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Why an undefeated high school debate team refuses to compete at Liberty University this weekend

<i>Fatima Shahbaz and Jessica Boyer, juniors at McLean High School in Fairfax County, Va., are a pair of debaters who as a team have gone undefeated this season in the Virginia High School League. But as the state’s top students gather at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. for the state debate</i> …

Religion

Phone, Everlasting: What If Your Smartphone Never Got Old?

If I told you there was a way to keep using your phone forever, would you want to?<p>In true unscientific form, I surveyed some phone users in downtown Washington, D.C.<p>"Sure," says Jeremy Register, who replaced his old phone in January because it broke. "It seems that price keeps escalating every …

iPhone

The Arctic Suicides: It's Not The Dark That Kills You

The first death was on the night of Jan. 9.<p>It was a Saturday. Pele Kristiansen spent the morning at home, drinking beers and hanging out with his older brother, which wasn't so unusual. There wasn't a lot of work in town. A lot of people drank. In the afternoon, they heard someone banging on their …

Monica Lewinsky: ‘The shame sticks to you like tar’

Nearly 20 years ago, Monica Lewinsky found herself at the heart of a political storm. Now she’s turned that dark time into a force for good<p>One night in London in 2005, a woman said a surprisingly eerie thing to Monica Lewinsky. Lewinsky had moved from New York a few days earlier to take a master’s …

Feminism

Combining UX Design And Psychology To Change User Behavior

Have you ever wondered why your users do <b>not interact with your product the way you hope</b>? Persuading people to perform a particular action, like …

South Minneapolis mosque reaches out with open house

A 20-year-old teacher poked her head into classrooms and looked in on prayer services, allowing community members who didn’t look or dress like her …

Ted Cruz

God Is Not Dead — but Our Ability to Be Aware of God Might Be

TIME’s 1966 cover story—which provocatively asked “Is God Dead?”—was and remains an ethnocentric proposition with …

Faith

Judge Rules That Kids Can Sue The US Government For Inaction on Climate Change

It's their world, we're just minding it.<p>In an unprecedented move, a US judge has given a group of 21 youths permission to sue the federal government …

Climate

Man accidentally 'deletes his entire company' with one line of bad code

A man appears to have deleted his entire company with one mistaken piece of code.<p>By accidentally telling his computer to delete everything in his …

Immigrants Explain What Shocked Them About American Culture

"I had not seen or even heard of braces before coming to America. Several kids I knew had braces, and they looked like robots."<p>During one of my first Christmases in America, I remember watching intently as my sister-in-law pulled out a cylinder from the fridge, cracked it open, and scooped sections …

Why Bernie Sanders' Comments On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Are Historic

He forced Hillary Clinton to defend not talking about Palestinian dignity.<p>Bernie Sanders went on offense during Thursday’s Democratic primary debate, criticizing Hillary Clinton for “barely mentioning” the Palestinian people during her speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the …

It Ain't Going Away: Let's Talk About White Millennial Racism

<b>by Jenn M. Jackson</b><b></b> <b></b> <br>At some point we have to come to terms with the transformative nature of modern institutional racism. It isn’t bound by time. It …

Weighted Blanket Can Help More Than Just Sleep Problems

It’s called a weighted blanket and it might be the secret weapon you’re looking for as a parent of a high-energy kid. The bed cover is filled with plastic poly pellets similar to those used in Beanie Babies for a heavier feel that creates a natural calming effect in some kids — or even an entire …

How Americans pretend to love ‘ethnic food’

There is a lie we like to tell ourselves, a bending of the truth that permeates most of the food world in the West. We like burgers and fries, and other quintessentially American dishes, but we also love foreign cuisines, the vast and varied bucket of foods we rush to dub "ethnic."<p>Surely you have …

Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Oven grilled cheese sandwiches make cooking grilled cheese easy. It works great for serving a crowd, but also for making just a few sandwiches.<p>When I …

Melt in your mouth buttermilk pancakes

February 12, 2017<p><i>by</i> Sweet Basil — 367 Comments »<p>Shares 124K<p>The absolute best recipe (after testing hundreds) for buttermilk pancakes. In fact, these …

Outstanding Egg Sandwiches in Minneapolis and St. Paul

The glory of a great breakfast sandwich is the simplicity contained within. The egg must have just enough yolk to soak deep into the bread, but not be so runny that your shirt wears it as a breakfast badge for the rest of the day. Speaking of bread, there has to be a bit of heft, a satisfying …

Breakfast

Report on Syria conflict finds 11.5% of population killed or injured

<b>Exclusive</b> Syrian Centre for Policy Research says 470,000 deaths is twice UN’s figure with ‘human development ruined’ after 45% of population is displaced<p>Syria’s national wealth, infrastructure and institutions have been “almost obliterated” by the “catastrophic impact” of nearly five years of …

Middle East

Support for theme-color in Chrome 39 for Android | Web

<b>By</b> Pete LePage<p>Pete is a Developer Advocate<p>Starting in version 39 of Chrome for Android on Lollipop, you’ll now be able to use the theme-color meta …

30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself

Thirty years ago, as the nation mourned the loss of seven astronauts on the space shuttle Challenger, Bob Ebeling was steeped in his own deep grief.<p>The night before the launch, Ebeling and four other engineers at NASA contractor Morton Thiokol had tried to stop the launch. Their managers and NASA …

Slow-Baked Salmon with Lemon and Thyme

Baking salmon in a low-temperature oven slowly melts the fat between the flesh and leaves the fillets incredibly moist and tender. Lemon and thyme, a …

This Grocery Store From Trader Joe’s Ex-President Makes Healthy Food As Cheap As Junk Food

Former Trader Joe executive Doug Rauch has opened a Boston market that brings healthy food to people who usually can’t afford it.<p>Think of a food desert, and you might picture a neighborhood where the nearest fresh vegetable is miles away. But the biggest challenge to healthy eating in poor …

Buttermilk Pan Rolls

Instructions<p>Bread Machine Method<p>Have all ingredients at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order listed. Select dough/ manual cycle. …

Side-By-Side Photos Show Important Changes To Bestselling Kids' Book

The newer edition has removed harmful outdated stereotypes.<p>In 1963, author Richard Scarry published <i>Best Word Book Ever</i>, which soon became a bestselling children's classic.<p>Since then, the book has undergone a few changes to keep up with social progress -- from removing offensive cultural references …

The State Of Airline Websites 2015: Lessons Learned

<i>With this article, we start exploring various industries and study the current state of front-end, UX and performance of relatively complex websites.</i> …

Muslims, Race and Religiosity

<i>Why is the current climate of Masjid Al Tawba important for Muslims in Minnesota and critical to our Islamic understanding of the role of a Masjid in</i> …

The Hajj Stampede Is a Fluid Dynamics Problem

Mecca is the holiest city in Islam, the storied site of key locations from the Quran and, once a year, center of the hajj, a sacred pilgrimage that …

Social Research