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  • The truth about living with autism

    🧠 In honor of World Autism Month, three neurodivergent people share their stories Also today: A...

  • What plane crashes teach us about (mis)communication

    🍎 Today is the 48th anniversary of the release of the first Apple computer. It was...

  • The first college admissions season post-affirmative action

    👋 Welcome back to the Daily Edition.Today: Pranking the BBC, how to cook fish, and your...

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    Thank you for one million members

    Yesterday we had 999,268 members. Today we have 1,000,275.We’d debated making a fuss about the million...

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    How musicians are fighting AI for fair wages

    🎶 Did you know it takes a million streams to earn $3,000 on Spotify?Also today: How...

  • The weirdest things that happen during an eclipse

    🌚 Unicode doesn’t have an emoji for “total solar eclipse,” but this is the closest one...

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    You can’t over-engineer success

    🍾 It’s Friday, y’all! We made it through another industrial-revolution-inspired five-day workweek. Any fun weekend plans?...

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    Richard Serra and the beauty of making disagreeable art

    🌙 The moon is in its waning crescent phase tonight — it will keep getting skinnier...

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    Welcome to Medium

    Hi. I’m Tony, CEO of Medium. Welcome! I’ve been writing on Medium since it launched in...

  • It’s National Poetry Month; here’s how to find your new favorite poem

    👋 It’s Wednesday, welcome back to the Daily EditionToday: The First Amendment’s apocryphal origins, Barack Obama’s...

  • How to find meaning in your summer vacation

    ✈️ This year, global air travel is expected to finally surpass its pre-pandemic peak (of 9.2...

  • 100% humiliation-free April Fools’ humor

    🍺 Two Medium publication editors walk into a bar…Also today: Is everyone else really better off...

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    Does age matter for a president?

    🗳 221 days until the U.S. presidential electionToday: The antitrust case against Apple and a guide...

  • Uncovering the origins of science class skeletons

    🏛️ FYI: In its 2024 budget, the federal government has $155 million allocated for museums (down...

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    My keynote talk for Medium Pub Crawl

    On Tuesday, March 19, we hosted our very first Pub Crawl, a 24-hour virtual meetup that...

  • Why many physicists believe in the multiverse

    🪐 Good morning to you and all the parallel universe versions of you.Today: The dark side...

  • Would you bet $100K that Covid-19 started in a lab?

    📅 It’s been approximately 1,561 days since the first known case of Covid-19Today: The largest book...

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    How game theory explains why the four-day workweek is stalled in the U.S.

    ☀️ Welcome back to another five-day workweek, an 86-year-old tradition many attribute to Henry Ford —...

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    Three tips for avoiding virtual scams

    👋 Hi, and welcome to the Daily Edition. It’s the 12th Friday of 2024.Today: A lawyer...

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    We’re ramping up efforts to protect the Medium community from spam and fraud

    We know you’ve seen it: spammy comments that say nothing of value. Generic posts with head-scratching...

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    Can you tell the difference between an AI-generated poem and a human-written one?

    ✍️ What’s your favorite poem of all time? Let us know in the responses. (I like...

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    The best leaders are tireless investigators of the humans around them

    🔎 Who’s the best boss you’ve ever had? What made them special? Respond to this email...

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    Our curation team’s approach to keeping AI-generated content out of your recommendations

    Vetting content for quality — the job of Medium’s curation team — is especially challenging right...

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    A very gentle introduction to large language models (without the hype)

    🌻 Today is the vernal equinox, aka the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere....

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    Your next job will come from someone you barely know

    ⌛ It’s Monday, March 18, and we’re 21% of the way through 2024Today: The law of...

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    It happened on Medium: February roundup

    In February 2024…You published 2.4 million new stories.1,633 stories were Boosted this month, based on 2,374...

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    What it’s really like working at TikTok

    ☘️ Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day — ironically, the eponymous patron saint of Ireland was likely...

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    Pi, pie, and the making of a mathematical star

    🥧 or π? Which decimal place does your birthday show up in Pi? Find out with...

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    What the Kate Middleton photo scandal means for the future of photography

    Thanks to smartphones, we’re all photographers now. We’re also all photo editors; AI-powered tools like Pixel...

  • The case for caring about awards, even if the system is rigged

    Whether you were one of the 19.5 million people who watched the Oscars last Sunday night...

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    How typography reflects the past and future

    “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but...

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    What We’re Reading: Celebrating International Women’s Day

    Photo by Vonecia Carswell on UnsplashHi everybody,Long before Beyoncé became a country star, she wrote a...

  • The anti-establishment origins of International Women’s Day

    ♀️ Happy International Women’s Day! Only 130 more years to go before we close the gender...

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    Realistic solutions to the U.S. border crisis

    A Gallup poll surveying American voters last month found that immigration is the single most important...

  • How billionaires decide where to invest

    When I lived in San Francisco a few years ago, I started hearing people toss around...

  • TikTok, Reesa Teesa, and the history of Black digital storytelling

    I spent the last few days working my way through Reesa Teesa’s riveting 52-part TikTok memoir:...

  • What the end of Vice.com tells us about the future of media

    Vice, the website whose voice was so distinctive it once spawned parodies like “I went to...

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    What We’re Reading: A critical look at the Chronicles of Narnia

    Photo by Trnava University on UnsplashHi everyone,Perhaps you’ve heard of Mychal Threets, the librarian out of...

  • What we overlook in the name of self-help

    A few years ago, I worked with someone who’d been editing personal essays professionally for years....

  • It’s been 2069 years since the first leap day

    The legendary magazine editor Tina Brown, the former editor in chief of The New Yorker and...

  • The next climate crisis? The collapse of homeowners’ insurance

    According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, 2023 set an unfortunate new record: 28 separate...

  • Why most Amazon books get rated 3 stars or above

    A 2021 study found that a whopping 91% of books on Amazon are rated 3 stars...

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    Team development is anything but linear

    What separates a great team from a mediocre one?I’ve been on some high-flying teams and some...

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    What We’re Reading: Are you measuring the right metrics of success?

    Photo by Dan Cristian Pădureț on UnsplashHi everyone,How do you measure personal success?Leadership coach and ex-Googler...

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    The internet’s lonely urban design

    Remember GeoCities? I do. It’s not around anymore, but at its peak the web hosting service...