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Republicans Projected to Pick up Seventy Seats in Prison

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a development that could dramatically change the composition of the federal penitentiary system, Republicans are projected to pick up as many as seventy seats in prison, a leading incarceration expert said on Thursday.<p>“Prognostication is an inexact science,” …

Donald Trump

The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

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Books

Pickle: The Flavor of the Moment

From fried chicken to potato chips to ice cream, the humble pickle is being incorporated into a bewildering selection of foods and drinks.<p>My wife and …

Ice Cream

The generation that grew up on Stephen King is taking him back

The author is going through a cinematic renaissance, thanks to directors who grew up as fans.<p>Stephen King is one of mainstream fiction’s great …

Horror

Mueller's web: Everyone caught up in the Russia investigation

There's been such a flood of stories about who Robert Mueller has interviewed for his Russia investigation — and who's been charged in connection …

Donald Trump

13 New Historical Fiction Books To Read If You Want To Escape 2018 For A Little While

The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and I'm looking to escape the rest of the world for a little while. It's one one thing to take a social …

Books

Five Features of Better Arguments

A former Clinton administration official studied how to facilitate more constructive arguments among Americans. These are his conclusions.<p>Earlier this month, amid a particularly trying stretch on social media, I joked that I would soon be launching <i>Ad Hominem</i>, “a new journal of non-ideas founded in …

Bill Clinton

3 Ways to Overcome a Bad Procrastination Habit

The early bird gets both the worm and a pat on the back.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are certain times in your life that you will never forget: your first sale, your first customer review, and sometimes even the day you landed the client of your dreams.<p>They're just like those small moments you …

Trump’s Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s lawyers have for months quietly waged a campaign to keep the special counsel from trying to force him to answer questions in the investigation into whether he obstructed justice, asserting that he cannot be compelled to testify and arguing in a confidential letter …

Donald Trump

What Does Trump Mean By 'Space Force'?

The president has proposed the creation of a new military branch that his Defense Department actually opposes.<p>With a fighter jet positioned behind him, President Trump suggested on Tuesday that the United States create another military branch.<p>“Space is a war-fighting domain just like the land, air, …

Military

Trump’s Secretary of State pick is ‘the number 1 all time recipient of KOCH Industries $$$’

Mike Pompeo is, of course, a climate science denier and opponent of the Paris climate deal.<p>President Donald Trump has officially fired Secretary of …

Pi Day 2018: the math of pi explained, as simply as possible

Pi, explained in one GIF.<p>Today is March 14, a date that coincidentally spells out the first three digits of pi (represented by the symbol π). Thirty years ago, physicist Larry Shaw decided to celebrate 3/14 at a San Francisco science museum. Since then, Pi Day has grown into a worldwide celebration …

17 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Inspire You (and Leave You Dreaming of the Stars)

Sadly, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, Hawking has passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live with a diagnosis of …

Stephen Hawking

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Self-help

If You Can't Pass This Simple 10 Second Test, Science Says You're 5 Times More Likely to Die Sooner

And don't worry if you can't pass it today. With a little time and effort, you will.<p>Everyone wants to live a long, healthy life. No one wants their life to be cut unnecessarily short. But is it possible to predict whether you're at greater risk of mortality? According to a Brazilian physician, the …

Work-life Balance

18 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die

Various<p>If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Literature

King of the Jungle: The Mayan Empire of Archaeologist Richard Hansen

Rupert, Idaho<p>Richard D. Hansen is the director of what is probably the largest archaeological excavation in the world, the Mirador Basin Project, …

France’s butter crisis is a perfect lesson in basic economics

Toulouse<p>A visit to the Sena Fromager at the Marché des Carmes brought more bad news. Daniel, the knowledgeable and personable fromager who gamely tolerates my poor French, looked grimly at the display case when I inquired about butter.<p>Gone was the giant block of gleaming fresh butter from which he …

France

Police: MS-13 members in Maryland stab man more than 100 times and decapitate him

The most violent MS-13 crimes of 2017<p>As many as 10 members of the MS-13 street gang lured a man into a park in Wheaton, Maryland, spoke with one another over walkie-talkies as he arrived, stabbed him more than 100 times, decapitated him and then cut out his heart, according to police documents made …

The actual original intent of the Second Amendment

I appreciated the Nov. 17 news article "Some common ground in contentious gun debate" and fully support any bipartisan attempt at gun regulation. But we will never find consensus so long as those who defy gun control believe that the Second Amendment is on their side. This falsehood is too often …

The US net neutrality fight affects the whole world

This is serious<p>The United States is a nation quarreling with itself right now. Most of the country’s population wants to keep the internet an equitable and free place, embracing net neutrality rules as a necessary guardian against corporate overreach. But the current political administration seems …

Net Neutrality

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

Inflammation

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Here's the truth about why women 'go off' sex in long-term relationships

When it comes to long term relationships, women go off the idea of having sex with their partners before men do, says the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle.<p>But you probably already knew that, right?<p>It’s one of those things that everyone has a low-level awareness of - yet no-one had …

A top psychologist shares his 3-step method parents can take to discipline their kids

Ross Greene wants to make life easier.<p>Greene is the groundbreaking psychologist behind the theory of "collaborative partnerships," an approach that discards the stuff of traditional parenting — timeouts and the revocation of privileges — and replaces them with calm, focused discussion.<p>"The best you …

Parenting

Meet the original single lady, who wrote the book on living alone

Marjorie Hillis was the “spinster-in-chief” who showed women that they could make it on their own<p>In 1930, Marjorie Hillis stood in front of a large, …

17 Signs Your Relationship Will Last a Lifetime

See how many apply to your relationship -- especially if you haven't tied the knot yet.<p>Every relationship reaches the point where that person you were convinced you couldn't live without becomes the person you live <i>with.</i> That's when you really find out if you married the right person.<p>By no means are …

Self-improvement

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