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This is the end of marriage, capitalism and God. Finally!

<b>Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke in "Girls" (HBO/Mark Schafer)</b><p>My fellow boomers might mock millennials, but what if the new generation has the big questions absolutely right?<p>Jeff DeGraff<p>February 6, 2016 2:29pm (UTC)<p>The next big thing isn’t a clever gadget or miracle …

Idealism

How to Get Therapy for Less Than $10

When it comes to your mental health, professionals can charge $200 dollars for an hour of therapy without even blinking. This hefty price tag might leave you wondering whether you wouldn't be better off using the money to plan a trip, pay off debt, or engage in some retail therapy. Talking to your …

Mental Health

A Letter to My Creative-Writing Class

To my creative-writing classmates,<p>I am submitting this letter to you in lieu of a short story, which was the assignment for this week. When I enrolled in this creative-writing course, I knew to expect some criticism, but I'm still a little shaken up about what happened last time we met. I think …

Creative Writing

My Journey to the Center of the Flat Earth Conspiracy Theory World

Flat earthers may be cranks, but they're also beautiful dreamers.<p>YouTube user siedmiokrotny explains that the Earth is flat.<p>My encounter with the flat earth began, like most life-changing discoveries, as a bit of a joke. It's always gratifying to stumble on some tiny, cohesive internet subculture …

The CDC's Alcohol Warning Shames and Discriminates Against Women

On Christmas Eve, 2007, I was celebrating the holiday with my husband’s family—laughing, drinking, talking and singing karaoke with my newfound …

Pet owner alert: Most restraints for pets in cars fail crash tests

Many pet owners enjoying taking their dog or cat for a ride in the car, but experts say that when you do, you should keep your pet restrained — for your own good as well as theirs.<p>"In the event of a crash they can be a projectile hurting everyone, including themselves," said Dr. Flaura Winston of …

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

It’s Monday again.<p>The annoying alarm breaks the piece of silence you are enjoying. You keep pressing snooze and don’t want to leave your bed. As the …

Internet Privacy Safety Tips and Statistics 2014 [Infographic]

Internet privacy safety tips and statistics for browsing the web in 2014.<p>Looking for some internet privacy and security tips for browsing the web in …

Health warning: Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

E-cigarettes may be better for your health than normal ones, but spare a thought for your poor computer – electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports.<p>Many e-cigarettes can be charged over USB, either with a special cable, or by plugging …

Hacks turn Square's reader into a card-stealing machine (updated)

As helpful as a Square Reader may be for purchases at trendy stores, you'll want to watch out -- in the right circumstances, they can also be used to steal your credit card info. Security researchers have discovered that you can physically disable the encryption the device uses to protect your …

Hackers can trick self-driving cars into taking evasive action

Lidar sensor can be fooled into seeing fake people, cyclists, cars or walls with a $60 system built out of Raspberry Pi and a laser pointer<p>Hackers can easily trick self-driving cars into thinking that another car, a wall or a person is in front of them, potentially paralysing it or forcing it to …

New DARPA prosthetic hand grants ‘near-natural’ sense of touch

A new prosthetic hand which connects directly to the brain has been created by American scientists, providing a “near-natural” sense of touch. The …

Brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing - ExtremeTech

By on August 3, 2015 at 9:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>We’ve all seen the videos of …

Why We Should Teach Children Philosophy

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

Foreign DNA Trapped Inside You May Be Changing Your Behavior

There may be another human’s DNA trapped inside of you. This foreign DNA could potentially influence which hand is dominant or the propensity to …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Best Approach for Chronic Procrastinators

Don't try to beat procrastination; manage it instead.<p>If you're the type who has struggled to meet deadlines and get started on projects for as long as you can remember, there's no shortage of advice out there for you. From the scientifically validated to the downright odd, there are a million and …