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How American Politics Became So Exhausting

In a new book, the writer Alan Jacobs looks at why it’s impossible for people who disagree to hold a civilized conversation.  

Bay Area political events: climate change, sexual minorities

Political events in the Bay Area Wednesday Climate change: Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, hosts a “conversation on climate change” with UC Berkeley Professor Daniel Kammen and Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown. The event is from 7 to 8 p.m. Show More Summary

Trump Impeachment: Twelve Republican Senators Could Vote Against POTUS

Trump impeachment talks have been water-cooler conversation since the president took office. The general consensus has been that with a Republican-controlled House and Senate, a Trump impeachment is impossible to achieve. However, aShow More Summary

Why do we assume nothing came of Don Jr.'s meeting?

I've found it a little odd how much of the conversation about the meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Kremlin-linked lawyer has taken as a given that the meeting didn't amount to much. It's not impossible. Russian oligarchs...Show More Summary

As Paris Shows, Our Climate Debate Is Impossible to Navigate

As today has shown once again, one of the key problems with our debate over the ideal climate policy is that those who drive the conversation simply refuse to draw a bright enough line between the problem and the response. It is possible...Show More Summary

How To Master Difficult Conversations At Work

It’s safe to say that no one likes workplace confrontation. However,  avoiding these kinds of interactions at work is practically impossible. Whether you are leading a team, a company or just your own task list, there will be times where you’ll need to face difficult conversations at work. Show More Summary

From a Testosterone Candle to Impossible Shoes, Meditations on the Trans Experience

7 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

By warping the perceived roles and aesthetics of everyday objects, Jes Fan makes space for marginalized identities and conversations. The post From a Testosterone Candle to Impossible Shoes, Meditations on the Trans Experience appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Creators of Titan Note voice recorder think it can take better notes

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Have you ever needed to transcribe a spoken conversation into text? You either have to take impossibly fast notes in real-time or make a recording for transcription later. The creators of the Titan Note device, currently on Indiegogo,...Show More Summary

Successfully Co-Parenting through Divorce

Dear Mr. Dad: My wife and I are in the midst of what’s turning out to be a rather unpleasant divorce. We can’t stand to be anywhere near each other and conversations are pretty much impossible. The only thing we agree on (besides that...Show More Summary

“Secret Witness” In Robert Durst Murder Case Spills Details

8 months agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

While Nathan Chavin acknowledged that Robert Durst was his best friend, he also related conversations with Kathleen in which she described her husband as "impossible," and chillingly claimed to be afraid that he would hurt her. The post “Secret Witness” In Robert Durst Murder Case Spills Details appeared first on CrimeFeed.

Navigating Open Enrollment – Or, Why Informed Choices in Healthcare Are Nearly Impossible

Like many Americans, I have been covered by employer-sponsored health plans for the entirety of my professional career. As such, the open enrollment period that has garnered so many headlines over the last few years has conversely been of little … Read more ›

Seth Meyers Crammed a Year of Insane Politics Into One Closer Look Segment

While 2016 will be remembered for plenty of monumental events, it would be impossible to pretend that anything more dominated America's conversation and television screen than the presidential election. Seth Meyers returned to his Late Night desk for the year's last Closer Look segment on New Year's Eve. While Meyers ... More »

A Fort on a Rock is Perfect for an English Adventure

We’re flying low over the English Channel, looking down at a fortress almost camouflaged on the rocky shore of a tiny island. Conversation is impossible above the din of the engine, so the 10 other passengers and I sit in silence throughout...Show More Summary

This election showed that ‘stick to sports’ is silly, if not impossible

11 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Anywhere you went over the past six months, you were inevitably drawn into conversation about the presidential election. No matter how hard you might have wished to avoid Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, you couldn’t walk through an airport without hearing about them on TV. You couldn’t hop in an uber without the driver bringing them up. Show More Summary

Is Anything Fun On the Internet Right Now?

11 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This is normally where we roundup all the fun and rage and conversation starters on the internet. It's a hard day for that, if not impossible. Here's what's going on today. There's some politics (but no Him), some puppies,...

Translating the Untranslatable

Recommended Reading: In which a great translator takes on a nearly impossible project: “Schmidt violates the rules of orthography and punctuation throughout the book, and its sprawling conversations cover James Joyce, trees, magic, the moon, and Xerxes, among many other things. Show More Summary

The Impossible Conversation: Talking To Children About Islamophobia

By Waheeda Saif, LMHC Waheeda Saif is a licensed mental health counselor with a Masters degree in Counseling from Boston College, and over a decade of experience in the field of Trauma. She works at the Riverside Trauma Center as a Trauma Responder and Senior Trainer. Show More Summary

Apple Tracks Who You Contact on Messages, Stores Logs for 30 Days

Conversations in the Messages app feature end-to-end encryption that makes the content of the messages impossible to decipher, but according to documentation found by The Intercept, Apple tracks who its customers send iMessages to and...Show More Summary

WhatsApp now makes it impossible to ignore annoying people in group chats

WhatsApp has quietly added the ability for users in group chats to tag other participants, so they receive a notification even if they’ve muted the conversation. The feature works on Android and iOS, but not on the desktop app. You’re probably not going to like this if, like me, you’re in a number of groups that you didn’t ask to be invited to. Show More Summary

Why STEM subjects and fashion design go hand in hand

Mark Liu writing in the The Conversation image via The fashion industry evokes images of impossibly beautiful people jet setting around the world in extravagant finery. Like a moth to the flames, it draws many of our most creative young minds. Show More Summary

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