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Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

Why Christian conservatives supported Trump — and why they might regret it

“Because I’m a Christian, I'm able to say that Christian people can be idiots."<p>Eighty percent of white evangelical voters voted for Donald Trump in the November election.<p>For many of these self-described “value voters,” Trump was a walking contradiction of nearly everything they claim to believe in …

Should we worry that half of Americans trust their gut to tell them what's true?

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll bet that’s true,” before you had all the facts? Most people probably have at some point.<p>Where people differ …

Why General John Kelly Is Trump’s Last Hope

To the men and women of the Trump White House–the curious, the hopeful, the desperate and the dubious–the all-hands summons was a little out of the …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Economics

The Importance and Evolutionary Significance of the Opposable Thumb (2004) – Article by G. Stolyarov II

<b>G. Stolyarov II</b><p>July 26, 2014<p><b>Note from the Author:</b> <i>This essay was originally written in 2004 and published on Associated Content (subsequently, Yahoo!</i> …

World Economy

Why Progressive Humanist Values Will Ultimately Prevail

Cultural evolution is on Humanism's side.<p>Our geopolitical world seems increasingly unstable, and some see this instability as a threat to Humanist …

Humanism

God and the problem of sincere disbelief

It's a cliche, really. The beginning of the end for my Christian faith was getting an unbelieving girlfriend in my late teens. But it's not exactly …

Find a cost-effective car to save money

The ideal time to buy a used car is after depreciation hits and before maintenance costs increase.<p>Let’s face it: You can’t easily broadcast the …

4 reasons why people ignore facts and believe fake news

The new year has brought us the apparently new phenomena of fake news and alternative facts, in which black is white, up is down, and reality is up for grabs.<p>The inauguration crowds were the largest ever. No, that was not a "falsehood," proclaimed by Kellyanne Conway as she defended Sean Spicer's …

Fake News

America’s Great Divergence

A growing earnings gap between those with a college education and those without is creating economic and cultural rifts throughout the country.<p>CONNERSVILLE, Indiana—Ashley Gabbert and Dan Dark are both white Indiana residents in their early 30s, but their lives look nothing alike.<p>Gabbert, 32, lives …

Income Inequality

We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned

A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: "FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide." The story is completely false, but it was shared on Facebook over half …

Journalism

Five Ways to Win an Argument about the Gender Wage Gap (Updated 2017) | Institute for Women's Policy Research

The 80.5 percent wage ratio figure, the most commonly used figure to measure the gender wage gap in the United States, is often derided as …