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A State-By-State Guide To The Crazy Things That Are Illegal (And Legal) To Do In A Car

Who needs a front bumper? Not New Jersey residents, apparently. Did you know you can drink and drive in Mississippi? Literally drive your car with a beer in your hand, and not get cited as long as you're under the legal limit? That's just one of the surprising facts in this new mini-site from Just Park, dedicated to the inconsistencies in U.S. driving laws. Read Full Story

The Ultimate Visual Encyclopedia Of Booze

Infographics for everything of the distilled and fermented sort. The folks over at Pop Chart Lab—the Brooklyn-based studio that parlayed the infographic trend into a lucrative business—aren't strangers to a good drink. In fact, someShow More Summary

Why Mark Zuckerberg's Paternity-Leave Announcement Is Such A Big Deal

Facebook already had a father-friendly leave policy, but when the CEO takes two months off, it sends a strong message about the culture. At the end of a year packed with "My Parental Leave Policy Is Cooler Than Your Parental Leave Policy"...Show More Summary

The Future Of Libraries Is Collaborative, Robotic, And Participatory

Libraries can survive these times of technological upheaval, but they're going to have to change—and fast. To look at the state of many libraries after the recession, facing cuts and closures and fundamental questions about "relevance," you could be forgiven for being gloomy about their future. Show More Summary

Master The Art Of Social Storytelling With These 3 Lessons From StyleHaul's CEO

StyleHaul CEO Stephanie Horbaczewski has made social storytelling a pillar of her business. Here's how you can, too. When we talked to her nearly three years ago, StyleHaul CEO Stephanie Horbaczewski was banking on a big investment: her own shoppable video player. Read Full Story

How Netflix's "Jessica Jones" Captures The Comic It's Based On--And How It Doesn't

The Marvel/Netflix partnership got dark in its follow-up to Daredevil—but how does that fit with the initial tone of the character? Netflix's new binge-worthy series, Marvel's Jessica Jones, has been captivating people all over social media (and in their living rooms, naturally) since its release at midnight on November 20. Show More Summary

Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages Will Surface Through Search In Early 2016

As of next year, fast-loading AMP pages—Google's version of Facebook's Instant Articles—will be viewable through Google Search. Google is wasting no time in gearing up its open-source competitor to Facebook's Instant Articles. The Accelerated...Show More Summary

How To Deal With Jerks In The Workplace

Think you have to put up with that jerk of a boss, client, or coworker? Think again. In my almost four decades on this planet, I've had a lot of jobs: working at fast food restaurants, in retail, at nonprofits, movie studios, global technology companies, and being an entrepreneur. Show More Summary

Vine Launches On Apple Watch

Vine is adding new functionality to its service, including an Apple Watch version. Vine has introduced some new features to its iOS app that are designed to get users to watch more video. The new functionality lets users find more, related videos to watch by swiping left on a currently playing video. Show More Summary

An Idea With Teeth: This Gorgeous Toothbrush Is Made To Fix Our Bad Brushing Habits

The subscription service Quip is like Birchbox for your mouth. Will Americans bite? Technology has revolutionized the world of oral health. Our dentists have fancy power tools to clean off our plaque. We can buy industrial-strength electric toothbrushes to ensure no part of our mouths are left unscrubbed. Show More Summary

7 Lessons From Facebook, Pinterest, And Google On Building Diverse Teams

Diversity numbers at most tech companies are pretty dismal, but some of the biggest players are using these strategies to change the ratio. Working on making Buffer an inclusive place where all kinds of people feel they belong and thrive is one of my favorite things. Read Full Story

First New York, Now Chicago: AltSchool Continues Its Rapid Expansion

In an exclusive interview, CEO Max Ventilla updates Fast Company on the micro-school startup's expansion plans. Micro-school startup founder Max Ventilla has a big ambition. He wants AltSchool—an expanding network of project-based private schools—to have as big an impact on education as his former employer, Google, did on information. Read Full Story

The Good And Bad News About The State Of Millennials Worldwide

New global research shows that millennials are optimistic, but cities may not be equipped to serve them. Perhaps you've heard that millennials have become the largest generation in the workplace, surpassing gen X this year, according to Pew Research. Show More Summary

Is A Higher-Paying Job Worth Extra Stress?

You love your job, but you're offered a 50% raise to work somewhere with a stressful work culture. What should you do? It's an unfortunate balance that many of us debate: a high paying job or one with a good work-life balance. In an ideal world you could have both, but that's not the reality for most people. Read Full Story

How Apple Pay Plans To Take On China

Apple is reportedly introducing its mobile payments service to China next year—but it faces stiff competition in Tencent and Alibaba. Come next year, Apple intends to bring Apple Pay to China, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

A Mother Lets The Balance Tip Toward Work—And Doesn't Apologize

Work and parenting are rarely separate in the life of Austin Film Festival founder Barbara Morgan. Just after the birth of her daughter, Barbara Morgan held a staff meeting in the maternity ward. The hospital wasn't happy about it, and others may have questioned it later, but Morgan didn't care. Read Full Story

Out Of Office With The Founder Of Ghana's Asheshi University

Patrick Awuah, a 2015 MacArthur Fellow, founded a university to educate Africa's future leaders. He also plays Words With Friends. In September, the MacArthur Foundation awarded Patrick Awuah one of its "genius" fellowships for his work bringing higher education to Ghana. Show More Summary

The Mastermind Behind The #GivingTuesday Social Media Phenomenon

Gaining social media momentum means building something bigger than yourself and your brand. Retailers may be gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there's another phenomenon fast spreading online—Giving Tuesday—the firstShow More Summary

Elon Musk Had A Snarky Reply To Jeff Bezos's First Tweet

After a successful rocket test, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos tweeted the good news—but SpaceX CEO Elon Musk had a few things to add. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Tuesday morning sent his very first tweet, which announced the successful launch and landing of a New Shepard rocket built by Bezos's space company, Blue Origin. Read Full Story

On Black Friday, Clothing Company Everlane Is Giving Its Profits To Its Factory Workers

Join the Black Friday madness and feel good about where your money is going. This Black Friday, as other retailers trip over themselves to offer the cheapest products to frenzied mobs, the online clothing company Everlane is taking a different approach. Show More Summary

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