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For Women Looking For Jobs After Prison, It Doesn’t Just Feel Harder. It Is Harder.

Getting on your feet after prison is an uphill battle. Meet the formerly incarcerated women who are helping one another to get ahead.<p><b>Not long after</b> <b>Keila Pulinario</b> was released from prison, she was hit by a car while walking to work.<p>Pulinario was pissed off. Before the accident, she’d worked her …

Elon Musk Says He Is Launching His Red Tesla Roadster to Mars in January 2018

Is he just messing with us now?<p>In a series of tweets on Friday night, Elon Musk said he plans to launch his red Tesla Roadster to Mars in …

'I Don't Need Help'

Given that 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health condition at some point in their lives, we most likely all know somebody who will …

18 One-Pot Summer Suppers for When You Don't Want to Cook

As sure as there are seven days in the week, I can count on the fact that at least one of those days, I'll come home from work feeling totally …

Startup’s solar roof is cheaper, more efficient, and easier to install than Tesla’s solar tiles

The solar roofing competition is heating up, and one company in particular is looking to challenge Tesla head-on. Californian upstart Forward Labs …

Clean Energy

Is Medication the Only Option for Treating Anxiety? | International Bipolar Foundation

"Anxiety can begin early in life for people with depression or bipolar disorder. Anxiety and mood disorders can be a co-occurring diagnosis.”- …

Mindfulness

Hope of cure for arthritis, MS and diabetes as Stanford makes stem cell transplants safe

Hundreds of thousands of people could be cured of autoimmune diseases like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and lupus after scientists discovered how to make stem cell transplants safe.<p>Autoimmune diseases trigger the body into attacking itself but transplants of bone marrow stem cells from …

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How Leaving America Changes What People Think About Guns

"When I hear about people who own 15 assault weapons I think, why do you need that?"<p>When you live abroad, you start to see your home country differently. I speak from experience: After moving to Switzerland in 2006, I began to see American policies for what they were—one country's way of doing …

Joe Biden Writes An Open Letter To Stanford Survivor

The vice president, in an open letter sent to BuzzFeed News, said "a lot of people failed" the Stanford sexual assault survivor and that she will "save lives" thanks to the powerful message she read to her assailant in court.<p>Vice President Joe Biden penned an open letter to the Stanford sexual …

Overview of Bipolar Disorder

One textbook's answer to the question, "What is bipolar disorder?" says it is a major affective disorder in which an individual alternates between …

Mental Health

What Are the Causes of Bipolar Disorder?

Nobody knows absolutely what causes mental illnesses. Studies have made it clear that there is a genetic component to bipolar disorder, but nobody's …

Bipolar Disorder

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you’ve been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …

How to Hack an Election

Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade. He tells his story for the first time.<p>By Jordan Robertson, Michael …

Enrique Peña Nieto

20 ways graphene is about to change your life

It's strong, it's flexible, and it's here. After a long time cooking in the labs, the first graphene-based products are beginning to trickle out into …

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

Parenting

Fitbit heart rate tracking is dangerously inaccurate, lawsuit claims

US claimants say heart rates recorded on fitness trackers are well below real ones<p>Claims from fitness tracking company Fitbit that its wristbands can accurately monitor owners' heart rates are wildly and in some cases dangerously misleading, according to a lawsuit.<p>Fitbit owners from several US …

Genomics

The George Awakens

For fanboys everywhere “The Force Awakens” was supposed to have one happy side effect: it would exile George Lucas from the galaxy he created. In 2012, Lucas sold his company and his homegrown mythology—I think we call it I.P. now—to Disney. To no one’s chagrin, Disney discarded his proposed …

Space Exploration

The Cake Recipe You'll Never Forget

Here's a cake recipe that is impossible to forget. One of Italy's best loved cakes is an extremely simple, moist, and fluffy pound cake, or as they like to incorrectly call it, “plum cake.” It's as simple as can be: no icing or strong flavorings; perhaps just a shower of confectioners' sugar over …

Dessert