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Q&A: Why is the Turkish lira in freefall and should we worry?

Turkey’s currency is in freefall, its exports face US sanctions, inflation is rising but its president is defiant. So what’s going on in the country with 80 million inhabitants that is a key Nato ally?<p><b>What has happened to the currency?</b> The lira fell by one fifth against the dollar last week alone. …

Turkish Lira

An ode to the $22 undergarment that’s my anti-chub-rub secret weapon

The number-one thing I bully people into buying is a pair of $22 nude bike shorts that would look right at home in your grandma’s knicker drawer. …

Trump: Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling

President Trump suggested that Russia’s efforts to “sow discord or chaos” in the U.S. have been successful during a Fox News interview which aired …

Groupon Just Outdid Itself with This Amazing Costco Deal

Groupon has officially outdone itself with this deal, y’all. For a limited time, the popular discount service is offering a special package with new …

How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People — and Its Banks

Photography by Sergio Corvacho<p>Above, Anna Delvey.<p>It started with money, as it so often does in New York. A crisp $100 bill slipped across the smooth …

The Best Baking Cookbooks, According to Pastry Chefs and Professional Bakers

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Leadership

The Famous Soccer Player Hiding in Plain Sight in a California Bakery

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Most customers do not recognize the fit, well-dressed man walking around Tuts Bakery and Cafe, picking up used cups and dirty dishes. Why would they? And what would <i>he</i> be doing here?<p>They enter and gawk at the pastries artfully displayed under glass or stare at the big chalkboard …

Lebron James

Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Interview With One of America’s Last Living Slaves

<i>Their Eyes Were Watching God</i> is required reading in high schools and colleges and cited as a formative influence by Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. …

Black History

Angelina Jolie's Longtime Dermatologist Finally Shares Her Secrets

Angelina Jolie is one of the most most talked about stars on the planet. The Oscar-winning actress, director, humanitarian, and mother of six has …

Your cable company’s worst nightmare is a little box that only costs $40 on Amazon

It’s hard to believe that giant telecommunications company might be scared of a tiny little $40 box on Amazon, but believe us when we tell you that …

The Best Crab Cakes in America

They're some of the most succulent, memorable summer bites. Lucky for you, we've found the best crab cakes on every coast. Dig in!

Trump’s TV interview this morning is already being used to undermine him in court

Federal prosecutors have already cited Trump’s statement about Michael Cohen in a court filing.<p>In a new court filing regarding the Michael Cohen raids, Justice Department prosecutors in New York are citing President Donald Trump’s own words during his angry <i>Fox & Friends</i> interview Thursday morning — …

Donald Trump

This $18 Vanity Mirror Is Going Viral on Amazon — See Why It's So Cool

Beauty junkies, we have found your next necessary purchase. This Ovonni Vanity Makeup Mirror ($18) is up 21,000 percent in sales and for good reason — 83 percent of customers give it five stars, which is quite impressive. So why are buyers loving it so much?<p>For starters, the three-panel design …

Beauty

With a library of 500,000 movies and shows, SelectTV puts Netflix to shame

popsci shop<p>Get one year of service for just $19 and receive a free HDTV antenna.<p>Neither Netflix nor Hulu can claim to be the biggest entertainment library on the web. That accolade goes to SelectTV by FreeCast, an awesome cable-cutting platform that costs less than a coffee per month. You can get …

Online Life

Easy 9x13 Cobbler Recipes That'll Make Sure Everyone Gets Seconds

Because if we're being honest, the 8x8 is never really enough.<p>Though cobblers may be seen as an easy Southern classic, it takes the perfect balance …

12 Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

T<p><b>he actual sound of an “lol” is dead silence or a small puff of air through the nostrils</b>. In the 12 years I’ve been sending texts I know this to be …

Books

These are the best signature sandwiches in all 50 states (and DC)

51 signature winning sandwiches<p>Over the course of a year, 10Best and Sandwich America teamed up to find the best sandwich in each U.S. state and …

12 Craigslist alternatives to sell stuff, find a job, or get laid

The scary part about loving something is that you must eventually let it go.<p>The internet learned that lesson the hard way in March when Craigslist …

Disappointing photos show what 21 famous US attractions look like in real life

The US is filled with iconic natural wonders, historic sites, and over-the-top attractions. But not everything is always as it seems.<p>Keep scrolling to see what 21 major attractions in the US <i>actually</i> look like in real life.

New York City

Scientists Observed 1,500 Passengers to Discover the Secret to Not Getting Sick on a Plane

Airplanes are covered in germs. Here's scientists' top recommendation to avoid getting sick.<p>It doesn't take a scientific study to know airplanes (and airports) are cauldrons of germs. Cabin air might be filtered, but any frequent flyer can see that being knee to knee with a coughing traveling …

‘Midnight Express’ Hash Smuggler Billy Hayes on His Remorseful Return to Turkey

The film ‘Midnight Express’ did lasting damage to Turkey’s reputation. Billy Hayes writes about revisiting the place he was imprisoned, as chronicled …

The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Whether you’re looking for a captivating novel, a spine-tingling thriller, a fascinating investigation, or a poignant memoir, 2018's new book …

Beauty Editors Are Losing Their Minds Over This Miracle Product

We're blown away: somehow, a toner became the buzziest product circulating around beauty teams everywhere. Cue the gasps: a toner? Yes, and for good reason.<p>It's actually marketed as a lotion, which makes sense, because this shouldn't be in the same category as your standard witch hazel. Biologique …

One of the greatest mysteries surrounding Prince has been solved

When the public was informed of Prince’s untimely death, people immediately took to sharing videos of their favorite live performances to showcase …

Guitar

The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling.<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalize violence and human suffering, but …

You Can Carve Ina Garten's Zucchini Pancakes Recipe Onto My Tombstone

By Alyse Whitney<p>The world needs to know about these 5-ingredient veggie-packed pancakes.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the zucchini pancakes recipe that associate web editor Alyse Whitney just couldn't live</i> …

The Right Can't Fight the Future

While Trump and his cabinet loot the palace, the GOP has reckoning coming its way.<p>It seems axiomatic that the past and the future cannot exist at the …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Six of the best pancake recipes

The only recipes you need to sweeten up your pancake day, from a classic crepe with lemon and sugar to beetroot drop scones and a custard-filled stack<p>Prep <b>10-15 mi</b><b>n</b><br>Cook <b>2 min per pancake</b><br>Makes <b>18</b>

Breakfast