Is Anything Cool Anymore?

Different Cultures Define Happiness Differently. A People’s History of Black Twitter, Part I.

Different Cultures Define Happiness Differently

Well-being is far from universal. Here are four models to help you understand the world—and your own mind.

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Noom Has a New Approach to Your Health

Making a change starts with a first step. Noom uses psychology to help you understand your behavior, so you can make lasting changes in your life. Noom also gives you a support system made up of people trained in psychology, nutrition, and fitness.

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We Need to Talk About ‘Aline,’ the Crazy Celine Dion Movie at Cannes

“Aline,” an unofficial biopic of the singer, boasts a singular casting choice that has all of Cannes buzzing.

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A Decade of Music Is Lost on Your iPod. These Are The Deleted Years. Now Let Us Praise Them.

From 2003 to 2012, music was disposable and nothing survived.

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How COVID Turned Small Beauty Brands Into Luxury Status Symbols

The pandemic changed a lot about our lives. For beauty influencers and small brand owners, it gave rise to a performance of a new kind of opulence.

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No Cults, No Politics, No Ghouls: How China Censors the Video Game World

China’s video game market is the world’s biggest. International developers want in on it – but its rules on what is acceptable are growing increasingly harsh. Is it worth the compromise?

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A People’s History of Black Twitter, Part I

From #UKnowUrBlackWhen to #BlackLivesMatter, how a loose online network became a pop culture juggernaut, an engine of social justice, and a lens into the future.

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Meet the Teens Running Fan Pages for 2000s TV Shows That Aired When They Were Babies

Gen Z teens are running TikTok and Instagram fan pages for TV shows that aired in the 2000s. They say modern TV shows “try too hard.”

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‘Welcome 2 America’: The Oral History of Prince’s Lost Album

A previously unreleased 2010 Prince record arrives this month. His collaborators look back on the sessions and offer a glimpse into the icon’s private world.

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The Hockey Sister

It seemed impossible to become myself without hating my brother.

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Is Anything Cool Anymore?

In the past, taste was scouted from hip kids and sold to the masses. But in the great river of content, what does cool even mean?

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