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Eating Gluten-Free May Increase Toxic Metal Exposure

Researchers are reporting that people who follow a gluten-free diet may be consuming higher levels of the toxic metals arsenic and mercury.<p>In a …

Make Friends As an Adult By Reconnecting With Acquaintances

Making new friends as an adult is hard. However, you might have more options than you think. If you know some people you haven’t talked to in a …

If you don’t vaccinate your kids, Australia won’t pay for your child care

By Amanda Erickson<p>Reporter<p>In Australia, there used to be widespread agreement that vaccinating children against fatal diseases was a good thing. Kids got shots, and the rate of childhood diseases plummeted.<p>But then things changed. In 1994, a group calling itself the Australian Vaccination Network …

Public Health

Stay sane with these family board games

Tabletop games to weather the collapse of our democracy, or just a long weekend with the kids<p><i>Adam Saltsman is an indie game developer currently working on the turn-based survival game</i> Overland<i>. He and his wife Rebekah also run Finji, the indie game label behind</i> Night In The Woods <i>and other projects.</i> …

A Husband's Perspective: What it’s Like Being Married to Someone with Celiac Disease

Let’s face it, getting diagnosed with an autoimmune disease turns your life upside down. From countless doctor appointments, to days being sick in …

Gluten-Free

7 Things I’ve Learned From Making Pizza Every Sunday

It has recently become my mission to master the art of homemade pizza. Because if I’m going to be known for being really good at making something, …

What Life Was Like Before Roe v. Wade in 7 Books

In 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided in <i>Roe</i> v. <i>Wade</i> that a woman’s right to privacy was “broad enough to encompass the right to terminate her pregnancy.”<p>On February 10, Tom Price was confirmed as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price, an orthopedic doctor, is …

Read These 16 Powerful, Important Books Written By Immigrant Authors

Stories of humanity that have come from all over the world.<p>For the moment, justice has put a hold on Donald Trump's executive order preventing people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from entering the United States. That this order showed prejudice and unwarranted fear of outsiders …

Trump’s lies are not the problem. It’s the millions who swallow them who really matter | Nick Cohen

As the alt-right continues to set the agenda in global politics at a frightening pace, has the world reverted to a 20th-century era of totalitarianism?<p>Compulsive liars shouldn’t frighten you. They can harm no one, if no one listens to them. Compulsive believers, on the other hand: they should …

Trump Voters Stand to Suffer Most From Obamacare Repeal and a Trade War

Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters are likely to be hit the hardest if he makes good on his promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and embark on trade wars with China and Mexico.<p>“I think you’re going to get a disproportionate impact on people who supported Donald Trump but maybe don’t …

Trump’s moral blind spot

OF ALL the strangely accommodating remarks President Trump has made about Russian President Vladimir Putin, none is quite so startling and pernicious as his suggestion that the United States is morally equivalent to a ruthless regime whose critics keep getting murdered. For all its flaws, the …

What does it mean to be a good man? Redefining masculinity in the age of Donald Trump

What does it mean to be a good man? The election of US president Donald Trump, and his subsequent inauguration, has led many of us to worry about the example that he is setting for boys and young men now coming of age in America. Trump’s style of leadership—bullying, narcissistic, violent, and …

Donald Trump

Packing away the Legos and, with them, a piece of my son’s childhood

By Kerry Egan<p>When my son exploded down the stairs and into the kitchen, in his typical 12-year-old way on a rain-soaked Saturday afternoon, my husband stopped him before he could run into the den.<p>“Maybe you should mention to Mom? What you’re doing upstairs?” my husband said. They exchanged …

The March for Science isn’t partisan or anti-Trump—it’s pro-facts

First came the Women’s March. Now comes the March for Science. Given the ongoing protests sweeping the US, one might assume that scientists are organizing to voice their general disagreement with Donald Trump’s policies—or perhaps that they simply want to protect their grants and jobs from federal …

Donald Trump

NASA Creates Origami Space Radiator

The ancient art of paper folding combined with advanced materials makes for great heat dissipation.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Review: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Will Make You Rethink Race

A few weeks ago, in reaction to something we had written about blackness and whiteness in recent movies, my colleague Manohla Dargis and I received a note from a reader. “Since when is everything about race?” he wanted to know. Perhaps it was a rhetorical question.<p>A flippant — though by no means …

The Original Girl Scout Cookie Recipe from 1922 Is Amazingly Simple

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first Girl Scout Cookie sale, we’re sharing the original Girl Scout Cookie recipe from 1922!<p>The first cookie …

Dessert

Holy Crap, This Map Of Trump’s Business Network Is Terrifying

Where to begin?<p>Trump has an extraordinary number of business ties. But just how complex is his network–and how big are the potential conflicts of interest? In a word: Yuuuge!<p>Designer Kim Albrecht created two visualizations that map Trump’s network from a macro and micro perspective. They’re based …

Teaching Why Facts Still Matter

When politicians and thought leaders can’t or won’t agree on a basic set of facts, how can we motivate students for the noble pursuit of truth and …

Teaching

America’s white working class is nothing like the stereotypes we’ve been told. Trust me, I’m part of it

The 2016 election saw the creation of many different narratives, including the idea that the white working class is some sort of mythical, salt-of-the-earth, oppressed group that hails mostly from the countryside and believes America has left it behind. Factually inaccurate and personally …

Income Inequality

7 Exceptional Books to Read in Times of Grief

<b>FICTION</b><p>Lynne Sharon Schwartz<p>A satisfyingly sprawling tome about a married pair of New York City artists whose children die in a bus accident, Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s <i>Disturbances in the Field</i> captures the unhappy specificity of grief with a cultural stenographer’s unflinching eye – and wonderful …

Why children need to know their family history

I’ve been inspired by research that suggests knowing the intimate facts of our family histories makes us more healthy emotionally<p>One day, my youngest daughter announced she was a Chelsea fan. It was a difficult day for her father, a life-long Man United supporter. “You can’t do that,” he whispered, …

The revision strategies of 12 different writers are revealing and totally fascinating

As you read this, I will have pulled off a miraculous accomplishment: escapingwinter. I will be sitting on a tropical beach, gently caressed by sunlight and ocean breezes, reading as many galleys as I can fit into my carry-on.<p>For you, gentle reader, whether you’re trapped in snowy January weather …

Books

How Will This Knit Up?

Blast off to Mars without leaving the comfort of your home. High adventure contained in a ball of yarn.The post How Will This Knit Up? appeared first …

Knitting

How to Determine If Solar Panels Make Sense for You

Channel your inner Elon Musk.<p>Solar panels are quickly becoming one of the most popular options for green energy. Even Tesla, headed by Silicon Valley guru Elon Musk, has started marketing solar panels for the home. Musk has even gone so far as to power an entire island to show how efficient his new …

A Christmas Letter To Parents, From A Kid Who Doesn't Have Any

Your kids aren't going to remember what you get them for Christmas. They're just not.<p>At least I don't.<p>My mother died when I was a teen, my dad when I …

We Finally Know the Immense Weight of Humanity's Footprint

It should be obvious to everyone at this point that humans are having an enormous impact on the planet. But how much, exactly, does our collective …

These Adidas shoes are biodegradable

These Adidas kicks are woven from Biosteel fiber, a material designed to replicate spider silk that was developed by a German biotech company. The material is lighter than other synthetic materials and is quite strong. It’s also, perhaps most notably, 100 percent naturally biodegradable.<p>Fittingly …

‘There’s no plan B’: climate change scientists fear consequence of Trump victory

Activists and scientists at UN climate talks in Marrakech now fear a change in US policy<p>As news of Donald Trump’s victory reached Marrakech on Wednesday, the many thousands of diplomats, activists, youth and business groups gathered in the city for the UN’s annual climate conference were left in …