Gwyneth Paltrow has thrown the latest jab in the most passive-aggressive feud in lifestyle-arbiter history. (So passive, in fact, we might be imagining it, but onward.) Last month, Martha Stewart Living included a recipe titled Conscious Coupling, a delicious chocolate-cream pie that doubled as a pretty obvious Goop dis (mocking... More »
We dated briefly, maybe a few months at most. We had a history together that I could barely retrieve from the fog of my memory.
This month may very well prove to be the most momentous one in the history of Mozilla. Only a few days ago, I put up a post noting that Mozilla was up for renewal negotiations for its deal with Google, which has historically subsidized more than 90 percent of Mozilla's revenues, to the tune of more than $300 million per year at times. Show More Summary
While hopes of the J-Curve recovery in the deficit are long forgotten in the annals of Goldman Sachs history, silver-lining-seekers will proclaim the very modest beat in tonight's Japanese trade deficit a moral victory for a nation whose economic data has been nothing but abysmal for months. Show More Summary
Sifting through history, one classic at a time. Column by Brian McGackin Last month I sent out a call on Twitter for November "Culling The Classics" suggestions to get a feel for what the public was dying to see culled, what classicShow More Summary
Jason Collins is retiring from the NBA. The 13-year veteran made the announcement Wednesday in a first-person essay published in Sports Illustrated. Although, Colllins is leaving, the history he made when he came out 18 months ago as the first openly gay man in any of the United States’ four major sports leagues will remain […]
Billy Graham is being featured in Christian History Magazine this month for his lifetime of work for Jesus Christ.
Photos by Richard Lentinello. As it turned out, Champaign proved to be just a two-year stopover in the 40-plus year history of Bloomington Gold, which bills itself as the world’s largest Corvette show. After at least a month of rumors, show officials announced Thursday that they will move it yet again, this time to the […]
Last month I took a little trip down to the city of Najran, in southern Saudi Arabia near the Yemen border. The fascinating history of the area, the friendly people, along with the varied geography make this place a must-see destination for any expat living in Saudi Arabia. Show More Summary
Benedict Cumberbatch has portrayed innovators on both ends of digital history. But that doesn't mean he's ready to join Twitter. In this month's Creative Conversation, Fast Company spoke to actor and Internet phenomenon Benedict Cumberbatch,...Show More Summary
The history of New York City's top-level domain is still quite young, having only launched in full last month. But, since then,.nyc has already managed to serve up more than 56,000 registrations, making it one of the fastest growing city domains...
Post by Joanna Mazewski. Anyone want to bid for a little piece of royal history here? Princess Diana and Kate Middleton’s possessions are being auctioned off in a Stateside tour next month and some of the items up for grabs will really...Show More Summary
I'd like to update my views on crude oil in today's post.The chart you see above is a monthly bar chart of West Texas crude oil futures for the past 30 years, the entire history of futures trading. I have been a bear on crude ever since the fracking boom in the US started rolling in 2008. Show More Summary
How glass, tin, and mercury converged on a Venetian island in the 15th century to fundamentally change the way we look at ourselves. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.
Less than two months after his company Alibaba enjoyed the biggest IPO in history, founder and CEO Jack Ma says Alipay, part of the company’s financial services arm that’s similar to PayPal, “will definitely go public.” Alipay is making huge waves in China. Show More Summary
By Mark Jaycox (EFF) Congress continues its path towards becoming the least productive Congress in modern history while on its second vacation in as many months. During their first vacation, we ranked…
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Great War was over. But the "War to End All Wars" famously didn't live up to its billing. Still, it had greater impact on the world than any event of the last thousand years. The question is whether another such war might be...
By Matt Baume Well we just capped off the busiest month in marriage equality history, but it’s looking like November’s going to be just as busy. Two judges in the Sixth Circuit just ruled against equality, which sets us up for a Supreme Court ruling in the coming months. Show More Summary
Clip recap: We just capped off the busiest month in marriage equality history, but it's looking like November's going to be just as busy. Two judges in the Sixth Circuit just ruled against equality, which sets us up for a Supreme Court ruling in the coming months. Show More Summary
For the first time in its seven decade-long history, World Bank staff staged a work stoppage earlier this month. ||| For the first time in its seven decade-long history, World Bank staff staged a work stoppage earlier this month. Staff...Show More Summary