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I finally stepped out of my progressive bubble—and now I understand why people hate “the liberal elite”

On Dec. 4, Italians went to the polls to decide on a reform referendum that would redefine the power of local governments and reduce the power of the senate. With a high turnout, my countrymen rejected the reform. In the press, the voters’ decision was described as an Italian Brexit, and a triumph …

Political Science

30 Lightweight JavaScript Plugins and Libraries from 2016

All released this year, the free JavaScript plugins and libraries on this page all offer a straightforward and specific function. There are no …

JavaScript

Is Everything In The Universe The Same Age?

It’s been 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang, something we’ve been able to date from a variety of lines-of-evidence. But that’s the amount of time that has passed <i>for us</i> since the Big Bang; since time is relative, what does that mean for observers in other parts of the Universe? Our Earth exists …

Universe

Stranger Things (2016)

<i>“We never would’ve upset you if we knew you had superpowers.”</i> — Dustin HendersonNovember 1983. Hawkins, Indiana. Will Byers is missing.Where the …

Stranger Things

The Domino Effect: How To Create A Chain Reaction Of Good Habits

Human behaviors are often tied to one another.<p>For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by …

Procrastination

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6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal

/ Aug 15, 2013<p>There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality …

5 Deadly Kinds of Ego That Prey Upon Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism.”</i> -- Harold Geneen<p>You worked hard, you made some smart bets and here you are, successful. Maybe someone …

Customer Service

Women: Superheroes Were Not Created For You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I hate to break it to you, but it’s true. Superheroes were not created for you.<p><i>What about female superheroes? Aren’t they for us?</i><p>Nope. Not even those were meant for you. As women, we secretly know this -- every time we’ve cracked open a …

Comic Books

The Looming Threat of Artificial Unintelligence

Stop fantasizing about super-smart A.I., and start worrying about dumb algorithms<p>Brace yourself. In these crucial weeks before the May release of <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, editors and writers are going to unleash an onslaught of think pieces about the real-life threat of artificial intelligence …

Marvel Studios

Science and Even Sci-Fi Make Us Better People

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 03.14.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Michael …

Happy Birthday, Einstein: Relativity Faces New Frontier

A century ago this year, a young Swiss physicist who had already revolutionized physics developed a radical new understanding of gravity.<p>In 1915, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described gravity as a fundamental property of space-time. He came up with a set of …

Physics

Do robots need rights?

From The Terminator to the Matrix, science-fiction movies have captured our fear of dystopian futures where we are ruled or subjugated by our own …

Robots

The Great Internet Debate Over Not Reading White Men

<i>Hello, dear reader, and welcome to The Kerfuffler! I'm your host, fantasy writer, essayist, and mad tweeter, Saladin Ahmed. Every other week I'll be</i> …

This is the best, simplest explanation of net neutrality — and it comes from a 9-year-old

One Reddit user says he explained the concept of net neutrality to his 9-year-old son, and then recently overheard his son "explaining [net neutrality] to one of his friends, much better than I could."<p>Net neutrality basically says that all data that travels along the internet should be treated …

Net Neutrality

Turn Your Handwriting into a Font for Free

Think your handwriting is pretty neat? Well here’s your chance to share it with the world by turning it into a font, and it gets better, it’s free to do thanks to the good people at MyScriptFont.com<p>The process is quite simple, though you will need access to a printer and flatbed scanner. After your …