Melanie Mendoza

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Millennial median wage map

Millennials came of age during a tough economic time: Student debt has reached an all-time high, and the job market is more competitive than ever. As a result, young people today aren't earning as much money as their parents did when they were young. So how much are they making?<p>Using data from the …

Demographics

Shocker, Rand Paul’s actually good for something! Love him or hate him, he shows how incoherent and ridiculous the Republicans are

Paul may be wrong about a lot of things, but his presence in the campaign exposes the vacuousness of today’s GOP<p>Rand Paul deserves a round of applause.<p>The Kentucky senator may be wrong about a lot of things, but he’s consistent and he has an actual governing philosophy. More importantly, his …

Political Science

Rand Paul Is Virtually the Only Candidate Who Doesn’t Want to Start World War III in Syria » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

“I think if you’re in favor of World War III, you have your candidate,” said Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican debate. He was referring to Gov. …

Rand Paul, on the War Path, Goes After Republican Front-Runners

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky lashed out Sunday at the leaders of the Republican presidential field, hammering Donald Trump as unelectable and inconsistent, charging that Ted Cruz "wants to have it both ways" on a number of issues and calling for Marco Rubio to resign over his absences from the Senate.<p>…

Republicans

“Serial” may investigate Bowe Bergdahl next: Here are 6 huge questions we hope Sarah Koenig will be able to answer

Sources say “Serial” may work with “Zero Dark Thirty” writer Mark Boal on the former POW’s case<p>Last night, news broke that the second season of “Serial” will likely follow its investigation of the Adnan Syed murder case by investigating the active and much-discussed case of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe …

Cybercrime

The Odd Thing About the World's Deepest River

Africa's Congo River claims many titles, including being home to the highest number of unique species in the world.<p>The Congo River in Central Africa is one of the world's great rivers, carrying 1.25 million cubic feet of water—more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools—into the Atlantic Ocean every …

Congo

10 quintessential homes from Austin's most iconic neighborhoods

Austin is rich with history, and its houses chronicle the stylistic changes presented from each distinct era. With the help of RentCafe, who put …

Texas

Land and Water Conservation Fund to Expire

On Wednesday, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will expire, leaving thousands of acres of public lands, including portions of national parks, at risk of being developed by private interests, according to the Wilderness Society.<p>The fund has been a major resource for state and local …

Conservation

Sunshine Superman: how a Californian nerd pioneered extreme sports

Marah Strauch’s documentary reveals the untold story of the founding father of Base jumping, Carl Boenish, who attempted the impossible – and filmed it, too<p>You’re standing there, and no matter how experienced you are as a skydiver or a base jumper you’re nervous, but you know that in your mind you …

Extreme Sports

The Excruciating, 200-MPH World of Wingsuit Racing

Joe Ridler has jumped out of an airplane nearly 700 times in his life, but when he makes the leap later today, the goal will be about more than …

The 11 best hiking trails in Austin and beyond

Austin is adorned with a host of outdoor gems just beckoning to be explored. Maybe you've always wanted to try hiking, but you weren't sure where to …

Hiking

Erik Roner death: Nitro Circus star killed in extreme sports skydiving accident

Erik Roner, an extreme sports star who regularly appeared on MTV's Nitro Circus show, has died while skydiving northern California, authorities have …

What Edward Snowden On Twitter Could Mean For The Presidential Race

Twitter's newest high-profile user just might push the issue of domestic surveillance back into the presidential campaign's conversation.<p>Edward Snowden sent his first-ever tweet at noon on Tuesday, asking, "Can you hear me now?"<p>One Republican candidate clearly did. Within the hour, former New York …

Social Media

Maisie Williams To Star in Movie That Sounds Suspiciously Like THE LAST OF US

WATCH: Reel Rock 10 Trailer

The official trailer for Reel Rock 10 premiered today, highlighting clips from the climbing film tour’s 2015 lineup.<p>This year’s tour features five new films, including <i>A Line Across the Sky</i>, which chronicles the first full traverse of Patagonia’s Cerro Fitz Roy, carried out by Alex Honnold and Tommy …

Movie Trailers

See Breathtaking Photos of the Galapagos Islands on the Anniversary of Darwin's Voyage

Caption from LIFE. A giant tortoise, sensing danger, draws in its head with a hiss of alarm. It weighs 500 pounds, measu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

Nature

A Hiker Found a 2-Year-Old GoPro that was Launched Into Space and the Footage is Awesome

On June 8, 2013, Stanford students Bryan Chan, Ved Chirayath, Ashish Goel, Tyler Reid, and Paul Tarantino launched a weather balloon outfitted with …

Grand Canyon

What the golden age of travel was really like

This #tbt, we’re kicking it back to the golden age of air travel, when flying coach was all glamour. Passengers wore their finest threads, the meals …

Flying

Even as they fear China, Okinawans battle against U.S. bases in Japan

The white-sand beach is partitioned by a gray metal fence.<p>On the American side stands Camp Schwab, a sprawling, citadel-like compound perching on the expanse of the emerald bay; bursts of practice rounds ring out intermittently from the U.S. Marine Corps shooting range.<p>The patch of shore accessible …

Meet The Woman Who Helped Discover A New Species Of Human

Hannah Morris in South Africa's Rising Star Cave, where the bones and fossils of Homo naledi were discovered.<p>Imagine descending more than 39 feet …

Archaeology

President Obama's New 'College Scorecard' Is A Torrent Of Data

President Obama has been talking about creating a <i>Consumer Reports</i>-style college ratings system for more than a year. But the effort seemed to get bogged down in politics and a debate over what metrics to include.<p>Well, in a Saturday surprise, Obama unveiled his new College Scorecard this …

College & University

Google to Test Fully Self-Driving Cars in Austin

Thus far, tests in Austin with the Lexus SUVs have had drivers behind the wheel, ready to take over.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Autonomous Cars

Alienware offers potential free Skylake upgrades for new Haswell, Broadwell laptops

Concerned that your shiny new Alienware laptop won’t have Intel’s latest CPU inside? No problemo. Alienware officially confirmed that it will upgrade buyers of its new Haswell- and Broadwell-based gaming laptops for free if a “new CPU” hits the streets in the next month.What that essentially means …

Laptops

Carly Fiorina: Islamic Civilization was “Greatest in the World”

Lots of people are losing their minds over Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, but apart from her terrible record at Hewlett Packard, …

I'm a Muslim But Here's Why I Admire the Catholic Church

I’m a Muslim But Here’s Why I Admire the Catholic Church<p>First, allow me to start this short article with what might be deemed a startling confession: …

Theology