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This Gentle Serum Is the Best Retinol Alternative I've Ever Tried

If I may, let us recall the iconic gif that <i>Broad City</i> gave to the world in its first season. If your memory is fuzzy, I'll set the scene. Fred Armisen, dressed in a diaper, shrugs, lifts his hands, and utters those life-changing words: "I'm just a baby. I don't have any money." A vibe was …

Skin Care

The Qanon conspiracy is bizarre. The psychology of its followers is dangerous.

A secret civil war is going on — or at least, it is in the minds of some U.S. citizens. At recent Trump rallies, people have been observed publicly expressing support for "Q": An anonymous person or group that claims to have access to top-level security information about a secret cabal of corrupt …

Conspiracies

A powerful Republican House member just got blasted on Twitter — by his own son

Bobby Goodlatte, Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s son, wants his dad’s district to flip blue.<p>A top-ranking House Republican, Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, is getting a lot of heat for his conduct as the chair of the House Judiciary Committee in the lead-up to FBI agent Peter Strzok’s firing — including from his …

Donald Trump

I was at the sad white supremacists gathering. It didn't fool me. Their movement is rising.

Don't be fooled by the sad display of two dozen white supremacists in front of the White House. Racists are on the rise in our country.<p>One year ago, I personally witnessed hundreds of white supremacists descend on the small college town of Charlottesville, Virginia. I saw the pain and suffering …

Rights & Freedoms

This Trick Will Get Rid of Most Insects Around Your Home

Before you reach for the chemical-laden bug spray and store-bought insect repellents, there’s a natural solution you can try—peppermint.<p>Insects hate …

Cleaning

John Brennan, Paul Manafort, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’: Your Thursday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>A record 72,000 overdose deaths</b><p>• The number of Americans who died from drug overdoses last year surpassed the highest annual death totals from H.I.V., car crashes or guns, according to new estimates …

Donald Trump

What It’s Like for Men to Be Really, Really, Really Ridiculously Good-Looking

Two guys, straight and gay, tell us a life of being absurdly handsome is not all it’s cracked up to beRobert Redford has officially retired from …

Relationships

The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

This pregnant black mom was accused of hiding stolen goods under her shirt

A back-to-school trip to Staples turned into an ordeal for Sherell Bates.<p>Sherell Bates was 34 weeks pregnant with twins when she went back-to-school shopping at a North Carolina Staples on Friday. She ended up having to expose her belly to a police officer, who thought the bump under her shirt was …

Women of Color

Omarosa Says That Melania's Jacket Was a Calculated Move to Hurt her Husband

The White House's official word on that jacket — you know, the one that Melania Trump wore to visit immigrant children at the border — is that the …

Donald Trump

Trump and Omarosa tear at each other in escalating feud

The former ‘Apprentice’ star teases out that she may release more secretly recorded tapes from her time in the West Wing.<p>President Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault Newman escalated their feud on Monday, with Trump slamming the former White House aide as “wacky,” “vicious” and “not smart” and the …

Donald Trump

F.B.I. Agent Peter Strzok, Who Criticized Trump in Texts, Is Fired

WASHINGTON — Peter Strzok, the F.B.I. senior counterintelligence agent who disparaged President Trump in inflammatory text messages and helped oversee the Hillary Clinton email and Russia investigations, has been fired for violating bureau policies, Mr. Strzok’s lawyer said Monday.<p>Mr. Trump and his …

Donald Trump

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

The white supremacists marching at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year were not ashamed when they shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” They were not ashamed to wear Nazi symbols, to carry torches, to harass and beat counterprotesters. They wanted their beliefs on …

Psychology

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

There’s Nothing Wrong With Black English

Accepting it as an alternative form of the language, and not a degraded one, requires being open to artists employing it in their work, even if they didn't grow up speaking it.<p><i>The Nation</i> recently published a poem in which a homeless narrator speaks a complex, nuanced variety of English with a long …

Linguistics

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Judge halts mother-daughter deportation, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt

A federal judge in Washington halted a deportation in progress Thursday and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after learning that the Trump administration started to remove a woman and her daughter while a court hearing appealing their deportations was underway.<p>“This is …

Immigration

Judge halts deportation of mother and daughter, threatens Jeff Sessions with contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the …

Immigration

Melania Trump's parents are sworn in as US citizens

NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump's parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens on Thursday, completing a legal path to citizenship that their son-in-law has suggested eliminating.<p>Viktor and Amalija Knavs, both in their 70s, took the citizenship oath at a private ceremony in New York City. The …

Donald Trump

Review: Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Journeys Into White America’s Heart of Darkness

In the middle of “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s new joint — his best nondocumentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest — Ron Stallworth and his sergeant have an argument about the future of the Ku Klux Klan. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron (John David Washington), the first …

BlacKkKlansman

The most offensive curse word in English has powerful feminist origins

Cursing is a good way to be bad. It’s mostly harmless and signals authenticity to listeners. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Yet even those of us who curse like sailors shirk the word “cunt.”<p>Breathe deep, because we’re about to …

Linguistics

To protect himself, Trump is willing to undermine his son

<b>(CNN) —</b> In normal circumstances, fathers safeguard sons.<p>But with a peevish statement on Twitter this weekend, President Donald Trump undermined his son, Donald Trump Jr., and one of his own lawyers, saying that when the Trump presidential campaign team met with a Russian operative at Trump Tower in …

Donald Trump

Trump just made 2 problematic admissions about the Trump Tower meeting

President Trump has yet again tweeted about his personal legal issues in a way he perhaps shouldn't have.<p>The Washington Post reported Saturday that Trump had expressed concerns in the past week about his son Donald Trump Jr.'s legal exposure from the 2016 Trump Tower meeting. In a tweet about that …

Donald Trump

Five Reasons You May Not Want to Retire in a Small Town

Retirees expect ‘Mayberry.’ But they often find something different.<p>“I know that small towns are popular retirement destinations; my husband and I recently moved to one. But I think you should tell your readers about some of the challenges involved, especially when it comes to health care. We’re …

Retirement

Go deeper: The shifting stories on the Trump Tower meeting

President Trump tweeted Sunday that the purpose of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Russians, Donald Trump Jr., and some of his top campaign …

Donald Trump

A High School Senior Casually Reverse-Engineered eBay in a Hackathon

"She's remarkable. She's going to change the world, no doubt."<p>When Megan Cui, a rising senior at William Mason High School in Mason, Ohio entered her …

High School

How to securely wipe the data off hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, iPhones and iPads, and Android devices | ZDNet

Built-in way to erase iOS and Android devices<p>iOS and Android devices both have built-in tools to erase the devices.<p>On iOS: <b>Settings</b> > <b>General</b> > <b>Reset</b> …

Information Systems

How To: Flood Your ISP with Random, Noisy Data to Protect Your Privacy on the Internet

Net neutrality is dead and your internet service providers can collect all the data they want. While VPNs are a great way to protect some of that …

White Hat

Christopher Robin Is as Much a Movie For Adults as It Is For Kids

In a foul humor? Working too hard? <i>Christopher Robin,</i> directed by Marc Forster and featuring characters made famous in the 1920s by A.A. Milne and …

Christopher Robin

52 Great True-Crime Podcasts

<i>All week long, Vulture is exploring the many ways true crime has become one of the most dominant genres in popular culture.</i><p>It started with <i>Serial</i>: Hae …

TV