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White House Memo Justifying CFPB Takeover Was Written By Payday Lender Attorney

The lawyer who wrote the Office of Legal Counsel memo supporting the Trump administration’s viewpoint that the president can appoint Mick Mulvaney as …

Donald Trump

#MeToo: Social media flooded with personal stories of assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two simple words became a rallying cry on Twitter to stand against sexual harassment and assault.<p>"Me too."<p>Social media was flooded with messages Sunday, mostly from women, who tagged their profiles to indicate that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted.<p>On Sunday actress Alyssa …

Social Media

36 Gloriously Cheesy Recipes From Around the World

Say cheese for our cheese dumplings, lasagna bread, and the world's best grilled cheese sandwich<p>Whether it's simple mac and cheese or traditional</i> …

Science has discovered a new human organ

Scientists have discovered a new human organ.<p>The mesentery — a fold of the peritoneum that connects the intestine to the abdomen — was once thought …

Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do

In it he recounts a horrible story of being a young programmer who landed a job building a website for a pharmaceutical company. The whole post is worth a read, but the upshot is he was duped into helping the company skirt drug advertising laws in order to persuade young women to take a particular …

The Latest: Arrests in Portland anti-Trump protests

The Latest on anti-Donald Trump protests around the country (all times PST):<p>11:30 p.m.<p>Police in Portland Oregon have detained several people as an …

How To Make A Million Dollars In VR: Release An Expensive Game

Survios’ Raw Data is said to be the first VR game to hit $1 million in sales in a month.<p>Sean Parker may have famously said of Facebook’s early years that only a billion dollars is cool, but for the maker of the hit virtual reality game <i>Raw Data</i>, a million dollars is a damn good start.<p>According to …

Here are the winners of the 2016 Hugo Awards

Once again, slated works were largely outvoted<p>This year’s World Science Fiction convention, MidAmeriCon II, is currently being held in Kansas City, Missouri. And during tonight’s Hugo Awards ceremony, voters largely rejected the slated works that had been placed on the ballot.<p>The Hugo Award is one …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Cooking

The Art of Recognizing Good Ideas

And why managers are so bad at it<p>There are two basic modes of judgment: criticism and praise. The former consists of identifying a subject’s flaws; the latter of noting its merits.<p>In most settings, criticism tends to dominate. For any idea or book or movie or what have you, the question that people …

Cirque du Soleil

This is the world's first 1,000-core processor

I’ve stopped caring about hardware specifications in today’s personal gadgets because they seem to matter less and less lately. But if you’re working on complex tasks like encryption, you’ll need all the firepower you can get your hands on.<p>That’s why a team of researchers at University of …

Gear & Gadgets

Republicans Consider 'Conscientious Objector' Rule for Convention Delegates

Members of the GOP Convention Rules committee are planning to consider an amendment to allow delegates a way out of voting for Trump on the first …

4th Circuit leaves pro-trans ruling in place.

On Tuesday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decided not to reconsider a recent ruling affirming the Department of Education’s interpretation of “sex …

Samsung cooks up crazy prototype gadgets like VR camera necklaces, helmet speakers

This seems to be the week Samsung shows off cool gadgets we'll probably never get to buy.<p>First it demoed robots that sense emotion and voice-activated light switches. They're reference designs Samsung hopes customers will build using its Artik chips, not products it will sell on its own.<p>Then it …

Virtual Reality

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behaviour is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here's what you need …

The First Time Texas Killed One of My Clients

Filed 10:00 p.m.<p>03.06.2016<p>Commentary<p>An attorney pieces together a life cut short.<p>Marvin was the first of my clients to be killed by the state of …

Crime

Why a ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Is Better for Clinton Than Sanders

Bernie Sanders is right: The Iowa Democratic caucuses were a “virtual tie,” especially after you consider that the results aren’t even actual vote tallies, but state delegate equivalents subject to all kinds of messy rounding rules and potential geographic biases.<p>The official tally, for now, is …

The Rise Of The ‘God Gap’

Marco Rubio’s plan for the final days before the Iowa caucuses, according to The Washington Post, is to talk about God … a lot. And with all the …

“Deaths of despair” are killing America’s white working class

Income inequality has fueled much of the political debate in the US over the past year. The presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in particular have capitalized on the dissatisfaction of white working-class Americans—defined here, broadly speaking, as men and women with less …

Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky: 'Some people don't need a smartwatch'

At the end of a disruptive year for the smartwatch sector, Pebble's Eric Migicovsky tells Rhiannon Williams why he believes all watches will soon be smart and why he once smuggled an iPhone<p>Technology chief executives are often distant, shadowy figures who crop up every now and again during annual …

Suicidal Survival Guide: 7 Strategies to Keep You Going When You’re All Alone

1.9K Shares<p><i>(Content Warning: Suicide, self-harm)</i><p>If you ever feel suicidal, you could use some support. Reaching out to friends is a great idea, but …

18 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes for When You Have *No* Time

Whether you are hosting your first Friendsgiving feast or you’re looking for a dish to bring to that family potluck, you’re going to need a few quick and easy recipes this season. From appetizers, side dishes, mains and dessert, one (or more!) of these Thanksgiving recipes will definitely become …

Cooking

Why the Oxford Companion to Wine is so ‘awesomesauce’

The annual publication of the <i>Oxford English Dictionary</i> never fails to remind me of my weakening grip on the zeitgeist. The more the years go by, the lower the proportion of new words I’ve heard of, let alone used. In this year’s just-published edition, cakeage (the fee you pay for bringing a cake …

Marks & Spencer

The Next Generation of Mother Sauces

<i>M</i>e<i>et</i> <i>"the children of the mother sauces," then learn some news ways to incorporate them into your culinary repertoire.</i><p>If you consider yourself a food nerd, a kitchen obsessive, or a culinary expert, you should know your mother sauces. Even if you don’t fancy yourself a great cook, you still should …

Recipes

Hone Your Knife Know-How–Avoid These Sharpening and Use Common Mistakes

Take care of your kitchen's most important tools, and they'll serve you well. Now's the time to brush up on knife care and safety, by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>You know that choosing a quality knife and taking good care of it are two of the most important (and efficient!) ways to become a …

Knives

The Milky Way Over Yellowstone is Impossibly Beautiful

These photographs of Yellowstone National Park by Dave Lane are so gorgeous it’s difficult to believe they’re from real life.<p><i>The Abyss Pool in</i> …