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The bare facts about the Gaza demonstrators are correct, but the rest of the story is missing

Media coverage of Israel's massacre of Palestinian protesters during the first weekend of multiweek demonstrations in Gaza offered textbook examples of how syntax and word choice shape, and even distort, representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even if the facts are accurately stated, …

Israel

Gaza's Passover massacre

The Passover massacre in Gaza was by no means an exception in the long history of Palestinian resistance.<p>For decades Zionists have blamed the Palestinians for Israel's ongoing colonial project. "If only the Palestinians had a Mahatma Gandhi," many Israeli liberals have exclaimed, "then the …

Israel

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

100 Small, Nice Things to Do For Your Wife Just Because

Because it's the little things that matter.<p>By<p>Mar 28 2018, 11:09 PM<p>It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s the little things that make a marriage. Grand …

Relationships

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

The world is divided into circular and linear communicators. Which one are you?

One day, my daughter wasn’t feeling well, so I took her to the doctor. Wanting the receptionist to take me seriously, I started the conversation by listing all possible symptoms my daughter had: A fever, a cough, a congested nose.<p>After I was done with the litany, the receptionist asked: “So what do …

Employment

This Common Word Makes You Sound More Negative Than You Want To

This tiny word is nearly unavoidable but frequently overused. Everything that follows it tends to make you sound like a downer.<p>The language you use shapes others’ impressions of you, but there’s a chance that some of your most common words don’t put you in the best light. In fact, I’ve already …

Self-help

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

Learning

The Surprising Way People Can Tell if You're Rich, According to Science

Even if you walk tall and wear designer pieces, you still might look poor to others.<p>Like politics and religion, we usually consider it a little impolite or touchy to talk about how much money someone does or doesn't have. But what if there wasn't a way to hide our financial situation? What if …

Research

I went to buy a Galaxy S9 at Verizon and AT&T. It didn't go well

Commentary: A new Samsung phone emerges. So I thought I'd see how it's being sold in carrier stores. It ended up being a very strange day.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It was pouring with rain. So it was time to go to the dark side.<p>As a …

T-Mobile

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

MIT Engineers Have Built a Device That Pulls Electricity Out of Thin Air

It doesn't need sunlight, batteries, or wind.<p>Temperature changes large and small are happening around us all the time, and scientists have come up …

In Our Names: The West Has Slaughtered 329 People In The Orient Every Day For The Past 27 Years

As a scientist, it’s Jakob Reimann’s job to calculate things. But learning to calculate the ‘reaction kinetics of enzymatic processes’, while …

Vlad's Army: NATO uncovers Russian plot to spark UK race war using Twitter trolls posing as attractive young women

Russia is planning to destabilise Britain by sparking a race war – using scantily clad models instead of armed soldiers.<p>Cyber warriors at a …

How I Beat Anxiety Into Submission Every Single Day

The struggle is real for millions of people across the world, but anxiety doesn't have to control your life.<p>My dad was dying of cancer. I had a year to prepare for the inevitable, but when he passed away, it still hit me like a ton of bricks. I was an only child and very close to my father my …

Mental Health

According to Science Our Perfect Partners Are Probably Not What You Think

Do opposites really attract?<p>Everyone seems to agree that opposites attract. Young and old people, happy and distressed couples, single folks and …

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Writing

From forgetting about debts to blow-job power – 9 women reveal what they love about sex

<b>In an attempt to make some sense of the whole messy business of sex, I wrote a probably award-winning blog on what men love about it.</b><p>Men do the do …

'Pillar of the community' deported from US after 39 years to a land he barely knows

<b>Amman, Jordan (CNN) —</b> With nothing but the clothes on his back and less than $300 in his pocket, Amer Adi was put on a plane and deported to Jordan, the country he left 39 years ago to pursue his American dream.<p>His 94-year-old mother sat in a wheelchair at the arrivals gate, overcome with emotion …

Immigration

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster

Our brains are constantly optimizing themselves.<p><i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience,</b> …

Machine Learning

Netanyahu in India: What was swept under the carpet

During Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's visit, the Indian media and the Modi government kept quiet on a few major issues.<p>If you believed that the Indian people universally welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India, then you were misled. The corporate media - both in India and in …

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

Relationships

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

Stock Markets

There Are Apparently Zero Scientifically-Proven Benefits to Open Plan Offices | Inc.com

A recent Harvard Business Review article quoted Facebook's "Chief People Officer" on the company's new 430,000 square foot open plan office:<p>"It really creates an environment where people can collaborate; they can innovate together. There's a lot of spontaneity in the way people bump into each …

Peer-Reviewed

A Beginner’s Guide to Dividend Investing

A few years back, I finally opened up an individual retirement account, or IRA. (A small step in investing, a giant leap toward adulting.) After …

Mustafa Suleyman: The liberal activist who cofounded Google's £400 million artificial intelligence lab

Mustafa Suleyman is one of the three cofounders of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence (AI) lab in London that was acquired by Google in 2014 for a reported £400 million — the search giant's largest acquisition in Europe to date.<p>Listen to a few of Suleyman's talks on YouTube and you'll quickly …

Artificial Intelligence

Mobilizing and Securing Digital Learning Environments for Limitless Learning

To rapidly—and securely—enable new learning, teaching, and business models, academic institutions are turning to cloud and digital workspace solutions.<p>Academic institutions have always found ways to push boundaries. Today, the ability to rapidly adopt new learning, teaching, and business models has …

Higher Education

Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters

After sharing my feelings on the Aziz Ansari story, I was told I don’t understand assault. I do<p>I am not an Aziz Ansari fan. I’ve never watched his standup, I’ve never watched Master of None, and – brace yourself – I have only seen a handful of episodes of Parks and Recreation. But on Sunday, while …

Feminism

0 to Pro Crypto Trader: Your Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin and Altcoin Investing

<i>If the giant image above looks scary, don’t worry. We’re going to dissect that beast and you’ll know everything you need to and more before the end</i> …

Cryptocurrency