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Cinco de Mayo isn't Mexican Independence Day. It's also not about mayonnaise

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the old saying, "There's no such thing as a stupid question?"<p>Turns out, there is.<p>And when it comes to Cinco de Mayo -- the annual fiesta that gives Americans an excuse to load up on tacos and margaritas -- people ask a LOT of them.<p>These are actual questions people asked on Google …

Central America

Samantha Bee Rips Female Journalists for Defending ‘Completely Evil’ Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The ‘Full Frontal’ host defended Michelle Wolf and called out her critics for practicing the opposite of feminism.<p>After <i>New York Times</i> reporter Maggie …

Comedy

Using The Old Mac OS Is Pure Zen

The early Mac OS makes our current phones and laptops look like the slot machines they are.<p>At a time when apps have been likened to drugs, and fake news abounds, it’s easy to pine for a simpler time–like the early days of Apple, when a mouse and graphical user interface changed the world with the …

Touchscreens

The Problem With Fetishizing Midcentury Modernism

Housed in Finnish architect Eero Saarinen’s landmarked 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, the forthcoming TWA Hotel is an homage to the midcentury era of Jet Age optimism—and blithe indifference.<p>Around this time next year, travelers passing through JFK International Airport’s …

Mad Men

Barbara Bush's memorable speech at Wellesley College

The first lady delivered a commencement speech to graduates in Wellesley, Massachusetts, on June 1, 1990.

Barbara Bush

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

Sexual Harassment

In Sparing Consumers Tariff Burden, Trump Hit Manufacturing

In the escalating economic showdown between the United States and China, President Trump is trying to put American shoppers first. The administration did not place tariffs on necessities like shoes and clothes, and mostly spared smartphones from the 25 percent levy on Chinese goods announced this …

Economy

Trump defends Sinclair Broadcasting after anchor-promo dustup

President Donald Trump on Monday morning defended Sinclair Broadcasting after the company came under fire for requiring local news anchors to read promotional material alleging bias from other media organizations.<p>“So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I …

Donald Trump

Apple Watch Continues To Prove Smartwatch Skeptics Wrong

When the Apple Watch first came out in 2015, smartwatch skeptics celebrated Apple’s new wearable becoming “a flop.” However, three years later, it …

Smartwatches

“This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral

Facebook was always famous for the sign that hung in its offices, written in big red type on a white background, that said “Move Fast and Break Things.” Every time I think about the company, I realize it has done just that—to itself.<p>Years ago, long before <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> became Mark Zuckerberg, the …

Social Media

The 29 most rewatchable movies ever made

That quote has been used ad nauseam to drive home the fact that cinema is engrained in permanent ink, and that however difficult or arduous the process of making a particular film, the end result is (hopefully) worth it.<p>The truth is not <i>every</i> movie is worth standing the test of time, and some age …

Trump Discovers the Costs of Undermining Truth

At the same time that the president sows doubt and confusion to undermine his adversaries, he finds those forces depriving him of credit he believes he deserves.<p>A long weekend with lots of executive time, simmering tensions with politicians of both parties, a looming government shutdown: It’s the …

10 Incredible Typography Artists You Should Know

Typography is everywhere. It’s found on street signs, in the subway, on posters, in magazines, and of course, the Internet. It may sound a little invasive, but most typefaces you see around you have been carefully designed with an aim to express a specific feeling, brand identity, or to help …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology

A robot named Heliograf got hundreds of stories published last year

Robots are taking our jobs, no doubt about it. Just in the past year we’ve seen barista robots, fast-food robots, pizza delivery robots, and even a …

High School Sports

11 Call to Action Hacks to Boost Clicks and Conversions

Use these proven tips to improve the return on your marketing investments.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want consumers to do something after they see your online ad, email message, website, landing page, Facebook post, sales page, product page and so on, then …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Black Voters

The High Cost of Cheap Labor

At least half of all farmworkers in the United States are undocumented Mexican immigrants. And “documentation” often dictates inclusion in a …

Immigration

Triple Crown Summer Nationals

Michael Phelps, still the greatest, wins 200 IM for fourth consecutive Olympics

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/Video_Jayne_W._Orenstein_The_Washington_Post_Photo_Jonathan_Newton_The_Washington_Post/20160810/57ab30d2e4b0489c5a473e19/57b06a16e4b0263d20313558_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1471179301573_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>RIO DE JANEIRO — This should be stressful, because he …

Swimming

Gmail messages can now self-destruct

Gmail just went all Snapchat on us.<p>Dmail, a new Google (GOOG) Chrome plugin, gives you complete control over how long your recipient can view your email.<p>This can prove a great asset for more secure communications or when discussing personal information.<p>The Chrome extension adds a "Send with Dmail" …

Apps

Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island

SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre …

Birds

First Church of Cannabis Inaugural Service

INDIANAPOLIS — The First Church of Cannabis held its first service Wednesday afternoon, but there was one notable absence: cannabis.<p>In a move that church leadership and supporters have identified as religious persecution, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Richard Hite declared at a …

Religion

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

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Amazing Darth Vader Bust Created with Upcycled Junk

Indiana artist Gabriel Dishaw is a junk artist who repurposes all kinds of used goods in order to create these amazing sculptures. He takes parts from old adding machines, typewriters, and computers and builds unique mechanical creatures, including this piece entitled <i>Darth Vader Upcycled</i>. By …

Darth Vader

Articles about photographer qa jake stangel on Dwell.com - Dwell

Have you always wanted to know more about Dwell's photo shoots and the amazing photographers that we get to work with? Well...<p>In this installment of Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love: Jake...<p>This was Derek Shapton's first shoot for Dwell and it will certainly not be his last.<p>Whenever we …

Photography