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What Kind Of Parent Are You: Carpenter Or Gardener?

There are two kinds of parents in modern America, says Alison Gopnik in her recent book, The Gardener and the Carpenter.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to sleep with mom? Do chores have to be a fight? Over the next month, NPR …

Parenting

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

Why are we living in an age of anger – is it because of the 50-year rage cycle?

A neighbour objected to a young couple from Newcastle being naked in their own home. “We are sick of seeing big bums, big boobs and little willy,” was the core message of the note, crescendoing to: “We will report you both for indecent exposure.” It is such a small thing, banal, without …

Civil Rights

Here's the 60 Minutes Show on Celebrated Wildlife Photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen (VIDEO)

Last week we told you about an upcoming segment on 60 Minutes on renowned wildlife photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen. The story aired last night on …

The Bloody Toll of Congo's Elephant Wars

In Garamba National Park, in Democratic Republic of Congo, 13 park rangers have been killed in the past three years, and 256 elephants have been taken for their tusks—and these days, the poachers often arrive in uniform, with an arsenal of weapons to match.<p><b>Fifteen shots felled</b> the elephant. It was …

Wildlife

One Morning in Baghdad

Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion, there’s no satisfying answer to the question: What were we doing in Iraq anyway?<p>One morning in October 2003, I was shaken out of bed by an explosion. I was in Baghdad, leading a platoon of Army Rangers as part of a special operations task force that was …

What is white culture, exactly? Here's what the stats say

A few months after I moved to New York, a magical conversation happened that would radically shift my psyche forever. I was telling my friend that I had gone to his favorite shop and he asked: “Who served you? Was it the tall white guy?”<p>I frowned and replied, “Are the rest of the staff not white?” …

Rachel Dolezal

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Trust and truth under Trump: Americans are in a quandary

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When truck driver Chris Gromek wants to know what's really going on in Washington, he scans the internet and satellite radio. He …

The Best Marijuana Stocks to Buy in 2018

These pot stocks all have one big thing in common: location.<p>In case you hadn't noticed, the marijuana industry is absolutely on fire. According to …

39 Movies, TV Shows, Albums, And Podcasts You Might Have Missed In 2017

Take a break from reading Best of the Year lists to discover some of the stuff that fell between the cracks.<p>Not only have we reached the era of Peak TV, but it’s starting to look like that episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> where Homer climbs to the summit of an enormous mountain (The Murderhorn), only to …

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

10 ways to fix your résumé when you're not entry-level anymore

It may not feel like it, but once you've got a few years of job experience under your belt, you're not an entry-level employee anymore — you're mid-level.<p>Your approach to finding a job will need to change accordingly.<p>No longer can you rely on what you did in college to impress potential employers — …

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Journalism

RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War

One morning in January 2016, Martin Steltner showed up at his office in the state courthouse building in western Berlin. Steltner, who has served for more than a dozen years as the spokesman for the Berlin state prosecutor, resembles a detective out of classic crime fiction: crisp suit, wavy gray …

How the Vietnam War Broke the American Presidency

The war opened the credibility gap. What we’ve learned since has only widened it.<p>On April 30, 1975, when the last helicopter lifted off the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, the Vietnam War, the most consequential event in American history since World War II, ended in failure. More than 58,000 …

Vietnam War

For Tax Reform Lessons, Congress Needn’t Look Far

President Trump made his pitch for tax reform this week, but the odds are not favorable for legislation that would reduce individual and corporate rates and promote economic growth without driving up the national deficit.<p>For inspiration, maybe Mr. Trump and lawmakers in Congress should look in …

Oil, gas, and coal industries get a shocking amount of funding from the US government, a new report shows

The report, released July 5, is the product of research conducted by Oil Change International, Friends of the Earth, the Sierra Club, and the World Wildlife Fund's European Policy Office. Their goal was to parse out the amount of public financing — defined as grants, equity, loans, guarantees, and …

The Most Common Reason Good Startup Ideas Die

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Climber-Friendly Recipes: Homemade Chocolate Coconut Bars

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>1534<p>1.5K<p>SHARES<p>Pre-packed meal replacement bars are convenient, but, calorie-for-calorie, they're expensive. Worse, …

When The One Percent Sent Its Kids to War

A century ago this week, the United States entered World War One. Unlike today, the children of America’s wealthiest families were the first into …

8 Post-Processing Tips For Creating Beautiful Landscape Photos

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

Just 63 amazing animal photos from the Department of the Interior's archives

Nature is wild<p>The Department of the Interior covers the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Mangement and the United States Geological Survey, all of which have employees that spend a significant amount of time enjoying public lands. Many of them have captured …

Storms wipe away chunk of road near I-80 in Placer County, leaving behind huge sinkhole

A portion of road near an exit of Interstate 80 in Placer County has been destroyed by recent storms, leaving behind a gaping sinkhole.<p>A chunk of Morton Road near the Alta exit of I-80 is gone, swept away by rains. CHP in Gold Run shared several images on social media Wednesday, which you can see …

Where are the women? Sweden's top diplomat wants to know | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sweden’s top diplomat has a question: “Where are the women?”<p>Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files<p>Taking a seat on the …

With 1 Simple Move, Uber Offered an Incredible Olive Branch to Its Biggest Adversaries | Inc.com

Lots of people love Uber. Lots of cities? Not so much.<p>That tension makes Uber's latest decision especially interesting. Because nearly seven years of driving millions of people around, Uber has accumulated an incredible amount of data--including information about traffic patterns in almost every …

Transportation

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country?

Telling an Italian or French citizen they lack a “core identity” may not be the best vote-winning strategy<p>Can any nation truly behave 'postnationally' – ie without state governance and control? The simple answer is no<p>As 2017 begins, Canada may be the last immigrant nation left standing. Our …

Canada

Special Operations Forces in the Gray Zone: An Operational Framework for Employing Special Operations Forces

Given the U.S./the West's "world transformation" political objective in the New/Reverse Cold War of today,<p>Which -- in size, scope and objective -- …

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Political Science