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Grandma goes viral with fantastic comeback to son’s anti-LGBT rant

A grandmother has gone viral after shutting down her son’s complaints about LGBT people.<p>Twitter user Minovsky explained that his “dad ranted about …

LGBTQI

10 best privacy apps for Android

Privacy is a big deal these days. Facebook is all over the place with Congress and the whole Cambridge Analytica thing. People are more aware of their privacy (or lack thereof) than ever before. So lets break it down. Privacy apps do one of two things. They keep others from seeing what you do and …

Apps

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

A Teen Turned Informant to Escape MS-13. Now His Life Is in Even More Danger.

This story is a collaboration between <i>New York</i> and ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom. Additional reporting was contributed by Kavitha …

Crime

Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger

She talks about Trump, Comey, collusion, “deplorables,” and the power of sexism.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton, who, as she puts it, won “more votes for President than any white man” in American history, is not the first candidate to capture the popular vote but lose the election. She is the fifth. The …

Government

38 Years on Books: The Essential Michiko Kakutani Reader

For nearly four decades, Michiko Kakutani, who has decided to step down as chief book critic of The New York Times, has anointed new talent, charted the peaks and valleys of literary careers and memorialized writers when they’re gone. She has stayed up all night reading embargoed memoirs by …

Literature

How to find your hidden Facebook messages

Facebook is like an onion. You can take its features at face value, but if you dig a little bit, you can find things typically hidden in your …

How to Stay in Shape When You're Traveling (It's Possible)

Whether you’re on the road for work or vacationing with friends and family, keeping up with fitness goals can prove rather difficult when you’re …

Kansas City Archdiocese parts ways with Girl Scouts because it reflects 'troubling trends'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, is parting ways with Girl Scouts USA, saying the group is "no longer a compatible partner" in promoting the Catholic lifestyle.<p>The decision was announced by Kansas City Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann on Monday.<p>"With the promotion by Girl Scouts USA of …

Girl Scouts

20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May

May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as <i>The Girl With All the Gifts</i>, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Improve Your Android Phone Efficiency with These 7 Tricks

The advantages of Android devices far outweigh their cons. A major driving force behind the acceptability of android devices worldwide is the ability to access thousands of apps. Another distinctive feature of Android-based devices is the ability to run many apps at a time. However, there are so …

Your 1200 thread count sheet set sits on a bed of lies

The <i>Investing is Awesome</i> column (the thing you’re reading) shares weekly tips on how to make your money become more money, but one of the first steps …

How to connect a USB flash drive to your Android phone

Say you're going to a party and your friends have asked you to play amateur DJ. Your phone has some music on it, but there's so much more on your …

This brilliant book sheds new light on Nazi Germany

<b>Sir Ian Kershaw onNikolaus Wachsmann's Wolfson History Prize-winning study of the concentration camps</b><p>Is it possible to say anything new about Nazi Germany? This is, after all, probably the most thoroughly researched period in modern history. Of course, niche areas, specific limited topics or local …

A Lesbian's Guide to Staying Friends with Your Exes

A new study says if you still hang out with your ex, you're a narcissist or a psychopath, but take some advice from a queer woman, who really knows about this shit.<p>This week, science confirmed two of my longest-standing theories. The first is that people who stay friends with their exes are more …

Samsung's new 256GB microSD card coming in June for $250

Aren’t satisfied with that paltry 128GB microSD card you just bought for your new smartphone? You’re in luck, because Samsung has just taken the wraps off its new 256GB microSD card.<p>It not only boasts read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively, but also has the capacity to store …

Electronics Industry

High capacity microSD cards and Android - Gary explains

The whole ‘does an Android smartphone need expandable storage’ debate has been raging for many years and it has been a real roller-coaster of a ride. One year Samsung’s flagships have microSD card slots, the next year they don’t, then support is back again. Up and down, up and down. Google never …

Raspberry Pi

I’m Proof Bathroom Bills Are Not Just a Transgender Issue

I hate using public restrooms. Airports and rest stops are my least favorite. I avoid locker rooms whenever possible. But really every restroom is …

7 Ways To Learn a Foreign Language (Backed by Science)

I was raised bilingual and started learning a third language when I was about three years old, which means I am really fluent in three languages as …

New free app gives us the Android notification experience we’ve been waiting for

If you use an Android device and you aren’t happy with the phone’s default notification system, you can either wait for Android N to further improve …

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ISPs

The Man Who Turned Hitler Into Hitler

In this prologue to the mesmerizing The Devil’s Diary, we meet Alfred Rosenberg, the evil mastermind who more than anyone shaped Hitler’s …

U.S. Army

There is one way to get an unlocked Galaxy S7 in Canada

Every year, with the release of a new Samsung flagship in Canada, we hear appeals for unlocked versions, free of carrier bloat and SIM restrictions. …

Day One Apps: The first apps we install on every new Android (Volume 6)

Switching devices isn’t nearly as much of a hassle as it used to be, with Google automating backup and restore by default in Marshmallow, but there …

10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

Feminism

40 Brilliant B Words To Brighten Up Your Vocabulary

If you had to take a guess at the 10 least-used letters of the English alphabet, chances are you wouldn’t rank B down among the Zs, Qs, Xs, and Js. …

Language

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature