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The Big Banks Just Got an Obscene Reward for All the Lobbying They Do

The Associated Press reported this morning that the nation’s six biggest Wall Street banks got a honking great $3.6 billion tax cut from the …

Wall Street

Many Americans Prefer A 'Higher Power' To The God Of The Bible, Study Finds

The Pledge of Allegiance describes the United States as “one nation, under God.” But a new study from the Pew Research Center shows that for a significant number of Americans, “God” is not the God of the Bible.<p>The online survey of more than 4,700 adults, published Wednesday, found that a slim …

Faith

How to record Apple TV on your Mac, wirelessly

Today we’re going to learn how to record a movie that’s playing on your Apple TV direct to your Mac, with no wires required, no weird hacks, and not even any third-party software. The tools are all built into every Mac that ships. To record a movie off the “screen” of your Apple TV, you’re going to …

Smart TV

Kirsten Gillibrand Unveils A Public Option For Banking

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is introducing legislation Wednesday that would require every U.S. post office to provide basic banking services, an ambitious step aimed at improving the lives of Americans with limited financial resources.<p>The bill brings to Congress for the first time a policy …

Finance

How to get iOS’ handy Recents feature on your Mac

One of the handiest features on iOS 11’s Files app is the Recents view. This view — available in the Files app itself, and in any other app that uses the Files picker to locate documents — shows all the files you have created or opened in the last few days.<p>Did you ever wish you could do the same on …

Operating Systems

Capitalism’s Betrayal Of The Working Class Could Be Its Undoing

Donald Trump is hacking away at working-class benefits. We’re in a period of extreme deregulation, deep tax cuts for business and the rich, extreme protectionism, and rising debt, even as the Federal Reserve increases interest rates. Together, these developments leave the working class with lower …

Middle-class

A Comprehensive List of Things Republicans Can No Longer Legitimately Criticize Thanks to Trump

After Tuesday’s special election upset loss in Pennsylvania, many in the Republican Party are now resigned to the likely reality that the 2018 …

Donald Trump

Study: Big belly bad for your heart even if not obese

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Even if you're not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report.

Diabetes

Longtime Fox News Producer Testified In Support Of Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

A former senior Fox News producer spoke out in support of Russia's anti-gay crackdown at a forum sponsored by the Duma's family committee and …

Revisiting Sam Brownback’s tax cut disaster: How does Kansas feel about his “experiment”?

<b>Sam Brownback (AP/Charlie Riedel)</b><p>Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback was evangelical about his radical plan to slash taxes. A new documentary looks at results<p>Stephen Talbot<p>April 17, 2018 3:54pm (UTC)<p>"It's like shooting adrenaline into the heart of growing the economy." That's how Sam Brownback, then governor …

Income Tax

Lessons from the school of spaghetti carbonara

<i>In Acquired Tastes,</i> The Takeout <i>explores the food and drinks we can’t live without.</i><p>My carbonara game is strong. It’s the one dish I’ve mastered enough …

Italy

Cracking the code to Hong Kong milk tea

<i>In Acquired Tastes,</i> The Takeout <i>explores the food and drinks we can’t live without.</i><p><i>Some</i> good came out of Britain’s attempt to take over the world. In …

Tea

How to Make Japanese Style Iced Coffee

Nothing livens up a hot afternoon quite like a cup of iced coffee. Trouble is, a lot of the iced coffee out there is just stale, leftover hot brewed …

Coffee

Did American Right-Wing Trolls Radicalize The Quebec Mosque Shooter?

If one ever needed a handy reminder of the disturbing connection between right-wing punditry and the possible radicalization of a troubled mind, look no further than the man who shot and killed six innocent men in a Canadian mosque in January.<p>Last month in Quebec, 28-year-old Alexandre Bissonnette …

Extremism

White evangelicals: Donald Trump is still our man!

It doesn’t matter what Trump does — he won’t lose his base<p>White evangelicals have never supported President Donald Trump more than they do right now.<p>Trump's favorability with the conservative religious group is at an all-time high, according to a new Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) poll, …

Donald Trump

Senate Confirms Climate Change Denier To Lead NASA

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), a former Navy pilot with no scientific credentials and who doesn’t believe humans are primarily to blame for the global climate crisis, to lead NASA.<p>Bridenstine will become the first elected official to hold the …

Jeff Flake

Montini: ALS sufferer takes down Debbie Lesko

Debbie Lesko couldn’t want to get away from Ady Barkan, and I don’t blame her.<p>Barkan represents living (for now) breathing (for now) testimony of …

Social Security

Federal Judge Holds Kris Kobach In Contempt For Failing To Follow Court Order To Register Voters

A Kansas federal judge ruled Wednesday that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) was in contempt of court for failing to follow her order to register voters who had signed up to vote at the DMV but had failed to present proof of citizenship.<p>U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson said Kobach had …

Government

The Failure Of The Global Capitalist Fantasy

Two subjects that dominated the news this past week ― the continued ascendence of neo-fascist ultra-nationalism in Europe and the United States’ escalating trade war with China ― seem unrelated. In fact, they share a common genesis.<p>Both calamities ― and they are calamities ― are the byproducts of a …

Economics

23 Hotel Pictures That Will Make You Say, "Why Isn't That Everywhere Yet?!"

YES TO ALL OF THIS.

Hospitality

5 Salty Ingredients You Can Use Instead of Salt

By Alex Delany<p>Why add salt when you can add salt AND flavor?<p>Salt is probably the most important ingredient in your kitchen. When used properly, it makes food taste, well, <i>more</i>—more like itself, more like it was meant to be, more like something outrageously delicious that you actually want to eat. …

Cooking

Trump's Pick For Secretary of State Reversed Or Forgot All His Controversial Positions

WASHINGTON — Secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo is well-known for his militaristic foreign policy stances and for his cozy relationship with President Donald Trump. As a member of Congress, Pompeo railed against a diplomatic agreement with Iran. As CIA director, he floated the idea of regime …

Donald Trump

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Health

How to Un-Trust Computers After Connecting Your iPhone

iOS: Every time you plug your iPhone into a computer, you see the same pop-up on your phone asking if you should “Trust” it. This may seem like a …

Wi-Fi

Night owls have higher risk of dying sooner

Night owls who stay up late and laze in bed in the morning are more apt to die sooner than early birds who turn in at a reasonable hour and rise with …

Owls

If You Say This During An Apology, You're Doing It Wrong

A genuine, heartfelt apology is a powerful step toward mending hurt feelings and finding a resolution. A half-assed apology, on the other hand, can be worse than none at all.<p>The difference between a sincere apology and cheap one has a lot to do with how it’s phrased. Word to the wise: If you say …

Positive Thinking

7 Signs A Home Seller May Be Hiding Something

When you walk through an open house or you’re previewing a real estate listing with an agent, sometimes what you <i>don’t</i> see is more important than what you do.<p>Here are some things that prospective homebuyers should watch out for:<p>1. There is mood music playing.<p>When walking into a staged home, you will …

Real Estate

You Should Do the Right Thing Because It's the Right Thing to Do

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and improve …

Compensation

Trump Court Pick Thinks Planned Parenthood 'Kills Over 150,000 Females A Year'

WASHINGTON ― One of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, Wendy Vitter, repeatedly avoided answering a simple question in her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday: Do you believe Planned Parenthood kills more than 150,000 women every year?<p>Vitter, a New Orleans lawyer and Trump’s choice …

Donald Trump

7 Things Dermatologists Would Never Put On Their Skin

If you’re dealing with skin-related issues, it makes sense to bring your woes to a dermatologist who can provide tips and guidance for taking care of your skin. But have you ever wondered what they do to protect their <i>own</i> skin?<p>Dermatologists are professionals, after all, and in case you haven’t …

Skin Care