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When you lose weight, your fat cells don’t just let go of fat

Loading… If cells were personified, each fat cell would be an overbearing grandparent who hoards. They’re constantly trying to make you eat another serving of potatoes, and have cabinets stacked with vitamins they never take. Like that grandparent, your fat cells are always trying to store stuff. Fats? Of course. Vitamins? Heck yeah. Hormones? You … Read more When you lose weight, your fat cells don’t just let go of fat

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How a 19-year-old trader built a Rs 500Cr revenue marble business

In the early 90s, a young and budding entrepreneur in Mumbai mulled over a business decision. Loading… Nineteen-year-old Amit Shah’s family was into the textile business. But Amit had also seen great potential in the marble industry. Amit was not sure which path to take. He felt India lacked organised players in the stone and … Read more How a 19-year-old trader built a Rs 500Cr revenue marble business

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Are the Tech Bros Who ‘Dopamine Fast’ Full of Shit?

Like most wellness trends among tech bros, this is simply a centuries-old meditation technique brought back with a man-friendly name Loading… When bioengineer and coder Janey Muñoz tweeted that a member of her cohort at the Y Combinator startup accelerator had cut short a conversation because he was in the midst of a “dopamine fast,” the derision came thick … Read more Are the Tech Bros Who ‘Dopamine Fast’ Full of Shit?

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The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News

Open-plan offices offer few pleasures; one of them is snooping on other people’s browsing habits. When, years ago, I began working for tech companies in San Francisco, I noticed that my co-workers were always scrolling through a beige, text-only Web site that resembled a nineteen-nineties Internet forum. They were reading Hacker News—a link aggregator and … Read more The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News

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Beyond ‘Hangry’: New Terms to Describe Our Most Common Feelings About Food

Earlier this week, The Cutpublished a compelling list of 78 “new emotions,” identifying complex feelings previously unnamed in our everyday lexicon, like “homerriment” (“The feeling of being greeted by a pet or person who is unself-consciously delighted to see you”) and the excellent “moral masturbation” (“The solitary pleasure of being right”). Loading… Among these emotions, … Read more Beyond ‘Hangry’: New Terms to Describe Our Most Common Feelings About Food

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