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Reading Langston Hughes’s ‘Refugee in America’ in a New Light

On February 7, Justice Department lawyer August E. Flentje essentially told the 9th District Court of Appeals that the President should have the power to act unilaterally when it comes to banning certain people from entering the country. “This is a traditional national security judgment that is …

Read These 16 Powerful, Important Books Written By Immigrant Authors

Stories of humanity that have come from all over the world.<p>For the moment, justice has put a hold on Donald Trump's executive order preventing people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from entering the United States. That this order showed prejudice and unwarranted fear of outsiders …

Books

"Strange Stars" Could Be the Weirdest Objects in the Universe

Physics tells us they could theoretically exist forever, though we've never spotted one.<p>When an incredibly massive star supernovas, it leaves behind one of two things: a neutron star or a black hole. Neutron stars are the leftover cores of massive stars after they have ejected all their other …

Physics

The oceans are suffocating: Climate change is causing low oxygen levels

The oceans could see losses in fisheries and a collapse of marine ecosystems<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Global climate change produces many effects — warming air energizes the atmosphere and intensifies storms; warmer water expands and raises …

Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply

Companies put more time and money into teasing out job applicants’ personality traits<p>The job market’s most sought-after skills can be tough to spot on a résumé.<p>Companies across the U.S. say it is becoming increasingly difficult to find applicants who can communicate clearly, take initiative, …

Employment

30-Day Get Lean in 2018 Challenge Day 28: 9 Tricks to Keep Your Weight Loss on Track

You're almost at the 30-day mark in your journey! You haven't been on a fad diet or short-term workout regimen. This is no temporary fix for you. …

Fitness

An Expert Explains Why Your Vote Won't Matter

Most voters know almost nothing, and your ballot won't affect the outcome in a national election. But it's still probably a good idea to vote.<p>On November 8, it'll be our collective civic duty to drag our collective ass to the polls and cast a ballot for the angry guy or the email lady. This is an …

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

All of the Nutrients Your Body Needs in One Bowl

<i>The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>This flavorful roasted garlic lentil soup tastes like it's been cooking all day, but cooks up in less than an hour.<p>What happened to Spring? Last week I was ready to …

Food

On a brick and a pear: Gigantic comet's flyby captured by NASA (PHOTO, VIDEO)

A gigantic comet which was making the third closest flyby of Earth in history has been captured by NASA radars. The space body appears to look like …

9 Best New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read: April 2016

I don’t know about the rest of you readers, but nothing puts me in the mood to curl up with a book like a little inclement weather. So, with the …

Books

Anxiety and Depression Are Symptoms, Not Diseases

It is very common when I first encounter a client struggling with mental health issues that they report their problem is that they feel anxious or …

LA's Police Chief Explains How He Gets Rid of Dirty Cops

Talking to the top cop in Los Angeles about homelessness, police shootings, mental health, and body cameras.<p><i>This story was published in partnership with The Crime Report.</i><p>Now in his seventh year in office, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Charlie Beck has both built and expanded on the …

The Only Thing I Envy Men

I have often, in the past decade or so, wanted to write something about “women writers,” whatever that means (and whatever “about” means), but the words “women writers” seemed already to carry their own derogation, and I found the words slightly nauseating, in a way that reminded me of that fancy, …

Opinion: Why the elites are wrong about immigration, free trade and innovation

Michael Hirsh had a piece in Politico last weekend that tried to explain the rise of populists Donald Trump, who now has a commanding lead for the …

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

People who think too much may have little reason to worry. Recent studies have shown that there is a link between anxiety and intelligence and it is …

5 Ways to Lose Weight While You Sleep

Poor shuteye leads to weight gain. Stop the nightmare with these tips<p>Getting a poor night’s sleep doesn’t just make you cranky—it can also make you fat. Research shows logging less than 8 hours a night increases your levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which negatively affects the microbes in …

Fitness

25 books that will stick with you and blow your mind

The best books have the potential to stick with you long after you've finished them. Some can even affect how you look at the world.<p>We've put …

Literature

'13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl' is a blunt, funny takedown of society's weight obsession

"The universe is against us, which makes sense. So we get another McFlurry and talk about how fat we are for a while. But it doesn't matter how long …

Books

Obama unveils record $4.1 trillion election-year budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like …

Media goes weirdly nuclear on Donald Trump after New Hampshire primary win

The <i>Huffington Post</i> isn't being subtle about its opinion of Donald Trump's win in the New Hampshire primary.<p>On Tuesday, the publication turned the …

Donald Trump

Here’s the Truth About Donald Trump and the P Word

Only in this nutty election cycle can a male candidate for President run a campaign based on a blustering, protest-too-much John Wayne brand of …

British crime show host brings up criminal's mugshot, awkwardness ensues

LONDON — BBC true crime show <i>Crimewatch</i> definitely took a turn for the awkward during Monday night's episode.<p>Host Jason Mohammad was giving viewers a …

Crime

Fact checking the second Democratic debate

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders persisted in using shopworn stats on income inequality and Hillary Rodham Clinton glossed over the well-heeled donors to …

Fact checking the third Democratic debate

ABC aired the third Democratic presidential debate Saturday featuring three candidates: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.<p>Not every statement could be easily fact checked, but following is a list of 10 suspicious …

Fact checking the fourth Democratic presidential debate

NBC aired the fourth Democratic presidential debate on Jan. 17 featuring three candidates: former secretary of state Hillary Clinton<b>,</b> Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley.<p>Not every statement could be easily fact checked, but the following is a list of 10 suspicious …

Fact checking the sixth round of GOP debates

Fox Business News aired two GOP presidential debates on Jan. 14: a prime-time event starring seven candidates and an earlier debate featuring three second-tier contenders, based on an average of recent polls.<p>Not every candidate uttered statements that are easily fact checked, but following is a …

2016 Presidential Campaigns on Asia | Asia Matters for America by the East-West Center

<i>Lead researcher:</i> <i></i><i>Sarah Wang.</i> <i>Past contributors:</i> <i>Anna Scott Bell, Alex Forster,</i> <i>Patrick Madaj,</i> <i>Meghana Nerurkar,</i> <i>Melissa Newcomb,</i> <i>and</i> <i></i><i>Nate Schlabach. For</i> …