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Rightwing commentators try to explain to the left how best to agitate, while others reveal the hidden costs of America’s ‘war on terror’<p>This week we found that even the lanyard set are impressed by the fact that protests and direct action are constraining Donald Trump’s capacity to act.<p>In the wake …

Donald Trump

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

<b>“I acknowledge my own worth. My confidence is growing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Sometimes I feel like a spider whose web is repeatedly torn down. I plan something …

Self-Criticism

Depressed Men and the Impact of Emotional Abuse - Symptoms - Depression

I’ve written here about periods in my life when I was emotionally abusive to my family. It’s painful to look back on those times, harder still to …

9 Books to Read After You've Binged on Netflix's Stranger Things

If you’re anything like me (and if you’re reading this, the chances are excellent), you probably spent a goodly portion of the last weekend diving …

My Multiracial Identity Isn't A Party Trick Or A Hookup Goal

We sat in a diner at 4 a.m. with a stack of chocolate chip pancakes and chicken fingers between us, the only meal that made sense at that time of night. After a while, the food soaked up enough of the alcohol that we could converse somewhat effectively. He looked up at me and smiled, pancakes …

Uber Rape Case Leaves No Safe Transit Option for Women in Mexico City

“Now I will only take Uber as a last ditch option.”<p>It was close to midnight and I was minutes away from missing my plane at the Cali airport in Colombia. The dark rural road forked and the sign for the airport pointed in the opposite direction my Uber driver had taken. He said it was a shortcut. …

20 Hilarious Comics That Show You Just Can't Win While Parenting

"Parenting is hard, but having a good sense of humor helps."<p>When cartoonist Chelsea Carr was pregnant with her now 17-month-old son, one of her friends had a negative reaction to the baby news.<p>"He responded by telling me my art would suffer, and I would damage my chances of doing anything …

The racism speech that made Australians sit up and take notice

<b>(CNN) —</b> A powerful speech by a prominent Australian journalist on his country's record on indigenous rights has been viewed more than one million times in three days.<p>The speech, delivered by Stan Grant at an Ethics Centre debate last year, was posted online just days before the country's national …

Immigration in reverse

THE ANTI-ILLEGAL immigrant rancor and outright nativism afoot in the Republican primary field give rise to the impression that illegal immigration has soared to unprecedented levels and that the border is no more than a line in the sand, scarcely monitored and easily crossed. The truth diverges …

Deadly Pakistani school attack raises security questions

CHARSADDA, Pakistan (AP) — Once again, Islamic militants stormed a school in northeastern Pakistan in a deadly attack that lasted for hours. And once …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Stephen Colbert checks his white privilege, switches seats with DeRay McKesson to discuss race, police, #blacklivesmatter

<b>Mckesson on The Late Show in January.</b><p>“People like to act like we don’t have a legacy of racism here, so I think people get really uncomfortable with it”<p>Sarah Burris<p>January 19, 2016 5:47pm (UTC)<p>Activist DeRay McKesson joined Stephen Colbert on Martin Luther King Day's "Late Show" to discuss his …

'Be like Bill' is the passive aggressive meme dividing Facebook

If you've paid a visit to Facebook recently, chances are you'll have seen people sharing images of a stick man called Bill.<p>The "Be like Bill" meme — …

Memes

20 Memes Only "Star Wars" Fans Will Understand

That's no meme...

Star Wars

Five emerging young rappers making hip hop weirder

It’s been nearly two decades since a (then) 17-year-old Biggie Smalls was filmed freestyling in a rap battle on a street corner in New York City. Little did he know that years later, long after his death, the grainy VHS-filmed clip would be used as a bench mark for pure talent, his loose, easy flow …

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee.<p>Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're using a word "correctly."<p>It's all a matter of taste and context. But there are opinions. And some count more than others.<p>Steven Pinker is probably as good an expert to …

Adam Sandler Tells Howard Stern He Doesn’t ‘Give A F*ck’ About Bad Movie Reviews

Surprise! Occasional critical darling/steady critical punching bag Adam Sandler made his first ever appearance on <i>The Howard Stern Show</i> on Tuesday, and he revealed to the recently re-signed host that he isn’t particularly interested in the reviews his movies generate. Considering the mass beating …

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Hip-Hop

Nicki Minaj's Villainous 'Chun-Li' Persona Is Making Her A Hip-Hop Hero<p>Myles E. Johnson 06.06.18 3 hours ago 2 Comments<p>Kanye West, Kid Cudi And Future Headline This Week's Hip-Hop Releases<p>Aaron Williams 06.06.18 3 hours ago<p>Kanye West's Decade-Long Slide From Greatness To Mediocrity<p>Steven Hyden on …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Bill O'Reilly confronts Donald Trump on his mass-deportation plan: 'It could never happen today'

"That was brutal what they did to those people to kick them back to [Mexico]. The stuff they did was really brutal. It could never happen today," O'Reilly told the leading Republican presidential candidate.<p>Trump frequently touts former President Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower's mass-deportation program as …

Watch: Huck's Response to Anti-Gun March is Best We've Heard

Do you think he'll catch flack in Hollywood over this? Read more…<p>The only thing missing was Tucker saying "and stay down" at the end. Read more…<p>The …

AHEM, Everyone Who Has 2 Diet Cokes a Day

A new study finds a surprisingly small serving — of regular or diet soda — can do major damage.<p>Knowing something you do is bad for your health doesn't necessarily stop you from doing it, which is why you probably drink soda from time to time despite knowing better.<p>While you'd be hard-pressed to …

Misdirection and outright lies: Coca-Cola’s obesity campaign is backfiring spectacularly

Like Big Tobacco before it, the soda giant’s PR tactics have grown increasingly desperate. The public is onto them<p>The soft drink industry is in a full-blown crisis. Soda sales are on a 10-year skid, and laws are being passed to tax and limit their sales, thanks to a growing consensus among health …

Coca-Cola pays millions to counter obesity claims

Soft drink giant Coca-Cola has apparently paid millions of pounds to British scientific research and others, to counter the claim that its drinks …

For Russell Wilson, Is Baseball a Dream or a Future Reality?

Rewind the clock.<p>The senior quarterback at Wisconsin runs through the growing late-afternoon shadows that stretch across the field at Camp Randall Stadium, smiling luminously, imploring his teammates to keep up with him during a final sprint before the end of practice. It is a cold autumn day in …

College Football

Simpsons World arrives with every 'Simpsons' episode ... if your cable provider supports it

Fox launched the Simpsons World website yesterday, realizing the longtime dream of every fan of <i>The Simpsons</i>. The site offers on-demand streaming access to every episode of the long-running animated sitcom — 556 as of this past Sunday — as long as you have a subscription to a pay-TV provider that …

Fantasy Life Review – A Beautiful World Filled With Chores

What's the price of admission to a beautiful world? Is it enough to just explore a wondrous setting? Fantasy Life has charm, but it's more about its …

Led by 'New Triplets,' Dallas Cowboys Have Old Championship Feel

IRVING, Texas — The resemblance is so unmistakable that it’s downright eerie.<p>The Dallas Cowboys have reeled off six straight wins en route to the best record in the league and legitimacy as a championship contender for the first time since 1995, the last of their three Super Bowl titles of the …