Mitchell Stein Sr.

11,134 Added | 21 Magazines | 11,104 Likes | 96 Following | 1,296 Followers | @mitermiser | Artist, Subtance Abuse Professional, Public Speaker and Inventor of the MITERMISER. I love to read, paint and repurpose stuff in new ways.

Library launches new short story contest for local writers

The San Diego Public Library is holding its first-ever short story contest, with the winner receiving $300.<p>Online registration opens March 1. Only 50 …

Creative Writing

The National Space Defense Center Is Now Fully Operational

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The National Space Defense Center at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado is now in full operation.<p>The center, which …

Military

Why I Hate Referring To Anybody In My Family As "Step" Anything

For roughly the past six months, I’ve had the opportunity to talk and write about my family in a substantive way more than I have in all of my years …

Parenting

Hyundai’s Next-Generation Fuel Cell Vehicle NEXO Boasts World’s Best Driving Range

• <b>The next-generation fuel cell vehicle NEXO travels 609 kilometers on a single charge that takes less than five minutes</b>• <b><br>Hyundai offers Level 4</b> …

Hydrogen

Even Exercising for Just a Few Minutes Can Help You Live Longer

A new study shows that small bouts of light physical activity are enough to increase lifespan in older men.<p>Government guidelines recommended that …

Exercise

Why the rule of law is essential to justice, peace, and economic and social progress

The principles of impartiality and equality before the law remain a powerful bulwark against tyranny.<p>Injustice drives conflict; justice on the other hand demands an end to impunity for abusers of rights on the field of battle, in political systems, workplaces and domestic homes.<p>From the Magna Carta …

Rights & Freedoms

The 18 most traded goods in the world

Every day, massive quantities of goods get traded on the global market.<p>These goods can be entirely customized and unique, but more often they are things like commodities or bulk goods that get moved around on huge container ships from country to country. Included in this latter category would be …

Oil

The Countries Poised To Become “Renewable Superpowers”

Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from fossil fuels entirely. How would …

Energy

Alcohol use biggest preventable risk factor for dementia: study

Heavy drinking may be associated with a higher risk for developing dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, according to a new study.<p>Researchers …

Dementia

Clarence Thomas accuser calls for his impeachment

A woman who has accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment has written an article recounting her allegations in which she …

Ted Kennedy

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wants the richest 1% of Americans to fund a basic income for 90 million people

Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook and chair of the Economic Security Project, has a proposal to attack the problem of rising income inequality through a basic income, a system of wealth distribution in which people receive a standard salary just for being alive. And he wants to pay for it by …

Retirement

The next five years will shape sea level rise for the next 300, study says

The world is far off course from its goals in cutting greenhouse gas emissions — and research published Tuesday illustrates one of the most striking implications of this.<p>Namely, it finds that for every five years in the present that we continue to put off strong action on climate change, the ocean …

Climate Change

After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

SAN FRANCISCO — One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia released hundreds of posts taking up the gun control debate.<p>The accounts addressed the news with the speed of a cable news network. Some adopted the hashtag …

Michael T. Flynn

The Case Against Open Kitchens

When I was a small child, my dad had a window cut into the galley kitchen of our walk-up apartment on West Seventy-sixth Street. The idea was that my mother could share in the socializing in the living room, while friends drinking Chardonnay could enjoy the sight of my mother preparing the chicken …

Kitchens

Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker: The No. 1 communication mistake that even smart people make

"There are many battles of history that were lost because of botched communication," says Steven Pinker, a professor of psychology at Harvard …

Creative Writing

How to Stay Fit in a Tiny Space (With Zero Equipment)

Travel, odd hours, long commutes, family time, and rough weather often makes heading to the gym or outside for a walk the last priority on your …

Yoga

High flyer: Swiss firm H55 wins funds for new electric plane project

Sion-based company Hangar 55 (H55) has been awarded the first-round funding by US venture capital firm NanoDimension, company co-founder André …

Solar Impulse

Can Capitalism Be Saved From Conservatives? – OpEd

By Gregory L. Schneider*<p>The diversity of American conservatism would astound those pundits, politicians, and critics who believe conservatism is a …

Political Science

MIT Developed A Thermal Resonator That Could Produce Electricity From Air’s Daily Temperature Swings

Scientists from MIT developed a device known as a thermal resonator that could produce electricity from thin air’s temperature cycles that occur …

Nanotech

Struggling With Depression or Anxiety? CBT May Be a Great Option

There are many different approaches to psychotherapy. Some therapists identify with a particular approach or orientation while others draw from a …

Psychotherapy

Meet George, a modern renovated 1950s micro-apartment

Preservation can go hand in hand with sustainability; instead of demolishing and releasing all that energy already embodied in the materials making …

Interior Design

Martial arts can improve your attention span and alertness long term – new study

Martial arts require a good level of physical strength, but those who take up training need to develop an incredible amount of mental acuity, …

Martial Arts

In laws, rhetoric and acts of violence, Europe is rewriting dark chapters of its past

BERLIN — In Poland, the president signs a law criminalizing anyone who dares suggest that the country’s citizens helped perpetrate crimes of the Holocaust.<p>In Italy, a Mussolini-admiring neo-fascist goes on a shooting rampage targeting people with dark skin.<p>And from Hungary to Britain, leading …

Rights & Freedoms

7 Exercises Guaranteed To Combat The Negative Effects Of Sitting All Day

By this point, the number of studies outlining the negative effects of sitting on our health are ubiquitous. We've scoured the internet for the best …

Yoga

How embracing vulnerability can power innovation, creativity and change

From Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings illustrating his internal rage to Adele’s breakup album <i>21</i>, time and again people connect with work that reveals …

Creativity

What’s Missing From Every Environmental Book? The Simplest Solution to World Hunger and Climate Change - One Green Planet

Food Security and Climate Change are two of the biggest global challenges of our time. By 2050, the world must feed 9.8 billion people (we’re around …

Green Living

Excess Calcium May Influence Development of Parkinson's

Emerging research suggests excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic protein clusters that characterize Parkinson’s …

Neuroscience

BP sees self-driving electric vehicles crimping oil demand by 2040

LONDON (Reuters) - The emergence of self-driving electric cars and travel sharing are set to dent oil consumption by 2040, oil and gas giant BP (BP.L) said, forecasting a peak in demand for the first time.<p>In its benchmark annual Energy Outlook, BP forecast a 100-fold growth in electric vehicles by …

Oil

A new study links high blood sugar levels with cognitive decline

We know a high blood sugar level is not healthy, putting you at risk for type 2 diabetes. In America, this disease should be considered an epidemic, …

Diabetes

A stunning transformation of a 60s home

Remodeling a house that is more than 50 years old is always difficult because you have to be careful about the construction method. It might be a lot …

Sustainability