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How Both Sides of the Pit Bull Debate Get It Wrong

The award-winning journalist and <i>Oxford American</i> editor Bronwen Dickey spent seven years researching and writing <i>Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American</i> …

Pets

The minimal-equipment, quick-hitting 'No Excuses' workout plan

When you “can’t commit” to working out, is it because a) you don’t have time, b) you don’t have enough equipment, or c) both? If you said yes to any …

A Comprehensive Guide to the Ghost in the Shell Controversy

The first live-action, English-language adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> hits theaters this week. But even before …

Anime

Being deaf and blind won't hold this pup back from becoming a therapy dog

The first few dog trainers seemed too confident about being able to work with Erin Baxter's newly adopted dog, Ruby, who has been deaf and blind since birth.<p>It made Baxter nervous that these trainers didn't seem to recognize the obvious challenges, that they didn't seem to think training a dog who …

What a Study of French Auditors Shows About Homophobia at Work

Many companies’ all-white, all-male executive teams make it quite clear how well corporate diversity efforts aimed at women and racial minorities are faring. Harder to discern is how firms are doing on the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. LGBT employees do not …

A brain scan to tell if you're depressed – and what treatment is needed

We currently diagnose depression based on what individuals tell us about their feelings – or those of their loved ones. People with depression …

At the age of 90 and after death of beloved wife WWII veteran becomes a woman

Peter Davies lived what many would regard as an enviable and admirable life; serving with the British Army in the world’s trouble spots, followed by a fulfilling career and a long and happy marriage.<p>But since the age of three Peter harboured a deep secret, one he felt unable to share with anyone. …

The bad art of the non sequitur: Gibberish is the White House’s new normal

We’re expected to live in a universe which is not only post-truth but altogether post-language and post-meaning<p>Once upon a time, there were presidents for whom English seemed their native language. Barack Obama most recently. He deliberated. At a press conference or in an interview — just about …

Meet Indivisible, the young progressives leading the resistance to President Trump

The idea started with a public Google document.<p>In the weeks after<p>Donald Trumpwon last year’spresidential electionandRepublicanskept control ofCongress, Sarah Dohl, along with a handful of friends and former Capitol Hill colleagues, wanted Americans — mostly distraughtDemocrats— to know their voices …

Affordable Care Act

​3 Classic Chest-Chiseling Exercises

These moves will make your pecs pop like corn!<p>Most men hit the regular flat chest press every Monday, also called "International Chest Day" in bro-speak. But if your pec development is still poor to quite poor, try these three classic chest-chiseling exercises from natural bodybuilder Julian Smith. …

Workouts

​12 Great Exercises That Fix Your Crappy Posture | Men’s Health

Incorporating regular static stretches into your everyday life will help stretch and lengthen muscles that can become tight as a result of excessive cell phone use, Matthews says. So consider adding these stretches to your morning routine after your shower, when your muscles are warmed up.<p><b>Reverse</b> …

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever | Inc.com

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.<p>New research from …

Self-improvement

Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.

Back in 2015, the world’s governments met in Paris and agreed to keep global warming below 2°C, to avoid the worst risks of a hotter planet. See here for background on why, but that’s the goal. For context, the planet’s warmed ~1°C since the 19th century.<p>One problem with framing the goal this way, …

Scientists Sound the Alarm: CO2 Levels Race Past Point of No Return

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that carbon dioxide levels in 2016 broke records for the second year in a row …

Ancient Roman temple the size of St Paul's Cathedral discovered in Italy

Archaeologists used a radar device attached to the back of a quad bike to examine the excavation site.<p>The remains of a huge Roman temple, the size of …

Most US young adults see Donald Trump presidency as illegitimate

GenForward poll shows 62% disapproval of Trump performance African American, Latino and Asian Americans ranged against president<p>A majority of young adults – 57% – see Donald Trump’s presidency as illegitimate, including about three-quarters of blacks and large majorities of Latinos and Asians, a …

Government

The Science of Making Bold Decisions and Avoiding Regrets in Life

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy YouThe post The Science of Making Bold Decisions and Avoiding …

Self-improvement

In One Rocky Week, Trump’s Self-Inflicted Chaos on Vivid Display

WASHINGTON — Minutes before President Trump was to take the stage in Nashville last week to make his case for the health care overhaul he had promised, he received some unwelcome news that shifted his script.<p>A Federal District Court judge in Hawaii had just placed another stay on his ban on …

Donald Trump

In an Incredible Self-Own, Fox News Declares Journalism the Enemy

Think this one through next time, guys.<p>America, your president might be unveiling an unprecedented plot to destroy the executive branch of government even as he earnestly strains to take healthcare away from a frightening number of his constituents, but don't worry! The thin-skinned chuckleheads …

Donald Trump

5 questions from Buddhism, Stoicism, and neuroscience that will make you emotionally stronger

When we're anxious, angry, or sad, we rarely do the smart thing. And that can seriously mess up our lives.<p>At work, in love, or pretty much anything we do, we need emotional strength to stay cool and do the right thing.<p>Now dealing with the ups and downs of feelings isn't anything new. And nor are …

The Trump slump? Tourists say they're scared to visit the United States

During spring break, Canadian families used to pile the kids into a tour bus and head to New York to see the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center and other attractions. It was the start of the busy season for Comfort Tour, a Toronto-based firm that usually brought between 200 and 300 tourists to …

Immigration

This Article Won’t Change Your Mind

The facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs<p>“I remember looking at her and thinking, ‘She’s totally lying.’ At the same time, I remember something in my mind saying, ‘And that doesn’t matter.’” For Daniel Shaw, believing the words of the guru he had spent years devoted to wasn’t blind …

It's the Golden Age of Climate Denial

In Trump's America, more CO2 in the atmosphere is actually good.<p>On the Friday afternoon of this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, inside the hulking Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, a pair of men besuited in various shades of olive and brown …

Climate

The Silk Road Could Be Thousands of Years More Ancient Than We Realised

Time to rethink who actually built it.<p>The fabled Silk Road may be one of the most famous and important trade networks in Earth's history, but a new …

5 Salad Bases That Last All Week in the Refrigerator

<i>This article originally appeared on TheKitchn.com.</i><p>If you’ve ever bought a big bag of mesclun greens with the hope that it will last all week in your …

8 Plank Variations That Will Make Your Abs Scream

Not your granddaddy's planks.

Workouts

The 17 Best New Menswear Items to Buy Right Now

Eating More — Or Less — Of 10 Foods May Cut Risk Of Early Death

About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes are linked to poor diets, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.<p>And eating more — or less — of just 10 types of food can help raise or lower the risk of death from these …

Holistic Medicine

Picasso the dog flooded with adoption offers and will be given surgery after his pictures go viral

Life is looking up for Picasso the dog, a deformed hound who was nearly put down because of his lopsided face.<p>The 10-month-old pit bull/Corgi mix was saved from being euthanised along with his brother, Pablo, by Luvable Dog Rescue in Oregon.<p>The dog became an online sensation this week after the …

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