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The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

The future is disappearing: How humanity is falling short of its grand technological promise

Are you waiting for a world in which technology finally makes good on its promise? Don’t hold your breath<p>What I find most interesting about typical visions of the future isn’t all the fanciful and borderline magical technology that hasn’t been invented yet, but rather how much of it actually …

Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it.<p>For years now, that’s been a hugely popular …

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35 Hilarious Chinese Translation Fails

China is fascinating, and visiting it is bound to leave you with some amazing impressions. Sometimes, however, the English-speaking guests might have …

Why JetBlue does not need first class

JetBlue recently announced a seemingly minor change to its service—it is adding first class cabins on transcontinental flights. This will almost certainly add profit margin in the short run and increase options for customers. A “win-win,” to quote JetBlue CEO Dave Barger. But in the long run, we …

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I don’t hate millennials anymore!

So they don’t know John Hughes or the Cure or have a generational identity. This Gen Xer now sympathizes with Gen Y<p>Like many of my colleagues in the American academy, each fall I consult the Mindset List for entering college freshmen produced annually by Beloit College of Wisconsin. Designed to …

Articles about walter gropius hagerty house on Dwell.com - Dwell

Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture...<p>No nautical nonsense here. How Walter Gropius built the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States.<p>No nautical nonsense here. How Walter Gropius built the …

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