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20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

Language

Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

The MIT economist Peter Temin argues that economic inequality results in two distinct classes. And only one of them has any power.<p>A lot of factors have contributed to American inequality: slavery, economic policy, technological change, the power of lobbying, globalization, and so on. In their wake, …

America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People

You’ve probably heard the news that the celebrated post-WW II beating heart of America known as the middle class has gone from “burdened,” to …

Hot takes and “problematic faves”: the rise of socially conscious criticism

Modern criticism’s affinity for discussing social issues has changed pop culture, for creators and audiences alike.<p><i>Get Out</i> is a message movie. That's not a bad thing or a good thing, just a description: Jordan Peele's hit movie uses horror and comedy to make deliberately unsubtle points about the …

Feminism

Why You Should Read Books You Hate

Here’s a reading challenge: Pick up a book you’re pretty sure you won’t like — the style is wrong, the taste not your own, the author bio unappealing. You might even take it one step further. Pick up a book you think you will hate, of a genre you’ve dismissed since high school, written by an author …

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

10 books that will make you a better writer (and why)

Books every fiction writer should own<p>Every writer needs to know how to plot a story. Even the pantsers. Click the link below to learn how. For</b> …

Writing

Thanks to a little-known airline hack, traveling around the world could be cheaper than you realize

I'll admit, I had nearly written off the possibility of booking an around the world trip and visiting a handful of countries in one fell swoop for fear that I'd never land on a total airline fare I could stomach.<p>Then I learned about the Round-the-World (RTW) ticket, a program offered by the major …

YouTube TV has promise, but needs to grow before it's worth $35 (hands-on)

YouTube TV is now available, streaming live TV channels like Fox and ESPN to select cities for a price lower than cable. Now it just needs more channels, cities and devices.<p>Looking to watch live TV without a cable bill? YouTube TV is now available for $35 per month.<p>Unlike the free YouTube you know …

Smart TV

‘It went off the rails almost immediately’: How Trump’s messy transition led to a chaotic presidency

Two days after the November election, leaders of President Trump’s transition team presented his inner circle with more than 100 names of candidates for key Cabinet and other senior positions in the new administration. Missing from the list for the post of national security adviser was retired Lt. …

Let’s Go for a Win on Opioids

The health care bill failed. The odds of successful tax reform are remote, and in any case an actual proposal is months away. If we lived in a normal country our president would use the current moment to try to get a win — to try to pass something that would help people, demonstrate that Washington …

If You Thought You Knew Every Life Hack, Wait Until You See THESE

Instead of complaining about life's little problems, find a solution! The possibilities are endless. And just when you thought you knew all of life's …

The Horror of Smug Liberals

Oh, those smooth-talking, self-congratulating white liberals. Listen to them moon over Barack Obama. Look at how widely they open their arms to a black visitor. Don’t be duped. They’re wolves in L. L. Bean clothing. There’s danger under the fleece.<p>That’s a principal theme in the most surprising …

Maybe You, Too, Could Become A Super Memorizer

There is such a thing as a memory athlete. These are people who can memorize a truly insane amount of information really quickly, like the order of playing cards in a deck in under 20 seconds, or 200 new names and faces in a matter of minutes.<p>Neuroscientists writing Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron</i> …

The Brain

How to prepare for employment in the age of artificial intelligence

For centuries, humans have been fretting over “technological unemployment” or the loss of jobs caused by technological change. Never has this sentiment been accentuated more than it is today, at the cusp of the next industrial revolution.<p>With developments in artificial intelligence continuing at a …

The Digital Divide: A Quarter of the Nation Is Without Broadband

Appalachia is not what it used to be. Hunger no longer stalks the hollows and ridges of a region once emblematic of American poverty, and no one …

Net Neutrality

First Afghan women's orchestra tries to change attitudes

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first — and only — all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where …

A 20-Minute Cardio Workout That’s Way Better Than the Treadmill

There’s no need to suffer through a snoozefest of miles on the dreadmill treadmill just because you think that’s the easiest way to do cardio. News …

These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian” | Backchannel

<b>On November 5, 2013,</b> a rocket launched toward Mars. It was India’s first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan, and a terrific gamble. Only 40 percent …

Try This Meditation Technique to Quiet Your Inner Critic Once and for All

Practicing lovingkindness can help you become kinder to yourself (and your enemies too). Here's how to get started.<p>Want to develop more kindness for …

Meditation

How Anti-Science Forces Thrive On Facebook

Welcome to the corner of the internet that’s hell-bent on convincing you that GMOs are poisonous, vaccines cause autism, and climate change is a government-sponsored hoax. The message is traveling far and wide.

Rise of the Robolawyers

How legal representation could come to resemble TurboTax<p>Near the end of Shakespeare’s <i>Henry VI, Part 2</i>, Dick the Butcher offers a simple plan to create chaos and help his band of outsiders ascend to the throne: “Let’s kill all the lawyers.” Though far from the Bard’s most beautiful turn of phrase, …

It's Crazy How Beneficial Guest Blogging Is to Your Career (Even if You're Not a Writer)

Whenever I get asked for tips on how to grow someone’s personal brand, guest blogging is always one of my first suggestions. I’ve seen how powerful …

The 7-Minute HIIT Workout Challenge

In the past, we’ve challenged you to do a lot of good-for-you things, like eating clean dinners and shaking up your fitness routine. This time, the …

A 30-Minute Yoga-Pilates Sequence to Ease Tension in Your Back

Whether you've been crushing your workouts at the gym or putting out fires all day at your desk job, strenuous or stressful situations can cause a …

How Black Books Lit My Way Along The Appalachian Trail

"I can confirm that one does not walk 2,000 miles across the face of this country as a black woman without building up an incredible sense of self."<p><b>For many, the</b> <b>Appalachian Trail</b> is a footpath of numbers. There are miles to Maine. The daily chance of precipitation. Distance to the next campsite …

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It'll Be Gone

On a plate, a single banana seems whimsical—yellow and sweet, contained in its own easy-to-open peel. It is a charming breakfast luxury as silly as …

Forestry

Cuba’s nascent tech industry is growing fast

<b>Google's head of Cuba operations, Brett Perlmutter, and Alexis Leiva Machado, a Cuban sculptor, take a selfie at the entrance of a new Google technology center in Havana, Cuba, March 21, 2016. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)</b><p>As icy U.S.-Cuba relations begin to thaw, Cuba’s knowledge economy is waking up. But …

Cuba

The General Who Went to War On Suicide

A commander with a history of depression created a unique way to keep his soldiers from killing themselves. The Army had other ideas.<p><b>On the evening</b> of July 19, 2010, Major General Dana Pittard, the new commander of Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, got a call from the base’s 24-hour duty officer. A …

Mental Health

5 Books That Recruiters Say You Must Read — Even if You Don't Need a Job

Headhunters say books by Malcolm Gladwell, Phil Knight, Martin Ford, and ex-Navy Seals will help you find a job and navigate any career field.<p>Whether …

Employment