Ash Young

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The One Thing Hairstylists Wish You'd Stop Doing

In case you were curious.<p>It's easy to get into a routine with your hair—you wash it, you brush it, you dry it, you style it, maybe sometimes you throw it in a ponytail or whip up a braid. The problem with some of our little habits is that they make our hairstylists' heads spin—because these are the …

White Conspiracy, Black History

On Monday, Donald Trump added to his list of ridiculous statements by telling a crowd of supporters in Ohio that he was "afraid the election's gonna …

I Gave Up Shampooing My Hair for a Week and Here's What Happened

Hi, I'm Deanna, and I love to shampoo my hair.<p>It's partly out of necessity. I sweat a lot—like, a lot—when I work out, even (or maybe especially) from my scalp. And I just really enjoy washing my hair. Even when I lost my hair to chemotherapy, I continued to slap shampoo on my bare head and rub it …

Five Ways Men Can Be Feminists At Work

<i>This article was originally published in</i> The Conversation<i>. Read the original article.</i><p>Is the need for feminism dead? Saatchi & Saatchi boss Kevin …

An unarmed black therapist was shot by Florida police while helping a person with autism

Behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey was hospitalized after he was shot three times in the leg by a North Miami police officer, according to reports.<p>Kinsey told WSVN-TV in Miami that he was trying to calm a patient who had run away from an area group home. Kinsey said he found the patient sitting in …

American Capitalism Has Failed Us: We're Overworked, Underemployed and More Powerless Than Ever Before

<i>[This is a joint TomDispatch/Nation article and appears in print in slightly shortened form in the new issue of the Nation magazine.]</i><p>Some years ago, …

This 12-Step Process Will Train Your Brain to Write More Every Day

Can you reprogram your brain to develop a consistent writing habit? Yes, you can, says this programmer and bestselling author.<p>Whether you're a professional writer trying to meet a deadline or word count target, or you're trying to write that first great novel during the in-between moments of your …

Death in Dallas and America’s existential crisis: Our new “civil war” over the nature of reality

Our broken republic is divided not just by race, culture and ideology, but between competing versions of reality<p>After a week of shocking and polarizing violence in America, which featured two black citizens shot dead by police in ambiguous circumstances and ended with Thursday night’s sniper …

Woman streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Philando Castile's head slumps backward while he lies dying next to her, Diamond Reynolds looks into the camera and explains a Minnesota police officer just shot her fiancé four times.<p>The nation is, by now, accustomed to grainy cell phone videos of officer-involved shootings, but this …

d4 More Ways to Find a D&D Group

It’s summertime! The latest <i>Game of Thrones</i> season has ended, there’s no <i>Doctor Who</i> until December, and you’re thinking now’s the time to find a</i> …

Pottermore problems: Scholars and writers call foul on J.K. Rowling’s North American magic

The Ilvermorny origin story perpetuates colonialist perspectives, appropriates and erases Native American culture<p>A few months ago, when J.K. Rowling released “A History of Magic in North America” on the Pottermore website, Native critics, scholars, readers and writers voiced their concerns with her …

Liberals Need to Stop Writing Off Non–College Educated Workers — Before the White Working Class Writes Off Liberals

A specter haunts the left’s last bastions of white working-class support — the specter of right-wing populism. As the New York <i>Times</i>’ Nate Cohn notes, …

10 Reasons Why Happiness Is Eluding You

It seems like happiness is just beyond your grasp, no matter how hard you try to feel good. It may feel like a lot of people have this "happiness" …

Jupiter's Northern Lights Look Absolutely Incredible

If you want to see beautiful auroras, forget Alaska, Canada, and Iceland—check out Jupiter. At the gas giant’s north pole, the most powerful and …

Astronomy

Japan's top court has approved blanket surveillance of the country's Muslims

The court struck down the second appeal by Japanese Muslim plaintiffs against what they perceive as an unconstitutional invasion of their privacy and …

Language scientist observe how new grammar integrates in the brain

Learning a new language is a difficult task. It requires skills for memorizing new words, learning how to put those words together in a grammatical …

Researchers Spotted Something Very Strange in the Sands of Mars

No, it’s not aliens writing messages in the sand. But there <i>is</i> something weird happening on Mars’ surface—and it’s something that hasn’t been seen …

Planetary Habitability

Trump is doing something no candidate has done in almost 30 years, and it could pay off

But even more interesting than whom he picks may be <i>when</i> he picks. Trump has said several times that he won't reveal his choice until the Republican National Convention in July.<p>Traditionally, candidates have announced their running mates a week or two before their party's convention. Some wait just …

In trying to appeal to white working-class voters hit hard by the effects of trade agreements such as Nafta, Trump has defied party dogma – and may also alienate the GOP’s core constituents<p>Donald Trump alienated an entire wing of his party this week. It wasn’t because he made another racially …

Republicans

Mounting evidence suggests 'hobbits' were wiped out by modern humans' ancestors 50,000 years ago

It might not yet be enough to convince a jury, but mounting evidence suggests ancestors of modern humans wiped out the world's only known population of hobbits.<p>A race of 3.5ft tall humans - known as "hobbits" - were using stone tools on the Indonesian island of Flores 50,000 years ago but then …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

A proud member of the military as a man, and maybe once again as a woman

When Ellie Lader woke up that Sunday morning, her wife was sitting up in bed looking at her phone.<p>"Don't read the news today," she said, grimly.<p>Another mass shooting. Fifty people dead, dozens wounded at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.<p>Ellie, a 31-year-old Iraq war veteran, went to the couple's …

Our voting system worked well for decades, but now it is broken. There is a better way to give voice to the people<p>Brexit is a turning point in the history of western democracy. Never before has such a drastic decision been taken through so primitive a procedure – a one-round referendum based on a …

Political Science

Coming out to your coworkers and friends about mental illness will change your life

I am a neurotic Jewish mother living in New York City with my two children, ages five and eight. It’s a familiar story here in the Big Apple. Where my story starts to diverge, however, is with my mental health. Unlike many of my fellow mothers, I am not just neurotic—I live with a panic disorder, …

Jack Daniel’s Embraces a Hidden Ingredient: Help From a Slave

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Every year, about 275,000 people tour the Jack Daniel’s distillery here, and as they stroll through its brick buildings nestled in a tree-shaded hollow, they hear a story like this: Sometime in the 1850s, when Daniel was a boy, he went to work for a preacher, grocer and distiller …

Vancouver public schools face closure, yet we fund private school education

When the issue of public school funding rears its head, as it did this week with news the Vancouver School Board had shortlisted 12 schools for possible closing, the conversation invariably turns to the issue of private school funding.<p>Why are my tax dollars, which should be directed to public …

CUT/SEW Sewing Patterns

Clear, simplified instructions in plain English, written at a beginner level with no jargon or terminology.<p>Fit to real humans, not mannequins. …

Black Lives Matter withdraws from S.F.'s Pride Parade due to increased police presence

Black Lives Matter Bay Area and other organizations said Friday that they will not participate in this weekend's San Francisco Pride Parade due to increased policing in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting.<p>Black Lives Matter, which was to be an organizational grand marshal for the parade …

Black Lives Matter