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Satanic Temple seeks to start after-school programs in nine US districts

The group said it wants to counter well-funded fundamentalist Christian organizations that it believes are eroding the separation of church and state<p>After-school religious clubs appear to be the next venture of a national group that sought to install a statue of Satan outside two state capitols to …

How to Calculate Your Total Daily Calorie Needs

A calorie is a unit of energy that your body uses to function and perform daily life sustaining activities.[1] The calories you eat from foods …

7 Reasons Why You Should Trim Your Home With White

<i>Kelly Porter, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Trim makes an appearance in just about every room we walk into. Sometimes it stands out and catches our attention right away. Other times it seems to fade into the background and we hardly notice it. Whether it’s impressive and fancy or run-of-the-mill ordinary, every …

Living Rooms

Isis admits 'minister for war' Omar the Chechen is dead

Pentagon and Syrian monitor announced in March that Abu Omar al-Shishani was killed in a US air strike in Syria, but Islamic State says he died near Mosul<p>Isis has admitted a senior leader known as Omar the Chechen is dead, months after the Pentagon and a British-based monitoring group said he was …

7 Guys Reveal What Makes Them the Best Boyfriend

"We have a jar we fill up with with memories of all of our funny moments and good times written on scraps of paper."<p>While it can sometimes feel like meeting a guy who actually treats you like a human being who deserves to be loved and appreciated is impossible, there are some rare exceptions …

Volkswagen’s new advert: a lesson in ‘cool’ parenting

In the short term, your kids might think you’re ‘hip’ and ‘rad’. But, eventually, they will come to loathe you<p>You think your childhood was tough? You think having bread and water for dinner because Dad couldn’t scrape together enough money for meat again was a trial? Spare a thought, self-centred …

The legal technicality that let BofA skate on an alleged billion-dollar mortgage fraud

If I'm ever dragged into court for a financial fraud, I want to throw myself on the mercy of Judge Richard C. Wesley.<p>Wesley is the U.S. appeals court judge in New York who, with his colleagues Reena Raggi and Christopher F. Droney, found a loophole in federal fraud law big enough for the nation's …

Bank of America

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

U.S. Spy Chief On Apple, ISIS And His Future At The CIA

Listen To Part 2 On 'All Things Considered'<p><b>Listen · 6:03</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>John Brennan is walking with a limp these days — a testament to the hazards of shoveling your own driveway. Even the director of the CIA had to dig out just like the rest of us, after last month's blizzard shut down …

Neutral parenting would encourage more girls to be scientists and engineers - top private school headteacher

If little girl wants to spend time in a fireman's outfit, 'that is to be encouraged', says mother of three girls<p>The head of a top girls’ boarding school whose alumni include Princess Alexandra and Sienna Miller says gender neutral parenting would encourage girls to be scientists and engineers.<p>Jo …

Parenting

What I Learned at a Radical Relationship Therapy Seminar

Walter Kirn finds a new route to intimacy in a Holiday Inn conference room.<p>I am sitting with my eyes closed, breathing deeply, as an eerily gentle, amplified male voice asks me to imagine the word "safe," to "touch the textures and temperatures of safety," to "breathe the air, the fragrance, of …

10 Easy Ways to Lose Weight

1 of 10<p>Thinkstock<p>Snap a Selfie<p>Turns out selfies are pretty smart. Taking a full-body photo of yourself once a week could help you shed 2.6 percent of your body weight in four months, a recent Spanish study suggests. For a 200-pound guy, that’s 5 pounds—just by snapping a few bathroom pics.<p>The study …

6 Quick High-Protein Breakfast Recipes

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Why it would be tough for Trump to bring jobs back from China

It's one of Donald Trump's favorite campaign promises.<p>"I will bring jobs back from China. I will bring jobs back from Japan. I will bring jobs back from Mexico," he said in last week's Republican debate. "I'm going to bring jobs back and I'll start bringing them back very fast."<p>That's not likely to …

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

‘The Club’ (Feb 5)<p>A Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film (and almost assuredly an Oscar nominee for that category as well), this tense drama …

Obama regrets not unifying America and 4 other State of the Union takeaways

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama issued a final passionate plea to voters on Tuesday to bridge the divide in American politics after he leaves office.<p>In his last State of the Union address delivered to a Congress that has often hobbled his ambitions, Obama expressed regret over his own role in …

Paul Ryan

7 Unromantic Facts About Online Dating

Do you remember ABC's television show <i>The Dating Game</i>? The format of the original series was simple: a bachelorette would have three minutes to ask the same set of questions to each of three hidden bachelors, and then select one bachelor as her "date" based strictly on their responses. Sometimes, …

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Non-violence

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

5 Abs Misconceptions That Will Keep You from Getting a Toned Tummy

Lies! Lies! Lies!<p>There's nothing more annoying than sticking to a healthy diet, logging countless hours at the gym, and still dealing with belly pooch that refuses to budge. Unfortunately, a lot of the methods you think sculpt flat abs are basically sexy-stomach saboteurs, and they're keeping you …

The stage is set for a 'full blown' currency war in Asia

The stage seems to be set for a full-blown currency war in Asia as Central Banks across the region are weighing their options in reaction to an overall weak global economy.<p>The Malaysian ringgit, Thai baht, and Indonesian rupiah are just a few of the Southeast Asian currencies that have initiated …

Exports

In the US economy, the moment we've all been waiting for may already be gone

But at least one economist thinks inflation may already be here.<p>So far, of course, there has been no inflation to be found anywhere. "Core" inflation — which excludes the more volatile cost of food and gas — has been running at about 1.7% or so over the past couple of years, below the Federal …

Economics

Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show

Photograph: Empics Entertainment<p>Stewart gave Barack Obama one of his toughest interviews, suggesting his 2008 election slogan should have been ‘Yes we can, …

Barack Obama

Rural women in Tunisia: ‘We have been silent for too long’ | Nay Elrahi

Tired of the challenges they face going unnoticed, growing numbers of Tunisian women are supporting a scheme designed to uphold their rights<p>Growing up in a village in north-eastern Tunisia, Ahlam Ben Ahmad had to walk up to 4km to reach a hospital, buy food or attend school. She often got sick from …

How the Islamic State uses women to control women

March 25, 2015<p><i>The Islamic State's all-female Khansaa Brigade, formed in early 2014 and charged with policing the public morality of women in A-Raqqa</i> …

Meet the Women Taking the Battle to ISIS

18-year-old YPJ (Women's Protection Unit) fighter Torin Khairegi: “We live in a world where women are dominated by men.<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Newsha Tavakolian …