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The Mexican Cartels’ Christmas Slaughter

Extraordinary violence has become perfectly ordinary in Mexico, and it takes no break for the holidays.<p>TIJUANA, Mexico—On Wednesday, two murdered men …

The Way President Obama Explained Trump’s Victory To His Daughters May Make You Wish He Was Your Dad Too

On Thursday night, the <i>The New Yorker</i> released a compelling interview of President Obama by David Remnick. The piece takes place over the course of election week, so it relates how the president moved from “cautious optimism” just prior to the big day into the realization that things weren’t going …

Jon Stewart on America’s complexity: “The same country that elected Donald Trump elected Barack Obama”

Black CEO and entrepreneur wins cash prize in business plan competition

Su Sanni is one of eight winners who will receive help with his startup company through 43North<p>Entrepreneur Su Sanni was able to showcase his solid …

Los Angeles

Fog-Chasing Photographer Spent 18 Months Making This Enchanting 4K Time Lapse of Mt. Tamalpais

Like many of us who have lived in the beautiful city by the bay, photographer Dan MacRostie is enchanted with San Francisco and the gorgeous foggy …

America's First (Secret) Female President

President Woodrow Wilson lay with his mouth drooping, unconscious, having suffered a thrombosis on October 2, 1919, that left him paralyzed on his …

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20 minutes of this simple breathing technique could lower your inflammation

Ever struggle to keep up with the heavy yoga breathing that everyone around you seems to do effortlessly? Well, it’s time to hone in your skills—in …

Yoga

This Is What Would Happen If Nature Had the Same Rights as Corporations

In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has solidified the concept of corporate personhood. Following rulings in such cases as Hobby Lobby and …

Millennials are having less sex than any generation in 60 years. Here’s why it matters.

I spent most of yesterday morning mulling over Tara Bahrampour's article in the Washington Post headlined "'There isn't really anything magical about it': Why more millennials are avoiding sex." The crux of her argument relates to a new study in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior that finds …

Relationships

These Bronze Age Humans Were History's Biggest Weed Dealers

The finest dank the Caucasus had to offer.<p>About 5,000 years ago, a mysterious tribe poured into Europe and Asia from the steppes of modern-day Russia and Ukraine. With them, they brought valuable knowledge of metalworking, horseback riding, and technology such as the wheel.<p>But historians believe …

How I learned to live with my anxieties

Print<p>'I don't think I can do it," I said to my husband.<p>"Do what?" he replied, baffled.<p>"I don't know, I just--" I paused, struggling and failing to …

Uber, Lyft battle governments over driver fingerprint checks

Hailing a ride with a smartphone app in many cities is coming down to a fight over fingerprints.<p>Following incidents where Uber drivers were found to have criminal records, many state and local officials have proposed fingerprint background checks for ride-hailing drivers — often with the support of …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

The Oligarchy Economy: Concentrated Power, Income Inequality, and Slow Growth

<i>By Jordan Brennan</i><p>The emergence of economic inequality as a public policy issue grew out of the wreckage of the Great Recession. And while it was …

This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the …

The 13 cities with the highest startup growth in the last year

Each year, the Kauffman Index study measures entrepreneurship growth in 40 cities nationwide. The study is focused on output rather than input, which means it's looking at factors like business density, new companies, and growth rates. The study also measures entrepreneurship at the national, …

San Francisco

When Mexicans Feared American Immigration

When the path to upward mobility for thousands of free black Americans was south of the border, Mexico stopped just short of calling for their own wall.<p>If there is one issue that has steered 2016 in a startling direction, it has been immigration. The GOP’s strategy to increase its appeal to Latinos …

Bucket list: 41 places every California kid should visit before growing up

How many of these have you visited?<p>Summer's upon us and we're entering that glorious time of year when families can travel unencumbered by school obligations.<p>To help you plan your family road trips, we've updated and added to one of our favorite galleries featuring places every California kid must …

Your "Ideal Partner" Will Always Create Problems

Anyone who finds themselves in a dysfunctional relationship will either try to make their partner "perfect" by changing them, or try to change themselves to be the "perfect" partner.<p><b>Here's the truth:</b><p>Every person is imperfect.<br>• You can't make a person change.<br>• Therefore, you must love an imperfect …

Relationships

Watch These Niqab-Wearing Women Slay a Hip-Hop Dance Routine

Flawless.<p>Hip-hop dance troupe We're Muslim, Don't Panic wants to help change your perception of Muslim women — one kickass routine at a time.<p>"I wanted to flip the script," the group's founder, Amirah Sackett, told <i>Bust</i>. "I wanted to educate others and reflect the beauty that I know and love in …

Hip-Hop Dance

Can we trust emotion over reason?

When you have an important decision to make – for example, the best way to vote in the coming referendum – and you want to ensure that your decision is based on fact, how can you know you’re not being swayed by emotion? After all, our emotions are present from birth – we don’t need to “learn” to …

A 67-Mile Hiking Trail Just Opened Through LA's Urban Mountains

Los Angeles is a special place, geologically speaking: It’s one of a handful of large metropolitan areas that’s bifurcated by mountains. Not just a …

To Win the Civil War, Lincoln Had to Change His Leadership

FROM THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY<p>In our work with leaders, we see that great ones grow themselves and their organizations by deliberately working on three areas:<p>They wisely manage the <i>present,</i> anchoring in purpose and values.<br>• They selectively forget the <i>past,</i> letting go of old values, beliefs, and …

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

National Parks

The Silicon Valley school that has no teachers, subjects or fees

A revolutionary coding school that has no teachers, lesson plans nor tuition fees is set to be opened in Silicon Valley.<p>A new branch of the …

The 16 best meat substitutes for vegetarians, ranked by protein content

When making the switch to vegetarianism, one of the biggest things you lose is an easy source of protein. Protein is a super-important macromolecule for the building blocks of your body’s bones, muscles, tissues, skin, and blood. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends a daily …

17 Foods That Contain Chemicals & Food Dyes

You know the beautiful pink hue that makes a salmon fillet look so delicious? And the toasty brown color that makes your cinnamon-flavored oatmeal …

'A Cold Glass Of Water In Hell': India's Lawyer-Matching Platform Shakes Up The Startup Scene

They’re a bit like the Uber of legal services – except India’s Vakilsearch are huge advocates of the Indian startup scene, quickly becoming the go-to company for a huge number of incorporations, making them well-qualified to talk about whether the big startup movement that India is buzzing about is …

More Mexican Immigrants Leaving Than Coming to the United States

Despite <b>Donald Trump</b>’s harrowing tales of Mexico sending its “worst” to the U.S. in massive hordes, the numbers tell a different story: more <i>mexicanos</i> are actually returning to their home country than entering the U.S.<p>According to a study by the Pew Research Center, between 2009 and 2014, about …

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