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from the editor. • The Case for Optimism
Credit Crunch • In the battle between surveillance capitalists and privacy advocates, the latest front is the credit card.
HOUSE OF CARDS • Whether you pay online with a credit card, in person with Apple Pay, or phone to phone with Venmo, your data is touched by several other entities. Here’s a look at the process.
Recipe for Success • Chef and writer Alison Roman cooks up food (and content) millennials can’t stop sharing.
ROMAN TAKES US THROUGH HER MOST REPOSTED RECIPES • From #thecookies to #thepasta
Pittsburgh is Ready for Takeoff • BY LEVERAGING A TECH-SAVVY COMMUNITY AND LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS, THE REGION IS REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AIRPORT
Wood You Rather • Timber buildings are popping up around the world. Are they the solution to construction’s carbon problem?
On the Dark Side • Writer-director Emerald Fennell is proving that certain stories are best served cold.
KILLER INSTINCT • Emerald Fennell is scarily good at evoking complicated women.
In Your Genes • CRISPR gene-editing trials have taken off—and may hold the key to medical breakthroughs.
A Company That’s Making the World More Agreeable • THE E-SIGNATURE PIONEER IS MAKING THE ENTIRE CONTRACTING PROCESS AS EASY AS SIGNING ON THE DOTTED LINE
How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Big Data • MAILCHIMP’S ALL-IN-ONE MARKETING SOLUTION DELIVERS UNIQUE CUSTOMER INSIGHTS
Rising Stars • The music label 88rising is building a cultural bridge between East and West, one hip-hop artist at a time.
WORLD OF TALENT • 88rising has created a global artist collective. Here are a few of its top names.
You Heard Right: Affordable, Exceptional Audio Products • WITH A LEAN TEAM AND A NOVEL APPROACH TO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, THIS CONSUMER AUDIO BRAND SELLS CUTTING-EDGE PRODUCTS THAT ALMOST ANYONE CAN AFFORD
Seeing the Future • Mojo Vision’s working prototypes prove AR contact lenses could be more than science fiction.
Finnish Functionality • A gender-neutral clothing line from iconic scissors brand Fiskars.
Music for Every Moment • Dyllan McGee, founder and executive producer, Makers
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What’s your biggest struggle with working remotely?
Designing for a Sustainable Future • HOW A SWISS ELECTRONICS COMPANY REINVENTED ITSELF BY ADOPTING AN ENVIRONMENTAL-FIRST MINDSET
My Daily Media Diet • Nikole Hannah-Jones, correspondent, The New York Times Magazine, and creator, The 1619 Project
Birkenstocks (Arizona style)
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
The Right Chemistry Sparks Innovation • CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE CONSTANTLY IMPROVE AND INNOVATE IS NO SMALL FEAT. BUT THIS COMPANY HAS CRACKED THE CODE.
my operating system. • MARIA TERESA KUMAR ACTIVIST AND TELEVISION HOST
Transformative Architecture, Year after Year • FOR THIS AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECTURE FIRM, NEW PROJECTS BEGET NEW WAYS TO INNOVATE FOR THEIR CLIENTS, THE INDUSTRY, AND BEYOND
The Books That Inspire Me • Jewel Burks Solomon, head of Google for Startups, Google
Mission-critical Innovation • TOP TALENT AND A CULTURE OF PURPOSE-DRIVEN SCIENCE ARE ESSENTIAL WHEN THE GOAL IS TO SAVE AND IMPROVE THE LIVES OF MILLIONS
JOY MEETS WORLD • Decluttering...