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The Dark Psychology of Being a Good Comedian

New research shows that the best humor is both a little bit wrong and a little bit right. Is there something about comedians that makes them better at subversion?<p>Immediately after 9/11, comedy ground to a halt. The <i>Daily Show</i> went off the air for nine days. <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, whose 27th season …

He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

SOUTH THOMASTON, Me. — A former mayor of Poway, a small city in Southern California, wrote a column in August in his local newspaper with this headline: “A gun to my head.”<p>He was upset about how a state law had forced Poway to redo its voting districts so Latinos would have a better chance of …

Right To Vote

Bella Hadid Went Sneaker Shopping In An Interview And People Are Cringing Hard

"Homeboy is gonna like...get it."

Sneaker Startup Allbirds Lands $17.5 Million In New Funding

Allbirds, a San Francisco-based sneaker startup, has raised $17.5 million in new investment. The Series B funding round was led by Tiger Global Management, a New York-based firm that has also backed Warby Parker, Spotify and Facebook. Elephant, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Maveron also invested. The …

Startups

A West Virginia teen taught himself how to build a rapping AI using Kanye West lyrics

Robbie Barrat started building AI on a bet.<p>His high school programming club was arguing about whether artificial intelligence could ever accomplish tasks better than humans. Barrat thought the answer was obvious. A few of his peers, however, weren’t so easily convinced and asked for proof by the …

Artificial Intelligence

Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0 - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that …

11 things to think about when you lose hope over the rise of white nationalism

The number of women of color in the Senate quadrupled. Simone Manuel won. 2016 wasn’t 100 percent terrible.<p>In 2016, a year that’s been marked with more than its fair share of tragedy and high-profile deaths, things in America have been especially grim when it comes to dealing with racism.<p>Central to …

Rights & Freedoms

Engineering's stark racial inequalities revealed by report

Being black or minority ethnic bigger barrier to employment than any other factor finds Royal Academy of Engineering<p>Black engineering graduates are less likely to find jobs than white students with lower second or third class degrees, according to a report that reveals stark inequalities within the …

Higher Education

Happiness study 'lets austerity off the hook', psychologists claim

Clinical psychologists have raised the alarm over a controversial piece of research led by a Labour peer, with one saying it “lets austerity off the hook” as a cause of mental health problems.<p>The London School of Economics study led by Lord Richard Layard, published in early December, found that …

Mental Health

Preserving the history of America’s first black filmmakers

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRead the full transcript below.<b>KARLA MURTHY, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND:</b> In the early part of 20th century, with racial …

Black History

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This man was estranged from his father all his life, and then he ran off with his inheritance.<p>4:01 p.m. Today4:01 p.m. March 31, 2018<p>This father that …

Mergers & Acquisitions

The Top 5 Ways Work Changed In 2016

From minimum wage hikes to higher health care costs, 2016 was a year of big changes for the American worker.<p>It’s probably an understatement to call 2016 a year of turning points.<p>The U.S. presidential election, culminating in Donald Trump’s upset win in November, thrust labor and employment issues …

Paid Leave
South Africa

Should Black People Meet With Donald Trump?

<i>If President-elect Donald J. Trump contacted you for a meeting, would you take it? Is any and every black person who acquiesces to meeting with Trump</i> …

Donald Trump

Here’s the real reason Rust Belt cities and towns voted for Trump

Donald Trump won the 2016 election largely because he carried Rust Belt states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa, doing especially well in small cities and towns.<p>That’s a surprise. Until this election, this group of voters had not followed other regions’ rural, uneducated whites in moving …

Middle-class
Fossil Fuels

8 Cognitive Biases That Will Drive The Future Of Marketing

The human mind is a delicate thing. We like to think that we’re logical, reasonable, and objective in our decision-making—even when we’re strongly affected by our own personal feelings—but the truth is, we’re bad at being objective.<p>There are a number of cognitive biases—flaws in the way we perceive …

Critical Thinking

Inside the makeshift goldmines of Uganda: where poverty, child labour and exploitation reign

Buried in the earth in a rich seam carving its way from Lake Victoria in Uganda, lies the world's most prized metal, gold. But the fight to extract it is perilous and often deadly. <i>Guy Kelly</i> reports on conditions for the desperate workers who dig for it, and the people seeking a glimmer of hope<p>In …

Study Shows Shortfalls in Tracking Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Criminal Justice System

This change could be the first step in serious criminal justice reform.<p>Supporters of criminal justice reform are requesting that law enforcement agencies begin recording the arrest and imprisonment rate for Latinos in America. Right now, only race is reported for national crime statistics, …

Race & Ethnicity
Income Inequality

Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy

For 25 years, invoking this vague and ever-shifting nemesis has been a favourite tactic of the right – and Donald Trump’s victory is its greatest triumph<p>Three weeks ago, around a quarter of the American population elected a demagogue with no prior experience in public service to the presidency. In …

Society

In the black community, a division over charter schools

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b><p>But first: the battle over school choice and public education is likely to intensify under the Trump administration. His choice for …

Multiple Regression Analysis with Excel

November 24, 2016<p><b>654</b> Views <b>1 comment</b><p>Simple regression analysis is commonly used to estimate the relationship between two variables, for example, the …

How Donald Trump's Tax Repatriation Plan Will Create Jobs

Donald Trump’s tax repatriation plan will create jobs, but far more—and more likely—ones for financial engineers rather than real ones.<p>The U.S. …

Donald Trump

Take The Complete Machine Learning Bundle Online Now

Build the AI of the future.<p>Machines are becoming smarter than ever before, and all that artificial intelligence is going to play a crucial role in …

Machine Learning

The Obamas Show Off "Elegant, Simple" Private Residence for Glossy Magazine Feature

Michael S. Smith is one of the most well-known interior decorators in America—he's designed homes for Cindy Crawford, Steven Spielberg, Rupert …

Street Style: The Kicks of Sneaker Con NYC 2016

The first two-day Sneaker Con in New York City came to a close today, and as expected, there wasn’t a shortage of hot kicks to check out.<p>As its …

Shoes

How Jane Jacobs Fought to Save New York

A new documentary shows how the activist successfully battled planning supremo Robert Moses over his plans to put highways through Washington Square …