Nicole Marie Van Dermay

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Not just the headliners: Here are some of the moments we'll remember from Wednesday's DNC

Wednesday night featured some of the heavy hitters of the Democratic National Convention lineup: President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton's running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, all spoke.<p>Earlier in the evening, the focus was on climate change, LGBT issues and gun control. Here are …

Democratic National Convention

Whether Ivanka or Chelsea, America’s next first daughter will hold unusual power

By Joshua Kendall<p>When Chelsea Clinton takes the stage on Thursday night to introduce her mother, she faces a tall order. The once and perhaps future first daughter will be in direct competition with longtime friend Ivanka Trump, who emerged as the star of last week’s Republican convention. Even …

15 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library being just a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week. You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p>Here are 15 documentaries …

Entertainment

This FBI Hostage Negotiation Tactic Makes You a Better Leader

Before getting to yes, strive for “that’s right.”<p>As a strategic messaging and positioning consultant, I preside over lots of contentious meetings. …

Clinton Makes History, Clearing Multiple Hurdles At Philly Convention

When all was said and done, Team Hillary had to be pretty happy. Their four nights in Philadelphia turned out better than almost anyone expected.<p>Thursday night featured an orchestrated symphony of praise for Hillary Clinton and a precision-bombing of her opponent, Donald Trump.<p>Clinton's own remarks …

Brainstorming Is Dumb

Studies show it produces fewer good ideas than when people think on their own. Thankfully, there’s a better way to work in groups.<p>If you work in an office, your boss has probably forced you into a brainstorming session or two (or 12). Brainstorming, after all, is supposedly a killer way to come up …

Seven Questions about Technology You Aren’t Even Allowed to Ask - MIT Technology Review

What technologies and questions about technology are just too hot to handle?<p>According to researchers presenting at “Forbidden Research,” a conference …

National Security Agency (NSA)

‘How’s Amanda?’: A story of truth, lies and an American addiction

Published on July 23, 2016<p><b>FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.</b><p>She had already made it through one last night alone under the freeway bridge, through the vomiting and shakes of withdrawal, through cravings so intense she’d scraped a bathroom floor searching for leftover traces of heroin. It had now been 12 days …

The Gucci wife and the hitman: fashion's darkest tale

When Patrizia Reggiani married Maurizio Gucci, they became one of Italy’s first celebrity power couples. But then he left her – and she had him murdered. Abigail Haworth unpicks an incredible tale of glamour, sex, betrayal, death and prison in the dizzying world of high fashion<p>Two years ago, not …

The neuroscience of “cool”

In the early 2000s, a major shift happened in the way people dress. Flared and baggy jeans began to give way to a skinny, low-slung version, and by the end of the decade, it seemed everyone—including men<i>—</i>were squeezing into jeans so tight that doctors began issuing health warnings. Now skinny is …

Clothing

Did Trump go too far?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's criticism about the Muslim parents of a slain American soldier has generated -- once again -- a backlash within his own party.<p>Just 100 days from the election, Trump has responded in his standard fashion -- dig in, claim he's being treated unfairly and attack …

Donald Trump

How Exhaustion Became a Status Symbol

Exhaustion is a vague and forgiving concept. Celebrities say they’re suffering from it when they go to rehab and don’t want to admit to depression or …

What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work

Creating a positive work environment sounds like a noble aspiration for both businesses and the people who work for them. No one ever says that they want to work in a negative environment, after all, or even in a blasé one. And yet, in late April, the National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling …

Psychology

Congress’s four female combat veterans are speaking up on military issues

By Karoun Demirjian<p>, Congressional reporter<p>There are now four female combat veterans in Congress.<p>And they have something to say about the changing face of the Armed Forces, which is officially open to women joining combat units across the board.<p>They are a diverse group: Rep. Tammy Duckworth …

Military

Why There Is No Science in Your Salary

A look at how one company has aimed for more logic in its pay structure<p>Here is the truth about your salary: When it comes to pay, most companies are making things up as they go.<p>Only 38% of employers have a formal compensation structure or philosophy guiding their pay decisions, according to …

Employment

6 Short Story Books to Read This Summer

Remember View-Masters? A once-popular line of stereoscopes, still around today, that came with a thin cardboard disk containing seven photos on film that circulated through a reel. Each time you pressed the button you were shown a new photograph, a new setting, a new story. That’s what short story …

Donald Trump's strange campaign gets stranger

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is testing just how far he can push his unconventional campaign without wrecking it.<p>The Republican nominee shattered traditional political boundaries Tuesday when he told The Washington Post he isn't backing House Speaker Paul Ryan or Sen. John McCain as they face …

Donald Trump

This Smithsonian scientist’s death was a mystery; 150 years later, his skeleton helped solve it

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>The last anyone heard of Robert Kennicott was his cheerful hum as he strolled into the Alaskan wilderness early on the morning of May 13, 1866.<p>It was good to hear the scientist sing. It had been a long and punishing winter at Fort Nulato, where Kennicott's expedition to map …

Smithsonian

Figure Out the Leadership Style That Fits Who You Are

We all want to be part of a great success story. To run, start, or play a senior role in a company that wins big or changes the course of its industry. To launch a brand that dazzles customers and dominates its markets. To be the kind of executive or entrepreneur who creates jobs, generates wealth, …

How “Mr. Robot” Is Going To Reveal The Storytelling Possibilities Of Virtual Reality

Series creator Sam Esmail ensured the Mr. Robot VR Experience‘s authenticity. One of the tech gurus behind it talks about the collaboration.<p>“You can look away,” the narrator of the <i>Mr. Robot VR Experience</i> tells you, the viewer, just before things get awkward. And of course, you <i>can</i> look away. You can …

How Do Our Brains Process Another Person's Gaze?

<i>How do we know when someone is looking at us? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist, on Quora.</b><p>There are several things going on when you see someone …

Quora

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Bloodline

Published on August 5, 2016<p>He’s the son of Osama bin Laden’s bombmaker. Then ISIS wanted him as one of their own.<p>He was still a teenager when he wandered into one of the buildings at the dusty hilltop complex, looking for the cages where rabbits were kept. Inside, he found a crudely equipped …

Look At These Photos Of Life Two Years After An ISIS Massacre

It's been two years since the Sinjar massacre in Iraq and the Yazidi community is still trying to move forward.<p>When ISIS captured the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq two years ago, thousands of people from the Yazidi community were trapped, including some 25,000 children. Thousands of men were …

Lizzie Borden: Why a 19th Century Axe Murder Still Fascinates Us

It didn’t take long after Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother for the public to start obsessing over the case. Newspaper …

​Women and Weed: The Re-Emergence of Female Cannabis Culture

Men have completely dominated weed culture for years, but thanks to the internet and changing legislation, women are finally taking centre stage.<p>Having spent a large amount of my youth at a Church of England all girls' school, I had decided drugs were evil. Take one toke on a spliff and it would be …

As Of Today, The World Has Used A Year's Worth Of Resources

Earth Overshoot Day<p>Our reserves are being depleted faster than they can be built back up.<p>Today, according to the environmental think tank the Global Footprint Network, is Earth Overshoot Day the day that we've used up as many natural resources as we can replenish in a single year.<p>In the video …

Growing Up Trump: Ivanka Trump Tells All

Ivanka Trump on family, feminism, and her father's controversial bid for the White House.<p>She is standing like a statue, a magnificent statue, in a Carolina Herrera gown, with a baby on one shoulder and a cell phone on the other. Cooing to her five-month-old son, Theodore, one minute and barking …

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12 Women With Perfect Responses for Why They Don't Have Kids

In a classic <i>Seinfeld</i> episode, Elaine sits surrounded by friends with kids as they accost her with the now-infamous line: "You gotta have a baby!" We …