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America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>James Madison traveledto Philadelphia in 1787 with Athens on his mind. He …

James Madison

Running Wisdom from 100-Year-Old Champions

Becoming a YouTube sensation was never on the bucket list for either 100-year old Orville Rogers or 102-year old Julia Hawkins. But when the two runners sped off the starting line to set new world records at the USATF Masters Indoor Championships earlier this month, that’s exactly what happened. …

9/11: 'A gray cloud of debris rolled violently toward us...'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three-hundred and forty-one New York City firefighters. Twenty-three New York City police officers. Thirty-seven Port Authority police officers. Three court officers. Two EMS workers. Thousands of innocent civilians. Numbers alone, of course, cannot do them justice.<p>A whole portrait of …

World Trade Center

How feelings took over the world

Telling people to keep emotions in check and bow down before their more rational superiors isn't an effective message<p>Some feelings have greater political potency than others. Feelings of nostalgia, resentment, anger and fear have disrupted the status quo<p>The spread of post-traumatic stress disorder …

Tommy Robinson

Exercise, Eat Well, Help Others: Altruism's Surprisingly Strong Health Impact

Are you aware of what helping others can do to your health? Most people still seem to be ignorant about the impact such other-oriented behavior can …

University of British Columbia

The 2,000-year-old origins of EQ and how it became a crucial job skill

The evolution of EQ has roots in ancient Greece, but it only came to be well known in the workplace in the last 20 years.<p>Emotional intelligence (EQ) is one of the most important skills candidates need when they’re looking to land a job. And it’s also a key factor to move up the ranks more quickly. …

Emotional Intelligence

Does Intermittent Fasting Make You Lose Muscle or Fat?

Two new studies shed light on the fear that people will end up losing more muscle than they would on a regular diet.<p>On paper, the benefits of intermittent fasting for weight loss sound great: You don’t need to count calories, cut out entire food groups, give up your favorite meals, or stick to a …

A New Way of Getting High Is as Easy as Applying Deodorant

This could be the future of medicinal marijuana.<p>Just like nearly everyone in Colorado with a chronic health condition, Barbara MacLean has used marijuana medicinally. MacLean, 56, who lives outside of Boulder, has Crohn’s and Lyme diseases. A digital film and special effects producer by trade, she …

Cannabis

800 Miles with Bears Ears Prayer Runners

Everyone ran the final miles to Bears Ears National Monument together. It was a sunny, blue-sky day in March, and 45 pairs of feet shuffled down a road of soft red dirt, kicking up a dust cloud. One woman wore her jingle dress, a garment used in ceremonial dances, its rows of metal cones clinking …

New Mexico

Gum And Candy Billionaire William Wrigley Jr. Is Getting Into The Medical Marijuana Business

When you think of the Wrigley name, you probably associate it with the brand’s ubiquitous chewing gum, or Wrigley Field, the company’s eponymous home …

Tyrian Purple: The disgusting origins of the colour purple

Created from the desiccated glands of sea snails, the colour purple has nevertheless come to define royalty. Kelly Grovier looks at how the hue shook off its unexpected source.<p>Purple is a paradox, a contradiction of a colour. Associated since antiquity with regality, luxuriance, and the loftiness …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The emotionally intelligent way to resolve disagreements faster

Unpacking the counterintuitive psychology behind conflict resolution.<p>Imagine you run a tech startup. Cash is tight, but you can’t afford to enter the market with a product that doesn’t live up to its promises. And right now, it’s clear that your engineers aren’t focusing enough on the …

Why Are Obstacle-Course Races So Popular?

As marathon participation declines, more people are signing up for extreme events such as Spartan and Tough Mudder.<p>Completing a marathon has long been the ultimate feather in the cap of an amateur endurance athlete. But the idea of trotting along a boring old paved road for 26.2 miles doesn’t …

The comic book artists that fuelled a century of science innovation

In 1905, Scientific American ran an intriguing advertisement from the Electro Importing company. “Everything for the Experimenter,” it boasted. “We give you the opportunity to tick yourself up to the head of a future wireless telegraph company as did Marconi, De Forest and others.” The Temlico, a …

Comic Books

What is love? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Experts say the western ideal of romantic love is constantly disappointing us. Which is a shame because our culture loves romantic love. It’s an idea that pervades pop music, …

Narcissism

Derms say cold showers have a host of health benefits…if you can stand them

On hot, humid, sticky days, a cool shower sounds pretty appealing, and as it turns out, there are health-related benefits to taking a cold water …

What Happened When I Tried to Play Men’s Soccer

When you’re the only woman playing on a men’s soccer team, and you also happen to be a goalkeeper, here’s how things go down:<p>If you’re really, really …

The CDC Just Ranked Every U.S. State by How Much People Exercise. (And Things Ain't Pretty Down South)

Even though the exercise bar was set really, really low.<p>Here's the bad news: According to the CDC, less than 1 in 4 Americans get enough exercise.<p>And here's worse news: The bar that nearly eighty percent failed to clear (if you like low performance bars, you'll love government standards for …

Only 23% of Americans Get Enough Exercise, a New Report Says

Less than a quarter of Americans are meeting all national physical activity guidelines, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease …

Five Features of Better Arguments

A former Clinton administration official studied how to facilitate more constructive arguments among Americans. These are his conclusions.<p>Earlier this month, amid a particularly trying stretch on social media, I joked that I would soon be launching <i>Ad Hominem</i>, “a new journal of non-ideas founded in …

Bill Clinton

The Last Days of Marc-André Leclerc

In the summer of 2016, I was researching the northwest face of the Devil’s Thumb, an infamous peak in southeast Alaska chronicled in <i>Eiger Dreams,</i> by Jon Krakauer. As a young writer, Krakauer had himself climbed the east ridge, but as I soon learned, no one had ever ascended via the 6,500-foot …

Senators Vote To Block Marijuana Banking Amendment

A powerful U.S. Senate panel has moved to block an amendment to let marijuana businesses store their profits in banks.<p>In a 21 – 10 vote, the Senate Appropriations Committee tabled an amendment on Thursday that would have shielded financial institutions that open accounts for cannabis businesses …

Facebook launches Workplace for Good, a free version of its enterprise product for non-profits

Workplace is making a push into the non-profit segment. Today the enterprise communications app from Facebook — which competes against the likes of Slack, Hipchat, and Microsoft’s Teams — is launching a new tier of the product called Workplace for Good, which will let non-profits use the product …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

Inside Amazon’s $3.5 million competition to make Alexa chat like a human

Onstage at the launch of Amazon’s Alexa Prize, a multimillion-dollar competition to build AI that can chat like a human, the winners of last year’s challenge delivered a friendly warning to 2018’s hopefuls: your bot <i>w</i><i>ill</i> mess up, it <i>will</i> say something offensive, and it <i>will</i> be taken offline. Elizabeth …

Machine Learning

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley.<p>It’s that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads her highly anticipated internet trends report for the <b>Code Conference</b> crowd in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. This year, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner …

Mary Meeker

Why Do Americans Stay When Their Town Has No Future?

John Arnett chose Adams County, Ohio, as his home long before he was old enough to vote, drink beer, or drive a motorcycle along the Ohio River. …

Elon Musk is 'exactly wrong' on AI, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Elon Musk is not a man who's short of opinions, but some of his opinions are less popular than others.<p>For instance, the Tesla, SpaceX and Boring Co. chief's thoughts on AI -- including, among other dark predictions, that it may spark World War III -- aren't necessarily shared by his fellow Silicon …

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

Connectivity