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See the TIME 100 in One Minute

This year’s list of the TIME 100 Most Influential People features pioneering comedian Tiffany Haddish, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and Microsoft CEO …

Adam Rippon

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

Crime

Tipster’s Warning to F.B.I. on Florida Shooting Suspect: ‘I Know He’s Going to Explode’

The warnings that law enforcement officials received about Nikolas Cruz were anything but subtle.<p>“I know he’s going to explode,” a woman who knew Mr. Cruz said on the F.B.I.’s tip line on Jan. 5. Her big worry was that he might resort to slipping “into a school and just shooting the place up.” …

Crime

What to watch in 2018

As the new year begins, here are the smartest predictions of what's coming in politics, tech and business in 2018.<p><b>The big picture:</b> In many ways 2018 …

North Korea

The 11 best books of 2017

From The Idiot to The Odyssey.<p>As we draw to the close of 2017, the year that looked at much-reviled 2016 and said, “Hold my beer,” right before it killed the “hold my beer” meme dead, we do have at least one thing to be thankful for: books. 2017 brought us books of rage and comfort and resentment …

Books

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind,</i> …

Books

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

Annie Leibovitz on 5 Images That Have Shaped Her Career

A few minutes into my conversation with Annie Leibovitz, she informs me that my premise is bogus. The terms she uses are gentler, but my idea—to discuss five or so individual pictures from her new book, <i>Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005–2016</i>, and give a behind-the-scenes sense of what goes into …

Annie Leibovitz

Here's what the new Disney/Fox merger looks like

Reproduced from Walt Disney Company; Chart: Axios Visuals<p>Walt Disney Company announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire the entertainment …

Media Management

17 books Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think everyone should read

Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, reads 50 books a year, he told The New York Times. In 2015, Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, created an online book club in which he read a book every two weeks.<p>Here are some of the titles the pair have recommended over the past few years.

Books

Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared. What Comes Next?

SAN FRANCISCO — Bitcoin has been in a bull market like few the world has ever seen.<p>At the beginning of the year, the price of a Bitcoin was below $1,000. It hit $5,000 in October, then doubled by late November. And on Thursday, less than two weeks later, the price of a single Bitcoin rose above …

Cryptocurrency

A Neuroscientist’s Diary of a Concussion

One evening in April, driving home from a university function, I was stopped in freeway traffic caused by roadworks somewhere up ahead when I felt a massive jolt. The back of my head hit the headrest, then my head lurched forward and I felt something hit the inside of my forehead with a squishy …

The Brain

Your Ultimate Summer Reading List

<i>The Stranger In The Woods,</i> by Michael Finkel<p>“Fancy a few back-to-nature days roughing it in the New England woods? How about decades? Finkel mines …

From the myth of the Minotaur to the Hobbit and Dr No, where do stories come from – and who owns them?

Harry tightened his grasp around his sword and ventured down into the deep dark dismal den of the monster. He was terrified, but courageous, and when …

Terra Incognita: 'The Planet Factory' And 'The Undiscovered Islands'

To be human is to wonder where we are. We look at the the ocean and imagine the far shore; we look into the night sky and imagine someone waving back. Life is uncertain and frightening. Our fears need maps. We want to understand what we're looking at.<p>Two recent books look at the very human …

Telescopes
Books

The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next

At last week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.<p>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg last week:<p>Basically, Zuckerberg uses this road map to …

Augmented Reality

Here are all the best Super Bowl commercials in one place

The Super Bowl: the one time of year people not only tolerate but actively seek out commercials.<p>Hell, if you're a cord-cutter or DVR owner with an ad …

Advertising

7 Exceptional Books to Read in Times of Grief

<b>FICTION</b><p>A satisfyingly sprawling tome about a married pair of New York City artists whose children die in a bus accident, Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s <i>Disturbances in the Field</i> captures the unhappy specificity of grief with a cultural stenographer’s unflinching eye – and wonderful descriptions of food, …

Obama honors code pioneers Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton

Bill Gates will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 22nd, but he wouldn't be where he is without two of the other honorees, Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton. They developed the first programming language and compiler, open-architecture, error detection and recovery and …

Here's to Joy: 7 of the Best Books on Happiness

For many of us, happiness is a goal we’re only partially successful at attaining. Our lives are complex, with a host of desires that don’t always line up: personal satisfaction doesn’t always coincide with professional success, for one thing. The day that you’re set to have a life-changing meeting …

Mike Pence

3 chatbots to help you find your next job

Amid all the hype about chatbots and talk of a tech bubble, more and more companies have started building bots that are meant for business use.<p>But what about people who are looking for work? Countering fears that bots are replacing humans in the workforce, a few young startups have come up with …

Chatbots

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Analytics

21 Quotes by Aaron Sorkin That Will Inspire You

If you can impress people with your wit and intelligence you will certainly achieve success faster. Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin tells us how it's done.<p>Writing is one of the most necessary, and at the same time difficult, parts of business. Everyone needs to write, even if it's only emails and …

Communication Skills

A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem | Inc.com

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

New York City

8 Albums Developers Love Programming To

As much as we all love being in an office full of friendly people, there’s time where you just need to focus and get coding. So, out come the …

Soundtracks

Call Me Crazy

I hereby uninvent the conference call. That’s right, there is now no means by which six or twenty or—God forbid—a hundred people can all meet and discuss a topic over the phone. Personally, I feel like that brief sentence alone should be enough for anyone to pause and think, Multiple people trying …

Star Trek

Find a Better Way

<i>I was honored to be asked to speak at my alma mater, the University of Illinois. My message for this year’s graduates? Find a better way.</i><p><b>University</b> …