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Welp, Even Occasional Happy Hour Drinks Muck Your Brain

Moderate alcohol consumption causes long-term brain changes.<p>There’s no harm in going to happy hour each day, or enjoying a cold, crisp beer, maybe …

Beyond condoms: 4 more ways to cut the risk of catching an STD

<b>(Vlue via Shutterstock)</b><p>Condoms are fine for most people, but if you want to really minimize your risk, here are a few steps to consider<p>Carrie Weisman<p>February 24, 2016 11:58pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Americans are really scared of catching sexual transmitted diseases. If …

World Health Organization

Why Millennials Are Better Off Waiting 10 Years to Buy a Home

A new Fed study finds most young adults require years of saving before they can afford home ownership.<p>In a report sure to make the real estate …

Top GOP lawyer absolutely scorches Ted Cruz: “Most graduates of Harvard Law School know” better

Ted Olson dings Cruz’s proposal to revamp the Supreme Court<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>July 7, 2015 9:23pm (UTC)<p>Conservative attorney and prominent gay rights activist Ted Olson took a swipe Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz , saying the freshman senator had abandoned a fundamental understanding of the …

Harvard Law School

The raging hypocrisy at the center of the Christian right’s persecution complex

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Nati Harnik/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The religious right has convinced itself that it’s the target of liberal persecution. There’s just one problem…<p>Steve Neumann<p>July 5, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s been interesting to witness the public conversation going on among religious …

Religion

Republicans Are Too Angry About Gay Marriage

If the GOP wants to stay relevant, it has to become less hateful.<p>When the Supreme Court ruled same sex marriage legal in every state on Friday, millions cheered. Couples embraced. People cried. Facebook users changed their colors to rainbow. So did the White House.<p>It was a landmark moment that so …

Richard Dawkins is wrong: Religion is not inherently violent

<b>Richard Dawkins (Reuters/Chris Keane/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Bestselling author Karen Armstrong’s panoramic survey of the history of faith and war disproves an atheist canard<p>Laura Miller<p>October 26, 2014 9:00pm (UTC)<p>If there's a single historical moment that captures what the author Karen Armstrong …

Richard Dawkins: Religion isn’t the problem in the Middle East

<b>Richard Dawkins (Reuters/Chris Keane)</b><p>The new atheist reluctantly concedes Islam can’t be blamed for the actions of terrorist organizations like ISIS<p>Dan Arel<p>October 14, 2014 10:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Is Richard Dawkins changing his tune on Islam and terrorism? In a …

Bill Maher’s horrible excuse: Why his defense of Islamophobia just doesn’t make any sense

<b>Bill Maher (HBO/Janet Van Ham)</b><p>For all his odes to liberal ideals, Maher’s latest effort to demonize Muslims reveals a disturbing, illiberal truth<p>Myriam Francois-Cerrah<p>October 12, 2014 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy once said, “There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.' …

Climate change, Benghazi, the Fed: The science behind the right’s irrational obsession with conspiracies

<b>Darrell Issa, Rand Paul, Pat Robertson (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Reed Saxon/Gene J. Puskar/photo montage by Salon)</b><p>No matter the topic, a conservative fringe views it through a conspiratorial lens. New research explains why<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>October 12, 2014 10:59am (UTC)<p>The world is full of conspiracies, …

​Weird Theory: Do Pokémon have a greater purpose?

There's something slightly odd about the world of Pokémon. It's not the hundreds of animals with elemental powers and supernatural abilities. No, …

The chilling loophole that lets police stop, question and search you for no good reason

<b>(Kozorez Vladislav via Shutterstock)</b><p>Cops are increasingly using this legally murky tactic to scrutinize private citizens<p>Simon Davis-Cohen<p>September 23, 2014 11:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Checkpoints occupy a unique position in the American justice system. At these …

The Scientific Cure for Hangovers

In the legal disclaimer of every Friday — especially Summer Fridays, with their earlier drinking start times and later bedtimes — should be a note about hangovers. But with science on your side, you might be able to short-circuit some of the gnarly side effects of excessive booze. From the fine …

15 Real Tech Company Interview Questions You Will Probably Be Asked (And How To Answer Them)

The question was: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?<p>Answer: Lots of variants but one is that you jump …

Employment

How to mend … an inefficient fridge

Your fridge and freezer work continuously on a 24/7 basis for 365 days a year and, when compared to other electrical appliances, they are one of the most reliable in your house.<p>However, this means that simple problems are often neglected, simply because it only appears to function correctly. …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

Modern GOP is still the party of Dixie

<b>George Wallace, Rand Paul (AP/Erik Schelzig)</b><p>How the South poisons American conservatism and sabotages our politics<p>Kim Messick<p>October 12, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>In two earlier articles (here and here), I argued that the Republican Party’s extremism can be traced to its increased dependence on an …

Inside the conservative brain: What explains their wiring?

<b>Newt Gingrich, Glenn Beck, George W. Bush (AP/Carolyn Kaster/AP/Andy Kropa/AP/LM Otero)</b><p>Neuroscience can help us understand the strangest of birds: The modern conservative. They really do think different<p>Avi Tuschman<p>September 15, 2013 6:54pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary …

There’s nothing about abortion in the Bible

<b>(Twin Design via Shutterstock)</b><p>But that hasn’t stopped the religious right from invoking the good book in its war on women’s rights<p>Adam Lee<p>July 20, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Republican officeholders are bending all their efforts... to ban abortion. In the last few …

How To Argue With The Anti-Vaccine Crazies: A Guide

In honor of Jenny McCarthy's new seat at "The View"<p>Jenny McCarthy—savvy, telegenic, and pulchritudinous—is joining the popular daytime talk show "The View."<p>McCarthy is a strident proponent of not vaccinating kids, as she believes vaccinations made her son autistic. Now, many scientists and science …