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All the Countries Trolling President Trump's 'America First' With Viral Parody Videos

At a time when President Donald Trump is keeping American comedians busy, the rest of the world can’t help but join in on the satire.<p>The “America …

Donald Trump

What Sex Means for World Peace

In the academic field of security studies, realpolitik dominates. Those who adhere to this worldview are committed to accepting empirical evidence …

The War on Stupid People

American society increasingly mistakes intelligence for human worth.<p>As recently as the 1950s, possessing only middling intelligence was not likely to severely limit your life’s trajectory. IQ wasn’t a big factor in whom you married, where you lived, or what others thought of you. The qualifications …

High School

It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses

I was born in 1954, and until now I would have said that the late 1960s was the greatest period of political convulsion I have lived through. Yet for …

Political Science

Can epistocracy, or knowledge-based voting, fix democracy?

Elected officials tend to pass laws they believe will appeal to the median voter. A politician on the left or right usually can win more votes by moving to the center, a theory you can see in action by watching how presidential candidates soften their policies after the primaries.<p>The median voter …

Brexit X-men: how the prime minister’s key negotiators are coping

When Boris Johnson was working for the <i>Daily Telegraph</i> in Brussels in the early 1990s, rival British correspondents dreaded midnight calls from their news desks in London. Sonia Purnell, Johnson’s biographer, who worked with him at the time, recalls that Boris’s stories about the curvature of …

United Kingdom

Back off the burkini, the state has no place in the wardrobes of a nation

There’s a rich irony in the fact that Cannes — a city that hosts a film festival where women who walk the red carpet must wear heels — is using the …

The 42 Ways To Type Laughter, Defined

Here's what your typed and texted LOL-ing REALLY means.<p><b>1. haha =</b> I'm acknowledging that you've said something you perceive to be funny, though I don't find it particularly funny myself.<p><b>2. haha. =</b> I am weary and loathe to laugh, but here, you have forced it upon me; OR: I hate you.<p><b>3. haha! =</b> I am …

Barnes & Noble

What If Money Was No Object? - Alan Watts

The long reach of reason

Here's a TED first: an animated Socratic dialog! In a time when irrationality seems to rule both politics and culture, has reasoned thinking finally …

Steven Pinker

Finally, a sanitary pad advert not scared of actual blood

Buh-bye bright white tennis gear and grinning rollerblading women.<p>Buh-bye weird blue …

Anonymous

Muslims for Trump have a message you should listen to. It's NOT what you expect.

Against Empathy

Paul Bloom, psychologist and Yale professor, argues that empathy is a bad thing—that it makes the world worse. While we've been taught that putting yourself in another's shoes cultivates compassion, it actually blinds you to the long-term consequences of your actions. In this animated interview …

Empathy

America's Election Shame

US political culture long served as an example to others. But the political culture on display in the Republican primaries has been a mixture of …

Donald Trump

Nuevas leyes para nuevos negocios: el reto de la economía colaborativa

La tecnología ha dado lugar a modelos de negocio alternativos, como los viajes compartidos o el alquiler de habitaciones en viviendas particulares a …

Donald the Dangerous

IS there any scarier nightmare than President Donald J. Trump in a tense international crisis, indignant and impatient, with his sweaty finger on the nuclear trigger?<p>“Trump is a danger to our national security,” John B. Bellinger III, legal adviser to the State Department under President George W. …

Donald Trump

The medium is the messengers

TO SOME, Facebook, Twitter and similar social-media platforms are the acme of communication—better, even, than face-to-face conversations, since more …

Social Media

Americans, Brace Yourselves for the Bunga Bunga

Now that Super Tuesday has brought the Republican nomination, and possibly the White House, within the grasp of Donald Trump, my home country of …

Political Science

The real danger of Brexit

THE battle is joined, at last. David Cameron has called a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union for June 23rd, promising to …

What are the economic consequences of Brexit?

Britain’s new government is seeking to chart a path for the country outside the EU, as debate intensifies about the economy’s prospects after …

Economics

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

Of men and mayhem - Violence

Special report<p>ViolenceOf men and mayhem<p>IN AUGUST 2014 Boko Haram fighters surged through Madagali, an area in north-east Nigeria. They butchered, …

Africa

Mapped: How the migration crisis is a strain on Europe's democracies

As hundreds of thousands of migrants made their way to Europe, their arrival and EU's reaction highlighted how the fabric of European integration is fraying, according to a new report. Click on our interactive map to find out more about the state of democracy in Europe and beyond<p>Tap here if you are …

Political Science

The Future of Jobs - Reports - World Economic Forum

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change …

What Quality Education Should Teach You, According to a Harvard Scientist

Harvard’s great biologist/psychologist <b>Steven Pinker</b> is one of my favorites, even though I’m just starting to get into his work.<p>What makes him great …

Education

2016: Will the Devolution of America Continue?

<i>By Charles Karel Bouely II</i><p>Words are powerful, and it's time we start using the proper ones in American vernacular; time to stop speaking to each other as children and grow up and face facts: We are a tragic nation on the decline socially, economically and politically.<p>As the mouthpiece of the …

United States

10 TED Talks to watch when you have no idea what to do with your life

No need to panic: Take a deep breath, and power through your moments of doubt and burnout with the help of these talks.