Jonathan A Melendez

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How Humans Use 'Strategic Ignorance' When Facts Get In The Way

Social science research explores how our minds push away information that gets in the way of our feelings and desires.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>President Trump has talked an awful lot about fake news this past year, and it's not just the president. Other Republicans use this term. Democrats use …

Brexit: Ireland warns Britain over hard border with North

After decades of strife and violence, the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, part of the UK, was finally nixed in 1998. The …

Why ETFs Should Be in Your 401(k)

Like getting eight hours of sleep a night and donating blood, contributing to your 401(k) is both sensible and virtuous. It's hard to argue against …

Investing

Why “South Park” is perfectly armed to fight the alt-right

<b>South Park (YouTube/South Park Studios)</b><p>The satirical cartoon has a perfect chance to turn around and bite the trollish right-wing hand that feeds it<p>Taylor Link<p>September 15, 2017 10:59pm (UTC)<p>"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are harboring a dirty secret: Much of their audience, the …

South Park

How to Make Homemade Protein Bars Without Protein Powder

Get your protein in with whole foods, not powders.<p>August 10, 2017<p>Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a huge fan of making things from scratch. Even …

The infertility crisis is beyond doubt. Now scientists must find the cause

News last week that sperm counts in western men have halved confirmed what experts already knew. The real problem is that no one knows why<p>The topic has become the mainstay of dystopian science fiction. Our world is afflicted by widespread infertility and childless civilisations are left hovering on …

Motor Trend chose the Alfa Romeo Giulia as its Car of the Year — here's what it's like to drive

Buying a high-performance luxury sedan in the United States in 2017 isn't difficult. You don't have to think about it. If you have the means, Mercedes, Lexus, Audi, Cadillac, and BMW have you covered — especially BMW.<p>The Bavarians created the sports sedan and brought it to America in the 1970s. …

Carbon Fiber

Researchers discover antibody that can help kill cancer cells

<b>New York:</b> Researchers have found that an antibody — originally developed for studying the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis — can promote the …

Immunotherapy

Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets

SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript.<p>But a leading U.S. Republican politician said he would have …

How to Hike the Most Beautiful Coastal Trails in the World

Everything you need to know about hiking the world's most stunning walking paths.

The 3-Ingredient Pizza Crust That Rocks Our World

If you've ever made your own pizza crust, it was probably either for a special occasion or during a cooking class. It just feels so... gourmet. Which …

Baking

5 Ways to Use Frozen Puff Pastry

It’s very likely you have a package or two of frozen puff pastry in your freezer—at least, I know I always do. While it’s doubtful you’re going to …

What's the Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?

It's a clash of frozen dessert titans.<p>Ice cream, in its many forms, is the most beloved food on Earth. There's only one other dairy desert that can …

New Product Discoveries | Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Mountain Bike Action is a monthly magazine devoted to all things mountain biking (yes, that’s 12 times a year because we never take a month off of …

Bacteria May be Reason Some Foods Cause Heart Disease, Stroke

Researchers trying to figure out how meat causes heart disease came up with another possible explanation Monday: an essential nutrient found in meat and eggs might be a culprit.<p>They found evidence that choline may feed gut bacteria that in turn produce a compound that makes blood sticky and prone …

The Dust-Up Over Gibraltar: What's The Big Deal About The Little Peninsula?

Let's get something straight up front: Spain and the U.K. are not going to war over Gibraltar.<p>That, at least, is what politicians from both countries have been carefully asserting since Michael Howard, a former British Conservative party leader, made a not-so-subtle suggestion Sunday that force …

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of April 2017

Buckle up and lock yourself in for this month's streaming choices (they're pretty good).<p>April showers mean…well, that going outside kind of stinks. So why not stay home and stream, stream, stream away your rainy blues? The coming month is overflowing with classic movie options to keep you suitably …

Nobody knows how dangerous online dating really is—and dating sites won’t talk about it

We’re dating differently now.<p>Often on multiple apps at once, users can swipe through dozens of profiles every minute and plan multiple dates, whether in hopes of a love match or a hook-up. Decisions to meet arise from limited information: A convenient location; a sultry glance captured in pixels; a …

Justices Side With Free-Speech Challenge to Credit Card Fees

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the First Amendment applies to a New York law concerning credit card fees.<p>The decision was a victory for five businesses that had sought to tell their customers that they imposed a surcharge for using credit cards. But the Supreme Court decided …

Brazil suspends more meat plants, EU says trust must be restored

© Reuters. A veterinarian analyses a piece of meat collected by Public Health Surveillance agents during an inspection of supermarkets, at a …

Venom from the funnel web spider could prevent brain damage from strokes after 'world-first discovery'

Venom from the deadly funnel web spider can be used to protect the brain from devastating stroke damage, scientists have found.<p>Australian researchers were sequencing the DNA of the venom when they discovered a compound, which they say could protect brain cells even when injected hours after a …

19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

Business Class to Europe + 7 hotel nights for $2225: Investing in Marriott Travel Packages

This morning, Greg wrote about some of the potential opportunities that could be in store as the SPG/Marriott/Ritz loyalty schemes meld into one over …

Amazon Is Giving Away Promo Credits to Make Alexa More Powerful

Amazon plans to pay coders so they can improve the company’s Alexa digital assistant.<p>Developers who build so-called skills for Alexa can now apply to …

Sure you're not a robot? Solve this chess puzzle and prove it.

Check out the chess board above—looks wrong, right?<p>If you’ve ever played chess, you know something's amiss, here. For one thing, someone chose to …

OMG: Netflix has a secret page that will take your binge-watching to the next level

Just when we thought we knew everything about our beloved streaming app, this bomb dropped in our laps: There’s a secret Netflix page where users can …

Pack, Unpack, Repack: The Military Way to Pack Your Bags Better

Packing travel bags and luggage well is a skill. If you want to be good at it, you have to practice, just like anything else.<p>When Bekah Defelice at …

12 60-second weight-loss tips

<b>1. Ditch high fructose corn syrup</b> <i><br>Once you eliminate this natural sweetener from your diet, expect to see rapid weight loss.</i><p>Corn syrup is the sugar extracted from corn. It is not and never has been healthy, but as corn is now almost entirely genetically modified, it is even worse for us. The …

Nutrition

Windows wins the desktop, but Linux takes the world

The city with the highest-profile Linux desktop projects is turning back to Windows, but the fate of Linux isn't tied to the PC anymore.<p>After a …