[NyTimes] : "Facebook reported dazzling first quarter results last week: Net income nearly tripled to $1.5 billion, and monthly active users hit a record 1.65 billion. But it's a much smaller number that leapt out at me.<p>Fifty minutes.<p>That's the average amount of time, the company said, that users spend each day …"
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[NyTimes] : "KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sha'Quille Kornegay, 2 years old, was buried in a pink coffin, her favorite doll by her side and a tiara strategically placed to hide the self-inflicted gunshot wound to her forehead.<p>She had been napping in bed with her father, Courtenay Block, late last month when she discovered …"
[NyTimes] : "Every weekend, when Pierre Houle works the brunch shift at Olea, a neighborhood restaurant in San Francisco, many customers want to split the tab on multiple credit cards, a process that takes much longer than it used to.<p>For waiters like Mr. Houle, diners going Dutch is nothing new. But now he has …"
[NyTimes] : "SEATTLE — Look outside almost any window at the Guest Rooms homeless shelter here, and the view speaks of wealth and power that the residents inside all lack. Construction cranes claw the sky. Trucks hauling steel or concrete rubble shake the streets. Amazon, the giant online retailer, is building …"
[NyTimes] : "LAS VEGAS — The disturbing images seem so distant now: the pop-star-turned-cautionary tabloid tale — head shorn, face twisted, umbrella gripped like a police baton as she bashed a paparazzi S.U.V. window. More than eight years after her meltdown, Britney Spears, at 34, appears to be thriving.<p>In …"
[NyTimes] : "CHICAGO — We had just finished the mathematician Eugenia Cheng's splendid demonstration of nonassociativity where the order of operations counts — as it does in, say, subtraction.<p>Now she wanted to forge ahead with the next lesson, in knot theory.<p>I suggested we wait until later. “Why?” she …"
[NyTimes] : "Last month, Shelby Bonnie's iPad vanished from his carry-on bag somewhere at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a red-eye flight from San Francisco. He figured he would never see it again.<p>But sometimes our devices aren't ready to say goodbye.<p>While Mr. Bonnie, an investment banker …"
[NyTimes] : "Tens of millions of dollars siphoned from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. A shadowy set of casinos in the Philippines. A large bank in Bangladesh with creaky technology. An unknown — and perhaps uncatchable — group of anonymous thieves with sophisticated hacking skills.<p>What unites this …"
[NyTimes] : "Stop what you're doing.<p>Well, keep reading. Just stop everything else that you're doing.<p>Mute your music. Turn off your television. Put down your sandwich and ignore that text message. While you're at it, put your phone away entirely. (Unless you're reading this on your phone. In which case, don't. …"
[NyTimes] : "Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, denounced what he called the “demagoguery” in the Republican and Democratic Parties in a commencement speech delivered on Saturday at the University of Michigan.<p>“In this year's presidential election, we've seen more demagoguery from both parties …"
[NyTimes] : "Los Angeles — I GOT lost the other day driving on Venice Boulevard. This is a street, a mile south of where I live, that I use to travel east or west. But it has changed of late, like much of Los Angeles.<p>Over the past few years, Venice Boulevard has been the site of a huge infrastructural project: …"
[NyTimes] : "The photographs were Polaroids, taken between the 1970s and the 2000s. Zun Lee bought them at flea markets, at garage sales or on eBay. Most of them depicted African-Americans: people wearing stylish clothes, relaxing in the yard, celebrating birthdays. A few depicted people in prison uniforms. All …"