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Severe Inequality Is Incompatible With the American Dream

Why extreme wealth makes it hard for people to do better than their parents did<p>The numbers are sobering: People born in the 1940s had a 92 percent chance of earning more than their parents did at age 30. For people born in the 1980s, by contrast, the chances were just 50-50.<p>The finding comes from a …

Economics

‘Hidden Figures’: The Movie Trump’s America Needs to See

A spotlight on the three black women who did the math that put Americans in space, Hidden Figures tackles race, equity, opportunity, and acceptance …

Donald Trump’s winner-takes-all wasteland: America will never be “great” if we continue to worship the hustle

When he went to kiss Donald Trump’s ring, Mitt Romney’s eyes reflected America’s compromised soul<p>The footage of Mitt Romney speaking to reporters after his recent dinner with Donald Trump is horrific. During the presidential primary, Romney gave an impressive address to Republicans warning against …

The Brain Tech to Merge Humans and AI Is Already Being Developed

Are you scared of artificial intelligence (AI)? Do you believe the warnings from folks like Prof. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others? Is AI the …

Impact of Chicago's violence on girls in toughest neighborhoods often overlooked

Her 3-inch-thick court file reveals a dark and violent world the teen is navigating: multiple arrests and stays in the juvenile detention center, repeated violations while free on electronic monitoring.<p>The girl was sexually abused. She has experienced violence in her own relationships, suffers from …

Bipartisan Anger Grows Over Russian Interference Into U.S. Election

Republican and Democratic senators say it must not become a "partisan issue."<p>WASHINGTON ― A growing number of senators on both sides of the aisle are calling for investigations into Russian involvement in the U.S. election process.<p>“I think we need to get to the bottom of it,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) …

Media, morality and the neighbor’s cow: When did Ayn Rand become the Republican Party’s bible?

The value-neutral media “ideal” has left us with a society drained of kindness and mutual responsibility<p><i>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.</i><p>If you have any doubts that the phenomenon of Donald Trump was a long time a’coming, you have only to read a piece that Gore Vidal wrote for …

What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety And Depression At The Same Time

<i>YourTango writer Rebecca Jane Stokes shares what it feels like to have both anxiety and depression.</i><p>Anxiety and depression are two mental illnesses …

Work Stress

Megyn Kelly Missed an Opportunity to Help Women

Propelled by salacious details about Roger Ailes’ unwanted advances and her bruising contretemps with now President-elect Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly’s …

Megyn Kelly

Experimental SkinGun heals burns using stem cells

<b>(CNN) —</b> An experimental technology offers new hope to patients who have suffered a severe burn.<p>The product, from New York biotech firm RenovaCare, is rooted in cutting-edge stem cell research. The CellMist System harvests a patient's stem cells from a small area of unwounded skin (usually one …

Medicine

Everything you were afraid to ask about white nationalism’s new place in American politics

These hate groups’ names are becoming household terms.<p>Merriam-Webster’s 2016 word of the year might be fascism. For betting types making early 2017 predictions, “white nationalism” would not be a bad guess. Along with “white supremacy” and the newer phrase “alternative right,” or alt-right, it’s …

Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear

<i>Summary: A new study reports the rhythm of your breathing can influence neural activity that enhances memory recall and emotional judgement.</i><p>Source: …

This type of exercise may guard against dementia

Working out is good for you in more ways than we can count, but a new study may have uncovered a new perk for people with memory problems.<p>Researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine found that aerobic exercise appears to boost thinking skills and brain volume in adults diagnosed with mild …

TET Proteins Drive Early Neurogenesis

<i>Summary: A new study examines the role TET proteins play in neurogenesis and embryogenesis.</i><p>Source: La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.<p><b>The</b> …

Neuroscience

Jill Stein: US election recount is vital to reform our broken voting system

Rebecca Solnit, who has written passionately about the recount, interviews Stein about getting an accurate count and ending systematic violation of voting rights<p>The election didn’t end on 8 November, it just morphed into a crisis whose resolution is not in sight. Hillary Clinton’s campaign was …

Government

Strobe lighting provides a flicker of hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s

Exposure to flashing lights stimulates brain’s immune cells to clean up toxic proteins causing the disease, study finds<p>Strobe lighting has been shown to reduce levels of the toxic proteins seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in findings that raise the tantalising possibility of future non-invasive …

The Best Foods to Beat Depression

It probably won’t surprise you to hear that I’m not a fan of psychiatry. Psychiatric drugs are some of the most over-prescribed, useless, and even …

Barack Obama Says He 'Absolutely' Faced Racism In Office

"Attitudes about my presidency among whites in northern states are very different from whites in southern states," the president said Wednesday.<p>President Barack Obama opened up about racism he faced throughout his presidency in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Wednesday.<p>“Are there folks …

Doctors can now sift bacteria from your blood using magnets

Sepsis, or blood poisoning, is no joke. More than half the people who contract the condition end up in the morgue. The conventional treatment involve the liberal application of antibiotics at the first sign of infection, though as we discovered on an American pig farm Wednesday, even our best meds …

License to kill: Can any amount of evidence convict a white cop who shoots a black man?

<b>(Getty/Grace Beahm-Pool)</b><p>Clear video evidence in the Walter Scott shooting wasn’t enough; for black Americans this travesty is nothing new<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>December 8, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>Americans of a certain age have most likely heard some version of the following story. Somewhere in the South, two …

Justice

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

One of the fundamental ways scientists measure the well-being of a nation is tracking the rate at which its citizens die and how long they can be expected to live.<p>So the news out of the federal government Thursday is disturbing: The overall U.S. death rate has increased for the first time in a …

Minnesota mom sues transgender child over transition without her consent

A Minnesota mother is suing her teenage child for transitioning from male to female without her permission.<p>Anmarie Calgaro is also suing the 17-year-old's doctors and public health and school officials in the lawsuit filed in Minneapolis federal court Wednesday.<p>Calgaro says in the lawsuit that her …

It's the Economic Inequality, Stupid! The Gaping Wound that led to Trump's Win

The people didn't ask for Donald Trump, they asked for change and settled for Trump. It was the change Obama had promised eight years ago. While Trump fired up some pre-existing xenophobic elements of the Republican base, what delivered him the victory that eluded his Republican predecessors was an …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

Learning

​Orwell: The surveillance game that puts you in Big Brother's shoes

"Big Brother has arrived -- and it's you."<p>As CNET's resident privacy nark, I didn't need much convincing to play a game all about social engineering and online surveillance.<p>But when I stepped into my role as a new recruit for the fictional Orwell internet surveillance program, I didn't expect to …

Surveillance

The Minute - Obama calls Trump ‘pragmatic’

1 A blank slate<p>In his first press conference since the election, Barack Obama said he thought Donald Trump would come into office with “fewer set, hard-and-fast policy prescriptions” than most.<p>'That can serve him'<p>I don’t think he is ideological. I think ultimately he is pragmatic in that way, and …

Depression Worsening in Teens, Especially Girls

More and more teens say they’ve had serious depression, researchers reported Monday. But more are not being treated for it.<p>The troubling trend suggests doctors are afraid to ask about and treat depression, which is a major cause of suicide, the researchers said.<p>And they say it’s important to find …