Kyle Workman

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Where to Buy Inexpensive Hiking Gear

That New Backpack Doesn't Have to Cost Too Much<p>Brand-new hiking gear can cost an arm and a leg, but sometimes it's worth it for the warranty, or just …

A Fox News Host Attacks Trump, and Some Viewers Bristle

Fox News, television’s equivalent of a presidential safe space, kept up its steadfast defense of President Trump even as he faced an uproar this week over his response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia last Saturday. Anchors like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson praised the …

Finding Your Roots, Free

<b>Q.</b> <i>Why do genealogy sites charge money for access to public records that are supposedly free? Is there any easy way to get to this information anyway?</i><p><b>A.</b> Viewing public records is typically free if you go to the municipal or religious archives and look them up yourself, or the organization has …

Rome's Fall Left Britain A Violent, Cityless Hellscape

In the year 350 AD, to paraphrase the historian Robin Fleming, Britain was as Roman a place as anywhere in the Empire. It had a dense network of …

A New Yalta and the Revival of Europe

PARIS — In the end the French election turned on the most unlikely of subjects: Europe. Yes, the ugly European duckling of 2016 politics — rejected by Britain, mocked by President Trump — ushered Emmanuel Macron into the Élysée Palace as France’s youngest president.<p>Macron, throughout his campaign, …

Bullish Oil Bets Gain on Signs OPEC Cuts to Outdo U.S. Boom

OPEC is finally making some headway in its race against the tide of surging U.S. supplies, and speculators are giving the group greater …

If Nuclear Deterrence Fails, What's The Plan?

Military history is full of instances where leaders failed to grasp information vital to their survival. U.S. nuclear strategy may be this …

Trump's Military Buildup Promises Little For The Working Grunts

Once again, the big money goes for the fancy weapons, while the troops carry old rifles.<p>CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. ― The USS Gerald R. Ford, the new aircraft carrier President Donald Trump praised recently, is costing some $13 billion to build. That doesn’t count the airplanes. It’s the most expensive …

Military

How You Can Get Every U.S. Topo Map for Free–Easily

Maybe you don’t care about paper topographic maps any more. Maybe you are addicted to the power of the Gaia GPS app and carry your smartphone or iPad …

Gender Confirmation Surgery: This video shows how transition-related surgery works

There are a lot of questions surrounding the medical steps involved in a gender transition. For many transgender people, surgery focused on the …

Queer Culture in the Age of Transgender Disruption

How the transgender community maintains the radical potential of queerness in an age of assimilation.<p>A few days after last summer's shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, I was at a nearby club called Southern Nights when a girl named Adriana—ample-cheeked, glowing in blacklight—sat next to me on …

21 Little Ways To Be Happier In 2017

We're guessing you need it after 2016.

The Single Greatest Force in American Politics? Partisanship

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Why partisanship is the single greatest force in American politics</b><p>Want to know why partisanship -- or party identification -- is the single greatest …

An election recount will only further divide a fractured America

By demanding an audit and recount of the presidential election results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, Green Party nominee Jill Stein is playing into the narrative that the elections might have been manipulated and that Donald Trump might not be the legitimate president-elect. Though the …

Government

A New Law Requires Homeopathic Products to Disclose if Claims Aren't Backed by Science

Yes!<p>The Federal Trade Commission issued a statement this month which said that homeopathic remedies have to be held to the same standard as other …

21 maps and charts that will change how you think about the election

The American people are <i>pissed</i>.<p>They are outraged at an economy that works for Wall Street but not for them. They are furious at a foreign trade regime that has devastated manufacturing. They are skeptical of immigration from Mexico, either as an unfortunate xenophobic consequence of economic despair …

'How we can build another Earth'

<b>(CNN) —</b> People dream of traveling to the stars. Movies like Interstellar and Avatar, and hundreds of other captivating science fiction stories, paint a picture as to what might be out there.<p>But will space travel to worlds beyond our Solar System ever become a reality?<p>Astronomers made a giant leap …

Universe

First Read: Trump's Charitable Foundation Takes Another Hit

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Trump’s charitable foundation takes another hit</b><p>As the Washington Post first reported Tuesday, Donald Trump spent more than a quarter of a million dollars …

Are Americans nicer in Spanish? How morality changes in a foreign language

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>Fascinating ethical shifts come with thinking in a different language<p>Julie Sedivy<p>September 15, 2016 8:59am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>What defines who we are? Our habits? Our aesthetic tastes? Our memories? If pressed, I would answer that if …

Language

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

4 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn Another Language

Today, emotional intelligence (EI) is viewed by HR departments as a critical skill.<p>In addition to making you a better communicator, problem solver and team player, emotional intelligence allows you to step into other peoples’ shoes and walk a few miles. This, of course, is critical for …

Dating app founder: Response rates go up 60% when your first message is like this

CEO and founder of popular dating app Bumble Whitney Wolfe came by to talk about her hit app where women have to reach out to men first. She revealed the best way to get a response to your first message.<p><i>Produced by Joe Avella</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

Dating

The New ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Trailer Is Somehow Even Better With Icelandic Soccer Commentary

Portugal may have won Euro 2016, but it is Iceland who walked away the world’s favorite team. Despite having roughly 250,000 less people than the least populated U.S. state (Wyoming), Iceland managed to draw the eventual champions in their opening match, beat Austria, and most shockingly, upset …

8 simple hacks for learning a language faster

"How has this gone so badly?" I thought.<p>I was taking the official listening exam in Chinese proficiency, and I could not understand a single word of the recording.<p>The test was "elementary" level, and I was there, handing the paper to the teacher at the entrance to the classroom, confused. I had …

Language Learning

Why is this progressive pope such an outspoken transphobe?

Pope Francis is widely recognized as one of the most progressive popes the Catholic church has had: he openly critiques capitalism, is a strong promoter of inter-faith dialogue, and has offered words of acceptance even to homosexuals, who have traditionally been ostracized by the Catholic church. …

Nude photos of Melania Trump suggest that she may have been working illegally in the United States

A set of nude photographs published this week are casting doubt on the story of Melania Trump’s emigration to the United States.<p>The photos, published in The New York Post, were taken in 1995, placing the former model in the United States a full year before she claims she arrived from Slovenia. She …

United States

13 Brilliant Gadgets and Tools to Help Stress Management

Need to de-stress? These mindfulness and biofeedback tools and apps will help you relax.<p>Do you struggle with too much stress? That almost seems like a trick question. These days, most of us seem to be battling stress most of the time. And as we know, stress can literally kill you. Stress will also …

Could this be the first nuclear-powered airliner?

A supersonic airliner that flies at three times the speed of sound – and runs on nuclear fusion. Stephen Dowling investigates the challenges of making airliners run on atomic power.<p>It could whisk you from London Heathrow and have you stepping onto the air bridge at New York’s John F Kennedy airport …

Transgender Bathroom Ad to Air During Republican National Convention

A new ad depicting the discrimination transgender people face when accessing public restrooms will make its national debut on Fox News during the Republican National Convention - the same night Donald Trump is expected to accept the party's nomination. A week after its July 21 debut, the 60-second …