Gena Eckard

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The Nextbit Robin Smartphone Merges Bold Design With a Clever Approach to Storage

We take a close look at the ambitious newcomer that merges solid specs, unique design, and an attractive price tag.<p>4<p>5<p>The Nexbit Robin is a cool new Android smartphone that began its journey to the market as a successful Kickstarter project. Even though it is an offspring of a startup, the Robin is …

Mobile Technology

By the Numbers: Comparing the First GOP and Democratic Debates

Both parties have now held primetime presidential debates – two for Republicans and one on Tuesday night for Democrats.<p>But a newcomer to American politics could be forgiven for wondering if the two sets of candidates resided in the same nation at all. One party vied to capture primary voters who …

Here's Who Won Social Media During the Democratic Debate

After presidential debates, there’s always talk of who “won” the night. Who had the best zingers? Who laid out their policy positions the best? Who …

10 essential apps for your new iPhone 6s

If you’ve braved a line (or just waited impatiently for your mail or a delivery from your local courier) and finally have your hands on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus of your very own, you may be wondering what do do with your new precious. Sure, you could call all your friends and tell them you’re …

Apps

It's Not Your Imagination, Single Women: There Literally Aren't Enough Men Out There

We talked to author Jon Birger about the shortage of educated men, where women should go if they really want to land a husband, and why boys aren't going to college in the first place.<p>We all have that friend: the beautiful, intelligent, driven woman who—like Katherine Heigl in every rom-com—can't …

The 15-Step Guide to Acing Any Job Interview

You’ve made it past the resume robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> …

Employment

Sleep May Be One of Our Most Powerful 'Antibiotics'

The precise role of sleep in animals, including humans, remains unknown. As children, our parents shout at us to get more sleep. As parents, we often find ourselves complaining we don't get enough sleep. And yet, the precise function of sleep remains undetermined, and much of our perception of the …

Sleep

Turns Out Sarcastic People Really Are Better at Everything

Maybe it's okay to be that guy in the office.<p>You know that annoying coworker who always rolls his eyes or cracks wise on the job? Don't be surprised if he gets promoted over you. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that a new study, published in the journal <i>Organizational Behavior and Human Decision</i> …

80 Years Later, Republicans Are Still Fighting Social Security

Some things never change. "The lash of the dictator will be felt," a Republican House member said in 1935 when Social Security was first proposed. "Social Security is the delinquent child of the left," a Fox News commentator said this week, "that grew up to be an evil dictator."<p>"Dictator"? A …

Middle-class

Ben Carson Says Abortions Are Main Cause Of Death For Black People

The Republican presidential candidate has accused Planned Parenthood of population control.<p>Republican presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Ben Carson claimed Thursday that “the number one cause of death for black people is abortion,” and stood by comments he made in August that the founder of …

Ben Carson

Celebrate Social Security, Don't Cut It

Today, Americans celebrate the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the nation's most successful anti-poverty program in its history. Social Security is crucial to many people of color, such as Native Americans like myself. Almost half of elderly, unmarried Native people rely on Social Security for …

Retirement

You Don't Have to Be Racist to Benefit From White Privilege

In Austin, Texas, I had the privilege of attending an Undoing Racism workshop, given by organizers with The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, an anti-racism social justice group.<p>When I went to the workshop, as a white progressive liberal woman born and raised in Seattle, I thought I had …

Black Lives Matter

The Clinton Campaign Didn't Learn from History: Underestimating Barack, Underestimating Bernie

It feels like yesterday: My liberal friends and I, awed and caught by surprise, as a contender we'd previously discounted -- Barack Obama -- upset Hillary Clinton in Iowa.<p>Clinton's mistake up to that point had been to ignore Obama, to hope he'd go away. The Clinton campaign was frightened, …

Middle-class

7 Streaming TV Packages That Will Let You Cut the Cord For Good

Cutting the cord could save you $75 per month. Here's how to do it without missing your favorite shows.<p>With services like Showtime, HBO, Hulu, and …

Sling TV

These 10 Movies Just May Be The Most Beautiful Ever

The 10-minute treatise from Cinefix offers a well-considered collection of films, drawing from a wide variety of styles and eras. Black-and-white …

Filmmaking

‘Kids’: The Oral History of the Most Controversial Film of the Nineties

It was the summer of 1995. Bill Clinton was president, Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York, and OJ Simpson was on trial. That summer’s youth-oriented …

Overpasses: A love story

With American transportation in crisis, why are we spending our money on massive new roads? An investigation of one city’s addiction to megahighways.<p>MILWAUKEE—The Marquette Interchange is an engineering marvel, a steel and concrete symphony of girders and flyovers at the edge of downtown Milwaukee, …

Martin O'Malley's Presidential Strategy: Try, Try, Try Again

From speeches in Iowa to chaos in Phoenix, this wild weekend was the true start to the Democratic primary. And while Hillary Clinton held steady, her challengers dealt with intense protests from racial justice activists differently: O'Malley talked and talked all afternoon at Netroots, while Bernie …

Bill Clinton and George W. Bush's Plan for 2016

In a rare joint interview for this week’s cover story, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton discuss how they will handle the 2016 race, one that could …

Celebrity politicians

The 2016 GOP field is the most fractured in recent memory. By a lot.

By Amber Phillips<p>, Reporter, The Fix<p>Yes, your presidential-election memory is serving you correct. We haven't seen anything like this 2016 race in decades.<p>The Republican 2016 presidential primary is the most fractured in recent memory while the Democratic side is one of the most unified in recent …

Government

Is Hillary Clinton 'Likable Enough'?

Barack Obama said before the New Hampshire primary during his contentious primary with Hillary Clinton in 2008 that she was "likable enough." The quip got him in trouble with Clinton supporters, but Clinton's likability is at the heart of her candidacy in 2016.<p>Clinton has a massive lead among …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

25 Moments That Changed America

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Health Secrets Of The World's Oldest People

Doctors say that healthy habits will help get you to age 85, but how to live beyond that remains a medical mystery. We interviewed people in their 100s to find out how they did it. (Pictured here: Daisy McFadden, 101.)

How Clutter Affects Your Productivity (And What You Can Do About It)

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a creative marketplace connecting mobile and Web projects with vetted, handpicked developers and designers from around the world. This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Cleaning out your closet, emptying your inbox, putting things where they …