The first Democratic primary debate of the year, and the last one before the Iowa caucuses, is happening tonight at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The whittled-down event will feature only six presidential hopefuls, meaning (in theory) much more screen time for most of the candidates. Here’s the lineup: … [Read more...] about How to watch the 2020 Democratic debate live on CNN for free without cable
One false match can lead to missed flights, lengthy interrogations, tense police encounters, false arrests, or worse. But the technology’s flaws are only one concern. Accurate or not, face recognition technology threatens to forever alter our free society, eroding the little remaining semblance of privacy guaranteed under the Fourth Amendment and turning us all into subjects to be monitored, tracked, and scrutinized wherever we go. … [Read more...] about Despite what you may think, face recognition surveillance isn’t inevitable
By letting the woe-is-me of not being involved go unspoken, and instead critiquing the process, Patrick came off by far as the least embarrassing lower-tier candidate. Everyone else offered mostly sour grapes, trolling, or a vision of an alternate universe where their absence from the debate is the cause of their electoral unpopularity rather than a reflection of it. … [Read more...] about Bloomberg haunted the Dem debate with fake irony on Twitter. Here’s how the other absent candidates fared.
So, when you notice yourself tense and preoccupied with anxious thoughts, try shifting your attention to the sensations of your breathing, wherever you notice it in your body. Bodily tension naturally dissipates with the shift in focus, and a feeling of greater calm follows. Don’t expect attention to stay there; it won’t. Just notice that attention goes back to worries, and gently return it to breathing. … [Read more...] about We all spend too much time worrying, so try this calming trick
Over the past five years, black consumers’ spending on chemical relaxers has plummeted by more than 30%, according to the analyst group Mintel, and more than 79% of those consumers report wearing a natural hairstyle–‘fro, braids, locs–within the past year. Having traditionally neglected the specific and varied hair needs of black consumers, multinational corporations such as Unilever are throwing more resources behind entries into the space (and occasionally stumbling badly over racial land mines, as Dove did with a controversial TV ad in October). Two years ago, PDC Brands, the maker of Calgon and Dr. Teal’s, acquired Cantu, a favorite brand of naturalistas. A year before that, Carol’s Daughter—founded by former Cosby Show writers’ assistant Lisa Price and boasting such celebrity investors as music mogul Jay-Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith–was scooped up by beauty giant L’Oréal. And earlier this year, Pantene, owned by … [Read more...] about SheaMoisture’s Tangled Future