Despite Silken Laumann being a four-time Olympian and world champion rower whose life inspired many, the world-class athlete was once incredibly unhappy and lived in despair. Like many high-achievers, Laumann kept her stress and depression bottled up inside,…
On a corner in San Franciscos Jackson Square, formerly part of the citys famed Barbary Coast and now an enclave of design firms and disruptive start-ups, the fog swirls just beyond the windows that run the length of Rothys headquarters. The fog is so thick an…
Stefano Faitas million-watt smile is recognizable to most Quebecers with cable TV and a kitchenand even those with neither. With three bestselling Italian cookbooks under his belt (en français), four busy restaurants in Montreal, and a starring role as host o…
Despite its notoriously tiny kitchen and a bathroom trapped in 1975, The James Beard House is one location chefs want to cook a meal at during their career. After all, if you make it to the house where the Dean of American Cookery hung his toque, youve done s…
A few days before taking a company public, the last thing a founder might hope for is a news cycle to kick off about how the company may have violated U.S. sanctions regulations. That happened this week to Cloudflare, a San Francisco-based network performance…
Greetings from Hong Kong. Alan noted in this space yesterday that the proposition cooperative economic relations between the United States and China must be preserved is an idea that enjoys scant support in America. That's a crucial observation, not least b…
The tidal wave of money pouring into index funds and ETFs has always been a concern to the asset management industry. Sporting rock bottom fees and yielding often superior returns, these fund vehicles have become something of an existential threat to asset ma…
Did Albert Einstein wear socks? How do you prevent tears when cutting an onion? Did Burt Reynolds marry Sally Field? What makes wasabi green? The average person might not know the answer to these questions, but Amazon Alexa, through the new Alexa Answers port…
Government experts on Friday backed an experimental treatment for children with peanut allergies that could become the first federally approved option for preventing life-threatening reactions. The treatment is daily capsules of peanut powder that gradually …
Happy Friday, readers. In 2018, Moderna Therapeutics filed for a titanic IPO (at that point, the largest biotech public offering in history). It raised $604 million, setting the company up for an initial valuation of about $7.5 billion. But, as is the sto…