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Black, Jewish And Avoiding The Synagogue On Yom Kippur

Last time I worshipped in a synagogue was Sept. 5, 2014. And I won't be going today.<p>That might surprise my friends, who put up with my bragging ad nauseam about how Jewish I am.<p>You got a great deal on plane tickets? <i>Reminds me of the time I took a free Birthright trip to Israel.</i> Going skating? <i>I</i> …

Israel

Stop What You're Doing and Watch this Trippy Trump Parody Video

Pastel tanks, rainbows, and a giant Trump robot.<p><i>What would happen if Donald Trump were elected president?</i> It's a question that has increasingly been on the minds of citizens around the globe.<p>Now, one YouTuber has imagined what a Trump presidency would look like combined with a Japanese-style …

Cotton Candy

With Fear, Determination And Poetry: How Great Writers Face Death

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.<p>Her terror of death was reignited many years later when her father died. It was then that Riophe found herself …

Literature

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

<i>Originally published May 8</i><p>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 at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in …

Mathematics

George Takei Debuts On Broadway In 'Allegiance'

George Takei has, over the years, lent his gently charismatic presence to many stages — the original <i>Star Trek</i> soundstage, where he played the USS Enterprise's Mr. Sulu, then the social media stage, where he emerged as a leading activist for gay and lesbian rights. Now, Takei is making his Broadway …

George Takei

J.K. Rowling Uses Dumbledore to Explain Why She Opposes Israel Boycott

Facing a public backlash over her decision not to join in calls for a cultural boycott of Israel, <i>Harry Potter</i> author J.K. Rowling has fired back at …

Israel

In 125 years, millions of people have looked at this painting. No one really saw it until recently.

I'm not easily impressed, OK?<p>I know Van Gogh was a genius. If the point of this were "Van Gogh was a mad genius," I would not be sharing this with …

Art

How a Latina with red hair and a Jewish last name challenges ideas about race

There's a whole series of web videos dedicated to stuff white people say to minorities.<p>Like asking someone of Asian decent where they're from. Like <i>really</i> from.<p>Joanna Hausmann takes this one step further. She's a white Latina American from Venezuela. Yeah, she gets plenty of questions about it.<p>"Even …

Latin America

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> NASA has confirmed the existence of flowing water on Mars.<p><b>2.</b>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 list in 10 years.<p><b>3</b><b>.</b> China's President Xi Jinping will make his first official state visit to …

North Korea

The real nuclear deal: Israeli discovers how a protein solves the chaos of reproduction

Human cells have 46 chromosomes that determine who we are — a factory for replication and reproduction that forms our body, traits and aging.<p>Your …

Replication

13 Years Of American Credit Cards, In 1 Graph

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 getting on our credit cards? And how has that changed over time?<p>To find out, I analyzed a Federal …

Personal Finance

La “tumblera” gringa que tiene loco a medio mundo (Foto+Nalgas)

Jun 15, 2015 7:33 pm<b><br>Publicado en:</b> sexys, Titulares<p>Si eres de esos que le gusta ver carne en movimiento, pues quédate un rato para apreciar verdadera …

Future - How the eyes betray your thoughts

Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi.<p>It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does …

The Brain

'Look ... It's My Name on This': Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal

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.<p>On Tuesday afternoon, as President Obama was bringing an occasionally contentious but often illuminating …

Israel

'Planet Money' Does The Math On 'The Six Billion Dollar Man'

<i>The Six Million Dollar Man</i> TV show is being rebooted. Mark Wahlberg will star in the movie remake: <i>The Six Billion Dollar Man</i>. We Examine why the inflated number, and what the number should really be.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>When Hollywood revives a classic TV show, they're liable to update the …

Steve Austin

How Can Trusting Strangers Fuel An Economy?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Trust And Consequences.<p><b>About Rachel Botsman's TED Talk</b><p>The new currency of this economy is trust, says Rachel Botsman. Companies that rely on sharing invest in what Botsman calls "reputation capital."<p><b>About Rachel Botsman</b><p>Rachel Botsman is the co-author, with Roo …

Clinton Foundation

How Do You Get Your Colleagues To Trust You?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Trust And Consequences<p><b>About Simon Sinek's TED Talk</b><p>How do you create trust? Management theorist Simon Sinek says it starts with a leader who makes people feel safe.<p><b>About Simon Sinek</b><p>Simon is the author of the books <i>Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone</i> …

Simon Sinek

How Can You Restore Trust In Government?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Trust And Consequences<p><b>About George Papandreou's TED Talk</b><p>Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says politicians like him have lost the trust of their citizens and it needs to be restored.<p><b>About George Papandreou</b><p>George Papandreou is the former Prime Minister …

Europe

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

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 perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Borracha se dejó manosear los cocos nuevos por siete jóvenes: Le hizo el amor a uno

Mar 26, 2015 5:46 pm<b><br>Publicado en:</b> Curiosidades, Titulares<p>Una instructora de yoga de Arizona en estado de ebriedad está en problemas después de …

Bored ... And Brilliant? A Challenge To Disconnect From Your Phone

Here at <i>All Things Considered</i>, we're challenging ourselves to get less absorbed in our smart phones. You too can join us, too.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Finally, in All Tech today, a reminder - today is the official start of the Bored and Brilliant challenge. We wanted to see what would happen if …

Emerging Technology

Foreign Dollars Fuel A New Condo Boom In Miami

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.<p>In an area that covers less than 4 square miles, he notes, there's a lot going on. In "downtown Miami, we're looking at 69 …

New Blepharitis Treatments

We’ve been authoring the “Therapeutic Review” column for 10 years now. In one of our very first entries, “Put a Lid on Blepharitis,” we discussed the …

Bill Murray Doesn't Do Much, But He Does It So Well In 'St. Vincent'

The grumpy geezer Bill Murray plays in Ted Melfi's gentle comedy <i>St. Vincent</i> 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. Familiar stuff happens: A little boy named Oliver with bowl-cut hair and a noticeably absent …

The Maestro And The Liberator: Gustavo Dudamel's Cinematic Debut

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. <i>Libertador</i>, or <i>The Liberator</i>, tells that story with the help of rousing music by a first-time film-score composer: Gustavo Dudamel.<p>Yes, that's the …

Marxismo con Arturo Uslar Pietri

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Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better

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 you say again?<p>According to a large national study just released, it's possible to teach kids in …