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Public Schooling Must Discriminate Against Religion; American Education Must Not

We fight about many things in public schools, from what time the day starts to the saltiness of lunches. But few battles are more painful than ones involving closely-held values, or intensely personal attributes such as race or culture. And among such searing conflicts, none are further beyond …

Religion

These are the most and least reliable cars

PREMIUM carmaker BMW makes the least reliable motors, with 192 problems per 100 vehicles found by consumer insight firm J.D. Power.<p>The German …

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

Sorry Bernie Bros But Nordic Countries Are Not Socialist

As the American left embraces a platform that continues to look more and more like a socialist’s dream, it is common for those on the right to counter with the example of Venezuela as the nightmare of socialism in reality. A common response from the left is that socialism (or democratic socialism) …

Middle-class

Democratic Socialism Is Dem Doom

A political novice who calls herself a “democratic socialist” wins an unexpected Democratic Party primary victory, and now political taxonomists are racing to explain just what the term means. Here’s my definition: political hemlock for the Democratic Party.<p>I write, of course, of Alexandria …

Middle-class

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

Valve's Knuckles EV2 controller will let you squeeze objects in games

VR still has some major problems to solve -- like the pesky cord that often tethers you to a PC.<p>But Valve, the company that's working on three full-length VR games (you may also know it from a little thing called Steam), might soon solve the problem of being able to naturally pick up, hold and …

Virtual Reality

People Hate Left Lane Hogs Enough To Make This Tweet Go Viral

Over the weekend, Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Stephen Wheeles tweeted about pulling somebody over for going too slowly in …

The Theranos Scandal: What Happens When You Misunderstand Steve Jobs

We’ve long known that Elizabeth Holmes was in trouble, and last Friday federal prosecutors brought criminal charges against the founder of Theranos for defrauding investors and deceiving patients and doctors. In <i>Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup</i>, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner …

Theranos

My new wife wanted to live with me for free, even though she had $800,000 in the bank—so I asked her to move out

<b>Dear Moneyist,</b><p>My wife and I got married at 63. We are the same age. She was debt free. Her parents bought her everything, forever. She made $30,000 …

Personal Finance

New Evidence of How Romans Would Have Crucified Jesus

The Romans normally tied victims to the cross—but a grave in Italy provides new archaeological evidence that the Biblical account of the Crucifixion …

GM Has a 2 Word Dress Code and It's Actually Brilliant

It used to be 10 pages. Now it's just two words. Here's why they made the change.<p>This story is about three things: dress codes, leadership and common sense.<p>It's about a $62 billion company with roots going back 100 years--the kind of giant, legacy organization you might think would get bogged down …

What to know before you buy vintage-style LED light bulbs

You'll find all sorts of light bulbs in your local lighting aisle, but more and more, we're seeing bulbs that fall under labels like "vintage-style." The pitch for lights like these is pretty simple: new-age LED efficiency paired with old-school incandescent looks, right down to the fake LED …

The best air conditioner

<i>By Liam McCabe</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After six summers of researching, testing, and recommending window air …

Save hundreds of dollars on a custom computer desk—by building it yourself

A surprisingly easy step-by-step guide.<p>After spending countless hours putting together a killer workstation, you have a tricked-out desktop computer, multiple monitors, bangin' speakers, and...a surface that's too tiny to fit it all. Here's how to build your own ergonomic, customized desk that …

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

11 Lessons I Learned in My 20s That Will Prepare Anyone for Success

If I had mastered them sooner, I'd be retired by now.<p><i>What did you do in your 20s that made you successful later? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Ron Rule, CEO at As Seen on TV, on</b> …

This 10-Year-Old Made Herself A Prosthetic Arm That Shoots Glitter

It's called "Project Unicorn"<p>Like a muzzle-loading Minuteman, Jordan Reeves carefully loads each of the barrels of her arm cannon. Power funneled in, she returns any excess sparkles to a secure container, and then mounts her weapon on her left arm. With a knowing grin and an inventor’s glee, Reeves …

John McCain, Donald Trump, and the Parable of the Crab Bucket

We should be clear about this. John McCain haunts the Trump White House, not because of his votes or policy disagreements, but because he represents …

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

The new magnetism of mid-size cities

For many millennials, second cities are becoming their first choice<p>If, 10 years ago, you had asked 28-year-old Sarah Luckett Bhatia if she’d eventually return to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, she “would have laughed in your face.”<p>Even just a few years ago, the prospects of coming home to …

The Defense Department's New Microwave Ray Gun Can Reportedly Stop Any Modern Vehicle

The Defense Department is developing a new non-lethal direct energy weapon that it claims can stop any vehicle without harming its passengers or …

Microwaves

Experts say Tesla has repeated car industry mistakes from the 1980s

GM spent billions on a mostly fruitless attempt to automate carmaking.<p>Production had been halted for much of last week in Tesla's car factory in …

This new Oculus VR game is a cross between James Bond and The Fast and the Furious

From Wilson’s Heart creator Twisted Pixel<p>It’s been some time since we’ve seen a flashy new virtual reality title. But <i>Defector</i>, a new Oculus Rift exclusive from <i>Wilson’s Heart</i> maker Twisted Pixel, is here to remind us that there’s still plenty of exhilarating, over-the-top concepts VR has yet to …

James Bond

How Can You Tell Someone Is Truly a Bad Boss? Look for 1 Sign That Makes Most Employees Cringe

Research has found that these bad bosses fly below the radar undetected. That also makes them very dangerous.<p>If you keep up with my column, you know that I've covered the topic of bad bosses' impact on organizations for years. Most of what I've found and documented centers around toxic management …

Mom Creates Kid-Friendly Way To Learn About Money — And It’s Genius

This mom’s financial lesson to her daughter is completely brilliant<p>Remember when you first started earning a paycheck and had to learn how to budget …

Budgeting

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

The Most Motivating Financial Chart I’ve Ever Seen

While perusing the financial blogosphere on a lazy Sunday, I came across a unique chart called “The Early Retirement Grid.”The grid’s main purpose is …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Employment

Laguna Seca In An F1 Ferrari

This is what 2G in The Corkscrew looks like. It's Bud Moeller driving Rubens Barichello's V10 F2003-GA Ferrari to a 1:11.6 lap around the famous …