Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like. Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

A list of emotions people feel but can’t explain. From the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

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The FBI now classifies the far-right Proud Boys as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism.”
Trump's latest interview with Fox News confirms he's an absentee president, and mostly clueless on all matters.
Photographs of k-pop, k-beauty, and k-fashion at Seoul Fashion Week.
Consumers want to spend less time with screens, but listening to the news through smart speakers isn't the solution, yet.

“I’ve known this was an identity before I had a language for it,” says Ahomari Turner, 27. “Once I heard it, I was like, ‘Yes, that’s me.’”

One upside to social media: it helps nonbinary people in “deepening their understanding of their identities.”

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Botox appointments spike around Thanksgiving and Christmas, with bookings rates 35-45% higher than normal.
One way to measure San Francisco's recent air quality problems: Uber drivers are selling respirator masks.
Some handy rebuttals for when your relatives want to talk economic policy at the dinner table this week.

One way to understand Friendsgiving’s recent popularity is as the expansion of the Thanksgiving holiday into something more like a Thanksgiving season.

“Home for Thanksgiving” has become “friends for Thanksgiving,” especially among childless or unmarried adults.

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It took time for mainstream journalists to feel comfortable calling the president a liar. Now can we start using the 'P' word?
In "influencer marketing," companies routinely pay $60,000 for a video review—or $85,000 to publicly diss a competitor’s product.
Finns respond to Trump's assertion that their “forest nation” avoids deadly fires by spending time cleaning the woods.
Dozens were injured and one killed when French demonstrators protested rising gas prices by shutting down roads.

“I’m embarrassed by the limitations of my ability to talk about it.” Stephen Colbert uses a story about broccoli, Star Trek, and a frozen Bible to explain why he went back to Catholocism.

Many regions are trying to lure non-office-bound employees. Tulsa offers free rent, a co-working office, and $10,000.
Mechanical Swiss watches use springs made from an alloy called Nivarox, whose dominance is facing a high-tech new challenger.

Surreal animations invade the real world.

In an annual event, sorters from libraries around the US compete to see who can process the most items in one hour.