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The Tea Party will never understand the Constitution: What the right misses about its favorite document

GOP candidates constantly invoke the Constitution. A Yale Law professor reveals what they all fail to understand<p>With the 2016 election cycle having kicked into first-gear already, any American who hasn't inured themselves to the monotonous (and often ultimately meaningless) repetition of the word …

Tea Party

34 Of The Most Magical Sentences In The "Harry Potter" Books

"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic."<p>I asked Twitter for their favourite quotes from the <i>Harry Potter</i> books. Here are some of the best responses...<p>Suggested by @blairbd<p>Suggested by @GabrielleAvis<p>Suggested by @laurenspieller<p>Suggested by @NaSoldera<p>Suggested …

Harry Potter

Birth of a shadow doctrine: How a small group of lawyers launched a war against international law

From torture to drone strikes, international law is under attack in the U.S. Here’s how it all began<p>When the hijacked airplanes hit the World Trade Towers on 9/11, John Yoo was working in his Justice Department office in Washington, D.C. At the time, he was assigned to one of the most crucial legal …

Law

What It’s Like Working On An Organic Farm

<i>By Eva Moss, Sewanee, The University of the South</i><p>My parents had a passion for food, being from the South and Western Samoa, two places with rich culinary traditions. They instilled in me a fascination with what I ate at a very young age. In my adult life, this translated to my being a supporter of …

Doctors Explain the Strange Thing That Happens to Your Face When You Drink

Unfortunately, they don't have an answer for why booze makes you sext your ex<p>Ever wonder why your skin gets red and blotchy when you drink alcohol? Blame your gut's reaction to a good time.<p>Moments after booze hits your belly, your stomach releases an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) that …

Alcohol

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …

Wi-Fi

5 Health Benefits of Coffee - Consumer Reports

1. It may help you live longer.<p>True, coffee drinkers are more likely than nondrinkers to smoke, eat red meat, skimp on exercise, and have other …

The New England Journal of Medicine

As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast

Americans increasingly see decently fast Internet as more like a functioning sewer line than a luxury.<p>And a number of cities are trying to get into the Internet provider business, but laws in 19 states hamper those efforts. President Obama announced this week that he wants to lift those …

Net Neutrality

Everything J.K. Rowling Revealed About Harry Potter in 2014

It’s been more than five years since J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter book was released. But it doesn’t mean the wizarding world has come to a halt. …

Books

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

You're in the supermarket gathering ingredients for eggnog and a Christmas Bundt cake, and you're staring at a wall of egg cartons. They're plastered with terms that all sound pretty wonderful: All-Natural, Cage-Free, Free-Range, Farm Fresh, Organic, No Hormones, Omega-3. And so on.<p>And yet the …

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

West Africa

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

More Than Just Cute, Sea Otters Are Superheroes Of The Marsh

On the roof of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif., in a large plastic tank, a sea otter mother named Abby floats with her adopted pup, known as 671.<p>For up to nine months, Abby will raise her little adoptee, and when 671 is ready, she will be released into a protected inland salt marsh …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

<b>Feet</b><p>You probably don’t ever consider stretching your feet, but it’s a crucial step in the warmup process, says Stauffer. The muscles in the bottom of your foot connect to the ones in your calf and hamstring. So tightness by your toes can potentially contribute to things like poor ankle …

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