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<b>Editor's Note:</b>Sara Novic is a Deaf writer and assistant professor of creative writing at Stockton University. Her first novel, "Girl at War," was released by Random House in 2015. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. The Deaf community uses a capital "D" to differentiate between …

Disability

The Supreme Court Is an Antidemocratic Hot Mess—And We Should Change That

The United States Supreme Court is, by design, a profoundly antidemocratic institution, and as Republicans get ready to ram Brett Kavanaugh’s …

Liberal View

Trans Women Say the State Department Is Retroactively Revoking Their Passports - them.

Since she transitioned in 1998, at the age of 16, all of Danni Askini’s identity documents have read “female.” But last month, when Askini went to …

Evidence Mounts That Germs May Cause Alzheimer's

In the end it will be microbes—bacteria, viruses and fungus—found to be at the root of all disease and aging, and specifically Alzheimer’s, contends geneticist Dr. Rudolph “Rudy” Emile Tanzi.<p>“The two biggest threats to healthy aging have had to do with dealing with infection,” said Tanzi, who …

Alzheimer's Disease

Melinda Gates on diversity in tech, ending malaria, and the problems money can’t solve

“If you [only] have products created by white guys in their 20s, you’re gonna miss the mark.”<p>Melinda Gates is the co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the United States. With more than $40 billion in assets, the Gates Foundation works …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

The Best Bra for a Backless Dress Is Only $11

I’ll admit that when it comes to needing a strapless or backless bra, I prefer to go braless. So while doing this research for today’s story I had to …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Link Up to Form New Health-Care Company

It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too.<p>News Tuesday …

Health Care

A ton of new smartphones were announced last week at CES — here are the 11 to keep an eye on

Some of the top smartphone trends at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) include in-display fingerprint sensors and face-unlock features for devices outside of the high-end tier.<p>Many device makers introduced or announced US availability for their products during the Las Vegas …

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

Innovation<p>New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by …

Dental Care

I’m From America, Mr. President. Where Are *You* From?

The president has a problem with diversity. But the government’s issues go far deeper than one ignorant man.<p>“Where are you from?” No, really, where are you <i>from</i>?<p>The president of the United States reportedly asked these questions of an analyst briefing him on the release of a family held hostage in …

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

Don't Set Up an LLC Without Doing This 1 Thing

You're starting a new business. Your friend told you to set up a limited liability company (LLC). So you set one up and opened up a bank account. You're ready to dive in. But you forgot one thing--how is the LLC taxed? It seems your friend forgot to mention this part.<p>Understanding LLC taxation can …

Tax Preparation

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

Ad targeters are pulling data from your browser’s password manager

New research shows an alarming new way to track web users<p>Nearly every web browser now comes with a password manager tool, a lightweight version of the same service offered by plugins like LastPass and 1Password. But according to new research from Princeton's Center for Information Technology …

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

Relationships<p>On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about …

Salt Lake City

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

From a remote, idyllic island to the world's design capital, these destinations have never been better. Start planning your 2018 travel now.<p>Travelers …

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime. By Susana Ferreira<p>When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, …

Economist Takes Deep Dive Into The Effects Of Slashing Corporate Taxes

NPR's Elise Hu talks with economist Kimberly Clausing about how both the Senate and House version of the tax overhaul would offer a very large, permanent tax cut for corporations.<p>Transcript<p>ELISE HU, HOST:<p>As we just heard there, the Republican argument behind a very large and permanent corporate tax …

Seattle hits record high for income inequality, now rivals San Francisco

In short, the rich are getting richer in Seattle. The top 20 percent of income earners took home more than half the city’s total income — and the …

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Northwestern University

Neural network gives your phone 'DSLR-quality' photos

You don't need a brand new phone to put AI imaging technology to work.<p>You can buy a Pixel phone if you want AI to enhance your photos every time you press the shutter button, and services like Google Photos use AI for minor fixes and clever effects. But what if you wish your photos looked like they …

13 Overrated Literary Classics, and What to Read Instead

When it comes to reading, everybody’s got to start somewhere, but there’s a reason that the standard American high school reading curriculum is …

Literature

The 20 best smartphones in the world

You might wonder how there can possibly be so many different smartphones worth buying.<p>Well, believe it, because each phone here is a great choice. It was a big struggle to figure out how to rank them all.<p>And it's only going to get harder. This list doesn't include phones we haven't reviewed yet, …

IPhone 7

Boys not learning how to handle rejection has dangerous consequences

Unfortunately, there’s never a shortage of examples of men displaying their inability to accept a woman telling them “no” and move on.<p>These range from the creepy: the man who won’t stop playing the piano in the park until his girlfriend of four months takes him back, to the deadly: the Texas man …

The Quickest Way to Get Rid of Belly Bloat

A bloated belly can sabotage the best-laid plans—and your mood—like no other. What do you do when you're supposed to be out enjoying yourself and …