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Obamacare 101: What's going to happen to 70 million Americans who rely on Medicaid?

It's the program that everyone confuses with Medicare.<p>But Medicaid, the half-century-old government health plan for the poor, is actually bigger than its more famous cousin, covering some 70 million Americans at any one time.<p>Expanding Medicaid was a central pillar of the Affordable Care Act, …

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Literature

Flynn resigns amid controversy over Russia contacts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, an abrupt end to a brief tenure.<p>His departure came just after reports surfaced that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials …

Perfect Puttanesca: The Italian Pasta Recipe You Need Right Now

The infamous theory behind the origins of pasta puttanesca ("pasta of the whores") is that the mid-20th century prostitutes of Naples used it to lure …

10 best dog apps for Android

Dogs are man’s best friend. Having one is like adding an extension on to the family because they are so very lovable. Taking care of them can be a bit of a struggle, though. These days, there is a healthy selection of dog apps that can help you out. Here are the best dog apps for Android! Don’t …

Pets

The 60-Second Workout That’s Proven to Work (Really)

<i>The One-Minute Workout</i>, the latest book to tout the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), has a title that sounds too good to be true …

Bill Maher Hilariously Picks Apart Trump's Chaotic First Week In Power

“It can’t really go on like this for four years, can it?"<p>It’s no laughing matter, but the Trump administration is already providing plenty of comic fodder for Bill Maher.<p>The “Real Time” host dissected President Donald Trump’s first week in office on Friday, and hilariously likened its often chaotic …

Donald Trump

Why sex and love don’t belong in the same bed

There’s never anything profound about erotic contact. Sex is purely a hormonal act, whereas love, as expressed in a hug, brings true intimacy<p>Sex sells, they say, and I’m as guilty as anyone of finding headlines such as “How to keep the sex alive in your marriage” irresistible. I pore over these …

Ready for Medicare? Not Until You Read This

<i>"As an athlete, I understood the value of my health insurance. I knew that in my profession, injuries were common and could happen at any time."</i> -- Magic Johnson<p>Athletes tend to need a lot of healthcare, and so do older Americans. Most older Americans don't have the funds to cover all their …

The Dalai Lama Explains What Happens When You Die (And How You Can Be Prepared)

We can all agree that the fear of death is the most fundamental fear that all humans face in their lives. We may try to forget our uncertainty as to …

6 Personality Tests That Will Actually Help You Learn About Yourself

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Humans have a weird desire for self-awareness, even …

11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

The No-Soil, Zero-Maintenance Method for Growing Houseplants

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Plants

Gardening 101: Arugula

Arugula, <i>Eruca sativa:</i> “The Rocket”<p>Arugula is a bright, crunchy green that began its march across civilizations when the Romans realized it piqued …

The ancient place where history began

The idea of Mesopotamia has intoxicated the West for centuries. Alastair Sooke takes a look at a civilisation where much of modern culture took form.<p>“Everybody has heard of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Tower of Babel, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Flood,” says Ariane Thomas, a curator in the …

When To Take Money Out Of Your Retirement Account

<i>How do you tap your nest egg in retirement? What to do and when to do it are the two key investing questions as we grow older. The sage Lewis Walker of</i> <i>of</i> <i>Capital Insight Group</i> <i>in</i> <i>Peachtree Corners, Ga,</i> <i>gives us some good guidance on the vital answers:</i><p>Too often, I hear simplistic solutions for how to …

Everything you should eat when you’re sick to feel better ASAP

The medicine cabinet can provide quick relief when you’re suddenly slammed with a nasty cold or a pounding headache, but healing and long-term health …

Gardening 101: Air Plants

Air Plant, <i>Tillandsia</i>: “The Air Head”<p>Tillandsia, with its spray of spindly green tentacles, is the ideal low-maintenance indoor plant (not to mention …

About to Retire? Read This First

<i>"I advise everybody not to save: Spend your money. Most people save all their lives and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed."</i> -- Hedy Lamarr<p>Hedy Lamarr became famous as an actress, co-starring in hits with fellows such as Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy, but she was also a respected …

3 Game-Changing Plant Care Tips Photos

If ever there was a reason to work on your lack of a green thumb, it's this one: Plants don't just make your home look better—they'll make you feel better, too. "Indeed, setting up the right conditions for plants to breathe and develop permits that a home’s inhabi­tants, and its guests, too, feel …

Can You Live on Social Security Alone?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Social Security provides a foundation for the retirement plans of millions of Americans. Unfortunately, many of those Americans incorrectly believe that Social Security's <i>foundation</i> is sufficient to cover their overall retirement, only to be painfully surprised when they …

A lesson from the world's most inspirational physics teacher

Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli is telling a packed classroom of 15- and 16-year-olds that science is about not believing what your teachers tell you. While it might seem like a counter-intuitive stance, it’s all part of today’s lesson.<p>Enter The Telegraph STEM Awards 2017 for the chance …