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How to Retire a Millionaire

Congratulations, you've graduated from college! With degree in hand, you're ready to go out and face the world. You no doubt want to do well in life, …

It was the racism, stupid: White working-class “economic anxiety” is a zombie idea that needs to die

<b>(Getty/Chip Somodevilla)</b><p>Donald Trump was supported by white voters across demographic groups. Can we stop coddling them?<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>January 5, 2017 1:10pm (UTC)<p>On Jan. 20, Donald Trump will become president of the United States of America. Donald Trump is an authoritarian and demagogue who meets …

African-American News

The Strange Second Life of String Theory

String theory has so far failed to live up to its promise as a way to unite gravity and quantum mechanics. At the same time, it has blossomed into …

Quantum Mechanics

A masculine conception: Women may not be needed in the future of baby-making

<b>(julief514 via iStock)</b><p>A new study shows sperm can be tricked into fertilizing “pseudo-embryos” that aren’t eggs<p>Erin Coulehan<p>September 14, 2016 2:34pm (UTC)<p>Once upon a time, children were told families were created via heteronormative processes that include courtship, marriage and procreation. …

Research

How Many Racists Are There in America?

A political polling expert talks through the sometimes thorny process of measuring racial resentment.<p>No matter how many times America has a national conversation about race, the topic of actual racists rarely seems to come up. That is, racism is usually regarded as a major challenge facing America, …

Striking Images Show Dhaka’s Streets Flooded With Blood After Eid Animal Sacrifice And Rains

Dhaka citizens said their Eid prayers in the morning and sacrificed their animals. However, due to the heavy rains the previous night, the streets were flooded with blood, water, and waste.

What It's Like to Be an Atheist in Prison When Only God Forgives

Between chaplains offering guidance and the 12-step programs spiritual undertones, what happens when you want rehabilitation without needing to find God?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Prison might be a grim place, but it's a holy one too. We've all heard the stories: hardened criminal …

Native Americans in Poverty By USA Government: 5 Ways

Five Ways the Government Keeps Native Americans in Poverty<p>Imagine if the government were responsible for looking after your best interests. All of …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Obama administration challenges the money bail system: Can people be kept in jail just because they are poor?

President Obama's civil rights lawyers are seeking a potentially far-reaching ruling to hold that the Constitution forbids the common practice of keeping people in jail prior to a trial, even for minor offenses, just because they are too poor to pay for bail.<p>Every day, about 450,000 people are held …

White privilege as economic reality: It would take African-Americans 228 years to reach the same level of wealth as whites

<b>(erhui1979 via iStock)</b><p>Systemic white supremacy creates disparate and unequal economic outcomes for people of color, a new report shows<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>August 21, 2016 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Race is how economic class is lived in America. Consequently, from the nation's founding to the present, race and class …

The Supreme Court's awful Hobby Lobby decision just spawned a very ugly stepchild

"The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield."<p>That's how Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg concluded her dissent to the 2014 Hobby Lobby decision. That's the case in which the court ruled that businesses have a right to their own religious beliefs, and could use them to flout otherwise …

We Talked to a Doctor Who Treats 'Cannabis Use Disorder'

The National Institute on Drug Abuse says 9 percent of marijuana users will abuse it.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>With the exception of a few sober stints, Jeffrey has been waking and baking every day for the last six years.<p>The 24-year-old script supervisor, who grew up in a small …