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A cooking show controversy over crispy chicken reveals the lack of culinary diversity on TV

Viewers in the UK have strong feelings about their cooking shows. So much so that bookies take bets on who will win the nation’s most beloved culinary competition, <i>The Great British Bake Off.</i><p>Which is why the elimination of <i>MasterChef UK</i> contestant Zaleha Kadir Olpin sparked a major global controversy …

Photos

26 of the 115 most popular VPNs are secretly keeping tabs on you

A recent investigation into 115 of the world’s most popular VPN services revealed that many are antithetical to their stated claims. To build trust, providers make promises not to track users through logs or other identifying information. But as a popular VPN comparison site found out, this isn’t …

Privacy

Putin Won. But Russia Is Losing

Vladimir Putin may have been re-elected president of Russia on March 18, but he’s far from the grand master of geopolitical chess portrayed in the …

Russia

Maybe Mark Zuckerberg shouldn't have blown off his mentor

As the public digests the ugly details about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, learning how the research firm mined and sold data on 50 million Facebook users, Roger McNamee, an early investor in Facebook, has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of the platform and its leadership.<p>But years …

Social Media

California Housing Problems Are Spilling Across Its Borders

RENO, Nev. — A growing homelessness crisis. Complaints about traffic congestion. Worries that the economy is becoming dominated by a wealthy elite.<p>Those sound like California’s problems in a nutshell. But now they are also among California’s leading exports.<p>Just ask the citizens of this city, where …

Real Estate

N.R.A. Proposes Having Second Armed Teacher in Every Classroom to Stop First Armed Teacher from Misfiring

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Hours after an armed teacher in a Northern California classroom fired a gun and injured a student, the head of the National Rifle Association proposed placing a second armed teacher in every classroom, to shoot the first armed teacher before he or she can do …

Why Democrats Should Worry About Conor Lamb's Victory

Dems pick up a House seat in Pennsylvania – but is Lamb the start of a winning strategy or the establishment sidelining the Trump …

Conor Lamb

Vegan Woman Forced Her Fennec Fox To Go Vegan, And Here’s What Happened

Fennec foxes eat rodents, insects, birds, rabbits, and eggs, but this one doesn’t. For years, vegan blogger Sonia Sae has been raising her pet fox …

Jumanji

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Research

Conservatives Are Losing the Culture War Over Guns

While Republicans have successfully blocked legislative changes, Americans’ attitudes are changing.<p>Who’s winning the post-Parkland debate over guns? It depends where you look.<p>Legislatively, anti-gun control forces remain in control. President Donald Trump, after veering towards the NRA earlier in …

Gun Control

Edmunds: Before buying used car, consider luxury alternative

Most car shoppers know that a used car can be a fantastic value. In the long run, a used car will usually cost less than a new one, and it will virtually always be cheaper than leasing a car every three years.<p>As practical as it is to buy a used car, it can also present an opportunity to get a …

Used Cars

This Photoshop Guru Is So Good, You Won’t Know What’s Real Anymore

Photoshop. It's both a blessing and a curse, allowing for amazing creativity with images, changing the way we see and experience things in so many …

Photoshop

Older Indians Drive Millennials Crazy On WhatsApp. This Is Why They're Obsessed.

Young Indians are hooked to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. But for older Indians, WhatsApp is the ultimate social network.<p><b>My mother became</b> addicted to WhatsApp when her mother passed away in the winter of 2013. She used it, she said, to “fill up a vacuum,” numbing her grief with the mindless …

Social Media

The indignity of being Muslim in India

My first name was chosen by my mother because it was, as she put it, a “secular” name. Being a mildly religious woman, that really meant the name came as close as it could to a Hindu one, without sounding like a complete cop-out to some of her more orthodox Muslim relatives.<p>At any rate, it was …

Religion
Crime
Middle-class

Delta flight diverts hundreds of miles because passengers have to 'go really bad'

We've all been there: Needing to "go really bad," without a toilet in sight. The situation got a little more uncomfortable for passengers on a typically 6-hour Delta flight from New York City to Seattle on Saturday night, which was forced to make an unscheduled pit stop — or "potty break," as the …

Babies Who Get More Cuddles Have Their Genetics Changed For Years, Study Shows

Hold me.<p>The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved. A new study says it can …

Genetics
Russia

Free Money: The Surprising Effects of a Basic Income Supplied by Government

Skooter McCoy was 20 years old when his wife, Michelle, gave birth to their first child, a son named Spencer. It was 1996, and McCoy was living in …

Income Inequality

The Paradise Papers leak is about one thing: growing inequality

Thanks to yet another massive data leak, the world has been gifted more secretive information about how the rich move their money around the world, avoiding taxes and hiding their association to dodgy financial deals. Featuring intel on everyone from the British queen to close aides of Donald …

Samsung returns to mock iPhone X buyers in latest commercial

Samsung loves to mock Apple and its fans that line up outside stores to get the latest iPhone. While the Galaxy S8 maker hasn’t attacked Apple directly for some time, there’s a long history in and out of the courts thanks to a line of commercials. Samsung is returning to its attacks just in time …

Galaxy Note

Rohingya Recount Atrocities: ‘They Threw My Baby Into a Fire’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Hundreds of women stood in the river, held at gunpoint, ordered not to move.<p>A pack of soldiers stepped toward a petite young woman with light brown eyes and delicate cheekbones. Her name was Rajuma, and she was standing chest-high in the water, clutching her baby son, …

Human Rights

The simple step parents can take to teach their kids persistence and grit

You’re at home trying to make fresh tomato sauce, but can’t seem to get the tomatoes out of their plastic container from the grocery store. The bottom latch is not opening, so you pull harder. Although you’ve never seen this type of tomato container before, you have opened many similar ones in the …

Introverts make great leaders—but lack confidence in their capabilities

Introverts often don’t think they will enjoy leadership roles and so are less likely to go for the top job, new research finds. In fact, introverts in our study thought they would be worried and distressed in leadership situations.<p>Whether or not someone is an introvert is usually measured by how …

Capitalism in America has been on a suicide mission for 40 years

On August 2, 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record-breaking 22,000—its fourth 1,000-point advance in less than a year. That same day, I read the first sentence in Peter Georgescu’s new book, <i>Capitalists Arise! End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation</i>: “For the …

How to tell if you damaged your eyes during the eclipse

Use this simple test to find out if viewing the eclipse through a kitchen colander has blinded you<p>Hospitals around the country were inundated with people arriving at their emergency departments to see if they had sustained eye damage as a result of watching the eclipse.<p>Doctors across the country …

Loneliness

Woman’s Reaction To Crying Baby On Plane Goes Viral, Shows Why People Who Complain About It Are The Worst

Flying next to a screaming kid is bad, but it’s even worse if the kid is yours. A mom named Kesha Bernard was flying from Seattle to Denver on July …

Viral

What does Nemanja Matic bring to Man Utd and where will he play?

Manchester United really want to win things this season and the £40million-plus signing of Nemanja Matic is a massive statement of intent, taking United's summer spend to over £141.75million and adding to already high expectations.<p>Jose Mourinho knows how to get the very best out of Matic, having …

These universities are America’s engines of upward mobility—and they’re sputtering

Degrees from fancy schools do help catapult individual poor kids into the uppermost income bracket. Yet the most-efficient engines of American upward mobility are a slew of mid-tier public institutions like the City University of New York, California State-Los Angeles, and the University of …

Income Inequality