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Why did the Founders make U.S. elections so complicated and confusing? Get your answers here.

Welcome back to The Monkey Cage’s weekly presentation of Founding Principles, a series of short videos designed to explain American government and how it works — in theory, and in practice. The first five episodes looked at the basic structure of the government created by the U.S. Constitution — …

Government

​The Best Acne Face Washes, According to Dermatologists

​See ya, breakouts.<p>Acne sure cramps your style—and it’s notoriously hard to get rid of. From breakouts to blackheads and whiteheads, you just want to get clear skin as soon as possible. While acne spot treatments, creams, and serums are important, don’t forget about what you’re washing with. The …

A handy list of 2017’s excellent, must-watch TV and movies (and how to watch them all)

It’s only July, but 2017 has already provided us a full year’s worth of great movies and TV shows.<p>More than usual, the first six months in entertainment has transcended genre lines, as a number of versatile films and shows have hit theaters and TV screens. In the last few weeks alone, the heartfelt …

Lost City of Z

America, a user’s guide: The Constitution of the United States

A classic work of political compromise between different regions and competing interests, it remains our foundation<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>Especially in times of intense political division — such as right now — it can often seem that Americans don’t agree about anything, including our national identity and</i> …

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

11 Netflix Movies With Insanely Hot Sex Scenes

Netflix is good for many things: discovering endlessly bingeable shows you wouldn’t have known about otherwise, making a good excuse to invite people …

Jack Kerouac

A Brilliant Way to Create a Color Scheme for Your Dream Home

The only strategy you’ll ever need to get the colors you’ll love.<p><i>This article was contributed by Katie and Jeremy Bower, home and lifestyle bloggers</i> …

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

Python Programming

Message from Syria to the United States: We’ll never again believe your lofty rhetoric

The United States representative to the<p>United Nations, Samantha Power, gave an impassioned speech last week asking Russian and Syrian representatives whether they felt “any shame at all” for their actions in Aleppo, and whether there is “no execution of a child that gets under [their] skin?” For …

Middle East

Watch a human-carrying drone lift a snowboarder off a mountain

Brought to you by Samsung™<p>YouTuber (and CNN employee) Casey Neistat may have retired from daily vlogging, but he hasn’t quit making videos. His latest holiday video goes bigger than ever, with a giant, custom-made drone that’s capable of lifting and flying around an adult human being (in this case, …

The Constitution of the United States has failed

This is not fine.<p>What kind of nation allows the loser of a national election to become president — and then does it again 16 years later?<p>What kind of …

Political Science

A Haunting Short Film Set in a World Where Evolution Happens Rapidly—And Is Often Deadly

In the dystopian world of <i>Dust</i>, evolution occurs at a breakneck rate, forming organisms that may hold miraculous powers or trigger deadly plagues. …

'Battlefield 1' Sacrificed Historical Accuracy to Make The Great War Fun

DICE managed to make a mainstream WWI shooter, but at what cost?<p>World War I was one of the most horrifying conflicts in human history. The four year war engulfed the globe and caused almost 40 million casualties. It killed 17 million and wounded 20 million more. The Battle of Verdun alone lasted …

World History

Guy Documents His First Week Of Work At Target, And It Couldn’t Get More Hilarious

If you thought that working at a retail store is boring, we’ve got news for you. Well, actually Tumblr user kimpossibooty does. He recently uploaded …

Government Hackers Caught Using Unprecedented iPhone Spy Tool

The malware was used to target a political dissident in the United Arab Emirates.<p>On the morning of August 10, Ahmed Mansoor, a 46-year-old human rights activist from the United Arab Emirates, received a strange text message from a number he did not recognize on his iPhone.<p>"New secrets about torture …

Security

New study finds iPhones fail far more often than Android phones

Apple customers are generally a shockingly loyal bunch. The company’s high repeat customer rate can be attributed to a combination of factors that …

Obama on Iran payment: 'We do not pay ransom'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Thursday dismissed suggestions a $400 million payment to Iran amounted to a ransom paid in return for the release of American hostages.<p>Confirming the US offered the payment in cash, Obama nevertheless downplayed the delivery's significance, saying it was …

CNN

Prince and the '28 pages': Indirect 9/11 link to Saudi royal revealed

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When the United States caught its first big al Qaeda operative, six months after the 9/11 terror attacks, it found a disturbing clue: phone numbers linked to the United States.<p>In an overnight raid, Pakistani forces captured Abu Zubaydah, allegedly a recruiter for the terror group …

National Security

Hey Dads, Your Moods Impact Your Kids Big Time

New research links dads' stress levels and moods to kids' development in major ways.<p>My husband often reminds me I am the center of our family, and my mood affects everyone living under our roof. It's a responsibility I don't take lightly. Each day, the impact my mental health and happiness has on …

learni.st

Copyright

Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games

Launches in November for $59.99<p>Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller.<p>Today the company announced what it's calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a lot tinier, and it comes with 30 games built in. You can connect it to your …

Retrogaming

Netflix: what to watch in October

Spending some time with Netflix this month? We've scoured the streaming site’s new releases and recommending the best for you, the discerning <i>Empire</i> …

Your Favorite Amazon Deals from This Summer

Every day, our Smart Shopping Team combs Amazon's listings to find the biggest bargains the world's largest store is offering. The team is taking …

Shopping

Game of Thrones season 6 director confirms Arya was being an idiot, not scheming, in Braavos scenes

When Arya Stark stood on a bridge in Braavos in <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 6 episode 7 and stared wistfully at the horizon, leaving herself hopelessly …

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

3 Android weather apps to use instead of Dark Sky

Don't want to pay a subscription for a weather app? Here are 3 alternatives that use the same data Dark Sky uses.<p>Dark Sky is arguably the best weather app on iOS, and now it's available on Android. Exciting, right? Not for some. The app's subscription model is upsetting some users; just read …

22 Cool Things You Can Do With Google Drive

Google drive, launched on 24th April 2012, kickstarted a new era of synchronization and storage. By allowing users to store files in the cloud and share files and empowering users to collaboratively edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, the Google ecosystem has attracted more than a …

A raised garden for my in-laws in Vegas

This past summer I was visiting my in-laws and decided to build them a few garden boxes. My nephew helped me and we had lots of fun putting them …

10 Most Awesome Guerrilla Gardens from Around the World

Guerrilla gardening has been used for ages as a means of protest, a way to beautify a neighborhood, cultivate food, and build community. It's often …