Mic2 min readTech
Equifax Has Directed Followers To Fake Phishing Site For Nearly Two Weeks
In early September, Equifax, one of the three major credit monitoring bureaus, announced that it had fallen victim to a massive data breach. According to the company, an estimated 143 million Americans had their information stolen, some including cre
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Charity Navigator Explains How To Avoid Scams, Vet Organizations And Make Sure Your Donations Count
Natural disasters keep hitting the United States and other countries — from wildfires to hurricanes to earthquakes — and a lot of Americans are wondering how they can best help the people affected. Donating money to a charitable organization may seem
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The Latest ‘Overwatch’ Update To Mercy Might Be Bad News For Its Casual Player Base
Tuesday, a brand-new update hit Blizzard’s colorful, hugely popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch — and it’s forcing players who like one of the game’s most accessible characters to rethink their tried and true strategies. In the past, Overwatch’s it
Mic3 min readPolitics
There’s Nothing Surprising About A “Clean-cut American Kid” Killing Black People
A neighbor expressed shock that a "clean-cut American kid" like Kenneth Gleason could be a racist killer. But history should have prepared her.
Mic1 min readTech
Old IPhones Support Apple’s New Augmented Reality Features Too. These Are The Devices Ready For AR.
Apple took the stage early September not only to announce its $1,000 iPhone, but also to show off the wonders of augmented reality: letting apps overlay digital elements onto the world in front of you. Apple may want you to spend another $700 or more
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The 2017 Most-searched Halloween Costumes Show The Truly Bleak State Halloween Is In
Halloween, it must be said, comes at a pretty awkward time in 2017. It seems like everyone’s got something really big to worry about in the United States: health care, a nuclear war, the increasing likelihood that flared pants will make a comeback.
Mic6 min readFashion & Beauty
Meet Susan Georget, The Little-known Figure Who Shaped The Entire Plus-size Modeling Industry
At New York Fashion Week, plus-size and curve models were out in full force at shows like Prabal Gurung, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Chromat, Christian Siriano and more. While this may seem like a turning point in size inclusivity for the industry at lar
Mic2 min readPolitics
Another Top Trump Administration Official Accused Of Inappropriate Private Jet Travel
Tom Price once railed against federally funded private jet travel. Now he's taking those very same trips on the taxpayer's dime.
Mic2 min readSociety
Jeff Mateer Called Trans Children Part Of “Satan’s Plan.” Trump Nominated Him To Be A Federal Judge.
Mateer also said that same-sex marriage would open the door to "disgusting" types of unions.
Mic4 min readPolitics
What Is A CBO Score? The Methodology Behind Assessing The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Plan
The Senate only has another 10 days to pass health care reform with a simple majority — and there’s a chance they could actually do it. Sens. Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy are moving forward with the Republicans’ latest Congressional push to disman
Mic2 min readTech
Researchers Invented A Robot Muscle That Lifts 1,000 Times Its Weight
Sci-fi films and video games for years have dreamed up humanoids with super strength who could make our lives just a little bit easier. Making that a reality hasn’t been so easy. Now, a group of researchers at Columbia University have gotten us a ste
Mic2 min readPolitics
Melania Trump Condemned Bullying During UN Lunch. Is She Actually Doing Anything About It?
First lady Melania Trump condemned bullying during remarks at a United Nations luncheon Wednesday, calling on leaders to “step up, come together and ensure our children’s future is bright. “We must teach each child the values of empathy and communica
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What Does The Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet Announcement Mean For You? 3 Key Fed Meeting Takeaways
What is the Fed? What is a balance sheet — and why should you care? If you're confused about the latest Federal Reserve announcement, here's what to focus on.
Mic2 min readPolitics
Mitch McConnell Reportedly Plans To Bring Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill To A Vote In Senate
A spokesperson for Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced Wednesday that the Senate Majority Leader fully intends on bringing Graham-Cassidy, Republicans’ fifth attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to a vote in the Senate ahead of the loomi
Mic2 min readPolitics
The American People Won’t Get A Full CBO Score On Graham-Cassidy — But They Do Have Jimmy Kimmel
In May, Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to propose a litmus test to measure the compassion — if not the budgetary impact — of any congressional health care proposal. He called it the “Jimmy Kimmel Test,” a nod
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A Random Man On Twitter Tried To Body Shame Her. Her Response Is The Clapback To End All Clapbacks.
Too bad the Emmys are over — she could’ve won a lifetime achievement award and he could’ve been added to the "in memoriam."
Mic2 min readScience
Can A Bankrupt Puerto Rico Handle A Direct Hit From Maria?
Hurricane Maria threatens to add more economic stress to an island that has already been struggling under the weight of its crushing debts for years.
Mic3 min readScience
Arctic Sea Ice Hits Eighth-lowest Minimum Extent, Signaling A New Normal For Planet
Bad news for the Arctic comes as violent storms push climate change to the forefront of the public dialogue.
Mic2 min readPolitics
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Says Melania Trump Isn’t Doing Enough to Fight Cyberbullying
"If she were serious and able to follow through on it, I bet there would be so many people who would be willing to try and help her out on that,” Clinton told 'Mic.'
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How High Does Your Credit Score Really Need to Be?
Your credit score is one of your most important money numbers, so it’s important to have a good one. But what does that mean? Should you aim for a perfect score or is there a lower number that’s good enough? Around 1% of Americans have achieved that
Mic2 min readPolitics
Democratic Lawmakers Arrested Outside Trump Tower While Protesting Immigration Policy
The three Latino members of Congress were advocating for the passage of a “clean” vote on the DREAM Act.
Mic1 min readPolitics
Trump Says US May Have “No Choice but to Totally Destroy North Korea” During UN Speech
President Donald Trump will “totally destroy North Korea” if it threatens the United States or its allies, he said in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it i
Mic3 min readPolitics
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Says, “No One, Including Me, Is Saying We Will Contest the Election”
In a conversation with 'Mic,' Hillary Clinton sought to debunk reports that she would contest the outcome of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Mic3 min readSociety
The Most Wholesome Internet Trolls Ever Are Reclaiming Racist Subreddits One by One
Until recently, Reddit users who wanted to air their white supremacist views might’ve gone to the subreddit /r/Race_Realism. If they go to that page now, they’ll simply see posts about actual races — you know, the kind with fast cars that go vroom. T
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iOS 11 Still Lets People Record Your Snapchats Without Alerting You — so Watch Out
Beware: Your sexts aren’t safe. Although Apple’s iOS 11 — the new mobile operating system released in advance of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus — is a fairly small update, there are a few handy features that make it worth the download. Alon
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Toxic Gases From Diesel Cars Are Killing Thousands of People Every Year
An estimated 10,000 deaths across 30 countries are directly attributable to toxic gases emitted from diesel cars, a recent study says.
Mic4 min readSelf-Improvement
The Reason You’re More Likely to Cry on Planes
It’s a scenario we all recognize: You’re peacefully enjoying a flight one minute, and the next you’re openly sobbing at the rom-com playing on a tiny screen, hoping your seat neighbors don’t notice. Or maybe you’re feeling inexplicably high-strung an
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Georgia Tech President Blames “Outside Agitators” for Protest Following Shooting of Scout Schultz
Georgia Institute of Technology president Bud Peterson blamed “outside agitators” for a Monday night protest following a fatal shooting by campus police, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Tuesday. In a letter to the university community,
Mic3 min readPolitics
3 Takeaways From Trump’s Fiery “America First” UN Address
Trump calls on nations to "embrace their sovereignty" during his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
Mic2 min readPolitics
Trump’s North Korea Threat Isn’t New — Threatening Innocent Civilians Is His Doctrine
President Donald Trump shocked the United States and the rest of the international community Tuesday when he told the United Nations that the U.S. could be provoked to “totally destroy North Korea.” “The United States has great strength and patience,
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