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Abraham Lincoln’s Warning

The 16th president of the United States knew what the 45th does not. The Declaration of Independence is at the core of our political inheritance.<p>An American can always benefit from rereading the Declaration of Independence. But I suspect that this Fourth of July is better spent with that document’s …

National Portrait Gallery

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Message to the Democratic Party

After winning the Democratic primary in New York’s Fourteenth Congressional District, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now a national political figure. On Wednesday, she made a series of media appearances, including spots on CNN and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Later in the day, Stephen Colbert hailed her …

Middle-class

This Is Why Small Talk Makes Some People So Anxious

A therapist gave us advice for how to get over it.<p>It can be difficult to know the difference between having social anxiety and being awkward, introverted, or shy. The American Psychological Association’s <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</i> defines social anxiety as “a persistent …

Self-help

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

Olympic National Park Is Home to the Quietest Spot in the Continental U.S.

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores the Hoh River valley, where you can find "one square inch of silence."<p>The Hoh River valley in Washington's Olympic National Park is a strange and beautiful place. It's one of the only temperate rain forests in the United States, and its lichen-shrouded …

How math teacher turned model Pietro Boselli gets his ultra-toned body

VOGUE HOMMES GROOMING<p>Three years ago, students shared photos of their university math teacher, Pietro Boselli, and quickly discovered that he was …

Is the global economy just a giant debt scam? What the financial elite doesn’t want you to know

<b>Yanis Varoufakis (Getty/Jack Taylor)</b><p>Yanis Varoufakis saw power up close. He says capitalism is dead, democracy is crumbling and we’re ruled by debt<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>June 9, 2018 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Why is the world the way it is, and how did it get that way? One book I read in the past year explained more …

Europe

Why Grandmothers May Hold The Key To Human Evolution

A hunter with bow and arrow, in a steamy sub-Saharan savanna, stalks a big, exotic animal. After killing and butchering it, he and his hunt-mates bring it back to their families and celebrate.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to …

Parenting

The Barre Code’s explosive, six-minute HIIT workout you can do anywhere

“Explosive” isn’t just a term used by movie critics. It’s a word you could be using to describe your new super-efficient workout routine.<p>Studies have …

2,400 years ago, Plato saw democracy would give rise to a tyrannical leader filled with “false and braggart words”

Plato was not a fan of democracy. Many might consider this just a blip on the philosopher’s otherwise excellent political analysis. But his description of the “democratic man” does give pause for thought.<p>In the <i>Republic</i><i>,</i> written in 380 BC, Plato describes such the democratic man—by which he means a …

Political Science

2,300-year-old Chinese philosophy shows why we should all try to be a bit of mess

Recently, I started hanging out with a group of friends who seem intimidatingly on top of things. They respond to their emails—even non-urgent ones—politely and punctually, they freeze leftovers in neatly labeled Tupperware that they never forget about, and they sort their mail into orderly files, …

Taoism

How To Raise Brave Kids Without Bullying Them

Parents can help children be brave without looking like a bully, by offering encouragement with a major dose of empathy and love.<p>It’s difficult to …

The beauty of the Berchtesgaden Alps

According to a local saying, "those loved by God are brought here" - a sentiment easy to understand as the Bavarian Alps near Berchtesgaden are a …

To get conservative climate contrarians to really listen, try speaking their language

It’s a well-studied fact that facts don’t speak for themselves. This is especially apparent with climate change. Some brilliant studies in the past …

‘Americans are Being Held Hostage and Terrorized by the Fringes’

An exit interview with the American Enterprise Institute’s Arthur Brooks.<p>Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, the center-right Washington think tank that has, amid a decade of turmoil inside the Republican Party, remained a sober, respected voice on matters of …

Political Science

Graduates: Here’s an Honor Code for Life

Amid a national epidemic of dishonesty, acting with integrity is more important than ever.<p><i>The following is an adaptation of an address to Rice University’s class of 2018.</i><p>When I was deciding what I wanted to say today, I kept thinking about a Rice tradition that's an incredibly important part of …

Oprah to Graduates: Vote! Vote! Vote!

But they probably won't be voting for her.<p>There was a time, not so long ago, that Oprah Winfrey’s name was floated as a potential presidential candidate for the 2020 election. It started in jest, sort of, but there’s reason to believe that a candidacy that begins as a joke can end in the Oval …

Seth Meyers

Liberals Want to Overturn Citizens United. A New Study Shows Conservatives Do Too

Liberals and conservatives overwhelmingly support a constitutional amendment that would effectively overturn the Supreme Court’s seminal campaign …

Donald Trump is not American democracy’s worst threat - Vox

The golden age of American politics was illiberal, undemocratic, and bloody.<p>A university recently invited me to participate in a forum considering this question: Has American politics ever been this bad? The answer, clearly, is that it has been much worse. We had a Civil War, after all. Congress …

Winners Just Get Up Faster

<i>Diversity and inclusion is the key to building a resilient culture that helps companies and communities thrive.</i><p>If you are a coffee fan, you may …

Diversity

The best investment decision I have ever made

When I got my business degree in 2011, I was ready to start my career.<p>I wanted to start a business, earn money, and also invest. Those were my main …

A Harvard Doctor Has Made A Definitive List of The Best Workouts. Full Stop.

Dr I-Min Lee has made it simple for you<p>There’s a lot of information out there about exercise - be it how to lose weight, what’s best for anxiety or how to get a rock hard bum. Thankfully, a super clever person from one of the best Universities in the world has broken it down for us in the simplest …

Why One Private Equity Firm Is Betting Big On Impact Investing In Renewable Energy

The concept of impact investing is hardly new and one that is refreshingly simple. It is simply about funneling investment dollars into companies established with the intention of generating a quantifiable, visible and broadly beneficial social impact alongside a financial return.<p>Advocates of the …

Investing

The Way We Learn Is About to Change Completely

Big changes are on the horizon.<p><i>What will education and learning look like ten years from now? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Silagadze, Co-Founder and CEO at Top Hat, on Quora:</b><p>…

Education Technology

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's Last Teaching

<i>“Even if death were to fall upon you today like lightning, you must be ready to die without sadness and regret, without any residue of clinging for</i> …

Donald Trump may have just had a breakthrough

<b>(CNN) —</b> Something remarkable has just happened in the Trump administration. No, I'm not referring to the latest episodes of the "Trump Show," with the wildly weaving plotline we all recognize. I'm talking about something important and, potentially, very positive. This week, we saw President Donald …

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How to Be Your Own Personal Trainer

Wouldn't it be great if you had access to the same personal training and weight loss coaching services that celebrities enjoy? Who wouldn’t lose …

We can expect more from teachers when we pay them like pros: Bloomberg and Weingarten

Teachers participating in walkouts deserve better pay and greater authority. They shouldn't have to take part time jobs to make ends meet.<p>Never before has there been so much labor unrest in America’s public schools. Teachers, understandably angry about low pay and harmful cuts in education …

Education

Let’s destroy Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Bitcoin

How We Solved Fake News the First Time

At this moment in the history of the information revolution, a significant number of Americans—it is impossible to know how many—believe that a video circulating on the Web shows Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin slicing the face off a small child. The lie is gruesome but far from extraordinary. …