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What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Lawn Mowing

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

San Francisco Bay Area

Why the GOP Hates U.S. History: Inconvenient Truths That Freak Out American Conservatives

Conservative hero Ben Carson is worried about American teenagers joining ISIS. But it's not because of "radical Islam." It's because of new high school history standards.<p>America's right wing, you see, is terrified of history because it is always sentimentalizing it. Many of its arguments rely on a …

Political Science

GOP voter ID law gets crushed: Why Judge Richard Posner’s new opinion is so amazing

Conservative icon/federal judge changes mind on photo ID laws, issues blistering dissent against them. Read it here<p>If you read just one top-to-bottom dismantling of every supposed premise in support of disenfranchising Photo ID voting restrictions laws in your lifetime, let it be this one [PDF].<p>It …



How To Buy Prescription Cycling Glasses

See the road or trail more clearly with prescription eyewear made for cycling<p><b>Explore Your Options</b><br>Here's good news if you wear glasses: Advances in lens design have led to an abundance of corrective-eyewear choices. Now, only the strongest prescriptions require lens inserts, which can limit frame …


GoPro Hero4 Black, Hero4 Silver are tiny cameras with big performance

Smooth 4K video that's still the best in the category<p><b>The Good</b> The GoPro Hero4 Black delivers best-in-class video at resolutions up to 4K at 30fps or 1080p at 120fps. Wide assortment of mounting options from GoPro and third-party manufacturers.<p><b>The Bad</b> Battery life can feel painfully short and due to …

Gear & Gadgets

Here's How The World's Richest Terrorist Group Makes Millions Every Day

ISIS is now the wealthiest terrorist organization on the planet, according to Foreign Policy. And the Al Qaeda offshoot has the ambition and perhaps even the organization needed to put its piles of oil and smuggling-related profits to work, as its several-hundred page-long annual report from this …



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Explore Pyongyang North Korea Like Never Before in Mind-Bending ‘Flow-Motion’ Hyperlapse

The ‘Enter Pyongyang‘ flow-motion hyperlapse by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth debuted to the public two hours ago as of this writing, and already it has …