The Ten Meter/Metre Tower Edition

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Posted on February 10, 2017

The Ten Metre Tower | New York Times

How to Build an Autocracy ~The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism. | The Atlantic

Harnessing automation for a future that works | McKinsey & Company

A 15-year-old (sorta-maybe) basketball prodigy | Sport Illustrated

When political comedy is a case of life or death | BBC

Where machines could replace humans — and where they can’t (yet) | McKinsey & Company, Tableau Public

Can Megyn Kelly Escape Her Past? ~Fox News’s former star has downplayed her full role in an ugly election. | The Atlantic

Raising the American Weakling ~There are two very different interpretations of our dwindling grip strength. | Nautilus

Revenge of the Lunch Lady ~How an unassuming bureaucrat outsmarted Jamie Oliver and pulled off an honest-to-god miracle in one of America’s unhealthiest cities. | The Huffington Post Highline

Here’s What Those Bumps In The Sidewalk Are For | Jezebel

iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple’s Expensive Secrets | Forbes

Why Melania Trump’s Lawsuit Is the Trumpiest It Gets ~It recalls a suit that her husband, now the president, waged more than a decade ago. | Vanity Fair

Tom Hiddleston on Taylor Swift, Heartbreak, and Great Bolognese | GQ

The jellyfish are coming. Brace yourself for goomageddon | The Correspondent

The Troll Taunter ~A young Wikipedia editor withstood a decade of online abuse. Now she’s fighting back — on Wikipedia itself. | Backchannel

How New York City Gets Its Electricity | New York Times

Below Deck ~Filipinos make up nearly a third of all cruise ship workers. It’s a good job. Until it isn’t. | California Sunday Magazine

What Can Ivanka Trump Possibly Do for Women Who Work? ~For insight into how the first daughter will manage her signature issue, look no further than her brand’s website. | The Nation

This Toronto baker makes cookies that look like everything from Drake to bowls of ramen | Toronto Life

Death in the forest ~What are rare mushroom hunters really searching for? | Eater

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