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From Our NYT Files: The Difficulties With Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul

From Our NYT Files: The Difficulties With Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul

Imagine you’re a cookie mogul. You figured out a way to make lots of money by giving away delicious cookies for free, and in less than a decade, you created a global cookie behemoth.

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From Our NYT Files: The Marriage Ended. The Company Thrived.

From Our NYT Files: The Marriage Ended. The Company Thrived.

How Brad Black and Susan Griffin-Black built EO Products into an all-natural skin care juggernaut despite getting a divorce along the way.

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The Hospital Gown Gets a Modest Redesign

The Hospital Gown Gets a Modest Redesign

As 2018 dawns and with it the new tax plan, the future of health care for many individuals remains uncertain.

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U.S. Banks Make Progress on Their Living Wills

U.S. Banks Make Progress on Their Living Wills

American banks have finally got the hang of dying in their living wills.

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How an A.I. ‘Cat-and-Mouse Game’ Generates Believable Fake Photos

How an A.I. ‘Cat-and-Mouse Game’ Generates Believable Fake Photos

The woman in the photo seems familiar. She looks like Jennifer Aniston, the “Friends” actress, or Selena Gomez, the child star turned pop singer. But not exactly. She appears to be a celebrity, one of the beautiful people photographed outside a movie premiere or an awards show. And yet, you cannot quite place her. That’s because she’s not real. She was created by a machine.

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A Selfie for Your Shelf

A Selfie for Your Shelf

Last year Kim Phan, a clothing designer in Manhattan, decided she wanted a miniature version of herself. She wore a print dress from her label, Yumi Kim, and proceeded to a branch of Doob, where she stepped into a walled room — the “Dooblicator” — fitted with 54 cameras.

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There’s More to Naming a Company After Yourself Than Ego

There’s More to Naming a Company After Yourself Than Ego

If on New Year’s Eve you went to a party featuring Alex Donner’s society band, you had only a one-in-four chance of seeing Mr. Donner sing out the old and croon in the new.

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That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You’re Watching on TV

That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You’re Watching on TV

At first glance, the gaming apps — with names like “Pool 3D,” “Beer Pong: Trickshot” and “Real Bowling Strike 10 Pin” — seem innocuous. One called “Honey Quest” features Jumbo, an animated bear.

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Why Are All Our Words in Bubbles?

Why Are All Our Words in Bubbles?

They arrive in rectangular bubbles with rounded edges.

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CryptoKitties, Explained … Mostly

CryptoKitties, Explained ... Mostly

SAN FRANCISCO — Joe Buttram, a former mixed martial arts fighter and start-up security guard turned cryptocurrency investor, was looking at a new toy called a CryptoKitty.

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