Juliet Bennett Rylah
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McDonald’s is cashing in on nostalgia

In a gust of spoopy nostalgia, McDonald’s Halloween Boo Buckets are back in participating US stores Oct. 18-31. After a successful test run in the...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 11, 2022

Course sharing, explained

Small colleges and big universities — including the likes of Harvard, Duke, and Yale — are “course sharing,” or teaming up to offer students a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 7, 2022

Can you have Tupperware without parties?

Tupperware, once only available at parties, is now at Target — which is arguably less fun and doesn’t include homemade canapés. Tupperware CEO Miguel Fernandez recently...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 6, 2022

The ‘pink tax,’ explained

Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill prohibiting companies from gender-based pricing, or else face a hefty fine, per The Sacramento Bee. New...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 5, 2022

The chocolate bunny wars

Swiss chocolatier Lindt and Sprüngli has been fighting in court for years over a quintessential Easter treat: the chocolate bunny. Lindt’s been making its “Gold...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 4, 2022

Ugh, productivity paranoia?

Headlines are still dissecting “quiet quitting,” but now there’s another alliterative term: “productivity paranoia,” referring to bosses who worry that workers aren’t …
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 3, 2022

The FDA is redefining healthy food

Eating healthy is confusing. Fruit? Sure. Fruit snacks? Not so much. As an FDA-regulated term, “healthy” is outdated. That’s why this week the FDA finally...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 30, 2022

Spaces, a safe platform for queer connections

Spaces is a free app for queer people to connect. Unlike dating apps, it functions as a giant chatroom for the entire LGBTQ+ spectrum. Its...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 29, 2022

Secret Cinema’s wild, immersive screenings

Imagine if, before seeing a movie, you could interact with its characters and explore its setting. That’s Secret Cinema, a UK-based entertainment company recently acquired...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 27, 2022

Iran’s internet blackouts, explained

A deadly situation in Iran has resulted in internet blackouts for its 80m+ citizens, leaving the US government and private companies scrambling to get...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 27, 2022

Interchange fees, explained

Two bipartisan bills are taking aim at interchange fees, a dreaded cost among merchants when processing card payments. Backing the bills are a slew of...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 22, 2022

Can games protect our brains?

As a kid, it was, “Stop playing video games and go outside!” Now we’re supposed to play games again? Researchers say “brain training” games may...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 21, 2022

Clearview offers its controversial tech to lawyers

In 2019, a public defender asked controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI to find a witness who could prove his client wasn’t the driver...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 20, 2022

How much is the royal family worth?

A lot. The New York Times broke down some of their ~$28B fortune into four buckets. (Vocab lesson for non-Brits: a duchy is a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 19, 2022

The man who gave away his company

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, 83, is making headlines for giving away his ~$3B company. But for an environmentalist who never wanted wealth, it makes...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 16, 2022

Inside a decentralized museum without a building

Think about a typical museum — you buy a ticket, then look at whatever its curators put on display. Often, that’s great. But Arkive, a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 15, 2022

Why Wikipedia wants its own sound

The Wikimedia Foundation — the group behind Wikipedia, Wiktionary, and other projects — is on the hunt for “the sound of all human knowledge.” It’s...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 14, 2022

What a railroad strike would mean

About 40% of long-distance shipping in the US is by train. Which is why a railroad strike that could begin as soon as Friday...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 13, 2022

The billionaire closing in on Bezos

Two years ago, Gautam Adani’s net worth was $10B. Now, he’s the third-wealthiest person in the world, nearly rivaling Jeff Bezos. How’d he get so...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 12, 2022

‘Coolhunters,’ explained

We’ve all got that friend who sends us the latest, greatest TikToks, right? Well, YouTube once had a collective of those types known as “coolhunters,”...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 9, 2022

Can celebrity burgers save a mall?

YouTuber and philanthropist MrBeast opened the first in-person MrBeast Burger at the American Dream megamall in New Jersey on Sunday. It began as a delivery-only...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 7, 2022

How a soda reseller built a multimillion-dollar empire

In 2016, a Houston barbershop owner asked Exotic Pop founder Charleston Wilson to bring back some sodas only available in Louisiana, where Wilson attended...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 6, 2022

Twitter caves on the edit button

It’s finally happening, friends. Twitter announced it’s testing an edit button, something former CEO Jack Dorsey said it’d “probably never” do. A common Twitter gripe...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 2, 2022

California fast-food workers could get $22/hr.

California’s minimum wage is $15.50/hr., but a new bill could score some fast-food employees up to $22/hr. The Fast Food Accountability and Standards (FAST) Recovery...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 31, 2022

Digits: Pricy paintings, missing millions, and more

1) Over $150B in M&A have been delayed or fizzled out since June, per Bloomberg. Rising interest rates, crypto crashes, and worries over inflation...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 29, 2022

YouTube = future podcast champ?

YouTube, just like all your friends during the pandemic, is getting into podcasts. A new podcasts homepage is now available to US users, going live...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 26, 2022

Weird purses are great for business

A slew of weird, expensive handbags have been circulating on social media, like: JW Anderson’s 3D-printed Pigeon Clutch: $890 Balenciaga’s garbage bag-inspired Trash Pouch: …
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 25, 2022

What’s up with Twitter’s whistleblower?

Whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko is shaking things up as Twitter prepares to face off against Elon Musk in court in October. Zatko — an “ethical...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 24, 2022

Will MoviePass’ return help struggling theaters?

MoviePass is back with original founder Stacy Spikes at the helm. A waitlist opens Thursday for a beta launch on Labor Day, and it’s already...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 23, 2022

WTH is Adam Neumann’s startup anyhow?

Marc Andreessen gave $350m — a16z’s biggest check ever — to Adam Neumann, the ex-WeWork CEO who spectacularly bungled his last $47B startup. VCs are bewildered,...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 19, 2022

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