The world’s best restaurant is unsustainable

Copenhagen’s Noma is closing, despite drawing customers willing to fork over $500+ to eat reindeer penis and duck brains. Noma’s cooking style, using foraged local...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 10, 2023

Why IBM gave up its patent crown on purpose

For 29 years, IBM had filed more utility patents annually than any other company. That is, until Samsung took the crown in 2022 with 8,513...
Jacob Cohen • January 10, 2023

Will the US ban gas stoves?

Cooking with gas may soon sound as unimaginable as painting with lead or building with asbestos. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering a...
Mark Dent • January 10, 2023

Digits: EV sales, a new patent king, and more news numbers

1) In 2021, American “retail shrink” — losses incurred through things like product theft and damages — grew to $94.5B, up from $90.8B in...
Jacob Cohen • January 9, 2023

New business data on the state of kids’ TV

Long gone are the days of Disney Channel saying something along the lines of “new episode at 8/7 central” like we understood what that...
Jacob Cohen • January 9, 2023

What happened at CES this year?

All kinds of companies flock to CES annually to announce forthcoming products. Let’s take a quick look at some of this year’s announcements, shall...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 9, 2023

Board games are passing go and collecting $200, many times over

Really hoping everyone reading this understands that reference. It’s an exciting time for board games. Over 3k new ones debut annually, per online forum BoardGameGeek,...
Jacob Cohen • January 6, 2023

The end of noncompetes?

Employees reluctant to look for new gigs due to noncompete clauses have the FTC in their corner. On Thursday, the agency proposed banning both new...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 6, 2023

Less cycle, more soul

SoulCycle — part-fitness class, part-cult — has long inspired spandex-clad attendees to chant affirmations over pumping music in a candlelit room. Now, per Inc., founders...
Sara Friedman • January 5, 2023

CES starts today. Here’s what to expect

It’s been a tough couple of years for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). After peaking at 180k+ attendees pre-pandemic, CES was forced online in 2021,...
Jacob Cohen • January 5, 2023

Why foreigners can’t buy Canadian homes

Canada has officially banned most foreigners from buying a home, and it all has to do with Canada’s wildly unaffordable housing market. Housing prices were...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 5, 2023

Maybe you shouldn’t get that master’s degree in this economy

During the Great Recession, it seemed like every millennial except Lena Dunham decided to enroll in grad school. The logic appeared sound: Wait out the...
The Hustle • January 4, 2023

A controversial way to solve violent crimes

Idaho police recently arrested Bryan Kohberger on suspicion of murdering four college students in November. The tech used to apprehend him is a controversial one...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 4, 2023

Digits: TikTok ban-ter, virtual people businesses, and more news numbers

1) FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr told the Indian daily Economic Times that a TikTok ban is a “natural next step in our efforts to...
Jacob Cohen • January 3, 2023

What’s happening with wage growth?

Back in April, Mark and Zack wrote about how “the perceived need for a higher salary and for higher prices to withstand future inflation...
Jacob Cohen • January 3, 2023

How some pets earn more than most people

My cat screams for food every morning at 6:30am despite knowing full well that breakfast is at 8am, and generates absolutely no income. Taylor...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 3, 2023

Your predictions for 2023

We asked you all to share predictions for next year, and we’re sharing some of the most interesting responses below. (Note: There were a...
Jacob Cohen • December 30, 2022

23 predictions for 2023: Their takes and our takes

How will 2023 play out? We scoured for predictions regarding the economy, Hollywood, and lots more. We also have a few of our own. The...
Mark Dent • December 30, 2022

The Cheesecake Factory defies all odds

If you’ve ever eaten an entire loaf of brown bread while flipping through a menu the size of a small novel, you know the...
Sara Friedman • December 29, 2022

Google rolls out new rules for CBD advertising

Some may consider this dope news. Google plans to start serving ads for some CBD products in January. A Google spokesman told The Wall Street...
Jacob Cohen • December 29, 2022

Why are eggs so expensive?

Eggs are outta control, with prices up a whopping 49% this year. In perspective: Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the average US price of...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 29, 2022

The $1.4B prison phone call industry gets an overhaul

Last week, Congress passed the Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act of 2022. The act, which now just needs President Biden’s signature, will allow...
Jacob Cohen • December 28, 2022

Southwest Airlines’ travel chaos, explained

We hope you’re reading this from where you expected to be this morning. If not, is it because Southwest Airlines stranded you? As of Tuesday...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 28, 2022

Has the Meta-Google ad ‘duopoly’ been disrupted?

For the first time since 2014, Meta and Google are on track to represent less than half of US digital advertising spend, grabbing 48.4%...
Jacob Cohen • December 23, 2022

Draconian face ID tech is intensifying

When Kelly Conlon took her daughter to see the Rockettes at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, guards wouldn’t let her in, per NBC. Why? Facial...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 23, 2022

Kids are getting rich off… slime?

Real ones remember the rush of watching someone get covered in green slime on Nickelodeon. Now, slime is having a renaissance on social media, per...
Sara Friedman • December 22, 2022

Maple syrup had its sweetest year ever in 2022

This has been a good year for Canadian maple syrup. The best ever, actually. In 2022, Canada yielded the most syrup on record, dating all...
Jacob Cohen • December 22, 2022

The Elf on the Shelf empire

According to “Elf on the Shelf” lore, Santa Claus sends an elf scout to spy on children from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Each morning, it...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 22, 2022

Advent calendars get more unhinged each year

For many Americans, unveiling a new treat from their advent calendar each day until Christmas sparks joy. Traditionally, these treats have been straightforward —...
Olivia Deng • December 21, 2022

Why children’s meds are in short supply

First a formula shortage, and now a kids’ medicine shortage. Suffice to say, it’s a tough time to be a parent. On Monday, Walgreens and...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 21, 2022

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