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Three easy, delicious tacos for weeknight dinner or a party

Three easy, delicious tacos for weeknight dinner or a party

Taco night once a week is a blessing for working parents—an easy, kid-friendly feast that always feels a bit celebratory. At our homes, sometimes the…
Six indie games that show why we’re in a golden age of video game artistry

Six indie games that show why we’re in a golden age of video game artistry

If you look under the metaphorical hood of most video games, you won’t find a Bandersnatch-style demon, government control study, or interconnected multiverse—you’ll find a…
An influencer’s failed “creativity workshop” tour is the Fyre Fest of Instagram

An influencer’s failed “creativity workshop” tour is the Fyre Fest of Instagram

Step aside, Fyre Festival. There’s another disastrous influencer-sponsored event for the internet to obsess about: a series of now-canceled “Creativity Workshops,” promised by the 26-year-old…
The foul bootleg liquor of Prohibition gave us today’s craft cocktails

The foul bootleg liquor of Prohibition gave us today’s craft cocktails

With America in the middle of a flourishing craft beer and craft spirits movement, it’s easy to forget that Prohibition was once the law of…
Be very skeptical of probiotic ice cream

Be very skeptical of probiotic ice cream

Chocolate, vanilla, pistachio—there are many reasons to eat ice cream. Gut health is not one of them. Culture Republick, a new brand of ice cream…
Gillette’s new ad tells men that toxic masculinity is their problem to solve

Gillette’s new ad tells men that toxic masculinity is their problem to solve

I already know what the trolls are going to say. They’ll call me a snowflake, and the problem with America, for praising a new Gillette…
Virgil Abloh spent three years developing this necklace. It’s paperclips

Virgil Abloh spent three years developing this necklace. It’s paperclips

Virgil Abloh is releasing his first jewelry pieces under his own name, and they’re made of paper clips. “It’s a paper clip, but it’s also…
The beauty industry feeds on anxiety. Now it’s selling anti-anxiety products

The beauty industry feeds on anxiety. Now it’s selling anti-anxiety products

Beauty brands are getting into the stress business. Instead of just making you look pretty and smell nice, perfumes, makeup, face oils, and cleansers are…
The best way to make money in gaming is with free games

The best way to make money in gaming is with free games

Even if you’re not a gamer, you’d likely recognize the names of 2018’s biggest premium video game releases. There are the perennial classics, like FIFA,…
The TSA’s app is pretty accurate at predicting shutdown-related airport delays

The TSA’s app is pretty accurate at predicting shutdown-related airport delays

The longest-ever partial shutdown of the US government is nearing the one-month mark this week, and its most visible problems are on display at airports.…
Ten minutes a day in this resting pose does wonders for your burnout

Ten minutes a day in this resting pose does wonders for your burnout

Are you burned out from trying to be well? It’s hard work these days, what with all the yoga and meditation and elixirs and focusing…
A psychologist’s guide to coming back from burnout

A psychologist’s guide to coming back from burnout

Subscribe to the Quartzy newsletter to receive this in your inbox each Friday. Earlier this month, a Buzzfeed story about “millennial burnout” went viral, and…
What America hears when the press makes fun of the way Trump eats

What America hears when the press makes fun of the way Trump eats

In case you missed it, this week President Donald Trump welcomed the Clemson Tigers football team to the White House to celebrate its recent college…
What to eat when you’re sick: easy, spicy, comforting soups

What to eat when you’re sick: easy, spicy, comforting soups

What foods do you crave when you’re feeling under the weather? This question recently inspired a lively conversation in Quartz’s international newsroom. Three main themes…
Fast fashion exploits everyone it touches

Fast fashion exploits everyone it touches

Fashion Nova, the fast fashion chain that rose to fame on Instagram, has once again come under fire this week after appearing to knock off…
The definition of “emotional labor” has changed. Don’t fight it

The definition of “emotional labor” has changed. Don’t fight it

There’s a moment in the otherwise fairly forgettable 2006 romantic comedy The Break-Up that has stayed with me. Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, playing Brooke…
How to stream all this year’s best picture Oscar nominees

How to stream all this year’s best picture Oscar nominees

The nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards were announced this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 22), which gives you a month to catch up on all…
A top global accounting firm is telling brands to prepare for a recession

A top global accounting firm is telling brands to prepare for a recession

For at least a year, a growing chorus of financial analysts and CFOs has predicted that a recession is going to hit the US sooner…
Gleeful rubbernecking at celebrity “meltdowns” is the internet at its worst

Gleeful rubbernecking at celebrity “meltdowns” is the internet at its worst

Brandon Truaxe, who launched and ran the cult multi-brand beauty company Deciem, has died at the age of 40. No official cause of death has…
Adidas and Foot Locker are asking young designers to help them make new sneakers

Adidas and Foot Locker are asking young designers to help them make new sneakers

Adidas is enlisting some new partners in its ongoing effort to upend the economics of sneaker production with its automated, super-fast “Speedfactories” in the US…