John Simmons

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5 Reasons Horrible Dictators Always Catch Us Off Guard

Hey guys, have you heard? Authoritarian governments are on the rise! A billion more people live under dictatorships now than 15 years ago! We're …

Osama Bin Laden

The Difference Between Being Broke and Being Poor

<i>Words by Erynn Brook | Illustrations by Emily Flake|</i> <i>Longreads | June 2018</i><i>Erynn Brook is a feminist and freelance writer who studies media, people,</i> …

Feminism

Amazon has a giveaways section full of free stuff and how did we not know about this before?

You can get free stuff on Amazon.<p>This is not a drill. Amazon apparently has this massive giveaway section and we somehow didn't know about it until …

Shopping

32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

Black Mirror

Here are 5 founding fathers whose skepticism about Christianity would make them unelectable today

To hear the Religious Right tell it, men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were 18th-century versions of Jerry …

Religion

In 1948, Palestinians lost land. But not to Israel.

The May 9 The World article “A modest opening for new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem” described what the Palestinians call the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” as the anniversary of the date on which Palestinians “lost their land when the Israeli state was created in 1948.” That is partially true: In the 1948 …

Israel

Arizona’s mysterious clock of ancient times

Like clockwork, a recently discovered Arizona rock art calendar marks the passing of the seasons.<p>All day the sun had been hiding behind clouds, but Kenneth Zoll wasn’t worried.<p>Standing in front of panels of rock art carved nearly a millennium ago, the researcher pointed to petroglyphs of snakes, …

Archaeology

John McCain, Donald Trump, and the Parable of the Crab Bucket

We should be clear about this. John McCain haunts the Trump White House, not because of his votes or policy disagreements, but because he represents …

13 sci-fi movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From classics to indies and picks from around the world<p>Astronomers believe that there are more than 40 billion planets inhabiting the space of the Milky Way. There are nearly as many movies filed under Netflix’s “sci-fi & fantasy” tag.<p>Reaching them all in a single lifetime would require light-speed …

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>12 min read<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable …

Now hiring, for a one-day job: the gig economy hits retail

Aaron Stallings, who used to work as a bill collector for Capital One, says he’s no longer interested in having a full-time job.<p>Instead, for the past year, he has cobbled together work — 50, sometimes 60 hours a week — by parachuting into restaurants in Richmond that have last-minute openings to …

Pew Research Center

10 New Netflix Shows You Should Be Watching

Image: Netflix<p>We have access to so many unique services with so much great content that it's difficult to filter through it all. How many times do …

Top Millennial Injuries Reported at Urgent Care Facilities

1. Avocado-slicing-related lacerations to the hand2. Uber-related injuries3. Job-security-related anxiety attacks4. …

This ancient thought exercise will have you questioning your identity

How much can something change and still be the same thing?<br>Read More

15 Delicious Dishes Anyone Can Whip Up With A Can Of Tuna

All you need is a can of tuna and a few ingredients you (probably) already have.

The 16 best TV shows of 2018 so far

1/<p>Returning shows:<p>FX<p>2/<p>"The Americans" — FX<p>FX<p><b>Critic Score:</b> 99%<p><b>Audience Score:</b> 92%<p>The final season of "The Americans" intensifies the thrilling action …

Lying to yourself…

Jordan Peterson is on a crusade to toughen up young men. It’s landed him on our cultural divide.

NEW YORK — The world is wretched with weak men. Slouchers, slackers, chumps, low-status dudes who have amassed a crumpled pile of inferior habits and made the world a messier place.<p>Or so Jordan Peterson will tell you. But fear not, the doctor is here to help, preaching his thoroughly footnoted …

Jordan Peterson

5 Houseplants You Can’t Kill

Bring the outdoors indoors to reduce stress, boost your mood, and improve productivity.<p><i>"My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them." —Mitch Hedberg</i><p>Let’s face it: keeping houseplants alive (real or, in Mitch Hedberg's case, fake) isn’t always easy. After your second or third plant …

How to argue with flat-earthers

But not necessarily convince them.<p>Thinking that the Earth might be flat appears to have grown in popularity in recent years. Indeed, flat-earthers are gathering for their annual conference this weekend in Birmingham, just two miles from my own university in the United Kingdom.<p>But the Earth isn’t …

18 Underrated Netflix Movies That You Won’t Regret Watching

Netflix adds new content to its library every day, so it's easy to miss out on a lot of movies. But trust me, there's some great ones - you just …

The Designer's Guide to Dressing Up Your Small Space

While some people associate small space living with sacrificing style, we here at Domino know that small spaces really just imply a more creative …

A New Study Suggests There Could Have Been Intelligent Life on Earth Before Humans

Looking for aliens across deep space is great, but have we looked hard enough in our own terrestrial backyard—here on Earth?<p><i>One author of the new study, leading climatologist Gavin Schmidt, wrote a work of fiction to explore its findings. Read 'Under the Sun', which we published at Terraform</i> …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Climate Change

If I Die, Do All My Quantum Selves Die, Too?

We hope you are either very clever or very high for this one<p>The reality you think you’re living in isn’t what you think it is.<p>That’s according to …

Amazon Wants to Pay You to Declutter

I like to think I'm a pretty savvy Amazon shopper. I regularly surf for Lightning Deals and take full advantage of Subscribe & Save and no-rush …

Egyptian Gods - The Complete List

The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt were an integral part of the people's everyday lives. It is not surprising then that there were over 2,000 …

Five Tips for a Luxury Paris Getaway on a Budget

Whether it’s a hotel stay, shopping or dining out, a vacation to Paris can be a pricey proposition, especially if you’ve got your sights set on an upscale trip. But there are plenty of ways to stretch your dollar in the City of Lights and have a high-end getaway.<p>Barkley Hickcox, a Paris specialist …

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Neil Gaiman Reanimates the Norse Myths—and Loki, Once Again, Is the Most Alluring Character

The gods and goddesses of Olympus are still alive, clomping through our literature, art, and movies. (On the street today, I saw a truck with Hermes on its side—he was gripping a bouquet of flowers, about to convey them to a client of Florists’ Transworld Delivery.) One cannot declare with the same …

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