Five Times the Internet Was Actually Fun in 2018

Sure, most of what you see on the internet — the arguing and outrage and depressing news and all manner of other digital diseases — can feel like a boot to your trachea. And yet, every now and then, the internet provides moments of positivity and humor, even the occasional morsel of togetherness. We are…

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15 Facts about Men Women Must Know

Probably the strangest thing about it all is that, after so many centuries, thousands of books of fiction and scientific studies, women still don’t know men (and men don’t know women, either). What’s more, this state of things is pretty well incredible. There are people who boast they do, but can we really rely on…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Bogotá

Bogotá just gets better and better. The city hums with energy and possibility, offering a thriving environment for creativity that makes its negative aspects — the pollution, the traffic — not quite as noticeable. These days, Bogotá is blossoming with new ideas, from collectives that house everything from feminist bookshops to hair salons, to offbeat,…

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Wristbands and Room Service: Music Festivals Check In to Hotels

By the pool, bass boomed from towering speakers. Inside, stanchions blocked the elevators. One dinged, the doors opened, and hoard of wristband wearing revelers poured out. This was a five-star hotel, but over one weekend this fall, it turned into a 48-hour dance party. Wise to the popularity of zeigesty gatherings like Coachella and Burning…

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The end is near: 11 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2019

As we look back on the mania that was 2018, one thing is clear: We can do better! Enter our annual guide to the lessons we learned, based on which Styles stories you read most this year, and see how to put them to use in 2019. Image CreditIllustrations by Ruohan Wang 1.Do it. A…

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Remember Bitcoin? Some Investors Might Want to Forget

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Last year around this time, a toy called a cryptokitty sold for $170,000. A real estate agent remade himself as CoinDaddy, producing cryptocurrency-themed music videos. The man behind a company called Ripple became for a moment richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Kids barely out of high school were buying Lamborghinis because of…

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4 Ways to Be Happier in 2019

After the shouts of “Happy New Year” fade, you can take steps to help fulfill that goal. By Tara Parker-Pope Behavioral scientists have spent a lot of time studying what makes us happy (and what doesn’t). We know happiness can predict health and longevity, and happiness scales can be used to measure social progress and…

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