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The Leaders of Saudi Arabia’s Staffing Revolution • As the tech revolution sweeps across Saudi Arabia, the days of leaving resumes in shops, restaurants, and employment agencies have become ancient history for Saudi Millennials and Generation Z.
EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR NO REASON • It takes a lot of work to be lucky—unless it takes no work at all.
CHATTER BLOCK • The live chats of the AOL days are now in our pockets and are do-not-disturbingly inescapable. Someone needs to bring back the AIM Away Message.
LET’S DISRUPT DISRUPTION • Now is the time to learn how to fetishize stability.
Beating the Drum of Innovation • On the streets of Compton, California, in the early 1980s, it was computer technology and electronics that helped DJ and musician Arabian Prince stay out of trouble and find fame as a founding member of legendary rap group N.W.A.
CODE OF CONDUCT • Inspired by her Indigenous heritage, Amelia Winger-Bearskin is injecting ethics into software.
POP GOES THE BUBBLE • As crypto startups face a “crucible moment,” are their hard times a harbinger for everyone else?
WORK IT • The end of summer means heading back to the office or classroom. Whether you do so in person or remotely, the right gear will keep you happy and productive.
ASK AN ABSURD QUESTION… • An exclusive excerpt from Randall Monroe’s What If? 2.
THE LOBBYIST NEXT DOOR
THE CARBON UNDERGROUND • THE POROUS ROCK BENEATH THE GULF COAST HELPED LAUNCH THE FOSSIL FUEL AGE.
HIGH STAKES • AS PSYCHEDELIC THERAPIES GO MAINSTREAM, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES ARE RECRUITING CHEMISTS TO CREATE PATENTABLE—AND PROFITABLE—VARIATIONS OF POWERFUL HALLUCINOGENS. CRITICS THINK IT’S ALL A BAD TRIP.
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