Derek Segars

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What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Smartwatches

This Intelligent Oven Is The Future Of Baking

It cooks for you and makes you GIFs too!

How To Talk To Kids About Racism In America -- With A Picture Book

How do you start a conversation with children on America’s legacy of racial injustice? You tell them the story of an artist who confronted segregation and exposed that legacy.<p>A new picture book, <i>Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America</i>, takes on the admirable task of …

Five new albums to try this week: Alabama Shakes, Jlin and more

Music,Culture,Pop and rock,Alabama Shakes,Indie,Rap,Hip-hop,Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All,Electronic music,Dance music<p>From Tyler, the Creator’s latest experimental rap outing to Speedy Ortiz’s 90s-inspired alt-rock, stream five albums out this week. What will you be listening to?<p><b>Why you should</b> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The beauty queen criticized for not being Japanese enough

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> A biracial beauty queen in Japan is facing criticism for not being Japanese enough.<p>Half-Japanese and half African-American, Miss Nagasaki Ariana Miyamoto is the first-ever mixed-race Miss Universe Japan.<p>Some say she doesn't represent Japan's demographic, while others champion the …

Japan

Britain fights slavery with tough new law as part of global battle | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human traffickers may face life imprisonment under a British law passed on Wednesday to crack down on modern-day slavery, one of a raft of measures designed to lead the way in combating the $150 billion a year industry.<p>With an estimated 13,000 victims of forced …

Moscow says new U.S. national security strategy is anti-Russian | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s federal Security Council on Wednesday criticized as “anti-Russian” the new U.S. national security strategy, which lists Moscow’s aggression in its neighboring Ukraine among most pressing threats.<p>The Security Council also repeated an assertion Washington might try to …

Glimmers of hope in Central African Republic but peace elusive | Reuters

YALOKE, Central African Republic/DAKAR (Reuters) - Hunted through the bush of Central African Republic by Christian militiamen, hundreds of half-starved Muslim herders found sanctuary with U.N. peacekeepers in the town of Yaloke. For almost a year, they dared not set foot outside the …

Nike gives controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin sponsorship deal

<b>Controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin has been given a new sponsorship deal by US sportswear giant Nike.</b><p>The 33-year-old American dominated the 100m and 200m in 2014, and is some experts' favourite to win a golden double at August's World Championships.<p>But Gatlin is a divisive figure, having served …

China rejects calls to free women's rights activists

<b>China has rejected calls from several foreign governments to free five women's rights activists who have spent nearly three weeks in detention.</b><p>Foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said that nobody had the right to ask China to release the group.<p>The activists were planning public campaigns …

Fifteen arrests in UK and Italy over 'skunk' cannabis

<b>Fifteen people have been arrested as part of an international investigation into the supply of 'skunk' cannabis into Northern Ireland.</b><p>Officers recovered £800,000 of 'skunk' and cash during searches in Belfast, Greenisland, Bangor, Newtownards and Ballywalter. Six people were arrested.<p>Eight people …

New Mexico passes a sweeping bill to protect innocent people's property from civil asset forfeiture

Blog<p>The issue of eminent domain is receiving renewed interest thanks to a new movie about Susette Kelo, whose property was taken by the City of New …

Israel's Blatant Flouting of International Law Requires Presidential Response

As Israeli voters went to the polls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared he would oppose the creation of a Palestinian state. In what The New …

Opinion: Meaningful surveillance reform must prioritize civil liberties

The Surveillance State Repeal Act would roll back some of the worst constitutional abuses that have resulted from the US government's widespread …

Surveillance

British and American Immigrant Detainees Are Going on Hunger Strikes for the Same Rights

A culture of criminalization increasingly shapes migrant life on both sides of the Atlantic.<p>Earlier this month, hundreds of people detained in Britain's immigrant detention centers went on hunger strike, the largest protest migration activists have seen in several years. In at least eight …

ACLU sues TSA to make it explain junk science "behavioral detection" program

The TSA refuses to explain how it spent $1B on a discredited "behavioral detection" program that led airport authoritarians to believe that when they …

Surveillance

Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Inequality Is Worse Than That.

A report released last week holds troubling findings about lasting inequality across the African-American community.<p>The 2015 "State of Black America" study, conducted by the National Urban League, finds that black Americans fare worse than their white peers across a variety of indicators, including …

Boko Haram Kidnaps 500 Children In Northeastern Nigeria

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped more than 500 women and children from the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak, reports say. The kidnappings come as regional forces were helping Nigeria push militants out of Damasak. Scores of villagers were killed in the violence.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>…

Supreme Court disallows political maps that pack blacks

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court dealt a blow Wednesday to a Republican redistricting plan in Alabama that packed black voters into urban districts to dilute their impact elsewhere.<p>By a 5-4 vote and over the vigorous objection of its lone black member, the justices upheld the objections …

Black Voters

52 artists illustrate the biggest news stories of the year

We're big fans of OFF Life here at Creative Bloq. The UK street press comic showcase raw and unique talent with their free publication and have also …

Selfie Sticks Could Lead To Jail Time In South Korea

Retailers are being threatened with prison if they sell unregistered versions of the controversial device.<p>Selfie sticks use Bluetooth technology to release smartphones' camera shutters remotely, rather than using a timer.<p>The South Korean government is concerned about the health implications of …

Hands-On With Elgato Smart Power and Mophie Powerstation Plus External Batteries

While there are an endless variety of external batteries on the market capable of charging iOS devices while on the go, two recent entrants at the higher end of the market are giving consumers more options as they consider holiday gifts.<p><i>Elgato Smart Power (left) and Mophie Powerstation Plus 2X</i> …

It’s not just Ferguson: US cops who kill are rarely indicted

Few were surprised today when Darren Wilson, a white police officer who gunned down an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Missouri, was not indicted by the grand jury tasked to judge whether a criminal case could be made against him.<p>It’s not just cynicism about a racially-charged case, in which the …

Law Enforcement

Harvard University Is Offering A Workshop On Anal Sex

The course will be offered alongside countless others as part of its annual Sex Week initiative.<p>"I can't imagine that there are not more worthwhile educational programs and initiatives to which Harvard's resources should be devoted," she concluded.

Jawbone's new Up3 is its most advanced fitness tracker ever

Jawbone loves data. It loves collecting more data; it loves collecting better data. Data is what makes the Up platform turn, what helps it turn its product from simple trackers into devices that subtly nudge you toward a better, healthier life. Today, Jawbone is launching a high-end product …

NSFW: Bendgate and the Internet echo chamber

These days word on the Internet spreads like wildfire. And even if you haven't watched the video or seen a bent iPhone 6 Plus yourself, you've heard …