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The Unbelievable Ways 15 Billionaires Got Their Start

They had to start somewhere.<p>How do the richest of the richest get to where they are? As with all things extreme, their stories don’t always match up …

Running to Heal From Life’s Greatest Loss

A young Army widow finds solace in the miles—and wants to share that comfort with others like her.<p>Krista Simpson wasn’t much into fitness before she started running in March 2013. “I was one of those girls who had a gym membership and never really got her money’s worth,” she says. She had a good …

This Lebanese Artist Paints With The Ashes Of Civil War

“We never had real reconciliation after the war,” says Zena El Khalil. Her art, made in buildings hollowed out by fighting, attempts to heal.<p>First, artist Zena El Khalil goes to abandon places filled with bullet holes. She gets to know them and the story of their breaking. She repeats the Arabic …

23andMe Is Digging Through Your Data for a Parkinson's Cure

In 2006, when personal genomics company 23andMe launched from its offices in California, it charged $1,000 for a home spit kit, and its top …

Genetics

Here’s What Brands Are Doing to Help in Texas Communities Devastated by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey made its way across Texas over the weekend, killing at least five people and injuring many more, inundating Houston and leaving a …

Why You’re Tweeting Jokes About Your Impending, Fiery, Radioactive Death

A collection of apocalyptic jokes, and an explanation for all the heavy words thrown lightly.<p>One of the major criticisms of <i>The Blair Witch Project</i>, a chief progenitor of the found footage craze, is that it was unrealistic to suggest that the lead character would in actuality keep filming the …

How to Talk to Kids About Death, According to Picture Books

Do you remember when you first understood, first <i>knew</i>, that someday you were going to die? I don’t, but I can recall the next worst thing: walking home from kindergarten one sunny afternoon by myself (that’s how it was done in 1963) and realizing that, someday, inevitably, my mother would die. I …

Key Ways to Inspire Foodies to Action With Paid Social Creative

Americans spent more on food at restaurants and bars than at supermarkets for the first time ever in 2015, and the restaurant dining experience has …

The Folklore Of The Future? It’s Meme Culture

Memes are shaping culture, language, and politics. And the Library of Congress is archiving it all.<p>The Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center has archived ethnographies of Appalachian coal country, folk music from New Deal-era California, and lectures on the quinceañera in Latino …

What It’s Like To Be Kim Kardashian West’s Personal Emoji Designer

With almost 500 custom emoji, Kimoji is an app store powerhouse. Here’s what goes into designing them.<p>When Joanna Figliozzi was in design school, she never imagined she’d end up as Kim Kardashian West’s personal emoji designer.<p>But as a senior art director at Whalerock Industries, the West …

The Vietnam War Is Still Killing People

On Saturday, President Obama will set out on a trip to Vietnam, for a visit that’s being billed as looking forward to the future rather than back at the bitter history of the past. On the same day, a funeral will be held in Quang Tri province for a man named Ngo Thien Khiet.<p>Khiet, who died at the …

What Species Would Become Dominant On Earth If Humans Died Out?

In a post-apocalyptic future, what might happen to life if humans left the scene? After all, humans are very likely to disappear long before the sun …

New OS makes smartphones available to emerging Indian market

Add / Remove With a population of more than 1.2 billion people, India is becoming the next big target for smartphone technology. However, many mobile …

The Benefits of Playing Hooky | Radiolab | WNYC Studios

Lulu Miller challenges you to try out the problem-solving powers of playing hooky. Check out the science behind her argument, and let us know if …