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This Just In: Jason Munn

Our Assistant Librarian, Kate Goad, had the chance to catch up with Jason Munn earlier this month. He was just back from the holidays and kind enough …

Graphic Design

American Pharoah Wins Triple Crown

Trainers

Love Locks Removed From Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris: Pictures

Cities

To Drown Out Noisy Airplanes, Just Add Land Art

Noisy airplanes aren’t just annoying; they can be bad for your health. Research has linked consistent exposure to airplane noise to high blood pressure and diminished reading comprehension in children. At Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, scientists have partnered with an architect to tackle noise …

This Surprising Trait Can Get You Fired at Apple

There’s one thing that will make or break you at Apple: cultural fit.<p>In an exclusive interview with <i>Fortune</i> published Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook …

Adorable Fox Rescued and Raised by Humans is as Friendly as a Dog

Todd may be a fox, but he wags his tail, plays with toys, and even walks on a leash just like a dog. The 11-month-old domestic pet belongs to Emma D'Sylva, who rescued the animal seven months ago after his previous owners couldn't take care of him anymore. “He was a bit crazy when he first came to …

Pets

A Scientific Ranking Of The Sexiest Types Of Creativity

What’s hotter, playing in a band or building websites? Science weighs in.<p>We don’t need science to know that creativity is sexy. Mick Jagger’s number proves that point. As do anecdotes from everyone’s lives about far lesser musicians than the Rolling Stones. In one recent study—conducted, of course, …

The States People Are Fleeing

More people are moving out of New Jersey than are moving in. The same is true for New York and Illinois. Those three states top the “outbound” list compiled by United Van Lines, the big St. Louis-based moving company that has put together an annual survey of where Americans are moving for the last …

Demographics

'V' Is for Very

The rise of the shortest possible abbreviation and what it means for the future of English<p>Over lunch one day, a co-worker grumbled about something being "v. annoying."<p>It took a second for me to understand what the quick, consonant blip pre-adjective was, and when my brain processed it, I realized …

Dreamy Black and White Watercolors by Artist Elicia Edijanto | Colossal

<p>There’s an innate relationship between children and the animal kingdom. Our children sing songs about animals, the have toy animals, they have books …

Art

East of Palo Alto’s Eden

What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community?<p><i>Would the technology industry be different?</i><p><i>Would we?</i><p><i>And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?</i><p>I met Bob Hoover one sunny Friday afternoon when he was rearranging golf club sets in …

Silicon Valley

GAME may be killing itself by selling consoles too cheaply

In early 2012, Retailer GAME seemed destined to join Woolworths in whatever place high-street brands go to die. Phones4u has ended up there since, but GAME was rescued from the brink of collapse and last year, made something of a triumphant return to the London Stock Exchange. New console launches …

Dressing 9 to 5—What the Most Stylish Women Wear to Work: Baker Amirah Kassem

<i>Amirah Kassem is a Brooklyn-based baker and founder of Flour Shop (she calls herself a flour-ist) who crafts inspiring fondant-free confections known for their sparkle and whimsy. But her creative spirit doesn't just come through in the kitchen: She changes out of baking attire into heels and</i> …

Google moves one step closer to becoming a universal translator

Even with the assistance of modern technology, holding a conversation in two different languages can be difficult. Google Translate allows you to speak with someone and have each utterance translated as text and audio, but until now you had to manually toggle every time the other person talked. As …

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Psychology

#RocksMyWorld: The Best Jewelry at 2015 Golden Globes

<i>In this weekly feature,</i> InStyle’<i>s jewelry and watch editor Marion Fasel shares the inside scoop on the treasures that are on her radar. Look for it</i> …

LG's AKA phones come with crazy personalities and crazier prices

LG's new AKA (pronounced AW-kuh) phones weren't made for those who want the best devices their money can buy. No, they were designed for people -- lonely, lonely people with rich imaginations -- who name every single inanimate object they own, give them voices, preferences and stories to rival …

The Best of Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games: Mockingjay Red Carpet Style

We expect only the best from a Dior brand ambassador.<p>We expect only the best from a Dior brand ambassador, even when she's not wearing a frock from the storied French fashion house. In the midst of Jennifer Lawrence's press tour for <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1</i>, we're zeroing in on the …