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'A political volcano just erupted': is the US on the brink of the next Watergate?

As Trump threatens to fire Mueller, a journalist who was reporting during Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre reads the warning signs<p>Ever since the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, the golden rule for presidents under investigation by a special prosecutor or special counsel has been that the president …

Donald Trump

US, UK warn of Russian hackers targeting millions of routers

Russian spies are looking for vulnerabilities in routers for future attacks. Officials are urging people, and device makers, to take security measures.<p>Russian hackers are targeting millions of routers around the world, including devices in homes and offices, according to US and UK officials.<p>In a …

Cybersecurity

The Nation Will Pay if Trump Fires Mueller

President Trump resembles a Geiger counter: When he emits increasing howls, he is signaling that we’re approaching some radioactive or explosive truth.<p>Trump is said to be near a “meltdown” in his fury at what he describes as “an attack on our country” — by which he means the ongoing criminal …

Donald Trump

7 wellness hacks to supercharge your creativity before 10 a.m.

There are some work days where everything clicks: you filter through your emails, you perform your best in every meeting and your ideas are …

Productivity

Goodbye Anthropocene hello Alexacene. The future of humankind and the planet.

You heard about the Anthropocene, a new geological era when what happens to the planet is determined by the activities of the human species. The …

Artificial Intelligence

Exclusive: As elections near, many older, educated, white voters shift away from Trump's party

(Reuters) - Older, white, educated voters helped Donald Trump win the White House in 2016. Now, they are trending toward Democrats in such numbers that their ballots could tip the scales in tight congressional races from New Jersey to California, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll and a data analysis of …

Voting

John Bolton Skewed Intelligence, Say People Who Worked With Him

In early 2002, as the Bush administration hunted for Osama bin Laden, pressed its war in Afghanistan and set its sights on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, …

National Security

Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

World leaders urged to act as anger over inequality reaches a ‘tipping point’<p>The world’s richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030, according to a shocking analysis that has lead to a cross-party call for action.<p>World leaders are being warned that the …

Economics

Republicans Seize on Impeachment for Edge in 2018 Midterms

WASHINGTON — As Republican leaders scramble to stave off a Democratic wave or at least mitigate their party’s losses in November, a strategy is emerging on the right for how to energize conservatives and drive a wedge between the anti-Trump left and moderate voters: warn that Democrats will …

Republicans

Political Reality May Finally Be Catching Up To Trump

One of the most astounding things about the campaign and presidency of Donald Trump has been the resilience of his supporters despite the President’s …

Donald Trump

Putin Is Overmatched and Frightened

It was never convincing that the coordinated U.S. and European expulsion of Russian diplomats was uniquely a response to a Moscow-inspired ‘chemical …

Russia

Bill Maher Exposes Geraldo Rivera on Trump: ‘Now You Are the Spin’

The ‘Real Time’ host grilled the Fox News pundit over his passionate support of President Trump. It didn’t go well for Rivera.<p>There was a time, …

Donald Trump

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

How to free up disk space in macOS High Sierra

MacOS High Sierra upgraded the Mac’s under-the-hood file system, replacing the decades-old HFS+ with the shiny new APFS. What this means for the user is way faster file copying, the ability to revert to previous versions of your documents, and several other neat features. But it also means that you …

High Sierra

Why didn't I kill him?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first time I almost killed a man was two years after graduating from the police academy.<p>I was working at a local nightclub when a brawl erupted. Wading through the sucker punches and small skirmishes, I saw a man walk to his car, retrieve a long brown item and approach the nightclub …

Law Enforcement

Don’t Fix Facebook. Replace It.

After years of collecting way too much data, Facebook has finally been caught in the facilitation of one privacy debacle too many. When Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, testifies before Congress, which he plans to do this month, lawmakers will no doubt ask how Facebook might restore …

Social Media

What’s the Matter With Trumpland?

These days almost everyone has the (justified) sense that America is coming apart at the seams. But this isn’t a new story, or just about politics. Things have been falling apart on multiple fronts since the 1970s: Political polarization has marched side by side with economic polarization, as …

Economics

What It’s Like to Go Through Life As a Really Beautiful Woman

<i>Self/Reflection is a week of stories on the Cut about how we feel, versus how we look. Here, a woman in her late 50s tells Alexa Tsoulis-Reay how her</i> …

Relationships

The best VPNs to help keep your online browsing private

Online surveillance and data breaches are, unfortunately, an almost inevitable part of internet life. But there are things you can do protect your …

Information Systems

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

Bobbi Brown Is Ready to Slay the Wellness Industry. Nicely.

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — On a strangely warm morning in late winter, the cosmetics tycoon Bobbi Brown was in her new headquarters here: a former auto body shop left with pipes exposed and concrete floor unfinished. On a bookshelf was a case that used to belong to Frank Sinatra’s makeup man; a sign …

New Jersey

Andrew Yang Wants You To Vote For A $1,000-A-Month Basic Income In 2020

The entrepreneur presidential candidate sees a wave of automation coming that’s going to take enough jobs to require a major national response–and he wants to be in the White House to implement it.<p>Andrew Yang has a one word answer for why he’s running for president in 2020. It’s not Trump, or …

Bernie Sanders

Jesus Died Only to Rise Again. Where Did the Concept of the Resurrection Come From?

To Homer, as to the rest of the ancient world, what became the Christian idea of personal resurrection was preposterous. “You must endure, and not be brokenhearted,” Achilles tells Priam in the 24th book of the “Iliad,” perhaps the West’s most moving evocation of the tragic nature of life. …

Theology

iPhone Virus Warnings: How to Get Rid of Fake Security Alerts on Your iPhone

You're browsing a website on your iPhone when suddenly a pop-up appears. "Warning! iOS Security Breach! Virus detected on iPhone!" Well, that's alarming! Luckily, there's a number to call and get everything sorted out, right? If you haven't already heard, virus warnings and Apple security alerts …

Identity Theft

Why You Should Get Your Direct Reports to Do the Heavy Lifting and Manage Themselves (and 3 Tips to Make that Happen)

Here are three simple yet incredibly effective secrets to flip the table on your direct reports and get them to manage themselves!<p>The whole point of hiring staff is that they're supposed to be free up your time. But what happens when you end up spending the same amount of time or more <i>managing</i> the …

Employment

This Common Word Makes You Sound More Negative Than You Want To

This tiny word is nearly unavoidable but frequently overused. Everything that follows it tends to make you sound like a downer.<p>The language you use shapes others’ impressions of you, but there’s a chance that some of your most common words don’t put you in the best light. In fact, I’ve already …

Self-help

‘Heartbroken’ Trump Critic Ann Coulter: He’s a ‘Shallow, Lazy Ignoramus’

At a ‘debate’ Tuesday night with neoliberal blogger Mickey Kaus, Coulter explained how she went from Trump diehard to bitter angst—and what her …

Donald Trump

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

Learning

Trump Does Trump, and Things Get Worse

It’s one thing to run a privately held company on the fly, trusting the same ‘gut’ that drove you into multiple bankruptcies. Now the president …

Donald Trump

Apple preparing to launch iOS 11.3 software and bring big changes to your iPhone and iPad

Apple is about to launch the latest version of its software for iPhone and iPad.<p>Rumours suggest the tech giant will release the operating system …

IPad Air