Connie Illian

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The New Food Pyramid for Older Adults

The nutrition guidelines you grew up with are outdated. Here’s how to feed your body what it <i>really</i> needs.<p>It’s never too late to start eating …

Nutrition

America is facing an epistemic crisis

What if Mueller proves his case and it doesn’t matter?<p>Over at the Gothamist, Jake Offenhartz has an astounding and richly symbolic story about the latest bit of “fake news” burped up by the alt-right.<p>At Columbia University on Monday, alt-right self-promoter Mike Cernovich gave a speech to College …

Robert Mueller Will Never Get to the Bottom of Russia’s Meddling

The first indictments in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 American presidential elections have made it very clear that “Russia-gate” will be a critical factor in American domestic politics in the months to come. But no matter how deep Mr. Mueller digs and what …

'I will not be complicit.' Jeff Flake's retirement speech, annotated

<i><br>Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was one of President Trump's first GOP critics. Rather than tamp down his criticism of the president to run for reelection next year, Flake announced Tuesday he's retiring. And it's entirely because of Trump. Flake gave a remarkable speech on the Senate floor that amounted</i> …

George W. Bush: Bigotry and white supremacy are 'blasphemy' against the American creed

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former President George W. Bush condemned bigotry and white supremacy Thursday while endorsing policies that run counter to those supported by President Donald Trump.<p>"Our identity as a nation, unlike other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood. …

George W. Bush

Right and Left React to Senator Bob Corker’s Rebuke of Trump

<i>The political news cycle is fast, and keeping up can be overwhelming. Trying to find differing perspectives worth your time is even harder. That’s why we have scoured the internet for political writing from the right and left that you might not have seen.</i><p><i>Has this series exposed you to new ideas?</i></i> …

A Narcissist’s Guide to Helping Others Understand It Is All About You

Excerpted from "The Me-Driven Life: A Narcissist's Guide to Helping Others Understand It Is All About You," by John Barron.<p>Reprinted without permission.<p><b>Chapter 12, "Coping with Natural and Man-Made Disasters," pp 269-277</b><p>Natural disasters and their man-made counterparts (mass shootings, terrorist …

Self-help

21 Insanely Handy Gadgets On Amazon Under $20 | 22 Words

Twenty-one of the handiest gadgets on Amazon that all share one important quality: a splurge-friendly sub-$20 price tag.<p>We hope you find these …

Pioneering app to transform the lives of people with dementia

An innovative new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for people with dementia – improving patient outcomes and reducing the strain …

How flying seriously messes with your mind

Travelling by plane has become an everyday activity – but our bodies and brains are still affected by it.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>With the tiny screen bouncing around in front of us, tinny sound quality and frequent interruptions, …

Tiny Device Allows You To Track Your Car Using Your Smartphone

Have you ever lost your car on a parking lot? It happens.<p>You park and go shopping. When you get back, you don't have a clue where your car is. Then …

Why We Won't Be Ready for the Next Hurricane Harvey Either

The devastating flooding in Houston left by Hurricane Harvey has drawn the normal questions about the government response, from whether officials …

Getting Trump Out of My Brain

Last week The Washington Post published transcripts of Donald Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders. A dear friend sent me an email suggesting I read them because they reveal how Trump’s mind works. But as I tried to click the link a Bartleby-like voice in my head said, “I would prefer not …

Annie Dillard's Classic Essay: 'Total Eclipse'

“Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.”<p><i>Ever since it was first published in 1982, readers—including this one—have thrilled to “Total Eclipse,” Annie Dillard’s masterpiece of literary nonfiction, which describes her personal</i> …

University of Washington

These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I’ve …

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

The white supremacists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend were not ashamed when they shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” They were not ashamed to wear Nazi symbols, to carry torches, to harass and beat counterprotesters. They wanted their beliefs on display.<p>It’s easy to treat …

What I Saw in Charlottesville

And below.<p>Note: a few corrections have been made in the version below: 1. An earlier draft had “Black Rock” instead of “Standing Rock” and …

Rights & Freedoms

Amazing Sights You Can Only See During a Solar Eclipse

Towering flares and daytime planets are among the unique sky shows in store for people in the path of totality.<p>As the moon glides in front of the sun on August 21, millions of people across the United States will have a chance to witness a total solar eclipse. From the Oregon coastline to the South …

Astronomy

Hillary Clinton was exactly the wrong candidate: a technocrat who offered fine-tuning when the country wanted to take a sledgehammer to the machine<p><b>Donald Trump heads to the White House – live updates</b><br>• Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution<p>A month ago I tried to write a column proposing …

Donald Trump

Charlottesville and the Bigotocracy

The late, great Gore Vidal said that we live in “The United States of Amnesia.” Our fatal forgetfulness flares when white bigots come out of their closets, emboldened by the tacit cover they’re given by our president. We cannot pretend that the ugly bigotry unleashed in the streets of …

Minneapolis Earplug Entrepreneur Finds Unique Niche In Autism Community

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — A Minnesota entrepreneur is getting praise from around the country for his tiny idea.<p>“Vibes” are designed not to block outside …

The ‘electric cars aren’t green’ myth debunked

It’s time to bust this thing wide open.<p>‘Electric cars aren’t green’ is a great bit of counter-intuitive headline bait, but it’s bad maths. This is …

Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart

This chart captures the rise in inequality better than any other chart that I’ve seen.

Equality

Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers

Here you'll find lists of reputable manufacturers and authorized dealers of solar filters and viewers; these include companies with which members of …

20 Most Charming Summer Beach Vacations On The East Coast

<i>You spoke, we listened—and here’s what we learned about your favorite summer beach vacations on the East Coast.</i><p>East Coast Summer Beach …

New England

When the World Is Led by a Child

At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist.<p>But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that …

Donald Trump

Can the Saudis get Trump re

At 2.55am on a chilly November night in New York, Donald Trump had just become president-elect of the largest economy on earth. Outside the Hilton …

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

The story of how one metric has changed the way you see the world<p><i>The world feels more dangerous. Our streets seem less safe. The assault on our</i> …

Journalism

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

REI asks customers to challenge Zinke over public lands review

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> National outdoor retailer REI is urging its customers to challenge Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over proposed plans to review what public lands will continue to receive monument classification and federal funding.<p>In an email campaign sent to customers Thursday, …