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Exclusive: Video shows Trump with associates tied to email controversy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Video obtained exclusively by CNN offers a new look inside the web of relationships now at the center of allegations of collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia.<p>The video shows the future President Donald Trump attending a dinner with an Azerbaijani-Russian family …

Donald Trump

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

Self-help

Holy Crap, This Map Of Trump’s Business Network Is Terrifying

Where to begin?<p>Trump has an extraordinary number of business ties. But just how complex is his network–and how big are the potential conflicts of interest? In a word: Yuuuge!<p>Designer Kim Albrecht created two visualizations that map Trump’s network from a macro and micro perspective. They’re based …

The Real 007 Used Fake News to Get the U.S. into World War II

The British ran a massive and illegal propaganda operation on American soil during World War II—and the White House helped.<p>In the spring of 1940, …

Ian Fleming

From Goldwater to Reagan and now Trump. But Americans will fight this latest brand of cartoon conservatism

The war against the liberal consensus began as a backlash against Roosevelt’s New Deal. Trump has simply stripped away its genteel veneer<p>‘Greed is good,” Gordon Gekko assured Americans in the 1987 film <i>Wall Street</i>. The slick financier spoke as a new American who rejected the social values of the …

What Is Hiding Behind Donald Trump’s Lies?

Bannon was right: The press is the ‘opposition party,’ the guarantor of the public interest. If democracy stands any chance, journalists must be …

Journalism

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Woman Recycles Dog Hair into Beautiful Sweaters, Ponchos, Gloves and More

Chiengora – the art of spinning dog hair to make warm clothing items – has been around for thousands of years, and is still used today by people in …

Pets

Sick Of American Democracy? The U.S. Could Learn A Lot From These Countries

Let's look at governments that rank high on socio-economic and political indexes.<p>SINGAPORE ― Donald Trump’s election proved to the world that America is just winging it. Rather than steadily improving governance over time, the country is caught in a hapless cycle of flip-flopping parties and …

As An Abusive Cop, I’m Impressed By The Taser X26’s Battery Life

In my 12 years as an unhinged cop who has no business being on the force, I’ve abused a lot of people. I mean <i>a lot</i>. I tend to lash out at the …

Trump in training: Mike Pence doesn’t like black people

The vice presidential debate “winner” would “set aside talk of institutional racism” and enable police brutality<p>In an earlier Salon piece, I suggested that if the 2016 Republican presidential race were a horror movie in which Donald Trump is the maniac armed with a chainsaw, Mike Pence is the …

America is obsessed with happiness — and it’s making us miserable

A Brit on life in America: “The pursuit of happiness” has gotten out of hand.<p>I’m at the gynecologist for my Pap smear, feet in stirrups, idly wondering what Emily Post might have suggested as appropriate small talk for those moments when the person you are speaking to will be replying to your …

Happiness

Neuroscience Show These Are 5 Top Ways To Clear Your Mind

We’re all trying to achieve great things. With a troubled mind, this can be significantly more difficult. Imagine if you could ‒ at will ‒ calm your …

Mindfulness

Harrowing footage shows motorists dodging kitten on busy Russian highway — until one man stops

A tiny kitten in Kaliningrad, Russia, tumbled out of an SUV on a busy roadway on Sept. 12. The kitten narrowly missed the wheels of another SUV as it somersaulted down the outside lane of Alexander Nevsky street, coming to a halt in the middle of the road.<p>The city, between Poland and Lithuania off …

Baltic Sea

The 1965 Law That Gave the Republican Party Its Race Problem

LBJ didn’t think the Immigration and Nationality Act would be revolutionary. He was wrong.<p>During the long, three-year debate over the immigration act of 1965, members of Congress debated the wisdom and morality of removing 1920s-era quotas on immigration to the United States. Not far from the …

Democratic Party

These 4 Skills Will Make You Happier

We generally think of happiness as either a matter of chance or circumstance. Some people are born with happy brains–they just naturally seem to see …

Trump’s damage has already been done: He has nurtured a generation of racist bullies

Win or lose, Trump has inspired a new wave of racial hostility in America, and capitalized on it<p>To understand precisely how Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has changed America, one need only look at a new pair of surveys. In April the Southern Poverty Law Center discovered that the Trump …

Trump’s ‘Second Amendment People’ Already Think They Have the Right to Fight the Government with Guns

A constitutional law professor explains the origins of "insurrectionist theory," and its role in the modern gun rights movement.<p><i>This post originally appeared on The Trace.</i><p>At a campaign event in North Carolina last week, Donald Trump set off another media storm by suggesting that Second Amendment …

Guns

My Crazy Year with Trump

The presidential hopeful has insulted reporter Katy Tur on national TV, called her names during interviews, and made his campaign seemingly impossible to cover. Here, her no-holds-barred account of trailing the most unlikely candidate in GOP history.<p>In a speech carried live from Mount Pleasant, …

Donald Trump

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

Clinton burying Trump: $42 million to $1.3 million

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump faces an extraordinary money deficit unheard of in modern presidential politics, entering the month with tens of millions of dollars less than Hillary Clinton.<p>Clinton's campaign had $42 million in the bank as of May 31, according to its report filed with the Federal …

Government
Government

9 mental health memoirs that have helped me through my own mental illness

Like millions of other women, I struggle with mental illness. To cope when I go through a rough patch, I often read memoirs written by other women …

I'm obsessed with this app that has a robot read me any article I want

But lately I've become obsessed with a feature many Pocket users have probably never even heard of: Having a robot read articles to me.<p>This feature is called "Listen TTS" (text-to-speech), and has been available since last year on both iOS and Android.<p>The basic premise is that Pocket will scan the …

Apps

How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable

He's no ordinary con man. He's way above average — and the American political system is his easiest mark ever<p>The first thing you notice at Donald …

Government

That Time in 1927 When SCOTUS OK’d Sterilizing ‘Imbeciles’

After World War II, the Allies tried many of the Nazi Germans who had murdered, tortured, and committed other war crimes during the Holocaust. Among those other war crimes was the carrying out of 375,000 forced sterilizations for the purpose of eliminating supposed genetic deficiencies from the …

5 myths about Trump supporters

What Trump’s critics have been getting wrong about his coalition — and why it is costing them big at the polls.<p>When Donald Trump’s critics caricature him as the leader of an angry mob of archconservative men without college degrees, they’re not wrong. Their portrait is just woefully incomplete.<p>Yes, …

Republicans

12 Times Harper Lee's Words Stopped Us In Our Tracks

The "To Kill a Mockingbird" author died on Feb. 19. Here are some of the great lines she left behind.<p>Harper Lee, the beloved American writer best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, has died at the age of 89 in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.<p>During her lifetime, …

The mosquitoes that changed history

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Spanish, mosquito translates to "little gnat," but its impact on history has been far from miniscule.<p>In just the most recent example, mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus throughout South and Central Americas, causing an increased incidence of birth defects.<p>However, the species of …

Public Health