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I gave up Ayn Rand for Bernie Sanders: How I grew up and traded libertarianism for a progressive “socialist”

<b>(AP/Robert F. Bukaty)</b><p>Most self-identifying “libertarians” actually subscribe to a bankrupt ideology. What if they all opened their eyes?<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>July 20, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>The rise of Bernie Sanders feels familiar to me. When I was a libertarian-leaning Republican, I was a delegate for Ron Paul …

Middle-class

Xbox One Games Are Now Playable On Windows 10 PCs

For those of you out there who own an Xbox One and Windows 10 you'll be able to stream and play games between both devices... right now. The …

12 Things to Stop Blaming Yourself For

Too often in life I find myself apologizing for situations or things that, quite frankly, are out of my control. Why? Because I feel like I <i>have</i> to be at fault for something going wrong because I'm technically the one in charge of my own life.<p>However, as I go through the growing pains of becoming a …

Trends

The Geek's Guide to Proposing [Infographic]

The Geek’s Guide to Proposing [Infographic]<p><b>A History of Geeky Proposals</b><p><i>April 2008</i><p><b>Programming Geek</b><p>Programming geek hacks ‘Bejeweled’ so when …

EHarmony

Children aren't reading enough books and dads are to blame

The Book Trust charity blames technology-obsessed fathers for instilling bad habits in their children instead of fostering a love of reading<p>Children are not reading enough books because they are picking up bad habits from their technology-obsessed fathers.<p>Diana Gerald, chief executive of the Book …

Parenting

42 Things Depression Hates

Depression affects millions of lives every year. I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder 20 years ago and was actually told by a psychiatrist …

31 Life-Changing Beauty Hacks

We know. You're welcome.<p><b>How To Perfect The Daytime Smokey Eye</b><p><b>How To Line Your Lips Perfectly Every Time</b><p><b>The Secret (Genius) Way To Remove Makeup</b><p><b>How To Get Summer Radiant Skin</b><p><b>The Magic Trick That Makes Dark Circles Disappear</b><p><b>3 Secrets To the Perfect At-Home Manicure</b><p><b>How To Make Your Lips Look Twice As</b> …

Hacking

10 Most Popular Programming Languages Today | Inc.com

Programmers are in high demand these days--their fluency in coding language is invaluable. Knowing various programming languages is a no-brainer for engineers, but a basic understanding of the languages can benefit anyone, even if you're not looking to become a master coder. Grasping some general …

5 demented Evangelical teachings that enabled Josh Duggar’s sex crimes

<b>(Reuters/Brian Frank)</b><p>If the Duggars weren’t so fixated on sin and repentance, maybe they could have gotten their son the help he needed<p>Vyckie Garrison<p>May 28, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Mega-family superstar, Josh Duggar, has resigned his position as lobbyist for …

Faith

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee trailer teases Seinfeld reunion, Stephen Colbert

Jerry Seinfeld is getting back behind the driver’s seat for a sixth season of <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i>, and he has Jim Carrey, Stephen …

ABC Executive Informally Asks Amy Schumer On Twitter To Be The Next ‘Bachelorette’

In addition to starring in a Judd Apatow film and crushing it on <i>Inside Amy Schumer</i>, comedian Amy Schumer fulfilled her duties as America’s spirit animal by appearing on <i>The Bachelorette</i> to tear some of the contestants the new assholes they so rightly deserved. One of the segments in the episode had …

Watch the new trailer for Syfy’s ambitious Arthur C. Clarke miniseries, Childhood’s End

A new trailer for Syfy’s upcoming miniseries <i>Childhood’s End</i> has been released, showing off more of the creepy alien invasion drama from the mind of …

Taylor Swift is not an “underdog”: The real story about her 1 percent upbringing that the New York Times won’t tell you

<b>(AP/Evan Agostini)</b><p>Swift is the privileged daughter of wealthy plutocrats. She can write a good pop song, but also had a huge leg up<p>Scott Timberg<p>May 22, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Over the last few years, Taylor Swift has become one of the two or three biggest pop stars in the world. She has accumulated no …

Great Depression

How to dress like a local in 25 cities around the world

No one wants to stick out as a tourist when they travel because of what they wear. But fashion trends vary from city to city, making it tough to know what to wear in different destinations.<p>To avoid those awkward fashion mishaps, we've broken down what locals wear in 25 cities around the world. From …

Clothing

Not Just for Kids

The brains at Olly must have heard my pleas for grown-up gummy vitamins that improve hair, skin, and nails, because this spring the brand debuted just that. The “Undeniable Beauty” supplement includes my personal hair growth favorite, biotin, and has an amazing grapefruit flavor. Lately, I’ve also …

WATCH: Which Skincare Routine Is Right for You?

We all have our go-to beauty products that we love, from masks galore to a stockpile of makeup that *might* last forever (and brushes to go with it!). But it’s hard to find what <i>really</i> works for your skin. These 12 beauty gurus have found the products that keep their skin looking fresh and glowing …

How Vintage Advertisements Got Depression Totally Wrong

<i>(Photo credit: Serax) Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1967</i><p>While vintage advertising usually conjures images of "Mad Men"-era consumer campaigns -- think the iconic "I'd like to buy the world a Coke" commercial from the show's final episode -- print ads for …

Court ruling against NSA practice could reverberate far beyond phone spying

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the American Civil Liberties Union v. Clapper case could affect other government surveillance programs, impede the government's ability to execute warrants to access data stored on overseas servers, and even change how electronic data is treated in …

Kate Mulgrew Bares Her Teeth

Star Trek and OITNB star Kate Mulgrew reveals being raped, giving a daughter up for adoption, and living through it all in her shocking, gorgeous new …

Visual Studio for Game Development: New Partnerships with Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d

Game developers build the apps that hundreds of millions of users play every day across a wide variety of devices, from Xbox and Windows to iOS, …

Viggo Mortensen: ‘Often people are desperate, so I do what needs to be done’

Viggo Mortensen is in his socks – he likes to go shoeless whenever he can – and is making a cup of tea. If this does not seem a thing of note, you’ve never watched Viggo brew. He carefully portions out green leaves from his own pouch into his personal silver vessel – a modern version of the South …

Buenos Aires

'Spooky' experiment proves quantum entanglement is real

Einstein was wrong -- about the quantum mechanical phenomena known as superpositioning and wave form collapse, at least. A team from Australia's Griffith University and Japan's University of Tokyo, have proven that both are tangible phenomena, not simply mathematical paradoxes. See, back when he …

Why It's So Hard for the CIA to Hack Your iPhone

The CIA wants to hack your iPhone — but it may be failing in its attempts to do so.<p>The Intercept, an online magazine, said yesterday (March 10) that …

California attorney general to ask judge to halt 'shoot the gays' initiative

California’s attorney general will go to court to stop a controversial proposed ballot initiative that calls for the legalized execution of gay people, the Guardian has learned.<p>California lawyer seeks to put 'shoot the gays' proposal on 2016 ballot<p>Read more<p>Kamala Harris, who recently announced her …

Amy Schumer continues to rock: “I’ve devoted my life to showing women as more than vapid, materialistic sex-monsters”

<b>(AP/Donald Traill)</b><p>“Trainwreck” star on why she’s over criticism of her looks: “I’m trying to say something and make people think”<p>Jenny Kutner<p>March 12, 2015 3:54pm (UTC)<p>Less than a month after being trolled by a critic who had several less-than-flattering (and less-than-pertinent) things to say …

Feminism

Why Supernatural Star Jared Padalecki Is Speaking Out About Mental Illness

Both as <i>Supernatural</i>‘s Sam Winchester and in real life, Jared Padalecki hopes to save lives.<p>The actor, 32, has recently taken part in a campaign for …

Genius Makeup Artist Transforms Himself Into Kim Kardashian, Dakota Johnson, Other Female Celebs

Paolo Ballesteros, a 32-year-old Filipino actor, model and makeup artist, wowed the Internet last year with his jaw-dropping ability to transform himself into seemingly any female celebrity under the sun -- with little more than some deftly-applied makeup.<p>Ballesteros is making waves yet again this …

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