Last time I worshipped in a synagogue was Sept. 5, 2014. And I won't be going today. That might surprise my friends, who put up with my bragging ad nauseam about how Jewish I am. You got a great deal plane
Pastel tanks, rainbows, and a giant Trump robot. What would happen if Donald Trump were elected president? It's a question that has increasingly been on the minds of citizens around the globe. Now, one
Katie Roiphe's preoccupation with death goes back to her childhood, when she contracted virulent pneumonia at the age of 12. She was sick for a year and thought she was going to die. Her terror of death
Originally published May 8 From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage
George Takei has, over the years, lent his gently charismatic presence to many stages — the original Star Trek soundstage, where he played the USS Enterprise's Mr. Sulu, then the social media stage, where
Facing a public backlash over her decision not to join in calls for a cultural boycott of Israel, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has fired back at her critics, in arguing that such a boycott would be
There's a whole series of web videos dedicated to stuff white people say to minorities. Like asking someone of Asian decent where they're from. Like really from. Joanna Hausmann takes this one step further.
1. NASA has confirmed the existence of flowing water on Mars. 2.Four British jihadis who joined ISIS have been hit with UN sanctions. It's the first time Britain has submitted names to the UN sanctions
Last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker revealed that he was paying off a credit card that was charging him 27 percent interest — really high! That got me thinking: What kind of deal are the rest of us
Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi. It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we
In an interview, the U.S. president ties his legacy to a pact with Tehran, argues ISIS is not winning, warns Saudi Arabia not to pursue a nuclear-weapons program, and anguishes about Israel. On Tuesday
The Six Million Dollar Man TV show is being rebooted. Mark Wahlberg will star in the movie remake: The Six Billion Dollar Man. We Examine why the inflated number, and what the number should really be.
Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Trust And Consequences. About Rachel Botsman's TED Talk The new currency of this economy is trust, says Rachel Botsman. Companies that rely on sharing invest in what
Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Trust And Consequences About Simon Sinek's TED Talk How do you create trust? Management theorist Simon Sinek says it starts with a leader who makes people feel safe.
Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Trust And Consequences About George Papandreou's TED Talk Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says politicians like him have lost the trust of their citizens
Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling
Here at All Things Considered, we're challenging ourselves to get less absorbed in our smart phones. You too can join us, too. Transcript AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Finally, in All Tech today, a reminder - is
Few people track Miami development closer than Peter Zalewski. He runs Cranespotters.com, a business that keeps tabs on all the new construction proposed in downtown Miami. In an area that covers less
The grumpy geezer Bill Murray plays in Ted Melfi's gentle comedy St. Vincent is not exactly a stretch. Vincent is a down-on-his-luck gent festering in a falling-down row house on the butt end of Brooklyn.
A film opened in the U.S. this weekend about the life of Simón Bolivar, the military leader who helped free much of Latin America from the Spanish Empire. Libertador, or The Liberator, tells that story
You're 4 years old, building a block tower. Another kid runs up and knocks it down. What do you do? A) Tell her that's against the rules. B) Go tell a teacher. C) Hit her. D) Start to cry. E) What did