Jonathan Carlson

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Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger

She talks about Trump, Comey, collusion, “deplorables,” and the power of sexism.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton, who, as she puts it, won “more votes for President than any white man” in American history, is not the first candidate to capture the popular vote but lose the election. She is the fifth. The …

Government

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

20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make …

With No Sense Of Smell, The World Can Be A Grayer, Scarier Place

Nisha Pradhan is worried. The recent college graduate just turned 21 and plans to live on her own. But she's afraid she won't be able to stay safe.<p>That's because Pradhan is anosmic — she isn't able to smell. She can't tell if milk is sour, or if she's burning something on the stove, or if there's a …

The 10 most innovative electric bikes in the world

But cars aren't the only electric vehicles people around the world are embracing: Increased fuel prices and growing urbanization have spurred the demand for electric bikes, or e-bikes.<p>Global e-bike sales are expected to grow from 32 million in 2014 to at least 40 million in 2023, according to …

Electric Vehicles

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Broadway – Nathan Lane!

Nathan Lane knows how to make an entrance, and this is not just a cliché but an understatement. Bursting forth variously over the years in pinstriped suit, in Roman tunic, or in Barbara Bush jumbo faux pearls and softly curled wig, he has earned perhaps the best perk of Broadway stardom: a …

A History of Punctuation for the Internet Age

“People don’t know why they get so upset about language,” David Crystal told me recently, over Skype from his home in Wales. “ ‘Potato’s,’ with an apostrophe ‘S,’ ” he offered, as an example of the kind of thing that drives some people batty, “but you ask them, ‘Why are you so upset?’, and they …

Linguistics

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

This Is Why FDA Is Banning Trans Fats

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The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

My Dad, JFK, Was for Free Trade. Democrats Today Should Be Too.

Serving as the U.S. ambassador to Japan has given me a chance to experience first-hand how our country is perceived in Asia. It has been a deeply moving experience to see how much the American dream still matters from 7,000 miles away.<p>The people of this region are eager for American involvement of …

6 Adventurous Men on the One Place to Go Before You Die

Forget Cancun. Think bigger the next time you need a 'break.'<p>There are people who go on vacations and there are travelers. The former go somewhere to escape and relax. The latter seek immersion, adventure, and a deeper connection with the world. We asked six adventurous men of style to tell us the …

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers

After 60 hours of research and 10 days of testing, The Wirecutter determined which fitness trackers were the best for most people.<p>If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our …

Is Iowa Over?

The caucus state fears it won't be a kingmaker in 2016.<p>There is angst here in Iowa. How couldn’t there be? Yes, farmers in the state are worried about the millions of chickens and turkeys dying thanks to an Avian Flu strain devastating birds like never before. But the real angst—the worry lurking …

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

National Parks

iOS 9: all you need to know about Apple's new operating system for iPhone and iPad

As Apple prepares to launch iOS 9 at its Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 in June, we round up the key features you need to know about including rumours, release date and specs<p>Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is just around the corner, and with it the potential unveiling of the …