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14 Things Every Anxious-Type Needs to Know About Surviving Holiday Air Travel

Holiday madness is officially here. Cue: Stress. If the mere idea of this season makes your blood pressure rise and you're getting on a plane to go somewhere, you might feel like you're in survival mode. Here are some tips to cut down on anxiety-inducing unknowns and get you semi-comfortably from …

Let Julian Casablancas' New Favorite Band Rey Pila Electrify Your Evening

Under the guidance of the Strokes' lead singer, Mexico City band Rey Pila sounds like all sorts of energy.<p>Rey Pila, a band from Mexico City handpicked by the Strokes' Julian Casablancas for his label, sounds like a better-rested Iggy Pop with lots of the same themes (destroying stuff, …

The Gross Obstructive Party Lost the Debate

It is hard to believe that the roster of 10 men could land such a despicable debate. It is a shame for them, and a shame for their party. I congratulate the moderators on having found enough substance in their questions.<p><b>What have we learned?</b><p>They hate Obama.<p>They hate Hillary Clinton.<p>They want to …

As Nasa releases New Horizons’ latest photographs of Pluto, we take a look at images of the planet over the years – from its discovery in 1930 to the present day

Solar System

HugeDomains.com - MusicianNotes.com is for sale (Musician Notes)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

20 fascinating facts about the majority of Americans

Using Census data, Pew and Gallup polls, and more, Business Insider identified some simple facts that ring true for the majority of the nearly 320 million US residents.

5 Things You Should Know About Rick Perry

<i>This post has been updated to note that Perry has entered the 2016 presidential race.</i><p>Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a video Thursday morning strongly suggesting that he's running again for president. The video ends with a "Perry President" logo and notes that it is "Paid for by Perry for …

Can We Unlearn Social Biases While We Sleep?

Putting gender and race stereotypes to bed<p>Your brain does a lot when you are asleep. It’s when you consolidate memories and integrate the things you’ve learned during the day into your existing knowledge structure. We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memories can be …

Nickelback 'wanted for crimes against music,' according to police joke in Australia

Providing fodder for pretentious music fans around the world, an Australian police department issued a tongue-in-cheek warning for citizens ahead of …

Australia

7 Things You Should Know About The Death Penalty, Even If You Support It

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who set off homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon and embarked on a week-long police chase with his brother Tamerlan in April 2013, was sentenced to death on Friday.<p>The seven-woman, five-man jury that handed down Tsarnaev's sentence went against the wishes of several Boston …

8 Essential Lessons We Learned From the Vietnam Antiwar Movement

The Vietnam War is back, suddenly re-appearing in public consciousness on the 50th anniversary of the US escalation and 40thanniversary of the war’s …

Political Science

The absent black father myth—debunked by CDC

Some of the relevant highlights from the CDC study as posted at Think Progress.<p>Considering the fact that “black fatherhood” is a phrase that is …

Mumford & Sons' bring both electric guitars and banjos to New York club show

Here’s an overlooked aspect of Mumford & Sons’ polarizing decision to go rock on their third album: it was a huge financial risk. The London folkies …

Indie Music

The ludicrous myth of Republican fiscal responsibility: A history lesson for the modern GOP

The GOP loves to insist that Democrats have caused a fiscal crisis. But the real story looks far different<p>Over the past three decades, the Republican party has followed a familiar strategy -- get elected to executive office by preaching fiscal responsibility, make a complete mess of things …

Racism Is Real: The Real Reason Behind Baltimore Uprising

The death of Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore police sparked outrage and protests by thousands of Baltimore residents and people of color …

This Is How to Get Jon Snow's Amazing Hair

'Game of Thrones' hair stylist Kevin Alexander told us how to style long, curly hair.<p>Even with dragons and ice zombies, one of the craziest, most magical things about <i>Game of Thrones</i> is Jon Snow's hair. It's so good. His mane achieves the impossible: Making long curly hair on dudes actually look …

Obama's top 10 jokes

During an interview with Variety before headlining the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, “Saturday Night Live’”s Cecily Strong made a bold proclamation about President Barack Obama: “He’s known as an amazingly funny guy,” she said. “He’s maybe our funniest president.”<p>So the pressure was on when …

Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug?

With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are …

“A corrupt, unresponsive and plutocratic disaster”: How Mitch McConnell and the GOP remade Washington in their image

Now that the GOP’s in control, Mitch McConnell is letting <i>some</i> things pass — and taking all the credit<p>Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is by most accounts an awkward, charmless politician who is motivated by little more than a ruthless desire to accrue power and win his next …

The Republican Party’s imperial rebirth: How Dick Cheney’s twisted worldview became the guiding light of the GOP

<b>Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Karl Rove (AP/Reuters/J. Scott Applewhite/Jason Reed/Rich Pedroncelli/photo montage by Salon)</b><p>For a fleeting moment, it seemed like the nightmares of the Bush administration might be behind us. Not anymore…<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>April 25, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>One of the more …