Jefferey Reese

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2017 National Finalist: Gitanjali Rao

An Extremely Detailed Map of the 2016 Presidential Election

An interactive map lets readers explore the 2016 election in new detail.

Government

Why Are Conservatives More Susceptible to Believing Lies?

Many conservatives have a loose relationship with facts. The right-wing denial of what most people think of as accepted reality starts with political …

I Was Awake All Night. So How Did This Drool Get On My Shirt?

<i>Excerpted from</i> The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It <i>by W. Chris Winter, MD.</i><p>One of the first patients I evaluated in my …

Group using Mass. as an example against Electoral College system

When Donald Trump won more than 52 percent of the Texas vote during the 2016 election, he pocketed all 38 of that state's Electoral College votes …

The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory<p>One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent …

False News Travels Farther, Faster Than The Truth, MIT Study Finds

Fake information was 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than facts, the study showed.

Social Media

Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It

It took $10 million and four months to freeze the ground to start building the tunnel that would become the Second Avenue Subway in New York. (Photo: …

The Problem is Toxic Masculinity, Not Mental Illness

February 19, 2018 by Ed Brayton<p>One of the disturbing things that happens after every mass shooting is that virtually everyone, right and left, …

How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment

The Founders never intended to create an unregulated individual right to a gun. Today, millions believe they did. Here’s how it happened.<p>“A fraud on the American public.” That’s how former Chief Justice Warren Burger described the idea that the Second Amendment gives an unfettered individual right …

The Limits of “Grit”

Angela Duckworth, in her best-selling book, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” celebrates a man whom she calls a “grit paragon”: Pete Carroll, the coach of the Seattle Seahawks, who led the team to a Super Bowl victory in 2014. It seems that Carroll had seen Duckworth’s <i>TED</i> talk nine …

Self-improvement

73 Mind-Blowing Implications of Driverless Cars and Trucks

I originally wrote and published a version of this article in September 2016. Since then, quite a bit has happened, further cementing my view that …

Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The Science

In Greek mythology, the Olympians were said to drink ambrosia, which bestowed upon them immortality. Occasionally, athletic heroes like Heracles were also gifted a sip. But the myths don't say much about the golden-amber liquid getting them all drunk.<p>Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new …

Alcohol

The Fountainhead: Everything That's Wrong with Architecture

<i>Howard Roark, the fictional architect envisioned by Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead, has possibly done more for the profession in the past century than</i> …

Frank Lloyd Wright Was a Genius at Building Houses, But His Ideas for Cities Were Terrible

Most educated Americans can recite the names of at least a few of the principal figures of twentieth-century art—Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, …

Conservatives Big on Fear, Brain Study Finds

Peering inside the brain with MRI scans, researchers at University College London found that self-described conservative students had a larger …

Unconscious Reactions Separate Liberals and Conservatives

<b>BLUE STATE</b><b>,</b> red state. Big government, big business. Gay rights, fetal rights. The United States is riven by the politics of extremes. To paraphrase …

What Do Asthma, Heart Disease And Cancer Have In Common? Maybe Childhood Trauma

"Trauma" is a heavy and haunting word. For many Americans, it conjures images of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The emotional toll from those wars made headlines and forced a healthcare reckoning at the Department of Veterans Affairs.<p>Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician, would like …

Immune System

White supremacists committed most extremist killings in U.S. in 2017, group says

The number of killings carried out by white supremacists in the U.S. more than doubled from 2016 to 2017, according to a watchdog's report. The …

AMD vs. Intel

Ultimately at the heart of your quest for a new or upgraded PC lies the single most important decision you can make: AMD or Intel? Like Apple vs. …

Meeting Efficiency and Decision Making: The Rule of 7

When it comes to meetings and making effective decisions, seven is the golden number. As the number of people in a meeting grows, the effectiveness …

Gaming laptops are cheap and portable at CES 2018

Buying a laptop has traditionally meant juggling price, graphics performance, weight and battery life. You want a powerful gaming laptop with good battery life? Sorry about that six-pound weight, bro. Looking for a lightweight, inexpensive laptop to take to events? Forget about playing games or …

Boston’s 10 tallest buildings by 2020, mapped - Curbed Boston

Two new towers are about to take their places among Boston’s 10 tallest—five tallest, in fact.<p>The under-construction Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street—a.k.a. One Dalton—will become the third-tallest once it’s finished toward the end of 2018.<p>And the Winthrop Square tower—a …

Argo AI self-driving test car hit in Pittsburgh as truck runs red light

One of the test cars Argo AI operates in its Pittsburgh fleet was involved in an accident on Wednesday, with two people sent to hospital (n stable …

Understanding Trump

Understanding Trump By George Lakoff There is a lot being written and spoken about Trump by intelligent and articulate commentators whose insights I …

Framing

George Lakoff

Professor George Lakoff, 2012<p>Born<p>May 24, 1941<br>Bayonne, New Jersey<p>Residence<p>Berkeley, California, United States<p>Nationality<p>United States<p>Alma mater<p>Indiana …

Steven Pinker

Born<p>Steven Arthur Pinker<br>September 18, 1954<br>Montreal, Quebec, Canada<p>Nationality<p>Canadian<br>American<p>Notable work<p><i>The Language Instinct</i> (1994)• <i><br>How the Mind</i> …

The Hardest Workers Don't Do the Best Work

At the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil, the U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley put up a statistic that wowed folks back home: He ran further than anyone else. Through three games, Bradley had covered a total of 23.4 miles, according to a micro-transmitter embedded in his cleat, while his …

University of California

Rules That Now Exist Because People Cheated the System

Someone has to try it<p>Every warning label, every rule and every seemingly arbitrary designation was born out of some incident. Somebody ate that …

Eminem is still using the word 'retarded' — why that's an issue

Eminem and Beyoncé’s brand-new song, “Walk on Water,” uses a very dated word: retarded.<p>The pair’s song, which was released in November, will be …