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Is Television Ready for Angry Women?

Producer Marti Noxon has two shows about women’s pain and rage debuting this summer—and the timing couldn’t be better....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Tech Firms Move to Put Ethical Guard Rails Around AI

One day last summer, Microsoft’s director of artificial intelligence research, Eric Horvitz, activated the Autopilot function of his Tesla sedan....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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A Tour of Small-Town Sicily

The rain lightly pelted my window just as dawn was breaking on the Ionian Sea. I was lying snugly in my hotel bed in Syracuse, the venerable, ancient city on the eastern coast of Sicily. I dozed off for another hour or so before I was awakened once more by morning light through the balcony window....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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All the ridiculous Deadpool 2 marketing stunts you may have missed

Deadpool 2 is now in theaters, and to herald its arrival, its marketing team has clearly pulled out all the stops. The stunts for Deadpool two years ago were wild enough, with wacky mock rom-com posters, a fake Tinder profile, and more. Now, the team has outdone itself with promotion for the sequel....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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A Real-Life Enchanted Forest

IN ORDER TO see one of the oldest living trees on earth in one of the oldest evergreen forests in the world, you must first fly two hours from Tokyo to the town of Kagoshima on Kyushu, which is the southern- and westernmost of Japan’s four major islands....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Has Alanis Morissette Made the Most Woke Musical Since ‘Hair’?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Everyone seems to have a story about hearing Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” for the first time. The writer Diablo Cody was listening to the radio when a D.J. said, “This is going to be huge....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Food delivery’s untapped opportunity

Stock prices for Sysco and US Foods, the two largest food distributors, are up by more than 20 percent since last summer, when Amazon bought Whole Foods. But, these companies haven’t made any material changes to their business model to counteract the threat of Amazon....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Seven ways to deal with hay fever

Try to stay indoors as much as you can on high-pollen days. In particular, avoid outdoor activity between 10am and 4pm, the peak time for pollen dissemination. The best time to be outside is after rain, which helps to clear pollen from the air....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Twitter Is Going To Limit The Visibility Of Tweets From People Behaving Badly

On Tuesday, Twitter announced a massive change to the way its conversations will work, evaluating not just the content of individual tweets, but the way users behave more broadly on the service....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Scientists Made Snails Remember Something That Never Happened to Them

Transferring memories from one living thing to another sounds like the plot of an episode of “Black Mirror.” But it may be more realistic than it sounds — at least for snails....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back

Guessing wrong on when a condition is a life-threatening medical emergency could mean a large bill. Or worse. Jim Burton was lifting a box in his garage last August when he felt a jolt in his back....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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How India’s Welfare Revolution Is Starving Citizens

One morning last December, Uttam Kunwar awoke from a terrible dream in which his mother had died. Any relief he felt lasted only until he turned over on the floor, beneath the blanket he shared with her, to find her dead....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Google News has a new feature that may just pop your filter bubble

Announced at last week’s Google I/O keynote, the AI-powered Google News app officially landed today on iOS. The app, which serves as a replacement for the seemingly-abandoned Google Play Newsstand on iOS devices, is excellent....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Electric Scooter Charger Culture Is Out of Control

“Bird hunting” has become a pastime and a side hustle for teens and young professionals, but for some it’s a cutthroat business. Every afternoon around 4 p.m....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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The Baffling Return of Mike Myers

Almost exactly four years ago, an interview with Mike Myers was published. It was conducted by GQ’s Chris Heath to promote Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, the sweet and compelling documentary about the wise guru to the stars that Myers directed as an homage to his longtime manager....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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16 of the highest paid movie roles of all time — including $100 million for a single film

It's rare for actors to rake in huge salaries today, at least compared to the days when audiences were drawn to a movie primarily based on its leading star. Years ago, if a certain actor's name was attached to a movie, it was almost a guaranteed success....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Bojan Krkic: ‘I had anxiety attacks but no one wants to talk about that. Football’s not interested’

“I have a problem,” Bojan Krkic says, edging forward on the sofa. “I love football, it’s my life.” Outside, through the balcony doors, the sun dips behind Vitoria, northern Spain....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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How to Accept a Compliment

Ms. Bucior is a writer based in Milwaukee. Alone in my office one afternoon, I unpeeled the wrapper from a square of chocolate with a deliberate curiosity not associated with office snacking....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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How a Pioneer of Machine Learning Became One of Its Sharpest Critics

Judea Pearl helped artificial intelligence gain a strong grasp on probability, but laments that it still can't compute cause and effect. Artificial intelligence owes a lot of its smarts to Judea Pearl. In the 1980s he led efforts that allowed machines to reason probabilistically....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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The End of Male Approval in Comedy

It’s pure coincidence that Rachel Bloom’s interview on Marc Maron’s WTF aired just three days after Tina Fey’s appearance on David Letterman’s new Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, earlier this month....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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How much the average person in 40 different countries takes home after taxes

The salary you negotiate isn't the amount you end up receiving in your paychecks. The primary reason: taxes. It is well known that every country has a different corporate tax rate, but each one also has different tax rates for individuals....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Michael Pollan: Can Psychedelics Save the World?

Most people know Michael Pollan as a food writer. His 2006 book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, is widely credited with helping spark the modern food movement, in which everyday Americans began asking questions about where their food comes from....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Great Things Take Time

Look at the photo above. See that road in the center that cuts through the mountain ridge? The history behind that road is one of the most remarkable tales of human perseverance, yet you have probably never heard it....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23

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Apple and Its Rivals Bet Their Futures on These Men’s Dreams

Over the past five years, artificial intelligence has gone from perennial vaporware to one of the technology industry’s brightest hopes. Computers have learned to recognize faces and objects, understand the spoken word, and translate scores of languages....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-22

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General Thinking Tools: 9 Mental Models to Solve Difficult Problems

When I first came across Charlie Munger’s 1995 Speech, The Psychology of Human Misjudgment, I realized that I could learn more from him than my MBA. So I spent the next few years reading and researching about cognitive biases and how we mislead ourselves....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-22

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Inside Mueller’s FBI team

President Donald Trump has repeatedly hurled insults at the FBI agents working on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 campaign. Rudy Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney who’s now Trump’s lawyer, has attacked them as “stormtroopers.” The vitriol is unsurprising....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-22

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10 Most Breathtaking Day Hikes in the U.S.

The United States is home to some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, ranging from barren deserts and vast canyons to lush forests and snow-capped mountains. Because of this, it's no surprise that it also has some of the most spectacular and accessible hiking trails in the world....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-22

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Did You Know There Are 5 Levels of Listening?

Most people who think they are good listeners underperform. There is some research that suggests they do so by as much as 60%. This overconfidence impedes their success as it prevents them from truly understanding the motivation of the other side....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-22

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Steven Pinker’s Ideas About Progress Are Fatally Flawed. These Eight Graphs Show Why.

It’s time to reclaim the mantle of “Progress” for progressives. By falsely tethering the concept of progress to free market economics and centrist values, Steven Pinker has tried to appropriate a great idea for which he has no rightful claim....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-22

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Find out how much car you can afford with 20/4/10 rule

Knowing how much car you can afford is the first step to buying one. Also, water is wet....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-22

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Transform Your Life By Transforming Your Habits

Where you are in your life is a result of your habits. Will Durant (not Aristotle) said it best: I think that’s also true for the opposite of excellence. Mediocrity is a result of mediocre habits....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-22