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Muslims in Trump's America: realities of Islamophobic presidency begin to sink in

For many Muslim Americans, threats of violence and discriminatory policies under Trump’s administration signal a need for increased political engagement<p>Fariha Nizam was sleepy and stressed last Thursday morning when she boarded the Q43 bus, which cuts through the affluent Queens neighborhood where …

Health Risks From Sitting Still

Sitting might be killing you, even if you get a daily dose of moderate or intense exercise. Research is mounting that hours of sitting is its own …

USGS Wolfcamp Estimate Proves The Hits Just Keep On Coming For The Permian Basin

Even in the midst of the worst downturn in oil prices in more than 30 years, the hits just keep on rolling in for the Permian Basin.<p>On Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced a new estimate of oil in place for the Wolfcamp Shale, which lies in the Midland Basin portion of the larger …

The Best Sweet Potato Recipes For Thanksgiving

Think beyond the casserole.<p>Sweet potatoes, though welcome on the table any time of year, are a must come Thanksgiving. You might think they seem a bit redundant sitting next to the mashed potatoes, but trust us, they are an essential side dish.<p>Thanks to their natural sweetness, sweet potatoes bring …

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3 Tips for Being a Truly Great Leader

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

I am a Democrat in rural, red-state America. My party abandoned us | Jane Lindsday

Donald Trump came and said he cared. It’s not rocket science: that’s why he won<p>Related: Feminists misunderstood the presidential election from day one | Liza Featherstone<p>I come from rural Texas. I am one of the handful of people here who votes blue – and I put up with all kinds of ridicule and …

4 Things the Next President Needs to Do to Help Small Businesses

Small business is vital to our economy, accounting for more than half of all U.S. sales and providing more than half of all jobs since the 1970s. Yet …

Great Lakes Waters Can Take A Savage Toll On Swimmers

The Great Lakes have more coastline for beaches than the United States' East and West coasts combined. There are thousands of beaches — and dozens of drownings each year, in part because of dangerous currents that are very different from those found in the ocean.<p>The five Great Lakes border eight …

Canada's stolen daughters: Sex traffickers target indigenous Canadians

<b>Winnipeg, Canada (CNN) —</b> As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.<p>"I used to blame myself for everything. But, like I, I would say I let them do that to me. I am dirty. It's my fault," says …

I love this BRILLIANT simple Delta frequent flyer travel tip – What are your favorite ones?

All it takes is to take a good idea and tweak it for it to become a brilliant idea. For example, I have already mentioned how life altering it is …

10 Awesome Money Saving Tips to Consider When Exploring on Your Next Trip

Sometimes, one of the most expensive things is not getting to a destination but rather the amount you spend while exploring. You can find a cheap …

Italy's Next Wine Frontier

Friuli, on the border of Austria and Slovenia, has become one of Italy's most exciting wine regions thanks to its complex, aromatic whites. Producer …

Paying For Healthcare Is So Confusing, Patients Don't Know Who To Be Angry At

Sometimes the economics of the U.S. healthcare system are so maddeningly confusing, it is impossible to know who to be angry at. Consider a frustrated healthcare consumer who wrote me recently, to explain the problems he and his wife were having sorting out their medical bills. His anger began …

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23 Hearty Vegetarian Dinners

When I first started getting a CSA box, I was overwhelmed by all the vegetables I was getting every week. There seemed to only be so many ways to …

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Obamacare has gone from the president's greatest achievement to a 'slow-motion death spiral'

A slew of news, from insurers dropping out to possible fraud among healthcare providers, has all accumulated in a deluge of negative headlines for one of President Obama's signature laws.<p>In fact, it's gotten so bad that it appears that the whole program itself may be in doubt.<p>While there are …

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For Pickers, Blueberries Mean Easier Labor But More Upheaval

The season for blueberries used to be short. You'd find fresh berries in the store just during a couple of months in the middle of summer.<p>Now, though, it's always blueberry season somewhere. Blueberry production is booming. The berries are grown in Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Michigan and …

Dressing down for safety as you travel

Sue Groenewegen is dressing conservatively. Dan Church plans to blend in. And Robin Smith is wearing “less bling.”<p>It was bound to happen, with all …

10 Best Apps For Travellers [2016 Edition]

Not all trips are about cutting digital ties. There’s a time and a place for unplugging, but tech-savvy travellers know a smartphone can be the …

Ask JJ: Anti-Inflammatory Strategies for Fat Loss

<b>Dear JJ: My doctor recently said I had chronic inflammation. I thought inflammation was a natural part of healing, but could this be keeping me from losing weight?</b><p>Last week I explained how chronic inflammation often becomes overlooked yet contributes to nearly every disease on the planet while …

10 of the world's greatest wine tours

By happy coincidence wine country is very often ideal territory for holidays: it combines a warm, benign climate, gently rolling countryside and very often a fabulous gastronomic tradition. In short, you can eat well, drink well and then lie back and enjoy the sunshine. But it’s not all about …

Facebook hides conservative news from its homepage, former employee reveals

Facebook suppresses US conservative political news when compiling trending articles on the site, former workers have alleged.<p>The social network has implied that the trending section that appears along the right hand side of Facebook's website is chosen by crunching data on a story's popularity and …

The Mediterranean Diet Might Actually Slow Aging

Talk about multi-talented.<p>We’ve been touting the benefits of the Mediterranean diet for a while—it’s great for weight loss, boosts heart health, and can even improve your memory. Now, new research shows that loading your plate with fish, veggies, and whole grains might be as close as you'll ever …

7 foods to boost your mental performance

Research shows that nutrients in food can have a significant positive impact on cognitive performance. Cognitive impairment is increasingly attributed to oxidative stress, a condition that involves excessive harmful molecules called free radicals or oxidants. Since these free radicals can lead to …

The No. 1 Thing That Is Ruining Your Diet

Have you ever been on a diet or program, diligently watching what you eat, counting your calories and/or carbs and turning away any desserts, drinks, and/or "unhealthy" items offered to you?<p>Chances are you have. And even bigger chances are, you did great with it.<p>You lost weight, drop a few sizes …

Warren Buffett made a startling confession that goes against everything you've been led to believe about his investing success

He spilled the beans on something he has been doing quietly behind the scenes for years.<p>I have written about this in my books.<p>And now, after all these years, he has finally confessed.<p>It is a revelation that goes against all you have been led to believe about his extraordinary investment success.<p>And …

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Want To Make Six Figures? How Pay And Perks Are Making This Job A Hot Second Career

Turn on the news, and the need for quality jobs that pay good wages are at the core of this year’s Presidential campaign. However, one career government data shows as being in decline, is proving pundits and statisticians wrong, say many in the industry.<p>For the first time in at least three years, …

Facebook's lead HR consultant says these are the 3 most common mistakes new managers make

HR directors across the United States measured employee performance according to standardized traits, and those deemed the best employees were well-rounded and always improving their weaknesses.<p>But according to the book's coauthors, then-Gallup analysts Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, the best …

Here's how far in advance you should book your flight

Booking your flight at the right time can save you money, but it's hard to know when exactly that right time is.<p>CheapAir.com recently released its annual study on when you should book your flight to get the best deals, analyzing about 1.2 million trips from the US to 74 popular destinations.<p><b>Here's</b> …

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