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T-Mobile/Sprint makes sense if John Legere leads and stays John LegereAT&T will pony up $60 million over claim that it misled people with limited ‘unlimited’ dataRobocalls are winning the war against humansWalmart and Tesla are friends again after settling suit over solar panel firesHow to watch ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ on ABC without cableIn another round of Scorsese vs. Disney, the filmmaker fights to save cinema’s soulAva DuVernay slams the Academy for rejecting a Nigerian film from Oscar considerationHow do you create company culture? VC Ben Horowitz says it starts from day oneEverything you need to know about the latest Popeyes chicken sandwich dramaHow to have difficult conversations with your employeesImposing work schedules on employees won’t make them more productiveA Starbucks where you don’t order coffee drinks? Yes, but there’s a good reasonUber is on track to be profitable by 2021, says CEO Dara KhosrowshahiOK boomer, but millennials and Gen Z have their generational differences, tooMessed up in a job interview? Here’s how to recover11,000 scientists want you to know we are in a climate emergencyWatch The 2019 Fast Company Innovation FestivalFacebook may soon scan your face to verify your identityWhy Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and others are setting women back in the workplaceMany designers still chose between career and kids. That’s a problem for everyoneHow productivity tools and apps can actually create more workGuys, cult accessories brand MZ Wallace launched a line for youHow cities are using hyperlocal weather forecasts to save moneyI’m the mother of two vaping teens. Juul should pay for getting kids hookedThis ad agency uses a casting agent to create the focus group of the futureHow Memphis transformed its parks named for Confederate generals into inclusive spacesIs America ready to tackle economic inequality?Designers at Apple, MoMA, and more share the podcasts they never missThe United States of inequality: this timeline will help you keep track of how we got hereHow Errol Morris got Steve Bannon to reveal his true self in a new documentaryWhat is ranked choice voting, anyway? We break down the pros and cons as NYC mulls a big changeIs ‘OK, boomer’ an ageist slur? These 18 hilarious takes say definitely not7 Google Docs add-ons that will change the way you workGoogle buying Fitbit raises ‘serious concerns,’ says Senator Mark WarnerUnder Armour stock plummets after news of federal accounting investigationFrom Russia with hate: 8chan is back onlineThese 10 cities have the most expensive homes in America right nowYou know you want to see the very first real-time videos of live brain activityGoogle workers are demanding the company act on climate changeHow old are you really? Elysium Health will tell you—for $500Stuck in a thought loop? Here’s how to stop obsessing and act on your decisionsThis artificial leaf turns CO2 into a low-cost fuelFacebook is introducing an all-new brand today. Here’s whyWhat my team learned when we all worked half-days on FridayShopify, on a quest to be the anti-Amazon, now has 1 million businessesMicrosoft Japan jumped on the 4-day workweek wagon, and it worked outThis is the most essential trait you need to land any jobIt’s shockingly difficult to escape the web’s most pervasive dark patternsThe unbelievable 26-year journey ‘Harriet’ took from idea to big-screen successMark Zuckerberg “should pay a price” for Facebook’s continuing harm to democracy, says Hillary ClintonAdobe’s new app puts Photoshop inside your phone cameraI live in 24 hours of darkness each winter. Here’s how I stay saneSee Keith Haring’s newly restored ‘Crack Is Wack’ muralWith Fitbit, Google takes on Apple in Big Tech’s race to make you healthierEsther Perel’s new podcast is about the relationships we have at workPBS’s new brand is anything but radical—and that’s the whole pointWhy I ditched my TV for an old-school projector—and you should tooThis AI can spot signs of human trafficking in online sex adsNew York wants to help solve its housing crisis with colivingBad Robot co-CEO Katie McGrath explains how to send the perfect thank-you noteYou can now use Airbnb in 31 more languages. Here’s the full listWho is Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s new CEO? 5 things you need to knowIt’s too late for a carbon tax—it’s time for a world war against climate changeInstacart delivery drivers are striking this week. Here’s whyHow I learned to curb my tendency to work too muchThis ‘father of the internet’ still isn’t completely sold on 5GWhy LeBron’s Uninterrupted teamed with Dazn to tell the story behind the Canelo-Kovalev fightBuddhism scholars: Meditation apps are fueling tech addiction, not easing stressAirPods Pro recall an earlier age of innovation and fun at Apple‘Frozen’ unthaws, Seth Meyers stands up, and 111 other November pop-culture events to check outThis founder hopes to force stronger labor laws, starting by paying domestic workers fairlyBelieve the hype: How ComplexCon builds its unique experienceThis nonnegotiable practice has made me a better CEOHigh-skilled workers in small towns are a ‘waste of resources,’ says controversial Princeton studyThere’s huge potential energy savings hiding in our air conditionersDisney Store is the latest retailer hit with an ADA lawsuit over Braille gift cardsReport: Fears over Chinese ownership of TikTok grow as U.S. launches security investigationFast Company Innovation Festival: a connected world‘The Great British Baking Show’ ends the season swapping new ingredients for old favoritesElizabeth Warren’s new Medicare for All plan is confusing! Let us break it down for you.Could a network of sensors give first responders more time to control wildfires?Why are Black Friday deals starting so early? A shopper’s guide to an annoying trendVirgil Abloh just gave Ikea a new logoSoon you’ll be able to easily screen your brain for abnormalities—but should you?3 career lessons I learned after my startup fell apartThis concert hall measures your brain waves and heart rate during performancesEngineers have figured out how to charge electric car batteries in 10 minutesWhy it’s not always bad to compare your career to othersI’m a workaholic, and this is how I’m changing my waysIt’s official: Google is buying Fitbit for $2.1 billionThis Harvard scientist has a plan to solve the mysterious vaping illnessFirst look: A towering memorial to the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shootingMy high-profile social enterprise shut down, but it wasn’t a total failure3 unexpected benefits of using mindfulness appsHere’s how to get your free year of Apple TV+Why your brain’s so bad at letting go of negative commentsCoca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo are the world’s biggest plastic polluters—againHow Reagan, Clinton, and Bill Gates paved the way for the rise of Big TechWriter, director, and producer Janet Mock takes our career questionnaire“Decency quotient”: How this CEO frames inclusive capitalism for his companyStop selling your kids short with just Disney and Pixar filmsPinterest’s Evan Sharp is building a kinder social networkMTV’s revolutionary African show ‘Shuga’ has made a real difference in the fight against HIVIkea tarot cards let you see into the fütüreWhy Emily Dickinson fans and scholars are excited about ‘Dickinson’ on Apple TV+How director Kasi Lemmons found a ‘badass’ action hero, not slavery porn, in Harriet Tubman’s storyWeWork’s Adam Neumann has now been accused of pregnancy discrimination‘I’m leaving because of a misogynistic culture’: Watch Katie Hill’s goodbye speech to CongressNow you too can invest in obscenely expensive collectiblesWhy you should start a weekly planning session (and how to do it effectively)Think you’re creative? No, those are mental errorsFiat Chrysler-Peugeot merger: Here’s what to know about world’s new 4th-largest automakerNike just dropped a ’90s-themed collab with Nordstrom’s Olivia Kim, complete with Air Jordan IVsWhat is a ‘time multiplier,’ and how does it improve productivity?Just got laid off? Here’s how to talk about it with your family and friendsAaron Sorkin’s open letter to Mark Zuckerberg is the best thing he’s written in agesIt’s time to rethink voice assistants completelyWhat should a startup do when the founder is fully vested?Facebook has a new policy on ‘sexual’ emoji (yes, that means the peach)There’s a big problem with Twitter’s bold ban of political adsL.A. wants to know where you ride your scooter, and Uber isn’t happyThis is how leadership is like driving and can make teams sickHow the hijacking of a ship led to an effort to jump-start the Blue Economy in the Horn of AfricaThis mushroom building cleans our air as it growsToo often, neurodiverse hiring efforts overlook female job seekersThis NASA astronaut-tested app promises to prevent jet lagAfter Twitter bans political ads, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg says they’re ‘not worth the controversy’The art of writing smart and funny TV for kids that won’t drive parents bonkersFacebook, Google, Amazon are ramping up their secretive influence campaigns in D.C.Can music festivals go from generators of garbage to sustainable innovators?This sign language interpreter makes Coachella accessible (and awesome) for deaf concertgoersSee the radiant new design for the Obama Presidential CenterHow Eileen Fisher thinks about sustainable consumptionLet it grow! Let it grow! Razor brand Billie invites women to embrace their facial hair and join Movember funThis jacket’s threads were inspired by spider silk and ‘brewed’ in a factoryI wanted to be friends with all my employees. Now I have 100How Disney+ and HBO Max ads are using the same pop-culture blitz to win you overHere’s why NYC just voted to ban foie gras, and why it won’t happen right awayIf everyone is mad at Facebook, why is business still booming?In shocker, Jack Dorsey says Twitter will ban all political adsAT&T is already taking away its free Watch TV streaming dealFeds chop interest rates again, but don’t expect a huge change to your credit card ratesThis international hotel’s attempt to move to sustainable fish is a lesson in the hard path to sustainabilityBig changes coming to Molson Coors: layoffs, a new name, and a new locationCalifornia Easy fire: Dramatic videos show Ronald Reagan Presidential Library threatened by flamesWhy progressive discipline doesn’t work (and what to do instead)How to get a Ph.D in digital adoptionThe scariest song ever, according to Pandora, is not the one you thinkPeople are hilariously bad at drawing famous logos from memoryWith layoffs, lawsuits, and a fired CMO, Juul is in free fallHow to stop operating in crisis-management modeWhy a top VC and a former LinkedIn exec think hobbies are the future of commerceHow Allyson Felix’s mental game helped her beat Usain Bolt’s recordDid the world really need the ‘Mona Lisa’ in 3D VR?Magic happens when companies close the customer experience gapI tried the most innovative coats of 2019. Here are the bestExclusive: I left Google because of pregnancy discriminationThis adorable robot wants to be as useful as your iPhoneGoogle’s new experimental app completely changed how I use my phoneWe’re very close to disrupting the cowThis is the simple mental habit that helped me overcome procrastination (and feel good about work)Helvetica’s evil twin, Hellvetica, will haunt your nightmaresReport: Facebook Portal lets users display other people’s pictures without permissionStudio Gang’s 40 Tenth Ave. building looks like pieces have been cut off of it—for good reasonA museum’s new collection celebrates the art of African American quilting‘The Last Kids on Earth’ leaps from books to Netflix to toys. Next stop: billion-dollar franchise5 indispensable iPhone time-saversHBO Max is not (just) HBO. But it does look a lot like cableWatch a surfer shred in the postapocalyptic wetsuit of the future