The stock boom Trump takes credit for is really driven by international gains.
Mattress giant Casper might have caught something from Peter Thiel—they're suing critical bloggers out of existence.

I’m not special. That is the point of this campaign. As one woman put it on Facebook: “Guys, literally, it’s all of us.”

#MeToo may be “the most depressing party of the century,” but it’s valuable—especially if it becomes #HimThough.

↩︎ Quartz
In efforts to sow racial discord, Russian agents duped US activists into organizing protests on American soil.
An on-the ground account of the final days of ISIS in Raqqa.
The rule of law is shifting toward empirical arguments, yet our current Supreme Court appears "allergic" to numbers.
Most doctors endure bigoted remarks from patients, questioning their credentials or altogether refusing treatment.

France is a country of regicidal monarchists. It is a paradox: The French want to elect a king, but they would like to be able to overthrow him whenever they want. The office of president is not a normal office—that is something one should understand when one occupies it.

French president Emmanuel Macron explains why French people love to disparage, insult, and mock their leaders.

↩︎ Der Spiegel
Palladium replaces platinum as world's most expensive metal. (Both are used to curb auto emissions.)
The "Dear David" Twitter ghost tale is creepy, but its meticulous pacing makes the story difficult to swallow.
One possible trend in Europe's elections this year: "Conventional political parties are out and movements are in."

Gavin leans in and whispers in my ear, in what must be the only time when this is an appropriate thing for a teacher to tell a student: “Choke him like a motherfucker.”

One reporter’s quest for the toughest workout in Los Angeles.

↩︎ Outside Magazine
Missing since the 1930s, a Rodin sculpture of Napoleon has been "hiding in plain sight" in a New Jersey town hall.
Ireland is the only objector to the international definition of tea—because who adds milk prior to pouring the tea?
Humans are more likely to confide in cute robots. (We should expect robots will use this to plot against us.)
Incredible photos from Sonoma and Napa, where the wildfires have often nothing left to return to.

Road "zippers" can change the configuration of lanes on a highway that has highly variable traffic patterns, like the Golden Gate Bridge. Plus 99% Invisible has a collection of other pleasing videos of large road machinery, like cone layers and bridge droppers.

Some leftists hesitate at gun control because harsh laws fall on the poor—others promote Panthers-era self-defense.
Magnets targeted behind your right ear can suppress the "theory of mind" factor of your moral judgments.