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The New Yorker Endorses Hillary Clinton

The election of Hillary Clinton is an event that we would welcome for its historical importance, and greet with indescribable relief.<p>On November 8th, barring some astonishment, the people of the United States will, after two hundred and forty years, send a woman to the White House. The election of …

How to move to Canada and become a Canadian citizen

It's a land where healthcare is free, people are friendly, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explains quantum computing just for laughs.<p>But actually becoming a citizen is tough: You need to live in Canada for at least six years, stay on your best behavior, and know a thing or two about the country …

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Obama was asked how he would handle handing off the Oval Office to a President Trump

In a Friday night interview on MSNBC, Rev. Al Sharpton, an MSNBC host, asked Obama to picture standing in front of a newly elected Trump on inauguration day.<p>"Can you imagine how you would feel standing on the steps of the Capitol having to hand over the power and watch him put his hand on that …

If Donald Trump wins, it’ll be a new age of darkness | Jonathan Freedland

America stands on the brink of the abyss. Its choice could weaken the ties that make civilised order possible – in the US and beyond<p>We are standing on the brink of the abyss. And, like anyone who’s ever peered into a chasm, we are experiencing a queasy, sinking feeling. All round the world, not …

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Wall Street's top oil watcher explains what's happening in Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Libya

Helima Croft, head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets, spends her days keeping tabs on geopolitics and oil.<p>Croft recently spoke with Business Insider about OPEC's agreement to limit production, how Russia and Iran play into that, Saudi Arabia's agenda to go in a new direction, and the …

Matt Taibbi on Trump's "fury and failure"

Matt Taibbi (previously), the best, angriest <i>Rolling Stone</i> writer today, turns in the definitive column on Trump's death-spiral as the mercurial …

The Surprising Origins of 6 Popular Ethnic Dishes

As you chow down at your local Chinese restaurant, Indian eatery, or Mexican joint, are you eating dishes that are truly authentic to their countries …

The egg industry launched a secret two-year war against a vegan mayonnaise competitor

With its egg-free recipe, Just Mayo had become a darling of vegans, a hot investment for Silicon Valley venture capitalists and an avatar for alternatives to industrial agriculture.<p>But to the nation’s $7-billion egg industry, Just Mayo posed an existential crisis so serious that a federally …

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Hillary Clinton ran a perfect psyop to derange Donald Trump

When a poker player is on tilt, that means he's angry, and his anger is interfering with his judgment. A player on tilt will tend to play aggressively, but not in a good way — he'll make big bets when he has a bad hand, and then he'll lose.<p>You might remember the climactic scene in "Rounders," in …

Study Highlights Why Some Probiotics Survive Longer in the Gut Than Others

As scientists continue to find out more about the human microbiome, that ecosystem of bacteria that live on and inside us, it’s clear that …

2018 Fall Foliage Map & Nationwide Peak Leaf Forecast

Why Do Autumn Leaves Change Their Color?<p>Some consider it to be the most incredible time of the year. Gorgeous colors vibrantly encoring the end of …

How Donald Trump Cashed in on 9/11

The unwritten “no campaigning on 9/11” rule is a relatively recent one, established by George W. Bush and John Kerry in 2004 and observed by the …

16 Clever Quips from Ogden Nash

Happy birthday to poet Ogden Nash, known for his ability to turn a witty verse on everything from politics to celery. “I think in terms of rhyme, and …

PJ O'Rourke says blame the elites for Trump and Brexit – and vote for Clinton

In this febrile world, his beloved Republican party in the hands of a ‘reptile’, the charming libertarian humourist finds himself endorsing a Democrat<p>PJ O’Rourke has long been a certain kind of leftwing woman’s secret libertarian crush. The Republican on the bookshelf between Chomsky and Žižek. The …

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About San Francisco

Quick: what comes to mind when you think of San Francisco? High rent, the Gold Rush, earthquake, Harvey Milk… Alcatraz? There’s so much more to learn …

Eight Hip Stretches That Counter the Effects of Sitting All Day

You and I probably spend too much time sitting. Excessive sitting makes our hips very tight, which in turn, can affect our posture and make it harder …

We Will Pay Your Ass To Do It

<i>If you want to try writing for Cracked, click here and follow the instructions. We're looking for as many good freelance contributors as we can</i> …

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Aziz Ansari Slams Donald Trump’s ‘Xenophobic Rhetoric’ in Scathing Op-Ed

Aziz Ansari has penned a scathing op-ed slamming Donald Trump‘s “xenophobic rhetoric” throughout the mogul’s presidential campaign and especially in …

A Lottery Lawyer Explains What You Should Do if You Hit the Jackpot

The best part about buying a lottery ticket is dreaming about what you’d do if you won. We’ve learned from previous winners that the excitement of …

Trump won’t win. In fact, the US could be on the brink of a liberal renaissance | Michael Cohen

With voters set to reject their nominee, Republicans could lose control of Congress, ushering in a progressive era<p>For much of the past year, Donald Trump had lived something of a charmed political life.<p>Sure, he scapegoated Mexican immigrants and Muslims (not some, but all). He lobbed crude insults …

15 Big Facts About My Big Fat Greek Wedding

In 2002, Joel Zwick's <i>My Big Fat Greek Wedding</i> became a worldwide phenomenon. Shot on a budget of $5 million, the Tom Hanks-produced movie went on to …

Francis Ford Coppola’s Third Act: Italy, Wine, and the Secret of Life

The celebrated director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now has poured much of his energy lately into his wines and resorts. But even as he revels in his latest gem—the Palazzo Margherita, in his grandfather’s Italian birthplace—the filmmaker in him is still at work on a daringly innovative project.<p>…

Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body review – can illness be ‘all in your head’?

There are certain kinds of illnesses that seem to cause great distress to doctors; and there are certain kinds of patients that medicine seems almost incapable of helping. It can seem to some people that doctors are almost hostile to them. We often read in illness memoirs of doctors who have been …

Surreal Digital Art Recalls Dalí and M.C. Escher

Stefan Krische’s work wears its influences on its sleeve.<p>The digital art Stefan Krische, AKA Gestucks, wears its influences on its sleeve. Whether the artist is animating his own version of Dalí's <i>The Persistence of Memory</i>, or visually recalling the impossible worlds of M.C. Escher, it's clear that …

Dark Money review: Nazi oil, the Koch brothers and a rightwing revolution

Lots of American industrialists have skeletons in the family closet. Charles and David Koch, however, are in a league of their own.<p>The father of these famous rightwing billionaires was Fred Koch, who started his fortune with $500,000 received from Stalin for his assistance constructing 15 oil …

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A powerful cyclone has pushed the North Pole 50 degrees above normal to melting point

From Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning, a mind-boggling pressure drop was recorded in Iceland: 54 millibars in just 18 hours. This triples the criteria for "bomb" cyclogenesis, which meteorologists use to describe a rapidly intensifying mid-latitude storm. A "bomb" cyclone is defined as dropping …

Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto probably Australian entrepreneur, reports claim

Investigations by Wired and Gizmodo point to Craig Steven Wright as true identity of cryptocurrency’s creator – but questions still remain

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32 Cute Things To Distract From Your Awkward Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be stressful but cute animals never are!

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Apple reveals just how seriously it takes your privacy

Apple has updated its website with new details about about its privacy policy and how it uses customer data.<p>Under the heading “The most personal technology must also be the most private,” the site runs down all of Apple’s core services, and explains how Apple protects user data in each case.<p>Here …

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