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SLICES

THE H T LIST BIMONTHLY CULTURE POWER RANKINGS

That's not an Excel sheet.

SUPERNATUR AL T V [HOT TEST] Kristen Bell’s The Good Place, Netflix's Stranger Things, and Frequency are putting a redemptive twist on the supernatural TV craze.

BON IVER [HOT TER] Five years was worth the wait for the album 22, Million, the falsetto-heavy indie rock album we’ve been waiting for.

SELF-DRIVING CARS [HOT] The dream of being able to safely watch cat videos while “driving” will soon be a reality.

TURDUCKEN [COLD] For the sake of your arteries, these Frankenstein meats should be removed from all holiday menus. SNAP SPECTACLES [COLDER] Just when Snapchat was finally getting not creepy, they had to go and put a camera on the outside of glasses to film unsuspecting people.

POLITICS [COLDEST] There are now four more years until this national nightmare starts again.

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THE COST OF ALL THOSE SNAPS AND DOUBLE-TAPS: $192 BILLION

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his generation lives in a basically socialfirst world and, sure, that carries some benefits. It's also costing employers money. A lot of money. A new study by the recruitment firm Ajilon found that millennial workers waste $192.4 billion worth of work each year just by checking

social media during work hours. The average millennial employee, the study says, spends 140 hours per year on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and 13 percent of millennials claim they spend an hour or more using it at work. That's not even including Pokemon Go.

45% claim their jobs don't have a policy against office-hours social media

[ THIS ISN'T DIAL-UP ]

THIS RICH DUDE JUST GAVE WIFI TO A BILLION PEOPLE ONLY ABOUT 20 PERCENT of people in India—the most population-dense

country on the planet—have access to the Internet. This dramatically limits their ability to function in the modern world. That’s why Mukesh Ambani is funding high-speed wifi for nearly a billion Indians who don’t have access now. And he's making it available for just about $2 a month.

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