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TCB Review uses a Norelco electric so doesn't understand: Why would men, as +Kevin Roose predicts, pay so much extra for such an obvious gimmick?
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A treat for aficionados of poorly conceived charts, courtesy of Matthew Yglesias.
There's no doubt that the ethnic composition of the United States is changing rapidly. Here's a chart that won't clarify it for you.
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+Katy Waldman: "I don’t feel uplifted—I feel as though I’m watching a half-starved aquarium otter somersault for her supper. . . . [W]hat do such resumes say about the difficulties of getting an internship or paid position and the demented hoops applicants must jump through in order to distinguish themselves?"
On Wednesday, Jezebel introduced us to Redditor PastLightSpeed, who posted images of a Lego set she’d created and sent to her “dream advertising agencies” in the hopes of nabbing an internship. “Leah” is a brick figurine in a blue suit, “new for 2014,” and she comes with a brightly colored...
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"[T]he company over time likely has a lot more leverage to pursue both hard-hitting journalism and commercial success than its chairman Peter Grauer suggests."
Earlier this week, a veteran Bloomberg News editor revealed that he resigned in early March, saying he did so because his company "unilaterally spiked" an investigative piece on China. (Backstory here.) The piece, which was allegedly quashed last November, was written by the same team that exposed the family wealth of now-president Xi Jinping in June 2012, which prompted the Chinese...
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"Fortunately, there is a solution, an opportunity for U.S.-based multinationals to help Russian LGBT people without jeopardizing their business in Russia. If they can't risk not contributing to the problem in Russia, they should concentrate on contributing to the solution in the United States. That is, they should help LGBT people who leave dangerous countries to live in a safe one."
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Joe Nocera: "It’s a rigged game. When the company’s stock goes up, says [Graef] Crystal, the chief executive views himself as a hero. And when it goes down, 'it’s Janet Yellen’s or Barack Obama’s fault.'"
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Truly startled to see that eGullet co-founder Steven Shaw died last week, at just 44. We interviewed Shaw back in 2005, on his book "Turning the Tables."
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Extremely helpful +Adam Winkler explanation of corporate personhood: "Hobby Lobby should only have the rights of legal personhood that are essential for its operations."
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+Katy Waldman: "[I]n fact, bosses can do a lot worse than say no—they can assign us fewer projects because we lack team spirit. They can label us rude and uncooperative. They can even rescind our job offers."
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+Laurie Ruettimann: "Cubicles and open offices are the worst; however, there are two real reasons why you are sitting in a corporate playpen with 50 other people and no walls.
    1. It’s cheaper.
    2. They don’t trust you."
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