Scrapping episodes, Emma Stone’s hatred of her elf role, and Jonah Hill’s questionable Icelandic accent: Cary Joji Fukunaga takes us inside the making of his Netflix series ‘Maniac’

“Maniac” director Cary Joji Fukunaga told Business Insider about the challenges of making his trippy new show for Netflix. He also explained why Emma Stone hated playing the elf character, and why he and Stone almost went to Netflix to see if the screening giant would not release all the show’s episodes at once. Warning: Spoilers below if you haven’t seen all episodes of “Maniac.” Cary Joji Fukanaga has built his career looking at the darker side of society. Whether it’s the life of a young Mexican gang member who rides atop a train to seek a new life in the United States (“Sin Nombre”), or the 17-year-old case two… Read More

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We’re learning more about which carbs you should never cut from your diet

Several new studies suggest that people who eat a moderate amount of carbohydrates live longer than people on both low-carb and high-carb diets. That doesn’t mean you should gorge on white bread and cake. Instead, researchers are discovering that people who eat more plant-based foods of all kinds, including carbs, have some of the best health outcomes. Some of the healthiest carbs for your body and brain are whole grains, starchy vegetables, peas and squash — which are high in fiber. Limiting carbs might be an effective short-term weight loss strategy, but science is discovering that it’s perhaps not the best meal plan for a long life. That’s because not… Read More

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A Week In New York City On A $60,200 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar. Today: a paralegal working in government who makes $60,200 per year and spends some of her money this week on flats from H&M. Occupation: ParalegalIndustry: GovernmentAge: 23Location: New York, NYSalary: $60,200Paycheck Amount (2x/month): ~$1,800 Monthly ExpensesRent: $675 (I share a room with a college friend in a two-bedroom apartment. We bunk. I know, I know — we keep telling ourselves it’s a temporary thing.)Student Loan Payment: $0 (Financial aid, scholarships, and paid… Read More

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How Trump exposed, exploited, and embodied the cult of billionaire ‘big philanthropy’

Author Anand Giridharadas believes elite-led philanthropy fueled the rise of Donald Trump. In his new book, Giridharadas argues that Trump exposed the hypocrisy of wealthy philanthropists, then used it to beat them at their own game. Giridharadas predicts that Trump may face a powerful reckoning as citizens begin to take charge of their own political futures. On June 28, 2016, Donald Trump assumed the podium at a recycling plant in Monessen, Pennsylvania. In the audience were around 200 residents who had witnessed the city’s decline from a booming manufacturing center to a desolate expanse of urban blight. The building where they gathered — a former steel mill that once held… Read More

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Apple’s big bet on the future of USB is increasingly looking like a rare misfire (AAPL)

Apple’s newest MacBook Pro laptops got rid of the separate ports for charging and accessories, and instead whittled it down to two USB-C ports. USB-C is hyped as the replacement for regular-old USB, also known as USB Type-A. It can handle charging, plugging in external monitors, and any and all other kinds of accessories from a single cable. It’s neat! But also, it means that you have to buy pricey, annoying dongles if you want to plug in any of the existing flash drives, mice, keyboard, or other gadgetry you already own. It’s frustrating! Ultimately, it’s hard to take Apple’s big bet on USB-C seriously when not even its own… Read More

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Major retailers like Walmart and Target are doing whatever it takes to convince people to work there (TGT, WMT, JCP, KSS)

Retailers such as Target, JCPenney, and Kohl’s are offering new perks in an effort to win over thousands of seasonal workers this holiday season. Kohl’s is offering workers “unprecedented” discounts, Target is highlighting its higher starting pay, and Walmart is reportedly surveying workers on what perks they want the most. “With record low unemployment, you better have a plan,” Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette recently said of the upcoming holiday hiring spree. As the holiday season draws near, retailers are doing whatever it takes to win over potential employees. On Thursday, Kohl’s announced it is looking to hire 90,000 seasonal employees. Macy’s is trying to hire 80,000 temporary workers. Target is… Read More

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Vacuums, tires, and computer parts: These are the goods that will be hit the hardest by Trump’s new China tariffs

President Donald Trump announced a new tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on Monday. The tariff, which goes into effect September 24, will hit a wide range of goods, from furniture to industrial chemicals. These are the biggest imports that are going to get hit, ranked by the monetary value of total imports to the US from China in 2017. President Donald Trump’s latest broadside against China could drive up the cost of some very important imports. The latest round of tariffs, which hit goods ranging from from agricultural products like fruit, to consumer goods like furniture to industrial items like chemicals, are set to go into effect… Read More

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NASA tech is in your everyday life — find out where with this interactive tool

NASA technology is usually associated with the far reaches of space, but research from the government agency is surprisingly close at hand: hair dryers, water softeners, skin cream, landmine removal! NASA even has a cool interactive tool called NASA Home and City to showcase all the ways space research affects us back here on Earth. In the city, we learn that software first designed for NASA robots helps Earth robots with manufacturing: Image: NASA Home and City And NASA’s extra rocket fuel can burn away mines: Image: NASA Home and City In the home, NASA’s aerogels are making their way into hairstyling tools and even warm clothing: Image: NASA Home… Read More

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