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There’s a gender crisis in media, and its threatening our democracyEven more layoffs hit Uber as ride-hailing giant struggles to get out of first gear4 small details that reveal how design at Apple is changingApple just copied one of Snapchat’s and Instagram’s most fundamental featuresAirbnb now lets you book wacky Atlas Obscura trips, from scavenger hunts to food adventuresBill Gates and Ban Ki-moon: Investing in climate solutions could generate $7.1 trillionApple’s new phones are impressive. But I’ll stick with my iPhone 6SSorry, KFC. Wake me up when I can date a Popeyes chicken sandwichWhat people get wrong about our recommendation to eliminate Gifted & Talented programsApple TV+ will debut at a bargain price, putting pressure on Netflix, Disney, and all other streamersIn the 2020 election, the disinformation could be coming from inside the houseFrom cohabitation to cohousing: How older baby boomers are revolutionizing senior livingEven the new entry-level iPad is looking pretty Pro9/11 National Day of Service: 4 ways to volunteer on September 11, 2019New iPhone 11 Pro, iPad, and more: Everything Apple announced at its annual bonanzaThe ‘Friends’ theme song will depress you when you hear it for the first time in a minor keyThe 15 most shocking facts from ‘She Said,’ the explosive new book about how the NYT broke the Weinstein storyThese are the 7 reasons why working from home can make you a better communicatorWhy are these two states the only holdouts in the massive antitrust probe of Google?This is why you end up copying others in social situationsHere’s how Robert Frank revolutionized photographyApple event live stream: How to watch the keynote and iPhone 11 newsHealthcare CEO: Why businesses can be key allies in the fight against inequalityMcDonald’s just bought a voice-recognition company for high-tech drive-throughsYou’re dying to see Elton John, Lizzo, and . . . Phil Collins in concert this fall, says StubHubUse this email format to simplify your overflowing inboxThis KitchenAid mixer alternative is powered by handThis 30,000-person football stadium is now home to a living forestCheck out the drama, fashion, and wit on display at New York DragConAgeism at work starts earlier than you thinkWhat does VW’s new logo look like? Not very different from its previous oneInside the Weather Channel’s quest to reinvent storm chasingFor millennials, unlimited vacation isn’t always a perkPolaroid’s newest gadget gives analog life to smartphone photos‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ author Jeff Kinney and PepsiCo want you to become awesome at recyclingThe worst fires are likely still to come in Brazil’s rain forestThis giant robotic arm was one of the stars of New York Fashion WeekCafePress thinks its data breach victims should use Equifax as a resourceHow composer Terence Blanchard wove history into the score for “Harriet”Lululemon’s first new brand, 10 years in the making, is hereAndroid users need to delete these 24 ‘Joker’ malware-infected apps right nowIn New York, you’ll now get there faster on a bike than in a cabAlibaba chairman Jack Ma, who is China’s richest man, retires at age 55Here’s why an activist hedge fund wants AT&T to get smallerGoogle investigation: 50 attorneys general look into possible antitrust violationsBarcelona’s ingenious ‘superblocks’ could prevent 700 premature deaths every yearMore than 1,500 Amazon employees say they’ll walk out to protest the company’s climate failuresWhy ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ winner Yvie Oddly has to think of ‘creative ways to make drag interesting’Ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame is running for Congress, and her campaign video is fast & furiousPeople saved this forest from logging by donating $3 million to a crowdfunding campaignRead the FDA’s warning letter to Juul over its vaping safety claimsThe Carolina Panthers and Lowe’s could have avoided the PR backlash to giving a 12-year-old a free lawnmowerNo matter who you think wins a Trump vs. Chrissy Teigen Twitter war, we all loseThis is what happened when I started sending thank you notes regularlyWe’re finally getting midcentury modern emojiTrucking companies—like Uber and Lyft—say their drivers aren’t employees, worsening inequality and pollutionHow a pharmaceutical company’s HIV research became immersive theaterCoffee, travel, and skincare are among 12 industries millennials are boostingThe books of today have nothing on the scrolls of 2,300 years agoThe professional trait no career adviser ever mentions: generosity4 immigrant CEOs on their biggest challenges as entrepreneursThis building produces twice the energy it consumes, and it’s the future7 things you must do to turn your internship into a full-time tech jobTo help Trump raise even more millions in 2020, the GOP is copying Democratic fundraising toolsFrom tarot readings to Gemini memes, astrology has officially infiltrated work cultureSee Apple’s wild new iridescent store, two years in the makingWe need to solve the wisdom deficit in businessEA gets a Guinness World Record for the most downvoted comment in Reddit historyAmazon is hiring 30,000 permanent workers on September 17British Airways to passengers: Don’t bother showing up at the airport for the next two daysBeyond the pop-up: These are the best retail environments of 2019HGTV’s ‘A Very Brady Renovation’ is a very comforting reunionA new mouth-operated remote control could help AR become truly mobileA truly affordable kids’ car seat that’s light, foldable, and safeThe best UX design of 2019The most innovative architecture and urban design of 20192019’s most innovative designs in Latin AmericaThe 30 most important design companies of 2019A pollution mask so sleek it debuted on the fashion week runways of New York and SeoulFrom the editor: What the CEOs of Bumble and Nike have in commonThe 2019 Innovation By Design honorees point toward a more sustainable future2019’s most innovative designs in the Asia-Pacific regionThis Norwegian underwater restaurant is a design marvelInside Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd’s mission to build the “female internet”How Target’s designers sought the simplest approach for the brand’s Made By Design productsThe year’s best design for social goodKodak has instant-print cameras and a palm-size photo printer that works with your existing phoneThe most innovative North American design of 2019The best student design of 2019This biodegradable and carbon-negative raincoat is museum-worthySee the 22 Innovation By Design award winners that are reshaping our worldThe best data design of 2019This credit card cuts you off once you’ve exceeded your carbon footprintWhy NASA enlisted Tupperware to help it grow vegetables in spaceHow these designers helped save the Memphis waterfront2019’s most innovative designs in Europe, the Middle East, and AfricaThe most innovative fashion and beauty designs of 2019Q&A with Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, the 2019 Design Company of the YearIkea and Sonos team up to create a high-fidelity speaker that’s also a lampA New Zealand company has created a truly portable nail gunJaden Smith’s ambitious plan to provide clean water in Flint—and the rest of AmericaThe year’s most innovative designs in health and wellnessThis prefab hospital room features a skylight and Alexa-enabled entertainmentMore of the best designed products of 2019The 9 most timeless designs of the past 25 yearsHere’s how one company is helping solve the world’s trash problemThe best product design of 2019The future of transportation is here. See the top mobility designs of 2019The best graphic design of 2019These are the best-designed apps and games of 2019The best experimental designs of 2019The 41 most innovative designs of 2019This new zero-emission electric motorcycle is mostly 3D printedForget Starbucks—you can brew better coffee at homeHere’s how North America’s first naturally cleansed public pool worksThe best educational design of 2019An innovative new concrete process is enhancing acoustics at the Kennedy CenterThe most innovative workplace design of 2019Since Parkland pays tribute to 1,200 American children killed by gunsApple and Foxconn broke Chinese labor law to build latest iPhonesHow companies are trying to de-rain-forest their supply chains as the Amazon burns5 must-have free apps for every road warriorWill Netflix pull its Bill Gates docuseries after the latest news about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein?Why longer responses to “So, tell me about yourself” are betterMicrosoft president Brad Smith’s book about tech is no love letterHow big data could help make it easier for landlords to evict youHow to watch the U.S. Open tennis 2019 finals live on ESPN without cableYou may never be as funny as Danny McBride, but you can be as prolificThere’s a new group of workers spreading organic pesticide on crops: bees3 lessons that being in the NFL taught me about leadershipThis radical plan would see the U.S. build 12 million new units of social housingComing to America? The U.S. government wants your Myspace nameVertical video has won so much, Samsung made a concert stage optimized for your phoneHow to learn to embrace your anxiety (and turn it into excitement)Here’s how Apple Card users are customizing their plain white credit cards8 states and D.C. are now investigating Facebook for potential antitrust violationsThis video testing out increasingly expensive pianos sounds like a million dollarsThese are the reasons why we (still) don’t have many women CEOsThe national parks system is falling apart: These diverse service corps can help fix itJennifer Lopez posted a video showing how she mastered pole dancing for ‘Hustlers’: “I’ve never been bruised like this”Facebook’s secret crush? Maybe it’s Match GroupHow to strike a good work-play balance when traveling for businessWhy so many women want to change careersKitKat is ditching plastic packaging for paper you can turn into origamiChipotle can’t get customers to stop stealing the Tabasco, so it’s embracing itDespite Trump’s tough talk on China, U.S. still lax about inspecting Chinese drugmakers9 CEOs on how they prevent themselves from feeling burned outYou might get the best sleep of your life in this house—if you can afford it‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Willam Belli launches new makeup line CoverboyIs it ever okay to quit a bad job dramatically?The world’s most beautiful bullet train is hereThe moment we started using plastic is preserved forever in the planet’s fossil recordOdell Beckham Jr. is taking Pedialyte from the baby aisle to the NFLHurricane Dorian: These maps let you track power outages across North CarolinaHow Toronto locals soured on Alphabet’s neighborhood of the futurePeople absolutely hate your push notificationsHow to create a perfect home-office deskHow to watch the historic Indian Chandrayaan-2 moon landing todayThis gadget scans your trash to tell you if it’s recyclableAmazon is testing a ‘new’ badge to help shoppers identify new products90 dead rats turn up in NYC to help showcase the next frontier in rodent trapsCopycat: China’s first cloned feline is here, and a horse could be nextAre mushrooms the secret ingredient for a realistic plant-based steak?Starbucks is opening a pick-up-only store to make PSL season a breezeRansomware hackers could’ve taken home $400K but got $0 after they wouldn’t negotiateWhat business can learn about impact from ‘catalytic philanthropy’How much is WeWork worth? Maybe half as much as people previously thoughtFearing 2020 ‘deepfakes,’ Facebook will launch industry AI ‘challenge’We found it! The most painfully cringeworthy video on the internet right nowAsk yourself these 5 questions before sharing personal issues with your bossMIT Media Lab founder defends accepting Jeffrey Epstein’s money in explosive report‘Jeopardy!’ superfan made a soundboard of positive affirmations from Alex Trebek. It’s just delightfulHere’s why Elizabeth Warren thinks plastic straw bans are straw dogsHow being a speed skater prepared me for a successful career in tax law and techHeinz redesigned the ketchup label to show us all how to master the perfect pourCole Haan found a brilliant way to make high heels more comfortablePlant-based shrimp is a thing, and real-meat giant Tyson Foods wants a taste5 people you should reach out to when looking for that next big jobGoogle is going to tell you what TV shows and movies you want to watchHow to identify the skills that energize youFacebook wants to be the hot new dating app8 things you should never do in a first interview—and one you mustThis harrowing 90-second VW ad perfectly captures the stress and chaos of familiesAlphabet and other giants are betting that the future of real estate is roboticThe inside story of China’s stunning rise from tech imitator to innovatorIs Apple Coin coming? Apple thinks cryptocurrency has ‘long-term potential’Doctors are now prescribing houseplants to help treat anxiety and depressionIkea politely asks people to stop playing giant games of hide-and-seek in its stores10 résumé tips to impress a recruiter in 7 secondsReport: Apple is bringing Touch ID back to iPhones in 2020You can buy tiny houses on Amazon and Facebook now. That doesn’t mean you shouldHow Rihanna’s foundation is rethinking disaster responseOne year later, what did we learn from Nike’s blockbuster Colin Kaepernick ad?How to actually get some sleep on your next flightVacasa homes in Google search results give you one less excuse to skip that vacationThe phone numbers of 419 million Facebook accounts have been leakedMagic Leap sees a bright future in AR healthcareTimberland is planting 50 million treesTwitter just disabled its SMS tweet feature after CEO Jack Dorsey got hackedYouTube settlement could put video creators on the hook for violating kids’ privacyTrump accused of using Sharpie-doctored Dorian map to ‘prove’ Alabama was in its pathPlanned Parenthood’s digital health app will prescribe and deliver birth control nationwideThis AI just passed a science test and may be smarter than an eighth graderFast Company’s Impact section is looking for an assistant editorAmerican Eagle takes on Sephora in an effort to be a one-stop shop for teensScarlett Johansson remains firmly Team Woody Allen: “I believe him.”Amazon Fire TV is quietly overtaking Roku, and here’s howAmazon and Walmart pledge to curb single-use plastic packaging, but only in IndiaJaden Smith’s Just Water just hit $100 million valuationHow to watch CNN’s climate change Town Halls live without cableWe could help prevent deforestation by simply reprogramming logging machinesStill stressed after a long break? You might not be taking the right type of restGallup is tracking world happiness to understand what’s really happening in the worldYouTube gets slapped with $170 million FTC fine for violating children’s privacyAllbirds’s new sneaker collaboration isn’t as weird as it soundsCan you ever wear shorts to work?Preparing the workforce for tomorrowDon’t use these 5 emojis unless you want Japanese teens to think you’re oldInside the high-rise graveyards of Hong KongThis new accelerator wants to boost the best solutions to food wasteHow the world’s most minimalist phone made me love my smartphone moreEffective managing for non-managers: 5 tips to try nowFacebook is getting very, very good at faking your faceThis personality trait is an interview killerRoku wants to simplify home audio, but there are too many options alreadyRead the demands from the upcoming climate strikeHong Kong will withdraw the controversial extradition bill in attempt to end protestsThese are the habits to avoid if you want to make a behavior changeSatya Nadella, Donna Langley, Brian Cornell, Nancy Dubuc, Will Packer to headline Fast Company Innovation FestivalThe workwear startup behind Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton’s power suitsHow to wake up early, and be happy about itBill and Melinda Gates have poured nearly $5 billion into education. Here’s what they spent it onAmazon wants to let Whole Foods shoppers use their hand to pay for ordersThis Bill Gates-backed startup wants to stop office temperature wars by making your AC smarterThese $460 “family-sized” disaster survival kits are a sign of the timesHow to make a good first impression when starting a new jobNatGeo’s ‘Activate’ wants to inspire global activism—and reinvent P&G marketing—with Pharrell, Common