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Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner on Betty’s Surprise Fate and Don’s Post-Finale Life

Weiner spoke to Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith during Emmy weekend.<p>When <i>Mad Men</i> concluded this past May, most viewers likely considered Peggy and Joan to be the most inspiring, strong-willed females of the AMC drama. But on Emmy eve at the <i>Vanity Fair</i> Social Club, <i>Mad Men</i> …

The rejection letters of early-round investors who passed on Airbnb

Rejection isn’t the end of the road.<p>Just ask Brian Chesky, CEO of the home-rental site Airbnb. Chesky recently published a post on Medium including five rejection emails from Silicon Valley investors who passed on the opportunity to get in early at Airbnb. At the time, the fledgling company was …

Venture Capital

Laws / Regulations

Links - Laws/Regulations<p>§ 17550. Legislative findings, declarations and intent<p>(a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:<p>(1) Certain …

The Fourteen Colonies

Nova Scotia Colony had not sent<br>representatives to the Continental Congress<br>Studying this letter with the historical perspective we can see something …

100 Percent Is Overrated

People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant.<p>At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability around relinquishing that label. So the difference between telling a kid “You did a great job” and …

Self-improvement

Natalie Portman explains how “obliviousness” became her biggest asset at Harvard — and in life

<b>(Harvard University)</b><p>The Academy Award-toting actress told graduates she was “woefully unprepared” for both Harvard and “Black Swan”<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>May 28, 2015 4:54pm (UTC)<p>Natalie Portman returned to her alma mater, Harvard University, Wednesday to deliver a powerful commencement speech in which …

Natalie Portman

Mary Meeker's 2015 Internet Trends (Slides)

In the 20 years since the Netscape IPO, 39 percent of the world's population came online, up from .06 percent.<p>Two decades after 1995, the year of the Netscape IPO, the Internet population has exploded in size, it’s much more mobile, and it’s increasingly driven by user-created content and flexible …

6 Questions: Andi Stover of NOODLES ASTRAY

Live Feed's <b>NOODLES ASTRAY</b> opens at The Club @ La MaMa on March 6th. Writer and co-director, Andi Stover, took time out of rehearsals to answer 6 …

How Airbnb uses Machine Learning to Detect Host Preferences

At Airbnb we seek to match people who are looking for accommodation — guests — with those looking to rent out their place — hosts. Guests reach out …

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Calvin and Hobbes

Why We Melt at Puppy Pictures

Cute babies elicit caregiving behavior in humans—but why do we have the same response to the cute young of other species?<p>Things were great at home. Everyone was getting enough sleep, cleaning all the laundry and dishes, and keeping up with homework. So it seemed like the obvious time to upend it …

Cute

LendingClub Draws Competitors in Spades

Online marketplace raises revenue guidance as results beat estimates<p>The lending club is getting awfully crowded.<p>On Tuesday, LendingClub Corp. posted earnings above expectations, reporting a surge in new loans, even as it cited growing congestion in the industry.<p>Like OnDeck Capital, another online …

Loans

Bankruptcy Trustees Claw Back College Tuition Paid for Filers’ Kids

Several schools have paid up in an attempt to avoid lawsuits<p>Soaring college tuition payments are drawing attention from unexpected quarters: bankruptcy courts.<p>In a growing number of personal bankruptcy cases, trustees responsible for collecting money for creditors have moved to claw back tuition …

The Best Ways to Find Vacation Tours Online

Digital tricks for making your holiday more fun and flexible; a VIP Sistine Chapel tour or a bike ride in Bolivia<p>You book your air, hotel and car rental reservations online. Now there are finally better digital tools to book things to do once you get there, too.<p>The world of tours and activities is …

Shop and Lounge Like a VIP

Luxury labels create elaborate dressing rooms to woo big spenders and keep them shopping longer<p>Beverly Hills, Calif.<p>On a recent Wednesday, a trio of girlfriends spent several hours lounging in the sun, sipping Champagne and trying on clothes and shoes. Anyone who saw their suite, with its lush …

Louis Vuitton

New England Patriots Likely Deflated Footballs, Investigator Finds

Report says that quarterback Tom Brady was ‘at least generally aware’ of Patriots employees deflating footballs<p>The New England Patriots likely deflated footballs in January’s AFC Championship Game to gain a competitive edge, an independent investigator found.<p>A report by lawyer Ted Wells said that …

For Stanford’s Business School, Bay Area’s Pull Is Mixed Blessing

As more M.B.A.s stay put, new grads face limited networking opportunities elsewhere<p>Stanford University’s tech-heavy alumni network, close ties to Silicon Valley and nearby pool of venture investors attract top M.B.A. students. Trouble is, those students don’t leave.<p>More than half of recent …

Silicon Valley

The social science guide to picking a career you'll love

What the best scientific research tells us is that we often look for the wrong things in job searches: what we <i>think</i> will make us happy at work is very different from what will <i>actually</i> make us happy. It's little wonder, then, that over half of Americans are unhappy with their jobs.<p>So here’s a …

Wealth and Income Taxes on the Rich-Becker

We are resuming our weekly entries. Sorry for any inconvenience we caused.<p>The Occupy Wall Street movement has not expressed clear goals, but it does …

15 Genius Style Hacks That Will Save You Time Every Day

You forgot to take your sweater to the cleaners. Now what?<p>The dryer's heat releases moisture from the ice cubes, which helps loosen up wrinkles, while the tumbling dries things up and makes everything smooth.<p>Simply wrap the tape around your hand and pat your garment down to remove pet hair and lint.<p>…

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

Northern Lights

The surprising downsides of being drop dead gorgeous

Good looks can get you far in life, but psychologists say there are unrecognised pitfalls for the beautiful. David Robson reports.<p>Can you be too beautiful? It is hardly a problem that most of us have to contemplate – as much as we might like to dream that it were the case.<p>Yet the blessings and …