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'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Black History

10 Best Gifts Ideas for Boyfriends

These are timeless and legitimately cool.<p>If your guy's in need of an awesome, thoughtful present soon, we've got you covered. Maybe he's a stellar gift-giver and you want to get on his level. Maybe his last gift to you was a dud and you want to show him how it's done. But no matter if it's his …

Stitch Fix

The “blended burger” could replace the classic American hamburger

On Tuesday, meal kit delivery service Blue Apron announced the debut of its blended burger, a recipe that combines ground beef and cremini mushrooms …

Paul Simon Refreshes 10 Of His Songs On New Album, Alongside All-Star Collaborators

As a parting gift, Paul Simon will release a new album Sept. 7, right near the end of his farewell tour. Simon calls <i>In The Blue Light</i> a fresh perspective on 10 favorite deep cuts from his own catalog.<p>"This album consists of songs that I thought were almost right, or were odd enough to be overlooked …

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Ever since he had Lasik surgery two years ago, Geobanni Ramirez sees everything in triplicate.<p>The surgery he hoped would improve his vision left the 33-year-old graphic artist struggling with extreme light sensitivity, double vision and visual distortions that create halos around bright objects and …

Medicine

La Croix Swim Trunks Are the Fastest Way to Make Sure Everyone at the Beach Knows You’re Insufferable

Why is this happening to us?<p>I was recently made aware of the existence of LaCroix swim trunks. Like, just this very moment. I'm confused. And angry. These should not exist! We have LaCroix. Real LaCroix, the stuff that quenches your thirst and is goddamn delicious, no matter what the haters say. …

The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat

One day in the summer of 1969, a young Marine lieutenant named Bob Mueller arrived in Hawaii for a rendezvous with his wife, Ann. She was flying in …

Military

17 Smart Jokes That'll Probably Hurt Your Brain A Little

Are you smart enough to understand them?<p>A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands …

‘Americans are Being Held Hostage and Terrorized by the Fringes’

An exit interview with the American Enterprise Institute’s Arthur Brooks.<p>Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, the center-right Washington think tank that has, amid a decade of turmoil inside the Republican Party, remained a sober, respected voice on matters of …

Society

27 Absolutely Perfect Dogs Who Will Restore Your Faith In The World

We don't deserve dogs.

How to speak puppy: a visual guide to doggy body language

From tail height and posture to pricked ears and eye contact, vet and clinical animal behaviourist Kendal Shepherd reveals what your dog is trying to tell you

Pets

At first life without a smartphone was terrifying. Then it was beautiful

<i>In an attempt to try and battle an addiction to my smartphone (I’m sure most of us suffer from this addiction in some measure these days), I took a pretty radical step. I went out and bought a basic Nokia to use outside of work as much as I could. This “dumbphone,” as it’s called, would only allow</i> …

Mind

New York’s Double-Jeopardy Loophole

The state attorney general asked the legislature to change state law so that the president or his associates could be tried in New York even if pardoned under federal law.<p>New York state has long functioned as the ace up the sleeve of President Trump’s critics.<p>The reasoning goes like this: Trump …

U.S. Federal Courts

Slow Burn is an engrossing podcast that brings the Watergate scandal to life

How a president was brought down<p><i>There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column</i> <i>Pod Hunters</i><i>, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about.</i><p>Since President Donald Trump entered the White House, he and his administration …

7 Signs You’re Having an Emotional Affair with a “Work Spouse”

Do you have an “office spouse?”<p>Are you currently involved in a monogamous relationship but joke with your friends about having a “work spouse?”<p>If so, …

A Week In Brooklyn, NY, On A $44,000 Salary

<i>Welcome to</i> Money Diaries<i>, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they</i> …

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

People have stopped paying their mobile-home loans, and it's a warning sign for the economy

The mobile-home market is showing signs of stress.<p>The delinquency rate on mobile-home loans has increased by 200 basis points, or 2 percentage points, over the past year, according to research cited by UBS. The 30-day-plus delinquency level is now about 5%, the highest level since 2005.<p>The increase …

Loans

'Star Trek: Voyager' Star When One Arrest Just Won't Cut It ...

The woman who played Kes on "<b>Star Trek: Voyager</b>" has come crashing back down to Earth, courtesy of cops in Tennessee ... who keep busting her for …

How to Play Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" Intro

In this video, guitarist and instructor Andy Aledort shows you how to play the intro to the Jimi Hendrix Experience classic, "Little Wing."<p>The video …

Fox triggers its own audience with misleading viral video

A recent Fox News video showed just how easy it is to spin the wheels on whatever apparatus it is that turns the outrage machine. Tucker Carlson last week aired a segment deriding “the liberal effort” to ban the word “man” on college campuses.<p>In just under a week, it’s been shared over 486,000 …

47 Genius Products Quickly Gaining Popularity On Amazon

I try not to pay <i>too</i> much attention to trends, because I've been burned before. (Like when I replaced all my fifth-grade electronics with see-through …

Shopping

'Dad Style' Is Now in Fashion. Yes, Even the Jeans

BALENCIAGA DIDN’T even need the kids. The brand’s spring 2018 fashion show, held last June in the verdant Bois de Boulogne park in Paris, featured a parade of models in oversize color-striped windbreakers, pale jeans similar to those that made Barack Obama dad-in-chief and bloated running shoes in …

6 One-Pan Keto Dishes for Easy Low-Carb Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

We know that adopting any new nutrition plan can come with a lot of valid doubts. Will I have to buy a ton of specific (expensive) ingredients? Will …

Cooking

Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

Botanist David Fairchild grew up in Kansas at the end of the 19th century. He loved plants, and he loved travel, and he found a way to combine both into a job for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<p>At the age of 22, he created the Section of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction of the USDA, and for …

Southern Africa

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

Alcohol

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

A lawsuit over the absence of an Oxford comma was settled for $5 million

Last year’s great comma debate, in which millions of dollars hinged on a missing piece of punctuation, has been resolved.<p>In a 2014 case that should have been called <i>Nitpickers v. Nitpickers</i>, a group of delivery-truck drivers sued their employer, Oakhurst Dairy, for unpaid overtime and lost wages. …

Judiciary

Steakhouse Sheet Pan Dinner for Two

Date night just got a lot easier -- and less expensive. Here's a traditional surf-and-turf dinner with all the sides, but without the steakhouse …