Chad Thoreson

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Chris Rock in a Hard Place: On Infidelity, His New Tour and Starting Over

<b>Last October, Chris Rock</b> drove from his New Jersey home to Greenwich Village’s Comedy Cellar and slipped inside undetected. The Comedy Cellar charges …

Comedy

7 Worthwhile Uses For Your Old Phone or Tablet

No need for it to be sitting useless in a drawer.<p>When it's time to upgrade to a new phone or tablet, the question comes up: What do you do with the old one?<p>You've got a few options to pick from. You could pass it on to a friend or family member, if you're feeling generous, or you could take …

The Case for a Taxpayer-Supported Version of Facebook

“A public social media platform would have the civic mission of providing us a diverse and global view of the world.”<p>There’s a wealth of tech-centric explanations for a 2016 presidential election that defied expectations and has many Americans scared about our civic future. Fake news. Cambridge …

Everything You Need to Know About Africa's Beer Culture

Everything You Need to Know About Africa’s Beer Culture<p>6 minute Read<p>Wine, palm oil, cocoa, and coffee are among the agricultural products Americans …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

The gentrification of college hoops

An Undefeated analysis shows that first-generation college students are starting to disappear from NCAA sports<p>When Tremont Waters was in sixth grade, …

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Cleaning

Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly

<b>A US dairy faces an overtime bill of about $10m (£8m), after a group of truck drivers won a pay dispute that hinged on some punctuation.</b><p>An appeal court sided with the drivers, saying the lack of a comma in the state of Maine's overtime laws made the regulations too ambiguous.<p>The ruling has been …

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:<p>Take a look at EVERLEARNERS.COM<p>If you are anything like me, you have discovered …

Riding Along With Milwaukee's Counselors For Traumatized Youths

In Milwaukee, and cities across the country, mental health workers partner with cops to heal those left in the wake of violence through a science-driven police reform that may be immune to Trump-era politics.<p><b>Tai Hooper, 34,</b> and Hendriel Anderson, 40, roll into the parking lot of a Northwest …

The many challenges facing Trump's wall

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is following through with one of the first pledges he made a year and a half ago when he announced his long-shot bid for the White House -- directing federal resources toward building a wall along the southern border.<p>But the reality of building the wall could be more …

Donald Trump

When Their Shifts End, Uber Drivers Set Up Camp in Parking Lots Across the U.S.

<b>In the 1970s, the Safeway grocery store in San Francisco’s gleaming Marina neighborhood, known as the Social Safeway, was a cornerstone of the</b> …

San Francisco

How Do You Know If Aid Really Works? Turns Out ... We Often Don't

<b>This post has been updated to include more information about the evaluation work done by GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance.</b><p>It seems like a no-brainer. Before you spend big bucks on a massive effort to improve life for the world's poorest — say, distributing millions of free bed nets against malarial …

How America's Thinking Changed Under Obama | FiveThirtyEight

Public opinion on 32 big issues over the past eight years<p>President Obama is leaving office with a muddled public standing. On one hand, he’s …

Political Science

Facebook wants to make journalism great again, releases lengthy plan

Facebook wants to help journalism thrive, and it has a plan.<p>Facebook on Wednesday announced "the Facebook Journalism Project," a new initiative that …

Cities of the Old

Across the country, spontaneously arising communities of elderly people are challenging American health care — but also creating labs for smarter ways to think about aging.<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A tiny Russian-language library in an upstate New York apartment complex is not a typical setting for a yoga …

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary

As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future.<p>Last summer, five months after being released from prison, Albert Woodfox went to Harlem. It was there, in 1969, during his last week of freedom, that he met members of the Black Panther …

The Google search that launched Dylann Roof's journey from casual racist to mass murderer

No one recruited Dylann Roof. His foray into violent white nationalism arose from a single internet search engine query.<p>"The event that truly …

Rights & Freedoms

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country? | Charles Foran

Telling an Italian or French citizen they lack a “core identity” may not be the best vote-winning strategy<p>Can any nation truly behave 'postnationally' – ie without state governance and control? The simple answer is no<p>As 2017 begins, Canada may be the last immigrant nation left standing. Our …

Canada

The Return of Civil Disobedience

The sixties produced a conviction that “democracy is in the streets.” The Trump era may echo that.<p>On December 6th, less than a month after the election, Vice-President Joe Biden, who was in New York to receive the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award, for his decades of public service, used the …

The dirty secret about your clothes

AUROVILLE, India — In the Colours of Nature dye house, Vijayakumar Varathan is busy prepping a vat of indigo. At 51, he looks frail, with a tanned body made mostly of bones, but he runs to and fro, setting up an open fire where he’ll brew cauldrons of natural colorants made from plants.<p>He’s worked …

Child Care Scarcity Has Very Real Consequences For Working Families

One of the most stressful questions a new parent confronts is, "Who's going to take care of my baby when I go back to work?"<p>Figuring out the answer to that question is often not easy. When NPR, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, surveyed …

How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

Time Management

“Nature is not good to human beings”: The chairman of the world’s biggest food company makes the case for a new kind of diet

The modern food movement has brought us to a fork in the road. On one path are people who say it is enough to eat the fresh fruits and vegetables that spring from the earth, the milk from our cows, and the meat from farmed animals. Simplicity is the path to fulfillment, and sticking close to nature …

Nutrition

After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments

It was Oct. 11, 2015, and a middle-aged man and a young woman, both severely obese, were struggling with the same lump-in-the-throat feeling. The next day they were going to have an irreversible operation. Were they on the threshold of a new beginning or a terrible mistake?<p>They were strangers, …

The world’s first solar panel-paved road has opened in France

At this rate, just about every man-made surface there is could be covered in solar panels in the future.<p>Yesterday, Tourouvre-au-Perche, a small town in northern France, opened what is likely the first road paved in solar panels in the world, the Guardian reported. The road is roughly 1 km (0.6 …

Clean Energy

America’s Best Backgammon Player Works at Goldman Sachs

In the course of its recent resurgence, the ancient game of backgammon has excited all sorts of sporty elites.<p>Prominent fans include the hedge-fund …

When Women Choose Children Over a Career

“I went to a job interview after my first daughter was born and cried the whole way home.”<p><i>This is the third story in a seven-part series looking at women’s ambitions in the years following college.</i><p>When we began interviewing our former classmates at Northwestern, we expected to encounter a few …