Kj McCall

71 Flips | 3 Magazines | 192 Likes | 8 Following | 26 Followers | @KjMcCall | Stephenson baxter: past is a distraction, a source of envy, enmity, bitterness. Only the present matters, only in the present can we shape the future.

Abigail Fisher’s Supreme Court loss: A massive blow to mediocre white people coasting on their racial privilege

<b>Abigail Fisher (AP/Charles Dharapak)</b><p>Abigail Fisher’s anti-affirmative action case rested on assumption that white people deserve priority over others<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>June 23, 2016 6:19pm (UTC)<p>Abigail Fisher, the plaintiff in the latest round of affirmative action cases heard before the Supreme Court, …

A Silenced Ali Was a Likable Ali for White People

“I am the greatest.”<p>There will be thousands of well-deserved tributes to Muhammad Ali, and all will talk about his transformation from heavyweight …

Borderline and Dependent Personality Disorders

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is frequently associated with other personality disorders. One of the most common disorders those with BPD also …

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the …

Consciousness

Black culture isn't the problem – systemic inequality is

The idea that it is black folks and our supposedly immoral and savage culture that creates our disproportionate rates of poverty and imprisonment is everywhere: cop shows, news media, movies set in black neighborhoods and high-school social studies classes have all perpetuated this misconception. …

7 Signs You're Not Mentally Strong, You're Just Acting Tough

Research shows understanding the difference could affect how long you live.<p>Saying things like, "I'm not scared of anything," or, "I didn't want that promotion anyway," doesn't necessarily mean you're mentally strong. In fact, there's a good chance you might just be acting tough.<p>While acting tough …

Why are millennials so anxious? | Rose Bretécher, Ronnie Joice and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Anxiety seems to be a common complaint among Generation Y. Our writers discuss contributing factors such as underlying instability around housing and careers<p>For me anxiety is uncertainty – the physical and emotional sensation that something bad might happen, out of my control. Young people feeling …

Read This If You Use Your Smartphone To Avoid Reality

Compulsive Internet use has been linked to depression and anxiety.<p>Do you turn to your iPhone because you're bored -- or because you're trying to avoid dealing with stressful or unpleasant things in your life?<p>The way you answer that question might say a lot about your mental health. Excessive …

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception

People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently, according to a new study. They aren't simply making the choice to 'play it safe.'

MIT Grew A Solar Cell Light Enough To Slap On Just About Anything

They’re 400 times lighter than current solar cells, but still powerful enough to juice your iPhone without adding any weight.<p>Solar cells are a great way of collecting and storing energy to power gadgets. There’s just one problem: they’re heavy. A typical silicon-based solar module can only produce …

20 books you should keep on your shelf to look smart

Amazon's editorial team has helped us put together a list of 20 books that will help you impress anyone in your life.<p>From biographies of inspiring innovators to stories that have been must-reads for centuries, these are the top 20 books you should display on your bookshelf.

Hillary Clinton has a race problem — and it’s resurfacing at a dangerous time

<b>Ashley Williams, Hillary Clinton (CNN)</b><p>A brittle reaction to Black Lives Matter protester on eve of South Carolina refocuses voters on problematic record<p>Eliza Webb<p>February 26, 2016 10:59am (UTC)<p>According to a Feb. 16 CNN/ORC poll, a whopping 65 percent of South Carolinian black voters are planning …

China just hit a nuclear fusion milestone

This was a huge milestone in the decades-long pursuit of controlled nuclear fusion, because if we can produce and hold onto hydrogen plasma for a certain period, we can harness the clean, practically limitless energy that fuels our Sun.<p>Now physicists in China have announced that their own nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

PICTURED: Mass green 'UFO wormhole' sightings over Cape Town sends Twitter into meltdown

TWITTERThe green "UFO" was witnessed and snapped by several people<p>On Twitter #UFO was trending as a variety of posts about the odd sightings went …

Donald Trump Is Using False Statistics to Make a Racist Point

At this point, it should come as no surprise when Donald Trump manipulates the truth to his political advantage. However, presenting false racially …

Donald Trump

Here's What Murdered Mars

You would not have wanted to be on Mars on March 8, 2015, at about 11:40 in the morning (GMT). It was at that moment that a massive solar storm—or …

African Americans Can’t Go ‘Home’

Earlier this month, I attended a wedding on a remote Greek island about five hours outside of Athens. I know, my life sounds pretty awful; but the …

African-American News

So, What’s Wrong With ‘All Lives Matter,’ Anyway?

I grew up thinking it was a no-brainer.<p>No qualifier, no asterisk, no nothing. A human is a human is a human.<p>But last Tuesday, as I watched presidential candidates asked to <i>actually choose</i> between “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter,” I realized that it’s not that simple anymore.<p>To an …

A depressing study of how people respond to stereotypically black and white names

Can reading a name lead to a racist reaction? A new study from researchers at the University of California Los Angeles suggests that yes, it can. According to the findings, people tend to associate what the authors call "black-sounding names," like DeShawn and Jamal, with larger, more violent …

Pumpkin, The Raccoon That Thinks She’s A Dog, Is Easily The Cutest Thing Ever

Cutest. Thing. Ever.<p>You’ve probably already seen the story of Pumpkin, the orphaned raccoon that thinks she’s a dog. In case you haven’t, here’s the …

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Nobel Prize for Physics: How the winning work on neutrinos could change our understanding of the universe

It is the second most common substance in the Universe and yet in the 65 years since it was discovered, the neutrino sub-atomic particle has proven …

California's racial profiling law is 'terrible' legislation, police officials say

California is about to tackle head on the charged issue of racial bias in law enforcement.<p>Gov. Jerry Brown this weekend signed legislation mandating that California law enforcement agencies collect — and make public — data on the racial makeup of all those encountered by police.<p>For civil rights …

A Good Night’s Sleep? The Truth about Using Marijuana and Alcohol as Sleep Aids

One in three people are said to suffer from occasional insomnia, and anyone who has experienced a more serious form of this sleep disorder will know …

Sleep

How I Deal with Racist Patients

Despite being born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, a city infamous for its former Jim Crow laws and the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, the …

Green Berets Blasted for Attacking Child Rapist

A pair of Green Berets physically assaulted an Afghan police official in 2011 after he imprisoned and raped a local boy. But a senior U.S. Army …

Special Forces

Barack Obama just gave the most important racial justice speech of his presidency. Here’s why

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Over the weekend, the president gave an unprecedented speech addressing the plight of black women<p>Brittney Cooper<p>September 23, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>On Saturday, President Obama gave an unprecedented speech focused exclusively on the social plight of Black women and girls at the …

The Four Different Types Of Introverts According To Jungian Psychology

By Heidi Priebe,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1L1eREy<p>Earlier this year, an article in New York Magazine emerged, suggesting that there are four …

Things That Happen When Your Boyfriend Is Your Bestfriend

Is your boyfriend your best friend, too? Some relationships come and go, but when you have something special it is very different. You respect and …