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Breaking Hate: What a Former White Supremacist Says Will End Racism May Suprise You

We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating—black people can’t rid white America of its cancerous racism—that’s going to be an inside job, by …

Rights & Freedoms

Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned

SAN FRANCISCO — With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter’s headquarters on Friday afternoon.<p>In a rare look inside one of the social media company’s policy meetings, the Twitter chief executive gathered with 18 colleagues, including the safety team, to …

Social Media

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

Filing early isn't always a bad idea when it comes to Social Security. Here's when it pays to start collecting benefits as soon as possible.<p>If there …

Retirement

Bill Maher: Race Explains Shift From Party Of Reagan To Party Of Putin

<b>UPDATE, with video</b> The “dirty little secret” that explains how the Party of Reagan morphed into the Party of Putin is a four-letter word, Bill Maher …

Bill Maher

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

1. The Bernina Express from Switzerland to Italy<p>Roberto Moiola / Getty Images<p>The Bernina Express train makes its way through breathtaking views of …

A drink for the devil: 8 facts about the history of coffee

Coffee is the second-most traded commodity in the world, behind only petroleum, and has become a mainstay of the modern diet. Believed to have …

iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

Apps

Bill Gates Wants You To See The World This Way (Warning: Once You Do You Can't Un-See It)

Every so often an image flashes across our collective social consciousness that forever changes how we see the world and ourselves. This is one of them.<p>Every so often something comes along that dramatically alters our perception of the world. These are social memes that are utterly simplistic but …

11 German Fairytale Villages You Need to Visit At Least Once

Those of you who have Germany on their travel bucket list probably dream about enchanting castles, alpine views, the wild Berlin nightlife and …

6 Crazy Things You Never Knew About the Great Lakes

1. They’re HUGE—6,000,000,000,000,000 gallons huge.<p>What's so great about the Great Lakes? Well, their size, actually, may be the most obvious (and …

Great Lakes

A brief history of Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall in northern England is well known to tourists and walkers, and has been subject to many years of archaeological research. Built during …

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

It’s No Accident Americans Are Still Broke in a Booming Economy

A new study shows exactly how badly you're getting screwed, and why.<p>Populist appeals to Americans angry at their place in the world powered Donald Trump to the presidency. But even though Trump has spent his time in the White House pushing policies that benefit the monied classes as opposed to …

Here is how draft-dodger Trump dishonors the troops

Back in the 1960s, with the war in Vietnam raging and young Americans getting killed every day, it cost about $1,000 to dodge the draft. You got an …

The Surprising Reason Why the Battle of Gettysburg Took Place Where It Did

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. A version of the article below</i> …

4 Cups a Day: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking That Much Coffee

Two cups aren't enough, says science.<p>Coffee doesn’t have the best reputation as a healthy beverage, despite several studies that suggest the …

This is why young professionals are choosing to live in tiny homes

Millennials get a bad rap. While the internet is busy circulating speculative articles about how the millennial generation is killing off napkins and …

Personal Finance

Trumpism’s Tipping Point

Sometimes, we forget where we are. Momentary amnesia is the most charitable explanation for Donald Trump saluting North Korea’s uniformed defense …

Spare me the calls for civility – President Trump deserves our rage | Jessica Valenti

Samantha Bee and Robert De Niro have taken flak for foul language. But polite responses to Trump play right into his hands<p>Can we stop pretending that the right cares about civility? Whether it’s the faux outrage over the television host Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump a “cunt” or the yammering …

Robert DeNiro

The game theory that explains our country’s mass psychosis

By Megan McArdle<p>Columnist<p>There are some stories that just make you want to send everyone involved to their rooms to have a good long think about their behavior. The saga of the Trump T-shirt That Shook Houston is definitely one of those.<p>The shirt was worn to a local shop by a 14-year-old girl in …

Tony Awards

'What the hell?' Trump-Kim lovefest ignores human rights nightmare

The president once raged at the North Korean leader as a 'madman' and a killer, but showed little concern for his brutal style during their meeting in Singapore.<p>Almost exactly one year ago, North Korea returned an imprisoned 22-year-old American college student to his family in the United States. …

Apple's Airpods Are an Omen

The company’s slick, wireless earbuds work great, but they foreshadow startling changes to the social fabric.<p>The moment I put the Apple AirPods in my ears, I feel like I’ve already dropped them in the toilet. They are so small and slippery. The mere act of removing these precious, wireless ear buds …

Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times."<p>The video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 hit, earned her a spot in the international …

Guitar

Blue states find ways to undercut GOP tax law

In states like New York, taxpayers would be better off than they were before Republicans changed the tax law.<p>Residents of some blue states may get a surprisingly big tax cut thanks to workarounds state lawmakers are crafting to subvert a controversial new cap on deductions for state and local taxes.<p>…

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

How Vasili Arkhipov Saved The World From Cold War Nuclear Armageddon

At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet submarine commander Vasili Arkhipov had the power to decide or not World War III would begin. He …

Pictures of Hell

<i>The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich</i>, edited by Robert Gellately (Oxford, 400 pp., $39.95)<p>A fantasy possessed Adolf Hitler that “race is …

A car crashed into a Little League game. The ‘brave’ man who died saving kids had a dark secret.

By Kyle Swenson<p>, Staff Writer<p>Players scrambled and parents screamed as the maroon sedan ripped through the baseball field, infield dust flying into the Friday evening from under the car’s spinning tires.<p>Spectators in the stands of Goodall Park in Sanford, Maine, watched as the car wheeled down the …

Crime

Louisville Schoolchildren Rock Out to ‘Kashmir’ and Other Classic Led Zeppelin Songs on Percussion Instruments

A group of school-aged musicians from the Louisville, Kentucky area known as the Louisville Leopard Percussionists recently posted a video showing …