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Why time management is ruining our lives

The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a writer and self-avowed geek named Merlin Mann. Their biggest professional problem was email, the digital …

Time Management

Renewed Support For Muslim Registry Called 'Abhorrent'

A surrogate of President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked Japanese internment camps as precedent for creating a registry for Muslim immigrants. This comes less than a week after the Kansas secretary of state told Reuters that Trump's team might reprise a post-Sept. 11 national registry of …

Rights & Freedoms

Associated Press News

Which is the world's kindest country?

It's World Kindness Day! Introduced in 1998, it is a celebration of kindness in all its forms. How can you contribute? "Make a vegetable patch and grow your own produce," says the Kindness Day UK website. "Say good morning to everyone on your way into work, bring in treats for your colleagues, or …

Top 10

Breaking Ground on a Bold New Vision to Address Climate Change: Restoring North America's Amazon

<b>On November 4, the historic Paris Agreement for global action on climate change will enter into force, catalyzing collective action by governments, civil society organizations, and businesses to collaborate on building a 2°C future.</b><p>"Now we must move from words to deeds and put Paris into action," …

I called Donald Trump a revolting slug in parliament, but my message was not just for him

When a powerful man brags about sexually assaulting women, those in positions of leadership are precisely the ones who should speak out<p>On Thursday, the New South Wales parliament’s upper house unanimously passed my motion condemning Donald Trump for his misogynistic, hateful comments which clearly …

Donald Trump

White, Conservative, Christian Friends -- I Wish You Really Were Pro-Life

You tell me that you're voting for Donald Trump for one reason: because you're pro-life.<p>Despite everything you've seen and know about this man (much of which you openly lament), you say that you just can't support someone who doesn't share your burden, and that you're voting solely this issue.<p>Life, …

Even in Losing, Trump Is Making America Hate Again

Donald Trump's campaign is sputtering, but those who watch extremists say he's emboldened some of the ugliest forces in America.<p>Barring the act of a mischief god, Donald Trump isn't going to be president. Even when he has drawn even with Hillary Clinton in the polls, he appeared to have a ceiling …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Muslims Made Fun of Donald Trump's Islamophobia Debate Answer With #MuslimsReportStuff

Twitter users roundly mocked Donald Trump with the hashtag #MuslimsReportStuff, after he answered a question at the presidential debate about …

U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva.<p>This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the …

Black History

Donald Trump on terror is just McCarthyism for a new age

While the Republican’s responses are hysterical, they fit with an American tradition of exploiting existential fear<p>The Republican candidate for the presidency, Donald Trump, now reacts to any terrorist incident with crude cynicism. While the incessant killings of Americans by Americans prove only …

Political Science

The 1 Word and 2 Questions Your Brain Needs to Defuse Terrifying Conversations

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 you're intentions are good (mostly). So you swallow hard and head in. Then, somewhere …

Column: Trump’s rise is white rage veiled as political strategy

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the final session of the Republican National Convention. (Photo by Mark …

Lindsey Graham

If Trump won't pay his bills, will he pay America's?

For several years now, two colleagues and I have been interviewing white working-class voters in the Midwest about their political beliefs. Our interviews suggest a strategy for defeating<p>Donald Trump.<p>The biggest surprise was what the word "conservative" means to these voters. Before we conducted …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s strange speaking style, as explained by linguists

Is Donald Trump a throwback to ancient oratory — or an undisciplined rambler?<p>When Donald Trump goes off script, transcribing him can be a challenge. As someone covering him during this campaign, I can attest to this. When he’s speaking off the cuff, his rambling remarks can be full of digressions …

Donald Trump

Why Trump Isn’t Tweeting About the Olympics

You’d think two weeks of winning might be a golden opportunity. For this campaign, it's just the opposite.<p>You’d think Donald Trump would love the Olympics: The flag-waving pageantry, the pure, unbridled patriotism—and, my god, the winning. So much winning you almost get tired of the winning.<p>But …

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Donald Trump Is Making America Meaner

FOREST GROVE, Ore. — ALL across America, in little towns like this one, Donald Trump is mainstreaming hate.<p>This community of Forest Grove, near the farm where I grew up in western Oregon, has historically been a charming, friendly and welcoming community. But in the middle of a physics class at the …

Donald Trump

Trump and the exploitation of right rage: It’s not the economy, stupid, that’s attracting angry white men to him

The brainwashing of Trump loyalists by right wing media is on display every day — and it’s disturbing<p>We've all seen the videos replayed over and over again on social media and cable news. The past couple of weeks, however, featured two videos illustrating what I'd consider to be typical Trump …

What We Learned About Trump’s Supporters This Week

If Donald Trump loses the Presidential election, this week may be remembered as the point in the campaign when his defeat became obvious and inevitable. The number of controversies, reckless statements, and outright lies from Trump this week was dizzying. He toyed with the idea of political …

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

We Can't Tear Our Eyes From NASA's First Supernova GIF

Scientists at NASA just caught an amazing first: the bursting of a supernova.<p>In case you don't know what a supernova is, it's the explosion of a …

Destination restaurants worth a day trip out of San Francisco

It's summer — or summer-ish, at least, depending on the weather and day — and the urge to get out of town is hitting most office workers right about now.<p>To satisfy those travel urges without getting on a plane or using vacation days, this local travel guide was put together. Setting a travel range …

Scientists have come up with strategies to address an often overlooked contributor to weight gain

The average adult is 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960. Our growing girth adds some US$200 billion per year to our health care expenditure, amounting to a severe health crisis.<p>Drug research has not yielded a pill that helps people lose weight and keep it off. Traditional approaches such as diet …

Would Donald Trump’s supporters like to travel in an airliner flown by an amateur?

Come January next year the United States may have a president who says on the record that he would cancel defence treaties with Japan and South Korea and that he wouldn’t mind those countries going nuclear, thereby reversing the non-proliferation policy which America has held since the Second World …

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

While best known for his "I Have a Dream" speech, King's legacy included much more than that.<p>If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don't want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them …

Black History

Donald Trump and Birthright Citizenship: The Right Debate

As Donald Trump seeks to ride proposed legislative repeal of the Fourteenth Amendment's citizenship clause to the Republican presidential nomination, several of his rivals have called this debate a distraction. In fact, it speaks very directly to a central issue for any presidential candidate and …

The myth of religious violence

As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging through the Middle East, tearing apart the modern nation-states of Syria and Iraq created by departing European colonialists, it may be difficult to believe we are living in the 21st century. The sight of throngs of terrified refugees …