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Trump Loudly Insists That He Is Incompetent

Either the Department of Justice is correct that he surrounded himself with lawbreakers, or the people he chose to run the federal justice system are incompetents and rogues.<p>Donald Trump’s supporters insist that the public shouldn’t lose faith in the president as Robert Mueller and the Department …

Donald Trump

Cauliflower Salad with Spring Onions and Mint

To learn more, read "Fried Green Falafel and Fennel Cake" in our National edition. See the rest of the recipes in the story: Sweet Green Pea and Herb …

Onions

Carrot Coffee Cake

This one goes out to everyone who doesn't like cream cheese frosting (guilty) and prefers cake at breakfast instead of dessert, no matter how much …

Dessert

5 Psychological Principles for Maintaining a Happy Marriage

It all comes down to prioritizing the positive.<p>By<p>Apr 05 2018, 7:21 PM<p>Marriage takes work. We know this, you know this, everyone knows this. But what …

Happiness

Second Thoughts And ADHD

And another thing …<p>Recently, I’ve been amazed at how often I cannot make up my mind about what opinion I should have on certain situations.<p>I seem to …

Science Confirms: To Be Truly Happy, You Always Need This

Turns out, those people are wrong, at least to some extent.<p><b>Studies have shown that it's not actually the achievement of goals that drives people</b> …

This is the price of happiness according to researchers

Money does indeed buy you happiness — but only up to a point, according to a new study. Around the world, researchers from Purdue University found a …

How Much Money Do You Need To Be Happy? More Than Most People Are Making

A new study finds that different salaries bring day-to-day happiness versus overall satisfaction with your life–but anything extra doesn’t do much at all for your emotional well-being.<p>If you thought earning more money would make you happier, you were only partly right. There’s a point at which more …

Happiness

70 Genius Tricks to Get Instantly Happy

You know those moods where you’re feeling down and it doesn’t seem like anything is going to pick you back up again? We’ve all been there. But the …

How to be your best self: 3 secrets backed by research

How should we treat other people? Well, if you look at ancient traditions, they’re very often on the same page. Golden Rule for the win:<p>King James …

The dark reasons so many rich people are miserable human beings

It’s no picnic having a massive bank balance<p>Mo money, mo problems.<p>New research shows the richer we get, the less happy we become. A study, published …

"Negativity bias" is what's keeping you unhappy

Condition your mind to think positively, appreciate the small stuff and focus on wellness.<p>March should be called the Grumpy Month. Most of us are …

How to Raise More Grateful Children

A sense of entitlement is a big problem among young people today, but it’s possible to teach gratitude<p>Kathleen Cormier, a mother from suburban Minneapolis, is trying to instill a sense of gratitude in her sons, ages 12 and 17. But sometimes she wonders if other parents have given up.<p>Some of her …

Parenting

Feeling Good--Vs. Feeling Good About Ourselves (Part 2)

Focusing Less on Feeling Good--and More on Feeling Good About Ourselves<p>Once we recognize what allows us to feel good only temporarily, we can start …

Happiness

Hawaii Is No Longer the Happiest State—Here's What Took the Top Spot

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure. For more stories like this, visit travelandleisure.com.</i><p>Hawaii is no longer the happiest state …

Top 10

Science Reveals There Are Surprising Benefits of Being a Pessimist

It's not pessimism, it's realism.<p>How many times have you been told that something great will happen as long as you believe it is possible?<p>From pop …

How To Think Through Stress and Not Obsess

Have you ever found yourself obsessing over something negative that's happened to you, and getting more and more upset, but feeling unable to let it …

Your Happiness Is Built With The Little Things

Image: iStock<p>Zeno of Citium was a Hellenistic thinker from Citium, Cyprus and founder of the Stoic school of philosophy. He believed it's the little …

Happiness

Supreme Court Gets Moving, Issuing As Many Decisions In One Day As It Has In 5 Months

The U.S. Supreme Court began churning out opinions Wednesday, producing four decisions — as many as the justices have produced over the past 4 1/2 months combined.<p>The topics were varied, touching on subjects ranging from gun control to whistleblower protection and terrorism.<p><b>A "muddle" on guns?</b><p>In a …

Gun Control

Four huge obstacles for Congress to do something on gun control

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As pressure mounts for congressional action on gun control, it's unclear just how much can be done given the thick political fog that shrouds any major legislative effort on Capitol Hill -- especially in an election year.<p>President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that Congress "is …

Guns

When safety nets fail on gun background checks, mental health

In the wake of mass shootings, lawmakers almost always talk about a focus on mental health as part of the solution. But existing policy proposals …

Guns

‘We’re going to take action’: Inside Trump’s shifting stance on gun rights

President Trump’s decision to place himself at the center of the roiling debate over the nation’s gun laws began hours after last week’s Florida high school massacre, when images of angry yet poised teenage survivors were beamed into the White House on live television.<p>Trump’s aides almost …

Guns
Corruption

Timeline: Every big move by Mueller

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe is gaining speed, with the first sentencing in his investigation brought down by a U.S. district court …

Corruption

Red flags. Warnings. Cries for help. How a system built to stop the Parkland school shooter repeatedly broke down

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office received a call in November with an ominous warning: Nikolas Cruz, a troubled 19-year-old, was collecting guns and knives and “could be a school shooter in the making.”<p>It was one of at least four times local or federal authorities were contacted about such a …

Guns

Mass shooting plot at SoCal high school allegedly thwarted by alert security guard

<b>WHITTIER, Calif. --</b> Authorities say they've thwarted a student's plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school. The Los Angeles …

The ACLU just proved that our courts are being manipulated by private debt collectors

A damning new ACLU report uncovers how the private debt collection industry uses courts to do their dirty work<p>A new report by the ACLU reveals how the private debt collection industry has been able to manipulate America's court system to target the financially disadvantaged.<p>Even though Congress …

Human Rights

Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had fireworks and extra ammunition in his backpack, police said on Wednesday.<p>Investigators were reviewing cellphones and other electronics found at the boy's home, but it was too early to …

Middle School

Twitter just purged ‘Russian bots’, and Trump fans are crying as their followers vanish

Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the #MAGA brigade, as they howl in despair after half their Twitter followers vanished overnight.<p>The reason? …

A 40-Year-Study Found That Kids Who Do This Are More Likely to Earn the Most Money When They Grow Up

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money.<p>Imagine you are asked to look at a sixth-grade class and predict which students will earn the highest income as adults. Which kids would you choose?<p>Do you go for the studious kids? The shy kids who are eager to …

Psychology