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Bumbling Canadian Robbery Video Improved Further By Metal Gear Solid

That botched Canadian convenience store robbery was funny enough on its own, but set to <i>Metal Gear</i> music and sound effects—thank you, Omar …

Metal Gear

It Is Happening Here, Trump Is Already Early-Stage Mussolini

Is there a moment when a fanatical leader can be stopped before he takes a nation into the abyss? A moment when those with the moral determination to …

Political Science

'It's nothing like a broken leg': why I'm done with the mental health conversation

It’s never been easier to open up – but hashtag healthcare doesn’t help people like me<p>I am bleeding from the wrists in a toilet cubicle of the building I have therapy in, with my junior doctor psychiatrist peering over the top of the door, her lanyards clanking against the lock. Her shift finished …

Mental Health

Photos of Toronto’s Midnight Pool Hoppers

It’s one of the last good free things to do in this sweltering city.<p>Toronto is a funny place. Fifteen years ago it seemed that no one could give a fuck about it. Now people are flocking here due to rapid gentrification and limitless selfie opportunities. Today it is almost impossible to live here …

Toronto

Researchers Have Found a Simple Trick to Make Old Experiences Feel Fresh Again

You really need to try this.<p>It seems inevitable. When we grow older, time seems to speed up as we experience the same things over and over again, and …

University of Chicago

Martin Luther King Jr. had a few words to say about calls for 'civility'

The Red Hen affair continues to percolate through our national discourse. On the surface, the question is whether White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders should have been allowed to continue a restaurant meal in peace, rather than being asked to leave the premises at the behest of a …

Rights & Freedoms

Ex-Republican Operative Steve Schmidt: ‘The Party of Trump Must Be Obliterated. Annihilated. Destroyed’

WASHINGTON – Steve Schmidt has worked at the highest levels of Republican politics. He helped run George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign and …

Civil Rights

The Ignorant Do Not Have a Right to an Audience

On June 17, the political commentator Ann Coulter, appearing as a guest on Fox News, asserted that crying migrant children separated from their parents are “child actors.” Does this groundless claim deserve as much airtime as, for example, a historically informed argument from Ta-Nehisi Coates that …

Critical Thinking

A patriot’s guide to shopping during a Canada-U.S. trade war

Upset about Trump’s tariffs and Uncle Sam dragging its trusted allies into a trade war? Here’s how you can hit back at the U.S. with your</i> …

Crows hold "funerals" for their dead and this very weird experiment revealed why

According to researcher Kaeli Swift of the University of Washington's Avian Conservation Laboratory, crows hold "funerals." When they see a corpse of …

Vancouver vet’s video tutorial on how to pick up a cat becomes surprise viral hit

A Vancouver veterinarian’s video tutorial on how to handle a cat has become a surprise hit, earning millions of views on YouTube.<p>Dr. Uri Burstyn, …

The radical history of the headwrap

Born into slavery, then reclaimed by black women, the headwrap is now a celebrated expression of style and identity<p>The headwrap has undergone several …

Is 'Ladies Lingerie' a Harmless Joke or Harassment?

A dispute among international-relations scholars puts the spotlight on a system that serves everyone poorly.<p>Last month, during a conference for scholars who study international affairs, Simona Sharoni, a professor of women's and gender studies at Merrimack College, asked a crowded hotel elevator …

Codes of Conduct

"The reason we're killing ourselves isn't because we love what we're doing"

Night in the Woods' Scott Benson and Bethany Hockenberry discuss unionizing in games and what to do about indie devs crunching themselves

If you must fake a photo, it had better be good | David Mitchell

The disqualification of an award-winning snap of a stuffed anteater reveals a complicated truth about what a lie is<p>A winning photograph in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 competition has been disqualified because the animal in the picture turned out to be dead. That’s according to the …

Wildlife

26-Year-Old Born With Extremely Rare Facial Defect Is Breaking Beauty Standards With Her Modeling Career

"Remind the world that everyone is beautiful." These are the words of Ilka Brühl - a 26-year-old woman from Germany, who took it upon herself to …

What Trump really means when he cries “fake news!”

<b>(AP/Getty/Salon)</b><p>This conservative contempt for truth didn’t happen overnight, and Donald Trump certainly didn’t invent it<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>April 28, 2018 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted with permission from “Troll Nation: How the Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set on Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

Psychology

Without Our Eyebrows, Humans Could Have Died Out Just Like Neanderthals

Thank you, evolution!<p>We all have them, but what are eyebrows actually for? While eyebrows help to prevent debris, sweat, and water from falling into …

Humanity

Here is how the US empire will spiral into fascism and collapse — according to science

A sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union and 9/11 attacks warns that American global power will collapse under Donald Trump.<p>Johan …

This Is How Many Hours It Takes to Turn an Acquaintance Into a Friend

Here’s an unfortunate little truism, taken from a study recently published in the <i>Journal of Social and Personal Relationships</i>: “It is not possible to …

Laura Ingraham’s advertisers aren’t really staging a boycott. It’s a capital strike.

The fate of conservative pundit Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show is uncertain after a series of advertisers pulled their ads. Companies such as Bayer, Wayfair, Nestle, Hulu, Johnson & Johnson and several more either removed their ads or canceled plans to buy slots after Ingraham made a nasty quip …

The Behavioral Shutdown Theory of Depression

<i>Given that many readers found my claims about the nature of depression controversial (here and here), I thought I would share a somewhat longer</i> …

Depression

The only photos you need to see from last month

DAVID BOWIE’S FRIEND TELLS THE STORIES BEHIND THESE INTIMATE PHOTOS<p>In 1973, David Bowie asked his old school friend, the photographer Geoff MacCormack, to join him on tour. The only thing, Bowie was afraid of flying, so the pair would be crisscrossing the globe via train. What was perhaps a little …

Art

Toxic management cost an award-winning game studio its best developers

How the $36 billion video game industry burns out its best employees<p>In 2012, on a light-drenched stage amid screams and cheers, <i>Star Trek</i> actress Zoe Saldana announced Spike Video Game Awards’ game of the year: <i>The Walking Dead</i>. The win was a huge coup for its relatively small developer, Telltale …

Photographer Recreated Iconic Portraits Using John Malkovich as His Model, And the Results Are Absolutely Brilliant!

At the age of sixteen, upon seeing the work of Irving Penn, Sandro Miller knew he wanted to become a photographer. Mostly self-taught, Sandro relied …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of boundaries beginning to harm our mental health?<p>When did you last touch someone outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a …

Mental Health