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Here’s What Exploitation Of Domestic Workers Looks Like

"The risk of exploitation is real in domestic work — especially because it has been purposely excluded from various federal labor laws meant to protect workers from abuse." An excerpt from Bernice Yeung's In a Day's Work.<p><b>Most afternoons, June Barrett leaves</b> the Miami apartment that she shares with …

Sexual Harassment

Files show rising alarm in Prince's circle as health failed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get …

Des Moines

'God Save Texas' Is Essential Reading For Everyone — Even Non-Texans

If you grew up in Texas, chances are you've heard the old joke about the man teaching his son about good manners. "Never ask a man if he's from Texas," the father said. "If he is, he'll tell you. And if he's not, there's no use in embarrassing him."<p>As dad jokes go, it's not exactly the worst, …

Willie Nelson

Woman Sick Of How Fake Everything On Instagram Is Reveals The Truth In The Most Epic Way

Instagram can be a wonderful and inspiring place, full of beautiful and artistic images of the places we want to see, and the people we want to be. …

Six of the most evocative books you'll read all year

Two much-praised travel books are among the titles shortlisted for the 2018 Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature, an award of £10,000 for “a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry evoking the spirit of a place”.<p>One is Border by Kapka Kassabova (Granta), which is about …

‘Deepfake’ celebrity porn has crept back onto PornHub

The furor around deepfakes, porn videos that use machine learning to convincingly edit celebrities into sex scenes, has largely died down since many …

The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History

Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables.<p>The latest example of how one of …

Fossil Fuels

E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Expands to 16 States

<i>Updated Friday April 20, 4 p.m., from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Based on new information, the C.D.C. is expanding its warning to consumers to cover all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Ariz. growing region. This warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine</i> …

Environmental Health

These are the supplements every vegan should take, according to experts

Studies suggest that vegan diets offer a host of wide-ranging benefits, from staving off arthritis to, um, helping you find love. (Okay, maybe the …

Hans Asperger aided and supported Nazi programme, study says

The Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named was an active participant in the Nazi regime, assisting in the Third Reich’s so called euthanasia programme and supporting the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy to live, according to a study by a medical …

Autism

How To Stop A Traumatic Experience From Impacting You Down The Road, According To Experts

Most of us will experience multiple traumatic events throughout the course of our lives. It goes without saying that it’s totally normal and expected …

Report: State Agency Accidentally Releases ‘Remote Mind Control’ Records

In response to a journalist’s standard Freedom of Information Act request for records on Antifa and white-supremacist groups, the Washington State …

Introverts are natural disruptors – Here’s why

Co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking</i>, <b>Susan Cain</b> works to make introverts …

Finland's two-year universal basic income experiment is coming to an end

The Finnish government is planning to conclude its much-touted universal basic income experiment at the end of a two-year study period instead of …

The World's Loudest Sound Caused Shock Waves 10,000 Times That of a Hydrogen Bomb

It shattered eardrums more than 50 km away.<p>On 27 August 1883, Earth made the loudest noise in recorded history.<p>Emanating from the island of Krakatoa, …

21 Books You Don’t Have to Read

And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well).<p>We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. We got halfway through <i>Infinite Jest</i> and halfway through the SparkNotes on</i> …

Literature

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Operating Systems

Mystery of sea nomads' amazing ability to freedive is solved

The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt fish has finally been revealed – and it’s down to evolution.<p>The Bajau people are able to dive tens of metres underwater with no conventional …

Biology

Target May Have Just Leaked The Existence Of Bethesda's 'Game Of Thrones' Video Game

For years now, I’ve been asking why no one has bothered to make a proper <i>Game of Thrones</i> video game, given the enormous popularity of the series and that the notion that Westeros existing as a fantasy open world RPG in a game seems like a no-brainer. We’ve gotten a few poor attempts at <i>Thrones</i> titles …

Game of Thrones

Songbringer review

A procedurally generated action game that begs to be played over and over and over<p>Getting through <i>Songbringer</i> takes patience, perseverance and ideally a handful of hallucinogenic drugs.<p>Developed by Wizard Fu and originally funded through Kickstarter in 2015, <i>Songbringer</i> has a crystal-clear elevator …

Smite – Crushing The Enemy Teams Who Outnumbers Us

I’m certain that we as gamers can agree that it sucks to have a teammate leave at the beginning of the game, especially in MOBA’s or other games …

5 Magnificent Video Game Released In The Year 2005

Check out the best games released in the year 2004. In this series, I compile some of the greatest games released in last 17 years. We have started …

Telltale Reveals Wolf Among Us 2, Batman, & More - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Telltale drops major announcements for Wolf Among Us 2, Batman season 2, and much more.

Batman

Telltale's Game of Thrones: Season 2 Currently 'On Hold'

It might be quite a while before Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series gets a second season, if recent comments from Telltale creative …

Batman: The Telltale Series review

<i>Batman: The Telltale Series</i> is a game about Bruce Wayne.<p>This is good. For one thing, there's already a thousand-pound gorilla in the Batman-based video games room: Rocksteady's Arkham series, lauded for its overall design, engaging combat and smorgasbord approach to Batman's extensive cast of …

Violent video games like Grand Theft Auto do not make players more aggressive, major new study finds

Playing violent first-person video games such as Call of Duty does not make people more prone to violence themselves, a major new study has found.<p>Scientists using brain scans and psychological questionnaires discovered that the levels of aggression and capacity for empathy in people who never play …

Grand Theft Auto

Conan Exiles’ infamous ‘endowment’ options won’t be on Xbox One

Console restrictions ding dongs<p><i>Conan Exiles</i> has been rather ... notorious for its presentation of ding-a-lings in the game's early access release on PC. That feature won't be a part of <i>Conan Exiles’</i> launch on Xbox One, says the game's creative director.<p>"Xbox has been pretty clear with us that it's …

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is Gaming's Most Important Story of 2017

Ninja Theory Delivers an Authentic and Moving Story of Mental Illness in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice<p>Video games are a medium we love because they …

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm tackles depression

<b>Square Enix is seeking to overturn taboos surrounding depression in its game Life is Strange: Before the Storm.</b><p>The narrative adventure explores a teenager's issues with grief and loneliness, letting players step into her shoes.<p>The first episode of the three-part story has just been released.<p>It is …

No, there isn’t a ‘loneliness epidemic’

Psychiatry could be fairly described as the practice of treating everything in life like a medical issue. The ignominious history of the field …