Mike Hoebee

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Marco Rubio almost got away with his routine. Then he met Cameron Kasky

The Florida senator is a talented politician, but he met his match in a 17-year-old who called him out over NRA cash<p>Marco Rubio is a very talented politician. He walked into an arena full of 7,000 Floridians who were determined to heckle him for siding with the National Rifle Association (NRA) for …

Guns

The Fantastically Great Women Are Go, Go, Go!

Last week was publication week for Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World! Hooray!<p>The book has had some lovely reviews in the run up to …

Books

Watch: Brexit minister in disastrous car-crash interview over Corbyn smear

Steve Baker was torn apart over an “outrageous smear” of Jeremy Corbyn.<p>Oh dear. It looks like the Tories’ obsession with a Czechoslovakian spy story …

United Kingdom

Under Trump, America's religious right is rewriting its code of ethics

From scorning immigrants to accepting the president’s profanity, evangelicals are proving just how flexible their values can be<p>The religious right’s wholesale embrace of the Republican party and of Donald J Trump, both as candidate and as president, has necessitated a rewriting of evangelical …

Religion

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Meditation

Where did the Indian Ocean tsunami aid money go?

The public response to the 2004 tsunami was colossal, with more than $6.25bn donated. But where was it spent? And what was it spent on? We’ve got the data<p>The aid response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was unprecedented for a natural disaster, with a colossal $6.25bn donated to a central UN …

Rees-Mogg not 'measuring curtains' after turning up at No 10

Jacob Rees-Mogg has denied he is “measuring the curtains” at Downing Street after he turned up unexpectedly.<p>“I wouldn’t dream of being so …

United Kingdom

May to resist pressure to cut Britain's foreign aid commitment

Downing Street source says it is committed to 0.7% spending target following Oxfam scandal<p>Theresa May will not abandon Britain’s commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on foreign aid, despite growing pressure from within her party and elements of the media in response to the Oxfam scandal.<p>A …

Downing Street

The Oxfam sex story is horrific. So is the war on foreign aid

Charity fulfils a fundamental human drive to to help others in desperate need. Yet Tory rightwingers see it only as hypocritical do-gooding<p>All stories of sexual predation are depressing: from a Hollywood producer to a Westminster MP, you’re confronted with a world locked in grim status quo, where …

Penny Mordaunt

News story: Regulatory alert to charities - safeguarding

Regulatory alert to charities - safeguardingThe Charity Commission (‘the Commission’), the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, …

Radiation Therapy

NGO crimes go far beyond Oxfam

Figures for earthquake relief range from $10bn to $13.4bn. Some of us who visited Haiti have seen little or no sign of that money, write activists<p>In 2008 some of us had written to Barbara Stocking, then Oxfam chief executive, objecting to a report that it sponsored, Rule of Rapists in Haiti, which …

Africa

Oxfam scandal is a body blow for the whole UK charity sector

In 2016 Sport Relief raised £55m. Next month’s appeal will be a big test of public faith in all UK charities and overseas aid<p>There’s a sense of resignation across the voluntary sector that the Oxfam scandal will trigger a fall in donations to charities. You have to feel for British Red Cross, Plan …

Doctors Without Borders

Oxfam's disgraced Haiti official left earlier post over 'sex parties'

Roland van Hauwermeiren was forced out of Liberia role with charity Merlin over sex worker allegations in 2004, before working for Oxfam<p>The aid official embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal at the charity Oxfam had allegedly been forced out by another British charity seven years earlier, …

Penny Mordaunt

Sexualised atmosphere among aid workers in Haiti disturbed me

I was among thousands flown in after the 2010 quake, and was unsettled by the atmosphere<p>I arrived in Port-au-Prince a few days after the earthquake in 2010. I was a spokesperson for Save the Children and my job was to help set up an emergency communications team.<p>It was my first experience of a …

Penny Mordaunt

A giant float at this German carnival didn't hold back in mocking Trump's Russia problem

A carnival held in the German city of Düsseldorf played host to an array of eye-catching parade floats — including one attempting to visualise Donald Trump's relationship with Russia.<p>The float, which was paraded through the streets on Monday, showed a naked representation of the US president being …

Donald Trump

Average Sex per Week

<b>Typically, what is the average number of times people have sex per week?</b><p>It is difficult to estimate the average number of times people have sex per …

Condoms

9 subtle signs that you're talking to a psychopath

For years, scientists have known that psychopaths' brains are different from normal ones. Brain scans show reduced activity in areas that regulate impulses, emotions, aggression, and morality.<p>But since you probably don't have brain scans at your disposal, there are some other ways to tell if you …

Psychology

This Super Bowl Coach Ignited Nick Foles's Performance By Doing 1 Research-Backed Thing

The turnaround performance of the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback traces back to a wily adjustment made by his coach, Doug Pederson--a play you can run for your team too.<p>The Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback, the igniter of a great team performance that earned him Super Bowl MVP, the man who …

NFL

WATCH: Here's what Jeff Fisher told Nick Foles when the Rams cut him in 2016

The Rams cut ties with Foles, who then considered retirement before signing with the Chiefs<p>Not sure if you've heard about this yet, but Nick Foles …

NFL

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

12-year study looks at effects of universal basic income

$25 million will be given to participants, with no strings attached.<p>By Rebecca Linke | January 30, 2018<p>GiveDirectly will be transferring money to …

Income Inequality

10 alternatives to Nintendo Labo that you can already buy

Nintendo is behind the curve when it comes to STEM toys — and these aren’t made of cardboard<p><i>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see</i> <i>our ethics …

A Psychological Explanation for Why Getting Compliments Is So Embarrassing

Last month, I got an email from my life coach telling me how much he enjoyed our last conversation and how much progress I’d made. I scanned it, then …

Psychology

President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List

We have catalogued nearly every outright lie the president has told publicly since taking the oath of office.

Donald Trump

This Is What The Entire Known Universe Looks Like in a Single Image

Whoa.<p>Isn't it beautiful? This is an illustrated logarithmic scale conception of the observable Universe with the Solar System at the …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success

What matters isn't so much who's on your team, but rather how the team works together.<p>The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out …

35 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That You Will Be Obsessed With Too

Some products are so unique, so brilliant, or solve a problem <i>so</i> skillfully that all the hype surrounding them is actually well-deserved. When this …

Accessories

The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but all that indulging can leave us feeling somewhat sluggish and bloated come New Year.<p>There's nothing else for it but to hit the gym.<p>But let's be honest here: you don't want to spend any more time working out than you absolutely <i>have to</i> in …

Camus vs. Sartre (Rare BBC Documentary)

This documentary is about the battle between these two great writer/philosophers after WWII in Paris over Camus’ book The Rebel. What was once a …

Our benefits system has become a racket for cheating the poor

I saw a disabled woman’s attempt to get help end in tears and humiliation, and she’s just one of many. That’s how the process works<p>When Moira gets scared, she cuts herself. “It’s my way of taking control.” Right now she’s very scared. In a few days she faces a tribunal that will judge whether she …