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5 terrible life tips for women courtesy of Fox News

<b>Steve Doocy and Roger Ailes</b><p>For the likes of Steve Doocy, women should be seen and not heard and know how to keep their husbands happy<p>Allegra Kirkland<p>July 9, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Whenever Fox decides to feature segments on “women’s issues,” the conversations …

It’s even worse than Fox News: How Ted Cruz and Michele Bachmann get away with it

<b>(Reuters/Lucas Jackson/Fox News/AP/Susan Walsh/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Hannity helps, but right-wing obstruction and lies take hold because the centrist, objective press wears blinders<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>August 9, 2014 12:15pm (UTC)<p>"It all started when he hit me back!" That's what the GOP is claiming, in …

Climate change will leave wine lovers drunker and poorer

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>On Jul. 17, Australia scrapped its carbon tax—hardly a surprising move given that the country’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, once called evidence of climate change “absolute crap.”<p>Australia’s winemakers, however, don’t seem to agree with Abbott. Several leading wineries …

Wine & Spirits

Why they really hate Neil deGrasse Tyson: Inside the right’s anti-intellectual paranoia

<b>Neil deGrasse Tyson (AP/Richard Shotwell)</b><p>A new National Review cover story demonstrates the seething resentment that fuels much of modern conservative anger<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>July 31, 2014 9:24pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If there’s one belief that binds the disparate factions …

6 terrifying effects of El Niño

Analysts say there’s an 80 percent chance the weather phenomenon will return this year. Here’s what to expect<p>Simeon Tegel<p>July 6, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>LIMA, Peru — El Niño’s back.<p>That’s according to experts, who now expect the global freak weather …

14 Random Acts of Kindness to Brighten Your Day

Saying goodbye to the weekend and hello to another work week can make Monday feel like a major bummer. Instead of drowning your sorrows in coffee and …

12 Household Products You Should Never Have to Buy

Some essential household products are a lot easier to make at home than you might think.<p>When your wallet is looking thin, you don't have to cut back …

Beyond the war on science: Why the right embraces ignorance as a virtue

<b>George W. Bush</b><p>Current efforts to nullify abortion coverage in Ohio and elsewhere can all be traced back to the Bush White House<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>June 13, 2014 11:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Spouting off about stuff you know nothing about is traditionally considered unwise. …

The 9-Day Plant-Based Diet

Sure, green juices are good for you and your waist. But you can't live on them. Here, the plant-based eating plan to drop five pounds—pronto. Plus, get your nine day recipe plan, here.<p>A whole-food, plant-based diet is not vegan. Or raw. But recent research shows that it just might be the antidote …

Fruits, Veggies, and Longevity - How Many Minutes Per Mouthful?

Nutrition

NRA finally meets its match: Why Richard Martinez should have them shaking

<b>Richard Martinez (CNN/Salon)</b><p>NRA’s trick is to silence critics by claiming politics disrespects victims. But Richard Martinez can’t be silenced<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 29, 2014 6:45pm (UTC)<p>Richard Martinez's son Christopher was among the six college students murdered this weekend in Isla Vista, …

Social conservatives’ dire moment: Why they’re slowly losing America

<b>(AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Joe Skipper/Salon)</b><p>There’s a very hopeful trend — but justice also entails economic issues. And here’s where things get complicated<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>May 29, 2014 11:44am (UTC)<p>Here's some good news for us all to ponder: According to Gallup, the …

Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Nerdy guys aren’t guaranteed to get laid by the hot chick as long as we work hard. There isn’t a team of writers or a studio audience pulling for us …

“Muslim gospel” excites “Da Vinci Code” conspiracists

<b>(Jaroslav74 via Shutterstock)</b><p>A mysterious manuscript confiscated by Turkish police suggests it was Judas, not Jesus, who suffered crucifixion<p>Annette Yoshiko Reed<p>May 29, 2014 5:51pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>In Amsterdam in 1709, philosopher John Toland set his …

Martian crater: Impact happened on March 27, 2012.

Here’s your “holy frak!” moment for today: the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took an image of a 50-meter wide crater on the Red Planet on March 28, …

The Suspiciously Shrinking Storm

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p>The planet Jupiter doesn't do anything small. The planet is the largest in our solar system. It has 67 moons, the largest of which would be considered dwarf planets if found outside of the gas giant's …

Astronomy

As 9/11 Museum Opens, Visitors Reflect and Pay Respects

Visitors came from New York, Michigan, Tennessee, Chile, England and France, to see the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on the first day …

Dogpatch USA is an abandoned hillbilly theme park in Arkansas

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura.</i><p>Though long …

Buzz Kill: Weed Dealer Game Booted from Apple App Store

Apple has nixed the popular game Weed Firm from iTunes despite the fact the app held the top spot in downloads for days before it was taken down.<p>The …

Fitbit rules 50 percent of the world's wearable market

Fitbit appears to be a tour de force in the wearable world.<p>New numbers released by analyst Canalys on Wednesday show Fitbit devices accounted for nearly 50 percent of the world's 2.7 million wearable band shipments in the first quarter of 2014.<p>Apparently, the recent kerfuffle and recall over …

Poll: Support For Marriage Equality Hits All-Time High - The National Memo - Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

The number of Americans who believe that same-sex marriages should be legally recognized has hit an all-time high, according to a new Gallup poll.<p>The …

Why same-sex marriage and religious liberty are kicking ass

This family is brought to you by Loving v. Virginia, Windsor v. United States & now Whitewood v. Wood #DecisionDayPA pic.twitter.com/bIgQ8TJYUo<p>— …

Texas Gun Groups’ Circular Firing Squad

Chipotle wants them to leave their guns at home—and it’s just the latest defeat for the Second Amendment warriors. But infighting between the Texas …

Climate deniers poised to take over North Carolina’s scientific committee on sea level rise

<b>(Joe Crebbin/Shutterstock)</b><p>The state continues to believe that ignoring the problem will make it go away<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>May 21, 2014 8:27pm (UTC)<p>North Carolina, the state where all three GOP Senate candidates are competing to see who can best deny the reality of man-made climate change, faces over 3 …

92-year-old Texas woman denied photo ID to vote: “Not to be able to vote breaks my heart”

<b>(Associated Press)</b><p>Want another reason to abhor idiotic voter ID laws? Texas A.G. Greg Abbott just gave you one (UPDATED)<p>Brad Friedman<p>May 21, 2014 6:32pm (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on The BRAD BLOG.<p><b>Update, 5/22/14, 12:15 p.m.:</b> After receiving lots of media coverage and yet another ride to …

Matt Bomer Tells the Personal Story Behind His Heartbreaking ‘Normal Heart’ Performance

He was a straight high schooler when he first read ‘The Normal Heart.’ Now, years after coming out, the actor delivers a powerful turn as a man dying …

Squee! Sick baby goat walks with help from tiny wheelchair

It's not every day you get to see a video that pulls on your heartstrings like this one. It shows Frostie, a disabled baby snow goat, slowly stepping out on his own with the use of a cool device.<p>Just recently, the kind folks at Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary, a not-for-profit sanctuary for rescued …

Hispanics opting to identify as white: How are Hispanics assimilating?

Between 2000 and 2010, Hispanics grew from 12.5 percent of the American population to 16.3 percent, a change of more than 30 percent. The Great …

FBI director walks back comments on hiring weed-smoking hackers

If you're a hacker interested in obtaining a cybersecurity job at the FBI, don't "smoke weed on the way to the interview." Director James Comey says …