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Men who explain things

Every woman knows what it's like to be patronized by a guy who won't let facts get in the way.<p>April 13, 2008|Rebecca Solnit | Rebecca Solnit is the author of many books including "A Field Guide to Getting Lost," "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West" and "Hope in the …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

America has never seen a party less caring than 21st-century Republicans

We pay our elected officials to take care of our communities and our planet. Since Trump took office, the GOP has set out only to destroy<p>Last week I was taking an Uber (I know, I’m sorry, it was a necessity) across an unfamiliar town when the driver, whom I’ll call Randy, started telling me about …

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34 Clever and Cutting Signs From the Women's Marches

On Jan. 21, hundreds of thousands of people across the world unified at the Women's Marches to protest against President Donald Trump during his first full day as president. From the moment we checked social media at the start of the day, our feeds were filled with incredible signs from the …

Trauma Affects Your Digestive Health In Very Real Ways

If you've experienced severe emotional or physical trauma in your life, and/or have PTSD as a result of it,you may have noticed that it doesn't just …

The Republican Health Care Con

Republicans say the Affordable Care Act provides health insurance that manages to be both lousy and expensive. Whatever the flaws of these policies, the new Trump administration is trying to pull off a con by offering Americans coverage that is likely to be so much worse that it would barely …

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

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They raise the world's happiest children - so is it time you went Dutch?

Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a climbing frame and are jostling to get down the slide first. Their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. In the distance, a dog barks and a little boy ambles along on his balance bike, trailed by his grandfather who is …

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Why back-handed benevolence is the most dangerous brand of sexism

No matter how hard people push for gender equality, women are still paid 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man, less likely to move up in the …

6 habits highly organized people have in common

By Nicole Anzia<p>People often lament that despite their best efforts, they just cannot seem to get, and stay, organized. Even though they’ve been working at it diligently and have tried many strategies, nothing seems to stick. So how do organized people stay organized? Over the years, I’ve noticed …

This Breathing Exercise Will Help You Keep Calm and Carry On

Necessary reading for that non-stop year's end hustle.<p>Thanks to this recent election cycle, there's no shortage of upsetting daily news items—coupled with end-of-year deadlines, pending travel plans, oh, and that December expense report—that have the potential to overwhelm a perfectly productive …

Why winter can be the best time to visit Yosemite National Park

Visitor numbers drop dramatically and you practically have the park to yourself<p>In the summer months, some 600,000 people visit Yosemite National Park a month.<p>Anyone who has spent time at what may be California's most popular outdoor attraction in July or August knows it can be a zoo with traffic …

25 Daily Habits to Adopt for a Happier Life

We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of …

Here are all the dates you can get into US National Parks for free in 2017

As you plan your 2017 travels, know that the U.S. National Park Service will be offering a number of days during which they will waive entrance fees …

Donald Trump Is the Result of White Rage, Not Economic Anxiety

White rage got us here. While the economic anxiety of Trump supporters is often touted as the driving force behind the mogul’s electoral college …

10 myths about Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act

The cornerstone of the ACA (aka Obamacare) is Healthcare.gov, home of the new health care marketplace. Nov. 1 marks the beginning of open enrollment for 2017.<p>Americans have until Jan. 31 to choose a plan. We developed an in-depth guide to shopping on the marketplace, which you can find here.<p>We also …

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6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

Trump’s win is a reminder of the incredible, unbeatable power of racism

He tapped into the most powerful force in America.<p>Donald Trump has won the presidency, despite an unprecedented level of unfitness and in defiance of nearly every prediction and poll. And he’s done this not despite but because he expressed unfiltered disdain toward racial and religious minorities …

7 Self-Care Rituals That Will Make You a Happier and Healthier Person

When was the last time you took an hour out just for yourself? As in, you physically put aside time on the calendar to spend time doing something <i>you</i> …

Best State Parks in the United States for a Thousand

<i>This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their 60’s, are (mostly) retired,and are ticking off “bucket list”</i> …

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Trump's Health Plan: Pay Your Own Medical Bills Using Money You Saved

The candidate called a special “meeting” to discuss the future of medicine. Here’s how that went.<p>Five disgruntled Republican physicians and one nurse warmed up the conference room at a Hilton DoubleTree hotel in Pennsylvania yesterday. All were members of the U.S. Congress, gathered for a rally …

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You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Logic in Argumentative Writing

Coming Soon: A new look for our same great content!<p>We're working hard this summer on a redesign of the Purdue OWL. Worry not! Our navigation menu and …

Going Solo: Tips for Safely Hiking Alone

Tips for Staying Safe on a Solo Hike<p>Hiking alone can be peaceful and the perfect way to spend some quality time with yourself. Hiking alone can also …

WHERE THEY STAND: A checklist of Clinton, Trump on issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — By now, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have taken a stab at all sorts of issues and an actual stand on many.<p>Election Day won't settle what gets done over the next four years — only who gets to try. Nearly all their ideas require Congress to go along, a tall order.<p>Even so, …

Keeping Your Affordable Care Act Plan Affordable

INSURER defections and double-digit premium increases may be making consumers wary of seeking health insurance through Affordable Care Act marketplaces. But despite the turmoil, health care advocates are still urging people to shop for 2017 coverage when the annual open enrollment period begins on …