Economics of Consent. Empire of Pain. On Safari in Trump's America.

Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.

When the state-backed Russian news channel RT became the first news organization to surpass one billion views on YouTube in 2013, it marked the achievement with a retrospective of its most popular videos and a special guest — one of the Google-owned site’s senior executives.


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Average Americans Are Giving Away Less Money And It’s A Big Problem

As it becomes harder and harder to spare money for nonprofits, it means the pool of money being given to organizations is increasingly controlled by a small group of wealthy donors.


Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between

At the same time that Americans’ life expectancy is stalling, public policy and career tracks mean millions of U.S. workers are waiting longer to call it quits. The age at which people can claim their full Social Security benefits is gradually moving up, from 65 for those retiring in 2002 to 67 in 2027.


Harvey Weinstein and the Economics of Consent

The blunt power of the gatekeeper is the ability to enforce not just artistic, but also financial, exile.


The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.


Everybody Is Lying About How to Flatten Your Belly

Core exercises will build up your abs, but they do nothing for the layer of fat on top of them. Likewise, no leg exercise can give you slimmer thighs. And yet headlines and tweets about shrinking specific body parts abound—even when the articles themselves contradict the headline.


Trump's Latest Big Interview Is Both Funny and Terrifying

Bartiromo is an extraordinarily soft interviewer who doesn’t ask Trump any difficult questions or press him on any subject. That makes the extent to which he manages to flub the interview all the more striking.


On Safari in Trump's America

The country’s elites are desperate to figure out what they got wrong in 2016. But can they handle the truth?


I Quit

I’m all about quitting things that are not worth it. Sometimes, you’re doing things that don’t contribute anything to your life. For example, I’ve left jobs, clients, and even friends in the past. However, I’m firmly against quitting when things get hard. And unfortunately, that’s exactly the reason most of us quit.


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