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Prepare to have ‘Misbehaving’ stuck in your head for days after you read the story of how Danny McBride, collaborator Edi Patterson, and music supervisor Joey Stephens made it.


“Misbehaving,” the Cracker Barrel hootenanny embedded within Sunday night’s episode of The Righteous Gemstones, sounds hauntingly familiar. You’ve heard this song before, maybe, somewhere. The melody hits the ear like a twangy, AM-radio take on Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation,” but the lyrics are hilariously wholesome in their depiction o

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Ace documentarian Ken Burns is tackling his latest slice of Americana with ‘Country Music.’ Here’s how cord-cutters can stream it on PBS.


Ken Burns, the ace documentarian known for his extensive deep dives into topics ranging from the Civil War to baseball, is tackling yet another piece of American history with Country Music, a 16-hour docu-series that traces the genre from its origins as a musical tradition rooted in ballads, hymns, and blues through its continued evolution as a pop-culture phenomenon in the 21st century. The series will be deliver

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ed in eight two-hour installments beginning tonight (Sunday, September 15) 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT on PBS.

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This communication professional swears by “career lists” to make progress in her professional life.


I am the kind of person who really thrives on lists.

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“Breadcrumbing” is a term usually applied to relationships. But it can also happen at work, if your boss isn’t committed to your professional development.


While “breadcrumbing”—being strung along by small reinforcements without true commitment—has been around in the dating world for a while, the idea can apply in professional contexts as well. An August 2019 BBC report says bosses may be guilty of leading employees on, rather than genuinely committing to their development. In a tight labor market, this can be the kiss of death for

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London is just the latest city to figure out that using heat it already generates can save enormous amounts of energy.


On a hot summer day, the temperature inside a subway car in the London Underground can sometimes climb above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and even in the winter, the city’s Tube lines can be so toasty from the operation of the trains that extra heat needs to be vented outside. But by the end of the year, one subway line will begin making use of that heat—sending it to hundreds of nearby homes and businesses to help keep them warm in cold weather.

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Researcher Nicholas Conn, one of the seat’s inventors, explains why this unlikely form of health monitoring is so practical.


America is aging rapidly. In the next 40 years, the number of people age 65 and older is expected to nearly double. Of these older Americans, more than 80% will have some form of heart disease.

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After 16 years of running a $1B company, a major health scare caused me to finally get honest about anxiety.


It was early February 2017. It had been a stressful morning at work. I was coming back from lunch and walking up the stairs to my third-floor office when I started to feel light-headed. I was out of breath, and my heart was racing. I asked my assistant to come in to my office. She took my pulse and said we needed to call an ambulance.

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A survey of women founders reveled a broad belief that sexism still pervades the American electorate.


Female founders are more encouraged by different potential presidential candidates than male founders are.

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Don’t let the conversation around a certain new SNL cast member overshadow the celebration for Bowen Yang, the hilarious comedian, podcaster, and SNL writer who just got promoted to featured player on the show.


For about five hours on Thursday afternoon, Bowen Yang was the toast of the internet and the broader world of comedy beyond.

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As part of NBC’s upcoming “Climate in Crisis” programming week and the launch of its new Climate Unit, Roker watched NASA track melting glaciers in Greenland. Their findings are worrisome for the whole planet.


In Greenland, the glaciers are melting. And they’re not just melting—they’re vanishing at an astonishing rate. Just this year, ice melts in the country contributed to an average global sea level rise of more than one millimeter. That may not seem like a lot, but after the hottest summer in Greenland’s record, about 440 billi

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on tons of ice have melted off the country’s massive ice sheet. Over time, there’s enough ice in Greenland to raise sea levels by more than seven meters.

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People will accept anything as true if it confirms their beliefs—regardless of whether a video or image has obviously been manipulated.


Lots of people—including Congress—are worried about fake videos and imagery distorting the truth, purporting to show people saying and doing things they never said or did.

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We trace the historical debate around the artist Norman Rockwell and his complicated legacy to gain insight into the complicated singer’s last album.


Lana Del Rey’s new album Norman F—ing Rockwell is definitely an in-your-face title. What is the singer talking about: the iconic American illustrator, one of her loser boyfriends, or something bigger like America’s image of itself?

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This tech COO spent many years of her professional life burning the candle at both ends. When her daughter was born, she knew that she had to change the way she viewed time.


Time. It’s the most precious and finite resource that we have. Even today, where our increasingly connected world makes it possible for us to be more efficient than ever, time still escapes us. Time is still the only resource that we can’t borrow or buy more of. And, once it’s gone, it’s impossible to get back.

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If you’re a fan of the moon, there’s a lot to tweet about today. We’ll try to break it down for you.


There’s a certain corner of the internet that is very excited for night to fall. This time the excitement extends beyond sky-gazing Twitter and astronomy subreddits, because there is a lot going on with the moon this evening, so keep your black cats indoors.

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Politics is ugly on Twitter.


Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke took a strong stance against guns—and the Twitter trolls came for him.

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CHEQ research of 15 major media sites found that more than half of neutral or positive stories are still being flagged as unsafe for advertisers.


The concept of brand safety has moved from a few backroom meetings to the forefront of any major advertiser’s priority list over the last few years. Simply put, brands don’t want the ads they’re paying a lot of money for to appear alongside offensive or dangerous content. Makes sense, right? Of course, this is not an exact science, as the laundry list of YouTube scandals and the work that activists like Sleeping Gi

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ants are doing will attest. It’s a never-ending battle against a constantly moving target, and because so many ads are bought and sold amid the nanoseconds of the programmatic system, brands have enlisted the help of algorithms to keep up with what content their ads are going to be placed alongside.

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Overall, the most popular candidates among donors who work at Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft were Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders.


Poor Joe Biden. He just can’t catch a break—the near-constant inability to utter a sentence without a gaffe, being the human piñata at every debate, the bleeding eye, the teeth falling out, the protesters interrupting his truly heartbreaking story of losing his first wife and daughter in a car accident. Even the sympathy he earned from the outrage over Julian Castro’s callous remark about his forgetfulness

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last night only served to accentuate the age question.

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Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced today to 14 days in prison for her involvement in the college admissions scandal that rocked the country earlier this year.


Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced today to 14 days in prison for her involvement in the college admissions scandal that rocked the country earlier this year.

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Four car manufacturers sided with California on the standards.


Since taking office, the Trump administration has seemed determined to reverse every environmental regulation that President Obama put in place, from clean air to clean water and everything in between.

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The state of the world’s forests is now worse than it was when hundreds of governments and companies made a commitment to end deforestation by 2030.


Five years ago, hundreds of governments and companies—from Peru and Norway to McDonald’s and Walmart—made a historic pledge to cut deforestation in half by 2020, and end it by 2030. But a new report tracking the commitment, the New York Declaration on Forests, finds that the state of the world’s forests is actually now worse. The annual rate of tree cover loss each year has increased by 43%. O

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n average, between 2014 and 2018, an area of forest the size of the state of Colorado disappeared each year.

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Walking a marathon taught this sociologist that going against the grain doesn’t always end in triumph.


We happily trumpet our stories when we disrupt systems and succeed, but what about when we fail? Should we return to life as usual with our tails between our legs?

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John Mehas, the CEO of Victoria’s Secret, is trying to learn from his competitors at female-founded startups before it’s too late.


Victoria’s Secret is in desperate need of a makeover. The brand’s sales have been in decline for the last three years, and while there are many reasons for this downward spiral, the most obvious is that its core message—that lingerie is a way for women to titillate men—no longer resonates in a post-#MeToo era.

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This designer developed a safer, simpler, and healthier solution to conventional fabric dye—using scraps of old fruits and veggies.




In the United States alone, more than 15 million pounds of textile waste is generated each year. In response to the environmentally harmful practices of fast fashion—a business model that prioritizes quick and cheaply made garments over long-lasting quality and fair workers’ wages—some brands and designers are making ethically sourced materials and manufacturing processes a production requirement.

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Basketball player, tech investor, and author of “The Sixth Man” Andre Iguodala takes our career questionnaire


Fast Company: What is your best habit, and what is your worst?

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R.E.M. is back for a good cause.


R.E.M. may have split up in 2011, but that hasn’t stopped the legendary band from releasing a new song to help survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas rebuild and recover from the devastating hit.

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Women and baby boomers are the best tippers, according to a CreditCards.com poll released today.


Tips are expected everywhere from restaurants to ride-sharing platforms, but not everyone gives service providers those extra greenback thank-yous.

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The Democratic debate ended with a disruption. Maybe this is always how it was always supposed to go down.


Civil disobedience is a hallmark of American society, but what happens when your message is inaudible?

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The former United States secretary of housing and urban development is not pulling any punches.


Julián Castro is not pulling any punches.

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Who doesn’t love free money?



 



Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has an interesting trick up his sleeve to prove his signature policy position—universal basic income—will actually lift up lives. The tech entrepreneur announced at tonight’s Democratic primary debate in Houston, Texas, that he will give away a total of $120,000 to 10 randomly selected families. Politico first reported the plan. Yesterday, Yang teased that he would announce an “unprecedented” surprise at the debate. This certainly qualifies.



 

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SDC did not have the warmest welcome on the Nasdaq.


Guessing there weren’t too many smiles around the SmileDirectClub offices today.

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This digital marketer and entrepreneur knew nothing about songwriting. So she enlisted the help of others to turn it into a business opportunity.


There are many things I don’t know how to do. But in today’s internet age, it’s possible to figure out how to do just about anything. Many entrepreneurs, myself included, often jump into projects with little knowledge on how to complete them. My approach has always been to read along the way, talk to others, and learn as I go. This year, I used this process to learn an entirely new skill that turned into a new str

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eam of income and also unlocked new business doors.

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Who would have guessed?


When the world’s most common insecticides, called neonicotinoids, came on the market in the late 1980s, they were intended to be safer for bees than alternatives. Studies eventually showed that they were actually harming bees—and a new study offers new evidence that the chemicals are also harming birds.

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