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“Clean eating” promotes unhealthy habits—especially among kids
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children’s healthy habits early on. It’s no surprise really: “clean eating” is the perfect…
A running list of websites and apps that have banned, blocked, deleted, and otherwise dropped white supremacists
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Last weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, ostensibly a protest against the removal of a Confederate monument, drew hate groups that included neo-Nazis,…
Now that Ikea knows “Game of Thrones” uses its rugs as capes, it’s helping fans make DIY costumes
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Earlier this month, Quartz was the first to report that the HBO series “Game of Thrones” was using Ikea rugs as costumes for the Night’s…
Memorializing Heather Heyer, Baltimore’s Confederates, and other stories you may have missed
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
1. Trump’s towering inferno There are not two sides to blame. Even on the morning after my mom’s childhood — and the twentieth century — was shattered by Kristallnacht,…
Angela Merkel just gave bosses everywhere permission to use the 😊 emoji
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
It’s hard to imagine Angela Merkel—chancellor of Germany and global champion of democracy—punctuating her emails and texts with emoji. But in what’s certainly among the…
Even the Marines couldn’t prepare John Kelly for what he’ll have to do for Donald Trump
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Retired general John Kelly, a man who has defined his entire life’s work on service to the United States as a former Marine general and…
All of the cinematic alliances that influenced the most epic “Game of Thrones” moment yet
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
It’s in almost every action or sports movie: that moment our ragtag band of misfits stand together for the first time, ready to take on…
How setting “anti-goals” can keep work from being miserable
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
If you’re lucky, you have a job you love. But even if you do—and particularly if you do not—there will be elements about it you…
Racist beauty standards are leading women of color to use more toxic products
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Racist beauty standards do a lot of damage to non-white women. The immense global pressure to conform to a white European ideal—including light skin, straight…
The Obamas, One Direction, and Nuggs Man. Here are the top 10 tweets of all time.
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Whether or not Twitter can really be an approximation for anything is hard to say. But like a democracy, the platform catapults to the top…
Soccer star Neymar’s record-breaking pay is good news for his teammates
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
In the biggest payday ever for a soccer player, French football club Paris Saint-Germaine bought Barcelona FC’s former striker, Brazilian-born Neymar da Silva Santos Jr.,…
For $10 a month, a Netflix co-founder wants you to go to the cinema as much as you like
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Imagine seeing all the movies as you want in cinemas for the same price as your monthly Netflix subscription. Mitch Lowe, who revolutionized home entertainment…
Uber is letting some drivers pick and choose where they drive
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Uber is experimenting with giving a key decision-making power to drivers, making good on its “be your own boss” tagline. The ride-hailing company is testing…
Applebee’s tried to be cool, failed, and now it’s moving on with its life
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Some companies will never be cool, no matter how much flair they wear. This seems to be the case for Applebee’s. The casual US sit-down…
Costco owes Tiffany $19 million for selling 2,500 “Tiffany” diamond rings
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Tiffany has become synonymous with a few different things in the 180 years the jewelry brand has been in business. One is its little boxes…
Read artist Kara Walker’s furious letter to America’s navel-gazing art world
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Kara Walker would probably hate this article about her cultural value and intellectual merit, to hear her tell it. Famous for her black paper cut-outs…
Amazon joins the illustrious list of stocks hit by a Trump tweet
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
President Trump has taken another swipe at Amazon, lashing out on Twitter at 3:12am ET and momentarily sending the company’s stock tumbling. The American president…
Kenya’s opposition is heading to court to contest the election’s result
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga said he will challenge the results of the general election at the Supreme Court, standing by his claims that the…
The German government buys time for bankrupt Air Berlin after investor Etihad bails
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
The German government threw Air Berlin a lifeline after the country’s second largest airline filed for bankruptcy due to its biggest shareholder, Etihad Airways, pulling…
All the science we’ve learned from solar eclipses throughout history
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
When ancient humans looked up to the heavens and tried to understand the movements of celestial objects, they started a tradition that would evolve into…
The shape of booms to come: The physics behind NASA’s “quiet” supersonic jet design
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Given the current state of commercial air travel, any effort to get the flight over with more quickly could be considered noble. Supersonic flight is…
The Republic of Amazon can borrow more cheaply than many countries
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Amazon borrowed $16 billion in the bond market yesterday, the fourth-largest deal of its kind this year, according to CNBC. It’s using the money to…
Elvis’s Graceland is the second most visited home in the US—even 40 years after his death
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Elvis’s story is so classically American (poor country boy makes good in the city) that his press agents never bothered to improve on it. So…
This is what the US, Canada, and Mexico want from renegotiating Nafta
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
More than 20 years ago, then-US president Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement between the US, Canada, and Mexico into law. Today,…
Sierra Leone’s tragic mudslide disaster is a stark reminder of the country’s poor urban planning
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Two days later, the staggering effects of a devastating mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, is starting to become clear. So far, over 400 people…
How the relationship theory of “love languages” can help your workplace relationships, too
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
The way to my heart is through my ears. That’s what I learned from Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages, the Bible of relationship theory…
A weed company bought a town in California for $5 million
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Weed firm American Green bought the town of Nipton, California, for $5 million. It plans to invest $2.5 million more to turn it into a…
With sales of e-cigarettes slowing down, tobacco companies are looking for their next hit
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
After an initial boom in popularity, sales of electronic cigarettes are slowing down. They went from growing 130% in 2014 to only 21% in 2016.
SoundCloud is still alive—and that’s bad news for musicians
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Audio streaming website SoundCloud has survived its do or die moment. In the face of serious financial trouble, it secured $169.5 million of investment from…
HBO accidentally leaked a future “Game of Thrones” episode on Spanish television
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
HBO isn’t having the best luck keeping its Game of Thrones secrets under wraps. The broadcaster accidentally aired the next episode—episode 6—of the hit fantasy…
Westerners have to overcome the “ick” factor before they will eat bug burgers
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Swiss supermarket chain Coop will soon sell insect burgers and “meatballs” made from mealworm (beetle larvae), in a bid to save the environment. Though initially…
What it means to be an American Nazi in 2017
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
According to the internet axiom known as Godwin’s law, “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler” will enter the…
Automation may take our jobs—but it’ll restore our humanity
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
For humans to survive the automation revolution, we need to double down on our humanity. The argument goes like this: Artificial intelligence is getting better…
A philosophical principle coined in 1945 could be a key defense against white supremacists
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
White supremacists are really, really hoping that you don’t keep reading this article. They don’t want you to learn about the Paradox of Tolerance, because…
Instacart’s messy love triangle with Whole Foods and Amazon just got a lot more awkward
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
San Francisco-based food delivery service Instacart just inked a deal with German grocery chain Aldi, which has been making moves to disrupt the US supermarket…
Procter and Gamble’s new anti-racism ad is roiling white America
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Parents across America squirm over having “the talk” with their children. For many parents, “the talk” refers to an awkward chat about the birds and…
No one knows how much money WeChat is making, and investors are too bullish to care
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Tencent, maker of the behemoth Chinese chat app WeChat, announced its earnings today for the three-month period ending in June. The results are predictably stellar.…
A Chinese teenager’s death is exposing the horrors of internet addiction bootcamps
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
When nagging stops working, exasperated Chinese parents will sometimes turn to military-style bootcamps to help their children beat their internet addiction, viewed by many as…
Social media helped but it isn’t ready yet to deliver political change in Kenya
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
On Aug. 12, two days after conceding defeat for losing the parliamentary seat of Starehe Constituency in the capital Nairobi, Boniface Mwangi urged his supporters…
India’s torture record is dire but Britain has little to crow about
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
On this 70th anniversary of its independence from British rule, India is being subjected to the sort of assessment that all post-colonial nation-states are forced…
Europe’s quality of life improved for the first time in a decade despite terrorism attacks
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
The spate of terror attacks across Britain and in Europe has led to some major cities falling in a benchmark ranking for “liveability.” But this…
Impatient to return to the UK, a British royal rushed through Partition and created a bloodbath
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
The midnight between Aug. 14 and 15, 1947, was one of history’s truly momentous moments: It marked the birth of Pakistan, an independent India, and…
The night desperate parents had to pump air into their dying babies in an Indian hospital
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
On the night of Aug. 11, news trickled out of Gorakhpur that 30 children had died in 48 hours after the liquid oxygen supply to…
British Museum will return bronze artifacts looted from Benin kingdom nearly two centuries ago
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
The British Museum will host a summit along with other European museums to discuss the return of bronze artifacts looted in 1897 from the kingdom…
Actual sugar fiends stole 20 tons of Nutella and Kinder Surprise eggs in Germany
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Precious cargo has gone missing from Neustadt, Germany. Whoever finds it is in for a sugar high. According to Deutsche Welle, a refrigerated truck carrying…
“Game of Thrones” is a blessing and a curse for Dubrovnik in Croatia
August 16th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Like the Targaryen’s dragons, Game of Thrones tourism has grown into a beast that’s become increasingly hard to control—just ask the people of Dubrovnik. The…
After an epic delay, two IIT grads are racing to roll out India’s first smart electric scooter
August 15th, 2017, 05:02 PM
On Feb. 23, 2016, Tarun Mehta walked on the stage at a tech conference in Bengaluru, spoke for less than five minutes, and walked off.…
In the version of history found in India’s new textbooks, China lost 1962 and Gandhi wasn’t murdered
August 15th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Long before the terms post-truth and alt-facts gained currency in the west, Indians were getting mass mails and text messages that often mixed myth with…
Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,000 year-old cemetery in Egypt
August 15th, 2017, 05:02 PM
An archaeological mission in Minya, southern Egypt, has turned three Ptolemaic tombs, the country’s ministry of antiquities announced on its Facebook page on Tuesday (Aug.…
Behold the incredibly long flowchart of federal building permissions Trump showed today
August 15th, 2017, 05:02 PM
This item has been updated. “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, and railways gleaming across our very, very beautiful land,…