We Should Have a Better Condom by Now. Here’s Why We Don’t.

Con­dom compliance—the abil­i­ty and will­ing­ness to use con­doms con­sis­tent­ly and correctly—has always been a big prob­lem. The Gates Foun­da­tion knows it, and so do all of us who’ve decid­ed to just chance it dur­ing sex, even when the Tro­jan is sit­ting right there on our bed­side table. A more enjoy­able condom—a con­dom that peo­ple want to use—could sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce STIs and unwant­ed preg­nan­cies, both in Amer­i­ca and abroad. So why hasn’t the always unpop­u­lar latex con­dom ever faced any seri­ous com­pe­ti­tion in the con­dom aisle? Why, after all these years, is latex still king?

Library of Congress’ Twitter archive is a huge #FAIL

[M]ore than five years lat­er, the project is in lim­bo. The library is still grap­pling with how to man­age an archive that amounts to some­thing like half a tril­lion tweets. And the researchers are still wait­ing.

The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

Some­where in West Ten­nessee, not far from Grace­land, nine women — or “The 9 Nanas,” as they pre­fer to be called — gath­er in the dark­ness of night. At 4am they begin their dai­ly rou­tine — a rit­u­al that no one, not even their hus­bands, knew about for 30 years. They have one mis­sion and one mis­sion only: to cre­ate hap­pi­ness. And it all begins with baked goods.