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The Era of 'The Bitch' Is Coming

A Hillary Clinton presidential victory promises to usher in a new age of public misogyny.<p>Get ready for the era of The Bitch.<p>If Hillary Clinton wins the White House in November, it will be a historic moment, the smashing of the preeminent glass ceiling in American public life. A mere 240 years after …

Feminism

How 'Badass' Female HBO Execs Made this Controversial Abortion Film Possible

Abortion has been and remains one of the most divisive political issues in America, with every voter and politician expected to have a well-defined …

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

58 Books That Will Make You Better, No Matter Who You Are

When you hit a dead end, come back to this list.<p><i>What books do you recommend that college students read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of Ego Is the</b> …

Books

Sixty years and nothing to show: The slow decay of American politics since Eisenhower, Stevenson

In 1956, both parties nominated likeable individuals who conveyed trustworthiness. In 2016, neither party has<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>My earliest recollection of national politics dates back exactly 60 years to the moment, in the summer of 1956, when I watched the political …

Donald Trump: In Your Heart You Know He’s Nuts

Who can determine if a candidate is clinically unfit for office? History shows the cost of waiting too long to find out.<p>By the time a country finds …

Adolf Hitler

Mapping the Heavens: How Cosmology Shaped Our Understanding of the Universe and the Strange Story of How the Term “Black Hole” Was Born

From Calcutta’s most macabre prison to the ivory towers of Cambridge, by way of ancient mythology and Einstein.<p><i>“When they gazed at the sky — infinite, remote and existing quite apart from their puny lives — people had a religious experience,”</i> historian Karen Armstrong wrote in examining our …

Edgar Allan Poe

Mindfulness Meditation Techniques for Stress Relief

There are many, many mindfulness meditation techniques that can be effective for stress relief and relaxation. Really, any activity that you perform …

Mindfulness

Big ruling for abortion rights in Supreme Court's Texas case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation's second-most-populous state.<p>By a 5-3 vote, the justices rejected the state's arguments …

Pope says Christians should apologize to gay people

<b>Aboard the Papal Plane (CNN) —</b> Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians owe apologies to gays and others who have been offended or exploited by the church, remarks that some Catholics hailed as a breakthrough in the church's tone toward homosexuality.<p>"I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic …

CNN

How The Media Failed In Covering Donald Trump

So here we are. Noisily embraced by the plurality of Republican voters, not-so-quietly reviled by most Republican leaders, Donald Trump is all but assured that party's presidential nomination.<p>Journalists astonished at the result — and believe me, most are stunned by what has unfolded — find …

Journalism

Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

Dr. Paul Kalanithi was preparing to wrap up his medical residency in neurosurgery when, in 2013, a CT scan revealed tumors throughout his body. He had stage 4 lung cancer.<p>In his last two years of life, he continued caring for patients. He and his wife became parents. And Kalanithi, a gifted writer, …

Books

The first discovery of 2 colliding black holes just fundamentally changed our perception of the universe

On Thursday at a news conference in Washington, D.C., the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, made up of more than 1,000 scientists worldwide, publicly released results that had been secretly circulating among the scientific community for the past few weeks: the first detection of a phenomenon called …

Physics

this feminist photo gallery is reclaiming cute

Ashley Armitage, the photographer behind the Instagram account @ladyist, discusses her next project, an intersectional online space showcasing the work of her friends.<p>You may recognise Seattle-based photographer Ashley Armitage as the lady behind @ladyist, a pastel-perfect Instagram account …

Feminism

We Just Found Dozens of Never-Before-Seen Galaxies in Our Backyard

This inches toward figuring out the “Great Attractor” mysteriously pulling at us.<p>There's been something tugging at the Milky Way Galaxy, subtly pulling it one way while the universe's expansion should be pulling it the other. Scientists haven't been quite sure just what it was, but now there's a …

Astrophysics

Autism increase mystery solved? No, it's not vaccines, GMOs, glyphosate—or organic foods