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15 Ways Your Brain Fools You On A Daily Basis

Consider this post the red pill.

Why Being a Poor Kid in America Is Particularly Awful

For a rich country, the U.S. has an unusually high child-poverty rate—and spends unusually little on children and families.<p>One measure of how much governments prioritize children and families is how much they spend on things like child allowances, daycare, and child-tax credits. Inside a longer …

Mike Huckabee thinks there's a law that 'black people aren't fully human'

The ruling, widely considered the worst in American history, was overruled in 1868 by the 14th Amendment.<p>The Republican presidential candidate made the remarks to radio host Michael Medved shortly after Huckabee's rally in support of Kim Davis, a county clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses …

Opinion: Obama, Pope Francis, UN scientists can’t save Planet Earth

They’re losing the global warming battle. In spite of all their efforts, our power players — the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. …

Climate

60,000 Antelope Died in Four Days and No One Knows Why

It started in late May. When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.<p>"But since there …

Wildlife

Op-Ed: Radical Black Christians in the New Civil Rights Movement

“This aint yo mama’s civil rights movement.”<p>Those were the words emblazoned on activist and public theologian Rahiel Tesfamariam’s T-shirt as she was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri during protests marking the 1-year anniversary of police killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown and the Ferguson …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Why Disney’s “first African princess” is the spirit animal for global white supremacy

Let us count all the ways in which “The Princess of North Sudan” is a disaster<p>When it comes to cultural sensitivity, it would be a dramatic understatement to say that Disney has a checkered past. Whether in colonized India ("The Jungle Book") or the “barbaric” Middle East ("Aladdin"), the animation …

South Carolina sheriff's deputy shoots resident who was victim of break-in

The victim of a home invasion was shot and seriously wounded by a South Carolina sheriff's deputy, prompting an investigation from the state's top law enforcement agency, officials said Friday.<p>Charleston County sheriff's deputies were responding to reports of a shooting at a home in Hollywood, …

Witness to Michael Brown Shooting Arrested in St. Louis

The man who was famously with Michael Brown when he was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer was arrested in St. Louis Wednesday, police said.<p>Dorian Johnson, 23, was arrested in St. Louis shortly before 3:30 p.m. after allegedly interfering with the arrest of his …

Why smartphones are making you ill

As a study finds that smartphones are causing back ailments, here are some of the health risks caused by your mobile<p>The number of hours spent peering and jabbing at our smartphones isn’t just annoying, but potentially dangerous. As we become increasingly reliant on smartphones, picking them up …

The Civil War’s Dirty Secret: It Was Always About Slavery

The war was never about states’ rights, unless it was the states’ right to permit slavery, and Charles Lamar was its firebreathing poster boy.<p>Seven …

All-white Fox News panel demands apology for school’s Black History Month event

<b>(Fox News)</b><p>“We… had to have a discussion with our daughter in great detail about current events we should never have had”<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>March 19, 2015 6:55pm (UTC)<p>Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" is generally insensitive, often factually wrong, sometimes downright offensive. Thursday morning, …

10 ways white people are more racist than they realize

Progressives like to believe they’re enlightened, but they’re no less vulnerable to their implicit biases<p>If there’s anything our fraught national dialogue on race has taught us, it's that there are no racists in this country. (In fact, not only do multiple studies confirm that most white Americans …

The future of food

"We've become ashamed of making love to the food we eat," says Charles Michel. A young Franco-Colombian chef, Michel has bold ideas about the future …

Oxford University

The 30 Year-Old Nigerian Mobile Phone Entrepreneur Who Is Challenging Apple In Africa

Michael Akindele, a 30 year-old Nigerian, is a director and a co-founder of SOLO Phone, an experience-driven digital content and smartphone company focused on delivering the best content and services on the mobile platform to African consumers.<p>SOLO Phone, which was established in Nigeria in 2012, …

The white man who pretended to be black

With the release of the movie Selma, a lot of Americans are asking how far race relations have really come in the United States. On the one hand, the movie depicts the success of the Sixties civil rights crusade – its victory confirmed by <b></b>Barack Obama’s election in 2008.<p>On the other hand, the recent …

The Problem with Black History Month

Every year, I experience a sense of frustration ahead of the barrage of ads (Coca-Cola, Nike, AT&T, or Wal-Mart, as the case may be) that use black …

Black History

How to End Child Poverty for 60 Percent of Poor Children and 72 Percent of All Poor Black Children Today

Poverty hurts children and our nation’s future. This stark statement is backed by years of scientific research and the more we learn about the brain and its development the more devastatingly true we know this to be. Childhood poverty can and does scar children for life. Yet in the largest economy …

A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here's a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don't …

Americans Want America To Run On Solar and Wind

Americans “overwhelmingly” prefer solar and wind energy to coal, oil, and nuclear energy, according to a Harvard political scientist who has conducted a comprehensive survey of attitudes toward energy and climate for the last 12 years.<p>Americans see natural gas as a bridge fuel that falls somewhere …

Renewable Energy

“No civilization would tolerate what America has done”

Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society<p>It seems police can get away with anything: choking men who have surrendered; shooting unarmed teens; knocking pregnant women to the ground. While the issues involving race, civil rights …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

No, We Can’t Just Leave College Sexual Assault to the Police

To read the news this year, it seems like colleges never get sexual assault cases right. In July, there was the <i>New York Times</i> exposé on Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Then, Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia student, began carrying her mattress around campus in protest of her rapist’s continued …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain