Kristin H

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Is America Any Safer?

Since 9/11, the United States has spent $1 trillion to defend against al-Qaeda and ISIL, dirty bombs and lone wolves, bioterror and cyberterror. Has it worked?<p>Fifteen years ago this September 11, 19 terrorists, using four jetliners as guided missiles, killed 2,977 people—and enveloped the country …

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Thomas Jefferson and the fascinating history of Founding Fathers defending Muslim rights

By Elahe Izadi<p>Elahe Izadi<p>Pop culture writer<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>This post has been updated with President Obama's comments. The Fix originally wrote about Thomas Jefferson and Muslims in December.</i><p>Muslims are at the center of a roiling debate over religious freedom in the United States. But they've …

Thomas Jefferson

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

We met at 18. We wed at 24. At 27, I checked my wife into a psych ward—for the first time. How mental illness re-shapes a marriage.<p>The first time I …

Recognizing The Illusion Of 'Homo Economicus'

Standard economic theory assumes that humans behave rationally and are able to objectively calculate the value (or cost) of the different choices they are presented with. In fact, we pride ourselves on our rationality. Different from the animals, we humans have the unique capacity for logical …

John Oliver Brilliantly Tears Apart America's Broken Prison System

In a 17-minute segment on his new show "Last Week Tonight," comedian John Oliver ripped apart America's broken prison system and railed against Americans for not caring more about prisoners.<p>His rant covered a lot of ground. If you don't have time to watch the whole video, here's what he focused</b> …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists' Quest for Untraceable Money

Amir Taaki and Cody Wilson are cruising north through Texas on Interstate 35 in the 4:30 am predawn darkness. One of the headlights on the aging BMW …

Internet users advised to change passwords due to 'Heartbleed' bug

Following the discovery of a major bug known as "Heartbleed," Tumblr has sent out a note encouraging users to change the passwords for all of their online accounts immediately.<p>The Heartbleed bug makes it possible for hackers to retrieve code from websites and other online services that would give …