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Want to change 'politics as usual'? Make a viable multi-party system | James Nevius

Americans line up behind Democrats and Republicans so the race doesn’t end up decided by Congress. With a few policy tweaks, we could have a lot more options<p>A constant refrain this election season has been a call for the end of “politics as usual” – the idea that our system is broken is the only …

Government

Top 51 Motivational And Inspiring Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein ( <i>Born</i> <i>March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany Died April 18, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey, United States</i> ) was a theoretical physicist and …

Atheist pastor sparks debate by 'irritating the church into the 21st century'

Can a minister in a Christian church be an atheist? That’s the question facing the United church of Canada as it wrestles with the case of Gretta Vosper<p>There is not one mention of God during the 70-minute service at Toronto’s West Hill United church. Bibles are nowhere to be seen. The large steel …

Atheism

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer's disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked …

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Online High School in Japan Enters Virtual Reality

Some students at a new online high school in Japan attended their opening ceremony Wednesday by donning virtual reality headsets. The N High School, operated by publishing and media company Kadokawa Dwango Corp., said 73 of its 1,482 freshmen attended the virtual ceremony held in Tokyo. Their …

Virtual Reality

Don’t Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Don’t Worry, It’s Just Another Fad

Why our giant, bloated cesspool of self-proclaimed experts and unicorn startups is about to go dry<p>As human beings we have the remarkable ability to …

Silicon Valley

Trump supporters are operating on biological instinct

Donald Trump’s popularity—despite his lack of experience and questionable policy ideas—has mystified many political pundits in the US. But his ascendancy is no surprise to Rick Shenkman, author of a <i>Political Animals</i> published earlier this year, who writes on how human’s stone-age instincts are …

Donald Trump

Paul Krugman: If the GOP doesn’t abandon its “superpower delusion,” the U.S. is doomed

Apparently America shouldn’t intervene willy-nilly in world affairs<p>In his Monday New York Times column, Paul Krugman bemoaned the Republican "superpower delusion," that "belief that America could dictate events throughout the world" willy-nilly.<p>The delusion's most "spectacular" demonstration was, …

How to Use Augmented Reality To Transform Your Classroom

0<p>SHARES<p>Augmented Reality is changing education. What started out as something that was simply “cool” has become a way to engage learners like never …

Former CIA director: Military may refuse to follow Trump’s orders if he becomes president

Former CIA director Michael Hayden believes there is a legitimate possibility that the U.S. military would refuse to follow orders given by Donald Trump if the Republican front-runner becomes president and decides to make good on certain campaign pledges.<p>Hayden, who also headed the National …

Donald Trump

Skip Seamless? This app connects people with home cooks.

It's 6 p.m. and you are still on the train headed home. You can't bear another night of greasy restaurant takeout, and there is no way you are …

The Internet Will Become Self-Aware When Aliens Wake It Up

An extraterrestrial intelligence would have many reasons to make the human internet self-aware.<p>Most people agree the internet is not consciously alive (though my two-year old daughter, who's addicted to internet games, disagrees). Currently, the internet accepts inputs and is pretty good at …

Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues 'End Of Average'

Todd Rose dropped out of high school with D- grades. At 21, he was trying to support a wife and two sons on welfare and minimum wage jobs.<p>Today he teaches educational neuroscience at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He's also the co-founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity, a new …

Education

How to Independently Earn a Living (Using Only Your Wits)

My guest today is an author, professional speaker, branding expert, teacher at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and an entrepreneur.<p>She …

The best free online business courses starting in February

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It's easy to start something - but not so easy to sustain it.<p>That's the first lesson every entrepreneur learns. Early success may be a blessing, but it comes with gut-wrenching risks and tradeoffs.<p>If you need to add …

8 Signs You Have A Strong Personality That Might Scare Some People

When people encounter someone with a strong personality, they don’t understand the kind of person they are dealing with.<p>Some people think you …

Self-help

The Sacred Ground of Humanism

The religions of the world have their fair share of holy sites. It might be the ruins of an ancient temple or it might be the birthplace of a religious prophet or the alleged son of a deity. For some, graveyards are considered sacred ground. As an atheist, none of these things apply. My sacred …

How To Speak So That People Want To Listen

I recently spoke to Julian Treasure. He’s a five-time TED speaker on the power of sound. Guess which of his five talks has the highest viewership?<p>The 4 Ways Sound Affects Us<br>• Shh! Sound Health In 8 Steps<br>• 5 Ways To Listen better<br>• Why Architects Need To Use Their Ears<br>• How To Speak So That People Want To …

Public Speaking

'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran reveals the productivity trick every entrepreneur should use

Since Barbara Corcoran made her fortune building and then selling one of New York's premier real-estate firms, The Corcoran Group, she has been a full-time investor on the popular reality show "Shark Tank."<p>In the past six seasons, Corcoran has made deals with about 30 of the entrepreneurs who have …

How to Make Creamy, Melty Fudge (The Best Last-Minute Gift)

Many people have something that comes naturally to them in the kitchen. Full disclosure: Candy wasn’t mine. While I now boil sugar syrups with ease and whip up marshmallows on the reg, this wasn’t always the case.<p>In pastry school, I was regularly seeking help from a friend who was a candy natural …

Next time someone says evolution isn't real, show them this video

If you want to be more successful, stop networking

The biggest reason why connecting with people benefits you is simple: It allows you to extend your reach further, which in turn allows your ideas to make a much bigger impact.<p>The result is that you achieve your goals a lot faster with a few key friends to help you out than if it is just you, …

Our democracy is completely unrepresentative: Citizens United, gerrymandering, and the real story behind the GOP’s takeover

Money buys results. Big business controls Congress. Our districts are drawn noncompetitive. Here’s how we fix it<p>Tweedism has also rendered us unequal.<p>“Unequal.”<p>That word sits uncomfortably within American politics today. In one sense, it is perfectly uncontroversial: No one defends race …

Improve Your Posture with These Exercises from the Army Field Manual

Posture can affect a lot of things, including our confidence and how other people feel about us. Teach yourself good posture by practicing these …

How to Chisel the Sexiest Muscle on the Male Physique

A shredded serratus—the muscle group that runs from your pec to your shoulder blade—screams fit. Here are the 6 best exercises to define it<p>The serratus anterior muscle may be the sexiest muscle on the male physique. This is the muscle group on the side of your rib cage that resembles shark gills …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Education is broken — but this entrepreneur has a stunningly simple idea to fix it

Salman Khan, also a founder of the free education resource Khan Academy, says we force students to move ahead when they aren't ready.<p>But he has a solution.<p>"We shouldn't drag everyone around at the same pace," Khan told the audience. Instead, he says, we should take inspiration from martial arts …