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My week inside the Donald Trump campaign: Sheriff Joe, Sean Hannity and behind the scenes at an Arizona rally and Trump HQ

Build the wall! End Common Core! I embedded with aggravated Trump supporters and emerged knowing who they are<p>Trudging the sidewalks of Fountain Hills, it was easy to fall in emotionally with the parade of aggravated Trump supporters. No one was happy about walking three miles in the sun to the …

Donald Trump

I don’t know how to discuss being raped: I am different, permanently, but there’s no language to describe how

I’m a man. I was raped. It changed me forever. But it wasn’t, say, losing a child, and I still lack the right words<p>Rape is loss. It deprives the victim of something vital, whose importance is only recognized when it is no longer there. The change is permanent and irreversible. That is a hard thing …

Empathy

What’s the matter with Dem? Thomas Frank talks Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and everything in between

While Republicans devour each other whole, Democrats face an identity crisis of their own. Thomas Frank explains<p>In his books <i>What’s the Matter with Kansas?</i> and <i>The Wrecking Crew</i>, writer Thomas Frank made a name for himself with his critiques of Republican politics. Now, he’s turning his eviscerating …

Middle-class

Guys Who Post a Lot of Selfies Show Signs of Psychopathy

A new study suggests that men who post a lot of selfies online score higher, but still healthy, levels of narcissism and psychopathy compared to …

Psychology

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

Psychology

Science can help explain why too little sleep makes us so emotional

If you’ve ever tossed and turned at 3am, you can probably attest to the fact that sleepless nights lead to bad mornings. Every minor mishap seems to set you off. You might snap at your spouse for forgetting to buy coffee filters, respond brusquely to a well-meaning co-worker, or blink back hot …

Sleep

Brain changes seen in veterans with PTSD after mindfulness training

Surprising findings suggest promise of mind-body techniques; more study needed<p>ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Like an endlessly repeating video loop, horrible …

Mindfulness

Five things Science says will make you Happier

Did you know that happiness has its own holiday? Four years ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed March 20 to be the …

Happiness

Put Down the Pad Thai and Try These Dishes Instead

It's time to branch out from your takeout Pad Thai addiction. These are the dishes you should be ordering instead—according to some of our favorite Thai food chefs.<p>Sixty percent of the time, we want Thai takeout all the time. Thai food masterfully walks a delicate line between salty, spicy, sour, …

Thai Food

Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

Essential Oils

5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Michele Bachmann belongs with these lunatics

The former congresswoman blames Obama for Brussels, while Trump reminds us he’s not just playing a lout on TV<p>No one wants to think about Ted Cruz having sex. People also do not want to think about Donald Trump’s penis. And yet, both of these visions have been injected into our national psyche. Can …

Republicans

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Neurology

The long, winding road to marriage equality: From the Mattachine Society to ACT UP to “Ellen,” they all helped make it possible

Countless gay rights advocates worked the legal as well as the cultural angles to get us to where we are today<p>The path to marriage equality did not begin, of course, with Evan Wolfson's Harvard Law School paper. The very fact that Wolfson could conceive of such a paper was itself testament to the …

LGBTQI

Harnessing the placebo effect

<i>A growing body of scientific evidence suggests our mental state can affect our physical body, but how can medical science ethically make use of the</i> …

6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Awful Wi-Fi Network

Dropped connections, an ever-spinning update wheel, slow-loading webpages—these fist-clenching symptoms of shoddy Wi-Fi connections make wireless …

Wi-Fi

The 12 best hidden features in the new iPhone update

Although Apple is advertising some of the new abilities your phone just received, like a new mode that makes reading easier at night, many of the best tweaks go unadvertised. Often iPhone users have no idea they even exist.<p>After a week of using iOS 9.3, I went through the change log and forums to …

Apps

This Avocado Magician Will Make All Your Dreams Come True

We already know that avocados make for a great a breakfast toast topper and an excellent guacamole feast.<p>But THIS takes their magic to a whole new level, with recipes we never dreamed would be so simple. Behold, the creations of food artist Colette Dike, whose blog Food Deco provides all the …

Breakfast

The Invisible World of Human Perception

<b>Stage magicians are not the only ones who can distract the eye: a new cognitive psychology experiment demonstrates how all human beings have a</b> …

UC San Diego

They have not been the party of Lincoln for decades: Donald Trump exposes the truth about GOP racism that David Brooks keeps denying

David Brooks keeps pretending his is the party of Lincoln. Sure, in 1864. Maybe he should catch up with reality<p>Donald Trump's win in Mississippi on March 8 completed his sweep of Deep South states, effectively destroying the myth that the GOP rise in the South was due to the embrace of "small …

Political Science

Dublin city guide: what to see, plus the best hotels, bars and restaurants

As the city marks the centenary of the Easter Rising, our writer finds its free-thinking spirit alive at offbeat museums, bars, restaurants and in its architecture<p>This is a big year for Ireland and its capital. The country is preparing to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion that …

Ireland

What Went Wrong With Marco Rubio?

The meteoric rise and inevitable fall of the fake savior of the GOP<p>I<p>f there was a moment during the early primary season when you could almost feel …

Off-switch for overeating and obesity found in the brain | Ars Technica

Deleting the enzyme from mice doubled the food they ate, tripled their body fat.<p>After tediously tracking calories and willfully shunning cravings, …

Neuroscience

What Exactly Is Consciousness, And Can We Replicate It?

Robot consciousness could be on the horizon.<p><i>This article was written by Matthew Davidson from Monash University, and was originally published by The</i> …

Consciousness

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Depression

The best affordable hotels, B&Bs and hostels in Ireland

Ireland has its grand, expensive hotels but it’s possible to get quality, comfort and style at a price you may like too. We round up some of the best places to stay across the Republic and Northern Ireland<p>Got a recommendation for somewhere to stay in Ireland? Share your tips in the comments below<p>As …

Ireland

20 things everyone should do in Ireland

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we've put together 20 experiences to have when visiting the country.<p>Whether you're looking to get active in incredible scenery, chow down on top-notch food, or to visit places with a rich history, we've got you covered.

Ireland

32 of the most beautiful places to visit in Ireland | CNN Travel

Ireland

Things to do in Dublin: readers’ travel tips

If you like history and pubs, Dublin might just be your favourite city, but there’s more: great gardens, fashion, architecture, a superb cemetery and walks<p><b>Winning tip: Walking Dublin’s little known northside</b><p>The famous Fagan’s Pub in Drumcondra is where the then taoiseach Bertie Ahern stopped the …

Ireland

The alternative guide to the Karoo, South Africa

The final part of our alt South Africa series journeys to the huge semi-desert expanse of the Karoo – the country’s ‘soul space’, which attracts eccentrics, hippies, crafters, outsider artists, and road-trippers • Alt guides to Joburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Pretoria<p>Overview<p><b>By Chris</b> …

South Africa

School Lunches in South Korea

Having moved abroad from the United States, there are aspects of life that take some getting used to. In South Korea, it's been an adventure trying new foods. As you can imagine, school lunches are different all over the world. Having worked in several schools in South Korea, I've got to sample …

South Korea