Want to Do Business in Silicon Valley? Better Act Nice

The first rule of Silicon Valley venture capital is never insult a start-up. Founders are always killing it, disrupting the world or just plain 🙌🙌🙌. If a start-up is fizzling, shuttering or caught scamming? The socially acceptable response is total silence. Everyone knows that. Except Jason Palmer. The start-up in question was AltSchool, a Mark…

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Peruvian Ceviche, Now With Plates and Chairs

Four summers ago, a young chef named José Luis Chávez began leveraging the poke craze and the salad-bowl trend into a string of fast-casual ceviche bars. He began with a counter in the Gansevoort Market food hall called Mission Ceviche; there is now another in Canal Street Market and a third is supposed to open…

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Press B3 to Be Mine (With a Vending-Machine Engagement Ring)

When they’re ready to propose, most people typically head to a jewelry store where they can take the time to peruse the various stones and settings. But there are much quicker (not to mention quirkier) options available: vending machines. Last year a hotel in London began offering vending machines with engagement rings. And over Labor…

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Lasker Awards Honor Advances in Modern Immunology

Since 1945, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has recognized scientists and physicians who have contributed to fundamental biological discoveries, clinical research and improvements in public health. This year, the Lasker Awards were given to two researchers who discovered key cells of the immune system, a team that engineered the first antibody for breast cancer…

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A Family’s Dedication to Beef Lives On at Don Julio in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES — At Don Julio, a much-beloved steakhouse in the city’s low-rise Palermo neighborhood, a 110-square-foot grill dominates the soaring dining room in the way that a grand piano commands attention on a concert stage. ImageOver the years, wine bottles signed by customers have provided the décor in the main dining room.CreditMaria Amasanti for…

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You’re in a Facebook Group for Your Dorm. Your Mom Has One, Too.

Jenny Tananbaum was at home in New Jersey one Saturday morning last September when she noticed a flurry of activity in the Facebook group she had joined for parents of students at American University in Washington, D.C., where her son was a freshman. Fire alarms were sounding in the dorms, according to posts from anxious…

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What Painting With Your Feet Does to Your Brain

Ask Tom Yendell how he learned to eat, use a computer, place phone calls or do anything else with his feet, and he’ll turn the question around. “How did you figure out how to do things with your hands?” he said recently. “You don’t need to be shown how to do it. You just do…

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Scientists Find the Skull of Humanity’s Ancestor — on a Computer

A single new fossil can change the way we think about human origins, but discovering it — deep in a cave or buried in rock — remains a daunting struggle for hammer-wielding paleoanthropologists. “It can take years and luck to find the right one,” said Aurélien Mounier, a paleoanthropologist at the French National Museum of…

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Emilia Clarke’s Best Red Carpet Looks

Emilia Clarke may be finishing her final press run for Game of Thrones, but the actress’s red carpet style has been on point for years. Here, ahead of the 2019 Emmy Awards where Game of Thrones is nominated, we bring you our favorite red carpet looks from Daenerys Targaryen.

‘Psychic’ Who Promised to Lift Curse Gets Prison Time

She was a 27-year-old medical student in 2007, suffering from depression and going through hard times, when a self-proclaimed spiritual counselor approached her at a mall in Houston with the promise of supernatural help. The student, looking for an answer, agreed to a psychic reading. The purported psychic said her name was Jacklyn Miller and…

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