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Three common arguments for preserving the Electoral College – and why they’re wrong

How did we get here, and how do we democratize presidential elections?<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>In November 2000, newly elected New York Senator Hillary Clinton promised that when she took office in 2001, she would introduce a …

Government

When It’s Worth Having a Meeting Before Your Meeting

Imagine the following scenario. You’re a division president of a Fortune 500 company and you’ve been tapped to run a crucial new initiative. The executive committee has targeted Southeast Asia as a new market for your company, and you’re tasked with reorienting the strategic focus of your division. …

Management

Sow hardy annuals now for a colourful display next year

Sowing in autumn gives poppies, corn marigolds, cornflowers and other hardy annuals a head start<p>I’ve been looking out of our lounge window onto a singed hay meadow all summer, which would be fine if we lived opposite a farm. But what I’m gazing at, rather downheartedly, is my attempt at creating an …

Gardening

I helped create a climate of fear in the new age of terrorism, and I’m sorry

My daughter, in college, will now have to clean up the mess my generation helped create.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i> <br>I recently sent my last kid off for her senior year of college. There are rituals to such moments, and because dad-confessions are not among them, I just carried …

World Trade Center

The end of American democracy could be weeks away

Humans have an uncanny ability to deny the obvious, even when the obvious is an existential threat. In the case of the 2016 election, we are looking …

Deer Proof Raised Garden Bed

This step by step diy project is about rustic <b>deer proof raised garden plans plans</b>. If you want to grow your own vegetables but you have trouble with …

An Anniversary of Shame

Fifteen years after 9/11, we're still entangled in the bad decisions America made following the disaster. But some in the CIA say the whole thing could have been over in six months.<p>Fifteen years ago, Americans given a glimpse of the future wouldn’t have been surprised to learn that the nation was …

Political Science
Donald Trump
Mad Max

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Metabolism in Mind: New Insights into the "Gut–Brain Axis" Spur Commercial Efforts to Target It

What if controlling the appetite were as easy as flipping a switch? It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but Jeffrey Friedman of Rockefeller …

Neuroscience

The appeal of Donald Trump

THE church billboards in the mountains of middle Tennessee give a fair sense of the region’s politics. Lately they have expressed support for the …

Political Science

Netflix's newest hit show was rejected at least 15 times by other networks — here's why that's important

But it wasn't always clear that it was going to be a success, according to its creators, Matt and Ross Duffer.<p>The show, a supernatural thriller filled with '80s nostalgia, wasn't a concept that networks immediately "got." In fact, Matt told Rolling Stone that "Stranger Things" had been rejected 15 …

TV

Ancient Egyptian History

HOME / Table of Contents = Civilizations - Cultures - Areas - Regions - Prehistory <br>Other Archaeological Sites / The Neolithic of the Levant (500 Page …

Ancient History

12 lingering questions we have after watching the first season of Stranger Things

We really dug the first season of Netflix’s show <i>Stranger Things</i>. It’s a great mix of nostalgia for the films of the 1980s and a great story about a town getting to the bottom of a strange disappearance of a local boy. Like any good show, it left us wanting a bit more, and left us some questions to …

TV
Donald Trump

Six science fiction novels you should be reading

There’s no better place to catch up with the best in recent science fiction than the shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Selected from more …

How neuroscience can help us understand — and address — police racial profiling

Before they can begin to counteract implicit bias, law enforcement officers must first be aware of its existence<p>The deliberate murders of white police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas are terrible acts of lawless revenge for earlier shootings of apparently innocent black people during routine …

Law Enforcement

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

Psychology

Donald Trump Completes Takeover of Republican Party Shell

Christopher Morris—VII for TIME<p>Christopher Morris—VII for TIME<p>Landon Nordeman for TIME<p>Landon Nordeman for TIME<p>Landon Nordeman for TIME<p>Christopher …

Government

In Cleveland, sea of white reflects GOP's math problem

After Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election, Republican Party heavyweights uniformly agreed that white voters alone do not hold the keys to winning the White House.<p>Yet in 2016, another overwhelmingly white gathering of Republican convention delegates — the makeup clear on television …

Government

Ted Cruz Didn't Endorse Trump At Trump's Own Convention

CLEVELAND ― Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) saw his big moment at the Republican National Convention drowned out by thunderous boos on Wednesday night as he notably declined to endorse his former foe Donald Trump for president.<p>The speech had started with a diametrically different tone. Cruz came out to a …

8 common traits of highly intelligent people

Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with.<p>We pulled eight of the most intriguing Quora responses and explained the science behind them — and let's just say that we feel a lot …

Psychology

27 Goodest Tweets We Scrolled Past This Week #43

This week’s tweets will at least make you feel SOMETHING.<p>I like to sit on my hand until it goes numb so it feels like someone else is liking my …

Silicon Valley (TV Series)

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on How Our Minds Obscure Our Bodies

“Sometimes we use our minds not to discover facts, but to hide them.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James asserted in his pioneering 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. <i>“What we say and do often hides motives that we keep from others and even from</i> …

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …