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How to Identify and Remove Unnecessary Apps on Your iPhone and iPad

With so many paid-for and free apps available on the App Store these days, it's easy to reach a point where you have so many of them on your iPhone or iPad that a sizable proportion are simply forgotten about, and soon storage space starts to become an issue.<p>Fortunately, there's an easy way that …

Apps

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Marijuana or Alcohol? Here's The Science

There are some surprises in the data!<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear …

Cannabis

It’s Time for Trump Voters to Face the Bitter Truth

Republicans elected a president who promised to take on D.C.—instead, Trump has presided over an extraordinary auction of access and influence.<p>Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” while running for office. Voters gave him the opportunity to follow through when they propelled him to the White …

Donald Trump

What It Actually Feels Like to Get a Vasectomy

Here's some non-medical real-talk from a guy with no regrets.<p>Are you okay?" My urologist’s question is less like a friendly bartender checking in on your drink status and more like your friends skiing up to your crash site after you’ve tumbled 700 vertical feet, head-over-skis.<p>“Yeah? I think so?”<p>I …

16 "Avengers: Infinity War" Moments That Shook Me To My Very Core

This post is literally ONLY spoilers.

The Great Republican Tax Cut Backfire

Did you have a happy Tax Day? Are you feeling grateful for the Republican tax cut?<p>Evidently, most American taxpayers are not.<p>In a sublime case of poetic justice, the so-called Tax Cut and Jobs Act is backfiring on the Republicans big time. Most voters are unimpressed, and Republicans themselves are …

How Long Can Trump's Long Con Last?

Trump has exaggerated his wealth for years. In office, he's trying a similar scam.<p>In 1982, when Donald Trump was 36 years old, he began an annual ritual of lobbying Forbes magazine to include him on its list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. Forbes debuted the list that year, and Trump pursued his …

A neuroscientist explains what could be wrong with Trump supporters’ brains

There’s no doubt that Donald Trump has said many things that would have been political suicide for any other Republican. And almost every time he …

Dangerous Media Giant Sinclair Broadcasting Has Reached Orwellian Levels of Creepiness

We’ve been talking about the Sinclair Broadcast Group and the immense danger they pose for a while now. In an era when the inhabitants of the White …

Journalism

An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any …

Trump voters are selfish: They love him because they identify with him

New psychological research: Trump’s voters were not confused or deluded. They knew what they wanted, and got it<p>The political corpse that is and was the 2016 presidential election continues to reveal its secrets. The newest revelation? Donald Trump's public supported an incompetent, ignorant bigot …

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

The Brain

The Second Amendment Does Not Transcend All Others

Its text and context don’t ensure an unlimited individual right to bear any kind and number of weapons by anyone.<p>Part of the miserable ritual that follows American mass shootings is the lament that nothing can be done unless we get rid of the Second Amendment. <i>New York Times</i> columnist Bret Stephens …

Guns

The Problem Isn’t Just Trump. It’s Our Ignorant Electorate.

It is not effete snobbery or elitist condescension to note that ill-informed voters contributed to the current mess.<p>For many of us, mornings have …

Mike Rogers gives a warning as Trump’s swamp drowns Washington

<b>National Security Agency director Adm. Mike Rogers (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>On Tuesday, one important voice stood out among the revelations from Trump’s inner circle<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>February 28, 2018 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Tuesday was an exhausting news day. It started with President Donald Trump quoting a bunch …

Narcissists often recruit people called 'apaths' to help with their games — here's why they're dangerous

Defining someone's personality is complicated. There are so many nuances in the ways people behave, and why they behave the way they do, that it isn't always appropriate to give someone a specific label — even mental health professionals and psychologists can struggle.<p>In a very broad sense, empathy …

Experts: The Myth of Video Games Making Killers Is ‘Nuts’

President Trump suggested violent video games might be a cause of the mass shooting epidemic. Researchers say his belief has ‘long been …

Guns

Some Thoughts on Marco Rubio, Dana Loesch, and the Parents of Murdered Students

The gun debate does not look the way it looked one week ago.<p>To be honest, I do give Marco Rubio a little credit for showing up to Wednesday night’s CNN town hall in Florida. Not as much credit as I give his senatorial counterpart, Bill Nelson, who complimented Rubio for his presence and then noted …

Arming teachers in schools is a great idea, President Trump, and because I'm looking forward to it I've worked out all the practicalities for you

This week the President of the United States proposed that we arm American teachers to keep our schools safe. Forgive me if I’m a tad bit slow, but …

Donald Trump

Here's what Donald Trump and the NRA get about humans that you don't

President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association get something about people that you probably don't, and it's what allows them to manipulate their supporters into hurting themselves and their communities.<p>What they understand is that above all else, humans want to feel as if they're good …

This Data Viz Tool Explains Privacy Policies You’re Too Lazy To Read

A new tool turns thousands of complex, inscrutable documents into beautiful visualizations.<p>People don’t read privacy policies. One study from 2016 showed that people will agree to anything to get past that daunting mess of legalese; 98% of the study’s participants didn’t realize that the policy for …

Baptist News: Evangelicals have killed Christianity in America

Writing in the Baptist News, Miguel De La Torre -- a progressive professor at Denver's Iliff School of Theology -- denounces evangelicals who …

What Putin May Really Have on Trump

At the end of January, on orders from Congress, the U.S. Treasury will publish a list of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “close associates”—from …

The GOP’s FBI Conspiracy Theory Just Got Even Dumber

Congressional Republicans have uncovered a scandal that’s “worse the Watergate,” a threat to “rule of law” in the United States, and “very, very sad …

Donald Trump Goes Full Fredo

But unlike the Godfather character, the president of the United States is backed by powerful people enabling him.<p>“I can handle things. I’m smart! Not like everybody says, like dumb. I’m smart and I want respect!”<p>This morning’s presidential Twitter outburst recalls those words of Fredo Corleone’s in …

Donald Trump

Michael Wolff Did What Every Other White House Reporter Is Too Cowardly to Do

Why is Fire & Fury having such an impact? Drew Magary writes it’s because Wolff was willing to throw decorum away and torch his access—and more journalists should do the same.<p>I’m gonna begin this post with the same disclaimer that needs to come with every post about Michael Wolff, which is that …

It's Been an Open Secret All Along

The scandal of Michael Wolff’s new book isn’t its salacious details—it’s that everyone in Washington has known its key themes, and refused to act.<p>Three months ago, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> unloaded their first big report about Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual …

Donald Trump

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

Fossil Fuels

What Russian Journalists Uncovered About Russian Election Meddling

A cautionary tale about the importance of independent media abroad<p>Much of 2017 was consumed with untangling the political mess that was 2016 and Russia’s role in it.Much of what we learned came from American journalists, who brought us revelation after revelation about how the Kremlin meddled in …