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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

25 Heaven-Sent Products For People Who Suck At Makeup

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Makeup

The Beginner's Guide To A Makeup Routine

From a healthy distance, makeup can be scary. Not like "Hey, babysitter alone in the house, don't go in the basement" scary. More like <i>Apollo 13</i> …

Makeup

Was Obama a Transformational President?

His most ardent supporters like to think he fundamentally changed the country. But his record shows otherwise.<p>For weeks now, the impending departure of Barack Obama from the White House has inspired a run of paeans to his greatness, a flood of laments about how much he’ll be missed. Everywhere …

Political Science

Blinded by the light: Solar farms are expected to outpace natural gas in the U.S.

<b>(AP)</b><p>One of the biggest winners of 2016 will likely be solar power<p>Bobby Magill<p>December 28, 2016 12:35am (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>2016 is shaping up to be a milestone year for energy, and when the final accounting is done, one of the biggest winners is likely to be …

Renewable Energy

Oracle executive publicly resigns after CEO joins Trump's transition team

George Polisner penned an open letter of resignation to Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz that he calls ‘a credible action as opposed to an expression of frustration’<p>A senior executive at Oracle has publicly resigned after the technology company’s co-CEO Safra Catz joined the Trump transition team and …

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Nokia sues Apple over patent infringement

Nokia has taken legal action against Apple before German and American courts, accusing the larger company of violating dozens of its patents. The …

Why is corporate America picking wind power over solar?

Businesses are buying more wind and solar electricity than ever before to help lower their carbon footprint in offices, stores and factories. But the two sources of renewable energy are far from getting equal love from corporate America.<p>Wind energy has long been the favorite. Businesses, not …

Renewable Energy

These GIFs Show America’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Explosion

Even the Trump administration’s fossil-fuel-powered cabinet appointees may have trouble stopping this momentum.<p>Over the last five years, solar generation in Nevada has increased seven-fold. Iowa and Texas have doubled their wind power production. And, across the U.S., renewable energy has been …

Renewable Energy

The next generation of Americans is going to be in a lot of trouble

<b>(AP/J Pat Carter)</b><p>The American Dream is in trouble as income inequality continues to get worse<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>December 9, 2016 8:43pm (UTC)<p>The American Dream has long been that each generation can do better than their parents. Unfortunately, rising income inequality in America has made this less true …

Demographics

The Ancient Greeks Warned Us About Trump

We might think tyrants are the opposite of democracy. But like it or not, they can spring from within democracies as well. And here we are. Buckle up.<p>…

Political Science

Hundreds of churches offer sanctuary to undocumented migrants after election

Hundreds of churches in the US have said they are willing to provide sanctuary for undocumented migrants threatened with deportation following the election of Donald Trump as president.<p>About 300 churches nationally have come forward in the past two weeks, according to the Philadelphia-based New …

Immigration

Will Hillary Clinton's Defeat Set Back Women in Politics?

Her high-profile loss could discourage women from running for office—but it might also motivate them to become more politically engaged.<p>When Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, she didn't just fail to shatter the ultimate glass ceiling in American politics. She lost to a man who accused …

Despite Trump's skepticism, nearly 200 countries pledge to keep fighting climate change

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries wrapped up two weeks of talks Saturday vowing to press ahead with the fight against climate change — with or without the help of the next U.S. president.<p>The election of<p>Donald Trump, who has called global warming a “hoax” and has threatened to “cancel” U.S. …

Climate

Specter of election day violence looms as Trump spurs vigilante poll watchers

Advocates say US faces ‘midnight hour of our democracy’ as militia members and neo-Nazi groups take Donald Trump’s claims of ballot rigging seriously<p>Can you guess voter turnout in your state? An election quiz<p>Donald Trump’s claims of “large-scale” voter fraud have prompted officials across the …

Government

Jorge Ramos Talks 'Hate Rising,' a Documentary Exploring Trump-Inspired Racism & Violence in the U.S.

Hate appears to be growing across the United States, a violent and visible change the Southern Poverty Law Center has called "the Trump Effect." The Republican nominee has given racism and xenophobia a national audience, helping white supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan and the alt-right …

GOP must speak out over Trump's sexism

<b>(CNN) —</b> What happens when "it's just talk" becomes actions? That's the question now facing the campaign of Donald Trump, his supporters and the Republican Party as a growing number of women have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct by Mr. Trump.<p>Emboldened by Trump's denial during the …

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Michelle Obama Was Right About the History of Workplace Sexual Harassment

At a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday in Manchester, N.H., First Lady Michelle Obama condemned recorded comments …

Our children are paying a high price for society’s vision of success

Yet another report has been published showing frightening levels of mental illness among children and young people in England. The figure now stands at about a quarter of a million. I have written before, downplaying the phenomenon, usually along the lines of “children have never had it so good” …

Mental Health

Obama lifts restrictions on Cuban rum, cigars

MIAMI — Attention U.S. travelers going abroad: You now can bring home all the Cuban rum and cigars you want.<p>The Obama administration announced Friday a new round of executive actions designed to increase trade and travel with the communist island. And this is the one many Americans have been …

Cuba

This U.N. group just said America should pay slavery reparations, but will it listen?

The debate over whether African Americans deserve reparations—beyond the short-lived 40 acres and a mule—has been going on since slavery ended in …

Human Rights

Conservative Newspapers Breaking Tradition to Abandon Trump

Print Media

Where Donald Trump lost the debate

THE microphone had been tampered with. The moderator, a registered Republican, was horribly unfair. So went Donald Trump’s dismissal of his poor …

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Some insurers thwart efforts to use medication treatment for addiction

Krista Sizemore's brain was crying out for heroin.<p>But she knew she was pregnant. She knew her baby needed her to stay safe. She knew what could happen if she used again.<p>She thought she'd been through it all, even overdosing once in her father's home.<p>Sizemore, 26, called her mother, Kimberly …

Drug Addiction

Here’s Hillary’s Debate Knockout Punch—Will She Use It?

When the topic is cultural politics, Trump bites back. But when it’s class politics, his answers are lame—or he’s just silent. Therein lies the</i> …

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