Mark Stevens

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5 Ways to Focus at Work, from an Executive Who’s Struggled with ADHD

By nature, I’m messy and disorganized — and my mind can be too. I have trouble sustaining attention on just about anything.<p>In grade school, this meant I didn’t do well in classes. In college, it meant that I largely blew them off and spent most of my time partying. (When you’re at a party, no one …

Video Conferencing

America’s Shifting Religious Makeup Could Spell Trouble For Both Parties

Both Republicans and Democrats are facing dramatic long-term realignments in the religious composition of their base, and it will be a challenge for …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Donald Trump

22 Novels That Are Crying Out To Be Turned Into Films

You mean they haven't been yet?!<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p>We received SO many recommendations we couldn't possibly include them all, read the comments of this post to see more. Alternatively, if …

This magical drug mansion in Upstate New York is where the psychedelic ’60s took off

Owned by one of America’s richest families, Millbrook hosted Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Mingus and more<p>William Mellon Hitchcock was not …

Woman Taking Selfie Causes $200,000 in Damage to Art Exhibit

A woman shooting a selfie lost her balance at an art exhibition in Los Angeles recently, causing a reported $200,000 worth of damage to the artworks. …

2016 Was the Deadliest Year Ever for LGBT Americans

Setting aside the 49 victims of the Pulse massacre, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs still tracked a 17 percent increase in anti-LGBT …

Paul Krugman: Republicans are stripping our freedoms one by one

<b>(AP Photo/ Francisco Seco)</b><p>“Americans are creeping along the road to serfdom, yoked to corporate employers.”<p>Ilana Novick<p>May 26, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>America, as Paul Krugman writes in his Monday column, is supposedly "an open society, in which everyone is …

A new Android attack with a cool name can wreak havoc on your phone

Most malware requires some form of active user interaction in order to infect a device — a click on a link in a phishing email, or the installation …

Google Play

Shocker: Some cats like people more than food or toys

How cats became our pets is still a bit mysterious, but the general idea is that it was their decision. Cats figured out that early farmers’ grain stores drew rodents and started hanging around for easy meals. People found these extermination services useful, and some found the furry little felines …

Unicorns And Toilet Bowls: Inside The Musical Mind Of Blue’s Clues’ Steve Burns

In the winter of 2002, Steve Burns had left his job hosting the Nickelodeon show <i>Blue's Clues</i>, the top-rated commercial program for preschoolers, and …

Burns

Twitter's backend is breaking under Trump's tweets

Imagine signing onto Twitter to fire off a couple responses to @realDonaldTrump's latest 140-character missive. Immediately, you start getting a ton …

America the Stuck

The Census reports that a record-low share of Americans are moving. A recent paper suggests government policies might be curbing mobility.<p>Our ability to move to opportunity—our mobility—is a key factor in our own and our nation’s economic success. But the mobility of Americans has reached record …

BuzzFeed vs. Trump

BuzzFeed News pushes further than its competitors. Can it handle the consequences?<p>It happened fast. Just like everything else in Trumpland.<p>On January 10th, CNN published an explosive story: a dossier alleging President-elect Donald Trump had been embarrassingly compromised by the Russian government …

When Their Shifts End, Uber Drivers Set Up Camp in Parking Lots Across the U.S.

<b>In the 1970s, the Safeway grocery store in San Francisco’s gleaming Marina neighborhood, known as the Social Safeway, was a cornerstone of the</b> …

San Francisco

Trump’s Dark, Raw Inauguration Speech Shocks Washington

The new president chose to forego most of the conciliatory rhetoric for which inaugural speeches are known, and delivered instead an ominous threat to his enemies.<p>Even <b>Donald Trump</b> looked awed—at least a little—by the gravity of the moment, at least until the choirs started singing, at which point …

Trump’s full inauguration speech transcript, annotated

<i>The president of the United States is now Donald Trump, who just took the oath of office and, shortly thereafter, delivered his inaugural address.</i><p><i>We've posted the entire transcript below and highlighted the key portions. To see an annotation, click on the yellow, highlighted text. To make your own,</i> …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

Literature

Jeff Sessions’ Coming War on Legal Marijuana

There’s little to stop the attorney general nominee from ignoring the will of millions of pro-pot voters.<p>On Election Day, eight states voted to legalize recreational or medical marijuana, bringing the nationwide total of medical states to 29. In Florida, medical marijuana won nearly 2 million more …

Donald Trump Is the First True Reality TV President

It’s official. We have our first reality TV president.<p>The news that President-elect Donald Trump is going to remain an executive producer of NBC’s <i>The</i> …

Donald Trump

Their Tube

Published on December 7, 2016<p><b>The boys in the YouTube videos</b> always land their bottles perfectly upright. Max Cole has spent hours studying their routine, and now, his own viewers are waiting: Empty half the blue juice. Hold the Powerade bottle by its cap. Flip it into the air and–<p>“Dude!” Max …

Kids

Flickering lights may illuminate a path to Alzheimer's treatment

New research demonstrates that, in mice whose brains are under attack by Alzheimer’s<p>dementia, exposure to lights that flicker at a precise frequency can right the brain’s faulty signaling and energize its immune cells to fight off the disease.<p>Light therapy for Alzheimer's is miles from being ready …

New Trump, same as the old Trump

<b>Cincinnati (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump delivered an unmistakable message Thursday in his first big speech since election night -- the unconventional, impulsive and unscripted person who won a stunning victory is the one that America will get as its President.<p>The President-elect emerged from three weeks …

Donald Trump

Royal Botanic Gardens Lights Up for the Holidays: Pictures

England

This Devilishly Difficult Online Game Is Scientifically Shown to Improve Brain Function

Never heard of a dual n-back game? Here's why you should give it a try.<p>Brain-improving games have mostly been debunked. But there's still one that may be worth a try.<p>Can playing an online game make your brain work better? Earlier this year, the maker of the Lumosity app, which widely advertised …

The Brain

For some in middle class, Trump plan would mean tax increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle-class Americans. But for nearly 8 million …

Dylann Roof competent to stand trial, judge rules

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.<p>In his order, U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel said he was sealing a document detailing the factual reasons behind his finding. Public disclosure could put Roof's right to a fair trial in jeopardy, he said.<p>Roof is …

Charleston Church Shooting