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In Trump era, women’s views of nation’s prospects take a negative turn

The gender divide in Donald Trump’s job approval rating is larger than for most recent presidents at comparable points early in their administrations.

Pew Research Center

Partisans Differ Widely in Views of Police Officers, College Professors

Survey Report Americans give strongly positive ratings to teachers and members of the military, while ratings of political and ideological groups – …

Political Science

Partisans Have Starkly Different Opinions About How the World Views the U.S.

Today, 68% say the U.S. is less respected by other countries than it was in the past.

North Korea
Gender

Donald Trump's secret? There is no secret

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US government is set to shut down on December 8 unless Congress can pass a bill -- and President Donald Trump can sign it -- to fund the government beyond that date.<p>Which is why it made perfect sense that Trump was scheduled to meet with the four top congressional leaders -- …

Republicans

6 Effortless Family Dinners That Take Just Six Minutes of Prep or Less

As a mother of three active boys aged 12, 8 and 5, I often feel like I’m struggling with some aspect of parenting. My children like different foods …

Cooking

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One photo shows how the Keystone pipeline is living up to activists' biggest fears

The Keystone pipeline has leaked far more oil than the Canadian company that operates the project initially predicted to regulators.<p>TransCanada Corp, which operates the pipeline that links Alberta's oil fields with US refineries in Texas, was forced to shut it down temporarily after 5,000 barrels …

Environment

Fewer babies born underweight after phase out of common chemical, study suggests

The Environmental Protection Agency worked with U.S. manufacturers to begin phasing out synthetic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in 2006, …

Research

Genetic correlation found to link higher intelligence with longer lifespan

Expanding on a study from earlier in 2017 that identified 52 genes that could be associated with intelligence, an international team of researchers …

Ethiopia is an outlier in the Orthodox Christian world

Ethiopia has 36 million Orthodox Christians, the world’s second-largest Orthodox population after Russia. By many measures, Orthodox Ethiopians have …

Eastern Europe

What Archaeology Is Telling Us About the Real Jesus

<b>The office of Eugenio Alliata</b> in Jerusalem looks like the home base of any archaeologist who’d rather be in the field dirtying his hands than indoors tidying things up. A tumble of dusty, defunct computer equipment sits in one corner, and excavation reports share crowded shelves with measuring …

I Believe Juanita

On Friday evening the MSNBC host Chris Hayes sent out a tweet that electrified online conservatives: “As gross and cynical and hypocritical as the right’s ‘what about Bill Clinton’ stuff is, it’s also true that Democrats and the center left are overdue for a real reckoning with the allegations …

Government

Secrets of the fifth estate | Secrets of… Cross Lake

Secrets of… Cross Lake<p>Jun 30, 2017<p>Why are young people killing themselves in the northern Indigenous community of Cross Lake, Manitoba? We spent nine …

The Social Media Platform That Has Gen Z Obsessed

Musical.ly has captured the attention of the millions of teens who post videos on the platform—and now its influence is rippling through the music industry<p>LISA AND LENA MANTLER, twins from a village near Stuttgart, Germany, are the most famous 15-year-old girls you’ve likely never heard of, and …

Generation Z

Americans who haven't gone to college are way worse off today than 40 years ago

Several decades ago, regular Americans could get by with a decent job and a decent wage with only a high school diploma.<p>But things are very different today.<p>In a note to clients, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Michelle Meyer and Anna Zhou shared a chart showing trends in real wages broken down by …

Demographics

A New Website Hopes To Make ‘Adulting’ A Lot Easier For All Of Us

Between Google and my mama, there are still a lot of things I, as a full-grown adult, have not learned to do, or did not know I needed to know how to do. Sometimes adultier adults act like when we turn 18 we are handed a guidebook to teach us how to fill in a tax form, what a tax form even is, how …

Demographics

10 Ways to Help Teens Be Savvier About Texting

Text messaging is, as all parents are aware, a wildly popular mode of communication for teens.<p>Face-to-face communication can sometimes be confusing …

ADHD May Be An Assortment of Disorders

New research finds that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have impairments in distinct brain systems, …

There's a New Cyberbullying Trend, and It's Terrifying and Strange

Just when you thought teen cyberbullying couldn't get any worse, there's a new trend that's both scarier and stranger than anything we've ever heard …

Depression

America’s domestic violence problem is a big part of its gun problem

The Texas church shooting exposes the link between both issues.<p>Years before 26-year-old Devin Kelley allegedly drove to a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church and killed at least 26 people, he had been convicted of violence.<p>According to the Houston Chronicle and ABC News, Kelley, who was previously in …

Guns

Kellyanne Conway’s interview tricks, explained

Conway has a supernatural ability to derail tough interviews about Trump. How does she do it?<p>Few Trump surrogates have been as effective at defending their boss as Kellyanne Conway. As Donald Trump’s campaign manager turned senior adviser, she’s distinguished herself as a notoriously difficult …

Donald Trump

This Is Why Teenagers Sext And Why You’ll Never Be Able To Stop It Happening

Other than the fact that sexual expression is deeply routed in the human psyche…<p>Get this nugget of knowledge: A recent study has found that teenagers …

The risks of crowdsourcing kids' screen decisions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Months ago, my daughter -- age 9 at the time -- came to my wife and me with a plea to download the app Musical.ly, which was all the rage among her classmates.<p>It basically enables you to share your own music videos to popular songs. She reassured me that we could limit the people she shared …

Parenting

Worse than the 1930s: America’s Great Recession and not so great recovery

Policymakers like to say that they kept the financial crisis from causing the type of economic damage that the Great Depression did, and they're right — but maybe only for another year.<p>That, at least, is the sobering conclusion of a recent paper by former International Monetary Fund Chief Economist …

Economics

Who’s next? A moment of reckoning for men — and the behavior we can no longer ignore.

<i>Editor's note: An earlier version of this story referred to allegations of improper conduct made against Elie Wiesel. The Post has removed those references and Wiesel's photograph from the piece because the account of his accuser could not be challenged by Wiesel, who died in 2016. In addition, The</i> …

Harvey Weinstein

Having the sex talk early and often with kids is good

Talking to your kids about sex is important, even if they don’t welcome the conversation<p>Parents may be uncomfortable initiating “the sex talk,” but whether they want to or not, parents teach their kids about sex and sexuality. Kids learn early what a sexual relationship looks like.<p>Broaching the …

Sexual Health

16 scientific facts that are just too freaky to wrap your head around

Science, more often than not, can answer questions that were previously unknown to us. But sometimes, it can simply blow your mind.<p>People on reddit …

Want to Be Insanely Productive Without Working Longer Hours? Spend $100 a Month on This | Inc.com

You know what I would do if I had a time machine in business?<p>Kick young Tommy's ass and ask him to get organized. Why? Back in the days, I would sort out my emails and arrange my meetings. And, I got more and more frustrated at myself for letting great business opportunities -- even tens of …

Time Management

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

Kevin Systrom may be CEO and co-founder of Instagram—but he’s still susceptible to procrastination. And so the 33-year-old billionaire has come up with a simple trick to tackle the tasks he tends to put off. “If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes …

Procrastination