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How the Left Became So Intolerant

When most people think of intolerance, they imagine a racist taunting a black person. Or they think of the white supremacist who killed a …

Political Science

How to Talk to Someone Who Refuses to Accept Reality, According to Behavioral Science | Inc.com

Holiday family gatherings are right around the corner, which means you may soon find yourself face to face with that one kooky relative who believes that Obama is a Muslim, 9/11 was an inside job, or NASA staged the moon landing. Is there anything to do in this situation except change the subject …

Ohio State University

Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative …

The Right Music Can Help You Recover From a Tough Workout

New research shows how to build the ideal post-run playlist. (And yes, we built you one!)<p>If you’re among the millions of people who listen to music while running, you probably put a lot of thought into your on-the-go playlist. And for good reason: Research backs your intuition that the right music …

Cannabis Project Aims To Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

With the benefits of medicinal cannabis seemingly endless, it should come as no surprise that countries outside of the United States are beginning to …

Cannabis

Mouse Study: Canola Oil Linked to Weight Gain, Memory Decline in Alzheimer's

Consumption of canola oil is linked to weight gain and declines in memory and learning ability in mice that model Alzheimer’s disease, according to a …

Nutrition

Robots can set us free and reverse decline, says Labour's Tom Watson

Labour’s Tom Watson will call on society to “embrace an android” as he argues that the rise of automation in the workplace need not cause mass unemployment and should instead be welcomed.<p>The party’s deputy leader will make the comments at the launch of the final report of the Future of Work …

The Future

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving's "village" — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye.<p>The afternoon light was gray but bright, flooding …

Pregnancy

Marshall Mathers became a megastar by partly tapping into the same disaffected white rage later mobilised by the ‘alt-right’. But the rapper has made it clear he doesn’t want to share fans with the president. With a new album out soon, can he prosper in an age of conscious protest?<p>October’s 2017 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

‘Lead us not into’ what? Pope Francis suggests changing the words of the Lord’s Prayer.

One of the best-known prayers in the English language might need an update for the sake of theological clarity, Pope Francis suggested in an interview this week.<p>The words in the Lord’s Prayer that ask, “Lead us not into temptation,” can cause confusion, Francis said. To make it clear that God would …

Christianity

Siri and Alexa are under fire for their replies to sexual harassment

“I’d blush if I could” is not the response you’d expected to hear when you tell Siri she’s a slut—but it is.<p>In February, months before the #MeToo movement erupted, I ran an experiment in which I sexually harassed Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Google Home to …

Sexual Harassment

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Fracking

A Mind-Bending Translation of the New Testament

David Bentley Hart’s text recaptures the awkward, multivoiced power of the original.<p>The New Testament: A Translation<p>By David Bentley Hart<p>Yale University Press<p>In the beginning was … well, what? A clap of the divine hands and a poetic shock wave? Or an itchy node of nothingness inconceivably …

Jesus

How I Stopped Chasing Happiness and Started Enjoying My Imperfect Life

<b>“I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich or famous. I just want to be happy.” ~Unknown</b><p>Have you ever set a goal and …

North Korea says nuclear war is inevitable as allies continue military exercises

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out …

Introduction to the Book of Habakkuk

Come to Terms With Injustice in This Introduction to Habakkuk<p>The Old Testament book of Habakkuk, written 2,600 years ago, is yet another ancient …

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

Iran fulfilling nuclear deal commitments: IAEA chief | Reuters

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear deal with world powers and U.N. inspectors are facing no problems in their verification efforts, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general said on Monday.<p>International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) …

Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.<p>"If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said …

Social Justice

Here Come the Drones

Our love/hate relationship with tiny mechanical flying things<p>Last weekend, while hiking with my wife on an otherwise beautiful Sunday, a drone buzzed by.<p>I don’t know about you, but these days we’re frequently seeing amateurs flying the things in parks, at the beaches, and in school yards. A few …

Unmanned Aircraft

Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street

How tech is breaking the bank<p>Thirty years ago last Monday, the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> fell by 508 points.<p>The 22.6% drop, known as <b>Black Monday</b>, was the biggest decline ever recorded on Wall Street. The culprit was an algorithm run amok: software automatically started selling off futures when …

These 8 Things Suck the Happiness Out of Your Workplace. Here's How to Control Them | Inc.com

From Google's nap pods to Nike's basketball court, modern companies are going way (sometimes way, way) over the top to try to keep employees cheery. But when push comes to shove, controlling these eight factors might matter significantly more for your happiness than a bunch of perks.<p>1. Lack of …

Personal Information

The U.S. Has Never Been So Polarized On Guns

Democrats want to take action on gun control in the wake of the mass shooting Sunday in Las Vegas, the deadliest in recent U.S. history. And as the …

White nationalists terrorize Houston Book Fair in largest show of force since Charlottesville

Together, they raised their arms in a salute of “Sieg heil.” On Sunday, September 24, about 25 men in masks and balaclavas descended on an anarchist …

Price out as HHS secretary after private plane scandal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Tom Price, the embattled health and human services secretary, resigned Friday in the midst of a scandal over his use of private planes, a storm that enraged President Donald Trump and undercut his promise to bring accountability to Washington.<p>Price's departure came as he's being …

Donald Trump

Trump infuriated after backing Alabama loser

<b>(CNN) —</b> Returning from a high-dollar fundraiser in Manhattan on Tuesday evening, an infuriated President Donald Trump watched aboard Air Force One as Fox News called the Alabama Senate primary for Roy Moore against Trump's favored candidate, Luther Strange.<p>What ensued was a barrage of angry venting …

With 'son of a bitch' comments, Trump tried to divide NFL and its players

The Trump presidency is a test. Institutions like the courts, the news media and the business community have all been tested. Now it's the NFL and the NBA's turn.<p>The president is embracing an "us versus them" conflict involving politics, patriotism and popular American pastimes. And there is an …

Donald Trump