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Joe Biden recalls lessons learned as the only white lifeguard at city pool in 1962

The summer of 1962 stretched out with possibility before 19-year-old Joe Biden, who was home from college in Wilmington, Del. Though it was the last of his teen years, he didn’t spend it carousing at the local bars, wandering the sands of Rehoboth Beach or driving to Atlantic City.<p>Instead, he took …

Joe Biden

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.

Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company.<p>Mr. Kalanick’s exit came under pressure after hours of …

Venture Capital

In Defense Of Kevin Durant And The Warriors

<i>Editor's note: This story was syndicated from Time.com.</i><p>Loyalty is on trial these days, all over our screens and smack in our faces. The two biggest …

Basketball

How 'Wonder Woman' Tackles the Superhero Movie's Greatest Foe: Sexism

Four ways that this blockbuster's Amazon warrior takes on condescending gender stereotypes – and comes out a winner<p><i>Wonder Woman</i> is the first …

'You may as well kill us': Human cost of India's meat 'ban'

<b>The government's crackdown on meat shops in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has left many traders and butchers without much work and money. The BBC's Vikas Pandey meets them in Allahabad city.</b><p>"I have no money since my shop shut two weeks ago. I don't know how to feed my children and …

India

Pinterest acquires Jelly, a truly terrible search engine

Dud from a Stone<p>Pinterest said today that it has acquired Jelly, a bad 4-year-old search engine, for an undisclosed sum. Jelly, which was created by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, tried to reimagine search as a social question-and-answer network. Instead of relying on Google for hard-to-answer …

Why We Needed 'Logan' to Kill the Modern Superhero Movie

Hugh Jackman's last stand as Wolverine puts a stake in the heart of the genre – and sets the stage for its bigger, stronger rebirth<p>It started with …

Comics

Was this the Trump that could win in 2020?

Forty days into his term, the president won acclaim for delivering a presidential speech.<p>President Donald Trump cleared a low bar: He read proficiently off a teleprompter, he looked human as he spurred long applause for the widow of the Navy SEAL killed in the raid he ordered, he didn’t get into a …

Donald Trump

Where has the creativity gone in web (and UX) design?

Take a moment to think about the sites you’ve visited today. Have any of them stood out to you as being <i>unique</i> in their design? If I had to put money …

Bush Talks Trump, Describes 'Pretty Ugly' Political Climate In Pair Of Interviews

It started out a simple, human interest story featuring a former president and his post-White House hobby — painting watercolors of world leaders, and now, portraits of American soldiers, wounded during military service.<p>But before long, that president, George W. Bush, made real news by doing …

Donald Trump

Warner Bros.' new 'La La Land' tour stop is cute, but we found a real-life Mia at the studio Starbucks

In “La La Land,”<p>Emma Stoneplays an aspiring actress so in love with Hollywood that she gets a day job in a coffee shop on a studio lot just so she can be in proximity to the movie business.<p>“I love this stuff,” she says in the film, walking past old sets on the<p>Warner Bros.backlot. “Makes coming to …

Coffee

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

The country that tourism has taken by surprise

What happens to an economy when a country has a sudden and unexpected influx of tourists? Iceland offers intriguing lessons about the impact on cities, the environment and even food supply.<p>A girl scoops up a huge dollop of sticky white mud and ladles it into the hands of her friend, who smiles and …

McDonald's

Critics reveal the film they want to win best picture

BBC Culture asked critics from around the world to make the case for each of the nine films in contention to win the best picture prize at the 2017 Academy Awards.<p><b>Arrival</b><p>Discounting the fake movie that provided Argo with its title, no science fiction film has ever won the Oscar for best picture. …

Filmmaking

Nintendo Switch isn't just a console, it's a 127-year saga that began with a deck of cards

To explain where the idea for the Nintendo Switch came from, Yoshiaki Koizumi puts his hand into his jacket pocket and pulls out a Nintendo-themed …

Gaming

The Sad State of Rock at the Grammys

How did the genre that once dominated popular music fall from such great heights? The year 1991 may have the answers.<p>It was a rough night for rock. Megadeth, the Grammy winner for Best Metal Performance, walked to the stage to the tune of “Master of Puppets,” a song that’s actually by another band, …

Music

Republicans Begin to Break With President Trump

For the first time in his presidency, Donald Trump is facing significant criticism from Republican officials and conservative groups who are rattled …

These smart glasses automatically focus on what you’re looking at

They could become available in two to three years<p>When Carlos Mastrangelo hit his early 50s, he started suffering from a vision problem many people have as they age: he couldn’t focus up close anymore and so, his eye doctor told him, he needed to wear glasses whenever he wanted to read a book.<p>“I …

Rechargeable Batteries

The intolerance of the left: Trump's win as seen from Walt Disney's hometown

Ivy League graduates micromanaging the country – that’s how some in Marceline, Missouri, saw the status quo. In his native midwest, Thomas Frank investigates how the president won support despite local misgivings<p>Liberal Americans like to think we know the answer to a lot of things – including why …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

By age 6, girls are less likely than boys to think that they can be brilliant, study shows

Why do so few women end up in physics, mathematics and other fields traditionally associated with "brilliance"? Part of the answer may lie in what happens to girls by the time they're out of kindergarten.<p>A new study finds that 6-year-old girls are less likely than boys to think members of their own …

Gender

I trained myself to be less busy — and it dramatically improved my life

My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.<p>I am a robot, programmed to obliterate my to-do list. During the day, I direct a research laboratory, write papers, and teach classes as a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. Come 4:30 pm, I run a kid …

Let’s Not Make The Oscar Race The Story Of ‘La La Land’ Vs. ‘Moonlight’

Three years ago, film writer Mark Harris perfectly summed up how conversations about Best Picture nominees tend to go down. He called it The Balls Argument, and it goes like this: “If Academy voters had any balls, they would give the Best Picture Oscar to ‘X.’ However, Academy voters have no balls. …

Trump administration removes apology for historic mass government discrimination against LGBTI employees

The Trump administration sparked fury from gay activists after it removed from its state department's website an apology for past discrimination towards the LGBTI community.<p>Former secretary of state John Kerry published an apology on the website earlier this month for his department’s past …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

22 Short Novels You Can Finish on Your Next Flight

You can read some of our favorite fiction from the past 50 years in less time than it takes to fly from one coast to the other.<p>Yes, <i>Gatsby</i>. Yes, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>. Yes, <i>The Stranger</i> and <i>Ethan Frome</i>. But (theoretically) you already read those classic shorties in high school, right? And while we …

Literature

Galloway on Film: The Romance of the Word

Thirty years ago, Steven Spielberg warned us not to lose our love of words. Sadly, nobody paid attention.<p>In March 1987, after a rip-roaring beginning …

Andrew Garfield admits his Spider-Man films were ‘compromised’

Andrew Garfield speaks candidly about his experience playing the webslinger in the 'Amazing Spider-Man' films.<p>Andrew Garfield has spoken candidly …

Spider-Man

CSSReference.io is a gorgeous visual guide to CSS

The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. <i>You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder</i>. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide you through the often confusing and contradictory technology used to style and illustrate webpages, …

CSS

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps