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The Recruitment Problem the Military Doesn’t Want to Talk About

It’s not a secret: a surefire way for a presidential contender to get votes is to promise to increase the defense budget. It has worked for nearly …

Military

9 Chilling Psychological Thrillers To Add To Your Reading List Now

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

It's Looking Extremely Likely That QAnon Is A Leftist Prank On Trump Supporters

There's a growing group of Trump supporters who are convinced that the president is secretly trying to save the world from a global pedophilia …

QAnon

QAnon is terrifying. This is why.

“The Storm is coming,” say the conspiracy theorizers whose grotesque imaginings terrified the country to attention this week. Maybe they’re right.<p>QAnon adherents encourage those seeking the truth to “follow the White Rabbit,” but it’s hard to hop down this hole without getting totally lost in their …

QAnon

QAnon: latest Trump-linked conspiracy theory gains steam at president's rallies

There’s something unusual about every Donald Trump rally, in the sense that it’s strange for a politician who won office relatively recently to keep holding campaign rallies.<p>But Trump’s most recent rally, in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night, was unusual even by his standards, with a sudden …

Donald Trump

QAnon conspiracy blew up because of a bigger internet problem

Six years or a lifetime ago, outgoing <i>Daily Show</i> anchor Jon Stewart began mocking Fox News with the nickname "bullshit mountain." It was an …

Internet

QAnon Is Even Blowing Conservative Media’s Minds

After a Trump rally this week, right-wing outlets can’t ignore the bizarre and growing conspiracy theory, but it may be too crazy even for them.<p>Juan …

Donald Trump

What Is QAnon? The Conspiracy Theory Tiptoeing Into Trump World

As the cameras rolled on President Trump's campaign rally for GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida on Tuesday night, a peculiar sign appeared in view.<p>"We are Q."<p>Journalists at the event noted multiple attendees carrying signs and wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the name "QAnon."<p>The shirts and signs …

QAnon

What is QAnon? Explaining the bizarre rightwing conspiracy theory

Imagine a mix of Pizzagate, InfoWars and the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, multiplied by the power of the internet<p>If you happened to be watching YouTube videos on Monday morning and were struck by an urge to check in on one of America’s most beloved movie stars, you were in for a nasty …

Tom Hanks

The father of virtual reality on how Facebook is messing with your mind

<b>Jaron Lanier</b> is a scientist, musician, and writer best known for his work in virtual reality and his advocacy of humanism and sustainable economics …

Social Media

I'm Amazed By How Much I Love These Earbuds

A weird thing about reviewing gadgets for a living is that my neighbors notice. Sometimes they just call me out for getting a lot packages in the …

Consumer Tech

Tiny Microlino EV now street legal in Europe, moving into production

Initially revealed back in early 2016, the Microlino promised a new electric interpretation of the classic 1950s bubble car, the BMW Isetta. After …

Electric Vehicles

Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason

In June 2016, Antonio Perkins unintentionally broadcast his own death to the world. It was a sunny day in Chicago, and he was sharing it on Facebook Live, a platform for distributing video in real-time, released just a few months earlier.<p>The video is long. It features Perkins doing mundane summer …

Facebook Live

Upgrade Your Movie Nights With This Portable Mini Cinema

Sure, summer is a time for getting outside, swimming in the ocean and grilling on the back porch. But it’s also a time when some of the most anticipated shows and movies are being released on streaming sites.<p>So, if you’re the kind of person who loves to spend a hot summer evening in a cool movie …

Portable

Segway’s whacky new roller shoes will cost $399

Did you know Segway is making a pair of self-balancing roller shoes? It is! The company has been tinkering with all sorts of new form factors since it was acquired by Ninebot in 2015, from half-sized Segways to kick scooters. Next up: inline… shoe… platform things.<p>Called the Segway Drift W1s, they …

Hoverboards

North Korea has 2.6 million ‘modern slaves,’ new report estimates

North Korea has the highest prevalence of modern slavery in the world, with 1 out of every 10 citizens considered victims, according to estimates included in a new report.<p>More than 2.6 million people live under slavery in the country, the vast majority of them forced to work by the state, the 2018 …

North Korea

These 25 Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Will Blow Your Mind

Science fiction has the power to transport us to other dimensions, expand the boundaries of our imaginations, and teach us very important lessons about being leaders and adapting to change. Once you've read through all the best sci-fi classics, you might be ready to cozy up on the couch with a …

Science Fiction

I Deleted All My Social Media Accounts Last Year. Here’s How My Life Has Changed.

In the seven years since I first begged my mom for permission to create a Facebook profile, I tried and failed to reduce my social media usage countless times.<p>I deleted apps from my phone, created mini-challenges for myself like seeing how long I could go without posting ― I even deactivated my …

Social Media

Apple pulls controversial conspiracy app from the App Store

Apple has removed QDrops, a $0.99 paid app designed to promote a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton and a supposed child sex ring, from the App Store.<p>Despite its pro-free speech position, Apple was clear to distance itself from apps which break its user guidelines.<p>“The App Store has always …

Former Children of God member details life in the apocalyptic sex cult that lured Hollywood celebs

Flor Edwards believed she was going to die at age 12.<p>The now-36-year-old escaped the doomsday cult Children of God, the same group that Hollywood celebrities like Rose McGowan and brothers Joaquin and River Phoenix were raised in. The cult also reportedly lured Fleetwood Mac’s Jeremy Spencer.<p>The …

Suicides up across the US: Here are the 10 states with the highest rates

A new report posted Thursday by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that suicide rates increased in every state but one from 1999 to 2016.<p>What did the report show?<p>Suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S.: In 2016, nearly 45,000 people were lost to suicide. And over the …

A widow struggles to make sense of suicide when there were no signs

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was the positive, glass-half-full one in their marriage. He was the problem-solver with boundless energy. He was the one who saw the good in life and, when she was down, lifted her up.<p>So when Uschi Stokes' 43-year-old husband, Aaron, went to a shooting range last year and took his own …

Mental Health

#QANON Conspiracy Theorists Are Hunting for 'Child Sex Camps' in the Arizona Desert

A veteran’s charity in Arizona is hunting pedophiles in Tucson and asking the internet for help.<p>On May 29, Lewis Arthur and Veterans on Patrol (VOP)—a Tucson area charity that helps homeless veterans—stumbled upon a makeshift homeless shelter and decided it was a child sex trafficking dungeon. …

Edward Snowden: There's No One Trump Loves More Than Vladimir Putin

But don't count on Robert Mueller to nail him, the NSA whistleblower warns.<p>It’s clear Donald Trump is a huge fan of Russian President Vladimir Putin. But whistleblower Edward Snowden says Americans shouldn’t get their hopes up that special counsel Robert Mueller is going to nail the U.S. president …

Donald Trump

All 34 of Chile’s Catholic bishops resign in fallout from huge child sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis also under fire for his support of Chilean bishop who allegedly covered up abuse.<p>All 34 of Chile’s Catholic bishops have submitted their …

'CEOs don't want this released': US study lays bare extreme pay-ratio problem

The first comprehensive study of CEO-to-worker pay reveals an extraordinary disparity – with the highest gap approaching 5,000 to 1<p>The first comprehensive study of the massive pay gap between the US executive suite and average workers has found that the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio has now …

Keith Ellison

This $26 spy pen covertly records audio and 1080p video

If you have a need to record something covertly, there are few gadgets that will do a better job than the FabQuality 1080p HD Hidden Camera Spy Pen. …

The toxic legacy of Canada's CIA brainwashing experiments: 'They strip you of your soul'

Sarah Anne Johnson had always known the broad strokes of her maternal grandmother’s story. In 1956, Velma Orlikow checked herself into a renowned Canadian psychiatric hospital, the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal, hoping for help with postpartum depression.<p>She was in and out of the clinic for …

Canadian Government

When conspiracy theories become weaponized

How a rage-fueled fever dream named QAnon took over the internet.<p>For a brief, unsettling moment this past weekend, one of the internet’s nastiest …

QAnon

Doogee built a truly bezel-and-notch-free phone with a clever sliding design

Doogee has built a name for itself the last few years thanks to super-cheap smartphones with thin bezels. But while previous designs have been rather uninspired, an upcoming model, the Mix 4, actually looks pretty sweet. Instead of hiding cameras, sensors, and speakers in a thin bezel or notch, the …