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Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler

The number of rough sleepers in Britain is soaring, with deaths now a weekly occurrence. It’s time we got over our prejudices<p>“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers …

Homelessness
Journalism

The Only Way to Argue That Actually Works

Want the best idea to win -- and to build a better team in the process? Start by learning to argue the right way.<p>I walked into the meeting with seven other supervisors feeling sure it would turn ugly.<p>We had completed performance evaluations for our employees, and now our job was to decide -- as a …

Employment

The Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery

The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th …

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Why Evangelicals Support President Trump, Despite His Immorality

While the majority of Americans consistently report that they disapprove of President Trump, and millions rally to protest the Muslim Ban, attacks on …

Black History

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How | Inc.com

I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay thing to slide by with. (Although I guess it's better than my old go-to response of "I have chronic …

High Blood Pressure

Is There an Evangelical Crisis?

About 20 years ago, the eminent sociologist of religion Christian Smith coined a useful and resonant phrase, describing evangelical Christianity in the post-1960s United States as both “embattled and thriving.”<p>By this Smith meant that evangelicals had maintained an identity in a secularizing …

Faith

Angry young men

I used to build bombs in my basement. My friend, a guy who called himself Damage Inc. on the BBSes, also built pipe bombs and made a rocket launcher that shot small Estes rockets tipped with razors. We set them off in abandoned fields and fired rockets into trees. We lived in Columbus, Ohio, where …

Columbia University

Donald Trump's chilling escalation of his war with the media

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Thursday, President Donald Trump escalated his ongoing one-sided war with the media.<p>He did it, of course, via Twitter. "Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up - FAKE!" Trump tweeted.<p>Let's be …

Donald Trump

Thoughts on white people using dark-skinned emoji

A thing happened the other day. I was texting with a friend who uses emoji with darker-colored skin-tones. Based on her use of emoji with non-white skin-tones, I wasn’t sure if she was a person of color whom I had wrongly been perceiving as white.<p>So I asked her if she identifies as a person of …

Skin Care

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.

Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as …

Sleep

The most respected medical journal in the US just eviscerated a drug that's cost taxpayers over $1 billion

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine poses a really important question to lawmakers and taxpayers alike.<p>Over the past five years, why has the US government spent $1 billion on a drug that is no more effective than alternatives that are tens of thousands of dollars cheaper per …

Multiple Sclerosis

Donald Trump suppressed report into coal mining’s risk to public health, accuses world-leading Nature scientific journal

One of the world’s leading scientific journals has accused the Trump administration of suppressing a major study into the public health risks of coal …

Donald Trump

Can economics solve financial injustice?

Joseph E. Stiglitz isn’t shy of tough questions. The Nobel Laureate of 2001 has been Chief Economist of the World Bank as well as Chairman of the …

Economics

Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attacking the media for its “very unfair” coverage of Monday’s solar eclipse, Donald J. Trump said on Saturday that the sun was equally to blame for blocking the moon.<p>“The fake news is covering the eclipse from the sun’s side instead of the moon’s side, but if you …

Fake News

Man beaten at protest says police were indifferent to attack

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man says police failed to come to his aid as he was beaten by white supremacists during Saturday's violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to three deaths.<p>Photos and video of the beating inflicted on 21-year-old DeAndre Harris have gone viral. Police …

Law Enforcement

A perfectly-timed photo of the space station and the moon puts human achievements in perspective

The International Space Station is the size of a football field. But a stunning image by Spanish photographer Dani Caxete shows it as a tiny figure dwarfed by the moon—a jaw-dropping reminder of the magnificence of nature, and the persistence of human achievement.<p>The image is on the shortlist for …

Astronomy

The Bankruptcies That Would Follow an Obamacare Repeal

Without insurance, millions of Americans will find themselves in dire financial straits as they struggle to pay for medical services.<p>Senate Republicans are working to pass legislation scaling back government support for health coverage, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling for a vote on …

Health Care
Donald Trump

‘Uneasy, lonely, awkward’: Australian reporter says Trump has no capacity to lead world – video

In a scathing review of Donald Trump’s performance at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Australian journalist Chris Uhlmann says the US president managed to ‘isolate his nation, confuse and alienate his allies and to diminish America’. Speaking on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Insiders …

Donald Trump

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains<p>Like many music lovers I’ve always had a fascination withthe emotional power. How can a combination of sounds make all the hairs on your arms stand on end, or make …

Flute

Matthew Shepard's Mother: Multimillion-Dollar 'Hate Groups' Are Bullying LGBTQ Children

Aren’t you exhausted by the constant barrage of news — the proposed legislation against our communities and the reports of hate crime after hate …

LGBTQI

Woman's perfect response to congressman's ignorant health care question lights up Reddit

U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, asked the worst hypothetical question about women's health care at a town hall in Iowa last week, but he got the best …

Republicans plan massive cuts to programs for the poor

Under pressure to balance the budget and align with Trump, the House GOP has its eye on food stamps, welfare and perhaps even veterans’ benefits.<p>House Republicans just voted to slash hundreds of billions of dollars in health care for the poor as part of their Obamacare replacement. Now, they’re …

Health Care

Chrome casting tweak streams all videos directly to your TV

As a general rule, you send an entire Chrome browser tab to your Chromecast (or other Cast-ready devices) as a last resort. The quality is lousy enough that you only really want to use it when a service doesn't have native casting support, like Amazon Prime Video. Google may soon give you a good …

Google

AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.<p>Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a …

Trump Administration

Mexico’s Revenge

By antagonizing the U.S.’s neighbor to the south, Donald Trump has made the classic bully’s error: He has underestimated his victim.<p>Leer este artículo en español.<p>When Donald Trump first made sport of thumping Mexico—when he accused America’s neighbor of exporting rapists and “bad hombres,” when he …

House Democrat Fact-Checks Science Committee’s Climate Nonsense

WASHINGTON — Fed up with the anti-science nonsense that now dominates hearings of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, vice ranking member Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) has launched a project to make it easier for scientists to set the record straight.<p>The appropriately named FactCheck …

Climate Change