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Why the Shutdown Is Leading to Debt Default; or, What Happens When You Take Hostages Without a Plan

The federal government shutdown, while important, is a dry run for the potentially cataclysmic debt-ceiling standoff. What does it portend? Evidence …

Make a Moss Terrarium for Low-Maintenance Greenery

If you want some greenery in your home or office but you're not too keen on, or skilled at, tending a high-maintenance plant, a moss terrarium is a …

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> …

Why Technology Is So Addictive, and How You Can Avoid Tech Burnout

We're surrounded by gadgets that demand our attention, constantly fragmenting our ability to properly focus on the task at hand. Living with …

Information Overload

Confused Old Man Theorizes That Twerking Causes Rape

Sorry to burst your long weekend bubble, culture denizens, but tired opinions on Miley Cyrus's dance at the VMA's and What It Means For Women/White …

The NFL's Cellar Dwellers

It's time to kick off our team-by-team preview with a look at the clubs that will be vying for the no. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft<p>I‘m done with the …

The Preseason Wrap

From the Jets' QB situation to the Arizona OL, the injury bug seems to be sweeping through the NFL<p>The third weekend of NFL preseason action is …

Use An Xbox 360 Controller On Your Mac [OS X Tips]

After we reported on Steam’s new Big Picture beta coming to the Mac, we got a reader question that I figured it’d be good to write a tip on.<p>Playing games on your Mac is great fun of course, and all of them use the keyboard and/or mouse to control the games being played. However, with AirPlay …

Conquest of Cool by Thomas Frank, excerpt

"Frequently brilliant."<i>—Publishers Weekly</i><p>"Perhaps the most unfashionable man ever to appear in <i>Details.</i>"—Roger Trilling, <i>Details</i><p>"[Frank is] perhaps the …

Modern Warfare

The video-game industry is currently waiting with bated breath for the release of Titanfall, the new sci-fi shoot-’em-up project from developers Vincent Zampella and Jason West. The game, which will be the talk of this week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, is expected to be big—Zampella and West …

Change the World

Silicon Valley transfers its slogans—and its money—to the realm of politics.<p>In 1978, the year that I graduated from high school, in Palo Alto, the name Silicon Valley was not in use beyond a small group of tech cognoscenti. Apple Computer had incorporated the previous year, releasing the first …

O.K., Glass

Confessions of a Google Glass Explorer.<p>On a weekday afternoon in late June, a nondescript forty-year-old man in beige shorts, a blue Penguin sports shirt, and what appears to be a pair of shale-colored architect’s glasses with parts of the frame missing gets on an uptown No. 6 train at Union Square …

How the Obama campaign won the race for voter data

By Dan Balz<p>Dan Balz<p>Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency and Congress<p>Email Bio Follow<p>From the moment Barack Obama took the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009, and every day thereafter, his team was always preparing for the 2012 campaign. Everyone said Obama’s 2008 operation …

Sex and the Dystopia

<i>by Anne Helen Petersen</i><p>Television critic Emily Nussbaum has an outstanding piece on <i>Sex and the City — </i>and how it lost its “good name” — in this week’s</i> …

Bill Gates Just Put A Hit Out On John Golden And David Coffey

This strikes me as a really, really effective way to assess the pedagogical content knowledge of new teachers: critique the pedagogy of the Khan …