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The Japanese Concept of Ikigai Could Be the Secret to a Long, Meaningful Life

What's your reason for getting up in the morning? Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help.


Rolling Stone, Once a Counterculture Bible, Will Be Put Up for Sale

From a loft in San Francisco in 1967, a 21-year-old named Jann S. Wenner started a magazine that would become the counterculture bible for baby boomers. Rolling Stone defined cool, cultivated literary icons and produced star-making covers that were such coveted real estate they inspired a song.


The Pursuit of Loneliness: How I Chose a Life of Solitude

Hayley Campbell quit her job and moved into an empty flat. Here she explains the tough but peculiar pleasures of seclusion


Facebook Navigates an Internet Fractured by Governmental Controls

Populous, developing countries like Vietnam are where the company is looking to add its next billion customers — and to bolster its ad business. Facebook’s promise to Vietnam helped the social media giant placate a government that had called on local companies not to advertise on foreign sites like Facebook, and it remains a major marketing channel for businesses there.


Mueller Just Obtained a Warrant That Could Change the Entire Nature of the Russia Investigation

Robert Mueller, the FBI special counsel, reportedly obtained a search warrant for records of the "inauthentic" accounts Facebook shut down earlier this month and the targeted ads these accounts purchased during the 2016 election.


Trump Lawyers Clash Over How Much to Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

At the heart of the clash is an issue that has challenged multiple presidents during high-stakes Washington investigations: how to handle the demands of investigators without surrendering the institutional prerogatives of the office of the presidency. Similar conflicts during the Watergate and Monica S. Lewinsky scandals resulted in court rulings that limited a president’s right to confidentiality.


Philippe Starck on How Bezel-Less Screens Will Be the End of Phone Design

All the intelligent parts of human production go with the strategy of dematerialization — less and less and less materiality, more and more and more intelligence. The computer was a very good example, and now the telephone is a fantastic example. That’s because in a telephone, only the image and the sound is important.


How a Photographer Snapped This Tragic Photo of a Seahorse Lugging a Q-Tip

“I spend a lot of time underwater all over the world, and I see trash and debris and human waste all over the place.”


This Is How To Actually Work Smarter, Not Harder

We’ve found eight unexpected (and counterintuitive) ways to squeeze more out of your workday.


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