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The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

New laws in Saudi Arabia declare that atheists are terrorists

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is cracking down on dissent by issuing a list of whom the government calls terrorists<p>Sarah Gray<p>April 3, 2014 5:50pm (UTC)<p>A rash of new laws issued in Saudi Arabia aim to blot out all political dissent -- and in one case defines atheists as terrorists. The series of laws …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

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Gay rights around the world: the best and worst countries for equality

We have a US president who supports gay marriage, and now a pope who, if not exactly signing up to equality for all, is at least starting to talk in language less inflammatory than his predecessor. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?" he told an …

'Bossy' is more than a word to women: Column

It’s a frame of mind with deep roots in the family and playground. Let’s stop using it.<p>What do Sonia Sotomayor, Hillary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg share with innumerable other prominent women? They've all been called bossy. And why, with all the important issues women deal with, should anyone pick …

5 disturbing ways the religious right is trying to rewrite American history

<b>(Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>Disregarding the separation of church and state is just the beginning…<p>Rob Boston<p>March 5, 2014 1:33pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay captured headlines recently with a claim that God wrote the U.S. Constitution. …

7 absurd things America’s kids are learning thanks to conservatives

With public education gutted, children are being taught that gun control is a gateway to tyranny and worse<p>Katie Halper<p>March 4, 2014 7:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Conservatives are masters at using distortion and subterfuge to sell people on things they would never buy if …

Religious right’s new panic: How can we practice religion if we can’t discriminate?

<b>Ross Douthat (HBO)</b><p>The “liberty” crowd, led by Ross Douthat of the Times, braces itself for persecution of <i>its</i> views<p>Brian Beutler<p>March 4, 2014 12:43pm (UTC)<p>When it became clear that conservatives were going to lose a fight in Arizona (and then elsewhere) to establish legal protections for anti-gay …

World Bank postpones $90m Uganda loan over anti-gay law

<b>The World Bank has postponed a $90m (£54m) loan to Uganda over its tough anti-gay law, which has drawn criticism from around the world.</b><p>World Bank officials said they wanted to guarantee the projects the loan was destined to support were not going to be adversely affected by the law.<p>The loan was …

5 things the US is doing about the Ukraine crisis – is it enough?

The Ukraine crisis is not settling down, no matter how much the Obama administration might like it to.<p>Fugitive Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych spoke Friday, from a safe haven in Russia for the first time since fleeing the capital, vowing to "keep fighting" for his country's future. While he …

4 dangerous Bush administration policies that have only gotten worse

<b>George W. Bush, Dick Cheney (Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>While Obama made good on his promise to end torture, other relics of the Bush years remain ingrained in government<p>Karen J. Greenberg<p>February 27, 2014 1:38pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>In January 2009, Barack Obama entered the …

Boko Haram Boarding School Attack: Nigerian Islamists Kill 29 Students

DAMATURU, Nigeria, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight and killed 29 pupils, many of whom died in flames as the school was burned to the ground, police and the military said on Tuesday.<p>"Some of the students bodies were …

How Anti-Poverty Programs Marginalize Fathers

Based on decades-old stereotypes that unmarried dads are “deadbeats,” the majority of welfare programs almost exclusively serve women and children.<p>The 10-month-old twins call Frandy “Da Da.” He changes their diapers, mixes up their formula, and helps shoulder the burden of providing food, clothing, …

Religion vs. Humanism: Isaac Asimov on Science and Spirituality

Science and religion have a long history of friction as diametric opposites. But some of humanity’s greatest minds have found in science itself a rich source of spirituality, from Albert Einstein’s meditation on whether scientists pray to Richard Feynman’s ode to the universe to Carl Sagan on the …

1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.<p>The survey of 2,200 people in the United States was conducted by the NSF in 2012 and released on …

Research on an ancient fish hints at how modern faces evolved

A new study by French and Swedish researchers sheds light on the evolution of the face as we know it today, all thanks to a long-gone fish. 410 million years ago, a tiny fish called the Romundina evolved separate left and right nostrils that were behind its lips, a feature that was halfway between …