Mathew Faddis

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Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Economic Justice

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

Astronomy

How Does The Electoral College Work, And Is It Fair?

Here's a little information that Americans have usually been able to ignore.<p>It's about the Electoral College, a uniquely American institution that's been with us from the beginning and that's occasionally given us fits.<p>Typically, the Electoral College meets and does its thing a month or so after …

Government

The Man Who Shed Light On Why College Keeps Getting More Expensive

William Bowen, a scholar and former president of Princeton University, died last week. He is associated with one of the key explanations for just why a college degree keeps getting more and more <i>and more</i> expensive.<p>Bowen, who was President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and before that, led …

Higher Education

How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul

In the 1970s, a new wave of post-Watergate liberals stopped fighting monopoly power. The result is an increasingly dangerous political system.<p>It was January 1975, and the Watergate Babies had arrived in Washington looking for blood. The Watergate Babies—as the recently elected Democratic …

Middle-class

Obama wants you to read this book on making smarter decisions

The book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," by Daniel Kahneman, features insights into the pitfalls of human rationality that might just transform how you think about intelligence.<p>Obama's recommendation comes alongside nine other books on the president's list of required reading in the November issue of …

Self-improvement

10 Poems by Imtiaz Dharker That Will Satisfy the Rebel in You

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and Imtiaz Dharker's powerful words make us want to believe that. Imtiaz was born in Pakistan but moved …

Ottessa Moshfegh on Writing Predators and Their Victims

<i>In “An Honest Woman,” your story in this week’s issue, a man named Jeb tries to seduce his much younger neighbor. You go out of your way to make Jeb as unattractive as possible—both physically and psychologically. Why? How did this character come to life for you?</i><p>The inspiration for writing “An …

Hillary Clinton, Wannabe Global Dominatrix And Liberal Neocon, Plans More Stupid Wars

Never before were the two leading presidential candidates so disliked. Both major parties have nominated candidates that most Americans desperately want to reject.<p>There are many reasons to oppose Hillary Clinton: a history of scandal, reaching back to Bill Clinton's Arkansas governorship; greedy, …

Working class white men make less than they did in 1996

No wonder they are frustrated.<p>Working class white men saw their income drop 9% between 1996 and 2014, according to a new report from Sentier Research. This group, who Sentier defines as having only a high school diploma, earned only $36,787,on average, in 2014, down from $40,362 in 1996.<p>Meanwhile, …

Demographics

Alleged Duterte hitman denied protection after tell-all testimony

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who publicly accused Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte of running a hit squad and personally killing people won't be given state protection.<p>Senate President Koko Pimentel announced on his verified Facebook page that Edgar Matobato won't be put in protective custody because his …

Asia

America's gun problem is so much bigger than mass shootings

US politicians often cite Australia as providing a model of impactful reform. Here’s why such blueprints likely won’t work to combat gun violence in the US<p>A disturbed man with an AR-15-style rifle walked through a popular historic site in 1996, shooting up the cafe and gift shop. He left 35 people …

Guns

It’s official — the internet is making us dumb: The more you read online, the worse you write

A study of MBA students finds both complexity and style in writing suffer when people read mostly digital content<p>I’ll always remember the year 1993 as a good one because that’s when I learned how to read. I was four years old, and desperate to engage in conversation with the adults (my parents, …

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

For these small towns, summer is the best (and prettiest) time to visit.<p>You should add these to your travel plans ASAP.

Salad Is Three Times Worse For the Environment Than Bacon: Study

Salad Is Three Times Worse For the Environment Than Bacon: StudySorrel, a sour, tangy lettuce that often gets ground down to fish sauce, is brilliant …

Food

‘It…Pissed Me Off’: Move by ‘Vindictive’ Disney Leaves Quentin Tarantino Seething With Anger

Director Quentin Tarantino lashed out Wednesday at a “vindictive” Disney, alleging the entertainment conglomerate was “going out of their way” to wreck havoc on his new “Hateful Eight” movie.<p>Tarantino, who was most recently in headlines for controversial comments made at an anti-police brutality …

Internet post insulting Thai king's dog may land man in jail

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man in Thailand is facing up to 37 years in prison on charges that include mocking the King's dog.<p>Thanakorn Siripaiboon, 27, is accused of "liking" a Facebook page deemed insulting to King Bhumibol Adulyade and posting a sarcastic photo of the 88-year-old ruler's pet dog -- charges that …

Asia

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

'Revenant' director calls Leonardo DiCaprio bear-rape controversy a 'crazy mad comedy'

It's the most head-shaking story to hit the Internet this week, and this has been a week that included Aaron Rodgers' Hail Mary: How exactly did people come to believe<p>Leonardo DiCaprio's character was raped by a bear in his new movie, "The Revenant"?<p>If such traction is mystifying to us regular …

Inventions

These Are The Albums You Need To Hear This Week

As 2015 is starting to wind down, we’ve now arrived at what is one of the busiest album release months in the entire year in November. This week is possibly the most crowded with huge high-profile releases from Justin Bieber, Kurt Cobain, Jeezy, One Direction, Ty Dolla $ign, Alessia Cara, Hailee …

5 reasons Americans are obese — that have nothing to do with food

Obesity in the U.S. isn’t going away anytime soon, according to new data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nearly 40% of …

Turns Out Junk Food Isn't To Blame For Obesity

Getting healthy is going to take a more holistic approach.<p>A diet of soda, fries and gummy worms is certainly not an Rx for healthfulness. But according to a new study from Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab, junk and fast foods aren't to blame for America's obesity epidemic.<p>This new finding …

Slow Cookers

Ben Carson denies ever saying he received a 'full scholarship' to West Point

Ben Carson, in an agitated press conference Friday night, denied that he had ever claimed receiving a "full scholarship" from West Point.<p>“I never said that I received a full scholarship. Nowhere did I say that,” Carson said. “POLITICO as you know, told a bold-faced lie.”<p>“I had people that said …

Ben Carson

Ben Carson: Egyptians used the pyramids to store grain, not bury the pharaohs

In a 1998 commencement speech at Andrews University unearthed by BuzzFeed, Carson pointed to hermetically sealed chambers as a sign the pyramids were used by Egyptians to store grain and food.<p>"My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said in the speech, …

University reform is coming – get ready for another numbers game

The government’s green paper is finally set to see the light of day. But what is it trying to fix, exactly?<p>Universities are bracing themselves for some of the most disruptive changes to higher education for more than 20 years. The imminent higher education green paper is widely expected to sweep …

Higher Education

The year’s biggest fashion trend is officially getting an entry in the dictionary

It’s been everywhere: the coffee shop, the grocery store, the office, and sometimes even the gym. Dressing in workout clothes at all times, whether for exercising or not, has been one of the biggest, most persistent, and most comfortable clothing trends of the past couple years.<p>The style of dress …

Trends

Kangaroo flatulence research points to new climate change strategy for farmers

Kangaroos produce relatively little methane, but study suggests transplanting gut micro-organisms into sheep or cattle would not help reduce emissions<p>New analysis of kangaroo farts suggests their low methane levels could have implications for farmers in the fight against climate change.<p>It has long …

Methane

No Evidence Farting Livestock Caused Emergency Landing, Airline Says

Wake up, sheeple.<p>Singapore Airlines is refuting media reports that a Malaysia-bound flight had to make an emergency landing last week because the gas and manure from a group of sheep set off the plane's smoke alarm.<p>The controversy stemmed from a report in The Aviation Herald, a website that records …

Airplanes

Industrial farming is one of the worst crimes in history

The fate of industrially farmed animals is one of the most pressing ethical questions of our time. Tens of billions of sentient beings, each with complex sensations and emotions, live and die on a production line<p>Animals are the main victims of history, and the treatment of domesticated animals in …

Farm Animals

How this college plans to cut tuition by 42%

President Barack Obama has long harped on the excessive costs of a college education and has introduced policies to combat higher education’s soaring …