Bren Sardar

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The bench is out there: Democrats hunt for a new generation – and Clinton's VP

The full-on campaign for US president is barely a week old, but 43-year-old Marco Rubio added a new wrinkle with three words: “Yesterday is over.”<p>In declaring his candidacy the day after Hillary Clinton began the race for the White House in earnest, the Florida senator previewed a key line of …

Government

Carb Cycling For Fat Loss and Muscle Maintenance

Ever since the infamous Atkins diet made headlines, it seems as if carbohydrates have been receiving a great deal of attention, even more so than fat …

June 2014

Microbes provide insights into evolution of human language

Big brains do not explain why only humans use sophisticated language, according to researchers who have discovered that even a species of pond life …

The rise of 'Motherism’ – prejudice against stay-at-home mums

Prejudice against stay-at-home mothers should be confronted, warns Dr Aric Sigman, a leading child development expert<p>Stay-at-home mothers are increasingly facing a damaging but unspoken prejudice that assumes they are stupid, lazy and unattractive, a leading child development expert has warned.<p>Dr …

George Osborne

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

Government Shutdown: Don’t Believe the Hype

Government wants you to play a role in the "shutdown" of the federal government. Your role is to panic.<p>Republicans and Democrats both assume that …

The Scientific Best Exercises For Each Muscle Group

That being said, the person doing some of the testing is Bret Contreras who is a highly respected source in the fitness community.<p><i>Our Weekly Hot Girl</i> …

Superheroes Have To Take Their Kids To School Too (ILLUSTRATIONS)

School mornings are stressful, even for the most organized and creative parents. If you ever feel like it would take a superhero to get your kids out the door on time, this series of images by Andry "Shango" Rajoelina, an artist and animator based in Paris, is for you.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>'Justice Families'<p>…

Gender pay gap: The familiar line that “women make 77 cents to every man’s dollar” simply isn’t accurate.

How many times have you heard that “women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men”? Barack Obama said it during his last …

Evil Under the Sun: The Endgame for 'Breaking Bad'

"Say my name!" Walter White commanded last year, in his most deliriously evil <i>Breaking Bad</i> moment yet. Standing out in the desert sun, his bald head …

Yes, women do need abortions after 20 weeks

A new analysis shows why laws like Texas’ 20 week abortion ban are a threat to women’s health and safety<p>Cable news and other mainstream coverage of Texas' new abortion ban (and other states' pre-viability abortion laws) has very little to do with the realities facing women seeking abortions after …

“Zealot”: The real Jesus

Reza Aslan argues that the historical Jesus was not an unworldly pacifist preaching a creed of universal love<p>Very little is known about the historical Jesus, as opposed to the Jesus of myth who appears in the New Testament. He is mentioned by the 1st-century historian Flavius Josephus in reference …

A 6:36 Mile in Death Valley While Dressed as Darth Vader

Naturally, Jonathan Rice has dubbed his annual run The Darth Valley Challenge.<p>From the sure-why-not file comes word of another successful year for the Darth Valley Challenge, a costumed heat-running adventure that's the brainchild of Colorado resident Jonathan Rice.<p>As the <i>Longmont Times-Call</i> …

Ruined Childhood of the Day: Child Hoping to Meet Iron Man Crushed When Robert Downey Jr. Arrives

Here’s a photo of 18-month-old boy Jaxson Denno from Sunderland, Massachusetts, bawling in utter disappointment after his hope to meet The Iron Man was instantly crushed by the arrival of plain-clothed Robert Downey Jr., the 48-year-old Hollywood actor who stars in the film adaptations as the superhero’s alter ego Tony Stark. Hat tip goes to Gawker!

Muscle Protein Synthesis: Quantity, Timing, Digestion And Enhancement

What is it? How does it work? Why is it important?<p>The science of digestion and utilization has always been confusing—not just for the layperson, but …

Jim Carrey is not the first actor to withdraw support from his own film

Kick-Ass 2 should have resurrected Jim Carrey's career. It promised to be the antidote to Carrey's current professional malaise. The public have …

Sexual preference is wrong: Say sexual orientation instead.

There are some phrases that should just be done away with, but over time they are used and heard so routinely that we develop a sort of soft spot for …

Game of Thrones' Hectic, Morally Complex, Crowdsurfing Season Finale

Our roundtable on "Mhysa," the 10th episode in the HBO show's third season.<p>HBO<p>Every week for the third season of HBO's fantasy series <i>Game of Thrones</i>, our roundtable of Ross Douthat (columnist, <i>The New York Times</i>), Spencer Kornhaber (entertainment editor, TheAtlantic.com), and Christopher Orr (senior …

Paleo diet is half-baked

Basic biology dictates that there’s no way we can eat exactly like our hunter–gatherer ancestors<p>Meet Grok. According to his online profile, he is a tall, lean, ripped and agile 30-year-old. By every measure, Grok is in superb health: low blood pressure; no inflammation; ideal levels of insulin, …

World’s largest study on gay parents finds the kids are more than all right

According to the report, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the national average<p>According to preliminary findings from the world's largest study on the issue, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the children of straight parents on a …

Want your partner to stay fit and faithful? Put it on paper

Experts say that “lifestyle clauses” dictating how a couple will live are on the rise<p>If your partner leaves tea bags around the house, or makes an obnoxious lip-smacking sound after taking a sip of water, here's one way to rid them of their annoying little habits: threaten legal action. The latest …

White pride in my classroom

He made me uncomfortable and challenged my worldview. But the biggest surprise: I ended up liking him<p>I didn’t recognize his name at first. It was his writing that caught my attention. An autobiography in 100 words. That was the first assignment, and it was as much for me to get to know my students …

Prayers for Oklahoma: Wolf Blitzer and other journalists should leave God and miracles out of natural disasters.

Yesterday, while trekking through the rubble from Monday’s horrific tornado in Moore, Okla., CNN’s Wolf Blitzer stopped to interview a survivor …

“The Office’s” sugar-coated finale

In the end, it argued that settling for a mediocre job for way too long can bring you happiness beyond measure<p>It is an article of faith that the American version of “The Office” is— or, I should say, was— nicer and kinder than its British progenitor. The original “Office,” with its endless shots of …