffigan Quotes

Comedian Jim Gaffigan will have you laughing and nodding as he riffs on the world of parenting.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Fatherly</i>.<p>If you’re …

The Art of Staying Focused in a Distracting World

The tech-industry veteran Linda Stone on how to pay attention<p>A longtime tech executive, <i>Linda Stone worked on emerging technologies at Apple and then Microsoft Research in the 1980s and ’90s. Fifteen years ago, she coined the term</i> continuous partial attention <i>to describe the modern predicament of</i> …

The Truth About Motherhood I Discovered Now That My Kids Are Grown

In the first year of motherhood ... soon this little girl will be a mommy too!<p>"I wasn't born your mother." I said this in another recent post. It seems like a no brainer, but somehow, between the time they exit our stretched-out, forever-changed bodies, until the time they begin to actually look …

Having a Baby Changes Everything

Remember those Johnson and Johnson commercials from a few years ago? Well, they're right:<p>Having a baby changes everything<p>I knew that once I got pregnant I would have to prepare myself for some major changes; a healthier diet, saving more money, etc. I even acknowledged the fact that my friendships …

Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Treat Other Diseases, Too

Efforts to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease have been disappointing so far. But there's a new generation of drugs in the works that researchers think might help not only Alzheimer's patients, but also people with Parkinson's disease and other brain disorders.<p>Previous efforts to treat …

Using Twitter as a data source: An overview of current social media research tools

The popularity of social media sites and the ease at which its data is available means these platforms are increasingly becoming primary sources for …

Hillary's shadow

After years as the former secretary of state’s loyal assistant, Huma Abedin is emerging as a campaign power center of her own.<p>Hillary Clinton had just wrapped a campaign event in the warehouse of the Smuttynose Brewery in New Hampshire in May, when the crowd began crushing in, reaching out for …

How The Children Of Working Moms Feel About Them Now

Working mothers are experiencing something of a heyday right now. One recent study from Harvard found that daughters who had working mothers grew up to accomplish more at work, earn more money and climb higher on the corporate ladder than the daughters of stay-at-home moms.<p>Not only that, but the …

Parenting

Report: Phil Mickelson Involved in Money Laundering, Gambling Operation

According to sources and court documents obtained by ESPN's <i>Outside the Lines</i>, Phil Mickelson was involved in the transfer of nearly $3 million as part of “an illegal gambling operation which accepted and placed bets on sporting events.”<p>Per this report, Mickelson has not been charged with a crime, …

The iPhone Is a Breakthrough Handheld Computer

One of the most important trends in personal technology over the past few years has been the evolution of the humble cellphone into a true handheld …

Batteries

Here's why the players at Wimbledon have to wear all white

The players must wear white. All white. It's tradition.<p>The All-England Club, where the tournament is played, takes this rule very seriously.<p>The dress code dates back to the 1800s, when tennis was played at social gatherings. The sight of sweat spots through colored clothing was thought unseemly, …

Tennis

8 Smart Things I Did as a Working Mom

I've made any number of mistakes as a mom, as my kids are only too happy to note. My personal favorite was the time that, from a business trip in Chicago, I decided my daughter was faking an illness, so I told her to get to school. When she protested that she was nauseated, I told her to "take a …

Everything You Need to Know About PayPal, Square Cash and Venmo

The check's in the mail? Try again. Peer-to-peer payment apps like Venmo and Square Cash mean no more excuses.<p>My sister and I keep a running tab with each other. She sent a bouquet of flowers for our cousin’s high school graduation; I owe her. I bought our Dad a dual-blade hedge trimmer for …

FinTech

Headline Writing With an NYT Guru

Podcast: Kyle Massey on what catches readers’ attention, and why the “paper of record” never would have written, “Headless Body in Topless Bar.”

'Silicon Valley,' Season 2 Finale: 'Two Days of the Condor'

I’m telling you right now, if you haven’t seen the episode, stop now and watch it before reading,<p><i>Welcome to the newest installment of our "Silicon Valley" Re/cap, where we connect HBO’s satire to the real world. Or, at least, Silicon Valley.</i><p>Well, that was a nail-biter of a season finale. Phew. It …

Silicon Valley