Joseph Lapresta

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Trump’s Hollywood Approach to the Presidency Is Backfiring

Vain, ratings obsessed, and quick to go after critics, Donald Trump is running the White House like a tetchy Hollywood producer. But even the most thin-skinned showrunner knows that complaining about poor reviews makes the whole team look bad.<p>The TV press knows the personality and the dynamic. It’s …

Donald Trump

Your Emotional Intelligence Is Lacking If You Answer Yes to This Question

While our culture tends to prioritize test scores, book smarts, and IQ, your emotional intelligence (EQ) is arguably a more accurate predictor of …

TrumpBeat: There Is No Pivot

<i>Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s new weekly feature looking at how developments in Washington affect people in the real world. We’re still</i> …

Government bites back: Civil servants troll Trump, leak info

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across the government, an unprecedented digital insurrection is taking shape.<p>President Donald Trump spent much of his campaign …

Donald Trump

Kerr takes aim at Spicer while discussing unmemorable Magic career

Current Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr competed in a grand total of 47 games for the Orlando Magic during his playing career, averaging …

The Psychology Behind Why We Can't Throw Things Away

<i>This article first appeared on Medical Daily.</i><p>At a young age, we established a sense of ownership with our toys, like Barbie dolls or trucks and cars. …

Are Ravens taking big risk by playing Joe Flacco in meaningless game?

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- After 137 games in the NFL, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will play his first meaningless one.<p>Flacco and the Ravens …

NFL

Kevin Love calls 2016 'the best year of my life' as he returns to top form

CLEVELAND -- Kevin Love's stat line, which once was his only solace on most nights when he was putting up nutty numbers during Minnesota Timberwolves …

Basketball

A Controversial New Gravity Hypothesis Has Passed Its First Test

Einstein might have been wrong.<p>A controversial new hypothesis that suggests our understanding of gravity is wrong has just passed an important first …

Radiation from Fukushima disaster reaches the US

Radiation from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has apparently traveled across the Pacific.<p>Researchers reported that radioactive matter — in …

What U.S. Election Results May Mean for Fixed Income

International Growth Fund<p>While the world has changed drastically over the past two decades, Oppenheimer International Growth Fund’s investment …

5 Awesome Ways People Are Defeating Drones

Drones are the internet leaking into the outside world: technology letting douchebags spy on your ass and then annoy you, while all you can do is …

Rockets told by NBA start time of game vs. Cavs can't be moved

The NBA told the Houston Rockets they couldn't move Tuesday's road game against the Cleveland Cavaliers to an earlier start time to minimize a …

Basketball

Obama Burns Donald Trump On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ – Update

<b>UPDATE with more video:</b> “I am very appreciative that tonight’s guest could take time away from helping to rig the election and join us,” Jimmy Kimmel …

Week 7 NFL Picks: Predictions for Vegas' Final Odds, Props on Sunday's Schedule

Link to Media<p>Welcome to another football Sunday, where the bulk of your NFL action is set to take place. Week 7 got off to an interesting start on Thursday, when the Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 26-10 in the latest installment of their classic rivalry.<p>The game, of course, might have …

Fantasy Football

LeBron James: Limited minutes won't affect MVP bid

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Even with his coach vowing to limit his minutes during the regular season, LeBron James thinks he can win a fifth MVP this year …

Basketball

The Female Perspective on Donald Trump's Sexual Assault Scandal - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Video Clip)

‘The Daily Show’ Blasts Pro-Trump Evangelicals for Their Hypocrisy

Host Trevor Noah took aim at a host of influential evangelicals for supporting Trump in the wake of a video of him bragging about sexually assaulting …

Android Phones

'Westworld' Review: HBO's Sci-Fi Western Is Must

<i>Some spoilers through Season 1 of ‘Westworld’ follow.</i><p><i>“These violent delights have violent ends<br>And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,<br>Which, as they kiss, consume.”</i><p>~William Shakespeare, from <i>Romeo and Juliet</i><p>Imagine that technology was so advanced, you could step into a wholly immersive …

TV Series

Sean Hannity lives on an island at Fox News

Dana Blanton, vice president of public-opinion research at Fox News, had laid out clearly to network producers that unscientific online polls "do not meet our editorial standards" and should not be used on air.<p>Sean Hannity, evidently, did not get the memo.<p>Hannity, taking a page out of Donald …

Fear of a woman president: How the white backlash against Obama fueled Hillary hate and the rise of Trump

For the right, Obama’s “symbolic” presidency was bad enough — Trump is a last-ditch effort to turn back the clock<p>It has always seemed to me that the extremely close presidential primary campaign of 2008 signaled that America was at a pivotal moment in its history. As the vehicle for social progress …

Bill Clinton calls out the white supremacy behind ‘Make America Great Again’

Former president Bill Clinton did not shy away from addressing Donald Trump’s appeals to white supremacists on Wednesday, asserting at a campaign …

Bill Clinton

Shaquille O'Neal on Colin Kaepernick Protest: 'I Would Never Do That'

Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing protest has drawn praise from some current NBA players; according to Shaquille O’Neal, however, there are better ways for …

How the internet reacted to the iPhone 7 launch – the funniest tweets

Apple has unveiled the new iPhone 7 at a launch event in San Francisco and there was plenty of major talking points for Twitter to dissect and discuss.<p>The world's best-known technology company unveiled its new water and dust-resistant iPhone 7 with high-resolution cameras.<p>They also announced a …

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

Driving While Distracted: Is the Textalyzer the new Breathalyzer?

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Ben Lieberman's son, Evan, was killed in a car crash five years ago, he spent months trying to get the driver's phone records.<p>"People thought I was crazy, and it was like, 'What are you trying to prove here?' " said Lieberman, of Chappaqua, New York.<p>Evan, then a college freshman, was …

Text Messaging

The month in comics: have DC made a Superwoman-sized mistake?

It’s been two months since DC’s Rebirth – an audacious overhaul of the veteran publisher’s entire superhero comics line – and while the rollout of new comics has been staggered, sales have been supercharged. In July, DC achieved more market share than its bitter rival Marvel for the first time in …

Comics

New mini-moon discovered orbiting Earth

This isn’t April fools day, and we’re not pulling your leg – there is indeed a second rocky companion out in space orbiting Earth – besides our moon. …

Astronomy

Inaction on Zika is a public health crisis: As the virus spreads, Congress pinches pennies

Republican lawmakers claim to love unborn babies — until saving actual fetuses starts costing actual money<p>Survey after survey has confirmed that a majority of Americans hold members of Congress in contempt for being self-serving and more concerned with raising campaign cash from their lobbyist …