Julian Ignacio

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There will be pandemonium: The end of the old oil order has already begun

Failed negotiations in Doha are just a sign of things to come. Big Oil has collapsed and is unlikely to recover<p>Michael T. Klare<p>April 29, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Sunday, April 17th was the designated moment. The world’s leading oil producers were expected to …

Oil

Dating Friends Brings Benefits

A study from the journal of Psychological Science found a bigger disparity in attractiveness among couples that were friends before dating. Why the …

Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion

Insurance giant Aetna Inc. (AET) is to buy Humana Inc. (HUM) for $37 billion, in a deal that will create the second-largest managed care company in …

Review: Inside Out Takes a Mind-Blowing Trip Inside the Brain

The most profound—as well as profoundly <i>good</i>—Pixar movies are the ones that seem the least plausible as story pitches. Consider <i>Up</i> (crushed by …

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

7 mistakes companies are making on social right now

Gone are the days when marketing professionals question the value of their company having a presence on social networks. Regardless of if the company is B2B, B2C, or any combination of the two – their customers are on social because EVERYONE is on social.<p>You would think, however, that at this point …

45 Best Albums of 2015 So Far

Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’<p><b>We Say:</b> Thanks to D'Angelo's <i>Black Messiah</i> and Kendrick Lamar's <i>To Pimp a Butterfly</i>, 2015 will be remembered as …

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Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

How to talk to kids about religion: Spiritual multiculturalism is absolutely essential

<b>( MidoSemsem via Shutterstock)</b><p>Before kindergarten, kids are curious about spiritual expression and hungry to learn. Here’s how to teach them<p>Lisa Miller Ph.D<p>May 23, 2015 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving”<p>If a spiritual …

Spirituality

"Mad Max" Is A Feminist Playbook For Surviving Dystopia

What might happen if women's rights evaporate has been examined in nightmare detail. Mad Max: Fury Road offers a solution.<p>If you're going to bring feminist propaganda to the masses, there are worse ways than in a giant exploding truck covered with knives. In case you haven’t seen <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> …

This is how Fitbit employees monitor each other’s health

At Fitbit, there’s no such thing as a mid-week slump. By the time Wednesday rolls around, all employees know the drill: Show up at the office in sweats and yoga pants, and get ready to work out at a moment’s notice for Work Out Wednesday, or WOW for short. <b></b><p>Work Out Wednesday, a weekly occurrence …

Employment

The Trials of John Roberts

Supreme Court cases on gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act test the chief justice's commitment to judicial restraint.<p>When Chief Justice John Roberts prepared to decide the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in 2012, he faced a moment of truth. In an interview for this magazine in …

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Finishing Your Taxes

The deadline to file your 2014 income tax return is hours away. If you're not done, you're not alone. And you have plenty of options.<p>I’ll admit it. …

Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on enlightened egalitarian principles, according to scientists.<p>A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tend to have equal …

Anthropology

The History of 'Thug'

The surprisingly ancient and global etymology of a racially charged epithet<p>Last night, as Baltimore erupted with riots and violence and anger, the city's mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the events sweeping the city. The mayor talked about "the evil we see …

Rap & Hip-Hop

31 Insanely Clever Products To Organize Your Whole Life

Your clutter will soon be under their control.

What Rahm Emanuel's Win Means for the Left

The Chicago Mayor secured a second term Tuesday, but grassroots progressives in the Windy City still see opportunity. Are they right?<p>Progressive challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia failed in his bid to defeat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Tuesday's election. But Chicago progressives are not admitting …

How The World Sleeps

Every country has its own unique and distinguishable customs. Traveling from place to place is a chance to see new sights, learn different histories and taste exotic cuisine. Despite geographical and cultural differences, sleep remains universal to us all.<p>While we all sleep, different nations …

The secret history of Monopoly: the capitalist board game’s leftwing origins

One night in late 1932, a Philadelphia businessman named Charles Todd and his wife, Olive, introduced their friends Charles and Esther Darrow to a real-estate board game they had recently learned. As the two couples sat around the board, enthusiastically rolling the dice, buying up properties and …

Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing

Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society's ground rules, while the rich get even richer -- yet this situation doesn't translate into a winning politics.<p>If anything, the right keeps gaining and the …

Email lets other people schedule your life—here’s how to stop it

If you feel like you’re playing Whac-a-mole with your inbox, you’re not alone. Somewhere along the line, email became the default means of communication in corporate America. The Radicati Group estimates that the average knowledge worker receives around 100 emails every day, a number that is rising …

University of Chicago

Why it’s time to shut down our poisonous college fraternities

The video of University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon members singing racist chants is yet another example of how the Greek system fosters deadly inequalities<p>The University of Oklahoma announced this week that it has severed all ties and affiliations with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity, …

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

MC Jin's Second Chance

Over a decade ago, MC Jin was signed to Ruff Ryders — the first Chinese-American rapper to approach mainstream success, only to vanish from the scene as quickly as he arrived. Now, after becoming an unlikely star in Hong Kong and overcoming stereotypes he helped promote, he's attempting a comeback. …

How Shake Shack makes their cheeseburgers so delicious

Perhaps you've heard of the little hamburger operation called Shake Shack. Started in 2001 as a hot dog cart in a public park, the critically acclaimed New York-based burger chain now has 63 locations and, last Friday, debuted on the NYSE with a valuation of nearly $1 billion. The driving force …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Psychology

These Are the States Where People Live Longest

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247WallSt.com.</i><p>The United States has a health …

How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S

A breakout hit made with an $8 app<p><i>Tangerine</i>, a breakout hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There’s the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And there are the characters: flinty, funny, nobody’s victim. But the story …