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Senate close to votes on gun-control measures but no bipartisan agreement in sight

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a series of competing gun-control measures that will highlight the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should respond to mass shootings.<p>All are likely to fail as the two parties largely retreat to their respective corners on …

Gun Control

Parents have been spanking children for millennia. 50 years of scientific evidence says they were wrong.

For 20 years, developmental psychologist Elizabeth Gershoff has been chasing a question: Does spanking actually do a child any good?<p>"As far [back] as we have written records, people have been hitting children," Gershoff tells me. Today, spanking — hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — …

Behavioral Sciences

Campuses are places for open minds – not where debate is closed down | Jonathan Haidt

Increasingly on US and UK campuses young people are demanding a censorship that shuts down argument in a dangerous way<p>Last month, in the early hours, an act of traumatising racist violence occurred on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Students woke up to find that someone had …

Psychology

What believing in God does to your brain

Humans suppress areas of the brain used for analytical thinking and engage the parts responsible for empathy in order to believe in god, research …

Are All Empires Bad?

Arguments over how we remember the past will not be resolved by simplistic slogans or knocking down statues.<p>Rhodes must fall. Churchill must fall. …

If We Lived In A Truly Christian Nation, Donald Trump Would Not Be Winning

On Wednesday night, the front runner for the Republican nomination for president, an alleged adult man, tweeted an unflattering picture of his opponent’s wife and insinuated that his own wife is hotter.<p>For the record, Donald Trump’s current wife — a woman 25 years his junior who used to take her …

9 most interesting moments of the Democratic debate

Things were bound to get tense, and they did, quickly.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders walked into Sunday night’s debate in Flint after weekend victories that kept his candidacy alive. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, was eager to look ahead to the Michigan primary, where she will likely extend her delegate lead. In …

Government

A pause in the shouting: Obama, critics connect at CNN's town hall on guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> A president who has vowed to politicize gun control and critics who believe he's determined to confiscate their weapons came face-to-face Thursday in a rare respectful and reasoned interlude in one of America's most poisoned political debates.<p>For once, the nation's bitter, polarized …

2015: The year in gaffes

2015: The year in gaffes<p>As 2015 draws to a close, FoxNews.com looks at some of the biggest political gaffes of the year from both sides of the aisle.<p>http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox News<p>http://www.foxnews.com/<p>Obama says ISIS is 'contained'<p>In an interview that aired the same day as the Paris terror …

Universal basic income could arrive in Europe faster than you think

The theory behind a basic income scheme is that the government largely abolishes the costly, complicated, bureaucratic welfare state, where payments and transfers are based on status, personal circumstances, or the qualifications of the applicant. Then the pot of welfare money is simply divided …

The Simple Visual Test That Might Predict Political Views

The difference between conservative and liberal ideology could be as simple as noting the difference between a triangle and a vaguely triangle-like …

Jeremy Thorpe

This Woman Is Going Viral for Canceling Her Wedding on Facebook — but Not for the Reason You'd Expect

"Please don't use my post for personalized humiliation, instead use it against our social norms."<p>Remya Ramachandran, a woman from Thrissur, India, canceled her wedding Dec. 3. The groom's family had asked for a dowry and she wasn't comfortable with the entire exchange, she explained in a now-viral …

Atheists’ Santa billboard urges nation to ‘skip church’ in ongoing ‘War on Christmas’

It’s bad enough that Santa Claus — that gift-bearing funmeister with a little round belly that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly — goes about every December distracting children from the fact that Christmas is supposed to be about the birth of Jesus Christ. But now, atheists — or, at …

School District Tried to ‘Censor’ Christmas — and Here’s How This Law Firm Is Responding

A conservative legal firm fired off a letter to a New Hampshire public school district after the superintendent decided that the term “Christmas tree” needed to be changed to “holiday tree” on fliers advertising a local tree lighting ceremony.<p>The Alliance Defending Freedom’s letter to New Hampshire …

Today's feminists are so out of touch with how most women live, they might as well be on another planet

I'm not saying there isn't further to go for women's equality, but a lot of the key feminist cause celebres are issues for everyone<p>I had to break some terrible news to my young daughter this morning.<p>At the tender age of nine, I knew that what I was going to tell her would shake her world to the …

13 Insanely Easy Three-Ingredient Desserts

Never let them see you sweat: Holiday edition.

How to Make an Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake for the Holidays

We all know about rainbow cakes, but have you ever seen one created just for the holidays? This red and green version is not just dyed festive colors — it’s inspired by the classic Italian rainbow cookie! Bringing the tradition of sharing Christmas cookies and impressive, colorful cakes together, …

For Women, Income Inequality Continues Into Retirement

Poverty does not treat men and women equally, especially in old age. Women 65 years old and older who are living in poverty outnumber men in those circumstances by more than 2 to 1. And these women are likely to face the greatest deprivation as they become older and more frail.<p>This pretty much …

Nutella Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe - Printer Friendly - Chowhound

1Preheat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan with butter.<p>2In a food processor, …

This Comic Perfectly Captures How Feminism Helps Everyone

A comic artist known as Rasenth wants to set the record straight on sexism.<p>Rasenth, a 25-year-old based in Japan, has created a comic showing how sexism is hurtful to everyone -- and reminding us that we can only overcome it by working together.<p>Rasenth created the comic this summer, after student …

You've Been Using Your Rice Cooker Wrong The Entire Time

Another awesome reason to whip out your rice cooker.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Blue Velvet Cake Ingredients:<p>- White cake mix<p>- 1/4 cup of buttermilk<p>- 1/3 cup of oil<p>- 3 eggs<p>- 1 Tbsp. of cocoa powder<p>- 2 tsp of royal blue food color<p>Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:<p>- 8 oz of cream cheese<p>- 1/2 cup of …

The Recipe That Will Make You Forget Brownies

<b>For more food, drink, and travel videos, visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Brownies get all the glory but it is time for their slightly lighter cousin blondies to get their day in the sun.<p>Luckily we have a recipe that will make you forget all about brownies. Claire Ptak from the Violet Bakery in London has …

10 Most Expensive States to Raise a Family

<i>By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer</i><p>Raising a family isn't cheap. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average cost of raising a child. But that number is just an average. For many Americans, raising a family will actually cost much more, especially if they live in a state …

Morbidly Beautiful Pictures Reveal The Horror Of Surgery In The Victorian Era

How to slice a human body. WARNING: Graphic images, obviously.<p><i>Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Surgery</i> is a book that sums up every terror about surgery and medicine you ever had.<p>A follow-up to the award-winning <i>The Sick Rose</i>, Richard Barnett's latest …

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

An Open Letter to Every Teacher Who Has Told a Student to Put Away a Cell Phone

Dear U.S. Public School Educators,<p>In the wake of the #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh, in lunchrooms and teachers' lounges across the country, many educators reacted with shock that any teacher would call security for such a commonplace, modern-day classroom struggle as "Put away your cell phone." They …

How What You Eat Changes Your Face

Why Is This Important?<p>Because everything you put in your body has consequences.<p>Long Story Short<p>In her new book, a skincare specialist makes the bold claim that the things you eat and drink can have a unique, direct and sometimes immediate visual impact on your face. She believes wine, sugar, gluten …