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Friday Headlines: The internet is Bruce Willis.

In an apparent second high-profile suicide this week, Anthony Bourdain has died at age 61 in France.

In a new CDC report, suicide rates in the US have increased dramatically since 1999, especially among those with no known mental health conditions.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, here are ways to seek help.

What to do with controversial monuments, from doing nothing to changing their meaning.

Canada will legalize recreational marijuana, becoming the first G-7 nation to do so.

“There’s no way they’ll be as convenient for consumers. Once they shut down the illegal dispensaries it will just level the playing field for dealers like me. And I deliver to your home.” An interview with Toronto-based pot dealers on why they’re not worried about legalization.

US embassy workers in China appear to be suffering from the same brain injuries that affected diplomats in Cuba.

The Senate urges the House to hold a vote to preserve net neutrality—and with that, the regulations die on Monday.

Netflix is now the world’s most valuable media company.

"It’s embarrassing to share a passion with these people." On toxic Star Wars fans.

See also: An alternate history asks, “What if Star Wars never happened?”

Protect your data by changing your privacy settings for Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple—here's how.

Three people who scammed more than $1 million in goods through Amazon returns are sentenced to prison.

You wouldn't have guessed Nebraska has the third-tightest housing market in the US, would you?

Like most ideas that become anodyne and useless enough for corporate marketing plans, “body positivity” didn’t begin that way—it started out radical and fringe, as a tenet of the fat acceptance movement of the 1960s. Dove’s body positivity is a farce. “Maybe the most helpful thing brands could do for all of us is shut the fuck up.”

“Peak higher education” was in 2013. Now universities are caught in a death spiral of declining enrollment.

Advancements in robots are moving faster than cultural norms on how natural they should seem—it's freaking us out.

The most patriotic thing you'll do all year as an American? Shout ¡Viva México! during the World Cup.

Even at the end of the movie when Hans Gruber is falling off the building and has seven seconds of life left, instead of reflecting on what it all meant, he takes out his gun and is firing up at Bruce Willis. Sometimes my experience with executives is as if they’re Hans Gruber and the internet is Bruce Willis. An amazing Die Hard analogy helps Conan O’Brien explain why he’s shifting from an hour to a half-hour slot.

Sorted by year, 1969 was the most popular by far for the top 120 albums on Rate Your Music.

Kabuki woodblock prints of classic David Bowie images, by Masumi Ishikawa.