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Why All The Warby Parker Clones Are Now Imploding

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 09:53 AM PDT

How venture capital became the most dangerous thing to happen to now-troubled DTCs like Outdoor Voices, Harry's, and Casper.

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The Comedian Who Infiltrated Mensa

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 12:13 PM PDT

In "My Year in Mensa," Jamie Loftus uses first-person reporting to offer insight into how the geeky group became a forum for the far-right.

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Skier Finds Another Skier Buried Head-Down In Snow, Rescues Her From Certain Death In Incredible Video

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 11:26 AM PDT

We're about to have a panic attack just seeing this woman buried face-first in feet of snow, but luckily skier Will Fields stayed calm and was able to rescue his friend.

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MLS Player Scores A Free Kick From So Far Out, Holy Crap

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 10:22 AM PDT

Major League Soccer is back, which can only mean one thing: 40-yard rocket free kicks from a center-back (?).

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What Does It Really Cost To Run A Restaurant? A Restaurant Opens Its Books

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 11:15 AM PDT

Restaurants have notoriously slim margins. Mei Mei in Boston reveals just how slim they really are.

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The Best And Worst Online Coronavirus Dashboards

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 12:31 PM PDT

There are dozens of sites that show you how coronavirus is spreading around the world. Here is our ranking.

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Was It Mean To Pretend I Wanted To Kiss A Friend I Know Has A Crush On Me, And Other Advice Column Questions

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 09:03 AM PDT

A roundup of the most interesting, thought-provoking and surprising questions that our favorite columnists addressed in recent days.

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YouTubers Drop A Jet Ski Onto The World's Strongest Trampoline From 150 Feet

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 10:58 AM PDT

Will these videos of the guys behind YouTube channel How Ridiculous! dropping big things on a big trampoline ever get old? Probably not.

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The Robber Bank

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 12:21 PM PDT

It's hard to believe that so much thieving has gone unpunished and unchecked for so long, which raises the question: Can America ever rid itself of Wells Fargo?

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Experimental Plane Crashes On Landing, Misses Bystander By Inches

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 12:32 PM PDT

Luckily, both passengers in the experiment Questair M-20 Venture plane survived — as did the very lucky man by the golf cart.

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Why 'The Office' Promoted Andy Over Dwight After Steve Carell Left

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 09:36 AM PDT

The writers from Seasons 7 and 8 reflect on the difficult days following the 2011 departure of Steve Carell, when they had to figure out who should take over as the regional manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin.

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Uh, We Think This Rooster Might Be Broken

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 10:52 AM PDT

Or maybe it's just auditioning for a death metal band? Either way, it sounds gnarly.

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This Is What A Sex Robot Looks Like Under Its Fake Flesh, And Other Weird Tech Photos

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 10:25 AM PDT

British photographer Alastair Philip Wiper has captured a rarely-observed side of the technological revolution.

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This Infallible Ping Pong Ball Bouncer Is Mesmerizing

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 10:05 AM PDT

Next time you play keep-up with a ping pong ball and paddle, remember that you'll never defeat the Octo-Bouncer.

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Reiki Can't Possibly Work. So Why Does It?

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 09:07 AM PDT

The energy therapy is now available in many hospitals. What its ascendance says about shifts in how American patients and doctors think about health care.

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Jude Law Finds Himself Trapped On A Hellish Island In The Teaser For HBO's 'The Third Day'

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 11:53 AM PDT

We're getting some strong "Wicker Man" vibes from this teaser and we are not at all opposed to it.

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The History Of The URL

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 11:17 AM PDT

On the 11th of January, 1982, 22 computer scientists met to discuss an issue with "computer mail" (now known as email).

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John Oliver Takes On America's Sheriff Problem

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 10:45 AM PDT

America's sheriffs have a ton of power — and barely any system to keep them accountable.

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The Viral Recession

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 10:35 AM PDT

A downturn stemming from an epidemic is an unusual one. And it might prove unusually difficult to fight.

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Is Zero Hedge A Russian Trojan Horse?

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 09:38 AM PDT

The father of the founder of the conspiratorial site filed a criminal complaint against me in Bulgaria. Then things got weird.

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If You're Wondering How Things Are Going, Here's A Literal Dumpster Fire Down The Street From The White House

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 11:46 AM PDT

As coronavirus cases spread around the world and across the US and the markets tank in response, let's check in on Washington, DC.

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Cory Booker Endorses Biden For President

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 11:22 AM PDT

The New Jersey senator's support adds to the consolidation of former Democratic White House hopefuls around Biden.

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Why The US Sucks At Building Public Transit

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 10:40 AM PDT

America is worse at building and operating public transit than nearly all of its peers. Why is that? And what can we do to fix it?

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The United States Isn't Ready For What's About To Happen

Posted: 08 Mar 2020 04:41 PM PDT

Even with a robust government response to the novel coronavirus, many people will be in peril. And the United States is anything but prepared.

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These Are The Dumbest Drug Moments Of The Last 100 Years

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 09:28 AM PDT

From hippies attempting to levitate the Pentagon to the "10-Guy" meme, here's our list of the stupidest drug-related incidents of the last century.

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A Charity For Disabled Veterans Raised Nearly $300 Million. Why Did Most Of The Money Barely Reach Them?

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 11:11 AM PDT

An embattled veterans charity had the chance to make a "fresh start." It's still struggling.

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Guy Builds A Complete Diablo Statue From Scratch With Just A 3D Pen

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 11:09 AM PST

"Just work hard for 3 weeks and buy one instead," he jokes. "It's better for your mental health."

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A Brutally Honest Accounting Of Writing, Money And Motherhood

Posted: 06 Mar 2020 01:48 PM PST

Karen Russell didn't realize how fervently society wants to turn us into calculators — every action has a payment or a fee — until she had her first child.

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There's New Evidence On The Benefits Of Sun Exposure

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 02:10 PM PST

New research suggests that sun exposure may lower blood pressure in ways that have nothing to do with vitamin D.

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When You Get A Devastating Diagnosis At 27

Posted: 08 Mar 2020 08:59 PM PDT

There are options for a man who doesn't know how to move forward. American Ninja Warrior is one.

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How To Transform Your Front Lawn Into A Garden

Posted: 03 Mar 2020 04:23 PM PST

Rob Greenfield demonstrates how you can transform a boring front yard into a spectacular garden where you can grow food.

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This Chef, Who Runs A Two Star Michelin Restaurant, Changes His Menu Everyday To Keep It Unique And Fresh

Posted: 08 Mar 2020 05:03 PM PDT

The $245 tasting menu changes every single day. If that's not dedication, we don't know what is.

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Coronavirus Is Imploding Global Financial Markets

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 09:46 AM PDT

Markets and other financial indicators were flashing red on Monday, indicating that the coronavirus will wreak major damage to the world's economy.

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Why Do Such Elderly People Run America?

Posted: 06 Mar 2020 11:27 AM PST

Sanders is too old. So is Biden. Trump too.

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Soccer Goalkeeper Makes A Casual Mistake, Opposing Outfield Player Scores From Far Out

Posted: 08 Mar 2020 04:04 PM PDT

The derby ended in a 2-0 victory for the home team, Manchester United.

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Space Photographer Captures Incredible Shot Of Space Station Passing In Front Of The Moon

Posted: 09 Mar 2020 10:36 AM PDT

The vast size of space — and humanity's relative smallness compared to it all — will never fail to blow our minds, but so do images that capture how we've started to leave a mark beyond Earth.

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Lock Picker Easily Defeats This PrestoLock With A Magnet

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 11:59 AM PST

He didn't even need to make contact with the locking mechanism to pick it.

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The Great Barrier Reef Is Heading For A Mass Bleaching Of Unprecedented Scale

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 03:31 PM PST

Forecasts for the largest living structure on Earth have become "devastating," scientists say, and the coral carnage will be even more widespread than the last mass bleaching in 2016-2017.

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Welcome To The World Of Craft Weed

Posted: 08 Mar 2020 06:55 PM PDT

Big Marijuana is coming. What does that mean for the future of weed in America?

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The Irish Photographer Who Won A Pulitzer, Then Quit 'The Best Job In The World'

Posted: 08 Mar 2020 04:04 PM PDT

Cathal McNaughton won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 — the only photojournalist in Ireland to do so.

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