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How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Fake News

I'm a Millennial Mom and a Successful Entrepreneur. Stop Asking Me How I Manage It All.

It can be hard to avoid the biases others have about my age and gender, but I don't let it stop me.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, a mother and a member of the oft-discussed millennial generation, I feel I'm being positively pummeled with …

Living Rooms

Shocker: Democrats’ predictions about the GOP tax cut are coming true

When Republicans put together their tax bill last year, it was not much of a surprise to see that its centerpiece was a gigantic corporate tax cut, lowering the statutory corporate rate from 35 percent down to 21 percent. This cut accounted for about $1 trillion of the bill’s total $1.5 trillion …

Middle-class

Let's call the pro-lifers what they are: pro-death

On the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade, it’s time to highlight a hidden truth: restricting abortion means more maternal deaths<p>Ever since the anti-abortion movement claimed the “pro-life” label in the 1970s, the battle over reproductive rights has taken an apocalyptic tone. If the anti-abortion side …

Trump Hasn’t Destroyed Obama’s Legacy. He’s Revealed How Impressive It Was.

When Barack Obama departed the White House a year ago, his legacy appeared to face mortal peril. Liberals, with their tendency toward hysteria, and …

Barack Obama

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why

Here's the biggest reason people choose unfulfilling careers.<p>Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep …

Study Skills

Facebook Says Social Media Isn’t Always Healthy for Democracy

Facebook Inc. acknowledged today that social media can have a negative impact on democracies, and that the company has more work to do in order to …

Expecting US mothers use doctors, not midwives, unlike other rich countries

Every year in the UK, more than half of babies are delivered with the guidance of a midwife. In Scandinavian countries, it’s more like three quarters (pdf), similar to the rate in France. In fact, in these and many other countries, midwives take part in almost all deliveries, as they also assist …

Pregnancy

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

Don’t Let the Trump Circus Distract From the Real GOP Menace

The trouble with the White House freak show is that it often horrifies us into missing the larger, pernicious Republican project at hand.<p>Donald Trump …

This Thanksgiving, Native Americans will be insulted in the most offensive way possible

On Thursday, families across the United States and a growing number in Britain will celebrate Thanksgiving. The holiday is a time of remembrance when …

Native Americans

YouTube says it will block predatory comment sections on videos of minors

After a <i>Verge</i> story detailed glaring examples of predatory comments on videos of children, YouTube announced today that it will turn off comments entirely on videos where it detects predatory behavior.<p>“Comments of this nature are abhorrent”<p>Last week, <i>The Verge</i> reported on the scope of the problem: …

Internet

The Weird Science of Homophobes Who Turn Out to Be Gay

There is some research suggesting a link between being closeted and being anti-gay. But while the notion feeds many jokes, it also obscures very real …

Moms Help Kids Manage Negative Emotions, But What if Mom Becomes Stressed

Parenting is not an easy task requiring patience, discipline and love.<p>Studies have shown that a mothers’ reaction — positive or negative — to her …

Why your teen needs you just as much as your toddler

Your child's belief systems, emotions, and attitudes are as important as any other part of their personality.<p>Teenagers are a challenge, no doubt …

When You Should Give Your Kid a Smart Phone, According to Parents

Shelly Baldwin Gerson’s oldest child Sophie is just turning 7, but as soon as school starts this fall, the Seattle mom is planning to sign a pledge …

Teenagers will always find ways to outwit parents | Barbara Ellen

Jamie Oliver has banned his daughter from posting ‘porno’ selfies, but kids will be kids<p>I’ve got time for Jamie Oliver – at least he tries to stand up for more than his own-branded crockery. This week, the father of five was commenting on teenagers posting provocative selfies online. He’s banned …

Social Media

24 Things People Should, But Don't, Tell You About Having Kids

"Children shape and teach you just as much as you shape and teach them." H/T Quora

Not a Cool Kid in High School? Study Says You Should Probably Be Relieved

Outcomes for the popular kids are not good.<p>High school can be brutal on kids that don't quite fit in. But if you think the bullying and social isolation of not being popular is bad, you should see what happens to the captain of the football team or chief Mean Girl after they graduate.<p>Science …

You Don't Know What You Want

If you read my work with even a cursory interest, you must know I make it my mission to convince people their minds cannot be trusted. In the past …

Dan Gilbert

Twitter policy change might protect potentially suicidal people

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was recently asked about an alleged killer who preyed on vulnerable people using Twitter, and how the company is working to prevent such tragedies in the future.<p>Last month, a man was arrested in Japan on suspicion of murdering nine people. Based on Twitter accounts linked to …

These Are The 8 Friends You Need To Be Happy In Life

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Holistic Medicine

8 'Facts' About The Human Body Debunked by Science

No, you're not "double-jointed".<p>When you know a particular topic really well, you might say you know it like the back of your hand. But how well do …

With Teen Mental Health Deteriorating Over Five Years, There’s a Likely Culprit

Screen time may be harming the mental health of our teens.<p>Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years …

Why You Should Never Order Drinks With Ice, Bartenders Say

At your next company happy hour, you may want to consider ordering your mixed drinks “neat,” or at room temperature—without ice.<p><i>Business Insider</i> …

How Your Leadership Style Could Be Killing Morale

There is always a pecking order, regardless of the size of the henhouse. And there will always be dissatisfied employees regardless of how …

Leadership