Audian Paxson

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Can Vitamin D3 Heal Autoimmune Diseases?

A major—far more than the standard recommended—dose of vitamin D3 could be one of the keys to treating the ever-skyrocketing incidence of autoimmune …

US border agents checking Facebook profiles, lawyer says

Social media accounts are being checked for political views in the wake of President Donald Trump's immigration ban, according to a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.<p>Should what's on your Facebook page be a factor in determining whether you're allowed to re-enter the United …

Immigration

Left-Handed People Are Quicker Thinkers, Says Science

For centuries, left-handedness was viewed as a physical abnormality, one that some scientists believed significantly disadvantaged a person. Today, …

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …

How the Web Became Our 'External Brain,' and What It Means for Our Kids

Recently, my two-year-old nephew Benjamin came across a copy of <i>Vanity Fair</i> abandoned on the floor. His eyes scanned the glossy cover, which shone …

Science Explains Exactly How Your Phone Is Ruining Your Relationships | Inc.com

You know it's rude (and, in the right company, might even mean it's your turn to pick up the check), but you just can't help yourself--you just have to take a quick peek at your phone to see if that client wrote you back or if your team has any questions, even though that important prospect or your …

Virginia Tech

Jack Dorsey’s protesting in Ferguson offers a clue of why he founded Twitter in the first place

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been among the throngs of people protesting in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, who was killed by police nine days ago. Dorsey, a St. Louis, Missouri, native, has been marching and, of course, tweeting his …

Justice

Spotlight: "Expert Generalist" Aly Juma

Spotlight: “Expert Generalist” Aly Juma<p>MagMaker / August 18, 2014<p><b>My name is</b> Aly Juma <b>and my medium is</b> information.<p><b>My love of learning</b> is driven by my …

What Children Can Teach Us About Risk, Failure, and Personal Growth

<i>“If I limit myself to knowledge that I consider true beyond doubt,”</i> E.F. Schumacher wrote in his timelessly wonderful <i>A Guide for the Perplexed</i> in 1977, <i>“I minimize the risk of error but I maximize, at the same time, the risk of missing out on what may be the subtlest, most important and most</i> …

Social Media Strategy: How Much Time Should Planning Take?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I have a blog post to write. This blog post, to be exact.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>And in the course of researching, outlining, writing, editing, …

The Food Lab: The New Reversible Baking Steel/Griddle is Not Just for Pizzas

<b>UPDATE:</b> The Baking Steel Griddle is now available for pre-order!<p>The new reversible Baking Steel with a baking surface on one side and a flat griddle on the other is one of my favorite bits of kitchen gear. About a year and a half ago, I wrote about the Baking Steel, a product I called "the most …

Career Arc: Tom Petty

Taking stock of the legendary rocker’s steady, stunning 40-year career<p>Who is Tom Petty? Naturally I’m asking this because there’s a pretty good …

Music

‘Hang Your Heads in Shame’: A Hollywood Heavyweight Gives Fellow Actors a History Lesson

On Saturday, Hollywood heavyweight Jon Voight wrote a column in the Hollywood Reporter chastising his fellow actors for signing their names to an anti-Israeli open letter.<p>BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 18: Actor Jon Voight speaks onstage at the ‘Ray Donovan’ panel during the SHOWTIME Network portion of …

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

Cybersecurity

My Battle With the Clintons

I wrote a tough book on the Clinton family. Here's what happened next.<p>When I started to write <i>Clinton, Inc: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine,</i> I knew the reaction to expect. I was well aware that the former (and perhaps future) first family and its massive retinue of loyalty enforcers, …