Lee Rottinghaus

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Midwestern voters gave Trump a chance. Now, they hold the key to his political future.

After eight years of displeasure with the presidency of Barack Obama and faced with a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Dennis Schminke of Austin, Minn., didn’t have to think hard about how he would vote in 2016. A retired corporate manager, a staunch conservative and a county …

Can Bad Men Change? What It’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy

The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room …

Civil Rights

The Rise of the Rural Creative Class

A growing body of research shows that innovative businesses are common in rural areas, and rural innovation gets a boost from the arts.<p>One of the most persistent myths in America today is that urban areas are innovative and rural areas are not. While it is overwhelmingly clear that innovation and …

Children of the Opioid Epidemic

It was not until her third month of feeling unwell, in the fall of 2016, that Alicia thought to take an at-home pregnancy test. Until then, she assumed her fatigue and nausea were withdrawal symptoms from the Percocets she’d been dependent upon since the year before. “When some days you don’t get …

Pregnancy

The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

104-year-old scientist David Goodall ends life listening to 'Ode to Joy'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 104-year-old Australian scientist who had campaigned for the legalization of assisted dying in his home country has ended his life at a Swiss clinic, a representative from the pro-euthanasia group Exit International said.<p>David Goodall, a respected botanist and ecologist, died Thursday at …

Western Australia

Woody Harrelson on Veganism, Being a Dad, and Smoking Pot with Willie Nelson

Woody Harrelson’s pied-à-terre in Los Angeles—which he and his wife, Laura Louie, have had for 30 years—looks just like what one would imagine it to. …

The spectacular power of Big Lens | The long read

How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees. By Sam Knight<p>If you have been wearing glasses for years, like me, it can be surprising to discover that you perceive the world thanks to a few giant companies that you have never heard of. Worrying about the fraying edge of motorway …

Eyewear

How scientists keep a global watch for nuclear explosions

If anyone blows up a nuke, this is how we’ll know<p>When North Korea tested a nuclear device on September 3rd, 2017, the explosion sent vibrations shuddering through the Earth. About 45 minutes later, a ringing phone in Vienna, Austria, woke seismologist Ezekiel Jonathan just as the sun was beginning …

North Korea

The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams

When the most important people in his life all died in quick succession, Stephen Wright channeled his bereavement into turning his house into a work of art.<p>Every morning, Stephen Wright gets up at around 4:30 AM, makes a cup of tea, sits beneath the oak tree in his back garden, and pretends he's …

Inspiration

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Want to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids? Science Says Stop This Dangerous Habit Right Now

The technology has spread so fast that we're not prepared to deal with it.<p>Parents want the best for their children. Yet, most of us are oblivious to a universal, looming hazard that is literally rewiring our kids' brains and putting them at risk.<p>The danger? It's our kids' constant use of mobile …

Parenting

The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

The restaurant reservations website's users helped compile this list of eateries with the best views.<p>Today, OpenTable released their list of the most …

Salt Lake City

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Surviving as an Old in the Tech World

<b>About 15 years ago,</b> I was inexplicably offered a job at Google—at age 52. At the time, my age reliably put me in the running for “oldest employee.” …

The Workplace

What’s Really Behind the Civil War to End Harvard’s Fraternities?

Breaking with centuries-old tradition, Harvard is moving to eliminate its all-male final clubs, charging that the Porcellian, A.D., Fox, Fly, and other high-end frats are bastions of patriarchal privilege, fomenters of sexual misconduct, and antithetical to its values. Is any of that true? An …

Inside Kathryn Bigelow’s Journey to Tell ‘Detroit’s’ Harrowing Story

Kathryn Bigelow worried she was the wrong person to direct “Detroit.”<p>The Oscar winner’s ripped-from-the-headlines drama, which opens nationwide on …

Black Lives Matter

Three visual illusions that reveal the hidden workings of the brain

Visual illusions show us that we do not have direct access to reality. They can also provide an inkling of the mental processing that delivers our …

Neurology

Neuroscience Offers Insights Into the Opioid Epidemic

Addiction changes the brain in lasting ways, and some brains are more vulnerable than others.<p>Most Americans say they’re interested in scientific discoveries, but they may be thinking of the kinds of findings that lead to new gadgets and wonder drugs. When it comes to discoveries about hazards and …

How Artsy finally convinced galleries to sell art online

How Artsy finally convinced galleries to sell fine art online<p>For 13 years, the Mike Weiss Gallery was a thriving member of the Chelsea art world, hosting over 100 exhibitions and participating in local group shows. But in October of last year, Weiss and his wife Virginia Martinsen decided to …

High-fat oil and low-paid farmers: the cost of our coconut craze

The health implications of coconut oil have been much discussed – but supermarket shelves still groan with countless coconut products. Meanwhile, many growers earn less than $1 a day. Should we turn our back on this runaway trend?<p>Canary Wharf in London on a Thursday lunchtime, and platoons of …

Food

The gender pay gap has tripled under Donald Trump’s administration

Yes, really…<p>As if endangering healthcare, climate change and the economy wasn’t enough, Donald Trump’s presidency has undoubtedly been detrimental to …

Donald Trump

A new view of twisted proteins could help scientists understand Alzheimer's

A critical molecule in the neurodegenerative disease has finally been mapped.<p>A new study published this month in <i>Nature</i> marks a key milestone in Alzheimer's research. It demonstrates the first complete model of a tau filament, a protein structure found in the brain cells of Alzheimer's patients and …

Alzheimer's Disease

The 15 Best RV Hacks of All Time

These space-saving tricks are brilliant, whether you have a camper or not.<p>Make your home-away-from-home more cozy and efficient with these brilliant tricks and tips. Here you'll find easy ways to upgrade your storage options, DIY some homey decor, improve your camper's safety, and more.

Top 20 Percent Of Americans 'Hoard The American Dream'

There's a hidden force shaping our politics, says author Richard Reeves, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and it's hidden in plain sight.<p>In his forthcoming book, <i>Dream Hoarders</i>, Reeves argues that the top 20 percent of Americans — those with six-figure incomes and above — dominate the …

Income Inequality

Five Days of Unrest That Shaped, and Haunted, Newark

NEWARK — The fuse that ignited this city — violent clashes with the police, gunfire, flames from burning buildings — was a rumor. Word spread that a black cabdriver had been killed inside a police precinct house. It was not true — the driver had been arrested and injured.<p>Still, it was enough to …

Associated Press News

Trump defends embattled son, calls Russia controversy a 'witch hunt'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump defended his son Wednesday as being "open, transparent and innocent" during his interview with Fox News and blasted the current Russia controversy as "the greatest witch hunt in political history."<p>The younger Trump is a key player in the controversy over …

History’s Most Misleading Maps

Last spring, a 23-year-old woman was driving her car through the Ontario town of Tobermory. It was unfamiliar territory for her, so she was dutifully …

Big History

What we learn when Cameroonian toddlers ace the marshmallow test of self-control

For more than four decades the marshmallow test has been used to measure an individuals self-control and ability to delay gratification—a personality trait that is likely to yield positive results from the gym to the office.<p>For the first time, a group of researchers have carried out the study …

Self Control