Harrison Linder

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Mother Kills Her Children And Herself; Chinese Bloggers Ask Why

The story is as tragic as it is horrifying.<p>An impoverished young mother from China's Gansu province killed her four young children and herself. Her husband later killed himself as well. The murder-suicide case has gone viral on Chinese social media, as commenters wonder if the family's poverty …

Why Are Mass Killings by White People in the US Almost Never Called Terrorism?

There were over 300 mass shootings in the United States in 2015, and less than one percent of them were committed by Muslims. Due to scapegoating, …

Masonic temples, secret meetinghouses and other mysterious San Francisco buildings

People love a good Masonic mystery (thanks, Dan Brown) and, fact or fiction, we've long been fascinated by buildings that have connections to Freemasonry.<p>The idea of secret handshakes and ceremonial meetings have a certain appeal, even if the idea that Masons plot global domination behind closed …

A New Chinese Superman Is Busting Stereotypes About What A Hero Looks Like

“The broader goal is to show that a character of any color, a hero of any kind of background can be compelling."<p>It’s a bird ... It’s a plane ... It’s ... definitely not your typical Superman.<p>The first issue of DC Comics’ series, “New Super-Man,” was released in stores on Wednesday. The series …

Kink.com Offers Free Access To Republican Delegates As They Vote To Label Porn A 'Public Health Crisis'

In preparation for the Republican Party's national convention, that party's delegates have unanimously adopted an amendment to their highly …

Social Conservatism

Tulsi Gabbard asks California Board to describe Hinduism accurately

Tulsi Gabbard, the first ever Hindu elected to the US House of Representatives, has asked a Californian educational board to give Hinduism its due …

Hinduism

There’s Now a Soda Tax in Philadelphia, but Not Because Sugar Is Bad for You

Four years ago, a city-council member in Richmond, California, got his colleagues to put a measure on the local ballot asking voters to impose an extra tax on sugary drinks like soda. The council member, Jeff Ritterman, had special insight into how sugar was ruining his neighbors’ health. Before …

22 Ways Drinking Soda Will Shorten Your Life

<i>Numerous studies have shown the negative health effects of drinking soda on your waistline and your teeth. Drinking soda however, has far more</i> …

SF voters could see 39 — yes, 39! — city ballot measures

When it comes to ballot initiatives, San Francisco’s politicians are like gardeners who neglect the weeding and end up with a jungle.<p>Voters are …

Ballot Measures

San Francisco Is Trying to Impose a Tax on Soda—Again

San Francisco is to have a second chance to vote on whether to tax soda after city officials this week added the measure to a November ballot that …

Soda Wars Bubble Up Across the Country

Unless something very unexpected happens, voters in San Francisco can expect to be answering a question like this come Election Day in November: …

San Francisco

Watch Bert and Ernie Rap Along to 'Regulate' by Warren G and Nate Dogg

Adam Schleichkorn is back at it again with another epic Muppets mashup. The YouTube user’s latest video features Bert and Ernie performing a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Fan Bingbing

Stunning actress has become a magnet for fashion brands looking for star power in a mainland luxury goods market that is poised to become the world's largest. One client she's embraced: LV. Can the Fan juggernaut go global? (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

The best piece of advice Mark Cuban has ever given on how to be successful

So what is the real secret to his success?<p>According to Mark, "It's not about money or connections, it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone."<p>That's it. Success is based primarily on working hard — incredibly hard.<p>Whenever I write about how success is often based on outworking other …

American Leaders Should Send A Thank You Note To China

As America is getting ready for another Presidential campaign, its leaders should send a thank you note to China–for slowing down and delaying the decline of US global dominance.<p>Since the 1970s, America’s global influence is on a steady decline. For all sorts of reasons: first came the rise of …