The Last of Its Kind

  • The Atlantic
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  • January 1, 1970

John CuneoSometime on New Year’s Day, as the people of Hawaii recovered from a night of revelry, in a trailer on the outskirts of Kailua, Oahu, a 14-year-old snail named George died. David Sischo, who works in the trailer but was taking a rare day off, found out at 7 o’clock the next morning,

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Eight Early Black Friday Sales

  • Die Workwear
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  • January 1, 1970

Black Friday sales are upon us. Every year, I roundup some of my favorites both here and at Put This On (we’ll have a comprehensive list of every worthwhile sale later this week, on Friday). Some stores, however, are getting a jump on things. Many have already started their Black Friday

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Delays in Boeing Max Return Began With Near-Crash in Simulator

  • Yahoo! Finance: Information & Delivery Services Industry News
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  • August 19, 2011

(Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co. engineers were nearly done redesigning software on the grounded 737 Max in June when some pilots hopped into a simulator to test a few things.It didn’t go well.A simulated computer glitch caused it to to dive aggressively in a way that resembled the problem that had

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The Porch Pirate of Potrero Hill Can’t Believe It Came to This

  • The Atlantic: Technology
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  • January 19, 2011

The first time Ganave Fairley got busted for stealing a neighbor’s Amazon package, she was just another porch thief unlucky to be caught on tape. In August 2016, a 30-something product marketing manager at Google, expecting some deliveries, got an iPhone ping from his porch surveillance camera as

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These Are the Charts That Scare Wall Street

  • Yahoo! Finance: Savings and Loans Industry News
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  • January 1, 1970

(Bloomberg) -- Halloween’s around the corner, with investors treated to fresh all-time highs in U.S. stocks and nary a trick in sight. But as any scary movie aficionado will tell you, the most formidable frights begin when you’re the most complacent.This year’s compilation of Wall Street’s

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Orange County has a mini Grand Canyon. Here’s a peek.

  • The Orange County Register: Celebrities
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  • January 1, 1970

Our destination was The Sinks.That remote hole in the ground, also known as “Orange County’s mini Grand Canyon,” is little seen by the public, with access sometimes limited to one day every two months.But as soon as the two pickup trucks rolled out of the Augustine Staging Area, it became

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31 Songs for Your Spooky Season Playlist

  • Her Campus
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  • July 19, 2010

Buzzfeed NewsChristina BaeNoSpooky season is officially among us, which means all of our horror movie nights, haunted house trips, and pumpkin patch visits have only just begun. But much like everything else in our lives, no spooky season activity is complete without the perfect soundtrack,

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How to Return a Farm to the Wild—And Maybe Save the Planet

  • Time: Top Stories
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  • March 19, 2010

With unstoppable vigour, thickets of thistles three-foot-high were advancing over our land, engulfing acre after acre like the Day Of The Triffids. Every day, as my husband Charlie and I walked over what had once been arable fields on our family farm, we could barely believe what we were

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Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring Is As Relevant As Ever

  • Kottke.org: Weblog
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  • January 1, 1970

In light of the recent news of almost 30% of America’s birds disappearing in the past 50 years and the ongoing news of the climate crisis, it’s worth reading Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, a serialized version of which was published by the New Yorker in 1962 in three parts (one, two, three).

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College Beauty Awards: The Best Beauty Products Under $15

  • Her Campus
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  • January 1, 1970

Megan Charles / Her CampusGina EscandonNoTBH, this is probably the moment we’ve all been waiting for? If this is the only College Beauty Awards category you look at, you honestly have our full support, because same. Bargains are just that important. The good news is that these low-cost

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