Amanda Carey Elliott

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Don’t Even Think About Talking to Me Until I’ve Had My Second La Croix

What a morning. Traffic was savage; I’ve legit got seventy-five e-mails to answer; and, judging by my blinking landline, someone was aggro enough to leave me a voice mail over the weekend. I swear—if anyone even thinks about talking to me before I’ve had my second La Croix, I’m going to fucking …

Hospice in crisis

The most important end-of-life movement in a generation struggles in an era of changing families and prolonged deaths.<p>It might seem odd to talk about “innovations in dying,” but in recent decades the hospice movement has become an important new pathway for the most difficult phase of life. As …

Health Care

Can Our Democracy Survive Tribalism?

From time to time, I’ve wondered what it must be like to live in a truly tribal society. Watching Iraq or Syria these past few years, you get curious …

Political Science

The large parts of America left behind by today's economy

Economic prosperity is concentrated in America's elite zip codes, but economic stability outside of those communities is rapidly deteriorating.<p>Data: …

Economics

Facebook’s war on free will

How technology is making our minds redundant. By Franklin Foer<p>All the values that Silicon Valley professes are the values of the 60s. The big tech companies present themselves as platforms for personal liberation. Everyone has the right to speak their mind on social media, to fulfil their …

Joy Reid Wants to Argue With You

Joy Reid has not figured out how to bend the rules of space and time, though regular viewers of MSNBC can be forgiven for thinking she somehow has …

Lawrence O'Donnell

The Bad Science Behind Campus Response to Sexual Assault

Assertions about how trauma physiologically impedes the ability to resist or coherently remember assault have greatly undermined defense against assault allegations. But science offers little support for these claims.<p><i>This is the second story in a three-part series examining how the rules governing</i> …

Psychology

The Simple Shift in Mindset That Took This TED Speaker From Broke to Billionaire

After making one important change, he was able to radically transform his business.<p>To some, this working style might seem radical. To Ray Dalio, it was the key to bringing his business back from the ashes.<p>At one point, the founder, chairman and CIO of investment firm Bridgewater Associates had lost …

Ray Dalio

Limbaugh evacuates South Florida after claiming Hurricane Irma was a liberal hoax

Doing the show from South Florida would be "legally impossible," Limbaugh admitted.<p>Rush Limbaugh will be evacuating South Florida, just days after …

Rainfall