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Never mind Russia – the real threat to the US is China

Reports of the country’s meddling in the presidential election are vastly overhyped<p>One of the most memorable moments of the 2012 presidential debates came when the candidates were asked what they believed to be the chief national security threat facing the United States. Mitt Romney said ‘Russia’. …

Robert Mueller

Congress team asks Washington to mend fences with Cuba, withdraw travel advisory - Xinhua

Congress team asks Washington to mend fences with Cuba, withdraw travel advisory<p>Source: Xinhua 2018-02-22 12:17:59<p>HAVANA, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- A U.S. …

Cuba

In Cuba, Trump's Hostility Serves Russia -- Not The United States

HAVANA — The presidency of Donald Trump is teaching millions of Cubans — along with people around the world – to see the United States as a symbol of …

Cuba

6 Rugged Gadgets Designed for Your Next Adventure

Technology is a quickly evolving medium with all kinds of interesting and innovative products being released all the time. Some of those products …

Gear & Gadgets

2018 Winter Olympics: When Are The Games, What Is The Schedule & More Vital Info

It’s time to bundle up and hit the slopes, because the Winter Olympics are fast approaching. Find out when the PyeongChang games start, the full …

Skiing

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

Harvard

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Stocks

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

Markets

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Apps

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

Psychology

This Martin Luther King Day, acquaint yourself with King's political positions | Opinion | NOLA.com

As the years have passed, Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered more and more for his 1963 speech at the March on Washington and less and less for …

Want to be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

What teens wish their parents knew about social media

When teens were asked, recently, if they believe their parents know “a little” or “nothing” about what they do or say online, or even what social-media apps and sites they use, more than a quarter of them agreed.<p>After visiting schools around the country, it seems to me they’re likely giving their …

Parenting

Cuba's Santeria priests wax positive as transition from Castros begins

HAVANA (Reuters) - Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion forecast on Tuesday that the upcoming retirement of President Raul Castro would signify "a moment of change" that accelerates the pace of reform on the Communist-run island.<p>The ritual-filled religion, which fuses Catholicism with …

Cuba’s Presidential Line of Succession Will Ensure Continuity

Opinion<p>December 29, 2017December 29, 2017 0 Comments Osmel Ramirez Alvarez<p>December 29, 2017<p><b>By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez</b><p>HAVANA TIMES – After Raul’s …

The 10 Events You Need To Know To Understand The Michael Flynn Story

If the saga of Michael Flynn feels like it's been hanging over President Trump's head since inauguration day, that's because it has.<p>The story of how Trump's first national security adviser came to plead guilty to lying to FBI investigators and cooperate in the special counsel's Russia investigation …

President Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct: The complete list

<i>“Women are very special. I think it’s a very special time, a lot of things are coming out and I think that’s good for our society and I think it’s very, very good for women and I’m very happy a lot of these things are coming out. I’m very happy it’s being exposed.”</i> <b><br>— President Trump, remarks to</b> …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Cold-War Politics Are Hurting Ordinary Cubans

Sujatha FernandesRecent US measures have compounded daily insecurities and hardships.The post Trump’s Cold-War Politics Are Hurting Ordinary Cubans …

Cuba

The Crazy Canon Photo Printer Deal Is Back

The Canon Pro-100 printer is on sale and it's so cheap it's worth buying even if you don't need a photo printer. The $455 package only costs $79.<p>The …

3D Printing

Venezuela just defaulted, moving deeper into crisis

Venezuela, a nation spiraling into a humanitarian crisis, has missed a debt payment. It could soon face grim consequences.<p>The South American country defaulted on its debt, according to a statement issued Monday night by S&P Global Ratings. The agency said the 30-day grace period had expired for a …

Venezuela

25 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

According to the EPA, Americans generate 254 million tons of waste each year. Here are a few things you may have been throwing out that, with a …

Pop Culture

These Are All the Places in Cuba That the U.S. Won’t Let Travelers Go to Anymore

But that doesn't mean travel to Cuba is completely off-limits.<p>The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it would enforce a promise made by …

Cuba

Dekotora: The kitschy world of Japan's pimped up trucks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Junichi Tajima's truck looks like a kitsch hotel on wheels. An antique chandelier hangs from above, while the interior is lined with black velvet and embroidered with golden flowers.<p>But his truck is not just another souped-up hot rod -- it's a vintage example of dekotora (meaning "decorated …

CNN

How to Spot Fake Photos on the Web

Take a moment before you reshare that hilarious or terrifying image on your favorite social media channel of choice—is it, in fact, as authentic as …

The Death of Che Guevara Declassified

About 10 years ago, I traveled with the producers of the Hollywood film on Che Guevara—starring the actor Benicio del Toro and directed by Steven …

Cuba

Following Vicious Attacks on Trump, the Late-Night Comedy Ratings Have Been Released — OUCH

Late-night comedy shows have traditionally been a lighthearted, fun way for viewers to end their days with a laugh, but recently they have turned …

Che Guevara’s Fiery Life and Bloody Death

Fifty years ago, the news spread rapidly around the world: Che Guevara was dead, again, and this time, it seemed likely to be true.<p>Still, news organizations were wary. The day after he was shot to death in a village schoolhouse by Bolivian forces, the third sentence of a front-page New York Times …

Cuba

The Surprising Way to Tweak a Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Improving upon a classic is a tough task. Improving upon a classic <i>cookie</i> is even more challenging. A standard chocolate chip cookie recipe follows the same general formula for good reason! Why mess with perfection?<p>However, if pressed, I can name a few characteristics of a chocolate chip cookie that …

Dessert

This $25 device will double the internet speed on your computer

If you use a modern home Wi-Fi solution like the Google Wifi or our favorite mesh system, the AmpliFi HD, you’re undoubtedly enjoying lightning fast …

19 hidden gems you need to add to your phone right now

They're the apps that aren't exactly at the top of the App Store, but we love and use them often. Maybe we heard about them from friends or discovered them through trial and error — either way, they're the apps we tend to believe are our own little secret.<p>It turns out, 21% of people say they have …

Apps