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Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

The white supremacists marching at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year were not ashamed when they shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” They were not ashamed to wear Nazi symbols, to carry torches, to harass and beat counterprotesters. They wanted their beliefs on …

Psychology

The Best Back Exercises: The Only Workout You Need for That Perfect V-Shape Torso

The muscles you can't see in the mirror matter just as much as the ones in front. Here are the exercises to keep you looking good from all angles.<p>Sometimes you forget things: Where the remote is. Where you left your keys. Grandma’s birthday. (Put that one in your calendar already). At the gym, it’s …

Workouts

Detroit's Rashida Tlaib Poised To Become First Muslim Woman In Congress

<b>Updated at 2:48 p.m. ET</b><p>Rashida Tlaib has some experience being first, and not just because she is the eldest of 14 children.<p>As the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, she was the first person in her family to earn a high school diploma — then a college degree, and a law degree.<p>She was the first …

Rashida Tlaib

Beyoncé in Her Own Words: Her Life, Her Body, Her Heritage

Pregnancy & Body Acceptance<p>After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look. I put pressure on myself to lose all the baby weight in three months, and scheduled a small tour to assure I would do it. Looking back, that was crazy. I was still …

Earrings

What Cocaine And Weed Do To Memory

"Your memory is really your identity. Your own history, your own desires, your own fears.”<p>It’s well accepted that marijuana is associated with changes in memory, and the more you use, the more it could impede your ability to remember.<p>But “memory” is not just one thing, or one process. Some studies …

The Brain

Dear Parents, It's Not Always the Teacher's Fault — It's Your Child

I love teaching. To me, there's nothing quite as satisfying as helping my students understand the material and enjoy learning. However, that job will continue to get harder and harder if we all don't accept the fact that children are capable of making mistakes. Lots of them. And what's so bad about …

Teaching

These pecan cauliflower poppers will change the way you snack

In past years, there weren’t a lot of creative ways to prepare cauliflower. It was a side vegetable often steamed or boiled until opaque and then …

Food

19 Delicious Meatless Meals That Have A Ton Of Protein

You don't even have to be a vegetarian to enjoy them.<p>Of course, how much protein you need differs from person to person depending on your size, activity level, and whatever your health and fitness goals might be. For these meals, we made sure each had at least 15 grams as a good place to start when …

Healthy Eating

These Are the Foods That Cause the Most Illnesses, the CDC Says

If all the produce-related food recalls this summer have you giving your local grocery store salad bar the side eye, that’s completely fair. But, …

Public Health

A Trainer Shares 3 Exercises to Work Your Entire Body at Your Next Gym Session

Are you ready to turn up the intensity of your strength workouts? If so, this challenging three-move workout by certified trainer Alexia Clark is right up your alley. Three exercises may not seem like a lot, but these were specifically selected to target your abs, back, arms, and legs. This workout …

Workouts

Dessert Hummus Is Actually Amazing—Here’s How to Make It in Minutes

Dessert hummus may sound strange, but the creamy chocolatey spread tastes decadent—and packs nutrients too.<p>When I first heard about the dessert …

Healthy Eating

This Is the Ultimate Move For Sculpting Arms and Abs — Try These 30 Variations

The ultimate bodyweight move, the plank is one of the best total-body moves you can add to your routine, especially if strong abs and arms are one of your goals. Add these effective variations to challenge your muscles even more.<p>Balance on your hands and toes with your body in one straight line, …

Workouts

10 Common Foods That Are Worse for Your Body Than Sugar

While we know everyone has a varying understanding of what's healthy and what's not—and it's clear all food affects each body differently—there a few …

Nutrition

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

IQs Are Falling All Over The World — Could This Be Why?

With all of the improvements in education and technology, we must be getting smarter as a society, right? As it turns out, we might actually be …

Wellness

Devos Approves Utah And California Plan To Increase Educational Flexibility

4:18 PM 07/13/2018<p>U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a plan to improve education in Utah and California Thursday, approving a plan …

Barack Obama’s New Summer Reading List Has a Theme

Barack Obama just shared his summer reading list, and it has a theme: Obama will be traveling to Africa for the first time since he left office, and his reading list is, accordingly, full of African authors. On July 17, Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg to mark …

Jimmy Kimmel Asked People to Name One Country in the World and the Results Were Not Great

In light of President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe to meet with foreign leaders, Jimmy Kimmel wanted to test some everyday Americans’ knowledge of …

A Cancellation Plague Is Upon Us—and It's Ruining Our Female Friendships

Last week I was walking out the door to meet a girlfriend for coffee when a ping rang out from my bag and my heart began to sink. A quick look at my phone confirmed what I already knew: Our date was off. An important errand had come up. Could we reschedule for another day? A row of weeping emoji …

3 Things to NEVER Order at Panera Bread — and 4 of the Healthiest Items

Beware of the Mac n Cheese.<p>Fast casual dining is taking over, and it makes a lot of sense: When you don’t have time to go to a sit-down restaurant …

This Is the Unhealthiest Vegetable You Can Eat, According to Harvard Scientists

Is corn bad for you? What about peas? They are vegetables, after all… These are the diet questions we find ourselves asking. And we're not the only …

Nutrition

If you’re going to buy bread, this is the healthiest kind

By now, you’ve likely come across your fair share of smack talk about bread: It causes brain fog! Will give you dementia! Makes you fat! (For the …

7 Things You'll Notice the Happiest People Always Doing

Here are seven habits of the happiest people, which will make the rest of us perpetually jealous if we don't hop on the wagon and join them.<p>So much has been written about the burgeoning happiness movement within the ever-expanding field of positive psychology, it's hard to keep up.<p>What scientists …

Happiness

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

List of US States With the Most Psychopaths Isn't That Surprising

We're looking at you, DC, and California.<p>Try as they might, some states can’t shake their reputations. Some are friendly (hi, Minnesota!), others …

New Neil deGrasse Tyson book to target curious young readers

Neil deGrasse Tyson is hoping to reach young minds.<p>The renowned astrophysicist Tyson will adapt his recent best-seller, <i>Astrophysics for People in a</i> …

What does ‘clean eating’ even mean? 5 things to know

When I was 21 years old, I cut gluten and dairy out of my diet.<p>I wasn’t lactose intolerant. I didn’t have celiac disease. Truth is, I’d been reading …

The reason thousands of Swedish people are inserting microchips into themselves

Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards, and even rail cards, into their bodies. Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a heavy wallet. But for many …

Singularity

This 6-word sentence will give you complete freedom and high performance

The worst possible advice is to “lower your expectations.”<p>Instead, it is far more powerful to:<p><b>“Expect everything and attach to nothing.” — Carrie</b> …

Self-improvement

A Dead Great White Shark on a Santa Cruz Beach Leads to a Criminal Investigation

When one of the ocean's top predators washes up dead on a beach, it's likely that something fishy must have happened. On Sunday (June 17), beachgoers …

White Shark