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FBI's San Francisco Chief: We Heart Apple, They Train Our Cops
FBI John Bennett, head of the California division of the FBI, believes the relationship between law enforcement and Silicon Valley giants like Apple is…
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2 days ago
We're asking the wrong questions about Aziz Ansari
For a few days now, I've been wrestling with the allegations of sexual misconduct against Aziz Ansari. Reactions have been divided. Unlike the more clear cut…
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3 days ago
The Building Blocks of Personhood: Oliver Sacks on Narrative as the Pillar of Identity
“A person’s identity,” Amin Maalouf wrote in his brilliant treatise on personhood , “is like a pattern drawn on a tightly stretched parchment. Touch just one…
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3 days ago
Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So why can’t you put it down?
I n the winter of 1906, the year San Francisco was destroyed by an earthquake and SOS became the international distress signal, Britain's Punch magazine…
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10 days ago
Why I'll Never Be a Wife Again
Marriage counseling was one of the most gut-wrenching experiences of my life. Until then, my husband and I had maintained a safe equilibrium of being honest…
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10 days ago
Ways to Save in 2018
Advertisement Travel Last year may have been a disappointing Dumpster fire in countless ways, but it was a great year for travel deals — saving money has never…
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10 days ago
You’re Most Likely to Do Something Extreme Right Before You Turn 30
Each year, cities, regions, and other organizers around the world host around 3,000 marathons . In large races like the Los Angeles Marathon and the London…
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10 days ago
This Is the Data Snapchat Doesn’t Want You to See
exclusive Snapchat keeps its partners, investors, and even employees in the dark about how core features are performing. Now, some of those figures are finally…
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10 days ago
Blob: An Irreverent and Insightful Modern Fable About Beauty, Ugliness, the Paths to Acceptance, and How Admiration Hijacks Our Sense of Self
“Worshipped today, scorned or even crucified tomorrow,” Albert Einstein wrote in contemplating the fickleness of fame , “that is the fate of people whom — God…
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10 days ago
74 Things That Blew Our Minds in 2017
The Atlantic’s science, technology, and health reporters learned a lot this year. The Andromeda galaxy, the Milky Way’s nearest neighbor, as imaged by NASA’s…
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10 days ago
Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign
On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign…
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12 days ago
"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House
Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming chaos he…
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15 days ago
Lies the Church Told Us About Sex
Growing up in church, you hear an awful lot of things about sex that just aren’t true. Of course, the same can be said about growing up anywhere . Surely there…
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15 days ago
“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Dark Side
Romans of the Decadence (1847), by Thomas Couture, as updated to parody Silicon Valley’s male-dominated sexual and sexist culture. Photo Illustration by Darrow.…
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16 days ago
How to crush Trump
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Liberals, do not expect Robert Mueller to save you from President Trump. Only politics can stop Trump and the Republican Party. Many…
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19 days ago
Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The president of the United States is not well. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, but it is an even worse thing to ignore.…
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19 days ago
Is this Japanese concept the secret to a long, happy, meaningful life?
What’s your reason for getting up in the morning? Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese…
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24 days ago
2017 was a good year for books. Here are 11 great ones.
Javier Zarracina/Vox 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…
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4 weeks ago
Jack London's Wisdom on Living a Life of Thumos | The Art of Manliness
The philosopher Plato thought that the soul of man could be compared to a chariot and consisted of three parts : a dark horse which represented the appetites, a…
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4 weeks ago
A psychologist reveals the benefits of being single that we've all accidentally ignored.
"I've been single all my life," said Bella DePaulo. And she's perfectly happy with that. DePaulo is a researcher and psychologist, and she says that she's never…
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5 weeks ago
Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too
Chad Batka for The New York Times Opinion Dec. 12, 2017 Leer en español Harvey Weinstein was a passionate cinephile, a risk taker, a patron of talent in film, a…
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5 weeks ago
This Moment Isn’t (Just) About Sex
Photo: Erich Hartmann/Magnum Photos It would be easy — a hard kind of easy — to understand the painful news happening all around us to be about sexual assault.…
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5 weeks ago
Trying to Be a Good Dad in the Age of Bad Men
The day you hear the first cry , you begin building a world. You make it with snuggles and nighttime feedings and stories and lullabies and discovery and play .…
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5 weeks ago
God’s Plan for Mike Pence
No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all. It’s a sweltering September afternoon in Anderson, Indiana, and the vice…
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5 weeks ago
Weinstein’s Complicity Machine
Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images H arvey Weinstein built his complicity machine out of the witting, the unwitting and those in between. He…
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5 weeks ago
The evidence about Jesus is weaker than you think
Facebook The evidence about Jesus is weaker than you think 26 Nov 2017 at 10:55 ET Don't miss stories. Follow Raw Story! Before the European Enlightenment,…
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6 weeks ago
Opinion | Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That
Donald Trump being interviewed by Billy Bush in 2015. Rob Kim/Getty Images He said it. “Grab ’em by the pussy.” Of course he said it. And we laughed along,…
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6 weeks ago
Will AI match randomness of a human mind?
The other Sunday, I was sitting in Sightglass, chatting with a friend and having coffee. It is what I usually do on the weekend, talk to friends in real life.…
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6 weeks ago
Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting
Every Frame a Painting is officially dead. Nothing sinister; we just decided to end it, rather than keep on making stuff. The existing videos will, of course,…
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6 weeks ago
ME AND THE PROPHET
By Rainn Wilson Dear readers, if you will, cast your imaginations far back into the past — two hundred years ago, to the year 1817. Let them roam far, far away,…
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7 weeks ago
Why Jony Ive Is Apple's Design Genius
When Jony Ive was a boy, his father, a college professor of design and technology and a silversmith, presented him with an unusual Christmas present—an…
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7 weeks ago
Happiness Hack: This One Ritual Made Me Much Happier
When my wife and I moved to New York City in 2001, recently graduated from college and newly wed, we were eager to find friends. We knew nearly no one but were…
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7 weeks ago
Why Jony Ive is Apple’s design genius
Smithsonian Magazine: Of the handful of companies that have come to define technology in the 21st century, including Amazon, Facebook and Google, only Apple…
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7 weeks ago
6 Card Games Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness
Card games have been around for a long time. They’ve existed in various forms for a millennium, having been invented in the Far East. From there, they came West…
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7 weeks ago
Past Failure Is No Excuse for Present Inaction | The Art of Manliness
The holiday season is now in full swing. People will be decking the halls, throwing parties, offering tidings of good cheer, and engaging with all things…
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7 weeks ago
Opinion | Tim Wu: Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality
Back in 2005, a small phone company based in North Carolina named Madison River began preventing its subscribers from making phone calls using the internet…
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7 weeks ago
The Most Important Rule in UX Design that Everyone Breaks
The Most Important Rule in Product Design, and Possibly Life Management There is one principle of organization that every human should adhere to, particularly…
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7 weeks ago
The Nationalist's Delusion
T HIRTY YEARS AGO, nearly half of Louisiana voted for a Klansman, and the media struggled to explain why. It was 1990 and David Duke, the former grand wizard of…
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7 weeks ago
We Are All Implicated in the Post-Weinstein Reckoning
The anger window is open. For decades, centuries, it was closed: Something bad happened to you, you shoved it down, you maybe told someone but probably didn’t…
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8 weeks ago
Exclusive: NYT White House correspondent Glenn Thrush’s history of bad judgment around young women journalists
Sexual harassment claims against yet another powerful man in media inspired New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush to post an impassioned note on…
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8 weeks ago
A Notch Above – 500ish Words
Thoughts on the iPhone X The other day, I picked up the iPhone X and felt nothing. Not in the literal sense, more in the philosophical sense. It was the first…
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8 weeks ago
Opinion | Being a Female Comic in Louis C.K.’s World
I saw Louis C.K. this spring, when I was performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in New York City. He was working out his “Saturday Night Live”…
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9 weeks ago
Trump Says Putin ‘Means It’ About Not Meddling
DANANG, Vietnam — President Trump said on Saturday that he believed President Vladimir V. Putin was sincere in his denials of interference in the 2016…
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9 weeks ago
Why do women initiate divorce more than men?
Statistics show that women initiate many more divorces than men in the UK. Tom Cowell tries to find out why. Whose fault is divorce? The cold statistical answer…
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10 weeks ago
CSS Code Smells | CSS-Tricks
Every week(ish) we publish the newsletter which contains the best links, tips, and tricks about web design and development. At the end, we typically write about…
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10 weeks ago
Tee times, smoothie diets, and fat paychecks: A look inside post-Trump life
Comedian James Corden (left) and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer appear in the green room at the Emmy Awards on Sept. 17 in Los Angeles. |…
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10 weeks ago
How to Reduce Shootings
It has happened yet again: Inevitably, predictably, fatefully, a gunman shot dead 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday. These incidents are peculiarly American…
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10 weeks ago
How to Be Alone: An Antidote to One of the Central Anxieties and Greatest Paradoxes of Our Time
If the odds of finding one’s soul mate are so dreadfully dismal and the secret of lasting love is largely a matter of concession , is it any wonder that a…
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10 weeks ago
Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium
I’m James Bridle . I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m talking…
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10 weeks ago
Cancer Through The Eyes Of A Comedian That Survived It
What happens when a comedian has the one thing you’re not supposed to joke about - GQ Grooming Editor David Smeidt recounts his experience. I never thought…
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10 weeks ago
Anita Hill on Weinstein, Trump, and a Watershed Moment for Sexual-Harassment Accusations
Anita Hill hopes that “everyday women” will feel the ripple effects of Harvey Weinstein’s downfall. Photograph by Mark Reinstein / Corbis via Getty During the…
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11 weeks ago
Cognitive bias cheat sheet – Better Humans
Because thinking is hard. http://chainsawsuit.com/comic/2014/09/16/on-research/ I’ ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever…
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11 weeks ago
“You Can’t Go Any Lower”: Inside the West Wing, Trump Is Apoplectic as Allies Fear Impeachment
US President Donald Trump speaks alongside his daughter, Ivanka Trump (L) and her husband, Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner (R) during a Cabinet Meeting…
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11 weeks ago
The Future Of Online Dating Is Unsexy And Brutally Effective
When I give the dating app LoveFlutter my Twitter handle, it rewards me with a 28-axis breakdown of my personality: I'm an analytic Type A who's unsettlingly…
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11 weeks ago
Why This Cardiologist Is Betting That His Lab-Grown Meat Startup Can Solve the Global Food Crisis
Uma Valeti remembers the first time he really thought about where meat comes from . A cardiologist turned founder, Valeti grew up in Vijayawada, India, where…
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11 weeks ago
Republicans Have Stockholm Syndrome, and It’s Getting Worse
Voice The GOP has stopped resisting President Trump and started accelerating his race to the bottom. By | President Donald Trump holds a press conference with…
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12 weeks ago
John Kelly and the Dangerous Moral Calculus of Working for Trump
The White House chief of staff, John Kelly, is the latest example of how the President sullies the reputations of those who work with and for him. Photograph by…
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12 weeks ago
Want to raise an empowered girl? Then let her be funny.
Laurie Menser was a 7- or 8-year-old in Rockville, Md., when she wandered over to a neighbor’s house, slipped a glass eye in her mouth and got the attention of…
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12 weeks ago
How the Elderly Lose Their Rights
After a stranger became their guardian, Rudy and Rennie North were moved to a nursing home and their property was sold. Illustration by Anna Parini For years,…
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october 2017
Yes, the election was rigged. Here's the proof.
You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with an infectious smile, Anthony had voted in every major election since she was…
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october 2017
The Mathematical Genius of Auto-Tune
Auto-Tune — one of modern history’s most reviled inventions — was an act of mathematical genius. The pitch correction software, which automatically calibrates…
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october 2017
The Fascinating Family Feud that Led to Adidas and Puma, and Allowed Nike to Dominate the Market
The following is an article from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Here’s the strange story of a family-owned business so dysfunctional that business schools teach…
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october 2017
How to Build a Custom Theme for Drupal 8 - Create Your First Theme
by 12 May 2017 Lessons: 16 Length: 2 hours Drupal CMS Content Management System HTML CSS Bootstrap Drupal 8 2:35 2:35 About Wistia 2:19 Thanks for reporting a…
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october 2017
UX for Lizard Brains
Illustration by Dougal MacPherson Even though we humans might be using advanced technology with voice recognition and backlit touch-screen displays, we still…
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october 2017
Does the mate-switching hypothesis explain female infidelity? – David Buss | Aeon Essays
Scientists now know much about human mating. The menu includes at a minimum: brief sexual flings, long-term pair-bonding, some infidelity, some polygyny (one…
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october 2017
How to Make Kid-Safe Slime at Home | The Art of Manliness
Few things are more fun for kids than being able to take raw ingredients and turn them into something completely new; even better when that something can be…
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october 2017
Opinion | Sarah Polley: The Men You Meet Making Movies
One day, when I was 19 years old, I was in the middle of a photo shoot for a Miramax film when I was suddenly told it was time to leave. I was wearing a little…
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october 2017
What Facebook Did to American Democracy
Want to receive exclusive insights from The Atlantic—while supporting a sustainable future for independent journalism? Join our new membership program, The…
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october 2017
A Life of One’s Own: A Penetrating 1930s Field Guide to Mindful Perception and the Art of Knowing What You Really Want
“One must know what one wants to be,” the eighteenth-century French mathematician Émilie du Châtelet wrote in weighing the nature of genius . “In the latter…
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october 2017
Wallowing Is the Best Way to Get Over Pretty Much Everything
If you don’t indulge your feelings, you’re worse off in the long run “Turn them on, turn on those sad songs,” sang Elton John sometime in the…
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october 2017
Life is All the Negative Space Surrounding Orgasms and Belly Laughs
robotorgy.tumblr.com Some people believe really hard that God is out there. These people likely think God is smiling down on them while they dig through the bin…
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october 2017
Too Close or too Distant: How we stand in relationships
A humblingly large number of problems in relationships can be summed up with a blunt spatial metaphor: someone is standing too far away. Someone is standing…
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october 2017
The Rules of the Gun Debate
A parable: A village has been built in the deepest gully of a floodplain. At regular intervals, flash floods wipe away houses, killing all inside. Less…
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october 2017
3 ways to improve your visual design skills – uxdesign.cc
Quick tips for visual design newbies I’ve noticed a trend after screening dozens of junior designer portfolios. Designers (mostly from bootcamps) were heavily…
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october 2017
Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is?
Mark Zuckerberg had just returned from paternity leave, and he wanted to talk about Facebook, democracy, and elections and to define what he felt his creation…
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october 2017
Work and the Loneliness Epidemic
Latest Digital Article Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on why feeling connected to our colleagues matters, and how technology can strengthen our bonds. On August…
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october 2017
The Dying Art of Disagreement - The New York Times
Plato and Aristotle in discussion, by Luca della Robbia (1437) DeAgostini/Getty Images This is the text of a lecture delivered at the Lowy Institute Media Award…
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october 2017
Meet the songwriter who took a break from writing hip hop hits to fight for mental health
Written by on Aug 23, 2017 It’s no secret that mental health issues are one of the biggest problems facing anyone who works in music, whether you’re an artist…
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october 2017
Who’s afraid of being called racist?
In a stunningly myopic essay published this week, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait identified the real victims in discussions of white supremacy: white…
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october 2017
The Post-Antibiotic Era Is Here. Now What?
When Alexander Fleming came back from a Scottish vacation in the summer of 1928 to find his London lab bench contaminated with a mold called Penicillium notatum…
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october 2017
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