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Mom’s 'Wife Translations' Nail the Communication Gap Between Men and Women

Dear every husband everywhere: Watch this video if you really want to understand your wife.<p>After 10 years of marriage, my husband understands (sometimes) that when I say “fine,” it really means I am totally pissed off, and things aren’t even remotely fine. But many times, he still gets confused by …

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out …

Donald Trump

Mission unaccomplished, 15 years later: The misuse of American military power, the Middle East in chaos

<b>(AP Photo/Krzysztof Zatycki)</b><p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is<p>Danny Sjursen<p>February 25, 2017 10:58am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at …

Middle East

Want to Raise Kids with a Moral Center? Always Do This

They will imitate what you do and say. Make what you do and say worth imitating.<p>We're all born imitators.<p>One of the reasons a baby learns to smile so young is that the parents are always smiling. We mimic what we see and hear. In some cases, what we see and hear isn't so great.<p>When my kids were …

Hitler's Doctor Said the Dictator Almost Died from a Cocaine Overdose

An assassination attempt got Hitler addicted to "that cocaine thing," according to a new book.<p>The following is an excerpt from <i>Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich</i> by Norman Ohler. Ohler spent five years researching the book, examining medical records, diary entries, letters from Nazi officials, and …

9 Questions Every Lasting Couple Can Answer—Can You?

If love is famously blind, how is one supposed to actually know with certainty that they've found The One? Love is a powerful emotion that can give …

A rash of invisible, fileless malware is infecting banks around the globe

Once the province of nation-sponsored hackers, in-memory malware goes mainstream.<p>Two years ago, researchers at Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab discovered …

Kaspersky Lab

The 1 secret to keeping your relationship strong after having kids

Parenting can be hard on a relationship: Studies have long shown that marital satisfaction tends to go down and depression to go up after the birth of a first child. It seems parents might not even be in the clear once the kids leave the house, either. In recent years, although the overall divorce …

7 Mindfulness Techniques That Literally Rewire Your Brain to Let Go of Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in America. According to recent statistics, more than 3.3 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety …

5 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Untrustworthy

Trust is the superglue of relationships, but if you spot these behaviors, it's time to find a new partner to do business with.<p>I'm going to ask you to trust me on this. It's a lesson I've learned the hard way, and it may be one of the most important ones I have to pass on.<p>It's been said that the …

How Kids Displaced Dads as Rulers of the Household, According to Economists

Two-income couples and smaller families give children newfound power, a new paper says<p>Children are displacing dads as the ones who rule the roost in American households, new economic research suggests. A paper by economists at the University of Maryland and Indiana University contends that the rise …

Holy Crap, This Map Of Trump’s Business Network Is Terrifying

Where to begin?<p>Trump has an extraordinary number of business ties. But just how complex is his network–and how big are the potential conflicts of interest? In a word: Yuuuge!<p>Designer Kim Albrecht created two visualizations that map Trump’s network from a macro and micro perspective. They’re based …

Scientists Baffled by McConnell and Ryan’s Ability to Stand Upright Without Spines

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it a “medical mystery of the first order,” scientists are baffled by the ability of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to stand upright without the benefit of spines.<p>Doctors at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who …

Mitch McConnell

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Hydrogen turned into metal in stunning act of alchemy that could revolutionise technology and spaceflight

For nearly 100 years, scientists have dreamed of turning the lightest of all the elements, hydrogen, into a metal.<p>Now, in a stunning act of …

This Is A Supremely Good Video About The Jaguar XJ220

The Jaguar XJ220 is a legendary British car from the 1990s, and <i>Victory By Design</i> is a similarly legendary British show from the 1990s. Hosted by …

This Awesome Periodic Table Shows The Origins of Every Atom in Your Body

We are made of starstuff.<p>Here’s something to think about: the average adult human is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) …

Anthony Bourdain Has a Lot to Say About the Opioid Epidemic Destroying Small-Town America

A short Q+A with the Parts Unknown host about the evils of the pharmaceutical industry, art in the age of Trump, and the secret to his longevity.<p>Anthony Bourdain has never been shy about his history of drug addiction. Now more than ever, he is incensed about the opioid pandemic sweeping rural and …

DIY Bathroom Floating Shelves

Do you love the contemporary look and feel of floating shelves…but feel intimidated by tackling such a project yourself? I want to let you in on a …

Shmoocon 2017: A Simple Tool For Reverse Engineering RF

Anyone can hack a radio, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy: there’s a lot of mechanics that go into formatting a signal before you can decode the ones …

Framing

A Search Engine for Programming Language Syntax Is a Pretty Good Idea

Coding very often means Googling.<p>The current search engine for programming language syntax is Google. Knowing how to search for information is a key skill in knowing how to program at all. You can know all of the algorithms and a half-dozen programming languages inside-out, but you will nonetheless …

Tiny Amounts of LSD for Depression

Instead of an “acid trip,” she took an “acid errand.”<p>Throughout Ayelet Waldman’s entire life, she’s been “held hostage by the vagaries of mood,” as she explains in her new book, <i>A Really Good Day</i>. She is a bestselling author, mom of four, and devoted wife, but her mental illness threatened it all. …

Medicine

Watch the Pentagon’s new hive-mind-controlled drone swarm in action

In what will probably be considered a step forward for autonomous military technology, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday that it had successfully demonstrated “one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms” over China Lake, Calif., in October.<p>The exercise, put on by Naval Air Systems Command …

Military

These Five Licks Will Help You Memorize All the Pentatonic Positions

Guitarists are creatures of habit, like everyone else. And that can be a problem when it comes to playing our instrument, particularly when …

The U.S. just had its 2nd-warmest year on record, scope of warmth was 'unparalleled'

The U.S. had its second-warmest year on record in 2016, with every single state having a warmer-than-average year, according to a report released …

5 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Restoring Old Houses

It can cost a pretty penny — so get it right the first time.<p>While restoring an old house can be the most rewarding thing in the world, it can also cost a pretty penny — so it's best to get it right the first time. Avoid restoration regret by steering clear of these five common mistakes made by most …

What Happened When I Went Off My Antidepressants

Many times, whether you really need it or not, taking medication can feel like giving in to a weakness.<p>According to the results of a recently published study, despite an increase in antidepressant prescriptions, treatment is rarely made available to those who need it the most. It goes on to reveal …

Driving A Rimac Concept One After A Bugatti Veyron

Torque vectoring and unmatched acceleration are the keys to going really, really fast.<p>Not too long ago, The Earl of Pembroke, founder of Wilton Classic and Supercar, went to see Rimac in Croatia with a Bugatti Veyron on his trailer. While we know that the Rimac Concept One can outrun a LaFerrari as …

Blustering Toward Armageddon

How Donald Trump will take America to war<p><i>This article appears in the Winter 2017 issue of</i> The American Prospect <i>magazine. Subscribe here.</i><p>America’s …