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Are Americans Really Champions of Racial Equality?

70 years after Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma, it's time to let go of the idea that America's morality will overcome its history of discrimination.<p>In his speech at Selma last month, President Barack Obama highlighted the inconsistencies between America’s egalitarian ideals and its history of …

Civil Rights

8 Workout Mistakes You're Probably Making

Here's what you need to know...<p>Don't fatigue your core between strength movements. Leave ab work for the end of the workout.<br>• Take your height and …

The CEO of America's biggest bank is worried about Silicon Valley and Bitcoin stealing his business

The man who runs America's biggest bank can't stop worrying about tech startups.<p>In his annual letter to shareholders this week, JP Morgan CEO Jamie …

The Civil War’s Dirty Secret: It Was Always About Slavery

The war was never about states’ rights, unless it was the states’ right to permit slavery, and Charles Lamar was its firebreathing poster boy.<p>Seven …

Your Complete Spring 2015 Anime Guide

With the spring comes new anime—50 of them to be exact. But with so much anime, how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief …

Nigerian superhero puts a fresh face on graphic novels

Fighting for diversity in the graphic novel world is tough work. Roye Okupe, artist and comic book aficionado, is learning that firsthand.<p>"I don't …

Here's how China's leaders think about nuclear war

Now, after the Soviet Union devolved into a weakened Russian Republic, the rise of Chinese power has caused the United States to "rebalance" to the Asia Pacific region and toward China in particular. Ignored the first time around, understanding and responding to Chinese nuclear strategy are vital …

Southern Baptists and the Sin of Racism

Can a denomination that's dedicated to personal responsibility formulate a collective response to structural inequalities in America?<p>“Racial reconciliation is not something that white people do for other people,” proclaimed Russell Moore in March. Moore, a white man from Mississippi, was opening a …

Faith

You can now get an Xbox One for $225 in the US

If you’re in the market for an Xbox One, a GameStop deal is currently available that could get you the new-gen console for only $225.<p>GameStop is …

Xbox

Behind The Coconut-Oil Craze

With benefits that can include weight loss, white teeth, glowing skin, and shiny hair, coconut oil is the health and beauty cure-all du jour.<p>Move over, coconut water, your big sister has come to town. Coconut oil—specifically, virgin coconut oil extracted from the meat of the fruit—is suddenly on …

Coconut

This guy just completed Bloodborne in less than 37 minutes

Bloodborne hasn’t even been out for a week, and gamers are already competing to race through its horror-filled streets.<p>Washington-based livestreamer Oginam just beat the PlayStation 4-exclusive action role-playing game in under 37 minutes. It’s a staggeringly fast time to finish what is a brutally …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Kinect app that turns any surface into a touchscreen now available, starts at $149

With several companies developing technologies that can turn any surface into a touchscreen, it should be widely available soon. Those who want to try it out before it's cool, however, should look towards Ubi Interactive's software that combines the talents of Microsoft's Kinect for Windows sensor …

Lance Armstrong should have seven Tour de France titles reinstated due to prevalence of doping, says Jan Ullrich

Former cyclist Jan Ullrich says Lance Armstrong should have his seven Tour de France victories reinstated because of the prevalence of doping at the time.<p>Ullrich, who won the <b>Tour</b> in 1997, tells <i>Sport Bild</i> magazine he would "give <b>Armstrong</b> the Tour victories back. ... That's how it was back …

NFL Replaces Traditional Pro Bowl Format with Player Draft

The NFL is prepared to try a new idea to revitalize the Pro Bowl, which has lost its luster in recent years. The league will now utilize a draft-style approach, with former stars Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders as captains, per NFL Communications:<p>Players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl …

NFL

3D Printing: How to Jumpstart A Stalled Tech Revolution

3D printing, now effectively six years old, should be a blockbuster hit. It’s science fantasy made real, a futuristic technology that would put devices akin to <i>Star Trek</i> replicators in people’s homes.<p>Its pioneers believe that 3D printing—which uses a variety of techniques to build physical objects …

LeBron James NBA's most popular

Two world championships seem to have healed some wounds for fans of LeBron James.<p>For the first time in four years, the Miami Heat forward is the most …

Basketball

The Superman and Batman Movie is Inspired by Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’

<b>Update:</b><p>It’s looking like a showdown between Supes and Batman, according to Slash Film. The film will pull inspiration from Frank Miller’s <i>The Dark</i> …

MAPS: A Poll Asked Europeans Which Countries Were Drunkest, Hottest, And Had the Silliest Accents

So the Europe section of Reddit recently celebrated their 30,000th subscriber with an informal poll that sought to figure out what Europeans thought of other Europeans.<p>The results of the "sillier" questions were absolutely hilarious.<p>These maps were compiled and published by user IchBinSisyphos and …

George Zimmerman never saw Trayvon Martin

Instead he encountered a black trope, a figure occupying the anxiety-ridden terrain of the white imagination<p>THE FLORIDA JUDICIAL SYSTEM got it right. George Zimmerman did not murder Trayvon Martin. Ask Cedric Powell.<p>Cedric Powell, a tenured African American law professor at a major university in …