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2 Days Ago   Alert your coven, because a total lunar eclipse is taking place tonight (Sunday, January 20). This isn’t an ordinary total lunar eclipse, either, but a supermoon, which means that it will seem even bigger and brighter.

3 Days Ago   If you have been spending time trolling people from your private Twitter account, in the words of Ricky Ricardo, you may have a little ‘splainin’ to do.

4 Days Ago   Susan Tynan launched Framebridge, her direct-to-consumer e-commerce business, to provide customers with an option outside of the staid, expensive $4 billion framing industry. Her simple concept–pick a frame on the brand’s website, send in art, have it delivered back to you in three days–has been a runaway hit.

4 Days Ago   Earlier today, New York Times tech reporter Kevin Roose took to Twitter with a funny story. It looked like Facebook employees were writing positive reviews for Facebook’s video chat device Portal on Amazon.

4 Days Ago   The Trump administration’s heartless policy of separating migrant children from their parents after crossing the border may have been even more widespread—and may have begun much earlier—than previously reported.

4 Days Ago   Vehicle recalls are all the rage right now, and Hyundai and Kia are getting in on the action. While Ford, Toyota, and Lexus models have all been recalled due to the risk of Takata airbag inflators exploding, Hyundai and Kia have a different yet equally alarming problem–an increased risk of engine fires.

5 Days Ago   The world is filled with strange and wonderful things, both real (see: Maine’s spinning alien ice disk) and fake (see: Thailand’s artificial rain and China’s fake moon).

5 Days Ago   The U.S. government shutdown has stretched on for so long that you may have to reschedule your State of the Union drinking game. The national address was originally scheduled to be held on January 29, but because of the shutdown, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has asked the president to reschedule his speech, write it all down in a heartfelt letter, or, you know, let the government reopen.

5 Days Ago   Citigroup has a problem. On Wednesday, one of the world’s largest banks publicly admitted that its female employees earn 29% less than its male employees globally.

5 Days Ago   If you have considered giving up coffee for your health, here’s a counterargument: don’t. A new study, published in the European Journal of Nutrition (it’s probably behind the counter at your local newsstand), shows that drinking dark coffee protects your DNA from breaking.

6 Days Ago   Ryan Williams is a serial entrepreneur, Harvard graduate, Goldman Sachs and Blackstone alum, and the CEO and cofounder of Cadre, a rapidly growing real-estate startup shaking up the old-school business.

6 Days Ago   Tragically underrated comedy writer Erma Bombeck once wrote that, “Some of the best fiction writers got their start writing airline menus.” Most people–and certainly most underrated comedy writers–agree that airline food is bad.

6 Days Ago   It’s been 10 years since office drones working on Manhattan’s West Side looked up from their Excel spreadsheets because a giant freaking airplane had just landed in the Hudson River.

6 Days Ago   No one wants to end up in a situation where they are arguing with a cop over unlocking a phone. However, if you do find yourself in such a situation, there’s something you should know: Cops can’t force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger.

6 Days Ago   The state of our country’s infrastructure has been a political talking point for decades, but usually it’s all talk, no action. Today, there’s going to be a little action.

7 Days Ago   A fleet of 500 robots is heading to your neighborhood grocery store. (We’ll pause for you to get “…and so it begins” out of your system.) If you’ve been known to pick up oatmilk, gluten-free bread, and boxes of Lucky Charms at 500 Giant, Martin’s, and Stop & Shop locations, you may run into a googly-eyed robot named Marty.

7 Days Ago   During the third and final presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle, Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a “puppet.” A few years and one potentially damning New York Times story later, and Clinton is looking pretty savvy.

7 Days Ago   China’s national space agency made history on January 2 by landing its Chang’e-4 probe on the far side of the moon. The postcards it has sent back so far are pretty nice.

7 Days Ago   Travel these days involves exploring new destinations, eating new foods, making memories, and dodging tourists as they try to snap that perfect Instagram photo. Instagram is great, but when Instagrammability becomes the No. 1 motivation for booking a holiday, and hotels start offering Instagram butlers, it can lead to over-tourism (a runner-up for word of the year!), dangerously crowded conditions, people making terrible choices to get a good shot, and a glut of articles about how Instagram is r

10 Days Ago   Even a year ago, it would have been (almost) unimaginable that a rising political star would live-stream his dental cleaning as a potential stepping stone to the White House.

10 Days Ago   Black Mirror creators may have wanted viewers to choose their own adventure on Bandersnatch, but they ended up somewhere unexpected—in a lawsuit with the owners of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” trademark.

10 Days Ago   Now that the government shutdown has put the FCC’s merger reviews in limbo, wireless customers affected by the pending merger of T-Mobile and Sprint may have some time to breathe before the two companies combine to become a $146 billion behemoth.

10 Days Ago   It feels like only yesterday that people were investing in an unknown co-working space called WeWork. Now that WeWork has achieved a certain high-level unicorn status, it is returning the favor and investing in companies it believes in–specifically, Laird Superfood, maker of assorted superfood products, including the best nondairy creamer around (yes, I will fight you over that claim).

10 Days Ago   SpaceX is getting ready to send another round of satellites to the stars, its first mission of 2019, from the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

11 Days Ago   As Visa’s chief marketing officer and chief communications officer, Lynne Biggar flies around the world overseeing all of Visa’s branding, sponsorship, communications, and marketing activities. As a veteran traveler who spent years on the road with Time Inc. and American Express before joining Visa, she seems even busier when she’s off the clock–spending her free time climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, for example.

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