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The Full Revolution of Nicki Minaj

<i>Taken from the autumn/winter issue of Dazed. You can buy a copy of our latest issue here.</i><p>“You know what?” Nicki Minaj says, catching a laugh in the back of her throat. “This era will be a billion times more epic than anything ‘Anaconda’ could have delivered. I think this era will definitely be the …

The Ruthless Lives of ‘Social Influencers’

Influencers’ social media feeds may look cool and sexy, but behind the pretty pictures lies a ruthlessly efficient combining of advertising, product …

Public Relations

Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City

Before a single raindrop fell, Alan Leidner knew the waters could rise and throw the city into darkness. On this point, the maps were as clear as a …

What My Off-Season Was Really Like

I know why you’re probably here. There’s been a lot out there in the media about me this off-season — about my teammates, about our team. And I’ll …

Pete Carroll

The Hacker Who Cared Too Much

One afternoon in a modest, hilltop home in West Hartford, Connecticut, Linda Pelletier, a sandy-blond mother of four, opened a greeting card from her …

The Psychedelic Revolution Is Being Led by a 79-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

George Sarlo is throwing cash at research into how drugs like magic mushrooms can help people overcome trauma like his own.<p>Deep in the Mexican jungle, in a village so remote it's only accessible by boat, 74-year-old venture capitalist George Sarlo waited to meet his father.<p>It was the fall of 2012, …

University of California

What It's Like To Be 19-Years-Old and Then, Suddenly, A Millionaire

Behind the scenes at the NBA Draft, where the night only starts when your name is called.<p>A 19-year-old sits at a round table near the stage and watches as three other teenagers and a 20-year-old become professional basketball players—and millionaires. Then he hears his name. "With the fifth pick in …

Basketball

4 Powerful Body Language Habits of Confident People

An intriguing interview with the Body Language Doctor reveals 4 simple nonverbal-communication tips to build up your confidence and leadership skills.<p>Quite often, I get new books coming across my desk by authors and thought-leaders asking to be interviewed for my column. One that caught my …

Body Language

A New Theory of How the Moon Formed

The Moon has been a point of fascination in almost every culture since apes decided that walking was a pretty neat idea, honored with innumerable …

How Lego clicked: the brand that reinvented itself | Johnny Davis

The revival of Lego has been hailed as the greatest turnaround in corporate history, ousting Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand. Johnny Davis reports<p>From its founding in 1932 until 1998, Lego had never posted a loss. By 2003 it was in big trouble. Sales were down 30% year-on-year and it was …

Lego

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,” says Charles Hillman, a psychology professor at Northeastern University who has spent decades …

The Brain

Prince William on Diana, Princess of Wales

In the most candid interview he has ever given, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge speaks to <i>GQ</i>'s Alastair Campbell almost 20 years on from that …

The History of Video Gaming Consoles - Full

The full series on the history of gaming consoles

Gaming

Science Explains Why Stinky Cheese Tastes So Good

I love some good stinky cheese. Stinky cheese can often carry a pungency so strong that consuming it takes on a perverse appeal. I realize this affection can be difficult to rationalize for skeptics.<p>Ask different people how they feel about certain stinky cheeses and you’ll see a wide array of …

Managing Connections Is Now an Essential Life Skill. Step Up Your Hustle With These 7 Tips

The fundamentals of relationship management are essential hallmarks of powerful influencers.<p>So you want to be an influencer and thought leader? It may shock you that the linchpin to having more influential relationships rests not in some secret funnel app or technology but, rather, a deeper …

Marketing

A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.02.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>As he was brushing his teeth …

April Fools' Day 2017: the best (and worst) pranks

Topsy-turvy day<p>April 1st — a day colloquially known as “April Fools’ Day” or “the worst holiday ever” — isn’t even until tomorrow, but because the month of April starts on a Saturday this year, all the #brands are already out in force to pollute the internet celebrate the occasion with a bunch of …

We examined more than 1,300 journalist killings between 2002 and 2013. Here’s what we learned.

Reporting the news from a war zone is a risky business. But just how many members of the media are killed — and what does that tell us about the trajectory for how countries view human rights?<p>To look at these questions more closely, we collected data on killings of journalists and media personnel …

Escape to another world

As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are dropping out of the job market to spend their time in an alternate reality. …

University of Chicago

Fake news: Five French election stories debunked

<b>There is little over a month before the first round of the French election. "Fake news" seeking to distort France's political conversation is increasingly seen as a threat to the democratic process.</b><p>The BBC is working in collaboration with CrossCheck, a journalism project set up by First Draft News …

Daylight saving time began Sunday: 7 things to know about “springing forward”

Why do we need to “save” daylight hours in the summer?<p>At 2 am on Sunday, March 11, daylight saving time began. We set our clocks forward one hour, and the change has pushed sunsets later into the evening hours and sunrises later into the morning hours. The cost is that “springing forward” …

Time Management

The Slave Who Outwitted George Washington

<i>Erica Armstrong Dunbar</i>| Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave Ona Judge | <i>Atria / 37 Ink</i> | <i>March 2017</i> | <i>19 minutes</i> …

Mount Vernon

5 Global Scandals That Have Nothing to Do with Donald Trump

Controversies involving President Donald Trump continue to generate global headlines. But there are plenty of other political scandals in the world …

South Korea

High Noon’s Secret Backstory

In this adaptation from his new book, High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic (Bloomsbury), Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Glenn Frankel reveals how power and politics shaped—and almost scuttled—a cinematic landmark.<p>It is one of Hollywood’s most iconic images: a …

The Business of Gaming

A couple of years ago, I saw something that left a big impression on me.<p>Well, I didn’t see it so much as I <i>felt</i> it.<p>I was standing in a packed Madison …

eSports

Space Poop Problem-Solvers Take Home Cash Prizes From NASA

On Wednesday morning, NASA rewarded five members of the public — two doctors, a dentist, an engineer and a product designer — for their creative ideas for how to poop in a spacesuit.<p>Yes, it sounds a little bit funny. But unmet toilet needs could have life or death consequences for an astronaut in …

Waste Management

Anatomy of a miracle: How the Patriots came back from the dead

Zero-point-two percent. Two in a thousand. The New England Patriots stunned the St. Louis Rams to win the first Super Bowl of the Bill Belichick-Tom …

NFL

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

Holy Crap, This Map Of Trump’s Business Network Is Terrifying

Where to begin?<p>Trump has an extraordinary number of business ties. But just how complex is his network–and how big are the potential conflicts of interest? In a word: Yuuuge!<p>Designer Kim Albrecht created two visualizations that map Trump’s network from a macro and micro perspective. They’re based …

Wilbur Ross

The Secret to Keeping Your Goals When You Have Zero Willpower

Don't worry, this is not another New Year's resolutions how-to article. This is a beautiful challenge to be accepted, a desperate call to action, and …