Barbara McKenney

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'Women's Waimea Bay Championship' would be first women-only big-wave contest

A group of Oahu-based women are on a mission to realize their collective dream of holding the first-ever women-only big-wave surf contest at Waimea …

Roger Goodell Reportedly Close to Signing 5-Year Contract Extension with NFL

The NFL is reportedly "close" to extending commissioner Roger Goodell's contract for another five years, which would keep him at the post through the 2024 season.<p>Daniel Kaplan of the <i>Sports Business Journal</i> reported the news. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported there are "issues" still to be hammered out …

NFL Owners

A letter to my American friends: when did the dream die?

It is difficult for Americans to watch the presidential parody that is Donald Trump with anything approaching equanimity. But it is also hard for non-Americans – long-time friends and admirers of the United States – who look on helplessly from afar.<p>Reactions range from amazement and amusement to …

Society

These Are The Top 5 Workplace Trends We’ll See In 2017

According to Glassdoor’s economist, crazy perks and the gig economy will slow down while automation will speed up.<p>This was a “remarkable” year for hiring, according to Glassdoor’s chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain. He says that the U.S. added an average 180,000 new jobs per month, well above the …

One of The Biggest Myths About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Has Been Debunked

Chronic fatigue still is a real disease.<p>Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is one of the most perplexing conditions out …

This college course teaches you how to call out things that are unscientific

Their weapon? A new course: "Calling Bullshit In the Age of Big Data."<p>The class website and colorful syllabus went online last month and almost instantly went viral.<p>"We woke up the next morning to chaos. We had 20,000 visitors, our mailboxes were full, we were getting book offers," said Carl …

Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’

I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the fragility of civilisation in face of overwhelming technological change, a topic he examines in his latest book.<p>Dennett is a singular figure in American culture: …

Donald Trump

How to reason with a Trump voter

<b>(CNN) —</b> We are too quick to vilify those on the opposite side of the political aisle. I am firmly opposed to Donald Trump, but because of where I live, I know a lot of good and decent people who voted for him. If I feel the urge to disparage Trump supporters as a group, I have to reconcile that …

Donald Trump

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Good news for Netflix users - you can use hidden codes to make searching the extensive streaming site easier.<p>It seems not all content appears when …

TV shows

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

Climate

What the King of Hawaii Can Teach Us About Trump

A political fable from 1819.<p>To the ever-expanding literature of How to Explain Trump, I’d like to add a short little fable. It was first told 35 years ago by Alasdair MacIntyre, one of our greatest living philosophers, but it concerns an actual event that took place in the kingdom of Hawaii in …

Political Science

Today Would Be Isaac Asimov's 97th Birthday (ish)

January 2, 2017 would be author Isaac Asimov's 97th birthday. Or maybe not. But were he with us, today he would celebrate with us.<p>The date of …

Willie Nelson

The tea that makes tumors shrink and cancer cells disappear. It has been used successfully for 50 years. Here is how to prepare it

Essiac tea was introduced in Canada during the early 1920’s. For over 50 years, a humble nurse, Rene Caisse (pronounced Reen Case), used the tea …

If This Amazing Cartoon Won't Persuade Science Deniers, Nothing Will

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Grist<i> and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i>We've all heard it before: "Yeah, but …

Climate Change