John Wegerbauer

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The Mysterious Disappearance—and Strange Reappearance—of Dr. William Horatio Bates

Just a few hours before he disappeared on August 30, 1902, Dr. William Horatio Bates, a wealthy and influential ophthalmologist in New York City, …

Mayo Clinic

How to Paint Wood

You might think aside from walking and maybe riding a bike, painting wood would be a close third in the "things that are really easy to do" category. …

Woodworking

The 21 New Books Goodreads Users Are Most Excited About This Spring

Despite the fact the Northeast is being pummeled by yet another storm that threatens to trap the region in snow and ice for eternity, winter is …

Books

Ted Cruz Mocked Beto O’Rourke & Now He's Desperately Trying To Defend Himself

As Tuesday's primaries came to a close, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz released an ad mocking Beto O'Rourke, his opponent in his state's Senate race. Cruz's …

Republicans

WATCH: Constitutional lawyer explains the real motivation behind the Second Amendment -- and it's bad news for the NRA

In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, former policy aide and Constitutional lawyer Michael Waldman refuted the National Rifle Association’s …

Guns

The original ending of Annihilation sounds better

Alex Garland’s initial script is subtly different, but the difference is important<p>Alex Garland’s heady, dreamlike science fiction movie <i>Annihilation</i> opened over the weekend to a modest $11 million box office take that looks paltry compared to <i>Black Panther</i>’s stunning numbers, but it’s still about …

'Annihilation' Box Office: Why a Modest Opening Was Totally Expected

The fever dream of a film was never meant for everyone. Its box office results showed.<p>Alex Garland’s cerebral sci-fi adaptation, <i>Annihilation</i>, opened …

Box Office

The Best Sci-Fi Movies that Most People Haven’t Seen — IndieWire Critics Survey

They don't make 'em like "Annihilation" anymore, but there's already world of mind-bending sci-fi films out there if you know where to look.<p><i>Every</i> …

Science Fiction

The Swiss own millions of guns, but have barely any gun deaths — here's what they do differently from the US

Switzerland is a country of chocolate, cheese, cuckoo clocks, and lots of guns. Right? Not quite.<p>The Swiss have often been touted by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a standout example of a country with little gun control and a homicide rate near zero.<p>Citizens of the country have even …

Here are all the brands that have cut ties with the NRA following gun-control activists' boycotts

Gun-control activists are organizing boycotts of companies with ties to the National Rifle Association — and they're already producing results.<p>People on social media are calling for boycotts of companies that offer or have offered special deals to NRA members who, as part of their membership, …

Leaders From LinkedIn, Amazon, and Tesla Say These Are the 5 Trends Shaping Talent Development

Leaders in the learning and talent development space discuss trends affecting the future of corporate training.<p>While it's relatively easy for competitors to implement similar technology, duplicate strategy and even mimic your culture, they can't clone your people. That's why most organizations …

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 …

How the GOP Used a Two Santa Clauses Tactic to Con America for Nearly 40 Years

From Alternet<p>- Advertisement -<p><i>This scam has been killing wages and enriching billionaires for decades.</i><p>Two Santa Claus<br>(Image by …

Bill Clinton

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

‘Bumbling idiot’ Trump Jr roasted after ‘democracy dies in dankness’ typo spoils attack on Washington Post

Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday called out the Washington Post over the release of Devin Nunes’ anti-FBI memo, arguing the press doesn’t want the …

Why the 20/10 method can change the way you clean your house

You're busy, things pile up until you can't stand it or all of a sudden you have company coming over — and you have to do something about it right now. Then you go into a mad dash to clean everything. And you hate every minute of it. Does this approach to cleaning house sound familiar?<p>You're not …

Cleaning

Get Over Yourself, America

The rest of the world couldn’t care less about Donald Trump.<p>For the past few weeks, we’ve been deluged by various retrospectives on Donald Trump’s first year in office. Many made valuable contributions to our understanding of this, shall we say, unique figure in U.S. presidential history. Yet all …

Geopolitics

These Post-Apocalyptic Books Will Freak You Out

Armageddon. The apocalypse. Judgement Day. For every word there is to describe the end of days, there are five different ways authors have envisioned …

The 25 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 18th</b><p>Amazon Prime is way more than just a way to get your electronics and books in two days or less. There’s a wide breadth of good movies and TV shows out there to choose from if you know what you’re looking for.<p>To help you out, we’ve put together the 25 best movies on Amazon …

Entertainment

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How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America

“The boomers inherited a rich, dynamic country and have gradually bankrupted it."<p>Everyone likes to bash millennials. We’re spoiled, entitled, and hopelessly glued to our smartphones. We demand participation trophies, can’t find jobs, and live with our parents until we’re 30. You know the punchlines …

Demographics

America’s wholesome square dancing tradition is a tool of white supremacy

If you live in the United States, chances are high that, growing up, you had to take square dancing in gym class. I myself spent a week at my Rochester, New York, high school learning to allemande left and right—skills I was highly unlikely to ever need again. At the time, although I thought it was …

This Video Perfectly Captures Why Universal Basic Income Will Change The World

Goodbye, welfare system!

Scientists claim humans have peaked, and will never be taller, stronger, or live longer than we do today

If you look at the entire timeline of human existence, we live longer in modern times than we ever have, and we’re continually beating world records …

MSNBC Fights Back Against Fox News Propaganda Factory

As Minister of Propaganda for the Radical Republicans, Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel fluffs up amateur President Donald Trump while huffing and …

Donald Trump

Neutron Star Collision Sheds Light on the Strange Matter That Weighs a Billion Tons Per Teaspoon

Two neutron stars collide.<p>Two neutron stars collide.<p>Neutron stars are among the many mysteries of the universe scientists are working to unravel. The …

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined …

Books

Superior Emotional Intelligence Comes From This 1 Practice (That Nobody Wants to Do) | Inc.com

No matter which successful person I have the honor of learning from, they all mention the same thing--emotional intelligence.<p>Everyone knows that emotional intelligence is important. Thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris both acknowledge the importance of being self-aware, but few …

Emotional Intelligence