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Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Inside Tiffany Trump's Strained Relationship with Her Dad: 'They Go Months Without Speaking'

With rare, back-to-back appearances spanning three states, Tiffany Trump and her father, President Donald Trump, seem to be on something of a …

The Frozen Vegetable Dish Beloved by Jacques Pépin

When a French master chef talks, you listen. Well, I'd listen to anything Jacques Pépin has to say, to be honest, but when his tip involves my favorite kitchen lifesaver—frozen vegetables!—I'd give him my undivided attention.<p>I'm already a huge advocate for keeping a smartly stocked freezer, …

Trump’s Ghostwriter Calls Him a “Sociopath” and Other Shocking Moments from ‘Trump: An American Dream’

In our politically divisive landscape, you can’t go far without mentioning Donald Trump‘s name, and that all-consuming focus has extended to the …

Donald Trump

Republicans rigged our democracy. Here's how Democrats can fight back | David Faris

Republicans have been using the constitution’s flaws to wage a one-sided war against their political opponents. It’s time for Democrats to respond<p>Donald Trump wasn’t elected because Democrats lost a policy fight in 2016. What Democrats did was lose a procedural fight that has been going on since …

Government

The Art of the Dunce: 15 Months Into His Presidency, Trump Can’t Negotiate His Way Out of a Paper Bag

Any sort of policy requires some firsthand mastery of details. Trump, as we know, lacks this. So when he goes into meetings with Democrats and gives away the store, only to backpedal hours later and pretend he didn’t, his weakness as a negotiator is only one part of his vulnerability. The other, …

5 Vitamins You Should Be Taking For A Faster Metabolism

Looking for a metabolism boost to help you burn more fat and lose weight faster? The best ways to increase your metabolism naturally include simple …

Wellness

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had

The human body was thought to have 79 organs—until researchers stumbled on a strange phenomenon that could turn medicine and what we thought we knew …

Retired justice urges repeal of Second Amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun …

Why America’s 2-party system is on a collision course with our constitutional democracy

There was a time, several decades ago, when America’s two-party system was praised for its moderation. Unlike European parliamentary democracies where “dogmatic ideological parties” of Europe thrived, America’s winner-take-all electoral system seemed to reward and therefore encourage parties and …

Political Science

An Ohio Bill Would Ban All Abortions. It’s Part of a Bigger Plan.

While Donald Trump once said he was “very pro-choice,” since the start of his presidential campaign his stance on abortion has been consistent: It should be banned, no matter the consequences to women. At times, he has even veered to the right of the mainstream anti-abortion movement, as when he …

Patriarchy Has Found A Home In The Pulpit

From beginning to end, the Bible positions women as leaders, powerful and prolific people who the story literally would not exist without. Women direct armies, defeat prominent enemies, save communities from genocide, give birth to God, fund Jesus’ ministry, sit at his feet as disciples, and are …

Ouch: Fox's Chris Wallace is forced to explain 'line-item veto' to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin got a lesson in civics on Sunday when Fox News host Chris Wallace was forced to explain why President Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

“Medicare Extra”: A new proposal cheered by progressive and conservative health care experts

<b>Sen. Bernie Sanders (AP/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>“MEDICARE EXTRA” shows the convergence of progressive and conservative health care thinking<p>Ed Dolan<p>March 25, 2018 2:30pm (UTC)<p><i>This column originally appeared at Niskanen Center. It is republished at Salon with permission.</i><p>In public debate, progressives and …

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Major New Investigation Into Trump?

A major new investigation has just been published into Trump’s business partnerships in India and the conflicts of interest these deals pose for the …

Donald Trump

George F. Will: Bolton’s beliefs are a recipe for diplomatic delusions

<b>Washington</b> • Because John Bolton is five things President Trump is not — intelligent, educated, principled, articulate and experienced — and because …

Salt Lake City

“Trump Is Stirring the Pot”: The Hot-Button Supreme Court Case That Could Explode the Culture Wars

As Trump stokes the fears of his evangelical supporters, and Pence placates the most hardened elements of the far right, a new case is likely to presage the next front in the battle over religious liberty and free speech.<p>Kelsey knew something was wrong when the woman who had just administered her …

How to ditch the 'dad bod'

These 30-minute programs transform your physique from 'dad bod" to fit bod.<p>A couple of years ago, Tom Santone, a 39-year old school teacher from New Jersey, found himself in a place he didn’t like: he had joined the “dad bod” population. “Over several years of little activity, I was overweight, and …

Fitness

Now we know who Trump really is

<b>(Getty/Nicholas Kamm)</b><p>Gag orders for his own people and lawsuits for everybody else, Trump has nobody’s interests in mind but his own<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>March 21, 2018 11:00pm (UTC)<p>You need know only two things about the Trump presidency to understand what kind of man he is. We learned fairly early …

Not Signing Up For TSA Precheck Is a Big Mistake — Here's Why

Waiting to get through airport security brings out the absolute worst in me. There's something about having to take off my shoes and jacket and remove my laptop from its sleeve that turns me into the most unpleasant human being. And each time I fly, which is pretty often, I <i>always</i> regret not signing …

Flying

Former FBI agent scorches Fox's Brit Hume for trying to justify Trump's firing of McCabe

Fox News’ gruff and most plausibly reasonable political analyst Brit Hume went to bat for Trump in a tweet on Friday, arguing that the fact that the …

Donald Trump

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

#TBT: Trump is right to be concerned with loyalty. Just ask Caesar.

<b>(CNN) —</b> As it is oft noted, absolutely loyalty is one of President Donald Trump's main concerns.<p>Former FBI Director James Comey said that Trump straight up demanded loyalty, and we've seen public disagreements and embarrassing incidents involving Trump's administration pave the way for the oustings …

Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

‘Get over it’: Paris Dennard blows up after CNN pundit calmly owns him over Trump’s petulant behavior

Trump surrogate Paris Dennard on Sunday lashed out at CNN contributor Tara Setmayer after she excoriated President Donald Trump for praising …

Donald Trump

A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches

FORT WORTH — Charmaine Pruitt wrote the names of 12 churches on a sheet of paper, tore the paper into 12 strips, and dropped them into a Ziploc bag. It was Sunday morning and time to pick which church to attend.<p>This time of the week two years earlier, there would have been no question. Ms. Pruitt, …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …