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You’ll Binge With Confidence After You Discover These Easy Ways To Unlock Netflix’s True Potential

It’s hard not to worship at the altar of Netflix. It’s that lovely service that allows you to shove any and all pressing responsibilities into a deep, dark pit so you can gorge on streaming movies, TV shows, or (horniness permitting) “chill” options. Well, if we’re going to be under its unshakable …

2016: Will the Devolution of America Continue?

<i>By Charles Karel Bouely II</i><p>Words are powerful, and it's time we start using the proper ones in American vernacular; time to stop speaking to each other as children and grow up and face facts: We are a tragic nation on the decline socially, economically and politically.<p>As the mouthpiece of the …

United States

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women

Under the banner of free speech, companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been host to rape videos and revenge porn—which makes female users feel anything but free.<p>In December 2012, an Icelandic woman named Thorlaug Agustsdottir discovered a Facebook group called “Men are better than …

Can Progressives, Enviros, And Scientists Save Capitalism From The Pro-Collapse Polluters?

“Growth for the sake of growth <i>is</i> the ideology of the cancer cell.” — Edward Abbey<p>FDR famously saved capitalism from itself, from its worst excesses …

Why Powerful Forces Want to Curb the Youth Vote -- and Why We Can't Let Them

If the right to vote is the heart of American democracy, the participation of youth is its lifeblood. The passage of the 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, was one of the crowning achievements of the student and youth movements of the 1960s. It recognized that our young …

Government

Anita Sarkeesian cancels Utah State speech after mass-shooting threat

Video game critic, feminist and blogger Anita Sarkeesian canceled a Wednesday speech at Utah State University after the college received an email threatening violence if she lectured, school officials said.<p>Sarkeesian is a pop culture critic whose series of videos under the Feminist Frequency banner …

15 Best Browser Extensions for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There are a few actions I perform over and over again as I work through my social media marketing plan. Do you know the feeling? You click on the same few buttons or type in the same URL.<p>And then, one day, someone shows you a browser extension that …

Money-Motivated Millennials No More: Why Millennials Are More Focused On Culture Than Salary

In regards to the money-motivated Millennials, it seems that the desire to graduate from college and immediately land a well-paying job doesn’t exist …

Mark Zuckerberg

This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein Is Right, Unchecked Capitalism Will Destroy Civilization

Best-selling progressive journalist Naomi Klein has an important new book out, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate.” The author of …

The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation

Even though some family members found it amusing, there was never any undertone of the clothes being treated as a costume or <i>“experience”</i> for a white …

Watch the 100-year-old best friends talk pop culture, twerking, selfies and Justin Bieber

Video Loading<p>Two 100-year-old best friends called Irene and Alice have become an internet sensation for their plain-talking, no-nonsense take on …

How Changing Your Perspective On Time Will Improve Your Life Significantly

When Philip Zimbardo has an opportunity to give a summary on life, in regards to how we can make better use of it with a greater time perspective, …

Stanford University

Cheering The Death Of American Exceptionalism

We are perpetually being told that President Obama is destroying “American exceptionalism.” When conservatives talk about the concept, they don’t …

We Were Supposed to Fight Back Yesterday? Didn't Get the Memo

Tuesday was “The Day We Fight Back” against mass surveillance. It had the support of major companies like LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, …

The Rise of the Beatles and the Death of Mad Men

How the Fab Four created youth culture in America<p><b>Legend would have you believe that</b> the Eisenhower years were an idyllic time in America, and that the election of John Kennedy in 1960 was the dawning of a new era. But the world that Eisenhower and Kennedy inhabited — the era of <i>Mad Men</i>'s Don Draper …

Mad Men

This Female Rap Trio From Brazil Is Everything The World Needs Right Now

Pearls Negras is trap-tastic baile funk at its best.

It’s Not Just What You Know, It’s Who You Know — Why Networking Will Make You Successful

Although you might not want to admit it, it’s necessary to have an edge to get anywhere. As much as you may like to believe that a person can get to …

Networking

Confessions Of A Mistress: Why Men Cheat And What It Can Do To A Person

We all have those intimate feelings of wanting to be loved by someone we can’t have; someone we desire only from a distance, as we secretly get to …

Relationships

What The Next Decade Of Obamacare Will Look Like

On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released revised economic projections for the next decade, including a rash of new data about the …

How The Facebook Decade Changed The World, For Better And For Worse

It’s been nearly 10 years since college students first opened their Facebook profiles. And in that time, it has expanded out of college dorms …

20 Tips To Help You Perfect Your Resume

The start of the spring semester reminds us of looming deadlines for summer jobs, internships and study abroad opportunities for next year.<p>These can …

Employment

The 25 Best Beauty Products To Buy At CVS

We all have that one beauty product or treatment that we pay top dollar for. TMI warning: For me, it's a professional bikini wax. I've heard too many horror stories about at-home hair removal kits to even consider doing it myself. But you don't have to spend a fortune to look your best.<p>CVS is a …

Why This Is the Age of Publishers, Not Journalists

In a <i>Wonkblog</i> post from November, Ezra Klein highlighted a reality few journalists seem to grasp: Facebook drives much more traffic to news sites than …

Watch Prince Joffrey From "Game Of Thrones" Give A Charming, Smart Speech About Celebrity Culture

Actor Jack Gleeson addressed the Oxford Union and attacked the "religious hysteria" of celebrity culture.<p><i>Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Jack Gleeson's speech took place on 16 January 2013. The correct date of the speech is 27 November 2013.</i>

20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don't Do

I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. …

Self-help

Cornell Aims To Up Its Entrepreneurial Game By Introducing The Redshift Program

At a time when Millennials are becoming increasingly known as the entrepreneurial generation, eCornell has launched Redshift, a low-cost, online …

Cornell University

The 12 Steps To Overcoming Adversity And Unlocking Your Full Potential In Life

Regardless of the momentum we may have upon plunging into a field of interest, there will always be roadblocks and hurdles that stand in the way. …

Immune System

Why Online Dating Is Just Another Gen-Y Quick Fix Solution

Online dating is a relatively new way people are meeting one another and, of course, it provides certain benefits; as society pushes us to be our …

Relationships

An Open Letter To All The Men Who Have Given Up Hope Of Finding Love

Dear Jaded Straight Men,<p>I know many women have failed you. I know your heart has endured a lot of stomping, your pride has been shattered, your trust …

Relationships