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This 7-Minute Workout Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Research proves it.<p>Sure, you try to work out as often as you can, but sometimes it’s really tough to find the hour or so you need to get in a solid sweat session. But apparently your fitness doesn’t have to suffer if you’re short on time. According to new research, all you need is seven …

Exercise

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

California is about to explode with a spectacular wildflower display

California's parched, drought-stricken landscape was soaked this winter by ceaseless storms, creating the perfect conditions for a spectacular floral display.<p>In coming weeks, wildflowers will bloom in colorful profusion, carpeting the state's undulating hills and grassy valleys, especially in …

Hillbilly sellout: The politics of J. D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” are already being used to gut the working poor

<b>(AP/Andrew Harnik/Rick Bowmer/Harper)</b><p>Conservatives and the media treated Vance’s memoir like “Poor People for Dummies.” Watch his damaging rhetoric work<p>Jared Yates Sexton<p>March 11, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>When Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz took to the airwaves Tuesday to defend his party’s …

Society

American Woman Reaches a New Milestone in Rock Climbing

Adventure<p>Nineteen-year-old Margo Hayes has taken a huge leap in shrinking the climbing world’s gender gap.<p>Throughout the 1980s and much of the 1990s, when rock climbing was very much a fringe activity, women were rarely spotted up on the rock. Even fewer were performing at a cutting-edge level.<p>The …

Climbing

Best Books of March 2017: Joan Didion to H.G. Wells

stories + essays<p>Douglas Coupland<p>Douglas Coupland’s debut novel, Generation X, landed loudly in 1991. Originally planned as a nonfiction handbook of sorts to guide ideas pertaining to the post-Baby Boom generation, it morphed into a novel that coined the term and defined the tone of this new …

Books

Why do so many white people deny the existence of white privilege?

They’re surrounded by pieces of the puzzle, but can’t put them together<p>Team Westport, a town-sponsored diversity committee in predominantly white …

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People

And four things they do to make themselves even tougher.<p><i>"How do I become mentally strong?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on</b> …

What’s behind the student suicides sweeping Hong Kong

By Amanda Erickson<p>Amanda Erickson<p>Foreign affairs reporter focusing on the post-Soviet world<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The two boys put on their school uniforms, left home and then killed themselves.<p>A 15-year-old leapt to his death at Times Square in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay; days before, he told his parents …

Hong Kong

First on the White House agenda – the collapse of the global order. Next, war? | Jonathan Freedland

Trump’s allies yearn to wreck alliances that have kept the peace for decades. Progressives must preserve them<p>Donald Trump doesn’t read books. He leaves that to his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, the man rapidly emerging as the true power behind the gaudy Trump throne. Given Bannon’s influence – he …

Steve Bannon

Does Having More Black Officers Reduce Police Violence?

The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the death of Michael Brown in summer 2015 drew renewed scrutiny to police violence and revealed just how little the public knew about its pervasiveness. At first, there were widespread calls to address what officers <i>looked</i> like since Brown was African-American …

A Hilarious Parody Welcoming Donald Trump to Switzerland With His Own Style of Speaking

Not wanting to be outdone by the Netherlands invitation video, the Swiss television show Deville Late Night put together “Switzerland Second“, a …

From “All Lives Matter” to Donald Trump’s white nationalism: The politics of fake empathy

<b>(Reuters/Joe Raedle/Eric Thayer)</b><p>How “All Lives Matter” and Trump’s Holocaust “mistake” feed off the old links between racism and anti-Semitism<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>February 2, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>False empathy is often used to mask bigotry, prejudice and racism.<p>Established in 2005, International Holocaust …

'He's Going to Continue to Create Chaos'

Dan P. McAdams, the author of The Atlantic’s June 2016 cover story “The Mind of Donald Trump,” shares what he learned about Trump and what might be expected during his presidency.<p>Months before the 2016 U.S. presidential election took place, Dan P. McAdams, a psychology professor at Northwestern …

Open Letter to White People Who Are Obsessed With Black-on-Black Crime

Dear Caucasian Brethren,<p>I decided to sit down and write this letter to you because every time I try to have a nuanced conversation with you, I am …

How Does Trump's Immigration Freeze Square With His Business Interests?

Even as President Trump takes steps to restrict visitors from some majority-Muslim countries, he and his family continue to do business in some of the others.<p>Ethics experts question whether that might indicate conflicts between Trump's business interests and his role as U.S. president.<p>The executive …

Donald Trump

I Went Through America’s Extreme Vetting

I’m a Syrian refugee. Trust me, it’s plenty tough.<p>I’m a Syrian refugee living in the United States. My family, which fled to Turkey in 2011 as protests against the government grew, is Muslim. And on Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that would have made it difficult, if not impossible …

United States

Union membership in Wisconsin down nearly 40 percent since 2011 law that sparked protests

Union membership in Wisconsin has declined nearly 40 percent since legislation was passed that gutted collective bargaining for public workers, according to federal data.<p>The percentage of public and private workers who were union members was about 8 percent, or 219,000 people, in 2016, down by …

NASA releases first results from ‘Year In Space’ twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

Trump’s America, where even park employees have become enemies of the state | Sarah Kendzior

Brutal policies accompanied by suppression of the facts are sure signs of an autocracy<p>Last Tuesday, for a few hours, Badlands National Park defied presidential orders. “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years #climate,” it tweeted. …

National Parks

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

3 Things You Need to Know About the Science Rebellion Against Trump

The new president’s first moves on science spur a Twitter war and prompt a march.<p>The Trump administration was merely minutes old when all references to climate change disappeared from the White House website. Later that day, the National Park Service Twitter account was briefly shutdown because the …

Report: Trump is mad about voter fraud because his “friend” saw Latino people vote

Here’s the bizarre story that may have spurred his (false) voter fraud claims.<p>In the months since President Donald Trump won on Election Day, Trump has continued his unusual habit of questioning the legitimacy of his own election — claiming that he would have won the popular vote if “millions of …

Donald Trump

Key concepts from George Orwell's "1984" suggest why it's Amazon's best-selling book in the age of Trump

In the book <i>1984</i>, the job of protagonist Winston Smith is to replace historical truths with new, state-approved “facts.” This week in the US, in what appears to be an eerie reflection of today’s political climate of “post-truth” and “alternative facts,” the dystopian novel has shot to the number-one …

As Trump ignores record temperatures, taxpayers are footing the (huge) bill for climate change

Global temperatures were the highest on record in 2016 for the third straight year, scientists at NASA and elsewhere reported last week. This is just the latest proof of rapid climate change that has experts and governments around the world deeply alarmed. And yet President Trump and many other …

Sales of George Orwell's 1984 surge after Kellyanne Conway's 'alternative facts'

Comments made by Donald Trump’s adviser have been compared to the classic dystopian novel, pushing it to become the sixth best-selling book on Amazon<p>Sales of George Orwell’s dystopian drama 1984 have soared after Kellyanne Conway, adviser to the reality-TV-star-turned-president, Donald Trump, used …

Kellyanne Conway

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Black Holes

Rowan Blanchard Instagrams Powerful Abortion Statement

"Who are you pro-life for?"<p>Rowan Blanchard has some questions for people who are pro-life.<p>In an Instagram post, Rowan made a powerful statement about legal abortions, followed by a list of serious questions for people who oppose that right. Whether or not abortions are legal, Rowan correctly points …