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Richard Linklater - Interview Magazine

ANYTHING THAT CONFIRMS FOR ME THE TRANSITORY NATURE OF REALITY ISN’T BAD. IT’S A GOOD LESSON IN HUMAN HUBRIS. RICHARD LINKLATER<p>When, in 1989, …

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

Why Introverts Are The New Power Players In The Digital Age

You might even call it the “revenge of the nerds.” After decades of being ignored and run over during the eras of in-your-face marketing and one-way conversations, introverts are becoming the power players of the Digital Age.<p>Today’s successful marketing is an environment that favors thoughtfulness …

Pratt Lecture Series: Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour

Pinterest’s Analytics Dashboard Will Give Businesses Deeper Audience Pinsights

Pinterest began experimenting with promoted pins–its first foray into monetization–about a year ago. The social network followed up Tuesday by offering a new analytics dashboard for businesses.<p>The analytics tool will give businesses insights into audience numbers and mobile traffic for the first …

Mapping our lives: the importance of lifelong health studies

Of all health studies that focus directly on human beings, those that follow participants from birth to death are among the most compelling. Their sheer unwieldiness – keeping track and making sense of entire messy, unpredictable lifetimes – is staggering.<p>Last month, Google X – the company’s …

Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison

If you have any interest at all in diet, obesity, public health, diabetes, epidemiology, your own health or that of other people, you will probably be aware that sugar, not fat, is now considered the devil's food. Dr Robert Lustig's book, Fat Chance: The Hidden Truth About Sugar, Obesity and …

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

Bustle, one year later: Bryan Goldberg’s website for women is hugely successful.

In a moment of desperation one night this June, I opened my laptop, typed “Bachelorette rumors” into Google, clicked on the most tantalizing hit, and …

From Mars

A young man’s adventures in women’s publishing.<p>This spring, Jenny Hollander, a twenty-three-year-old Columbia Journalism School student, sent out her résumé for summer internships. “Where didn’t I apply?” Hollander, who is from the U.K., said recently. “BuzzFeed, Mashable, the Fiscal Times, a lot …

Instagram Announces Account Insights, Ad Insights, Ad staging

Instagram today announced three new business tools to help brands build their following on the social network: Account insights, Ad insights, and Ad staging. The Facebook-owned company says the new suite will be rolled out “over the coming weeks and months,” but wouldn’t provide details regarding …

8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working from home isn’t for everyone. To be successful, you must be disciplined, motivated, and -- above all else -- a self-starter.<p>It's been relatively easy for me, because I’m motivated by the reality that my success or failure rests …

Instagram Bolsters Ad Analytics Offerings - Are More Advertisements to Follow?

Instagram users: prepare for a side of Taco Bell ads to accompany your endless stream of washed out brunch photos.<p>The Facebook-owned photosharing company announced yesterday that it is rolling out a suite of brand new ad analytics tools. The tools – account insights, ad insights, and ad staging – …

The Top 25 Most Innovative Companies 2014

Tony Judt’s Life with ALS: A Reading List

The Ice Bucket challenge raised millions for ALS research, not to mention awareness about the disease: the motor neuron disorder, also known as Lou …

The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit

For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until …

Rocky Mountains

Is Global Instability Making Urban Life Tougher?

Are cities worldwide really becoming less livable?<p>An annual report released this week that got lots of media attention says yes, but the report also …

Forbes Releases 2014 Highest-Paid Models List with Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima and More

<b>2014’s Money Girls</b>–Business publication Forbes has released its annual ranking of The World’s Highest-Paid Models and we see some familiar faces as …

With its new music magazine, Medium still doesn't know if it's a platform or publication. And that's OK.

When discussing the newest crop of media startups, journalists often bring up the dichotomy of "platform vs publication."<p>Sites like Twitter are …

Unfilled Rana Plaza Fund Exposes Fashion's Lack of Accountability

The unfilled Rana Plaza compensation fund exposes the fashion industry’s inability to hold brands accountable for their actions, even when those …

The Crooked Ladder

The criminal’s guide to upward mobility.<p>In 1964, the anthropologist Francis Ianni was introduced to a man in a congressional waiting room. His name was Philip Alcamo. People called him Uncle Phil, and he was, in the words of the person who made the introduction, “a business leader from New York …

The Multimillion Dollar Quest To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Coffee crusaders, backed by caffeine-buzzed venture capitalists, are taking aim at Starbucks with a $7 cup of joe. And you might even consider buying it.<p>On a Thursday morning in May, a man and a woman roll into a midtown Manhattan office with two James Bond–looking suitcases.<p>They slither over to …

Top Paid Nikkei 225 Female Leader Shows Japan Gender Hurdles

Only one female executive made it to the top-earner list of Japan’s Nikkei 225 companies last year. She is an American who lives in New York.<p>Nicole …

San Francisco Office Rents Seen Topping Manhattan in 2015

San Francisco is poised to surpass Manhattan as the most expensive U.S. office market next year as technology companies extend a surge in leasing, …