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My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references to Amusing Ourselves to Death, a book written by my late father, Neil Postman, which anticipated back in 1985 so much about what has …

Literature

Homeless and harassed: Why police are encouraged to search the black community for fines and arrests

<b>Alton Sterling (Facebook)</b><p>Police across the country are incentivized to make arrests and issue fines as frequently as possible<p>Ebony Slaughter-Johnson<p>December 13, 2016 3:51pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><br>In communities all over the …

African-American News

My President Was Black

A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next<p><i>“They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”</i><p><i>— F. Scott Fitzgerald,</i> The Great Gatsby<p><b>I.</b><p>In the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration, he and his wife, …

Black History

Superheroes React To Donald Trump's Presidency In A Totally Human Way

They can't believe it, either.<p>Superheroes are not so different after all.<p>YouTuber DrMachakil imagined how Batman, Spider-Man, Superman and a bunch of other fictional characters reacted to the news of Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election.<p>Just like a lot of mere humans who’ve taken to …

Donald Trump

No, Hillary Clinton Didn't Just File For Divorce From Bill

"This story has no truth to it."<p>Don’t believe that story about Hillary Clinton filing for divorce from her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in the aftermath of her presidential election defeat. It’s totally fake.<p>The Christian Times Newspaper’s website published a story titled “BREAKING: …

Government

The people who look at Trump and don’t see a racist.

“It’s time for reporters and journalists to be honest with the American people,” warned Harry Reid on the floor of the Senate six weeks ago. “They …

Honest Trailers - Independence Day: Resurgence

Sexual Liberation

There are many things that it would be wrong, illegal, dangerous or crazy to do in reality but which we enjoy thinking about doing in ways that are …

Watch Racists Being Confronted With Some Very Inconvenient DNA Results

Time to rethink some things.<p>This video is a joyous schadenfreude-fest. In it, you see a bunch of people, who are racist or xenophobic to varying extents, being interviewed about their biases.<p>As you can see in the video, from travel site Momondo, they discussed their views of people from other …

Xenophobia

Experts Say These Two Surprising Things Will Ruin Your Marriage

In today’s society, the act of getting married is increasingly foregone in favour of long-term de-facto ‘boyfriend/girlfriend’ relationships. It’s a …

Relationships

Polyamorous People Tell Us How They Make Their Relationships Work

If you want to bang other people while you're already in a relationship, there might be a few rules to follow.<p>While monogamy works for some, others spend their lives serially cheating on their partners while trying and failing to adhere to it. As an alternative, there are people who have found that …

Relationships

Love Him for Who He is—Not Who you Wish He would Be.

<i>“Mature love is not caught up in a fantasy. It is willing to see someone for who they are and choosing to love them fully.” ~ Thema Davis</i><p>The man, who …

An Anonymous Artist's Erotic Utopia | Monday Insta Illustrator

Anonymous artist Alphachanneling has drawn more naked bodies than you can count.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Simple, evocative, passionate drawings are the name of the game on anonymous artist Alphachanneling's massively popular Instagram account. Austere characters, either smiling sweetly …

I’ve been homeless 3 times. The problem isn’t drugs or mental illness — it’s poverty. - Vox

At a late January Bernie Sanders rally in Iowa, 46-year-old Carrie Aldrich described through tears what it was like struggling to survive on less than $12,000 a year. I watched and shook my head knowingly, having survived on $8,000 each of the past two years. Such low income, combined with a …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

Donald Trump has dropped the GOP’s mask: Conservatism and racism now officially the same thing

Post-civil rights GOP is our largest white identity group. Maybe we should thank Trump for making it so obvious<p>Donald Trump is the preferred candidate of white supremacists. Online and in other spaces, they have anointed him their champion in the 2016 presidential race.<p>When asked about this on CNN, …

What Happens to Men Who Can't Have Sex

Inside the often disturbing world of "involuntary celibacy"<p>I heard the woman calling Michael's name before he did. First it was tentative, a question: "Michael? Michael?" When she knew for sure it was him, she got louder, trying to make herself heard above the crowd exiting the subway station:</i> …

Relationships

Families are taken into custody as push to deport immigrants denied refuge begins

The detentions of at least 11 families across the country marked the first day of an effort by the government to find and deport Central American migrants who sought refuge in the U.S. and stayed illegally, immigrant advocates said Saturday.<p>Unlike a string of immigration raids in the mid-2000s, …

Immigration

5 Myths About Love, Sex, and Relationships That Stop Us From Accepting Polyamory

In polyamory, a myriad of different relationships – each with their own benefits, problems, and dynamic – can theoretically coexist.<p><b>3. Jealousy Is an</b> …

How to Chisel the Sexiest Muscle on the Male Physique

A shredded serratus—the muscle group that runs from your pec to your shoulder blade—screams fit. Here are the 6 best exercises to define it<p>The serratus anterior muscle may be the sexiest muscle on the male physique. This is the muscle group on the side of your rib cage that resembles shark gills …

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Body Language

A Fast Way to End Your Relationship, Or Strengthen It for the Long-Run

Some new studies shed light on what can unravel a marriage (or equivalent relationship) - all the way to divorce. Or, what can make it stronger for the long-term. These studies are worth learning from, for both reasons. But I think the findings also underscore that a transformation is underway in …

10 Pieces of Native American Wisdom That Will Inspire the Way You Live Your Life

Years ago, my little brother and I were playing cowboys and Indians.As the older brother, I dictated the play session (of course), so I decided that …

Spirituality

Acceptance: The Key to a Happy Marriage

We seek acceptance from the time we are children through adulthood. As children we mainly seek approval and acceptance from our parents. However, once we become adults, marriage is often our most intimate relationship, and our spouse is the one from whom we seek acceptance.<p>When I accept my spouse, …

10 Reasons To Just Choose To Forgive

Several years ago, my husband left me — "disappeared" might be a better word. It ripped my world open in ways I didn't know were possible. The future …

Positive Thinking

What You Need To Know If You Love Someone Who's 'Type A'

All is fair in love and keeping score.<p>Love can be complicated no matter who you are. But for those individuals who have a more emotional nature, navigating relationships can be its own special challenge. No one knows this better than someone who is “Type A.”<p>It’s important to note that character …

New NFL milestone for Brady as Patriots romp

Four-time Super Bowl champion Brady, a man on a mission this season after successfully challenging his four-game ban over the 'Deflategate' saga, became only the fourth quarterback to throw 400 touchdown passes in NFL history.<p>Brady added his name to an illustrious list which previously included …

Bored of 4/4: Other Time Signatures In Dance Music

In our latest Passing Notes article, dance music theory expert Oliver Curry explains why it’s OK for producers to break away from the conventional …

Going, going, gone: I started losing my hair at 16

If I’d always been as hairless as I am now, that would be one thing. But I can remember a time when I didn’t have to tilt my head back in photographs. A time before I wore beanies like self-esteem prophylactics, when I’d be OK about someone walking behind me when going down the stairs.<p>My aunt ran a …

hair loss

Why Confidence Is So Important (and How to Improve Yours)

"Have confidence!" is one of the most essential pieces of advice you'll receive in life that makes no sense if you've never done it. You know what …