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Thomas Sowell: Will Obama turn the United States into the world's largest banana republic?

Back in my teaching days, many years ago, one of the things I liked to ask the class to consider was this: Imagine a government agency with only two …

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

• <b>Author:</b> David Sedaris<p>A guy walks into a bar car and...<p>From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved.<p>Sedaris …

Love Does

• <b>Author:</b> Bob Goff<p>Now a New York Times Bestseller!<p>As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became …

Top of the Morning

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Stelter<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><b><br>CNN correspondent Brian Stelter reveals the dark side of morning television with exclusive material about current and past morning stars, from Matt Lauer to Katie Couric</b><p>When America wakes up with personable and charming hosts like Robin Roberts and …

Overdressed

• <b>Author:</b> Elizabeth L. Cline<p>Until recently, Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer. She’d grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H&M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week …

Let's Pretend This Never Happened

• <b>Author:</b> Jenny Lawson<p><b>The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy.</b><p><b>“Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine</b><p>When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her …

Not Taco Bell Material

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Carolla<p><b>In his second book, Adam Carolla—author of New York Times bestseller In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks and chart-topping podcaster—reveals all the stories behind how he came to be the angry middle-aged man he is today.</b> <br>Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious …

The Joy of Hate

• <b>Author:</b> Greg Gutfeld<p><b>From the irreverent star of Fox News’s Red Eye and The Five, hilarious observations on the manufactured outrage of an oversensitive, wussified culture.</b><br>Greg Gutfeld hates artificial tolerance. At the root of every single major political conflict is the annoying coddling Americans …

Sun's blood pressure benefits 'may outdo cancer risks'

<b>The health benefits of exposing skin to sunlight may far outweigh the risk of developing skin cancer, according to scientists.</b><p>Edinburgh University research suggests sunlight helps reduce blood pressure, cutting heart attack and stroke risks and even prolonging life.<p>UV rays were found to release a …

Fake Nuns Found With 4 Pounds Of Cocaine On Colombian Island: Police

Colombian airport police thought something wasn't right when three nuns appeared to be nervous and their habits didn’t seem quite right when they …

Ken Robinson: There's A Difference Between Cars & Kids

Ken Robinson probably doesn’t need an introduction for most of you. Eloquent and inspirational speaker obsessed with creativity, school improvement, …

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

Closet Cleanout: The Only 10 Pieces of Clothing You Need

I have only good memories of walk-in closets, except for the time I was rummaging around in the back of one–and suddenly came across a high-top …

6 Cooking Techniques to Master...from the Masters

A French cooking legend, a Brooklyn egg cream guru and other pros come right to your kitchen to deliver essential advice.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Make a …

Food

The Best Grilled Cheeses from Grilled Cheese Month

A collection of sandwiches from all over, all of them delicious, all worth your time. Plus: essays, chef wisdom, and how to make and eat the ultimate grilled cheese.<p>A collection of sandwiches from all over, all of them delicious, all worth your time. Plus: essays, chef wisdom, and how to make and …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

Are Tea Bags Turning Us Into Plastic?

Some of the fancy new tea bags are made of fancy plastic. A fair price to pay for drinkable luxury?<p>emily.laurel504/Flickr<p>Updated June 4, 2013*<p>Here's what happened: I was making tea one day, waiting for my water to get hot, and I started reading the box. It touted the fact that the company didn't …

America’s Depression Diagnoses Epidemic and How to Fix It

A new book reveals why a third of Americans convinced themselves they’re depressed—and what we can do to get sensible diagnoses. Historian Edward …

The Curly Girl Method: The Basics

The Curly Girl Method was developed by Lorraine Massey. She shared it with the world in her book, <i>Curly Girl: The Handbook</i>. She acknowledges our …

How North Dakota Reached Its Extreme Abortion Tipping Point

Winston Ross reports from Fargo on how state lawmakers passed four of the nation’s most restrictive bills.<p>As they do each year on Good Friday, a …

The Letter Bill Clinton Wrote Chris Webber in 1993

The last time Michigan played for the NCAA men's basketball title, things didn't end well. Down by two in the 1993 championship game, Chris Webber …

4 Unexpected Celebrity Couples Who Went to Prom Together (Kobe Bryant, Danielle Fishel, and Jon Hamm, Oh My!)

No matter your experience at prom—be it filled with dress, limo, boyfriend, or after-prom drama (ugh) or just dancing to <i>Cotton Eyed Joe</i>, cry-singing to Vitamin C, and taking BFF pictures galore (the best)—I think we can all agree it was a night to remember, right? These random celebrity pairings …

Louisville and Michigan's unlikely heroes rise, fuel title runs

ATLANTA — About a year ago, an unknown 5-11 guard handed his boarding pass and identification to a security officer at an airport. Excited for a recruiting visit to a big Division I school, Spike Albrecht engaged in small talk about his trip.<p>The TSA officers didn't believe what he was telling …