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As Cracks Widen In Washington State, Government Prepares For A Landslide

Nearly 70 people live on a sliver of land wedged between Interstate 82 and Rattlesnake Ridge in central Washington state. A massive chunk of the ridge is moving, and cracking, and geologists say it will likely cause a landslide.<p>In a depression below the cracked ridge just east of the interstate, …

U.S. State Department

Edward Snowden’s new app turns any Android phone into a surveillance system

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden is among the backers of a new surveillance app that helps guard against computer hijackings.<p>Haven is an open source app that will run on any Android phone, particularly inexpensive and older devices. It operates like a surveillance system, using the device’s camera, …

These Are The Winners Of The 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

As voted by the readers.

Books

These 20 Winter Dinners Are as Easy as They Are Comforting

Winter weeknights are just like all other weeknights throughout the rest of the year — busy, busy, busy. Which means the season brings a desire for …

Cooking

This Japanese Lotion Has a Cult Following Because It Makes Your Skin Look 10 Years Younger

And it's only $12!<p>Lurk around the skin-obsessed forums of Reddit for more than five seconds, and you'll see one product mentioned over and over …

Skin Care

These Serums Actually Work, According To Top Dermatologists

Sure, a new pair of shoes or an It bag is nice, but many of us are more wiling to shell out a chunk of our paychecks for quality skin care, all in …

Sesame Street is teaching kids of all ages how to cope with traumatic experiences

Big Bird has big feelings.<p>In the midst of a turbulent year marked by numerous tragedies, support for kids learning to cope is coming from a trusted source: <i>Sesame Street</i>.<p>As part of its ongoing community development program, the beloved kids’ show has launched an online teaching program, “Traumatic …

100 Years Since Her Execution, Was Mata Hari a Sexy Spy or a Sexy Scapegoat?

At nearly every turn, Margaretha Zelle MacLeod made the wrong choices. Yet she managed to create a persona that continues to dance on the crowded …

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

<b>First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is</b> …

FBI terrorism unit says 'black identity extremists' pose a violent threat

The US government has declared “black identity extremists” a violent threat, according to a leaked report from the FBI’s counter-terrorism division.<p>The assessment, obtained by Foreign Policy, has raised fears about federal authorities racially profiling activists and aggressively prosecuting civil …

Rights & Freedoms

Armpit detox: Benefits and how to do it

Armpit detoxification can help the body rid itself of toxins that have built up on the skin. It may also help to reduce the capacity of sweat glands …

Trump's Puerto Rico event was way worse than his tweets

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump faced a major test on Tuesday as he traveled to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico: Show the American citizens struggling for survival on the island that he understood their plight, sympathized with them and was doing everything in his power to make it better as quickly as he …

Donald Trump

Southern Baptists Embrace Gender-Inclusive Language in the Bible

America's largest Protestant denomination has produced a revised translation that incorporates many features it had long condemned.<p>Southern Baptists have long defended literal approaches to the Bible, but their recent translation of the Good Book might have them switching sides.<p>Last fall, the …

28 drugstore beauty wipes experts can't get enough of

Beauty wipes are having a moment — and for good reason! They're easy to use, travel friendly and make for a quick cleanup.<p>Plus, there are options for each and every beauty need. From a wipe that erases every trace of waterproof mascara to one that takes nail polish off in a single swipe, our panel …

This Japanese Beauty Secret Will Give You Glowing Skin

Here in the U.S., sake, often referred to as rice wine, is best known as a Japanese alcoholic drink brewed from fermented rice. You might drink it …

The Best Homemade Ramen Soup Recipes

Chicken noodle soup has got nothing on these ramen recipes.<p>Traditional Japanese ramen ― the broth-y noodle soup loaded with umami flavors and often times topped with a soft boiled egg ― can take a long time to perfect. Ramen masters spend years honing their craft. But most of us living stateside …

Cooking

Scientists use stem cells to grow animal-free pork in a lab

A new study published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i> has taken us one step closer to the dream of animal-free meat. (And, no, in case your mind …

5 Lip Glosses That Will Make Your Teeth Look Whiter

Like magic ✨.<p>If a white smile is imperative for any career, it's an on-air TV news anchor. But because coffee is just as much of an essential when you have a 4 a.m. call time, broadcasters have long cheated a pearlier grin with this exceptionally clever hack: by mixing yellow-counteracting blue …

Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

Donald Trump

Three Terrifying Words: What to Say When Your Partner Asks 'What Are We?'

Dating's tough. Labels are tougher. So here's a scientific breakdown of every stage of your relationship.<p>"I'm going to block you now." Those are the last words I heard from a person I was... seeing? Hanging out with? Dating? I don't even know. When we were together, we felt like a couple, complete …

11 Indigenous Authors You Should Be Reading Instead Of Joseph Boyden

Turn these pages.<p>In a written statement, Boyden, who has at various points claimed Metis, Anishinaabe, Nipmuc and Mi'kmaq heritage, admits he has stolen the spotlight on Indigenous issues as he is "a white kid from Willowdale with native roots."<p>What does authenticity mean when it comes to fiction? …

Books

7 Dishes That Get Their Killer Flavor From the Spice Rack

OK, so you’re bored with all your go-to meals. It’s not the protein that you’re sick of; it’s the same ol’ flavors you’ve used for years. Instead of …

Make Your Kid an Investing Genius

Because who else is going to support you?<p>A woman once told me she had come up with a great idea to educate her 14-year-old son about investing: She …

The 13 Best Undereye Concealers to Hide Any Trace of Dark Circles

Signs of fatigue, fine lines and one too many cocktails don't stand a chance against these formulas.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>615<p>615<p>SHARES<p>We …

The beginner's guide to layering your skincare

Most of us are familiar with the cleanse, tone, moisturise approach to skincare, and have followed it since we started investing in our faces. With the introduction of serums and lotions, the last step has evolved quite considerably over the past few years. Yet while there’s nothing new about the …

Skin Care

Fake news for the Great Leader: Donald Trump’s readymade White House propaganda machine

Trump’s scarily effective White House propaganda apparatus will work from the bottom up, posing as journalism<p>Donald Trump ran a campaign built almost exclusively on lies and demagoguery, so it stands to reason that his presidency will usher in a new era of deceitful propaganda as well. It could …

The origin of your TV set is a simple lesson in the dangers of ignoring globalization

Donald Trump is right. The US doesn’t make TV sets anymore, and it’s mind-boggling that an industry that once supported as many as 100 American manufacturers churning out millions of devices each year went from startup to standard-bearer to extinction in 50 years’ time.<p>But the US president-elect is …

Globalization

Now all news is “fake news”: The right’s war against truth goes back long before 9/11

<b>Rush Limbaugh; Donald Trump; Sean Hannity (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Getty/Mandel Ngan/Saul Loeb)</b><p>Donald Trump and his media allies have convinced millions of Americans that there’s no such thing as the truth<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>December 27, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Conservatives are trying to give us all a …

Donald Trump

North Carolina’s Democracy Ranked On Par With Cuba

The state barely counts as a real democracy anymore, says an electoral integrity report.<p>North Carolina politics have been messy, to say the least. Capping off a year of power struggles, the narrow defeat of Gov. Pat McCrory (R) led to a legislative backlash that drew widespread criticism for …

Government

Warm up with this chicken pot pie recipe for dinner tonight

Angelenos are wimps when it comes to the rain. And as soon as those first drops start to fall — as they're supposed to do today or tomorrow, at least in theory — most people in this city forget how to drive. So when you make it home through the rain after a long day's work, reward yourself with …

Cast Iron Skillet