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Visa lawyer bot pledges to ‘help immigrants make America great again’

A bot that helps people complete visa applications to enter the United States has launched in the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election. Available in beta on Facebook Messenger, Visabot helps complete the kinds of visa applications typically sought by skilled tech workers and startup founders.<p>…

Van Jones: "Hope for the best, expect and prepare for the worst"

Van Jones

Democrats Need a Tea Party of the Left

It’s been less than a week since Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat, and the obituaries for the Democratic Party are already being written. “The …

Bernie Sanders

Clinton, Dem women star in 'Girl Club' ad

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDavis: ‘Deep state’ existed in ’16 – but it elected Trump Former Trump legal spokesman to testify to …

This is what happened when I tried to write a novel in 30 days

LONDON — Ever since I penned my first cringe-inducingly bad poem at the age of 18, I've wanted to write a novel.<p>Being the tragically obsessed Stephen …

Hating Hillary

Hillary Clinton has been trashed right and left—but what’s really fuelling the furies?<p>We’re sitting together at one end of a long mahogany table in the Map Room, on the ground level of the White House. A little awkwardly, the table is set up for twelve, with a White House notepad by each chair; it …

Al Gore

Napoleon Chagnon controversy: Anthropologists battle over the nature of fierceness.

Two young boys are having an argument while their fathers, resting in hammocks, look on. The argument is over something silly but escalates until the …

Hillary Clinton’s Patriotism

The most consistent theme of her campaign—and, in some ways, her public life—has been the movement of outsiders to the center of American life.<p>Certain things have come too easily for Hillary Clinton in the general election, and her loose, fervent talk about American exceptionalism may be among …

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Magic

The science of choking under pressure — and how to avoid it

At the Olympics, even the most rehearsed athletes can crack under the pressure. There's something about high-stakes situations that seems to destroy people's ability to do well. And many of us non-athletes have been there too.<p>But why does choking happen, and how can we stop it? Over the past …

Australian electricity company will give you Tesla charging for $1 a day

Australian energy company, AGL, will provide customers who own electric vehicles, such as a Tesla, all-you-can-consume electricity for A$1 per …

Can Hillary Clinton Pick a V.P. She Doesn’t Hate?

Assessing the field of Democratic veep candidates.<p>If presidential nominees could turn back the clock 48 hours after announcing their pick for vice president, there would be a lot of backwards movement. Less than a week went by before <b>John McCain</b> realized that <b>Sarah Palin</b> was a mistake (wildly …

Is This Relative Unknown at the Top of Clinton’s V.P. Shortlist?

Labor Secretary Tom Perez has emerged as a strong contender for the job.<p>With the Democratic National Convention mere weeks away, there has been an uptick in speculation as to whom the two presumptive nominees, <b>Hillary Clinton</b> and <b>Donald Trump</b>, will tap as their vice-presidential running mates. With …

These affordable leather dress shoes are a game-changer

Spring is in the air, which also means wedding season is nigh.<p>There's much for dudes to think about, from suit fit to accessories. Cost can add up …

Prince Secretly Funded Solar Tech In Oakland

While beloved musician Prince was inspiring fans through his creativity, it turns out he had a secret life as a clean energy philanthropist.<p>According …

Race & Ethnicity

7 consumer startups that want to make your life better

Every year, The Next Web holds hundreds of interviews with young startups in order to shortlist the cream of the crop and invite them to Boost, our early-stage growth program at The Next Web Conference.<p>With the eleventh edition of our flagship Amsterdam conference coming up in May, the TNW Events …

Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Review: Tiny Computer, Huge Potential

Consumer tech has always been on a steady march towards the minuscule, and the most well-known anecdote is the PC. Computers once filled entire …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

Team Cruz: 'Hillary Clinton under indictment would beat Donald Trump’

A member of Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDem challenger outraises Cruz in last quarter of 2017 Five hurdles to getting an immigration deal Chaos …

Silicon Valley

How to Accept Hillary Clinton as a Bernie Sanders Fan

Let’s face it, fellow Bern-feelers. It’s probably not happening, and we’ll have to adapt to Clinton—but she’ll have to adapt to us, too.<p>Since Hillary …

Nap under your desk like a professional with the 'Schnap' hammock

Anyone who says they basically live at the office now has an excuse to make that a reality.<p>While taking a quick snooze under one's desk used to mean …

Congressman Whose Parents Were Held In Japanese Internment Camps Slams Muslim 'Patrol' Plan

A congressman whose parents were placed in Japanese internment camps during World War II was stunned to hear Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's suggestion that the U.S. spy on Muslim neighborhoods.<p>“Responding to Brussels [terror attacks] by advocating for patrols of Muslim neighborhoods …

Ronald Reagan

Hillary Clinton for President

"Idealism and honesty are crucial qualities for me, but I also want someone with experience who knows how to fight hard"<p>It's hard not to love Bernie …

The Brain

What do Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have in common? This message.

Who tweeted it: Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders?<p>"43,000 Michiganders lost their jobs due to NAFTA. I opposed that bad deal, Hillary Clinton did …

This man provided free Wi-Fi to refugees stranded in Greece

IDOMENI, Greece—Perhaps one of the last things you'd expect to find in a refugee camp is Wi-Fi signal.<p>Yet, in Idomeni, the Greek village bordering …

The future is a pen and this microwavable notepad

Despite the abundance of technology that I surround myself with (laptop, phone, second monitor, tablet, camera, ridiculously heavy and terrible iPad charger) the two tool that never outlive their welcome in my daily repertoire is a pen and notepad.<p>I’ve tried using a whole range of different …

A Black Man Wore Different Kinds Of Clothing To See If People Treated Him Differently

Many black men dress up to avoid being seen negatively. Every day, we are dressing for survival.<p>Throughout my life, I've experienced a collection of microaggressions — from employees following me in stores to women gripping their purses at the sight of me. At 13 years old, I was detained by the …

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