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50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

Facts don’t matter to Americans, and we should be worried

<b>Kellyanne Conway (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>There’s a lot of variation in how Americans decide what to believe<p>R. Kelly Garrett<p>October 1, 2017 11:29am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll bet that’s true,” before you had all the facts? Most people …

Psychology

When they laughed at rape

It took a visit to a liberal college classroom to understand just how deeply embedded in our culture it truly is<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 22, 2015 1:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Good Men Project.<p>Every so often, a single experience will instantaneously illuminate an aspect of the …

Feminism

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

What’s the takeaway from the placebo phenomenon? More than anything, the results tell us that <i>beliefs</i> matter, perhaps much more than we realize. In …

Italo Calvino Offers 14 Reasons We Should Read the Classics

In a previous post, we brought you the voice of Italian fantasist Italo Calvino, reading from his <i>Invisible Cities</i> and <i>Mr. Palomar</i>. Both of those …

What If Meditation Isn’t Good for You?

The scholars and teachers responsible for the ‘mindfulness revolution’ gather for a landmark conference—and disagree about everything.<p>Mindfulness’s …

'Comedy Is Extraordinarily Difficult': John Cleese On Being Funny

John Cleese is a big, tall, stiff-upper-lipped international symbol of British wit. He's made us laugh in <i>Fawlty Towers</i> and movies including <i>Monty Python and the Holy Grail</i>, <i>Time Bandits</i>, <i>A Fish Called Wanda</i>, and, recently, as the exasperated master of spycraft — Q — who gives James Bond some of his …

Why Is Laughter So Hard to Fake?

0<p>SHARES<p>It’s not easy to get away with fake laughter. Science has shown our brains respond differently to genuine outbursts and forced chuckles, no …

Lebanese Garlic Sauce Recipe: Toum, The Ultimate Guide

If you’ve ever been to a Lebanese restaurant and fell in love with that white garlic sauce that is usually offered with barbq’s or shish tawook …

Recipes

How not to say the wrong thing

Op-Ed<p>How not to say the wrong thing<p>It works in all kinds of crises -- medical, legal, even existential. It's the 'Ring Theory' of kvetching. The first rule is comfort in, dump out.<p>April 07, 2013|Susan Silk and Barry Goldman<p>(Illustration by Wes Bausmith…)<p>When Susan had breast cancer, we heard a lot …

The History of the English Language, Animated

The history of language, that peculiar human faculty that Darwin believed was half art and half instinct, is intricately intertwined with the evolution of our species, our capacity for invention, our understanding of human biology, and even the progress of our gender politics. From the fine folks …

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In 2009, Henstrand took advantage of this freedom to develop and teach a physics class that challenged some fundamental assumptions – specifically, …

Boggs: People want revolution, but don't know what it is

MHP<p>copied!<p>Writer and activist Grace Lee Boggs and Grace Lee, director of "American Revolutionary," join to discuss Detroit and the history of …

Donald Trump

America’s angriest white men: Up close with racism, rage and Southern supremacy

Up close with small-town white rage, with bitter, scary men who feel left behind by economic and cultural change<p>Michael Kimmel<p>November 17, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era”<p>Who are the white supremacists? There has been no formal survey, …

Report: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply Unequal

Students in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Students in Alabama, Mississippi, and D.C., however, are languishing.<p>It’s so common to see studies about the United States’s lackluster academic performance …

23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert

You might be a "quiet type" after all.<p>Think you can spot an introvert in a crowd? Think again. Although the stereotypical introvert may be the one at the party who’s hanging out alone by the food table fiddling with an iPhone, the “social butterfly” can just as easily have an introverted …

You're probably more racist and sexist than you think

Not surprisingly, we tend to hear the most about bigotry and prejudice when it surfaces explicitly: see Oprah Winfrey's recent experience in a high-end Swiss boutique, for example, or the New York police department's stop-and-frisk policies, ruled racially discriminatory by a judge this week. But …

Daniel H. Cohen: For argument's sake

Masturbation PSA From 1975 Features 'Ricky' Caught Masturbating By His Mom (VIDEO)

A 1975 educational video about masturbation -- complete with laughably awkward staging -- has been making the rounds on the Internet.<p>In the video (above), a mother walks in on her son pleasuring himself under the sheets. She reassures him it's normal and that he's doing the right thing by keeping …

7 Memorable Graduation Speeches by Entrepreneurs and Other Leaders

Among the thousands of graduation addresses given each year, these stand out--mostly for the right reasons.<p>In 1994, I witnessed perhaps history's most insane commencement addresses, at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.<p>Connie Chung, then the anchor of CBS Evening News, offered a …

Female Perspectives: Five Novels That Bring Outsiders In

For readers in search of tales that step outside familiar viewpoints, there is an abundance of fiction by women unraveling the big themes of conflict, religion, race and love — from new and different angles. The five novels I'm recommending offer up-close-and-personal engagement with characters who …

Thai Quinoa Salad with Fresh Herbs & Lime Vinaigrette

This vibrant and fresh Thai Quinoa Salad is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, <i>Raising the Salad Bar</i> by Catherine Walthers. It's a healthy eater's dream: flavorful, chock-full of protein and veggies, satisfying and low in fat. I usually make it as a light lunch, but you can also serve it …

How to Persuade Anyone: Four Timeless Strategies

Author Dan Pink's latest book, <i>To Sell is Human</i> argues that everyone is a salesperson. And it's true. Whether you're negotiating an acquisition, recruiting new talent, trying to ink an elusive client, or even just asking for a raise, you need to be well versed in the powers of persuasion.<p>So no …

Focus More on Your Brain and Less on Your Diet to Lose Weight

Weight loss is tricky business. Obviously what you eat has a huge impact on your health and body weight. But anyone who has ever tried to modify …

Red Flag: Why I Ignored The Red Flags In My Relationship And Got Married Anyway (VIDEO)

In a blog post earlier this month, writer Dani Alpert opened up about why she married her ex-husband when she knew she wasn't in love with him.<p>And in a HuffPost Live appearance late last week, she elaborated on some of the glaring red flags she ignored before saying "I do."<p>"We didn't share the same …

BLT Chopped Salad with Corn, Feta + Avocado

BLT Chopped Salad with Corn, Feta + Avocado. (Video!)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 20, 2013 337<p>The times when I’m stoked about a salad are few and far …