Tiffany N Giles

97 Flips | 18 Magazines | 32 Likes | 4 Following | 3 Followers | @williamstiffany | Keep up with Tiffany N Giles on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Tiffany N Giles”

Can an Algorithm Tell When Kids Are in Danger?

<b>T</b>he call to Pittsburgh’s hotline for child abuse and neglect came in at 3:50 p.m. on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving 2016. Sitting in one of 12 cubicles, in a former factory now occupied by the Allegheny County Police Department and the back offices of the department of Children, Youth and …

Domestic Violence

Beef Enchilada Casserole

This tasty Mexican-style casserole will surely become a family favorite. This is an excellent casserole to bake for a family meal. Or take it along …

You can now snort chocolate — but should you?

First came Four Loko, the alcoholic energy drink dubbed “blackout in a can.”<p>Now meet Coco Loko, a “snortable” chocolate powder being marketed as a drug-free way to get a buzz. The product, created by Orlando-based company Legal Lean, includes cacao powder, as well as gingko biloba, taurine and …

FDA

Is Trump’s Plan to Privatize Air-Traffic Control a Good Idea?

It might occasionally make flying a smoother experience. But it also might hurt smaller airports.<p>“Broken,” “horrible,” “antiquated.” Those are some of the words President Trump recently used to describe the nation’s current air-traffic control system. That system is currently managed by the Federal …

Paul Ryan: Trump asking for Comey's loyalty 'obviously' inappropriate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan said it's "obviously" inappropriate for President Donald Trump to have asked ousted FBI Director James Comey to pledge his loyalty.<p>When asked by MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday whether the request was appropriate, the Wisconsin Republican answered: …

Donald Trump

How the Six-Day War Transformed Religion

Six perspectives on how the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict changed Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and Mormonism<p>Fifty years ago this week, the Six-Day War dramatically altered geographic borders and political fortunes in the Middle East. For Israelis, the stunning 1967 victory meant an expanded country …

13 Places To Visit Before They're Gone Forever

Owing to threats such as climate change, overfishing, and ship traffic, the Great Barrier Reef is slowly deteriorating.<p><i>For</i> Architectural Digest<i>, by Hannah Huber.</i><p>With the growing concerns over everything from climate change to urban development looming over some of the most beloved locations on …

CRISPR, 5 Ways

CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is the basis for a revolutionary genome-editing technology that allows researchers to make very precise modifications to DNA.<p>The implications are enormous — not only for the treatment of disease, but also for …

Genetic Engineering

11 Eye-Opening Facts About the Thyroid

<i>The human body is an amazing thing. For each one of us, it’s the most intimate object we know. And yet most of us don’t know enough about it: its</i> …

Thyroid

Researchers say they’ve uncovered a disinformation campaign with apparent Russian link

MOSCOW — Researchers have discovered an extensive international hacking campaign that steals documents from its targets, carefully modifies them and repackages them as disinformation aimed at undermining civil society and democratic institutions, according to a study released Thursday.<p>The …

Russia

What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Do I Get Started?

Welcome to Lifehacker’s <b>Lucid Dream Workshop</b>. Each week we’ll learn a little more about the mysterious realm of sleep science, dreams, and how to …

Fourth-Graders Read Donald Trump's Speeches And It's Like They Wrote Them

Jimmy Kimmel drafted in the children to prove a point.<p>Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at the speeches President Donald Trump has been giving on his first big trip abroad as president on Thursday.<p>After likening Trump’s use of simple vocabulary in his scripted addresses to “a fourth-grade book report,” the …

Donald Trump

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

8 ways smart people act stupid

It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks …

Self-improvement

‘Supernatural’ Animated Episode to Pair the Boys With the ‘Scooby Doo’ Gang — First Look

Zoinks! The Winchester brothers are getting in 'toon with Scooby and pals.<p>The CW’s “Supernatural” has always had a little “Scooby Doo” DNA in it, and …

TV

What You Should Know If You Love Someone With High-Functioning Depression

Don't give up on them.<p>Everything feels a lot harder when you’re dealing with high-functioning depression ― including relationships.<p>Experts say the condition often isn’t noticeable to most people, because those who experience it tend to mask it well. This arguably makes the disorder difficult for …

Mental Health

Keith Olbermann: Trump May Have Committed 6 Crimes In A Single Week

"Who needs Russian smoke when the White House is on fire?”<p>Keith Olbermann is keeping score ― and, by his count, President Donald Trump could theoretically be charged with 17 counts related to six alleged crimes he says were committed over a single week.<p>In his latest “Resistance” webcast for GQ, the …

Donald Trump

3 Men, 1 Skyscraper And A Conflict-Of-Interest Concern In Foreign Policy

When President Trump recently invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House, it reopened questions about conflicts of interest between U.S. foreign policy and Trump's business interests.<p>The two presidents are connected by a Filipino businessman. Duterte last fall named Jose …

Donald Trump

What to Assemble Tonight for a Spring Breakfast Tomorrow

A make-ahead breakfast is always a good idea, but particularly in the spring, when you want to spend more time out in the mild weather and less time …

Breakfast

Trump Impeachment Likely, Says Senator Leading Committee On President’s Russian Connections

Senator Mark Warner gives two-to-one odds that Trump won't finish his term, citing mounting evidence of collusion with Russia in swaying November's …

Donald Trump

25 Mindfulness Quotes to Keep You in the Present Moment

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

6 policies Congress hid in the new spending bill

More immigrants, medical pot, and a new “golden” crab.<p>When Congress passes a spending bill, it's never just about the money: Massive omnibus legislation like the deal agreed to late Sunday are a vehicle for all kinds of changes to American policy. The headlines about the 1,665-page bill surround …

Immigration

Seth Meyers Trolls Trump Over Civil War Comment With Ken Burns Spoof

"There's a reason Abraham Lincoln is on the $5 instead of Alex Trebek."<p>Seth Meyers had a lot of material to work with on Monday night.<p>In addition to hammering Donald Trump over his recent comments praising authoritarian dictators, the “Late Night” host ridiculed the president for wondering why the …

Donald Trump

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A Massive Lake Of Molten Carbon The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered Under The US

A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US.<p>The molten carbon (primarily in the form of carbonate) …

University of London

The kids suing Donald Trump are marching to the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A 16-year-old walked up to the microphone.<p>"The state of the planet is unraveling all around us because of our addiction to fossil fuels," Xiuhtezcatl Martinez said at the steps of the US Supreme Court this week. "For the last several decades, we have been neglecting the fact that …

Climate

15 Powerful Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

Spirituality

Trump wants more power and fewer checks and balances — again

<i>Update No. 2: Trump tweeted an even-more-specific request for the nuclear option Tuesday.</i><p><i>Update May 2: Trump is indeed going ahead with a push to get rid of the filibuster, tweeting that the GOP should consider it if it can't get 60 votes to overcome the filibuster. He apparently even threatened to</i> …

Donald Trump

The Most Jaw-Dropping Natural Swimming Holes in the United States

It’s easy to assume that travelers need to trek to Thailand or some undiscovered South American waterfall to find the perfect natural swimming hole. …

Hiking