The President’s Biased Survey on Media Bias

By Cory Casey and Chris Hubble Asmarket research professionals, we’ve spent a collective 40 years in the business of gathering, listening, and interpreting the amazingly diverse opinions of Americans and their fellow humans around the world. Above all else it has been a passion, a joy, a constant surprise, ...

Bruce Lee: The Inevitability of Success

In 1969, nobody expected a thin Asian man with a high pitched voice to become one of the most influential characters of the 20th century.Nobody knew, that is, except Bruce Lee.That year, Bruce Lee wrote a letter to himself:My Definite Chief AimI, Bruce Lee, will be the first ...

How to turn milk green

Cow’s milk accounts for almost 3 % of global greenhouse gas emissions, but skimming the waste from dairy production in Europe could make the business much more sustainable.Each year, around 140 million tonnes of raw milk is produced across Europe which requires an average energy input of 18 400 GWh. To put that ...

Chasing Cats

For Hiro, it started in the fifth grade, on the mountain paths of Tonodake.Bored and restless, he began throwing stones at passing hikers. In a fit of rage, his parents left him at a small wooden bench between rest stops, some three hours up the mountain.The plan was ...

SJW Behaviors That Hurt Social Justice

While the term Social Justice has been around since the 1840s, Warrior wasn’t added to mean a specific kind of actively progressive person until the 1990s, when it enjoyed a short-lived decade or so as a term solely of praise. Somewhere in Obama’s first ...

Welcome to Series, a new type of story on Medium

Readers spend almost five million hours per month on Medium, following the latest smart ideas from their favorite writers. Today, we’re introducing a new type of story to Medium for readers who just can’t wait for that next post: Series. Series are mobile stories that can be added ...

Trump, Affleck, ‘La La Land’ And The Unendingly Low Bar For White Men

I’ve spent the last eight years pretty confident that George W. Bush would be the dumbest president I’d see in my lifetime. His sartorial blunders, which seem pretty tame now, were legendary and pop culture cornerstones for years. The “fool me once” bit or the “put food on ...

Why The Giving Tree Makes You Cry (and It’s Not Why You Think)

Like many parents before me, I read The Giving Tree to my child and started crying. So I set out to discover why. The other night my four-year-old son approached me with Shel Silverstein’s classic picture book The Giving Tree. I didn’t know we ...

As A Trans Woman, I’ve Seen Nerd Culture’s Misogyny From Both Sides

People thought my nerdy interests would change. They didn’t—but my relationship with them did.In June of 2015 I picked up the phone and dialed my old friend Rick’s number, guided by the muscle memory of having done it so many times before. This time, the topic ...

America’s Hidden Energy Crisis

If Competitive Electricity is Such A Good Business, Why Are Companies Closing Power Plants, Taking Write-Downs, Seeking Bankruptcy Protection and Scrambling for the Exits?Acasual observer scanning the headlines might conclude that America’s biggest energy challenge involves the Trump Administration’s position on climate change, whatever that turns ...