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The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t

For years he used fake identities to charm women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then his victims banded together to take him down.<p>By the spring of 2016, Missi Brandt had emerged from a rough few years with a new sense of solidity. At 45, she was three years sober and on the leeward side …

Diverting Class Warfare Into Generational Warfare

President Donald Trump leaves after speaking about newly passed tax reform legislation during an event December 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: …

The stoned housewives of Washington, DC

When marijuana was legalised, many began experimenting. But a quirk in the law left them in for a surprise<p>One Wednesday morning this autumn, an …

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Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’<p>Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he …

The Web began dying in 2014, here's how

Before the year 2014, there were many people using Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Today, there are still many people using services from those three tech giants (respectively, GOOG, FB, AMZN). Not much has changed, and quite literally the user interface and features on those sites has remained …

Fantastic infographic of cannabis strains

Boing Boing pal Jody Radzik designed this incredible infographic of marijuana strains for Berkeley, California's Patient’s Care Collective who claim …

The Doom Loop of Modern Liberalism

Diversity and equality seem tragically incompatible in the world today. Here’s why.<p>Here are three trends that are often discussed in isolation:<p>The low birth rates of advanced economies<p>The rise of a xenophobic anti-immigration politics<p>The fragility of the welfare state<p>While these subjects might seem …

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Inside China’s quest to become the global leader in AI

<i>Edward Tse is the founding chief executive of the consulting firm Gao Feng Advisory Company. He has worked with the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Chinese government on state-owned enterprise reform.</i><p>SHANGHAI — If all goes as planned, China hopes to be the world leader in artificial …

How American Politics Became So Exhausting

In a new book, the writer Alan Jacobs looks at why it’s impossible for people who disagree to hold a civilized conversation.<p>Alan Jacobs is something of an internet enigma. The Baylor University professor describes himself as a conservative Christian with some “very liberal” political views. In his …

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The Decline of the Midwest's Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies

And there could be far-reaching consequences for the national economy too.<p>Four floors above a dull cinder-block lobby in a nondescript building at the Ohio State University, the doors of a slow-moving elevator open on an unexpectedly futuristic 10,000-square-foot laboratory bristling with …

One Thing Coca-Cola, Geico and Under Armour Are Doing That Every Company Should Do Today

Copy these highly successful content marketing strategies to build your billion-dollar brand.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Billion-dollar brands inspire us; they give us the proof that "the sky isn't the limit." They raise the bar and help move us to bigger levels of …

This Weed Olive Oil Makes Everything Better

Even pizza.<p>On a recent mild mid-summer night, my friends gathered in a Los Angeles backyard for a pizza party. Some people brought the host wine. I brought the host drugs—in the form of Pot d'Huile, a California-grown, cannabis-infused olive oil. Pizza was made, wine was poured, and weed was …

Why the Arpaio Pardon Matters

The president chose to pardon a public official using state power for racist ends.<p>Presidents issue pardons for a wide variety of reasons. The highest-profile pardon cases, though not the most numerous, are political:<p>The first President Bush pardoned several officials who took part in the Reagan-era …

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Tech Hunters: How the Walkman changed the way we listen to music

Today, billions of people have access to portable music, mostly thanks to smartphones. The world's music catalog is at our fingertips thanks to Spotify, Apple and Amazon's online store, but it's not always been that easy. It wasn't until 1979 that music lovers could finally get their hands on a …

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Three views of New York that are rarely seen

New Yorkers share their favourite skyline views as seen from local transportation – and explain what the city means to them.<p><i>Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, or follow us on</i> <i>Twitter</i> <i>and</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <b>sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter</b><i>,</i> …

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​G Suite: The new Google office in the cloud

Google isn't just consolidating its end-user cloud services, it's integrating them into a smarter, more useful cloud office suite.<p>Google's end-user …

How We Can Kill the Crossover and Make Cars Cool Again

Praise the lower.<p>You want to hear a depressing fact about the modern auto industry? No? Too late, I'm going to tell you anyway. The modern auto industry isn't really an auto industry. It's a truck-and-crossover industry. In fact, almost six out of ten "cars" sold so far this year aren't cars at …

Everything Your Weed Guy Knows About Weed Is Probably Wrong

Meet Canada's foremost weed expert: Al The Alchemist.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Last week the Liberal government in Canada announced the creation of its Legalization Task Force. Composed of doctors, politicians, addiction experts, and cops, it has the people with the expertise—in …

29 Movies From the 1980s You Need to Watch Again

Some movies just never get old. These movies from the '80s are ones that we can watch literally any time. If you haven't seen these in a while, it's …

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'Ready Player One' Is A Visually Dazzling Satire Of Consumer Culture<p>Vince Mancini reviews Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One,' a film so dazzling …

Photos of Young People in Communist Romania Letting Loose

Vali Pană spent the 1970s hiking around the Carpathian Mountains.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Romania.</i><p>I first saw Vali Pană's photos on Facebook. They instantly caught my eye, because they showed me a Romania I never knew. Far from the gray socialist blocks that make up the cliché of an …

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Canadian Pot Dealers Are Freaking Out About Legalization

Legalization is going to put a lot of casual Canadian weed dealers out of business. We asked them how they are going to transition out of the black market.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>From Liberal Party insiders to pharmacists, many Canadians stand to gain from the legalization of …

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Google Nexus phones won’t run pure Android anymore

Will Google make its own Nexus phones in the future? No, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Walt Mossberg during an interview at the Code Conference. And, …

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Remembering Bob Dylan and John Lennon's Drugged-Out Limo Ride

By May 1966, John Lennon and Bob Dylan had become the only serious candidates for the newly conceived "Spokesman of a Generation" title. At the …

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A GOP congressman says he used medical marijuana while in office

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) just made a striking admission: Speaking to a group of marijuana activists on Capitol Hill, Rohrabacher said he had recently turned to medical marijuana to help deal with arthritis pain, and it worked.<p>Two weeks ago, Rohrabacher said, he tried a topical …

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Over-the-Rhine: Cincinnati's booming foodie neighborhood

Built in the 19th century by German immigrants, the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood gradually slipped into decay before falling into some serious hard times. But an urban renewal program helped revitalize this historic area just north of downtown, turning it into a hub of the city's culinary …