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The Conversation

Readers respond to our June 2018 cover story and more.<p>The Birth of a New American Aristocracy<p><i>In June, Matthew Stewart wrote about the gilded future of the top 10 percent—and the end of opportunity for everyone else.</i><p>I am moved to write simply because I find Mr. Stewart’s cover story one of the …

Teens

15 Terrifying Horror Movies On Netflix You Need To Watch Now

There has never been a better time to be a horror movie fan. The sheer number of films available on VoD, subscription, and streaming services means that the biggest challenge viewers have is deciding what to watch--we've all spent way too much time scrolling through page after page of movies in …

Horror

Weatherwatch: the mystery of the vanishing mountains

The craft has rounded St Patrick’s Causeway in north Wales, and the helmsman is puzzled. “High as the mountains are on this shore, yet by a trick of the air they were soon out of sight,” writes Hilaire Belloc, in his 1925 memoir The Cruise of the Nona. “That is a thing I have never understood. High …

North Wales

8 Montessori-inspired phrases to use for each stage of potty training

While we look forward to milestones, like introducing baby to their first foods and watching them take their first steps, for some reason potty …

Parenting

Decoding the Secrets of an Ancient Maya Cave

When archaeologist Holley Moyes first poked around Belize’s Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, the massive amount of bat feces impressed her. Sure, the …

Archaeology

The Lemoniest Lemonade Recipe Tastes Like Liquid Sunshine

It takes one extra step and a few—okay, more than a few—extra hours, but it is WORTH IT.<p><i>Basically editor Amiel Stanek spends all day every day trying to help readers get dinner on the table as quick and efficiently as possible. So when he gets to cook at home, he likes to slow things down and be a</i> …

Bernie Sanders

New Yorker's Adam Davidson: The media is missing a 'very simple' story about Trump

The near-constant stream of news out of Washington is muddying a "very simple, easy-to-understand story" about President Donald Trump's ties, path to office, and presidency, the New Yorker's Adam Davidson says.<p>Davidson, who previously covered the Iraq War and the 2008 financial crisis, told CNN's …

Donald Trump

The Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong …

Nutrition

Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler | Harry Quilter-Pinner

The number of rough sleepers in Britain is soaring, with deaths now a weekly occurrence. It’s time we got over our prejudices<p>“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers …

Homelessness

This 4-Ingredient Naan is the Easiest Bread You'll Ever Make

A foolproof recipe for the college fool.<p>March 18, 2018<p>Unexpected Origins...<p>Over winter break my boyfriend came to visit me for a few days in Los …

NASA wants your pictures of clouds to verify its satellites’ data

NASA announced this week that it's looking for some citizen scientists to help out with a project. Six orbiting instruments make up NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project and they are used to study Earth's climate and the role clouds play in climate change. But …

Ceres

So You Want to Read English Gothic Literature: Here’s Where to Start

Horace Walpole’s 1764 book <i>The Castle of Otranto</i> is considered by many to be the ur-gothic novel: a genre-defining work that set the stage for …

This Teenager Accused Two On-Duty Cops Of Rape. She Had No Idea The Law Might Protect Them.

When Anna said she was raped by two on-duty cops, she thought it would be a simple case. She had no idea she lived in one of 35 states where officers can claim a detainee consented.<p><b>Anna was sitting</b> in the parked car with two friends when a charcoal gray van pulled up and flashlight beams …

The surreal meme page laughing at hyper-masculinity in deepest Facebook

Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog, as the old saying goes. You understand it better, but the frog dies in the process. And sometimes, whether it’s at school or at your job writing articles about the internet, you have to do it even if you don’t want to. That’s especially true for a gag …

Wave goodbye to America as we know it as democracy dies and a dictatorship begins

Our columnist reckons that the US President will get another four years then begin preparations for his children to take power, most likely his …

Analysis: Partisan gerrymandering has benefited Republicans more than Democrats

The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump's favor.<p>Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not …

Government

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Smartphones aren't a smart choice in middle school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not too long ago, one of my daughter's middle-school teachers told me that my daughter was spending a lot of time on her phone during class. As a mother, this was concerning. But I was not surprised. I am a physician and filmmaker who dedicated my time to make the documentary "Screenagers: …

Middle School

22 Skills Every Kid Should Have By the Time They’re 10

<i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at</i> <i>New York Life</i><i>, who are committed to helping families be happy, successful, and good at</i> …

Anti-Trump protesters risk 60 years in jail. Is dissent a crime? | Yael Bromberg and Eirik Cheverud

More than 200 people who were arrested on Trump’s inauguration day risk up to 60 years of jail. Meanwhile, the white supremacists in Charlottesville walk free<p>On the morning of President Trump’s inauguration, police trapped and arrested more than 230 people. Some were anti-Trump demonstrators; some …

Rights & Freedoms

L E T G O

Marmite: love it or hate it? New study reveals it's down to your genes

Since 1902, Marmite has been both the nation’s most loved and most hated breakfast spread. So much so, in fact, that Marmite is one of the most confiscated items in British airports.<p>It may also have some surprising health benefits, with studies showing that the yeast extract could even help to …

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable<p>In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even …

29 Disturbing Pictures Of American Life Under Jim Crow

"Let us look at Jim Crow for the criminal he is and what he has done to one life multiplied millions of times over these United States and the world." —Rosa Parks<p>Until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, what became known vernacularly as "Jim Crow laws" wedged a painful …

Menemen (Turkish-Style Scrambled Eggs)

After a week and a half in Turkey, this was the one dish that my sister, my wife, and I were consistently craving. Menemen is a dish of eggs …