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Pinterest’s frumpy Midwestern charm could make it an international juggernaut

Pinterest’s frumpy Midwestern charm could make it an international juggernaut

As it prepares for an IPO, Pinterest still comes across as more of a quaint scrapbooking meet-up than a slick social media sensation.
All the times Bran stares at people in the “Game of Thrones” season 8 premiere

All the times Bran stares at people in the “Game of Thrones” season 8 premiere

Your guide to all of Bran Stark's creepy stares in episode one.
The biggest band in the world just put out its most triumphant album

The biggest band in the world just put out its most triumphant album

"Map of the Soul: Persona," by the K-pop group BTS, is a joyful listen.
Photos: The marvel of elections in Indonesia, nation of 17,000 islands

Photos: The marvel of elections in Indonesia, nation of 17,000 islands

Elections in Indonesia, an archipelago of thousands of islands, are one of the world's most impressive feats of electoral logistics.
Big Pharma’s latest target: Botox for 20-somethings

Big Pharma’s latest target: Botox for 20-somethings

Injectables get a makeover for the Instagram age.
The art of London’s climate change protests is an homage to the 1968 Paris riots

The art of London’s climate change protests is an homage to the 1968 Paris riots

The posters show both the enormity of the threat that climate change poses and anger at the lack of action so far.
Coachella should probably just change its name to Beychella now

Coachella should probably just change its name to Beychella now

Beyonce’s “Homecoming” documentary and album are further proof that she’s bigger than Coachella, or any other festival or star.
What the coded, sexist language used to describe Pinterest tells us about the company

What the coded, sexist language used to describe Pinterest tells us about the company

Rather than treating its women-dominated audience as an advantage that has led to solid growth, much of the reporting has framed it as rather off-putting.
Adidas’s zero-waste sneaker is a simple idea that took years to execute

Adidas’s zero-waste sneaker is a simple idea that took years to execute

The idea behind the Futurecraft.Loop is simple, but making it real took years of work.
Ancestry just pulled a TV commercial romanticizing a slavery-era interracial couple

Ancestry just pulled a TV commercial romanticizing a slavery-era interracial couple

Critics pointed out that ad's "forbidden love" narrative whitewashes the brutal sexual exploitation of slave women by white slaveowners.
A German wine punch that’s perfect for spring

A German wine punch that’s perfect for spring

The maibowle is an herbaceous wine punch that's just the thing for an afternoon barbecue or a brunch.
These weed pens promise to make you feel as sexy, social, or sleepy as you like

These weed pens promise to make you feel as sexy, social, or sleepy as you like

Cannabis companies are putting out a slew of high-design disposable vaporizers.
A dozen delicious ways to eat boiled eggs

A dozen delicious ways to eat boiled eggs

Don't let your leftover Easter eggs go to waste.
An immersive art installation lets you see, smell and feel the toxic fog of polluted cities

An immersive art installation lets you see, smell and feel the toxic fog of polluted cities

Burnt rubber perfumes London's air. São Paulo smells like vinegar. Beijing's winter scent is sulfur and coal.
Arya’s first sex scene marks a striking shift for “Game of Thrones”

Arya’s first sex scene marks a striking shift for “Game of Thrones”

It was a welcome anomaly in a series that has rarely chosen to depict sex without violence, incest, coercion, payment, or politics.
Rahul Gandhi may think Wayanad is a safe seat, but the local Communists disagree

Rahul Gandhi may think Wayanad is a safe seat, but the local Communists disagree

In Wayanad, Hindus, Christians, and Muslims live together with ease. Like all of Kerala, it is known as "God's own country." And a significant part of it is communist.
What to do if someone in your office has the measles

What to do if someone in your office has the measles

A case of measles at Google's main campus should be taken as a warning: The virus can show up anywhere.
Fear and loathing in the Amazon Mother’s Day Gift Shop
Whole Foods will celebrate the new royal baby with a “vibrant orange” cheddar cheese

Whole Foods will celebrate the new royal baby with a “vibrant orange” cheddar cheese

The color of the special edition cheese is a nod to Prince Harry's status as perhaps the world's most famous ginger.