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Trader Joe’s Just Released a Deep-Dish Chocolate-Chip Cookie and...That’s All

In our book, Trader Joe's can do no wrong. And neither can deep-dish foods, cookies or chocolate chips...which is why we're freaking out that our …

14 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

It’s that time of the year when we get assaulted with new trailers for upcoming attractions. It’s the Super Bowl weekend, which means plenty of new …

Trump taking tougher stance on Russia nuclear threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday announced it will continue much of the Obama administration's nuclear weapons policy, but take a more aggressive stance toward Russia. It said Russia must be convinced it would face "unacceptably dire costs" if it were to threaten even a limited …

North Korea

New 'religious freedom' division sows fears of LGBTQ discrimination

Jionni Conforti, a transgender man in his 30s, was scheduled to have a total hysterectomy in the summer of 2015. The surgery was deemed medically necessary by both his primary care physician and his therapist as part of his treatment for gender dysphoria, and a surgeon had agreed to perform the …

Health Care

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime
Books

What it’s like to live in Putin’s Russia, according to an investigative reporter who lived there for 4 years

Luke Harding, a journalist and the author of "Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win," explains why he believes Vladimir Putin may secretly be one of the richest people in the world. <i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p><b>Luke Harding:</b> I think the thing …

Russia

Toronto Orchestra Shuts Down After Being Accused of Fat Shaming Their Singers

Toronto’s Sheraton Cadwell Orchestra has shut down after they were accused of fat shaming their singers.<p>In an email to the group’s singers, the …

Medicare & Medicaid; What is needed to keep it alive.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) On July 30th, our country marked Medicare and Medicaid’s 52nd birthday—enacted as Title XVIII and Title …

Health Care

The Trumps Have Maxed Out the Secret Service's Budget

The agency has already spent $60,000 on golf cart rentals alone.<p>The Secret Service can no longer afford to pay the hundreds of agents tasked with protecting the Trumps, who have traveled so frequently in the president's first seven months and live so far apart that they've left the agency stretched …

Donald Trump

21 Gratitude Quotes to Unlock Your Blessings

Gratitude. It’s something we could all make a conscious effort to include more of in our daily lives. I know I’m guilty of not being grateful for all …

10 Free Online Courses That Will Make You Happier

Here’s something to smile about: These 10 free online courses are waiting to teach you how to create a happier, more fulfilling life. Learn about the …

Happiness

This Is How I Managed To Finally Squeeze Meditation Into My Busy, Distracted Life

Research shows that practicing mindfulness has tons of advantages for mental and physical health, but I could never find the time. Until now.<p>It’s not easy to achieve a state of zen on a bumpy Megabus on the highway in Northern New Jersey. But it doesn’t stop me from trying. I’m hell-bent on keeping …

Mindfulness

4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years

God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience.But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant:<b>As you</b> …

Positive Thinking

Enough is enough. It’s time for Republicans to show some spine and stand up to Trump - Los Angeles Times

These are not normal times.<p>The man in the White House is reckless and unmanageable, a danger to the Constitution, a threat to our democratic institutions.<p>Last week some of his worst qualities were on display: his moral vacuity and his disregard for the truth, as well as his stubborn resistance to …

Drown Your Ice Cream in Coffee and Call It Breakfast | MyRecipes

A few weeks ago, I was on a plane, and the woman next to me ordered a coffee with 5 creams and 3 sugars. I didn’t know whether to be impressed or …

Coffee

Cosmic information: Scientists make breakthrough in dark energy research

Current observations suggest that the nature of dark energy can be explained by invoking a term in Albert Einstein’s equations of gravity, called the …

Dark Matter

'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

<b>The Perseid meteor shower has been seen over parts of the UK, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky.</b><p>The shower was due to peak in the UK on Saturday night, in a display also visible in other parts of the world.<p>Stargazers took to social media to say they had …

Meteor Showers

What Happens When a Die-Hard Climber Can’t Climb Anymore?

Injuries suck no matter who you are. But when you’re as dedicated to your sport as Bernd Zangerl, an Austrian climber who specializes in bouldering, …

Here's What President Trump Achieved Since His First 100 Days

As President Trump approached his first 100 days in office, he called it a “ridiculous standard,” while House Speaker Paul Ryan said it was too soon …

Donald Trump

The 9 Best Travel Backpacks for Men

These most versatile, durable, and organized picks for your next action-packed adventure.<p>There are several factors that could ruin the trip of a …

Travel