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20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

This “cool black girl” is gone

Black women have our own version of the “cool girl” to make white people comfortable. That used to be me<p>“I have a tattoo of a Confederate flag,” my date tells me. I look up from my coffee in disbelief.<p>In his defense, he says it sheepishly, like he’s confessing something he knows he should be …

19 Quokka Photos So Cute They'll Make You Scream At Your Phone In Delight

I don't care what anyone says, they ARE the happiest animal in the world.

The west’s wealth is based on slavery. Reparations should be paid | Kehinde Andrews

If the countries and companies that became rich by exploiting human flesh paid their debts, the world would be a radically different and fairer place<p>The west is built on racism; and not in some abstract or merely historical way. Genocide of over 80% of the natives of the Americas in the 15th and …

Globalization

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

In an exclusive extract from his new cookbook Made at Home, Giorgio Locatelli suggests four classic store-cupboard pasta dishes that will never fail<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much …

Schadenfreude

How we got from George W. Bush to Donald Trump: Liberals had more to do with it than we’d like to think

<b>George W. Bush; Donald Trump (AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Evan Vucci)</b><p>History may view the Obama presidency as a brief (and failed) neoliberal interlude on the road to American fascism<p>Anis Shivani<p>August 13, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>The arrival of Donald J. Trump feels like the completion of the cycle I was writing …

Political Science

The unsustainable whiteness of green

Communities of color strongly support the environmental movement — but why aren’t they represented?<p>Aaron Mair’s story starts out all too familiar to people of color who have encountered any of the big green groups: He asked one for help dealing with an issue of critical importance to the health of …

Trump won on “white fright”: Why identity politics win elections

Salon talks to Christopher Parker about why the Democrats should “play the race card” in the next election<p>The United States of America has become a giant church basement where members of Alcoholics Anonymous congregate to commiserate over their self-made problems. Sobriety never lasts, because …

AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues

Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets -- a 64 percent success rate -- and earlier this year, Browder …

UN accuses rivals in DR Congo of fuelling ethnic hatred

The UN human rights chief accused the government in the Democratic Republic of Congo of backing a new armed group behind "horrific attacks" in Kasai provinces which included the killing and mutilating hundreds of civilians.<p>Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Tuesday called for an independent, international …

'Mexico needs healing’: the first indigenous woman to run for president

María de Jesús Patricio Martínez has been providing herbal remedies for decades – and she’s poised to apply her skills in the political arena<p>María de Jesús Patricio Martínez has always had a gift for curing people’s ailments, an ability she attributes to her close connection with the Earth.<p>Born and …

The “personal essay boom” is dead. Long live the personal essay!

In a world where women’s voices are still being shut out, the confessional essay remains a vital form<p>In the fifth episode of Jill Soloway's Amazon series "I Love Dick," titled "A Short History of Weird Girls," we listen and watch as various characters from the show share their most intimate moments …

22 Dogs That Prove We Don’t Deserve Dogs

Good boys.

Watch 18 Minutes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld Bloopers

Sometimes you just need to settle in and watch professional actors cracking up, over and over. That's what we have for you today.<p>In the two videos …

Comic Books

Brain surgery with a tree saw: How one neurosurgeon changed the game for a Tanzanian hospital

At first, the visiting doctor thought there was no way he could open up a man’s skull at this rural hospital<p>Brain surgery, or at least anything more complex than drilling burr holes, was out of the question at Haydom Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania. The theaters had no operating microscope. The …

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out …

Donald Trump

Beware the Trump brain rot: The cognitive effects of this administration’s actions could be disastrous

<b>(Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>Democracy isn’t all that’s at risk under Trump’s agenda. There’s a 5-point attack happening on our nation’s minds<p>February 25, 2017 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Thirty years ago one of the most famous public service announcement ad campaigns was launched. “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” featured …

What to do if you have a student loan serviced by Navient

People who feel they have been wronged by student loan servicer Navient Corp. have a few options for what to do next, a student loan expert said.<p>Navient, which used to be part of Sallie Mae and is the nation's largest servicer of student loans, was sued Wednesday by the Consumer Financial …

Student Loan Collector Navient Sued for Overcharging Borrowers

Navient, the nation's largest student loan servicer — and formerly part of Sallie Mae — was just hit with a federal lawsuit that alleges the company deceived borrowers to the tune of $4 billion.<p>Customers who took out student loans were hit with unnecessary interest payments, denied options to …

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being …

Literally Just 21 Super Cute Pictures Of Dwarf Bunnies That’ll Make You Say “Aww”

So soft, so small, so cuddly.

This Little Japanese Chin And Her Big Saint Bernard Brother Are Adorable Best Friends

Did I mention that their names are Lulu and Blizzard?

ACLU fires salvo against President-elect Donald Trump: “We’ll see him in court”

the ACLU is rolling up its sleeves and preparing to fight the next administration<p>The American Civil Liberties Union is rolling up its sleeves in preparation to fight president-elect Donald Trump.<p>The ACLU urged Trump to change his unconstitutional proposals in a statement Wednesday, threatening …

How scientists proved the wrong man was blamed for bringing HIV to the U.S.

The Canadian flight attendant widely blamed for bringing HIV to the United States and triggering an epidemic that has killed nearly 700,000 people has been exonerated by science, more than 30 years after his death.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers used newly …

Public Health

The Slow Fade Of Tom Hanks

For over 30 years, Tom Hanks has been one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars — the quintessential Dad. But that simple likability camouflages the political potency of Hanks and the brand of white, middle-class Dad he’s come to represent.<p><b>When Tom Hanks</b> won his first Oscar for <i>Philadelphia</i> in 1994 — …

Google researchers aim to prevent AIs from discriminating

Garbage in, garbage out — that’s always been a rule of computing, and machine learning systems are no exception. These elementary AIs only know what we tell them, and if that data carries a bias of any kind, so too will the system trained on it. Google is looking to avoid such awkward and …

Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming as biased as we are

When you perform a Google search for every day queries, you don’t typically expect systemic racism to rear its ugly head. Yet, if you’re a woman searching for a hairstyle, that’s exactly what you might find.<p>A simple Google image search for ‘women’s professional hairstyles’ returns the …

You’re likely optimistic about the future of America, unless you’re white

Minorities are hopeful about the future of the nation, while whites aren’t<p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class.<p>Guess which one is more optimistic about the country's future and …

Feminist bookstore from 'Portlandia' politely tells the show to f*ck itself

Feminist bookstore In Other Words has some words they'd like to share with the television show <i>Portlandia</i>.<p>Those words are: "F*ck you."<p>The television …

Feminism