Michael Jesse Quiroz

369 Added | 7 Magazines | 2 Likes | 2 Followers | @MichaelJess7smi | Keep up with Michael Jesse Quiroz on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Michael Jesse Quiroz”

The Government Is Using a No Fly Zone to Suppress Journalism At Standing Rock

Drone journalists are documenting human rights abuses in North Dakota. A no fly zone enacted by the FAA violates the First Amendment, experts say.<p>In recent weeks, videos shot by Native American drone pilots have shown percussion grenades launched from an armored vehicle deep into a crowd of people …

Rights & Freedoms

Want to Stay Married? Science Says Reconsider a Long Commute (Since the Money Isn't Worth It) | Inc.com

Obviously the person you marry makes a huge difference in your happiness. The person you marry also makes a huge difference in your career and earning power -- but possibly not in the way that you might think.<p>And that's why -- at the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious -- maintaining a great …

Commuting

History Teacher Removed From Classroom For Comparing Trump To Hitler

A California high school teacher has been placed on paid leave after drawing comparisons between Adolf Hitler and President-elect Donald Trump in his classroom.<p>History teacher Frank Navarro was asked to leave Mountain View High School midday Thursday after a parent wrote an email to the school …

Donald Trump

Facebook has discriminated against you, and it's not going to stop

Online advertising's been built around the ability to know <i>exactly</i> who you are. Are you a guitar-playing, cat-owning botanist? You'll get served ads …

Computer Science

One brutal chart from the biggest hedge fund in the world explains everything

Working class people from the Rust Belt played a large part in getting Donald Trump elected earlier this week. These same types of people also played a role in voting the UK out of the European Union earlier this year.<p>Trump's campaign targeted people in once-booming manufacturing towns who felt the …

Income Inequality

How to control your light switch from your smartphone?

Usually, when makers decide to convert their houses from ordinary houses to smart ones, they buy some relays to control the lights but this …

Surveillance Self-Defense Against the Trump Administration

On Tuesday, Americans handed the U.S. presidency to a racist, xenophobic, authoritarian, climate science-denying, misogynistic, revenge-obsessed …

Information Systems

The real reason we have an Electoral College: to protect slave states

“In a direct election system, the South would have lost every time.”<p>Every four years, we elect a president in this country, and we do it in a strange way: via the Electoral College. The reasons for the Electoral College are unclear to most people. On the surface, it appears anti-democratic and …

Political Science

On Election Day, the history of fascism matters

In the run-up to the American election, there’s been a lot said about the dangers of demagoguery and nativist politics. Analysts and historians have trotted out various parallels, likening the campaign’s most surprising — and, to some, alarming — candidate, Republican nominee Donald Trump, to …

Political Science

AI isn't coming for our jobs, it's coming for our planet and will one day 'colonise the galaxy'

Jürgen Schmidhuber is painting an image of the future of our Universe. And it’s plain to see, we are neither a real part of it, nor is it our …

Artificial Intelligence

The United Nations heads to North Dakota to investigate possible human rights abuses

There’s no end in sight for the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline.<p>This pipeline is being built to carry crude oil from the Bakken oil field in North Dakota to a refinery near Chicago. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters say the $4 billion oil pipeline threatens its only water …

Rights & Freedoms

My marriage works, and I’m going to tell you why

6 surprising reasons for our success as a couple<p>Lately, I’ve been thinking more and more about a term that’s become popular in reference to …

Relationships

10 Houseplants for a fresher breath of air at home

With the amount of pollution witnessed through release of harmful pollutants from automobiles, factories, etc., some people are wanting to spend most …

Plants

iSKN Slate digitizes your paper doodles in real time using magnets

Earlier this year, I tried out a bunch of digitizing products like Livescribe’s line of Smartpens and the Moleskine smart writing set. Equipped with camera-barrelled pens and special dotted tracking paper, they all worked flawlessly to transcribe my handwriting from paper into digital text, and …

Screen Protector

Twitter Just Shut Down A Police Department’s Very Shady Surveillance Technique

Mass surveillance has been an ongoing issue in America ever since Edward Snowden unveiled PRISM. One of the big problems has been the discovery that law enforcement and intelligence agencies can buy entire databases, or even gather giant mountains of data, from innocent Americans and just hang on …

United Airlines Kicks Passenger Off Plane Because of Marvel Superhero Hat [UPDATE]

A passenger wearing a Black Panther baseball cap has been told to remove the headgear because it—along with a t-shirt with an upside-down American …

10 New Tech Inventions That Will Make You Crazy

10 New Tech Inventions That Will Make You Crazy<p>Here we make a list of 10 new tech inventions that will make you crazy. These are super cool and …

Aristotle Was Right About Mathematics After All

What is mathematics about? We know what biology is about; it’s about living things. Or more exactly, the living aspects of living things – the motion …

Watch: 5 Unnerving Ouija Boards Experiences

Although tales of tragedy caused by a Ouija Board are often dismissed as urban legend, there are some instances where such unfortunate events appear …

Michelle Obama Trolls Trump By Tapping Her Microphone During Epic Takedown

Michelle Obama may have only recently jumped on Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail, but she has already mastered the art of insulting The Orange One Who Must Not Be Named.<p>During a rally for the Democratic presidential nominee in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday, the first lady executed yet …

Donald Trump

The 3 stages of failure in work and life — and how to overcome them

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving success in any field. Anyone who masters their craft will face moments of doubt and somehow find the inner resolve to keep going.<p>If you want to build a …

Motivation

The difference between being rich and poor comes down to luck — but it's more complicated than you might think

They believed, however, that they created their own good luck.<p>I have learned from my research that luck, good or bad, is a major part of success or failure in life.<p>Here's some of the data from my research regarding luck:<p>41% of the self-made millionaires in my study were born into a poor family. …

Self-improvement

We’re Creating A Protein Bubble That’s Going To Destroy The Planet

In the last few years, there’s been increasing pressure on oil and gas investors to consider the math around climate change. Activists have pointed out, reasonably enough, that companies can’t do all the exploration they’re planning if we’re to stay within relatively safe global warming limits.<p>Now …

These Women Artists Are Their Own Damn Muses

<i>Warning: This article contains nudity, prepare your innocent eyes.</i><p>There is a very practical, historical reason why so many women have been drawn to the genre of self-portraiture.<p>Artists with sizable ambitions have long been expected to master rendering the nude human form with accuracy and style. …

Art

How Hostile Poll-Watchers Could Hand Pennsylvania to Trump

The state’s unique rules make it vulnerable to Election Day mischief. In a tight race, that could help Donald Trump.<p>In 2004, hundreds of University of Pittsburgh students waited for hours to vote in the presidential election. The local Democratic Party, alarmed at the bottleneck, handed out pizza …

Government

21 little garden ideas to spruce up your home entrance

You don't need to have a huge front garden in order to enjoy a spectacular home entrance. In fact, some of the smaller and almost non-existent …

Landscaping

Are men naturally creepy? Science finally has an answer

United States researchers have revealed that sex can inspire and increase belief in God, and gives men a greater sense of purpose.<p>There wasn’t any …

6 Lessons Guy Bourdin Has Taught Me About Photography

© Estate of Guy BourdinMy primary passion is “street photography” — yet I find my biggest inspiration for my work comes from photographers who aren’t …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Transform your smartphone into three interesting, unusual and useful gadgets

Your smartphone is a very versatile tool. Here are some interesting, unusual and useful things you can make it do, from fixing your car to diagnosing …

Mount Everest