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Is democracy rapidly making way for oligarchy?

<b>In this world of technological advancements and dissipation of political authority, democratic oversight is more important than ever. And yet, that</b> …

The 4 Toughest Sprint Workouts You Can Do

Take your workouts outside the gym and still get huge gains<p>While the super-lean physique of an elite distance runner might not be your goal, just about anyone interested in fitness can benefit from adding sprinting workouts to their fitness plan.<p>And if you’re short on time, serious sprint sessions …

Marathons

Want to Cure Income Inequality? The Answer Is Entrepreneurship

One of the most pressing issues for our society today is income inequality. That is, the rich get richer while the poor struggle to access meaningful opportunities. Janet Yellen, President Obama, and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich have all cited it as a growing concern for our economic …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>Our Legacy joins the fray.<p>By Tyler Watamanuk1 day agoView More<p>Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee …

Lifestyle

The Return of the Protest Song

For the first time since the late-1960s, the U.S. is seeing the revival and redefinition of "movement music."<p>In 1964, Bob Dylan, author of the early-1960s protest anthem "Blowin' in the Wind" and one of the most celebrated political singers of his generation, explained to critic Nat Hentoff that he …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Exercise 1 Jump Rope<p>Grab the handles of a jump rope with each hand and jump rope for 30 seconds; rest for 30 seconds then continue to the next exercise.<p>Exercise 2 Close-Stance Bodyweight Squats<p>Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

Energy Is Becoming Cleaner And More Plentiful — Whatever The Price Of Oil

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall<p>A careful observer might note the chunky double glazing on the elegant windows and the heat pump whirring outside the basement entrance. From the outside the five-storey house in London's posh Notting Hill district looks like any other. Inside, though, it is full of new …

Republicans Have Massive Freedom Boner For Egypt’s Dictator

Attention, Wonkers: We’re proud to announce that the American right has a new Strongman Boyfriend! They seem to have a real crush on Egyptian …

Islamic Fundamentalism

Is Egypt on the Verge of Another Uprising?

Assessing the country's revolution, four years later<p>CAIRO—Four years after the revolution he helped lead, Basem Kamel has noticeably scaled back his ambitions. The regime he and his friends thought they overthrew after storming Tahrir Square has returned. In the face of relentless pressure and …

White people are more racist than they realize

Whites don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt. Research suggests most harbor “implicit bias” when it comes to race<p>As Americans, we like to think of ourselves as a forgiving people. We've enshrined the assumption of innocence in our legal code; we take pride in giving second chances to those who …

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur

Pronounce the word <i>artist</i>, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still attaches to the word, a sense of one in contact with the numinous. “He’s an <i>artist</i>,” we’ll say in tones of reverence about an actor or musician or director. “A true artist,” we’ll solemnly proclaim our …

Creativity

Islamic difference and radicalisation

“Radicalisation” has become the standard term used to describe “what goes on before the bomb goes off.” Radicalisation as a precursor to terrorism, …

Religion

PM Modi puts free-market stamp on new policy panel

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday named right-leaning economist Arvind Panagariya to run his new Policy Commission, hammering a final nail into the coffin of socialist planning that defined the first 67 years of independent India.<p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks …

India

Izabel Goulart's Most Inspiring Fitness Instagrams

In honor of the model's birthday, a celebration of her endless fitness inspiration.<p>Izabel Goulart may be known as one of the most famous Brazilian models in the world <i>and</i> as a former Victoria's Secret Angel, but we're just as enamored with the model's intense workout regimen. As seen via Izabel's …

India’s credit card rules just took the ease out of Uber

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>For the Indian commuter, Uber has been the coolest ride on the block. The cab-booking service’s convenient, cashless payment system made it a hot favorite in India—it brought freedom from hailing a cab, haggling over the fare, or dealing with notorious taxi drivers who …

India

Glitter Beards, Cleavage and Gender Fucking: A Day With London's Female Drag Queens

Who the fuck says drag is owned by men?<p>9AM on a Sunday morning is for the walk of shame or going to church. But for the female queens of London it's a time that straddles both; the foundation-smeared, grotty beauty of a morning creep home, and the towering feminine performance of your Sunday …

The Dot and the Line: A Quirky Vintage Love Story in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster, Animated by Chuck Jones

In 1963, two years after he penned his timeless classic <i>The Phantom Tollbooth</i>, <b>Norton Juster</b> wrote and illustrated <b>The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics</b> (<i>public library</i>) — the quirky and infinitely wonderful love story that unfolds in a one-dimensional universe called Lineland where …

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Bearing Witness To Nazis' Life-Shattering Kristallnacht

On a busy street in Berlin's shabby-chic district of Kreuzberg, the gray and dirty pavement glistens with little brass cobblestones. Millions of these stones are embedded in sidewalks all over Europe. They commemorate the last address the city's Jewish residents called home before the war.<p>Etched …

East Meets West: A Graphic Designer Describes the Differences between China and Germany

<i>The role of the leader.</i><p>Yang Liu is a graphic designer. She was born and raised in China, but she has lived in Germany since 1990. The culture there …

Thinking With Type By Ellen Lupton

What kind of typeface should I use? How big do I set it? How should those letters, words and paragraphs be aligned, spaced, ordered and shaped? <i>Thinking With Type</i> answers these questions and more, providing clear guidelines for Designers, Writers, Editors and Students on how best to arrange their written content.<p><i>Type is the foundation of print and web design. Everything you need to know about thinking with type, you will find here. This richly detailed update to the classic text belongs on the</i> …

3 ‘Modern’ Inventions That Existed Millions of Years Ago: Nuclear Reactor, Telescope, Clothes

Evidence exists pointing to prehistoric civilizations as advanced as our modern civilization—or perhaps more advanced.<p>Such evidence could turn our …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Astronomy

The 9 Coolest Student Biology Projects At The 2013 iGEM Competition

We're thinking of our visit to this year's International Genetically Engineered Machines competition as our gold ticket to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. You know, "Come with me, and you'll be in a world of pure imagination." Or something.<p>Synthetic biology's equivalent to the student robotics …

What is school science for? Who is it for?

What is school science for? It’s one of those philosophical sounding questions which can seem unhelpfully abstract. But it is worth asking because choices we make about school science reflect ideas about what we value in science, its relationship to non-scientists and what sort of future we want to …