Brittany Shoot

Brittany Shoot

Journalist, writer, editor

Journalist for Fortune, Time, Centurion, Entrepreneur, Mental Floss, The Economist, The Guardian, and others. Writer for a handful of custom publications. Sometimes editor. Occasional ghostwriter.

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A new approach to clean water • Fortune

This billionaire wants to solve California's water problem.

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The New Yorker

The Great Internet Land Grab •

It’s not easy to get a short, crisp Web address.

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The Guardian

San Francisco – and Sean Penn – show a city's heritage bars are worth saving • The Guardian

The Californian city’s Legacy Bars and Restaurants programme is part of a worldwide movement, from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, to identify and protect places of social significance.

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The Economist

Ozplay • The Economist

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s (MGM) Technicolor adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved children’s book, "The Wizard of Oz". And there’s another “oziversary” in 2014: Winkie Con turns 50.

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Spirituality & Health

Good Vibrations • Spirituality & Health

A trip to the Integratron: a journey inside one man’s unusual dream—to reverse aging, commune with other worlds, and travel through time. (Text + photos)

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Where to Shop in San Francisco • Departures

San Francisco has become a shopping destination thanks to its blend of West Coast casual and cutting-edge innovation.

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Brilliant 100: Traveling in Europe? A New Search Engine Wants to Show You Every Transportation Option • Entrepreneur

GoEuro users plug in a destination—from a major city to a town or even a village—and the service, which resembles Hipmunk or Kayak, returns listings for rail, air and bus transit, including schedules and pricing.

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Time Magazine

If You're Going to San Francisco • TIME

Six musical gems.

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The Guardian

Pinball is back: welcome to Pinburgh, the largest-ever tournament in the world • The Guardian

Record-breaking 700 pinball and classic arcade machines attract hundreds of players – legends and amateurs alike – in definitive proof of hobby-sport’s revival.

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Barrels of Fun • Scanorama

Warmed by the sun and cooled by the morning fog from the Pacific, California's Wine Country has the perfect climate for wine making.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Meet the 13-Year-Old Who Invented a Low-Cost Braille Printer •

One California teen has a vision to make Braille materials more widely available—and more affordable.

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Modern Farmer

Getting Camel Milk Over the Hump • Modern Farmer

Camel milk is hitting the mainstream courtesy of America’s “drome-dairies.” (Text + photos)

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Fire Starter • Islands

In the Santa Cruz highlands on the Galapagos Islands, 73-year-old Adriano Cabrera has become a legend.

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How One Company Is Mining Big Data to Fight Diabetes • Entrepreneur

Even with an array of devices and drugs available to manage the condition, diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Could This San Francisco Startup Transform Garbage Collecting? •

Compology uses sensors and software to plot truck routes to empty only dumpsters that are full.