Heather Cox

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Stephen Colbert Pulled No Punches on His Showtime Election Special

Stephen Colbert was on fine form Tuesday on his Showtime election night special: <i>Democracy’s Series Finale Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh-t?</i><p>As the …

Why you should throw that to-do list in the bin in the name of mental health

New research has shown that even a brief period of stress can shrink the part of your brain that affects your memory.<p>According to a recent study from …

Mental Health

Supreme Court agrees to hear debt collection dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether people who have filed for bankruptcy can sue companies that attempted to collect old debt from them that was not required to be paid back because of state statutes of limitations.<p>The justices will hear an appeal filed …

New Clinton Child Tax Credit Could Help Low-Income Parents, But Cost Is $200 Billion

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday rolled out a new tax break that, if enacted, would put more money into the pockets of working parents with very young children.<p>The Democratic presidential candidate said she would push for a doubling of the current $1,000 tax credit for children ages 4 and under. An …

Middle-class

A Man's Fitbit Captured The Exact Moment He Felt Heartbreak

Getting dumped can feel physically excruciating — and this man has the data to back it up.<p>A Fitbit can constantly track your steps, heart rate, and burned calories — but in the process, it can also inadvertently capture life events, like heartbreak, as one Israeli man recently learned.<p>Saturday …

5 Ingredients You Should Add to Your Pantry in 2016

Make 2016 the year you embrace harissa, tahini, yuzu kosho, labneh and gochujang.<p>My dream refrigerator door would have ten shallow shelves to …

These are the best diets to lose weight, get in shape, and eat healthier

US News evaluated 38 of the most popular diets based on how easy they are to follow, their ability to produce short- and long-term weight loss, nutritional completeness, safety, and their potential to help prevent or manage diabetes and heart disease, and chose the best one in nine different …

VIDEO: How to Roll and Fold Your Clothes When Packing

We all roll and fold clothes on a daily basis, but are any of us <i>actually</i> doing it properly? Watch the video, above, to find out if you’ve been …

All About King's Cake; Would You Eat Caffeinated Jelly Beans?

It's Wednesday, January 6, and the day each year when Christians across the world celebrate Epiphany. Read on for more about the best part of this international holiday (hint: it's cake). In non-cake-related news, our colleagues at the Verge are at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas this …

Killer Mike Talks Racial Inequality, Bernie Sanders on 'Late Show'

Fresh off being named to Coachella's lineup for the second straight year, Run the Jewels' Killer Mike stopped by the <i>Late Show With Stephen Colbert</i> to …

Spike Lee,Chi-Raq,Film,Culture,US gun control,US news,World news,Barack Obama,US Congress<p>Director backs president enforcing background checks, and criticises politicians ‘in cahoots with NRA and gun manufacturers’

Guns

Four new elements added to periodic table

The new elements – elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 – complete the periodic table’s seventh row and make science textbooks around the world instantly …

The Startling Evolution of a Love Song

Crickets are known for their loud chirping songs, which males use to attract females, and which hecklers use to point out failed jokes. Typically, these songs are low-pitched enough for us to hear, but one group of crickets—the lebinthines—produce high-pitched melodies that lie beyond the range of …

Insects

Astronomers find dozens of runaway stars

As water piles up before a ship, so material stacks up ahead of high-mass stars moving fast through space. These cosmic bows shocks revealed the …

Misfit Debuts Spector, “Smart” Headphones That Double As A Fitness Tracker

Wearables maker Misfit, now owned by Fossil, is following up on yesterday’s news of Ray, a slimmer alternative to its flagship fitness tracker the Misfit Shine, with the launch of its first set of in-ear wireless headphones. Called “Spector,” Misfit says the idea was to create a “smart hearable” …

Netflix Has an Awesome Lineup of New Kids' Shows Coming

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation are expanding their partnership to develop a string of original series, including two new kids’ shows based off a …

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Unofficial app makes PlayStation 4 to PC streaming a reality

Sony's had its Remote Play tech in one form or another since the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, but it didn't truly take off until its implementation on PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita handheld. But that's kind of wasted when nobody is buying the Vita and it's getting zero love from its …

PlayStation