Sara Jeffords

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Here are the winners of the 2018 Nebula Awards

The best science fiction and fantasy stories of 2017<p>The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is currently holding its annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend, and last night, the organization announced the winners of its prestigious Nebula Awards.<p>N.K. Jemisin’s</i> …

Science Fiction

Justice Ginsburg’s Groundbreaking Opinion in McCoy Revives Criminal Defendants’ Right to Autonomy

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a groundbreaking decision in <i>McCoy v. Louisiana</i> affirming that criminal defendants have a constitutional …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

How The Congressional Baseball Shooting Didn't Become The Deadliest Political Assassination In American History

You don't know the whole story of how close we came to one of the deadliest political shootings in US history last year.<p><b>Roger Williams</b> cannot enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July anymore. The 68-year-old Texan is a longtime NRA member, but these days, he can’t hunt. Once, during a congressional …

Jeff Flake

10 Subscription Boxes That Are Worth Every Penny

Here's what you'll actually get for your $$$.<p>Admit it: Your Instagram's been flooded with celebrities and influencers of every level hashtagging the crap out of every subscription box under the sun. With so many kinds out there — bringing you surprise samplers of everything from self-care kits to …

Celebrity Gossip

A futurist imagines the Earth populated exclusively by the 1 percent

The book hits stores on August 14th, 2018<p>Science fiction is often pretty bad at predicting the future: rather, it’s a better barometer of the present. But every now and again, an author establishes a reputation for insight into what the future might hold. One such author is Canadian writer and …

Self-Pity

Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance

Rakem Balogun thought he was dreaming when armed agents in tactical gear stormed his apartment. Startled awake by a large crash and officers screaming commands, he soon realized his nightmare was real, and he and his 15-year-old son were forced outside of their Dallas home, wearing only …

Rights & Freedoms

Americans vastly overestimate the number of gun owners

As some 70,000 people attended the NRA’s annual convention last week, nearly three months after the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the reignited national debate on guns seems to be at a stalemate.<p>But the discussion lacks some basic facts about guns in the United States. For example, …

Guns

Why Costa Ricans are being paid to marry Chinese migrants

<b>"Who wants to earn some money?"</b><p>It was just a simple question, but it was enough to convince María (not her real name) to enter into what seemed like a simple deal.<p>A young woman offered the 46-year-old Costa Rican woman 110 colones ($200; £140) to get married to a Chinese man so that he could get …

Costa Rica

Rosie O’Donnell Tagged For Over-Donating To Political Candidates

Actress and talk show host Rosie O’Donnell certainly puts her money where her mouth is. The problem is she may be too generous.<p>The New York Post …

Roy Moore

I Tried Every Popular Meal Kit Delivery Service—and This Is the Best One

Meal kits are taking over the American kitchen. From the ones that make you mince shallots to microwavable single-serving packs, I tried every …

Cooking

Students Held Another School Walkout, This Time For Gun Rights

More students walked out of their high schools on Wednesday, but this time they were walking out to support the right to bear arms.<p>"Stand for the Second" was organized by Will Riley, an 18-year-old high school senior from New Mexico. "It all starts [with] myself and a few of my friends in my living …

Tea Party

28 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Shelves in May

May is here, and the month brings tons of new science fiction and fantasy books for your reading pleasure, including tales of kingdoms in turmoil, …

Books

12 Dystopian Books to Read If You Couldn't Put Down The Hunger Games

There's a soft spot in our hearts for Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in Lionsgate's adaptation of <b>The Hunger Games</b>, but we definitely shouldn't forget about Suzanne Collins's dystopian novel that started the entire franchise. It's a page-turner of a book about the society of Panem, where …

Books

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

A Butterfly Effect at the North Korean Border

“Is this ridiculous, what I’m trying to do?” says South Korean violinist Hyungjoon Won in the short documentary <i>9at38</i>. Catherine Lee’s film, premiering on <i>The Atlantic</i> today, follows Won as he attempts to stage a peace concert at the 38th Parallel Demilitarized Zone to commemorate the 70th …

North Korea

12 Subscription Boxes You Should Definitely Try Out

From food, fitness and fashion to puzzles, houseplants and gadgets, there’s a subscription box for every taste and every hobby.The convenience of receiving cool merch, tailored to your personal needs, at your doorstep plus the eager anticipation of getting a surprise package in the mail (which …

Shopping

A Week In Buffalo, NY, On A Joint $111,000 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> …

Personal Finance

10 Spring Classics You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Once spring rolls around, I'm happy to trade slow-cooking, ultra-hearty stews, chilis, and braises for lightened-up meals with fresher flavors and …

Cooking

Rand Paul’s claim that cutting $13 billion a year would balance the budget

<i>“The bottom line has to equal 1 percent. A 1 percent cut each year is about $13 billion, actually balances the budget in five years.”</i> <b><br>— Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in an interview on CNN, April 17, 2018</b><p>Regular readers of The Fact Checker know that we long have looked askance at claims that balancing the …

Rand Paul

7-Day, 1,200-Calorie Low-Carb Meal Plan to Lose Weight

Research suggests that eating a low-calorie, low-carb diet can help you lose weight. And while popular low-carb diets, like the ketogenic diet and …

Healthy Eating

A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $40,000 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> …

Personal Finance

Hilarious Twitter Thread Proves All Families Are A Little Bit Weird

Twitter users share all the weird things their family does<p>Is your family very weird in their own unique, specific way? Well, join the club. Twitter …

Easter Bunny

Marijuana Legalization 2018: A State-by-State Guide to Legal Weed

For Jeff Sessions, few places are safe.<p>Although marijuana remains prohibited by federal law, an increasing number of states have legalized the drug …

My Studio Apartment Costs $1,895 A Month — Here's What It Looks Like

<i>In Refinery29's</i> <i>Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial city dwellers. Today, 32-year-old Mychel</i> …

15 Sweet Potato Meal Prep Recipes With 10 Ingredients or Less

15 Sweet Potato Meal Prep Recipes You Can Make With 10 Ingredients or Less<p>Meal prep just got easier.<p>April 10, 2018<p>If there's one thing in the world I …

Healthy Eating

The Healthiest Cereals, Ranked

If you can whip up a well-balanced breakfast every morning complete with protein, whole grains, and all the recommended servings of fruits and …

Nutrition

Does FBI Raid On Trump Lawyer Cohen Mean Attorney-Client Privilege Is 'Dead'?

The FBI raids on Monday targeting President Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, sent a jolt through Washington and darkened the legal cloud hanging over the administration.<p>Trump lashed out at the Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller, telling reporters that "it's a …

U.S. Department of Justice

A Week In New York City On A $68,000 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> …

A Week In San Francisco, CA, On A $125,000 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> …

Judge to decide if Nazi 'troll storm' is protected speech

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for a neo-Nazi website publisher and a Montana woman asked a judge Tuesday to decide whether the white nationalist …

Rights & Freedoms