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What Science Can Tell Us About Trans People’s Brains—And What It Cannot

A study has shown that trans people may sense touch differently than cisgender people according to particular body parts. We should be curious, but …

LGBTQ

Trump's sexism is trickling down. Let's refuse to accept it

We know that Hillary Clinton’s loss sent a sad message to young women – what about the signals young men have received from Trump’s win?<p>Sign up for the week in patriarchy email newsletter<p>In 1998, philosopher Richard Rorty made a prediction about American politics that turned out to be eerily …

Women are less happy than men in marriage, but society pretends it isn't true

To Post Secret, a project that collects personal secrets written artistically onto postcards, someone recently sent in the following bombshell: "Ever since we started getting married and buying houses," she writes, "my girlfriends and I don't laugh much anymore."<p>Her personal secret is, in fact, a …

Hugh Hefner

How misogyny shaped the election

Although Hillary Clinton was the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the entirety of U.S. history, I keep seeing the suggestion …

Wage Theft Comes to America: The Facts That Drive the Sanders Revolt

<i>(From Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice, Labor Institute Press, 2015)</i><p>In Denmark, companies like McDonald's and Burger King pay workers $20 an hour plus benefits, and don't bat an eye. These same companies, which are actually based in the U.S., pay American workers less …

The Democratic primary’s ugly truth: Hillary vs. Bernie doesn’t matter until we change our electoral system

Progressives are busy taking sides—Hillary or Bernie?—but those differences matter little in a broken government<p>Over the last few months, various factions on the left side of the political spectrum have been in heated debate on the comparative merits of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. The …

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

Happiness

Ben Carson is plain nuts: The 7 most stupefying statements by the GOP’s favorite neurosurgeon

Endorsing the Confederate flag is tame by his standards. The good doctor is convinced we live in a gestapo state<p>Now we know for sure that education is no hedge against mindblowing irrational thinking. Our proof? None other than Dr. Ben Carson, highly trained pediatric neurosurgeon, man of science, …

Elizabeth Warren just delivered the realest talk on race by any American politician

The progressive favorite talks about the “dark underbelly” of “how America built a great middle class”<p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren just further burnished her progressive credentials with a thorough and explicit telling of racial injustice in America, focusing on what she called three …

When America Was 'Great,' Taxes Were High, Unions Were Strong, and Government Was Big

The bygone nation Donald Trump’s supporters yearn for looks awfully liberal, at least in terms of economic policy.<p>There is plenty about GOP hopeful Donald Trump to which potential primary voters respond. He’s successful. He’s plainspoken. At a time when politicians are historically unpopular, he’s …

Political Science

Disaster capitalism is a permanent state of life for too many Americans

Hundreds of full-time New York City workers are homeless and in San Francisco bus drivers sleep in their cars to save money: this is a never-ending crisis<p>In the United States, disaster has become our most common mode of life. Proof that our daily existence was something other than a simmering, …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

Ben Carson's narrow view of Islam is widely shared – by Islamic extremists

The would-be Republican nominee seems to think that the ‘real’ Islam is violent and fundamentalist, and the ‘lite’ version is diluted and inauthentic. So does Isis<p>In his latest attempt to clarify Islamophobic remarks the GOP presidential candidate made over the weekend, Ben Carson has conceded that …

The Realities Of Joe Biden Running For President

We demand authenticity, but what happens when we get it?<p>Joe Biden is an authentic politician.<p>But let’s leave that aside for a minute, because this conversation we’ve been having lately — about authenticity, who has it and who doesn’t, and the intangibles a politician may or may not possess — can …

6 Ways to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused in a Distracted World

While raising my four kids I played traffic cop. Really. They all wanted my attention, all at the same time. Often I’d find myself holding out one hand, fingers outstretched with palms facing forward signaling, “stop”, while using the other hand to call one specific child towards me so he/she could …

Will Oculus explode or flop like Google Glass?

The virtual reality display manufacturer Oculus made news in July when it was announced that the company, owned by Facebook, had acquired the 3D gesture and tracking startup Pebbles Interfaces for a whopping $60 million. This buyout is one of the latest in a series of companies working in the field …

Virtual Reality

Ben Carson: Muslim president a 'theoretical' idea

Ben Carson is standing by his comments that a Muslim should not lead the United States, elaborating on exactly what he meant during an interview over the weekend with NBC's "Meet the Press." But he also said he has more important things to talk about, and the country has better things to do.<p>“When …

Religion

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Finally, Trump and the GOP Start Muslim-Bashing

It took a while, but Trump is finally hating on Muslims—going along with a supporter who called Obama a Muslim born in another country.<p>Donald Trump …

Religion

Bernie Sanders: The Republicans are “getting away with murder” in GOP debates

“They’re not being challenged” by each other, leading to disastrous distortions of the real issues facing Americans<p>Vermont Senator and potential Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to Rachel Maddow Thursday evening about Wednesday night's Republican debate, which he "quit …

8 Causes Of Anxiety & Depression That We Often Overlook

If you’re one of the many Americans seeking relief from depression or anxiety, you’re no doubt aware just how elusive successful treatment can be. In …

Autoimmune Diseases

5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Is a Better Democratic Candidate Than Hillary Clinton

Democrats need a candidate capable of winning and must not assume that voters will rely solely upon name recognition as they drive to the polls on November 8, 2016. There's a reason Yahoo writes that "More Americans distrust Hillary Clinton than trust her." There's also a reason that CNN reports 55 …

Amber Rose Owns Her Sexuality With Hilarious ‘Walk Of No Shame'

“No shame here.”<p>Amber Rose wants you to know there's <i>no</i> shame in doing a "walk of shame."<p>In a new Funny Or Die video called "Walk Of No Shame," the model and actress shows no sign of embarrassment as she leaves a guy's house the morning after a one-night stand. The parody is a promotion for Rose's …

The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy

by Yawo Brown // <i>TheMagicalNegro.net</i><p>What is Polite White Supremacy?<p>Polite White Supremacy is the notion that whites should remain the ruling class …

China Announces Cuts of 300,000 Troops at Military Parade Showing Its Might

Bernie Sanders: Criticism of Hillary Clinton is 'sexist'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders is battling Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination -- but he's defending her trustworthiness, saying the former secretary of state is facing "sexist" criticism.<p>"I think for a variety of reasons, Hillary Clinton has been under all kinds of attack …

Government

On the Issues: Racial Justice

Millions of lives have been destroyed because people are in jail for nonviolent crimes. For decades, we have been engaged in a failed “War on Drugs” …

How Latin American women are changing hip-hop

Female MCs are shaking up Latin America’s macho rap culture. Claire Rigby meets the hip-hop collective taking feminism to the streets – from Quito to the Bronx<p>Roja was 16 when she had her hip-hop epiphany. “I was already rapping,” says Roja, the MC from Quito, Ecuador, whose real name is Mariela …