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Meet the People Who Listen to Podcasts at Super-Fast Speeds

"I have often, when finding out about a new podcast with a large back catalog, made myself a 100-hour-plus playlist to catch up."<p><b>Rachel Kenny started</b> listening to podcasts in 2015 — and quickly fell behind. "As I started subscribing to more and more podcasts, they started stacking up, and I …

The Cheapest Generation

Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy<p>In 2009, Ford brought its new supermini, the Fiesta, over from Europe in a brave attempt to attract the attention of young Americans. It passed out 100 of the cars to influential bloggers for a free six-month …

How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent—and reap a profit from it.<p>For years, Rudy North woke up at 9 <i>A</i>.<i>M</i>. and read the Las Vegas <i>Review-Journal</i> while eating a piece of toast. Then he read a novel—he liked James Patterson and Clive Cussler—or, if he …

Equality

The Health Reform That Hasn’t Been Tried

ObamaCare subsidizes bloated insurance policies. Republicans should try a whole new approach.<p>Republicans have now failed twice to repeal and replace ObamaCare. But their whole focus has been wrong. The debate centered, like ObamaCare, on the number of people with health insurance. A more direct …

Health Care

The Atlantic

"Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and most importantly a fierce, fierce friend." (from 2015)

WIRED

"To regularly pretend that the news upends conventional wisdom invites readers to lose faith in science." (via The Atlantic)

South Korea Is Right

Trump has characterized its policy as “appeasement.” But Seoul’s approach is far more sensible than Washington’s.<p>Here’s a rallying cry for Democrats unsure what to say about the North Korean nuclear crisis: The South Koreans are right. On Sunday, in a typically self-aggrandizing and grammatically …

North Korea

How science found a way to help coma patients communicate

On 20 December 1999, a young man pulled away in his car from his grandfather’s house in Sarnia, Ontario, with his girlfriend in the passenger seat beside him. Scott Routley, who was 26, had studied physics at the University of Waterloo and had a promising career in robotics ahead of him. But at an …

Medicine

The New Front in the Gerrymandering Wars: Democracy vs. Math

In the late spring of 2011, Dale Schultz walked the short block in Madison from his State Senate office in the Wisconsin Capitol to the glass-­paneled building of Michael Best & Friedrich, a law firm with deep ties to his Republican Party. First elected in 1982, Schultz placed himself within the …

The case against antifa

The anti-fascist movement often deploys violence in its protests — and that could seriously backfire.<p>Over the weekend, activists descended on Berkeley, California, and attacked peaceful protesters. But it wasn’t far-right white supremacists leading the violence this time, as was the case in …

Rights & Freedoms

Measuring tax paid against share of income earned and wealth owned reveals the US tax system has become less progressive – and in Britain it is a similar picture<p>Denis Healey never actually said he intended to squeeze the rich until the pips squeaked. The man who would soon be Labour chancellor was …

Economics

The Wolf Hall novelist on the 20th anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales, an icon ‘only loosely based on the young woman born Diana Spencer’<p>Illustration by Marc Aspinall<p>Royal time should move slowly and by its own laws: creeping, like the flow of chrism from a jar. But 20 ordinary years …

Tony Blair

Democrats’ 2018 gerrymandering problem is really bad

A leading forecast says they’ll get 54% of the votes — and only 47% of the seats.<p>If elections for the US House of Representatives were held today, polling averages suggest Democrats would get a little bit over 54 percent of the vote.<p>That would be a big win. For context, Barack Obama won just under …

Republicans

Four book series that are shaping the future of science fiction on television

Here are the searingly original visions that will soon set your monitors on fire.<p>If recent Hollywood deals are any indication, science fiction on TV …

Getting To The Core Of Exercises Said To Strengthen 'Mum Tum'

Last week, NPR had a story that garnered a huge response from listeners and Shots readers.<p>The story was on a medical condition that causes a soft, bulging belly, sometimes referred to as "mommy pooch" or "mummy tummy," because it's especially common among women in the months after they give birth. …

Muscle

Trump Has Quietly Accomplished More Than It Appears

The chaos, legislative fumbling, and legal jeopardy should not obscure the ways that the administration is remaking federal policy in consequential ways.<p>Imagine, if you will, that there is a shadow government.<p>The actual government, the administration of Donald Trump, is coming off the worst week of …

Donald Trump

If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef

With one dietary change, the U.S. could almost meet greenhouse-gas emission goals.<p>Ecoanxiety is an emerging condition. Named in 2011, the American Psychological Association recently described it as the dread and helplessness that come with “watching the slow and seemingly irrevocable impacts of …

Agriculture

The Atlantic

“Our biases lead to sub-optimal talent selection decisions when evaluating resumes." (from 2015)

Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain

For middle-aged women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, researchers caution.<p>Studies in mice indicate that a single hormone whose levels rise at menopause could be responsible for a characteristic redistribution of weight …

University of Washington

Flattening The 'Mummy Tummy' With 1 Exercise, 10 Minutes A Day

I admit it. I have a "mummy tummy," also known as "mommy pooch." You know, that soft jelly belly you retain after having a baby — it makes you look a few months pregnant.<p>I've tried to convince myself that the pooch is a valiant badge of motherhood, but who am I kidding? The pooch bothers me. And it …

Pregnancy

Political amateurs are a threat to democracy

What we need is more expertise and experience, not less.<p>We’ve heard a lot lately about the threats to democracy in the US and other Western countries where as recently as a year ago, we naively assumed certain truths to be self-evident, and certain structures and values to be in place. Attacks on a …

After Minneapolis police shooting of Justine Damond, it's time to decide who runs this town

Thomas Falloon, one of my paternal great-great-grandfathers, arrived here in Minneapolis from Ireland around the time of the Civil War. His daughter, …

Kin Aesthetics // Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice

Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.<p>In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can …

Psychology

Who cares what’s wrong with Donald Trump? What’s wrong with us?

So here we are, six months later. How time has trudged.<p>But the calendar does not lie. On Thursday, we will be half a year through the Trump Era. And, …

EU referendum and Brexit,UK news,European Union,Foreign policy,Article 50,Politics,Theresa May,Boris Johnson,David Davis,Liam Fox<p>The country will not tolerate having so much put at risk for a few jingoistic illusions<p>What next from the lords of misrule, the Tory hard Brexiters who seem to be …

Great Britain

bell hooks On The State Of Feminism And How To Move Forward Under Trump: BUST Interview

Writer and activist bell hooks helps us process the post-election state of feminism, and tells us how to move forward in the era of TrumpBy Lux …

Being busy is killing our ability to think creatively

The other day a friend mentioned that he’s looking forward to autonomous cars, as it will help lower the accident and fatality rates caused by …

Creativity

The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield

Anna didn’t want to keep her feelings secret. As far as she knew, neither did D.J. In recent weeks, their relationship had changed, and it wasn’t clear when or how to share the news. ‘‘It’s your call,’’ she said to him in the lead-up to a meeting with his mother and older brother. ‘‘It’s your …