Cynthia Akana

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A History of Sex and Abuse in the Trump Administration

From Ivana and Marla to Pussygate and Porter, a timeline of domestic abuse and sexual misconduct allegations against Trump and his inner circle<p>There …

Donald Trump

Florida dad gives teen's phone to cops over concerns about possible shooting -- what the police found was worse

A Florida father who grew concerned about his son’s posts about guns on Snapchat and Instagram, handed his son’s two phones over to police which …

Crime

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.

When Teva Pharmaceuticals announced recently that it would begin selling a copycat version of Syprine — an expensive drug invented in the 1960s — the news seemed like a welcome development for people taking old drugs that have skyrocketed in price.<p>Syprine, which treats a rare condition known as …

Pharma

These 12 States Could Pass Marijuana Laws This Year

Quite a few states could pass marijuana laws this year. Legalization has been a slow but steady process in recent years. In particular, 2016 was a …

Cannabis

White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities

Around 1100 or 1200 A.D., the largest city north of Mexico was Cahokia, sitting in what is now southern Illinois, across the Mississippi River from …

Archaeology

Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

National Parks

Age of empires: Anatolia's archeological treasures

From the Romans to Byzantines to Ottomans and everyone in between, the Anatolian peninsula contains the legacies of a number of empires.

Archaeology

When Poop Becomes Medicine

Once a weird, fringe treatment, fecal transplants have started becoming mainstream.<p>In 1957, a young microbiologist named Stanley Falkow started asking sick people to swallow their own poop.<p>Falkow was working as a technician in a hospital lab at a time when patients were besieged by a rogue strain …

Medicine

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the work …

Humanity

There's a 'Doorway to The Underworld' in Siberia That's So Big It's Uncovered Ancient Forests

A doorway to 200,000 years ago.<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost is on thin ice. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing …

Global Warming

Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student.<p>The drugs …

Crime

Scientific study says reducing portion size and calories has nothing to do with weight loss

The basic equation for weight loss that we've all long understood goes a little something like this: eating less food + exercise = lose weight.<p>And while the exercise part still stands, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests weight loss actually has a lot …

Nutrition

White homeowner who complained of ‘hoodlums’ found guilty of murdering unarmed black man

In a case that drew comparisons to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, a white North Carolina man was found guilty of murder Thursday for gunning down an unarmed 20-year-old black man after complaining about “hoodlums” outside his house.<p>A jury in Wake County, …

Crime

Mystery Ulfberht Viking sword has archaeologists stumped

A mystery sword made by the Vikings and engraved with the word Ulfberht has stumped archaeologists. The sword is forged in such a way that it looks …

Archaeology

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying

(LAS VEGAS) — What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas.<p>Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana …

Cannabis

Congresswoman claims most mass shooters are Democrats

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rep. Claudia Tenney, an upstate New York Republican who is up for re-election in one of the most competitive congressional districts in America, told a radio host in Albany that Democrats are more prone to be mass shooters.<p>Speaking to host Fred Dicker on WGDJ radio, Tenney was discussing …

Guns

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Creative Writing

10 Items of Gear Every Outdoors-Person Needs to Own

<b>What outdoor activity excites you?</b> Ski-touring? Stand-up paddleboarding? Canoe-tripping? Whatever turns your crank (cycling?), there's specialized …

Camping

Nefertiti’s Face by Joyce Tyldesley review – the creation of an Ancient Egyptian icon

Why did the bust of a queen carved more than 3,000 years ago achieve such fame when it was exhibited in 1924?<p>Even with her blinded left eye, Nefertiti has come to epitomise female perfection. Uncannily symmetrical, and with the second most famous half-smile after the Mona Lisa, her image has been …

Ancient History

The Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery

The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th …

James Madison

How to draw a crowd in 1936? Let a white woman hang a black man

Twenty thousand people traveled to Kentucky to watch the execution of Rainey Bethea<p>The last public execution in America was a media frenzy. Not …

Santa Rosa

This Is the Law That Could Take Down Trump

Bribery statutes apply to public officials. And Trump became one, says one federal prosecutor, when he became the GOP nominee. Dum-da-dum-dum.<p>It’s …

Donald Trump

Of Course Smart Teens Are Better at Grilling Politicians Than Reporters

As Senator Marco Rubio was grilled by teens last night, scores of actual professional journalists asked themselves some variation of this question:<p>It …

Marco Rubio

Top Ten Signs the U.S. Is the Most Corrupt Nation in the World

Those ratings that castigate Afghanistan and some other poor countries as hopelessly “corrupt” always imply that the United States is not <b></b>corrupt. …

Republican Party

Charlie Walk: Top Music Exec Allegedly Preyed on Women for Decades

Five women accuse Republic Group president of sexual misconduct including forced kisses, exposure, unsolicited penis images and rubbing against …

DJ Khaled

A Masterful, Shattering Glimpse Of Humanity's Physical — And Emotional — 'Annihilation'

The alien dome they call "The Shimmer" stretches for several miles, radiating from a lighthouse in the middle of a national park. Its border is pulsating and translucent with shades of purple, like a soap bubble; it's so alive it seems to moan, or at the least to breathe. No messages from within …

Jennifer Jason Leigh

This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

Trains

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015. The Republican governor responded that he made a mistake but committed no …

Corruption