What Does China’s ‘Darkening Political Climate’ Mean for the US? (The Atlantic)

WhenChinarules_AFThe Atlantic explores whether the US should alter its policies toward China in the wake of new developments, including China’s internal repression, external truculence, and indifference to its relationship with the US.  Read more.

Fake News, and How to Avoid It (LA Times)

Social media256The 2016 Presidential election was replete with fake news stories promulgated by social media—the President-elect himself has even retweeted fake statistics. Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of communication at Merrimack College, has compiled a list of “false, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical ‘news’ sources” for those who wish to rid their newsfeed of misinformation. Zimdars also provides tips for those who wish to identify fake news. Read the list here.

Five Podcasts to Help You Survive Thanksgiving with Your Family (Wired)

man covering ears noise headphonesWired has found five podcasts to help you tune out Thanksgiving if your family will not stop arguing about the election.

The podcasts span from American history to psychological thrillers. Read the list here.

Watch and Share: Check Out Polar Bear Petting New Dog Friend (KABC)

A polar bear was caught carefully petting a dog in Manitoba, Canada—striking up a curious and adorable friendship.