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Brian Robbins once wanted to disrupt Nickelodeon. Now he’s running itReport: Amazon’s IMDb is ready to be your Hulu alternativeChan Zuckerberg and Rockefeller have a $10 million plan to boost economic opportunityAmid Trump’s “veil of secrecy,” government watchdogs are more popular than everGoogle’s game-streaming plan answers none of our questionsTake these steps when you feel burned out and want to start overScotch your old whisky: Johnnie Walker introduces a Game of Thrones-themed hoochWelcome to New Zealand. Now hand over your password or pay $5,000Psst, Pinterest is quietly growing into a digital ad giantThis AI dreams about pumpkin-flavored craft beersSerena Williams covers The Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself” in breast cancer awareness adHere’s a video game that uses face recognition to check agesShould the U.S. Supreme Court have term limits?There are still way too many women doing laundry in advertisementsWatch a stunning wood skyscraper rise in NorwayFormer FBI official: Here’s how I would investigate the Kavanaugh allegationsIssa Rae, Anna Akana, and other creative pros teach you how to create with Samsung phonesWhat happened when this tech company stopped using Slack on FridaysGeneral Electric just abruptly ousted CEO John Flannery106 new movies, TV shows, albums, and books you must check out this monthElusive OnePlus founder Pete Lau talks “burdenless” design and the death of the notchThis is the prettiest lighter we’ve ever seenThis is how to reframe your thinking and find more meaning in your workRevolutionary cancer-fighting treatment earns scientists Nobel Prize in medicineSoulCycle is turning its rides into live music concertsThis is how you should answer “What are your strengths?”This nude portrait was generated by algorithmsCaavo’s $100 box doesn’t quite pull off streaming-TV unificationSkip Pottery Barn and Anthropologie. Buy a rug at these places insteadFive women entrepreneurs on why they’re considering political runsVirtual reality reimagines the haunted mansion–with eerily realistic effectsIf you hate corporate wellness programs, ClassPass has a plan to win you overThis startup wants to make buying a used car coolLow-cost European airline EasyJet is suing NetflixGermany is likely to take antitrust action against FacebookHow the Zagat guides shaped today’s food cultureThese digital detox sunglasses make screens look blankWe’re extending the deadline for Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas awardsGoogle Maps wants to make your commute less taxing (and more musical)Remember Zagat? The iconic burgundy guidebook that helped shape the modern consumer era is backCalifornia becomes the first state to require women on corporate boardsCalifornia governor signs country’s toughest net neutrality lawElon Musk resigns as Tesla chairman to settle SEC fraud caseThis man has helped shape Google search almost from the startThe urge to share news of our lives is neither new nor narcissisticThese are the most common questions that college grads ask employersExclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide WebBrett Kavanaugh is the #MeToo movement’s biggest challengeRuPaul’s DragCon draws a diverse crowd–it’s time for them to capitalize on itAt $12.85 per iPhone, Google’s default search payment is probably a stealGoogle Flights and Hotel Search get souped up for 2018 holiday travel seasonThese are the industries that have the best and worst gender equality in leadershipWhat is a Devil’s Triangle? Kavanaugh’s testimony inspires real-time Wikipedia editsFacebook’s latest data breach—how to tell if you were a victimCass Sunstein talks nudging, and knowing what works and what doesn’tSupport for Brett Kavanaugh seems especially high among Russian propagandistsThe Trump admin says screw it, the world will burn by 2100 no matter whatPeople are walking out nationwide to protest Kavanaugh’s nomination voteThis startup lets villagers create mini power grids for their neighborsIkea’s latest recall is terrifyingWhy we confuse rejection with questions, negotiations, and objectionsSAG-AFTRA pickets ad agency BBH Los Angeles for ditching union contractThe Kavanaugh rage meme nails the hypocrisy and tragedy of the SCOTUS hearingsReport: Slack is planning an IPO within the next yearThe surprisingly dark history of the color pinkNeil deGrasse Tyson’s breaks down the link between scientific innovation and warStay away from these phrases in your performance reviewThese 16 Google search queries will produce Easter eggs to remind you it’s 2018Watch sexual assault survivors fiercely confront Jeff Flake over Kavanaugh voteThese adorable robots work together to build alien structuresCan a Supreme Court justice be removed? Yes, and here’s howTwo Princes: How a secret meeting signaled the UAE’s pull in Trump’s D.C.The bad design that created one of America’s worst housing crisesThis is why you should hire a military veteranHow Dictionary.com’s Twitter account got so cleverly wokeAre microaggressions trashing your company’s productivity?This building designed to flood is a glimpse of things to comeElizabeth Warren has a plan to help end the housing crisisHelping indie podcasters get paidTop 5 ads of the week: Poo-Pourri for equality, Burger King’s AIThis black female entrepreneur is rebuilding D.C. with foreign dollars—and a dreamAlexa can be hacked–by chirping birdsBelgium is suing Google over satellite images of military basesJulian Assange has been replaced as editor in chief of WikiLeaksSEC: Elon Musk wanted Tesla’s stock at $420 to impress girlfriend with pot referenceThis beauty brand will source 100% of its packaging from ocean plasticHacker says he’ll live-stream attack on Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook pageBrett Kavanaugh’s entire hearing performance in one imageElon Musk is sad and disappointed by the SEC’s fraud chargesFacebook could be breaking EU law by using shadow data for adsChicago is getting the world’s largest permanent digital art installationAs Google turns 20, it can’t take our goodwill for grantedKanye West tries to hijack today’s news using the Trump playbookFabFitFun, a subscription box, launches a daily Facebook showCoca-Cola sits in unexpected spotlight of Ford-Kavanaugh hearingHow to help Christine Blasey Ford and other victims of sexual assaultLittle can redeem our do-nothing Congress, but better legroom on airplanes might helpNaadam just launched $75 cashmere sweaters–and created a whole store for themHow did Rachel Mitchell end up with Christine Blasey Ford’s WhatsApp messages?The Long Distance Con on New Yorker Radio Hour may be your new podcast obsessionThis super-reflective coating keeps buildings cool so we don’t need as much ACSenator Grassley’s bumbling behavior at the Kavanaugh hearing shows a need for term limitsAnnoyed by people in your open plan office? You need this sofaAs we discuss big solutions to climate change, don’t forget people-friendly streetsYouTube yanks viral revenge fantasy video against manspreaders on the subwayFor refugees, the best solution is often just cashTV streaming services—ranked by catalog!Business owners, be aware of these hiring mistakesYou can still be authentic and change your beliefs and valuesThis comic’s standup set about Louis C.K. and Bill Cosby is what comedy needsPoo-Pourri celebrates women’s hilarious poop stories to explain why gender inequality stinksHow to design a heritage brand for the 21st centuryThe Google Doodle is even older than Google itselfThe problematic origins of common business jargonA food hall opens inside the building that birthed the cellphoneTiVo’s new Bolt OTA joins a booming market for antenna DVRsSegway is back, and it’s coming for your last shred of dignityHow to fix your toxic cultureMicrosoft wants to save you from idiots smoking at the gas pumpHow to watch the Brett Kavanaugh Senate hearing live onlineWe’ve managed to invent something even worse than open officesBeing funny can make you money. Just ask Apple, IBM, and Taco BellWhatsApp cofounder explains why he left FacebookFrom the Pope to Oprah: the 10 notable figures whose missions most inspire AmericansThe Trump campaign is texting people to stop the Kavanaugh “witch hunt”What eight Google products looked like when they were brand-newUniversal preschool dramatically boosts the number of moms in the workforceAmazon’s new physical NYC store only sells “4-star” things or aboveDiane von Furstenberg boosts women founders in “Shark Tank”-style pitch competitionOur reefs are dying–what if we 3D print new ones?India Supreme Court says the world’s largest biometric ID system doesn’t violate privacySee Mailchimp’s weird new brandingYour next Mailchimp message might be on a snail-mail postcardThis is why 1,600 men signed a full page NYT ad in support of Christine Blasey FordCloudflare, IBM, Microsoft slash high data-transfer fees. Not AWS.Why Roman Coppola’s philosophy of “intuition-ism” will set you freeIntroducing Oculus Quest: a no-compromises standalone VR headsetUber is spending $10 million to bolster its new image as a transportation companyJulie Swetnick, new Brett Kavanaugh accuser, comes forward with disturbing affidavitAmazon thinks these 8 employee behaviors signal interest in unionizing5 surprising ways your office is influencing your brainHow to watch the Oculus Connect 5 keynote online and in VRCongress will grill Google today, but don’t expect privacy legislation before 2020This tool will help you figure out if college or grad school will pay offThanks, Fortnite! Sony just caved on PlayStation 4 cross-playSee the Climatorium, Denmark’s big bet on tackling climate changeThese 5 signs show that you’re a high performer at workHow a new generation of security firms is learning to protect blockchain codeAsk these 3 questions when you’re vetting job offersDesign thinking is the opposite of inclusive designExclusive audio: StartUp’s Alex Blumberg explores professional failure in new podcast seriesIn the 23andMe era, kids of sperm donors are finding each otherHow to assess company culture in a video interviewHow I went from Google intern to the head of Google MapsThe clever UX that made Fortnite a $1.2 billion sensation“Distracted boyfriend” meme ruled sexist by Swedish ad watchdogWhy arguments about things like “Laurel” versus “Yanny” matterAlexa-powered Amazon houses may be closer than you thinkHow Google’s DeepMind will train its AI inside Unity’s video game worldsThis Bay Area food hall is designed to jump-start the restaurants of female, minority chefsTrump’s China tariffs could sabotage America’s 5G leadMeatless burgers vs. beef: How Beyond Meat’s environmental impact stacks upApple removes conspiracy sites from Siri suggestionsThe best-designed phones of all time, according to the expertsHow Dan Barber helped Sweetgreen get a new squash on its menuGoogle begins rolling out its group planning feature for MapsInstagram is helping addicts connect with drug dealersApple News usage is on the rise, but publisher profits struggleWhere in the world are kids most optimistic about the future?Can we create a new kind of car insurance for a world where we share cars?Instagram’s loss is not necessarily Snapchat’s gainFox News would prefer you didn’t laugh at TrumpMajor Verizon outage plagues wireless customers across the South, MidwestWhy nonprofits should be courting entrepreneurs as donorsThese popular #Vanlife vehicles are basically rolling officesBill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in prisonThink Twitter is too toxic? Take this quick survey to make it nicerAn Oscar-nominated animator made a simple mobile game that tackles complex themesExclusive: Instagram cofounder Mike Krieger talks growth and leadership just before resigningVoter Registration Day 2018 resources: Google, ACLU, and Billy Eichner have your backPrioritizing employee well-being helps this consultancy improve its bottom lineImmigration activists bring a giant cage to Salesforce conventionAmerica’s healthcare system is “morally wrong,” says former U.N. secretary-generalFirefox has users to thank for its new security featureUsing this word can make you sound inadvertently sexistGoogle’s Eric Schmidt accidentally discovers labor unionsGoogle Chrome’s latest feature? A nasty dark patternWatch Ted Cruz get chased out of a D.C. restaurant by hangry protestersHow to optimize caffeine (and improve your productivity)“Free Solo” puts you on the most death-defying rock climb ever made6 ways to get ahead when you don’t have connectionsWhat happens when Prada lets architects redesign its most iconic itemThis new tech makes it harder for ISPs to spy on youAre demotions on the rise?Objects matter. Here’s what Melinda Gates, DeRay McKesson, and Travon Free value most of allUN General Assembly 2018: How to watch live onlineThis bike helmet can fold down to the size of a water bottleUber launches 24/7 phone support in the U.K.Lululemon just launched an everyday bra—no exercise requiredElon Musk allegedly tried to deter Tesla workers from unionizingHasan Minhaj and the art of persuasionHow social media brought this underground musical to BroadwayLululemon, the brand that invented athleisure, plans its second actAT&T is trying to be cool by combining a retail store with a coffee loungeSlack buys email smart assistant app AstroChina’s hunger for soybeans is a window into an encroaching environmental crisisInstagram’s cofounders are resigning to “explore our curiosity and creativity again”