Miranda Excell

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A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

Watch: Sinclair forced its TV stations to air pro-Trump propaganda on family separation

“While some of the concern is real, a lot of it is politically driven by the liberals in politics and the media.”<p>The Sinclair Broadcasting Group — the pro-Trump media conglomerate — is taking over local television. And it’s now using its reach to spread a counternarrative that the media and …

Immigration

U.S. Supreme Court Rules States Can Ask Ecommerce Companies to Collect Sales Tax

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that states can require ecommerce companies to collect sales tax, upending an industry and possibly …

eCommerce

10 Ways to Be Happier

A few years ago, on a morning like any other, I had a sudden realization: I was in danger of wasting my life. As I stared out the rain-spattered …

Happiness

Want to Be Happy and Successful at Work? Stop Doing These 10 Things

Often we're so focused on doing more, when we should be focused on doing less.<p>With a world of advice on how to improve our working lives at our fingertips, it may seem ironic that the most simple things can often derail our productivity and our happiness--both as an employee, and as a leader. And, …

Self-improvement

Framed in mystery: painting tells story of doomed Norfolk family

In the 1660s the Paston family of Norfolk commissioned a Flemish artist to record the treasure they had heaped up in their mansion – a glittering hoard including a globe showing their travels and the far-flung sources of their porcelain and crystal, as well as precious shells and ostrich eggs …

Archaeology

The 'Fixer Upper' fallacy: 9 reasons real estate professionals want you to stop watching HGTV

It’s a four-letter phenomenon that Americans can’t imagine life without. But when HGTV debuted nearly 25 years ago, the idea of turning on the TV and being entertained by a bathroom renovation was ludicrous. Today, however, TV execs see home and garden improvement shows like "Property Brothers," …

Real Estate

Immigrant teens beaten and shackled naked for days at Virginia detention center, lawsuit says

Guards at a Virginia juvenile detention center that holds some young immigrants appear to be determined to re-enact Abu Ghraib, based on federal …

Crime

Trump Aide Stephen Miller, Meet Your Great-Grandfather, Who Flunked His Naturalization Test

A photo of Nison (aka Max) Miller stares out from the screen, sullen and stern, in faded black and white. “Order of Court Denying Petition” is the title of the government form dated “14th November 1932,” to which it is attached, the one in which Miller is applying for naturalization as an American …

Immigration

Corey Lewandowski dropped by speakers bureau after 'womp womp' comment

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been dropped by his speakers bureau after dismissing the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally, CNN has learned.<p>Leading Authorities, Inc., one of Washington …

Donald Trump

One year ago, Trump got rid of a wildly successful immigration program that didn’t lock people up

The administration is pretending it didn't have a choice to separate families.<p>When President Donald Trump conceded defeat Wednesday on his preferred …

Immigration

Trump called out a protester’s man bun. It says a lot about his contempt for women.

A man-bunned protester prompted hair commentary from the president.<p>President Donald Trump, he of the uncategorizable hairstyle, has called out a protester because of the man’s hair.<p>At a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, Wednesday night, Trump’s speech was interrupted by a protester carrying a sign, who …

Donald Trump

How Private Contractors Enable Trump’s Cruelties at the Border

David DayenPrivate-prison groups and several Fortune 500 companies are profiting off “zero-tolerance” enforcement. The post How Private Contractors …

Immigration

American Exceptionalism: Myth or Reality?

Rare is the country that condemns itself. Jingoism is probably the predominate trait that keeps most countries sovereign. That is why, no matter …

Political Science

Trump ends Obama-era policy to protect oceans, created in response to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ended an eight-year-old policy to protect oceans. The policy was created as hundreds of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico from a broken well, covering more than 65,000 square miles, killing untold numbers of wildlife and devastating …

Deepwater Horizon

Suppressed Study: The EPA Underestimated Dangers of Widespread Chemicals

A major environmental health study that had been suppressed by the Trump administration because of the “public relations nightmare” it might cause …

Public Health

The Trump Administration Kept Changing Its Story on Child Separation

Earlier today, President Donald Trump declared that he will be signing an executive order to end forced family separations at the border between the …

Donald Trump

A stunning new study shows that Fox News is more powerful than we ever imagined

It could even be flipping elections.<p>Fox News is, by far, America’s dominant TV news channel; in the second quarter of 2017, Fox posted 2.35 million total viewers in primetime versus 1.64 million for MSNBC and 1.06 million for CNN. Given that Fox was founded by a longtime Republican Party operative …

White House misspells ‘separation’ on immigration executive order

The White House initially misspelled the word "separation" in the executive order President TrumpDonald John TrumpConservatives express concern over …

Donald Trump

Never underestimate the ability of white conservatives to feel sorry for themselves

x<p>Shut up and go away. You mocked a 10-year old with Down syndrome who was ripped from her parents and put in an internment camp. You don't feel bad …

Civil Rights

Kris Kobach is intentionally defying a court’s order to register eligible voters

“I think ‘immediately’ is kind of open to interpretation,” his office said.<p>Two days after a federal judge overturned his documentary …

Government

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

Leadership

Which Foods Are Actually Cheaper to Make Yourself?

“Making your own” is a big part of home cook culture. One’s reasons for wanting to DIY every food thing may vary, but it usually has something to do …

Healthy Eating

Why are Americans so sad?

Suicide rates in the US have increased nearly 30% in less than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 7. These mind-numbing statistics were released the same week two very famous, successful and beloved people committed suicide—Kate Spade, a tremendous entrepreneur, …

Mental Health

This Insomnia Cure Is So Weird, It Just Might Work

The key to getting a good night’s sleep? Don’t think about pink elephants. Nope, this isn't a promo for the new <i>Dumbo</i> movie. It’s a trick that might …

Sleep

New Study Might Explain Why White People Seem So Angry Lately

Have you ever wondered why the alt-right is obsessed with the term “white genocide?” Are you perplexed about the Trump Administration’s obstinate …

Demographics

Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say experts

The builders of Britain’s ancient stone circles like Stonehenge were using Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born, experts have claimed.<p>A new book, Megalith, has re-examined the ancient geometry of Neolithic monuments and concluded they were constructed by …

Greek Philosophy

Here's Stephen Miller's Cell Phone Number, If You Need It

The Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their families has been credited primarily to the strenuous efforts of White …

Donald Trump

Trump administration bans members of Congress from talking to kids in detention centers

The Trump administration really doesn’t want the public knowing what’s going on in its child detention centers. Since members of Congress have put on …

Immigration

Family Separation Is Trump's Immigration Policy. Here's Why He Won't Own It

President Trump and administration officials are walking a fine line on family separation at the border.<p>They argue they don't like the policy, but that their hands are tied — and instead are pointing fingers at Congress to "fix" it.<p>There may be good reason for that — the policy (and it is a Trump …

Immigration