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Is Santa a Republican or Democrat? Here's What Prominent Politicial Minds in Washington Think

Although nothing is known about Santa Claus' true political preferences, two Washington Post reporters surveyed prominent politicians, political consultants and lobbyists from both sides of the isle about where they think Santa falls on the political spectrum.

Two ways to keep your mind sharp as you get older

21 hours agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

This is the season when we tend to appreciate even more than the rest of the year that the best gift any of us can get is good health, but unfortunately it's not something anybody else can give us. As...

TY KU Christmas Cocktails! These Holiday Spirits Will Lift YOUR Holiday Spirit!!

When you think of Christmas, you might not automatically scream out SAKE! But after trying these TY KU Christmas cocktails we bet you'll change your mind!! [ Related: TY KU Sake Holiday Pairing Cheat Sheet! ] We've got two new delicious recipes to lift your holiday spirit! Here's how to make Poinsettia Punch and TY KU Kane: Poinsettia Punch - [...]

30 Days of Online Dating: My First Tinder Date

Date 1/30: Tinder James Mimicking form. Never fails. After that scintillating opener, Tinder James and I immediately (read: two days later) launch into a standard Tinder convo: Current state of mind (spectacular), mutual friends (one...Show More Summary

Millions March NYC v. Santacon: The Role of Millenials in Activism

I often feel like I see two distinct angles of the current generation of 20-30 year olds -- one: activist minded, diverse, outspoken, righteous; the other: success-minded, largely homogenous, apolitical. Both, riding a wave of technological advances making it easier than ever to share ideas. Show More Summary

Millions March NYC v. Santacon: The Role of Millenials in Activism

I often feel like I see two distinct angles of the current generation of 20-30 year olds -- one: activist minded, diverse, outspoken, righteous; the other: success-minded, largely homogenous, apolitical. Both, riding a wave of technological advances making it easier than ever to share ideas. Show More Summary

Theo Prins turns his eye to the world of Tyria and the vast expanses of Guild Wars 2

When gamers think of Guild Wars 2, the concept art created by Kekai Kotaki and Richard Andersen (who are also two of the best fantasy/science fiction cover artists working today) comes blazingly to mind. It’s rich and unique, broad and diverse. Show More Summary

When flying is the last thing on our minds

It’s the time of year when we can be glad any flying is over for a week or two, and we can enjoy some good times with family and friends. Getting through Tullamarine this morning took all of 20 easy minutes, including a checked bag that could have gone missing three times between Toulouse and [...]

A Brief Compendium of Prince Harry Holding Things

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Does anything really happen in the last two weeks of the year? If it did, would you care? Welcome to Brain Dead Fortnight. Sit back, pour some cider, and enjoy our seriously stupid stories with the 1/8 of your mind that is still functioning over the holidays. In his travails... More »

Man Fitted With Dual Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Arms

In a world’s first, a double-amputee, with arms missing at shoulder level, received two prostheses, each of which he is able to control intuitively with his mind and manipulate different joints to control a total of 30 degrees of motion. Show More Summary

Let Love Arise

From protest to brutal killings, this is not what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had in mind. The tragedy of two New York City cops losing their lives makes me question, "Where is the love?" Senseless crimes are destroying families and taking...Show More Summary

The Top 15 Things Marilyn Monroe Didn’t Say

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Does anything really happen in the last two weeks of the year? If something did, would you care? Welcome to Brain Dead Fortnight. Sit back, pour some cider, and enjoy our seriously stupid stories with the one eighth of your mind that is still functioning over the holidays. Marilyn Monroe... More »

Where do Jane Jacobs and Wendell Cox Intersect?

I have been pondering lately, there is an intersection at life itself, but where do these two thinkers actually have intersections of thought? Any ideas? Thoughts? Throw in some comments on anything that pops into your mind and we’ll get a conversation going. Context: Follow the links for context on who Wendell Cox is and […]

VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with his mind

The future of prosthetics is here after researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory completed a groundbreaking experiment that gave a double amputee the ability to control his prosthetics using only his mind. Les Baugh, who lost his arms 40

Star Citizen's Chris Roberts doffs hat to Elite: Dangerous

In the battle for the hearts and minds of space sim fans, it's easy to imagine Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous going head to head in some galaxy class shootout. This perceived battle between two competing products, however, appears to be far from the truth. Show More Summary

Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind And Thoughts [Video]

A Colorado man, a double amputee, has been able to use his mind and thoughts to control a pair of shoulder-level robotic prosthetic arms for the first time. Les Baugh, who was participating in the decades-long Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program, lost both arms in an electrical accident about four decade ago. Show More Summary

Newswire: Two British teenagers have invented a device that pauses the TV when you fall asleep

Now that no one can afford to buy a house, falling asleep in front of the TV when you’re not even drunk has become the most reliable benchmark of adulthood that we have. The ensuing slow decay of body and mind just became a little easier...Show More Summary

Anthropologies/Savage Minds student debt survey: THE DEBTORS

Earlier this year I posted two informal student debt surveys here on Savage Minds as part of the Anthropologies issue on Student Debt. Both of these surveys focused on student debt in anthropology. Here at long last are some of the results. (Sorry for taking so long  to get to this…I was writing a dissertation […]

Putin Shot Down a Plane! Putin Shot Down a … What? Never Mind

Search for “Malaysian Airlines Flight 17? on the New York Times website and you’ll find a page promoting three articles from July, two hyping the idea that Russia did it and one just focused on the horror of it. Below that you’ll find 109 articles arranged from newest to oldest. The newest is from December [...]

Nostalgia for the Opposite

Jez Butterworth on writing a play about navigating the zero-sum world of opposing choices: He described it as a kind of psychological holding place as ‘nostalgia for the opposite.’ Holding two options in one’s mind simultaneously enables an emotional state—of freedom or evasiveness, depending on one’s view—in which Butterworth’s characters tend to reside. ‘The idea…

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