Daniel Miressi

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Education for Death: The Making of Nazi–Walt Disney’s 1943 Propaganda Film Shows How Fascists Are Made

During World War II, Walt Disney entered into a contract with the US government to develop 32 animated shorts. Nearly bankrupted by <i>Fantasia</i> (1940), …

Ask Ethan: How Do Gravitational Waves Escape From A Black Hole?

Perhaps the greatest discovery of all announced in 2016 was the direct detection of gravitational waves. Even though they had been predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity 101 years prior, it took the development of a laser interferometer sensitive to ripples in space that would …

What it's like using the 'iPhone of vaporizers' — a $275 gadget that lets you smoke weed on the go

The marijuana retail industry has been disrupted again and again.<p>Years ago, glass bongs, pipes, and joints dominated the pot paraphernalia space. Those devices gave way to clunky desktop vaporizers used for inhaling marijuana vapor. They gained in popularity through the mid-2000s by delivering …

Cannabis

Obama's Piece In 'The Economist' Gets Everything Wrong

<b>PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS</b> written an “open letter” of several thousand words to <i>The Economist</i> about capitalism, immigration, the economy and the economic areas on which his successor should focus.<p>The whole thing encapsulates the wrongheaded and obstinately held thinking that has brought the U.S. and the …

Economics

6 Reasons Why Obama Is Wrong About Obamacare

On August 2, an extraordinary editorial appeared on the website of the scholarly <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i>, a one-of-a-kind article …

Why the anti-tyranny case for the 2nd Amendment shouldn't be dismissed so quickly

Do people have a right to defend themselves against a tyrannical government? And does the Second Amendment reinforce that right? Donald Trump appeared to be referring to such a right recently, in his muddled comments about "Second Amendment people." But trying to discern the thinking behind Trump’s …

Herschel Walker's Fitness & Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

As a boy I followed the Dallas Cowboys, and one of the players I really admired was Herschel Walker. He was a beast, but the guy could move like …

Exercise

Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex

Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her …

How sea otters help save the planet

New research into the complex links of the food chain suggest that the lovable mammals play a key role in managing carbon dioxide levels<p>Charles Darwin once mused on the impacts that predators could have on the landscapes around them. In particular, he wondered – in <i>On the Origin of Species</i> – how …

Bumblebees

The First World War: a complete timeline

THE OPENING SHOTS: AUG - SEP 1914<p><b>August 4-25, 1914: German invasion of Belgium</b><p>German troops captured most of Belgium, including the fortress of Liège, with the Belgians losing 30,000 men and the Germans just 2,000.<p><b>August 7-25, 1914: Battle of the Frontiers</b><p>The French Plan XVII called for an …

Airbnb-style rentals, for those who like a good toke

"Sometimes, we'll [put] out 50 rolled joints. It's like a candy shop in the house."<p>Deborah Button, B&B owner

Every Single Pinky and the Brain Plan to Take Over the World, Ranked

Are you pondering what I’m pondering? No, it has nothing to do with monkeys and dental floss. We’re ranking every single one of Brain’s schemes—both …

The Man Who Made the Novel

Loving and loathing Samuel Richardson.<p>It’s hard to imagine a more unlikely novelist than Samuel Richardson. The son of a carpenter, he attended school only intermittently until he was seventeen, when his formal education ended and he was apprenticed to a printer. He didn’t publish his first novel …

Literature

All You Need to Make Barbecue Sauce Is This Formula

Cheaper, tastier, better: It's time to learn how to make homemade barbecue sauce.<p>A good sauce can save your backyard barbecue from charred yard bird to chicken wings so good, you could charge for 'em. The problem is that most store-bought barbecue sauces just aren't that stellar. They're …

The Best Foods to Replenish Electrolytes

Looking to avoid sugary fillers after your run? These fruits, veggies, dairy, and whole grains can provide the nutrients your body needs.<p><b>Replenish the Right Way</b><br>Most exercisers can get away with gulping water after a workout, but endurance athletes—anyone training for a marathon and running for …

The True Identities of a Hundred Pop Culture Icons Revealed

Originality is difficult. Try to come up with an original concept and odds are, you’re just taking bits and pieces from your previous experiences to …

12 Things That Are More Harmful Than Cheating

You're probably doing #6 without even realizing it.<p>Cheating is definitely one quick, big way to absolutely annihilate a relationship, but as a recent Ask Reddit thread pointed out, there are plenty of other things that are much more potent when it comes to ruining even the strongest of bonds. Some …

Campuses are places for open minds – not where debate is closed down | Jonathan Haidt

Increasingly on US and UK campuses young people are demanding a censorship that shuts down argument in a dangerous way<p>Last month, in the early hours, an act of traumatising racist violence occurred on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Students woke up to find that someone had …

President Obama's Implicit Message To Taxpayers: 'I Own You'

The original idea behind thirteen U.S. states was fairly simple. Since we’re all unique as individuals, the existence of different states was (and is) meant to maximize our ability to pursue our individual taxation bliss. Some might want an active government providing all manner of services, while …

Income Inequality

Dive Deep Into the Making of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy With This Documentary

Is there really any doubt that Christopher Nolan’s <i>The Dark Knight</i> is the best Batman movie? Sure, arguments can be made for others but, with his …

Love for Costco got a high school senior into 5 Ivy League schools

Costco might be the secret to an Ivy League acceptance.<p>Senior Brittany Stinson is the valedictorian of her high school and has been first in her …

6 Kettlebell Moves for a Total-Body Workout

News flash: You don't need an extra-long gym session to get a great workout. In fact, quick bodyweight routines can be super effective at boosting …

Workouts

Opinion: 5 Reasons Why I Loved Batman v Superman

Snyder's Batman and Superman have a lot going for them.<p><i>Spoiler warning! If you haven’t seen Batman v Superman and are sensitive to spoilers you might</i> …

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HARRY DENT: Civil unrest is coming to America

I own this property because I see rising chances for civil unrest in the inevitable downturn ahead, especially in the US. I want a place to go if things get really bad, and it looks increasingly likely that they will.<p>The evidence for that is piling up in this year's presidential race.<p>What we have …

Middle-class

20 genius uses for salt: Clean your appliances, remove stains and more

Why socialism always fails

Slightly more than 20 years, I wrote the article “Why Socialism Failed” and it appeared in 1995 in <i>The Freeman</i>, the flagship publication of the …

Socialism

Why Haven't We Met Aliens Yet? Because They've Evolved into AI

Movies and television have led us to think of aliens as green, slimy creatures traveling around in flying saucers. Nonsense.<p>While traveling in Western Samoa many years ago, I met a young Harvard University graduate student researching ants. He invited me on a hike into the jungles to assist with …