Conrad Stewart

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The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health

The potentially harmful effects of loneliness and social isolation on health and longevity, especially among older adults, are well established. For example, in 2013 I reported on research finding that loneliness can impair health by raising levels of stress hormones and inflammation, which in turn …

Psychology

Why humans are cruel

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.<p>Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?<p>The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. In the case of …

Yes, the Truth Still Matters

Pittsburgh — Of all the questions that the ascendancy of Donald Trump has raised — on the value of political experience in governing, on the fitness of business executives as government executives or the profile of the Republicans as defenders of the rich and the Democrats as the sentinels of the …

Jailed Russian hacker: I hacked Democrats 'under the command' of Russian intelligence agents

A Russian hacker believed to be a member of a hacking collective called Lurk said in court over the summer that he was ordered by Russia's security services, known as the FSB, to hack the Democratic National Committee.<p>The hacker, Konstantin Kozlovsky, told a Moscow court in August of this year that …

Jailed Russian hacker: I hacked Democrats 'under the command' of Russian intelligence agents : worldnews

The G.O.P. Is Rotting

A lot of good, honorable Republicans used to believe there was a safe middle ground. You didn’t have to tie yourself hip to hip with Donald Trump, but you didn’t have to go all the way to the other extreme and commit political suicide like the dissident Jeff Flake, either. You could sort of float …

Roy Moore

Terry McAuliffe's Dead-Serious Advice For Democrats: Have Some Fun!

Terry McAuliffe spent 35 years chasing checks from donors, raising millions for Democrats, amassing success and scandal, befriending the Clintons, and earning legendary political status as the high-energy, fun-loving fundraiser known as “the Macker.” Now he’s a governor with a serious record, in a …

It's Not an Act

It’s no longer possible to pretend that President Trump is simply playing at bigotry, hypocrisy, and detachment from reality.<p>Over the past 24 hours, President Trump has delivered a concentrated dose of misinformation, self-sabotage, hypocrisy, and bigotry that stands out even by the standards of …

Donald Trump

Photographer David LaChapelle: ‘I never wanted to shoot another pop star – I was tortured by them’

The evening before we are due to meet, David LaChapelle spends several hours greeting fans and signing books in Berlin. The queue snakes outside his publisher Taschen’s bookshop and down the street. One woman, a middle-aged artist, bares her breasts for a photo with him. Another gets her wrist …

Tupac Shakur

The Making of an American Nazi

How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?<p>On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana, …

You Look Like a Morrissey Fan

On Nov. 10 and 11, the British pop singer and cultural icon Morrissey played two sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl. I attended both shows, admittedly with reservation: Morrissey, my longtime favorite singer, lyricist and hair icon, is making headlines again for his questionable comments, this …

Matt Eich – I Love You, I’m Leaving

I Love You, I’m Leaving<p>[ EPF 2017 – FINALIST ]<p>My introduction to photography was in childhood, as my grandmother was dying of Alzheimer’s disease. …

North Carolina

The professor who correctly predicted decades of US elections explains how Democrats can win 2020

It’s been a heartening week for Democrats. Across the US this election season, Democratic candidates reaped the benefits of voter revulsion against the incompetence and excesses of Donald Trump.<p>But Democrats cannot count on anti-Trumpism alone to carry the party to victory in the 2018 midterm …

38 Stunning Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry Reveal The Intimate Side Of Famous Women

"Letting someone take your picture involves a degree of trust and confidence that I don't have," the late photographer Kate Barry said. You may not …

Importance of religion by country

This page charts a <b>list of countries by importance of religion.</b><p>The table below is based upon global Gallup Poll in 2009 research which asked "Is …

One More Reason to Use Film

I’m currently reading a biography of Leonardo Da Vinci written by Walter Isaacson, who also wrote a biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Da Vinci …

I Did The 'Death By Burpee' Challenge Every Day For 2 Weeks. Here's What Happened.

Yep, even a trainer can get her butt kicked by this powerhouse exercise.<p>The high-intensity phenomenon dominating fitness right now says “less is more.” Less time working out, but way more intensity.<p>As a lady of the ‘90s, I furrow my Brooke Shields eyebrows. I’d rather do aerobics for an hour and a …

Workouts

A GOP Virginia lawmaker on why he sees a resistance wave coming in 2018

A conversation with Rep. Tom Garrett: “Democrats have rightly determined that separating us turns out voters.”<p>Republicans unfazed by Democrats’ landslide victories in the Tuesday elections are taking away entirely the wrong lesson, says one reflective Virginia Republican lawmaker.<p>“Look at the …

Boondocking Locations 2017

Towing our home around the country has given us the opportunity to see more places than we would have ever dreamed of before. The best part we get to …

Democrats can keep winning: Just copy (Bill) Clinton

<i>Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, served as senior adviser for policy and strategy in the Clinton White House. Bruce Reed was assistant to President Bill Clinton for domestic policy.</i><p>When Bill Clinton won the White House 25 years ago this month, he rescued his party from its worst electoral …

Bill Clinton

Why I Switched from Kodak to Ilford Black-and-White Films: Peter DaSilva

Despite our increasingly digitized culture, interest in analog processes is still on the rise. At a time when most of what surrounds us are ephemeral …

Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Joint Examination of American Identity

<i>In 1964, Richard Avedon and James Baldwin published “Nothing Personal,” their collaborative exploration of American identity. This fall, a facsimile edition will be released by Taschen, along with a set of previously unpublished photographs, and an introduction by Hilton Als, which is excerpted</i> …

For irreligious evangelicals, Christianity is about politics—not God

Growing up, I was what today you’d call an evangelical Christian. As a child, I went to Bible camps; as a young adult, I attended a Christian college. Today I teach psychology at a science-supportive college that identifies with an “ever-reforming” religious tradition—but also with an evangelical …

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

What If the Russian Revolution Had Never Happened?

The October Revolution, organized by Vladimir Lenin exactly a century ago, is still relevant today in ways that would have seemed unimaginable when Soviet Communism collapsed.<p>Marxist-Leninism (albeit in the unique capitalist-Maoist form) still propels China, the world’s surging hyperpower, even as …

The lessons of watching Fox News for three weeks nonstop.

For the past three weeks, against my better judgment, I have been watching Fox News non-stop. I have come away from the experience with a persistent …

Bush 41 calls Trump a 'blowhard'; White House strikes back

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House has struck back at both Bush presidents Saturday after the two made stinging comments about President Donald Trump in a new book about the father and son.<p>"If one presidential candidate can disassemble a political party, it speaks volumes about how strong a legacy its past …

George W. Bush

Jerry Berndt: Beautiful America

Jerry Berndt documented the period between 1968 and 1980 in America like no other photographer. Personally involved in the anti-Vietnam War …