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Miscellaneous | Opinion

Chipping away at choice

If I’m to believe those who know what they’re talking about, it’s not a matter of if the Supreme Court will take up a case that restricts or even bans certain kinds of abortions, it’s a matter of when.

Miscellaneous | Chicagoey Stuff

Carol’s Pub: Uptown’s famous late-night honky tonk tavern is back from the dead and good as ever. | Bars in Uptown, Chicago

The last time I went to Carol’s Pub—before it closed in 2016 due to tax debt—was a Friday night in the dead of winter. The place was packed from wall to wall, a

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Freedom from religious discrimination

In this current socio-political climate, it’s become increasingly difficult to have certain conversations without them devolving into arguments.

Health & Fitness | News Items

Fake News Influences Voters and Leads to False Memories

Fake news almost certainly influences voters, and can even cause many to form false memories based on fabricated news reports they've seen, a new study finds.

News | Animal Links

Dogs are Better at Communicating Emotions to Owners than Cats

A new study conducted in Denmark concludes that pet owners develop a special sensitivity to all dogs' and cats' whines, whimpers, barks, and meows.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Find Alzheimer Medications May Help Treat Autistic Children

Scientists at work in a laboratory. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Israeli researchers have found that a medication used to treat Alzheimer’s …

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple reportedly launching new iPhone Pro and iPads with better cameras, 16-inch MacBook Pro and new AirPods | TechCrunc

Apple is getting ready for its usual fall iPhone launch event, which is rumored to be happening September 10, though the event hasn’t been officially confirmed this year. A new report from Bloomberg offers a preview of the lineup of hardware products Ap

Sports | SPORTS

Barnwell - Realistic 2019 goals for the NFL's 10 worst teams

What qualifies as a successful season for the 10 teams with the worst playoff chances? Here's what each needs to see.

Politics | POLITICS

The Political Perils Of Supporting Israel

Long before Donald Trump came around, conservative Jews argued that Jewish Democrats would have to deal with the anti-Israel faction in their party.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Everywhere You Can Get Free Food for Signing Up for Restaurant Reward Programs - Thrillist

Nothing in life is truly free. The maxim is largely true, but it's true 100% of the time with restaurants. Nonetheless, you can swap an e...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel's 10 'Hottest' Startups In 2019, According to WIRED Magazine

Zebra Medical, AppsFlyer, Deep Instinct were among the Israeli startups selected by the renowned American tech magazine for its Europe's 100 startups annual round-up. | NoCamels

News | Hollywood

Brendan Fraser on His Comeback, Disappearance, and the Experience that Nearly Ended His Career

The actor talks about being sexually harassed over a decade ago, and the result of speaking up: “The silence was deafening.”

Sports | Cycling

8 Amazing Bike Rides In Los Angeles: LAist

8 great rides that take place on roads that are entirely car-free or have light traffic — and they work for folks of all fitness levels.

Sports | Cycling

An inside look at the complexities of Eritrean cycling

The African nation of Eritrea has a passionate relationship with bike racing — and a complex relationship with the rest of the world

Music | Music

Flor De Toloache Adds A Twist To Traditional Mexican Mariachi | NBC Latino | NBC News

Meet the all-women mariachi band, Flor De Toloache, that's challenging the status quo and empowering women through their music. » Subscribe to NBC News: http...

Sports | Cycling

Documentary Epic Israel 2018 | The Ultimate Holy Land Mountain Bike Challenge

This is the 6th Ford Epic Israel powered by Trek and the first time it's taken place in the Jerusalem hills. Around 600 riders started the race at Ya'arim Ho...

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Here’s what we want to see in a fourth Matrix movie - The Verge

Original Matrix trilogy director Lana Wachowski is working on a fourth Matrix film with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. But how could they continue the story when both Neo and Trinity are dead? We asked the Verge staff to lay out their hopes for the fi

Music | Music

Taylor Swift Says She Plans to Re-Record Her Back Catalog to Regain Control of Her Masters | Pitchfork

Back in June, Swift referred to Scooter Braun’s acquisition of her master rights as her “worst case scenario”

Politics | From CNN

Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week - CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump spent most of last week at his Bedminster golf club, where he sometimes retreats from the public eye. When he left Washington for New Jersey, we thought there was a chance it would be a quiet week in presidential dishonesty.

Business & Finance | Startups

The alternative to VC investing everyone has been waiting for? | Sifted

It is no secret most VCs aren't profitable. So is this members-only blockchain token-based intestment club a better alternative?

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Will Star a Mixed-Breed Rescue Dog Named Monte | Mental Floss

Instead of looking for a purebred star, Disney stayed true to the source material and cast a rescue mutt to play Tramp in the upcoming 'Lady and the Tramp' remake.

History | History

U.S. History Doesn’t Need To Be ‘Reframed’ Around Identity Politics; It Already Has Been

The myth that students and readers are getting some rose-colored version of American history is nonsense. So what is the 1619 Project really trying to do?

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Could racing drones be the answer to the fire-kite threat? | ISRAEL21c

Israeli startup Xtend aims to turn a leisure drone-racing activity into an effective strategy for saving lives.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Journeys in time and space: why BBC Studios has created a Doctor Who episode in VR | The Drum

To coincide with our Future of TV issue, The Drum spoke to BBC Studios to find out how the Beeb’s commercial arm is innovating in interactive and immersive media, from VR to MR to video games.

Entertainment | Podcasts

How Conan O’Brien and Other Top Hosts Are Tapping Into the Podcast Revolution – Variety

Podcasting is booming as stars like Conan O'Brien enter the field and capitalization skyrockets. Just how much upside does the format have?

Entertainment | Star Trek News

How Star Trek's Movie and TV Worlds Could Become the Next MCU | Digital Trends

The merger of Viacom and CBS could mean big things for the Star Trek universe, particularly when it comes to combining the sci-fi franchise's television and movie worlds into a single, cohesive mythology. Here's why that's a good thing for Star Trek fans.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Mystery of the Himalayas’ Skeleton Lake Just Got Weirder

Every summer, hundreds of ancient bones emerge from the ice. A new genetic study helps explain how they got there.

Science & Technology | Tech

Microsoft hires former Siri boss for AI leadership role | VentureBeat

After stints at Apple and Amazon, Bill Stasior is joining Microsoft in a move that will impact the Redmond giant's AI strategies.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture & Interior Design

How to Make a Bedroom Look Expensive With $200 at IKEA

Shop a home editor's IKEA bedroom edit. Here's exactly how to make a bedroom look expensive without spending more than $200 at the Swedish retailer.

Music | Music

Metallica donates more than $277,000 to pediatric cancer hospital in Romania

Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The Matrix saga set to continue with a FOURTH film starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Moss | Daily Mail Online

The Matrix will return for a fourth film with Keanu Reeves reprising his role as kung fu-kicking, shades-wearing hero Neo, studio Warner Bros revealed on Tuesday.

Science & Technology | Science

NASA confirms mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to explore its icy oceans | TechCrunch

NASA has confirmed a mission to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, will indeed happen. The mission was initially explored starting in 2017, with the space agency looking for reports on how it might proceed, and now NASA has said it will go ahead and mov

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook will use journalists to curate news, opening itself to more bias allegations - Los Angeles Times

Facebook's news curation move will fire up critics who believe it suppresses conservative viewpoints. But it may reduce complaints of viral garbage.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Bond 25: No Time to Die - Release Date, Cast, Plot and More

The 25th chapter of the James Bond film series will mark the last movie where Daniel Craig plays the British spy.

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Inside Job of Creating Peace - by Doc Childre

Many people hope and pray to find peace in their lives, especially during times of stress and uncertainty. Finding peace is an inside job – something we can learn to create. Research studies have shown that individuals, groups and organizations are capa

Health & Fitness | Health News

Improving Your Neck Placement: a New Metaphor | Gokhale Method Institute

Note the forward head and neck placement of both these High Street pedestrians. This usually results from tucking the pelvis (see the man (right)), but can also become a habit independent of pelvic position (see woman (left)). Here our Bristol teacher Cl

History | History

Did Arab Violence Really Start With the 'Occupation'? | HonestReporting

 Arab violence is frequently justified because of the "Naqba" of 1948 and the "occupation" of 1967. After all, they insist, Jews forced Arabs from

History | Archeology

UNC Charlotte Team Discovers Evidence of the Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem | Jewish & Israel News

An archeological dig in the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun. The director of the archaeological team excavating Mount …

Entertainment | Entertainment

Disney+ will stream on these devices at launch - The Verge

Disney has confirmed its first global launches for the company’s upcoming Disney+ subscription service, and it outlined which devices will be able to access it on day one.

History | History

Why Israel is the sole sovereign of the Temple Mount

If I were Israel's ambassador to Jordan, and I were called in for a dressing down over Israel's actions on

Music | Music

All Of The Elements That Made You First Fall In Love With Sleater-Kinney Are Still Here | Pitchfork

St. Vincent’s sleek, streamlined production stands out from the rest of the band’s catalog, but all of the elements you first fell in love with are still here.

Entertainment | HBO

How Succession gets the digital media world excruciatingly right

Once again, Logan has all his children firmly under his thumb, each completely vulnerable to his capriciousness. A recap of ‘Vaulter,’ episode 2 of season 2 of Succession on HBO.

News | The News

LA residents fed up with officials, demand change after homeless crisis spirals in city

It’s the stale stench of liquor and human waste that hits you first. Then it's visual -- row after row of dirty tarp tents crammed together on the sidewalk next to piles rotting trash and broken appliances. There are half-dressed, drugged-out shells of

Entertainment | Television

Here's When Your Favorite TV Shows Return! - Thrillist

From new shows like 'His Dark Materials' to returning faves like 'Peaky Blinders,' our 2019 TV guide is your friend.