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Conway: Trump White House offered 'alternative facts' on crowd size

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House press secretary Sean Spicer's false claims about the size of the crowd at President Donald Trump's inauguration were "alternative facts," a top Trump aide said Sunday.<p>In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," host Chuck Todd pressed Trump senior adviser Kellyanne …

How MLK can get you out of your 'Trump Slump'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you experiencing the following symptoms?<p>Insomnia: No sleep because you dread what happens over the next four years.<p>Hallucinations: You keep thinking that what you saw on TV last November must be a bad dream.<p>Fits of rage: You've unfriended half of your Facebook friends and you won't talk …

Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

<b>The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists.</b><p>Tumours can "seed" themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is behind 90% of cancer deaths.<p>The mouse study, published in Nature, showed altering the immune system slowed the …

This will not end well: President-elect Trump’s first press conference was a total disaster

On Russia, the intelligence community and his business, Donald Trump’s relentless self-interest will be crippling<p>Donald Trump gave his first press conference as president-elect today, and it was, predictably, a disaster from start to finish. The man who will be president in just a few days finally …

‘Romantic realism’: the seven rules to help you avoid divorce

We expect love to be the source of our greatest joys. But, in practice, it is one of the most reliable routes to misery. Few forms of suffering are ever as intense as those we experience in relationships. An estimated 42% of marriages in Britain end in divorce; 30% of people in couples describe …

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You have been warned: “Trump Derangement Syndrome” will be a cudgel used to silence his critics

<b>(AP/John Locher/Salon)</b><p>Right-wingers who claim that principled opposition to Trump is “deranged” are avoiding America’s true insanity<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>January 8, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Do you believe that Donald Trump is a threat to American democracy? Have you shared these concerns and anxieties with other …

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Donald Trump and the hobbling of shame: David Foster Wallace warned us about reality TV and we didn’t listen

<b>Donald Trump shaves the head of Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania 23, April 1, 2007; David Foster Wallace (AP/Carlos Osorio/Hachette/Salon)</b><p>In 2004, David Foster Wallace said “only time will tell how far we’ll go” in a post-shame culture. Now we know<p>David Masciotra<p>January 8, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>The best …

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Collapse of Atlantic Ocean Current Could Trigger Icy Apocalypse, Researchers Warn

"Engine" of the sea could sputter to a halt due to climate change.<p>Climate change could become so extreme that it might trigger the cataclysmic collapse of a vital Atlantic Ocean current and plunge parts of the Northern Hemisphere into a frigid new reality, a study warns.<p>The Atlantic Meridional …

Society Could Collapse In A Decade, Predicts Math Historian

Professor Peter Turchin says Donald Trump’s presidential election win confirms that “negative trends seem to be accelerating.”<p>The end of the world as we know it could be near ― possibly just years from now, according to a scientist who uses historical and mathematical modeling to predict …

Is Jeff Sessions Trump's scariest Cabinet pick?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is Trump's scariest pick of all?"<p>Even a magical mirror would have a tough time answering this question, given how many stunningly bad people President-elect Donald Trump has chosen for his administration.<p>There's Steve Bannon -- Trump's chief strategist -- …

The spy with no name

<b>In 1977, Johanna van Haarlem finally tracked down the son, Erwin, she had abandoned as a baby 33 years earlier. She immediately travelled to London to meet him. What followed, writes Jeff Maysh, is an unbelievable story of deception and heartbreak.</b><p>It was a cold Saturday morning in April 1988 when a …

Noam Chomsky: You can’t educate yourself by looking things up online

The historian says that technology won’t make you smarter necessarily<p>Fake news has been around long before Facebook, but it was the tech company's goal to appear like a newspaper that eventually misled its users far more than ever before.<br>"Technology is basically neutral," author Noam Chomsky …

Donald Trump’s latest job con: Ford’s “vote of confidence” is a hollow sham

Here’s Trump’s plan to make America great: Roll back regulations, save a few jobs, get good headlines. Repeat!<p>Donald Trump’s plan to save American jobs by cutting deals with individual companies on a case-by-case basis continues yielding dividends. That is, if we measure dividends mostly in terms …

Donald Trump is undeniably the enemy — but people who voted for him might not be

Leftism is supposed to be about empathy — standing against Trump without demonizing his supporters is critical<p>President-elect Donald Trump predictably angered a lot of people on New Year's Eve when he took to his favorite medium to wish everyone — including his “enemies”— a Happy New Year in 140 …

Robert Reich: 15 warning signs of impending Trump tyranny

<b>Donald Trump (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)</b><p>As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do these 15 things<p>Robert Reich<p>January 4, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically:<p>1. Exaggerate their mandate to govern — …

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Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Donald Trump and the Russian election hack: Why is he resisting all the evidence?

Maybe Trump is Putin’s tool, or is being blackmailed. But isn’t it more likely he’s just an insecure little creep?<p>If there is any aspect of the just-concluded election more bizarre than the allegations of Russian meddling on behalf of Donald Trump, it is Trump’s continuing resistance to the …

Can the news be saved?: 2017’s emerging media outlets face just as many challenges as old media

New media promised to best ever-failing traditional news, but there’s so much wreckage on the landscape<p>No year was more poignant in the slow death of 20th Century media institutions than 2016, but the process of journalistic reincarnation continues to be cursed by bad karma. Smart entrepreneurs …

Why celebrate the New Year? Under President Trump, 2017 could be even worse

Signs of hope may be visible in the distance, but odds are the New Year will be even more harrowing<p>Though 2016 has been, for many, one of the most harrowing and depressing years in recent memory — with the deaths of many beloved entertainers and artists, the rise of far-right populism throughout …

WATCH: 5 times in 2016 when Samantha Bee exposed us to the hilarious truth (OK, and one lie)

Bee asked us to look at similarities between the U.S. and Brexit and even questioned if Donald Trump could read<p>Its first episode may have only aired in February, but "Daily Show" alum Samantha Bee's "Full Frontal" on TBS exposed us all to a side of politics that we could laugh at, from abortion …

Millennial Tenants Reinventing Oakland Office Space

San Francisco Office View count:<p>October 11, 2016<p>The Millennial workforce is forever changing how office space is used in Oakland. Developers, brokers …

No middle class, no republic: GOP plans to destroy America’s safety net will also kill democracy

Democracy only “works” for the top 10 percent of Americans<p>Newt Gingrich openly bragged recently at the Heritage Foundation that the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress were going to “break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt model.” That “model,” of course, created what we today refer …

What populist revolution? So far Donald Trump is supercharging the failed Republican policies of the past

Despite the campaign rhetoric, Trump’s regime looks more like crony capitalism mixed with reheated Reaganomics<p>Donald Trump’s threat to American democracy is both self-evident and real. But as more and more evidence accumulates, it’s equally clear that he’s less of a radical departure from the …

Duped by fake news story, Pakistani minister threatens nuclear war with Israel

<b>(CNN) —</b> A fake news story led to threats of nuclear war between Pakistan and Israel on Christmas Eve.<p>In an article published by AWDNews on Tuesday December 20, former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon was quoted as threatening to destroy Pakistan if it sent troops into Syria.<p>"We will destroy …

Jesus Christ: Jewish radical or bathrobe Republican? The “reason for the season” remains an enigma after 2,000 years

We reverse-engineered a pagan solstice party for this guy, so he must be important. But nobody can figure him out<p>A few nights ago, on a sharp, cold evening in New York, I took my kids into St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the enormous Gothic Revival edifice on Fifth Avenue that stands at the heart of the …

8 Scheduling Hacks to 10X Your Productivity | Inc.com

Let's face it - business owners have a lot on their plates. Whether you're managing teams locally or globally, your day-to-day thoughts and activities are likely consumed by the need to accelerate the growth of your company.<p>With so much to manage, it can be difficult to stay focused and productive. …

Brzezinski: America’s Global Influence Depends On Cooperation With China

“Stupid irritations” over Taiwan only antagonize Beijing, and Putin was directly involved in the efforts to help Trump win, the ex-national security adviser said.<p><i>Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, remains one of America’s leading strategic</i> …

Why US liberals are now buying guns too

<b>Gun ownership has traditionally been associated with the right wing in America but the election of Donald Trump has prompted some left-wingers to join gun clubs - and even start preparing for the collapse of society.</b><p>"I really didn't expect to be thinking about purchasing a gun. It was something …

Conservatives can be convinced to fight climate change with a specific kind of language

Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is only one prominent example of a long-standing conservative tradition of eulogizing the past. Progressive politicians often campaign with the promise of a better future. But conservatives recognize that pledging to restore a golden past …