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The Summer Kobe Bryant Made 100,000 Shots

Not taken. Made.<p>I first met Kobe Bean Bryant in the summer of 2007. He had just turned 29. He owned three NBA championship rings, two scoring titles, and the record for the second most points ever scored in a game, 81.<p>And he was universally disliked.<p>By players, by fans, by the press. Even by people …

While Donald Trump Was Talking, the Supreme Court Was Putting Our World at Risk

Are we equipped to deal with the climate crisis?<p>While we were all fascinated by the antics of a vulgar talking yam, the Supreme Court threw a dead fish into the president's efforts to do something (<i>anything</i>!) about the crisis unfolding in the world's climate.<p>The 5-to-4 vote, with the court's four …

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11 Cringe-Worthy 'Sexual Regret' Posts on Reddit

The secondhand embarrassment is strong.<p>If this Reddit thread is to be believed, the world is filled with <i>a lot</i> of sexual regret. Most of the thread is filled with secondhand embarrassment, so to spare you, we picked the 11 most regretful instances of the lot.<p><b>1. Masturbation missteps.</b> "Rubbing …

Relationships

11 Things Guys Really Hope Women Don't Notice During Sex

Nobody really has a gym bod.<p><b>1. The</b> <b>O-face.</b> The reason we tend to bury our face in the nape of a girl's neck when we orgasm is because at that moment in time, our face looks like we bit into a lemon while our penis has a seizure. It is something no one needs to see.<p><b>2. That weird sweat smell.</b> It …

Creative people’s brains really do work differently

What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist and creativity researcher Frank X. Barron set about finding out. Barron conducted a series of experiments on some of his generation’s most renowned thinkers in an attempt to isolate the unique spark of …

Creativity

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Hard Lessons I Learned From Repeatedly Faking Marriage

In which I pretend to tie the knot. Over and over again.<p>The Last Marriage Begins<p>The first time I referred to my most recent Significant Other as "wife," the lawn crew at our apartment complex had just destroyed her newly sprouted herbs—"my babies," she called them—with their indiscriminate, …

Russia and China May Be Creating Their Own Jason Bourne Super Soldiers

How will the Pentagon respond?<p>The United States' most powerful geopolitical adversaries are already working on something America is reluctant to: Enhanced Human Operations (EHO).<p>EHOs entail modifying the body and the brain itself, creating what some have called "super soldiers." At a press …

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Is Martin Baron the Best News Editor of All Time?

Most all of his colleagues, present and former, sure seem to think so.<p><b>"</b><i>I not only think he's one of the best editors that I've ever known, but I consider him a close friend and I'm nuts about him."—Dean Baquet, Executive Editor,</i> The New York Times<p><i>"He personifies the purest form of journalism. You</i> …

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The 75 Skills Everyone Should Master

A person can be expert in nothing, but they must be practiced in many things. Skills. You don't have to master them all at once. You simply have to collect and develop a certain number of skills as the years tick by. People count on you to come through. That's why you need these, to start.<p>A person …

America is so polarized we can’t even come together on popular ideas like paid family leave

<i>“I’m the sole provider for my kids and have to work all the time to make ends meet, so I don’t get a lot of time with them, even holidays or birthdays.” —</i><i>Ellissa, Missouri</i><p>Though Ellissa’s story is unfortunately all too common, the tide on work-family policy seems to be turning. Polls show a …

Paid Leave

Yes, China e-commerce is huge—here’s what not to do if you’re a foreign company trying to get in

Early last month, I took a ferry from Shanghai to Zhoushan, a group of islands some 100 km (62 miles) to the southeast. The Shenying was a rust bucket of a boat, and on board I spotted a young female customer buying a 10-yuan ($1.60) packet of instant noodles, despite not having any cash with …

eCommerce

Oxford's Word of the Year Is an Emoji, and Now We're Writing About It, and That Was the Point

Ah, Internet.<p>The esteemed minds at Oxford Dictionaries have unveiled their choice for 2015 Word of the Year, and for the first time ever, it's not even a word. It's an emoji. It seems strange, since if anyone would know what the definition of the word <i>word</i> is, you'd think it would be dictionary …

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我们变成了无法离开手机的行尸走肉,手机社交成为现代人生活的中心,以至于我们无法关注别人的需要,也对自己真实的处境茫然无措。懒癌晚期,每天不健康的饮食加上缺少运动的生活方式,让我们的身体臃肿不堪。你是如何变胖的,你真的知道吗?挤地铁时人潮如海,可是我们真知道自己人生的方向吗?在娱乐至死的时代,每天让大 …

There Is Only One Way to Defeat ISIS

We must hold accountable our Middle Eastern "allies"—the states and bankers and political elites—who persist in funding mass murder.<p>There was a strange stillness in the news on Saturday morning, a Saturday morning that came earlier in Paris than it did in Des Moines, a city in Iowa, one of the …

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