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Take a Wittgenstein class: He explains the problems of translating language, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

The best class I took in college was on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Until that point, I had avoided philosophy of language as simply being …

What Non-Believing Muslims Say About Faith In The World's Largest Muslim Country

<i>This blog originally appeared on USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture website.</i><p>"If Islam is a religion of peace, why are people so violent?"<p>That rhetorical question brought me up short. I wasn't watching Pamela Geller's latest piece of Islamophobic stagecraft or listening to a stump speech …

In Victoria, Harassing Women at Abortion Clinics No Longer Counts As Free Speech

The government has signalled support for a bill that priorities safe access to medical treatment over the right to protest.<p>If you've ever walked past an abortion clinic, you've more than likely encountered a small army of anti-abortion protesters camped outside.<p>For decades women who visit East …

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Self-improvement

This Funky Tattoo Artist’s Work Should Be in a Museum

If you’re going to make a permanent statement, it doesn’t get much bigger, bolder, and brighter than designs from our latest #tattooercrush, the Berlin-based Peter Aurisch. His impactful and artistic technique would make Pablo Picasso proud. Read on to peep some of his most eye-catching ink.<p>1. …

If You Sit at a Computer All Day This Mobility Exercise Will Change Your Life in 30 Seconds

If you're like me, you probably spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen.<p>In fact, you probably spend a lot of time in a hunched over position. Whether it's sitting at a desk, in a car, or on the couch, the default position for many people is shoulders forward, hips flexed, back slightly …

Hips

Jon Stewart’s real threat to Fox News: You don’t get to define patriotism!

<b>Jon Stewart surrounded by, clockwise from top left: Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly, Bill O'Reilly, Tucker Carlson (Comedy Central/Fox News/Reuters/Brendan McDermid/AP/Mark J. Terrill/Salon)</b><p>Post-9/11, critiquing the right meant you hated the country. Stewart was the perfect foil for that false …

Political Science

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …

Democracy is only for rich white guys: A definitive explanation for America’s most shocking inequalities

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)</b><p>A wealth of research data now demonstrates what should be obvious: The law only advances certain people’s interests<p>Sean McElwee<p>July 11, 2015 2:45pm (UTC)<p>More than a century ago, German scholar Werner Sombart published a book entitled "Warum gibt es in den …

Race & Ethnicity

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

War is hell — for GOP politicians

Torn between internationalism and isolationism, Republicans try to make the best of Kosovo.<p>Harry Jaffe<p>April 15, 1999 5:54pm (UTC)<p>War is hell, even on politicians. And the early political fallout from the NATO bombing campaign in Serbia and Kosovo is becoming a quagmire both for Congress and for the …

Foreign Policy

How I Learned to Spend Time Alone

I take myself on dates. I go to the movies alone. I wander museums alone. I eat meals alone (and yes, that means I resist all temptation to scroll through Instagram while waiting for my meal). I sit in coffee shops and journal alone. I take the train and go to new towns and walk around alone.<p>I …

Bill O’Reilly warns Stephen Colbert about “alienating traditional Americans” like Justice Antonin Scalia

“It could be very bad for business,” he said<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>June 30, 2015 1:38pm (UTC)<p>On "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night, host Bill O'Reilly took a break from his war on anti-racism to warn Stephen Colbert that if he wants to keep his job on "The Late Show," he better think twice about …

Stephen Colbert

Want to Be an Ally in the Fight Against Racism? Two Teens Show How It's Done

Every American has a moral responsibility to fight racism and injustice. What happened at a pool party in the Craig Ranch North community in McKinney, Texas, this week was but one more example that that fight is by no means over. If there is one heartening thing we can take from that afternoon's …

11 ways white America avoids taking responsibility for its racism

<b>(Blend Images via Shutterstock/kati1313 via iStock/Salon)</b><p>White people are all too quick to cite their good intentions. Unconsciously, they aim to preserve white supremacy<p>Dr. Robin DiAngelo<p>June 16, 2015 3:45pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Good Men Project.<p>I am white. I write and teach …

Australian men are still using this defence to justify violence

Christopher Cullen. <i>Photo: Sahlan Hayes</i><p>Although we still have a long way to go, it seems like the messages around violence against women in Australia …

Sociology

What It's Like To Smoke Pot Every Day For 50 Years

Catherine Hiller, 68, is a stoner. She’s a mother of three boys, author of six books, and has been lighting up for nearly half a century. She’s never …

The Avengers’ Black Widow Problem: How Marvel Slut-Shamed Their Most Badass Superheroine

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scarlett Johansson’s badass agent Natasha Romanoff is once again used to service the storyline of a male hero.<p>The thing …

Kanye reveals what’s really behind his “crazy person” rants

<b>Kanye West (AP/Lionel Cironneau)</b><p>Kanye waxes lyrical in this upbeat personal essay in “Paper” magazine<p>Anna Silman<p>April 21, 2015 3:45pm (UTC)<p>This week, Kanye followed in Kim’s footsteps by getting his own “Paper” magazine cover. While he didn’t break the internet — the cover is a rather tasteful …

Rap & Hip-Hop

From Socks To Sex Toys: Inside America’s Subscription-Box Obsession

Call it the Birchbox Effect: You can now have pretty much anything delivered monthly to your door. Will the bubble-wrap bubble ever burst?<p>While online shopping has made our lives so much easier, it also has its problems. For instance, we don’t get to sample new products to see how they feel or …

eCommerce

One is not born, but rather becomes, a Hillary Clinton: What Harry Reid gets wrong about women in politics

<b>Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Steve Dipaola/photo collage by Salon)</b><p>Reid thinks a Clinton win is inevitable because Americans want a lighter, feminine touch in the White House<p>Katie McDonough<p>April 3, 2015 7:15pm (UTC)<p>Harry Reid is retiring at the end of this term, and …

Hillary Clinton

7 feminist podcasts that are way, way sexier than “Serial”

<b>(Air Images via Shutterstock)</b><p>True crime might be topping the charts lately, but talking about sex (and love and tears and beauty) never gets old<p>Jenny Kutner<p>April 5, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Two things I spend a lot of time doing are riding the subway and thinking about sex. Many months ago, I discovered …

Podcasting

You’re praying to the wrong God: What organized religion gets wrong about prayer

<b>Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in "House of Cards" (Netflix)</b><p>Here’s how science and spirituality might find common ground — and learn something about the universe<p>Nancy Ellen Abrams<p>April 5, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our …

Link About It: This Week's Picks

Feminist, journalist and activist Gloria Steinem told Black Enterprise that she thinks black women invented the feminist movement. The Medal of Freedom award winner further discusses the role black women played in her 50-year career, explaining that they were actually twice as likely to support …

Air Max

Uber isn’t driving gender equality: Why its new hiring scheme is a road to nowhere

<b>(dnberty via iStock)</b><p>The ride-for-hire app company has a well-known woman problem. It’s latest PR ploy doesn’t offer much of a solution<p>Sarah Jaffe<p>March 28, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on DAME.<p>There have been a lot of ridiculous claims made about apps and what is loosely called …

Customers

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

This Personality Trait Leads To Wealth And Happiness; Do You Have It?

Dear Business Owner,<p>The last time we talked, I know I was pretty hard on you, telling you the 7 Reasons You Won’t Ever Be Successful.<p>But I want to make it up to you. And I think I can.<p>Let’s leave the past behind us. No hard feelings, okay? Let’s focus on the future. On what you <i>can</i> do to be …

If only you could swipe right to find friends

Loneliness happens and the internet can be a tool against it – at least when it comes to romance. So why can’t that be true for friendship?<p>If I were in the market for a new boyfriend, I’d have my pick of apps and sites that could help me browse and narrow the field of potential suitors. Dating …

Apps