Katy Johnson

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Why Obama Can't Say 'Radical Islam'

Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris this month, White House spokesman Josh Earnest briefly became an Islamic theologian. At issue was why …

Are you drinking because you're working long hours, or are you working long hours to justify drinking?

A new study finds a link between working long hours and drinking alcohol at risky levels, but it might not be as simple as it seems<p>An international study released last week has identified that those who work more than 48 hours a week are 11% more likely to drink alcohol at risk levels than those …

GOP rebuttal: 'We heard the message you sent'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Joni Ernst firmly seized -- and waved -- the mandate Republicans believe they won in the November midterm elections, which swept her party into power in the Senate, as she delivered the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.<p>The freshman …

Tea Party

State of the Union 2015 Fact Check

The State of the Uni­on is tra­di­tion­ally a laun­dry list of policy pro­pos­als long on rhet­or­ic and short on de­tails. And everything …

Samsung won't use the Snapdragon 810 processor in its Galaxy S6 due to overheating, says report

For years now, Samsung has been using a mix of its own Exynos processors — primarily in its native Korea and developing markets — and Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips to power its phones, but its next flagship phone may eschew the Qualcomm option. A report from Bloomberg this morning states that Samsung …

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

To improve schools, let teachers take over

Walk through a typical public school, and you see students, sitting in rows of identical desks, listening to teachers talk.<p>Unless the teacher is particularly inspiring, half of the students are zoning out. This isn't just a problem for teachers, half of whom leave the profession within their first …

How to Paint a 'Love Letter' to a City

Stephen Powers and ICY Signs resuscitate the art of sign-painting—along with the morale of those in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods.<p>In the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower in downtown Baltimore, a big, brusque guy runs a pop-up sign-painting studio with a few partners, known collectively as ICY Signs. …

The Books They Carried onto Omaha Beach

During World War II, books were one of the few items distributed to the American armed forces that were meant to make life at war bearable. American …

D Day

Google-Led Report On Europe’s Right To Be Forgotten Coming This Month

Google is gearing up to respond to European privacy regulators’ call, from last fall, that it should be implementing search de-listing requests across Google.com domains, not just European sub-domains — as it currently is.<p>Search de-listing refers to Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten‘ ruling …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Ergonomics

Does subliminal advertising actually work?

<b>Hidden messages that promote products in films once caused a moral panic. But is the much-feared technique really effective? The BBC's Phil Tinline helped devise an experiment to find out.</b><p>On 12 September, 1957, at a studio in New York, a market researcher in the Mad Men mould called a press …

Mad Men

Matcha Culture: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Big Thing in Tea

The next big thing in tea is here: It's matcha<p>It's no secret we at <i>Bon Appétit</i> love the powdered green tea known as <b>matcha</b>. Heck, we even put it in our holiday cookies. But we're not the only ones smitten by matcha. With one finger on the mug of our green tea latte and the other on the pulse of all …

Tea