The Senate filibuster is an "overused tool of obstruction," says John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, and it shouldn't exist. I agree, it should be abolished, along with electoral voting and lifetime Supreme Court appointments.
It's really unfair that the show is called Scooby-Doo, when Scooby doesn't do anything. READ THE REST
In the latest episode of Slate's podcast, How To!, host Charles Duhigg interviews former U.S. Representative Katie Hill, who was shamed into resigning after her estranged husband sent unauthorized nude photos of her to a right-wing blog, and Jon Ronson, author of the book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. Hill has a new memoir, She… READ THE REST
My friends and I spent a lot of time diving with Truth Aquatics. More often we dove the Vision, but I spent many weeks on the Conception as well. NPR: The National Transportation Safety Board has placed the blame for the dive boat fire that killed 34 people on the vessel's owners. The five-member board… READ THE REST
Mid October is too early for us to start in on holiday shopping suggestions. Oh, you'll get 'em all soon enough, trust us…but with more than two months before Santa rolls into town, we're not gonna hard sell you about the holidays. However…if your shopping list may eventually include an artsy teen who's obsessed with… READ THE REST
Fidget toys are made for relieving anxiety and stress, but there's a very ephemeral quality to finding fidget toys that actually do the job. Many are just clutter on your desk or can even be just kind of annoying. But the best ones slip into your hand almost unconsciously, providing a very soothing tactility and… READ THE REST
With the announcement of the iPhone 12 just a few days ago, everybody is assessing their smartphone needs and making the big decision about upgrading. While the smartphone may be at the heart of these latest tech questions, it's probably also a good time to give your entire Apple device collection a once over and… READ THE REST