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Spotify Algorithm Finally Replicates Record-Store Experience

Welcome, Michael. I see you like music—that's good.<p>You like a lot of mainstream stuff. That's O.K., I guess.<p>Yes, the Killers are pretty mainstream.<p>I didn't say they weren't good. They're good! You should keep listening to them if it makes you happy.<p>In fact, Mark Stoermer has a side project, but …

Donald Trump keeps asking his supporters an absurd question, and they keep surprising him with their answer

The Republican nominee keeps asking supporters at his events a question — and the crowd reacts the same way each time.<p>At four recent events — two on Wednesday, one Thursday, and one Friday — Trump has asked attendees if anyone has ever smashed their phone with a hammer. It's a reference to …

Why this is the year of the credit card sign-up bonus

If you’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about credit cards with tempting sign-up bonuses, there’s a good reason why.<p>The value of initial rewards bonuses …

Personal Finance

Ex-doctor faces Omaha trial for alleged revenge killings

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It was a mystery that many thought might never be solved: Who savagely stabbed to death the 11-year-old son of two medical doctors …

Crime

'Only the Little People Pay Taxes'

Following installment #119 in the Trump Time Capsule series, which contrasted Donald Trump’s “they’re freeloaders!” complaint about NATO allies with his own “that makes me smart!” comment about not paying taxes himself, readers weigh in.<p>1) <i>If this makes Trump “smart,” most people are forced to be</i> …

Arab TV host cheers secular writer’s assassination on television

By Ishaan Tharoor<p>, Reporter<p>On Sunday, a prominent Jordanian writer was assassinated on the steps of an Amman courthouse, where he was to face charges for having shared a supposedly blasphemous cartoon on social media. Nahed Hattar's accused killer, it later emerged, was a 49-year-old former imam …

Muslim Brotherhood

A trendy NYC restaurant didn't find out the Obamas were coming for dinner until 5 minutes before they arrived

That's because when Barack and Michelle Obama go out to dinner, they make a reservation under a pseudonym and let the restaurant know they're coming only a few minutes in advance.<p>I know this because I dined at Cosme, a trendy Mexican restaurant in New York City's Flatiron District, the same night …

Michelle Obama

For many women, watching Trump interrupt Clinton 51 times was unnerving but familiar

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Constant interruption. A condescending tone. Eye-rolling.<p>For many women, the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and …

Donald Trump

Why Monday night’s debate is the most critical moment of the presidential race

The most memorable moment in presidential debate history came during a vice-presidential contest. You've heard the story any number of times before (if you care enough about politics to be here reading this), but it's still remarkable, nearly 30 years later and after having seen it dozens of times …

Elizabeth Warren had one question for the maker of EpiPen, and the CEO couldn't answer it at all

She did not go prepared.<p>"You knew what this hearing was about. I'm asking questions that if you're the CEO I think that you would know," said ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland.<p>One specific question she couldn't answer is one that Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth …

15 fall movies you need to see: from La La Land to Moonlight to The Handmaiden - Vox

After a disappointing summer, we’re about to have the best fall movie season in years.<p>With another Toronto International Film Festival wrapped, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It’s going to be one of the best falls in recent memory at movie theaters. From independent documentaries to …

The most disturbing aspect of a sexual-abuse scandal at an elite, New England prep school

The report, commissioned by St. George's and an organization called SGS for Healing and conducted by an outside law firm, found that six employees abused at least 51 students, and that students sexually bullied or hazed 10 others.<p>Among its findings, the report determined the rules and standards in …

This is the name ISIS hates being called more than 'Daesh'

Some world leaders have taken to calling them "Daesh," knowing the terror group hates the name so much that its militant members have threatened to "cut the tongue" out of anyone who used it.<p>But some experts say there's one moniker the terrorist group hates even more than Daesh — and enemies of …

Al-Qaeda

Emilia Wickstead took the potentially seedy concept of 1970's 'love hotels' and made it a ladylike proposition

For her Spring/Summer 2017 catwalk show during London Fashion Week this afternoon, Emilia Wickstead, one of the preferred designers of the Duchess of Cambridge and Samantha Cameron, took the potentially seedy concept of 1970's 'love hotels' and somehow turned it into a desirable wardrobe …

Airline pricing secrets: How carriers arrive at fares | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Anyone who's lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random -- high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul.<p>There's a method behind the madness, though.<p>It's called airline revenue management: the science of adjusting …

Alleged Duterte hitman denied protection after tell-all testimony

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who publicly accused Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte of running a hit squad and personally killing people won't be given state protection.<p>Senate President Koko Pimentel announced on his verified Facebook page that Edgar Matobato won't be put in protective custody because his …

Jay Z's viral 'War on Drugs' video gets two key things right about the science of addiction

The musician, who teamed up with visual artist Molly Crabapple to make the 4-minute video, which appeared online at The New York Times, gets two key things right about the science of drugs and addiction.<p>1. Addiction is not a moral failing.<p>In his description of the beginnings of the drug war in the …

Drug Addiction

The lies Trump told this week: from 'deplorables' to his interrupted speech

GOP nominee described pastor who interrupted his Flint, Michigan, speech as a ‘nervous mess’ and defended how his supporters feel about minorities<p><b>“The audience was fantastic but she was so nervous. She was like a nervous mess, and so I figured something – I figured something was up, really.” –</b> 15 …

This is everything Edward Snowden revealed in one year of unprecedented top-secret leaks

In June 2013, The Guardian reported the first leak based on top-secret documents that then 29-year-old Edward Snowden stole from the National Security Agency. At the time, Snowden worked as an intelligence contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii.<p>That leak would certainly not be the last. In …

Surveillance

14 ways Dr. Oz proves in Trump interview that on TV Oz just plays a doctor

Trump’s interview on Dr. Oz was everything I expected, an infomercial for Trump where Oz periodically reminded his audience of 4 million that he, Dr. …

Donald Trump

The Case Against Journalistic Balance

When campaigns complain about “fairness,” beware. Here's what they're really after.<p>The main event this campaign season, of course, is the matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But the undercard has been almost as compelling a battle, as both parties and both candidates have vented their …

We should never have told people to stop eating fat

The decision to demonize fat for its caloric density and heart-clogging effects — a decision that drove people away from butter and cheese and toward low-fat foods that required plenty of sugar to have some flavor — wasn't just bad science, according to a report analyzing historical food industry …

Here are all of the harmful effects sugar has on your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Diabetes

How to Defuse Terrifying Conversations With One Word and Two Questions

Transforming how your brain responds to stomach-turning conflicts is simple... as long as you know the real enemy.<p>We've all had them... more often than we'd like to admit.<p>You mean well. You want resolution. And your intentions are good (mostly). So you swallow hard and head in. Then, somewhere …

A teacher wore a dress and now the internet is freaking out

After a fourth-grade teacher in Atlanta posted a photo to Instagram of a dress she wore to work — and the Twitter hashtag #teacherbae gained …

Feminism

Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on accuracy of 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Gravity,' more

When it comes to the scientific accuracy of popular films and TV shows, one might think renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson would be a stickler.<p>But in a recent interview with TODAY's Neal Carter, the host of National Geographic's “StarTalk" and director of New York's Hayden Planetarium …

The Walking Dead

The Simple Organization Hacks Tidy People Do Every Day

Ask me to locate an electronic bill and a quick <b>Command</b> + <b>F</b> will retrieve my archive in an instant. Ask me to find hard-copy medical records or …

The Subtle Misogyny in Matt Lauer’s Interview With Hillary Clinton Was Appalling

Let’s talk about the misogyny in the traveling carnival that is the presidential race, shall we? I don’t mean the obvious strain of the disease, the …

Hillary Clinton