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With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Social Media

RFK's visit to Appalachia, 50 years later: How Kennedy country became Trump country

BARWICK, Ky. – The line of big cars pulled up outside the one-room schoolhouse, which had a potbelly stove for heat and an outhouse in back. The senator burst in the door, followed by a pack of politicians, aides and journalists.<p>Robert F. Kennedy had come to learn about rural poverty. Instead, his …

Political History

Parkinson's disease could be slowed by molecule linked to exercise

A protein molecule which increases with exercise appears to prevent the advance of Parkinson’s symptoms and may be the key to future treatments, …

Neuroscience

Women's progress boosts men who 'marry up,' study says

Shifting views on marriage, paired with increased access to education and employment for many women, has helped society shake loose from some antiquated ideas on how "traditional" families should be structured. (Hot tip: there's no "right" way to be a family.)<p>But rather than men staying put while …

High School

A sociologist explains why wealthy women are doomed to be miserable

The US is riveted by images of the rich and famous. But it also tends to be scornful of wealthy women. Bravo’s <i>Real Housewives</i> franchise is predicated upon the idea that women of leisure are catty, vain, and frivolous, jetting off on expensive girls’ weekends only to descend into vicious—yet …

The Case for Letting Fevers Run Their Course

Numerous studies over the past few years have shown that taking fever reducers hurts your body’s ability to recover from an illness.<p>Fever isn’t an …

Before & After: An Amazing $200 Kitchen Makeover

(Image credit: Mysa Home Styling)<p>There are few things more satisfying than an absolutely jaw-dropping kitchen makeover. While you may think that you …

Home Depot

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Fat isn't nearly as bad for you as we thought — and another ingredient is likely worse

Yet more and more research suggests this kind of thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>Instead of finding evidence that low-fat eating plans offer health benefits, dozens of studies have suggested instead that these kinds of diets are unhelpful or potentially harmful. And new research points to another …

Nutrition

Diets full of fat from meat, cheese and milk are much better for you, study finds

Slashing dietary saturated fat is not recommended for good health and can even shorten your life, an international study has shown.<p>Scientists who …

The £10 Expert-Approved Oil That Helps Your Brows Grow

Some beauty trends come and go, but big brows are here for the long haul. There is something so great about the face-lifting ability of a good set of …

We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why

Not so fast. A growing body of research— including a study published August 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology— suggests that some supplements can carry real health risks. These risks range from vomiting and nausea to an increased risk of cancer and death.<p>Epidemiologists at two American cancer …

Wellness

Unlearning the myth of American innocence

When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul – and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does<p>My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. …

Political Science

Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame.<p><i>Updated on August 3, 2017</i><p>The bitches,as Shannon saw it, came in three varieties. She categorized them on her personal blog, in a post titled “Beware the Female BigLaw Partner.”<p>First was the “aggressive bitch”—a certain kind of …

Hillary Clinton

Coal no longer fuels America. But the legacy — and the myth — remain.

Boone County claims to be the birthplace of America’s coal industry, the rich and abundant black rock discovered in these verdant hills almost three centuries ago. Coal gives name to nearly everything in these parts — the Big and Little Coal rivers, the weekly Coal Valley News, the wondrous …

Fossil Fuels

What happened when Walmart left

In West Virginia, the people of McDowell County can’t get jobs, and recently lost their biggest employer – the local Walmart store. They describe the devastating loss of jobs, community and access to fresh food<p>When Walmart left town, it didn’t linger over the goodbyes. It slashed the prices on all …

Bernie Sanders

The rise of the McModern

The creator of McMansion Hell on a new strain of modern houses for the masses<p>From busy rooflines to plastic shutters, mismatched windows to four-car garages, the McMansion has dominated the American suburban residential landscape for almost 40 years without a notable change in aesthetics. Many …

Say it Right! Appa-LAY-shuh = Nails on a Chalkboard!

Those of us who have the incredible opportunity to enjoy the Appalachian Mountains year-round have just completed another busy tourism season and the …

Protein deficiency in skin could trigger eczema, say scientists

It could pave the way for more effective prevention methods<p>Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting roughly one in 10 adults. Now, …

A New Swimming Pool Concept Made Out Of Shipping Containers

Adding a swimming pool to your back yard has never been easier, now that Mudpools came up with a very versatile and easy to implement concept. The …

Swimming Pools

New BMW 5-series Yields Smokin’ Hot New Alpina B5s!

Eager to feast your eyes on a pair of ultra-exclusive BMWs that likely won’t ever set a tire on American pavement? From the 2017 Geneva auto show, we bring you the newest Alpina B5 Biturbo models based on the new 5-series sedan (which we do get in the U.S.) and the Touring wagon (which we don’t). …

BMW

Wildest Tuner Cars of the 2017 Geneva Auto Show

Automotive Design

BMW develops two of the fastest sedans on the market

At the moment, the fastest accelerating sedan in the world, and in the history of the world to be honest, is the Tesla Model S P100D. However, The …

Before You Make that Next West Virginia Joke, Consider These Facts

In modern-day America, there are few things that are as socially unacceptable and career-ending as making fun of someone based on their race or place …

17 Pared-Down Examples of Minimalist Living Photos

In the 1960s and ’70s, a school of artists that included Donald Judd, Carl Andre, and Dan Flavin dubbed their ultra-pared-down works of art—a canvas painted all one shade, a room colored lavender by a neon light, the simplest riff on a wood chair—minimalism. Quickly, the style cropped up in the …

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Design a Modernist Home in the Hamptons

The architects create a tranquil residence of meticulously orchestrated planes and volumes on Long Island<p><i>This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Think of the house as a masterful exercise in spatial poetry. Or perhaps a brilliantly composed étude blending …

If chewing sounds irk you, blame your brain

The sound of someone slurping coffee or crunching an apple can be mildly annoying — but it leaves some people seething. These people aren’t imagining …

Beautifully restored Neutra in West Covina returns asking $1.8M

“On a parklike 3.5-acre setting”<p>Well, well, well, if it isn’t the J.M. Roberts Residence! Welcome back, old chum. Things were looking a little dicey for the Richard Neutra-designed midcentury modern when it last came to market in 2014, its listing copy sprinkled with ominous phrases like …

Ferrari's CEO just revealed why the company will never make a luxury SUV

And for luxury brands, they're especially hot. In 2016, we saw new SUVs arrive from Jaguar, Maserati, and Bentley. In 2017, Lamborghini will join the party. Rolls-Royce won't be far off.<p>Conspicuous in all this for its absence is Ferrari. The Italian automaker doesn't even build a <i>four-door,</i> much …

Ferrari

Am I Too Old to Become an Architect?

LORA TEAGARDEN IS A PRACTICING ARCHITECT AT RATIO IN INDIANAPOLIS AND THE FOUNDER OF L2 DESIGN. HER WEBSITE AND BLOG OFFERS A UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE TOGETHER WITH INSPIRATION AND TIPS FOR YOUNG ARCHITECTS.<p>I got this question via email the other day from someone aged around 50: …