Ali Clark MacKeown

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Leaks Suggest Trump's Own Team Is Alarmed By His Conduct

White House leaks are common, but leakers suggesting the president might be unfit for office are not.<p>WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was confused about the dollar: Was it a strong one that’s good for the economy? Or a weak one?<p>So he made a call ― except not to any of the business leaders Trump …

Sephora Can't Keep This Moisturizer in Stock

As the groundhog determined last week, we have roughly six more weeks of winter ahead of us—potentially more if you live in an area where it seems to …

Skin Care

Seth Meyers mocks Betsy DeVos' reaction to being confirmed

Seth Meyers joined the many speaking out against Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as education secretary, imagining what her response might have been to the …

LGBTQ Advocates 'Disappointed' by DeVos Confirmation

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as education secretary head Tuesday after Vice President Mike Pence took the unprecedented step of voting to break a 50-50 tie.<p>Opposition to DeVos was intense compared to that expressed at other Trump administration Cabinet hearings; Democrats held an all-night speaking …

OK, Betsy DeVos Is Now Education Secretary, But The Fight Over Her Agenda Has Just Begun

The real power over schools doesn't rest with the Education Department.<p>WASHINGTON ― Betsy DeVos was confirmed on Tuesday, by a razor-thin margin, after an extraordinary outpouring of opposition. That means she will serve as the secretary of education.<p>When it comes to implementing her agenda for …

White House Pumps Brakes on Obamacare Replacement

Ryan looks to reframe pace set by Trump<p>The White House appears to be changing its diagnosis for President Donald Trump signing into law a measure …

7 Foolproof Ways to Avoid a Refinance Rip-Off

Here's the good news: If you've put off refinancing you're home, you're not too late. Even with recent hikes, interest rates remain at historically …

Personal Finance

'America First' Energy Plan Challenges Free Market Realities

U.S. energy policy is going through a big change under President Trump.<p>During President Barack Obama's term in office, much of the focus was on addressing climate change and renewable energy. Trump is focused on fossil fuels and putting people to work extracting them.<p>Read Donald Trump's "America …

A Conservative Answer to Climate Change

Enacting a carbon tax would free up private firms to find the most efficient ways to cut emissions.<p>Thirty years ago, as the atmosphere’s protective ozone layer was dwindling at alarming rates, we were serving proudly under President Ronald Reagan. We remember his leading role in negotiating the …

Climate

Apple hires Amazon Fire TV boss to head Apple TV division

Apple has hired Timothy Twerdahl, the director of Amazon’s Fire TV division, as a new vice president. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman first reported the news, also saying that Twerdahl will be running the Apple TV business and reporting to Greg Joswiak.<p>Twerdahl had been at Amazon since 2013, overseeing the …

Paul Ryan’s Craven Pact with Donald Trump

On Tuesday morning, at about the time that Donald Trump was casually threatening to destroy the career of a Texas state senator who had objected to laws regarding the forfeiture of property from drug suspects, House Speaker Paul Ryan and his colleagues in the House Republican leadership held their …

Donald Trump

“I Am Not Your Negro”: James Baldwin’s lesson for white America still hits home 50 years later

<b>James Baldwin in "I am not your negro" (Magnolia Pictures/Dan Budnik)</b><p>Raoul Peck’s powerful, poetic documentary weaves together past and present, bringing an American prophet to life<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>February 8, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>If 2016 is unlikely to be remembered as a banner year in American race …

Black History

5 mindless and easy ways to save money — without even trying

Do you ever find yourself feeling like there is too much month left without enough money to pay for expenses until your next paycheck comes?<p>Maybe you …

Hate Trump supporters? Hate liberals? Here's why | Marc Lewis

Deep in the brain, your amygdala generates a knee-jerk response to political enemies and other threats. But experiments show the divide can be bridged<p>I was walking back to my room on the ninth floor of a hotel in Kuala Lumpur last October, and I happened to meet the guy in the room next door, …

The 12 Habits of Happy People

Learn the keys to maintaining a bright outlook.<p>Most people have something that gnaws at them at night, a problem or unrealized dream somewhere in their lives that causes them to feel incomplete, dissatisfied, and unhappy. For them, happiness feels unattainable and elusive. However, addressing and …

Happiness

40 Awesome Ways to Be an (Even) Better Leader

There is no better time than right now to question your current standards of leadership and set new, extraordinary ones for yourself.<p>You're a good leader. You run a good organization. You have a good product and a good brand. You have good customer service. Your sales are good. You have good people …

Michelle Obama

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you …

Time Management

The 22 Most Beautiful Places In The World

The greatest places on the globe to feast your eye / Instagram upon

The men behind Catalonia's separatist push

In January 2016, Carles Puigdemont took over from Artur Mas to lead the regional government of Catalonia.<p>The controversial Mas had stepped aside to end months of deadlock between his secessionist alliance and far-left lawmakers. It was a dramatic move, but the only way to secure the absolute …

Here's how Brexit and Trump have already affected the travel industry, according to the president of Hotels.com

"Brexit is a notable geopolitical event that has driven big changes," Johan Svanstrom, president of Hotels.com, recently told Business Insider in an email interview. "The British pound weakening has caused Americans and many other nationalities, looking to take advantage and having a good time in …

The Best Comfort Thru-Hiking Gear

90<p>SHARES<p>There's no way around it: thru-hiking takes a toll on you. But plan your recovery and practice self-care, and you'll keep going strong. This …

Smell the salt air and eat the food as a passenger at a new Canadian Titanic interactive museum

Each year millions flock to Niagara Falls to take in the natural wonder of its dramatic rushing waters, and soon travellers will have another reason to visit. Experience Titanic aims to open in Ontario, Canada next spring.<p>The interactive museum will replicate life aboard the ill-fated vessel, with …

Northern Ireland

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Jacksonville, Florida

(Photo: Ryan Ketterman, Visit Jacksonville)<p>Jacksonville is a wonderful, off-the-radar spot in Northeast Florida with cool stuff to do and super-friendly locals. Right on the St. Johns River, Jacksonville is really worth discovering with its hot restaurant and craft brewery scene and unique, …

What does it cost to live for a month in Sucre, Bolivia?

<i>This post is by Steph Dyson, a former English teacher from the United Kingdom who gave up her career and moved to South America to use her skills as</i> …

Cheap Flights To Europe And Australia, Triple Points On Amazon And Southwest Loses Again

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn't have time to …

How Hollywood High-Net-Worth Families Do Vacations

Parents plan up to 10 years ahead for family travel with unique educational opportunities (that "also help with Ivy League applications"), including …

Hot Springs

You're Right, There Is a Faster Way to Board Planes. But Airlines Don't Like It.

Humans have split the atom. They've connected 3 billion people on one internet. They've perfected the smartphone and then built blenders powerful …

Flying

Man asks friends to send him anywhere in the world — here's what happened

Losing your job is never good, but one man turned his layoff into a life-changing adventure.<p>Alex Strand found himself unemployed in December after his company, the camera maker GoPro, shut down his entire division.<p>The 32-year-old media producer, who lives in San Francisco, knew he’d have to look …

Taj Mahal

Ultimate beginner’s guide for planing a two-week trip to Nepal

The deadly earthquakes that struck Nepal on April 25 and May 12, 2015, not only killed and injured thousands of people, but also wrought a major …

National Parks