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Sponsored: Can you outwit a hacker?

Sifting through your email messages to sort the legitimate from the malicious can require an overwhelming amount of time and energy. Busy IT departments may not have the scope and bandwidth to scrutinize a company’s entire email traffic. Yet, the infiltration of even one malicious email has the …

Cybersecurity

GOP insider Bruce Bartlett: “The Republican Party needs to die”

<b>Bruce Bartlett (Getty/Drew Angerer)</b><p>Onetime Reagan White House aide Bruce Bartlett on the media’s massive failure and his own party’s living death<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>November 23, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>American democracy is in crisis, a fact that should be obvious to everyone but that too many people keep …

Donald Trump

How the New York Times Got Fitness Wrong

This week, the <i>New York Times</i> posted an article by <i>New York Times Magazine</i> contributor and Bookforum columnist Heather Havrilesky that attempts to paint the CrossFit-fueled turn toward functional fitness as the latest fitness fad—a troubling shift toward the extreme that is no fun, unduly difficult, …

Sepsis: Antibiotics 'not working'

<b>Patients are dying from sepsis because of a lack of effective antibiotics, an expert is warning.</b><p>Mark Bellamy, president of the Intensive Care Society, told the BBC the problem of resistance would get worse unless new and effective antibiotics were developed.<p>Sepsis is triggered by infections and …

Medicine

Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

At a local FairPrice Supermarket in central Singapore, you'll find baby carrots grown in Bakersfield, Calif. — the same ones for sale at my local grocery store in Washington, D.C.<p>Such well-traveled vegetables aren't unusual in the tiny island state, which imports more than 90 percent of its food …

Soft Immortality: Would You Do It?

Mortality is humanity's blessing and its curse.<p>Because we are aware of the passage of time, because we know that one day we won't be here — and neither will everyone we love (and everybody else) — we have always searched for an answer to this most painful of mysteries: Why do we die?<p>However painful …

One percent’s rental nightmare: How Wall Street scheme blew up in its face

<b>Jamie Dimon (Reuters/Yuri Gripas/xeni4ka via iStock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Big Money investors thought they had the perfect plan to buy up rental properties. There was just one huge problem<p>David Dayen<p>July 9, 2014 8:44pm (UTC)<p>I’ve followed the Wall Street rental scheme for some time. You know the …

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America: Stupidly stuck between religion and science

<b>Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Maher (Reuters/Kevork Djansezian/AP/Janet Van Ham/Salon)</b><p>The “Cosmos” flap, the creationist media moment, New Atheism and our nation’s endless struggle with faith<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>April 12, 2014 4:30pm (UTC)<p>Karl Marx’s famous maxim that history repeats itself, first as tragedy …

Casey Neistat Takes J.Crew Ludlow Traveler Suit on a Trip

Filmmaker and career-vacationer Casey Neistat teams up with J.Crew, taking their new Ludlow Traveler suit on an 11,000 mile trip. Surviving nine …

The ultimate guide to debunking right-wingers’ insane persecution fantasies

<b>(Reuters/Chris Keane/A&E/Karolina Wojtasik/AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Conservatives love to pretend they’re being denied their religious liberty. Here’s how to prove them wrong<p>Robert Boston<p>March 16, 2014 10:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You the Right to Tell …

“True Detective” vs. H.P. Lovecraft’s “cosmic horror”

<b>Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in "True Detective" (HBO/Jim Bridges)</b><p>The final message of the HBO series reinforces a dangerous American mythology — that the end justifies the means<p>JOSEPH LAYCOCK<p>March 16, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>For the first …

From creationism to ESP: Why believers ignore science

A journalist’s investigation of strange beliefs and the people who hold them leaves him questioning himself<p>Laura Miller<p>March 16, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>Will Storr knows exactly what sort of book you expect "The Unpersuadables: Adventures With the Enemies of Science" to be. He opens it with a gathering …

The lost promise of nostalgia: What modern pop culture gets wrong

<b>Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" (AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3)</b><p>The history of nostalgia reveals so much more than what we see on “Mad Men.” Why does Hollywood get it so wrong?<p>Amy Kenyon<p>March 16, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Of all the photographs in the old album, this is the one I return to again and again: …

Buyer's Guide - 5 Sunglasses for Spring 2014

As warmer months slowly approach, we can’t help but present some of our favorite season-appropriate staples like sunglasses. From American classics …

Matthew McConaughey, Getting Serious Again

The leading man known for his good looks and charm has lately been taking on more serious roles in films such as <i>Bernie, Magic Mike</i> and <i>Mud.</i> We'll listen back to excerpts from an April 2013 interview.<p>Transcript<p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross. In the film …

The Neat Offensive - British Menswear Legend John Simons

John Simons, the man and the store, hold legendary status around London Town and beyond. Introducing Ivy, preppy, Americana and all that lies …

Y-3 Spring 2014 - Peter Saville On Meaningless Excitement

Legendary graphic designer and art director Peter Saville teams up with Yohji Yamamoto once again, this time stamping “Meaningless Excitement” all …

Skipping the airport, saving the planet: My 19-hour carbon-saving jaunt across America

<b>(Terraxplorer via iStock)</b><p>My plane trip would’ve been a carbon-emissions nightmare, so I tried an experiment: Taking the train<p>Marie Myung-Ok Lee<p>February 18, 2014 11:59pm (UTC)<p>I consider myself environmentally conscious: I live in a New York City apartment with tinier–than-normal energy-efficient …

What Bill Gates' New Role Could Mean For Microsoft

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is stepping down as chairman of its board and into a new role, which the company is calling "technology adviser." The change comes as a new CEO — Satya Nadella — takes the helm. Gates says he will actually be spending a little more time at Microsoft. Microsoft …

Porn, addictive? There’s no proof

<b>(redmal, Asian via iStock/Salon)</b><p>The author of a new study on “porn addiction” talks with Salon about why the concept is all wrong<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>February 16, 2014 1:00am (UTC)<p>Porn addiction is arguably the diagnosis of our time. The idea has thrived in a time of anxiety about the proliferation of …