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‘Make America big again’? The headache of translating Trump into foreign languages.

By Samantha Schmidt<p>Samantha Schmidt<p>Reporter covering gender and family issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>When the video was released capturing Donald Trump making lewd comments about women, news outlets across the country struggled with how to present the crude words.<p>“Grab them by the p—y,” Trump said in the …

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Donald Trump’s unique speaking style, explained by linguists

President-elect Donald Trump’s much-anticipated, much-delayed press conference on his private business dealings — and the recent unverified reports about Russia’s alleged blackmail of Trump — reminded the nation of his unique speaking style and how it is received by the press.<p>Consider the opening …

New Year's Comet Will be Visible With Binoculars

Comet C/2016 U1 NEOWISE will be bright enough to spot with binoculars from now until mid-January.<p>Over the next two weeks, a comet passing by the Earth will be bright enough to see with binoculars and possibly even with the naked eye.<p>The comet was detected back in October by NASA's NEOWISE mission, …

7 Amazing Places in Japan They Don't Show in Guidebooks

What to do when you've conquered the Fushimi Inari Shrine (and all the other shrines in the area), ran through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, blazed …

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31 Senior Cats Who Will Fill Your Cold, Dead Heart With Joy

With age comes sweetness.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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Iconic Laid-back Cat Immortalized with His Own Statue at His Favorite Spot

A neighborhood cat with a calm and serene personality captured many people's hearts as he nonchalantly lounged about.<p>He was so loved by the locals …

Fat Cats Photo Project: The Heartwarming Side Of Chubby Feline Friends

<b>All images by Peter Thorne. Used with permission.</b><p>Popular culture has always presented the image of cats as generally being slim and svelte. Peter …

Science says it is impossible for men and women to be just friends

It is one of the oldest questions in the book: can men and women really be <i>just</i> friends?<p>You would think we have a definitive answer to this question, …

There's a Farm in Japan Where You Can Be Surrounded by Over a Million Sunflowers

This is what dreams are made of.<p>Japan's annual sunflower festival, known as the Himawari Matsuri, is currently in full bloom — and it's breathtaking.<p>With over 1.5 million striking sunflowers on the Sera, Japan farm, the festival — which began in 1987 and is open this season until August 20th — is …

The dark side of Silicon Valley, according to a teenager who grew up there

Home of the brightest engineers, the coolest new technology, and the highest salaries in the world, Silicon Valley is also home of the most cutthroat competitive high schools.<p>Let's take a look at the schools with the highest SAT scores in the nation. Unsurprisingly, 6 of the top 20 are located in …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 July 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>June 29, 2018<p>On talent alone, New Zealand’s golfing supremo is in the right company on the US PGA Tour and every so often …

The Most Scenic Train Rides in the U.S.

When it comes to travel by train, the ride itself becomes an adventure—not just a means to an end—thanks to the dazzling landscapes passing by your carriage window. Consider these eight routes, which feature some of the most scenic views the U.S. has to offer, from the Grand Canyon to Cape Cod.

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Japanese Oyakodon: Chicken + Egg + 15 Minutes = Dinner

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>A couple of weeks back, I said that if ramen is like the hamburger of Japan, then <i>gyudon</i> (simmered beef and rice bowl) is its hot dog. Extending the analogy, I'd say that <i>oyakodon</i> is its pizza—if pizza were the kind of …

Here's the Truth About Successful Relationships (That No One Ever Talks About)

Despite my… let’s call them <i>varied</i> experiences with dating, I have never had a conversation with my exes like the one I had with my girlfriend last …

Japanese cat who can't sleep unless it chats with owner melts hearts across the Internet

This cat’s <b>hilariously well-timed, meow-filled responses</b> are convincing the world he understands Japanese!<p>One of the reasons we love cute cat videos …

Supercharged Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Month

The Perseids are here: The dazzling meteor shower's peak of activity is Aug. 12, but you can already see its streaks of light peppering the …

Perseid meteor shower set to be extra-spectacular this year

The summer's best shooting star show is expected be even more spectacular this year, thanks to an unusual "outburst" that only happens about once a …

These Breathtaking Shots Will Make You Appreciate the Night Sky Like Never Before

Russian landscape photographer Daniel Kordan travels around the world and captures the most breathtaking shots of the planet's natural wonders. You might also recognize his work in Apple products, like the background photo in OS X Yosemite.<p>Our favorites by far, however, are his awe-inducing photos …

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11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Reasons to Skip Bangkok and Bali and Head to Malaysia Instead

Malaysia is one of Southeast Asia’s forgotten paradises. While tourists buzz between Bali and Bangkok, Malaysia somehow gets overlooked. It shouldn’t. Located slap-bang in between Indonesia and Thailand, Malaysia has the same wild jungles and painfully pretty beaches (with seawater as freakishly …

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18 Summer Pasta Ideas To Try ASAP

Relationship status: pasta.<p><i>For more pasta recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

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Hey Recent Grads, Don't Let the Real World Kill Your Dreams

For every one of you who joins the Peace Corps or travels the world after graduation, there will be a thousand more of you who will wind up working 50-hour workweeks at soul-sucking desk jobs.<p>I graduated from Rutgers University in 2011. I'd spent college living at home, delivering pizzas, and …

No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price. She hoped at least one of her teachers would show up.<p>But …

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

What separates highly successful people from the “average crowd?” This is a topic that is widely discussed.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to …

Even as an adult, learning a second language changes your brain

Conventional wisdom suggests it may well be easier to learn a second language as a child than as an adult. But for adults who do take the linguistic leap, what sort of factors influence how well they acquire another tongue?<p>In a new study published this week by the Proceedings of the National …

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

When The Teacher Doesn't Like Your Kid

When I was in 10th grade, I had a chemistry teacher whom I’ll call Mr. Smith. <i></i>Mr. Smith was a male chauvinist who believed, and often said out loud, …