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The Eight Causes of Trumpism

However the Republican presidential primary turns out, the conditions that fostered the mogul’s rise have left their mark on the party—and America.<p>In some ways, the most interesting political story of 2015 was not Donald Trump but the widespread pundit reaction to Trump. Throughout the year, until …

Political Science

10 Places Where Miami is a True Melting Pot

Miami is touted as the city of the future because practically every race, culture, country, nationality, sexual orientation, creed and scam artist are represented here. Its ground zero for the good, the bad and the ugly. Supposedly Miami is a melting pot. Yet every time I ask someone to name the …

10 Non-Tools to Keep in Your Toolbox

Marko Metzinger/Studio D<p><b>Rubber Bands</b> <br>To save hardware from scratches when assembling furniture, I stretch a rubber band over the head of the …

Contesting the Myths Around Renewable Energy Investment

Most long-term investments in infrastructure -- be they toll roads, railways, hospitals or conventional power generation -- rely on stable government policy. Investors in infrastructure understand those policy risks, and balance them against the long-term, relatively stable returns offered by the …

In Music, Uniformity Sells

More evidence that, historically, albums featuring less complex instrumentation have enjoyed greater popularity<p>Even unapologetic Top 40 hit-lovers would have a hard time denying the claim that popular music, on the whole, tends to sound pretty repetitive. This assertion feels so intuitive, that …

Folk-Rock

I Was the Victim of Extreme Free-Range Parenting

This post has been bottled up inside of me for years. No, I haven't been blocking it from my memory; I just wasn't sure how to put it in to words. But with all the talk now of free-range parenting, I thought it was time to finally show an example of what I believe to be one of the most extreme …

What Does It Feel Like To Be Really Old, Knowing Death Is Imminent?

<i>What does it feel like to be really old knowing that death is imminent?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Stan Hayward,</i> …

Quora

You Can't Defeat Somebody With Nobody

Flashback, 2000: At a military checkpoint on the side of a road in Lesotho, an officer pointed an automatic weapon at me, and asked for $20. I took out my business card, I handed it to him, and I told him that I worked with the U.S. government and I didn't need to give him $20. He pretended to read …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

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