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‘Thumb-Stopping.’ ‘Humaning.’ ‘B4H.’ The Strange Language of Modern Marketing.

Instagram Tries Clamping Down on Misinformation

‘Thumb-Stopping.’ ‘Humaning.’ ‘B4H.’ The Strange Language of Modern Marketing. ‘Thumb-Stopping.’ ‘Humaning.’ ‘B4H.’ The Strange Language of Modern Marketing. Purpose-driven lifestyle brand: Blue Apron, Chipotle, Goop and Godiva have described themselves with this phrase. It’s meant to suggest that customers don’t just want the products sold by a particular company, but seek a deeper connection with it and wear it “as …

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In Strange Times, Eerie Stories Confront the Unknown

In Strange Times, Eerie Stories Confront the Unknown

In Strange Times, Eerie Stories Confront the Unknown In Strange Times, Eerie Stories Confront the Unknown Every traveler knows that some of the most moving and profound encounters she has in a foreign land aren’t with the living, but the dead. There’s something about having your equilibrium upset that makes the past seem closer, more accessible, and understanding that you’re …

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Is It Strange to Say I Miss the Bodies of Strangers?

Is It Strange to Say I Miss the Bodies of Strangers?

Is It Strange to Say I Miss the Bodies of Strangers? Is It Strange to Say I Miss the Bodies of Strangers? Visiting the hammams of Istanbul was like taking a rigorous course in pleasure itself, a syllabus committed to exploring the granular texture of bodily enjoyment, and to proving that pleasure holds its own pathways to meaning, that it …

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A Strange Rash Had Doctors Stumped. Was It an Insect Bite?

A Strange Rash Had Doctors Stumped. Was It an Insect Bite?

A Strange Rash Had Doctors Stumped. Was It an Insect Bite? A Strange Rash Had Doctors Stumped. Was It an Insect Bite? An Issue With Timing I had the man repeat his story. It offered me no new clues. I considered the possibilities. Lyme disease famously causes a bull’s-eye rash with a central clearing, but the time course was all …

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The Strange Saga of TikTok

The Strange Saga of TikTok

The Strange Saga of TikTok The Strange Saga of TikTok This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. What’s happening with TikTok is one of the strangest things I’ve seen. Let me catch you up. One of the world’s hottest apps has become a political hot potato because it’s owned …

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The Strange Lives of Objects in the Coronavirus Era

The Strange Lives of Objects in the Coronavirus Era

The Strange Lives of Objects in the Coronavirus Era The Strange Lives of Objects in the Coronavirus Era Surfacing The pandemic has inspired a flurry of new and novel items — and given ordinary ones new meanings. By Sophie Haigney Illustrations by Peter Arkle Plastic bubbles that hover over restaurant tables. Rods for contactless elevator-button-pushing. Portable seats that attach to …

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For the N.B.A., a Long, Strange Road Trip to the Finals

For the N.B.A., a Long, Strange Road Trip to the Finals

For the N.B.A., a Long, Strange Road Trip to the Finals For the N.B.A., a Long, Strange Road Trip to the Finals The league has transported 22 of its 30 teams to a complex in Disney World in Florida to play out the season in a worsening pandemic. Can it succeed without the virus piercing the bubble? Source link

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Strange Bedfellows: Iran’s Ex-President Woos Saudi Crown Prince as Pen Pal

Strange Bedfellows: Iran’s Ex-President Woos Saudi Crown Prince as Pen Pal

Strange Bedfellows: Iran’s Ex-President Woos Saudi Crown Prince as Pen Pal Strange Bedfellows: Iran’s Ex-President Woos Saudi Crown Prince as Pen Pal A former president of Iran, known in the West for speeches that assert the Holocaust was invented and that Israel should be erased from the map, has written a chummy letter to his country’s most ardent Arab foe: …

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Obies Honor ‘A Strange Loop’ and ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’

Obies Honor ‘A Strange Loop’ and ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’

Obies Honor ‘A Strange Loop’ and ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’ Obies Honor ‘A Strange Loop’ and ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’ “A Strange Loop,” Michael R. Jackson’s meta-musical about race, sexuality and musical theater, and “Heroes of the Fourth Turning,” Will Arbery’s play about faith and politics in a corner of the conservative Catholic world, were the most-honored shows …

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Why a ‘Strange and Nerdy’ Book About Eels Is Making Waves

Why a ‘Strange and Nerdy’ Book About Eels Is Making Waves

Why a ‘Strange and Nerdy’ Book About Eels Is Making Waves Why a ‘Strange and Nerdy’ Book About Eels Is Making Waves MALMO, Sweden — In the 1980s, American scientists devised an experiment that they were convinced would solve the mystery of how eels reproduce. They took 100 females, injected them with hormones to induce sexual maturity, and prepared to …

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