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The celebrities who have said #MeToo about sexual assault and harassment

The celebrities who have said #MeToo about sexual assault and harassment

#YouToo have seen #MeToo.Stories of sexual harassment and assault have dominated the cultural conversation for the past week. Hundreds of thousands of women have taken to social media to share that they have been harassed or assaulted by men. Celebri...
Updated: 11 hours ago
PolitiFact: Here’s why Donald Trump’s definition of fake news is wrong

PolitiFact: Here’s why Donald Trump’s definition of fake news is wrong

When PolitiFact fact-checks fake news, we are calling out fabricated content that intentionally masquerades as news coverage of actual events.When President Donald Trump talks about fake news, he means something else entirely.Instead of fabricated co...
Updated: 11 hours ago
An excerpt from a biography of a friendship

An excerpt from a biography of a friendship

The Firebrand and the First Lady by historian Patricia Bell-Scott is a sort of biography of a friendship between one of the best-known women of the 20th century, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Pauli Murray, a descendant of slaves and civil rights ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Perspective: People love to live in places that are at risk for disasters, ‘and this is what happens’

Perspective: People love to live in places that are at risk for disasters, ‘and this is what happens’

Joel Achenbach California was burning and emergency management officials in Sacramento, Calif., were listing the latest statistics about the fires, the firefighters, the acres burned, the fatalities, the missing people, the number of tanker planes an...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Perspective: Confessions of a sensible gun owner

Perspective: Confessions of a sensible gun owner

BEND, Ore. — When we hike together, my oldest son, who is 5, scans the ground for the perfect "gun." His ideal stick has an ergonomic crook in it and is a comfortable size to hold. When he finds one like that, he lifts it for a test fire —...
Published: 10/13/17

Perspective: I'm dying of brain cancer. I prepared to end my life. Then I kept living.

In April 2015, at the age of 55, I was diagnosed with one of the most lethal and aggressive brain tumors, a brainstem glioblastoma multiforme in an advanced stage. The prognosis was both grim and precise: Without treatment, I might have a few months;...
Published: 10/13/17
Perspective: Teens' smartphones in their hands, social media sadness in their hearts

Perspective: Teens' smartphones in their hands, social media sadness in their hearts

Jean Twenge had never seen anything like it. The San Diego State University professor in personality psychology had been studying generational differences for 25 years, since she was a 22-year-old Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan. Her rese...
Published: 10/13/17
Perspective: Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize for making economics more human — and more real

Perspective: Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize for making economics more human — and more real

In 1996, an Israeli psychologist named Amos Tversky was curiously, but fulsomely, eulogized for having urged economists to put down their formulas and look out the window to see people as they really are.The first to do so was Richard Thaler, an econ...
Published: 10/13/17
Alaska eruptions may have dried up ancient Egyptians’ Lower Nile

Alaska eruptions may have dried up ancient Egyptians’ Lower Nile

Did violent volcanoes in Russia, Greenland and Alaska affect the lives of ancient Egyptians? It may sound improbable, but according to a new study, the answer is yes. In a paper published Tuesday in Nature Communications, a team of researchers shows ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Perspective: Puerto Rico's endless waiting game

Perspective: Puerto Rico's endless waiting game

Maybe it's time the territory takes its future into its hands and demands representation.
Published: 10/05/17
Updated: 10/06/17