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Amazon has a great perk for Prime members who love to read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon Prime comes with a lot of perks— among which are notably free two-day shipping on all purchases and access to services like …

Shopping

Think You Drink Too Much Coffee? Science Says You Should Probably Drink More, Not Less

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Where Do You Start Your Short Story?

This is month three of the Short Story Challenge. You should all be busy with your third story now. I am loving the stories that have been posted for …

Creative Writing

Just how big is the podcast discovery gap?

For anyone who has a podcast, getting listeners is the toughest part. Most of us find ourselves digging in to try to make the best content possible, …

MediaShift Podcast #225: Trump Wants to Kill Big Bird; DOJ Indicts Russian Hackers of Yahoo; Dot Connector Studio’s Jessica Clark

In the news this week, President Trump’s first budget strips funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could be devastating for …

Journalism

How to enable automatic downloads for your favorite podcasts

Podcasts, especially our very own shows of course, are great. They can be the perfect medium to shorten car journeys or just keep your brain engaged …

Podcasting

Podcasts Are the New Xanax

“I could take a bath in Paris while listening to someone in Los Angeles complain about her dating life.”<p>I’m not an early adopter. I’ll only start wearing new styles of clothing once they’re practically out of date, and I won’t move into a neighborhood until it’s fully saturated with upscale coffee …

Study: The Podcast Market Is Growing But Still Has a One Big Problem

Infinite Dial’s annual report, widely considered the most essential one for the market, has released new data on the podcasting industry just the …

'Missing Richard Simmons' stirs questions about ethics of mystery podcasts

The <i>Missing Richard Simmons</i> podcast has definitely captivated listeners, topping the charts for downloads this year.<p>It's a serialized mystery podcast, …

SXSW Shines a Spotlight on the Explosive Growth of Podcasting

By TODD NEVINS Special contribution to Silicon Hills News SXSW Interactive was packed full of sessions and panels on the exponential growth of the …

Media Industry

Podcast: Talking March Madness and who will be Indiana's next head coach

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander preview every NCAA Tournament game on Saturday's schedule<p><b>Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament</b> …

College Basketball

How 'Up and Vanished' Podcast Helped Solve Cold Murder Case

Payne Lindsey decided to make a podcast from the coldest case he could find – and now two arrests have finally been made in a 12-year-old murder<p>Late …

Crime

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

The resistance is all in your head: 6 ways to fight Trump brain rot

<b>(Getty/Jim Lo Scalzo/monkeybusinessimages/Salon)</b><p>Political opposition to Trumpism requires us to be at our cognitive best. Here are 6 ways to prepare your mind<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>March 4, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>In an appendix to George Orwell’s dystopian novel "1984," he described “The Principles of …

Cards Against Humanity

The truth about Obama’s economic legacy and Trump’s inheritance

President Obama left his successor a strong foundation on which to build real economic prosperity<p>President Donald Trump has been trashing the economy and his predecessor’s legacy lately.<p>For example, in his free-wheeling Feb. 16 press conference, Trump said he “inherited a mess” from President …

‘With Such a People You Can Then Do What You Please’

Trump’s attacks on the free press don’t just threaten the media—they undermine the public’s capacity to think, act, and defend democracy.<p>Are Donald Trump’s latest attacks on the press really that bad? Are they that out-of-the-ordinary, given the famous record of complaints nearly all his …

A Major Surge in Atmospheric Warming Is Probably Coming in the Next Five Years

The oceans have been absorbing the lion's share of global warming in recent years, sparing land dwellers the worst of the heat. That's about to change.<p>Forget the so-called 'pause' in global warming—new research says we might be in for an era of deeply accelerated heating.<p>While the rate of …

What's behind President Trump's angry tweets that President Obama tapped his phones

Early Saturday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that he “just found out” that former President Barack Obama “had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower” just before the election. Trump then claimed his “phones” specifically were tapped by Obama “in October” and added, “This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad …

White House says Trump's Sweden comment referred to 'rising crime'

The White House has said Donald Trump was speaking about general “rising crime” when he seemed to describe a non-existent terror attack in Sweden on Saturday night, as the president defended his ideas about banning refugees and travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.<p>Sweden is often …

Donald Trump

McCain steps up Trump criticism

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Now that he has returned to the Senate for another six years, Sen. John McCain is back to being a president's biggest headache on Capitol Hill.<p>The Arizona Republican bashed President Donald Trump's White House as an "administration in disarray" while attending a security …

Donald Trump

Want To Know What Your Brain Does When It Hears A Question?

Questions hijack the brain. The moment you hear one, you literally can’t think of anything else. And that can be a powerful tool.<p>What color is your house?<p>After reading that question, what were you thinking about? The obvious answer is the color of your house. Though this exercise may seem ordinary, …

I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.

<b>Clarification:</b> This column should have included a disclosure of donations made by author Edward Price in support of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. In August, Price gave a total of $5,000 to the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party.<p><i>Edward Price worked at the CIA from 2006</i> …

Donald Trump

National Security Council spokesman quits CIA, writes scathing editorial in Washington Post

<b>(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Edward Price worked loyally for Bush and Obama, but Trump has been too troubling<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 21, 2017 12:39pm (UTC)<p>Edward Price, who has worked for the CIA since 2006 and until recently served as spokesman for the National Security Council, is leaving because he was …

Donald Trump

The Power of Movies to Change Our Hearts

When I was a child in Georgia, my mother would say, “drink some water now,” and “use the bathroom before we go,” so that when we got downtown, we would not have to drink from the water fountain for colored people, or use the segregated restroom.<p>Recently, when I saw “Hidden Figures,” a remarkable …

Black History

Trump’s entire campaign was a bait-and-switch: Washington’s a mess, and it’s all the president’s fault

Trump’s showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory<p>Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager who’d whip the government into shape.<p>But he’s showing himself to be …