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Use a frisbee to improve your accuracy off the tee

This simple drill from PGA Professional Bob Hite using a frisbee can help correct your club face and therefore your direction off tee box during your …

Golf

How should Boston fund its future?

We often take for granted the network of roads and rails, water and sewer lines, and the green infrastructure of open spaces, flood defenses, and a …

Wiles: Misconceptions about versatile 529 college plans may be harming participation

It might take a village to raise children, but it takes several pots of money to put them through college — and one of those pots isn't looking so shiny as before.<p>The latest report on college funding from Sallie Mae, the education-financing company, shows parents and students are relying less on …

Retirement

“A Nation of Victims” Revisited

In my recent writings, I’ve been expressing optimism that the pendulum is swinging away from the political correctness that has overtaken the social …

Tax Act challenges cities to pay bills

The new Tax Act restricts federal deductions for state and local taxes to $10,000 — including local property, sales, and income taxes. These …

Retirement

Brissin Clam Fritters

Fritter Batter:<p>For the clams: In a large pot over high heat, add the oil and when hot, add the thyme, jalapeno, garlic, and lemon. Cook for 1 minute, …

Cutting welfare to illegal aliens would pay for Trump’s wall

Mexico won’t have to pay for the wall, after all. US taxpayers won’t have to pick up the tab, either. The controversial barrier, rather, will cover …

A Poll Asked Americans if They’re 'Proud to Be an American.' The Difference Between Dems & GOP Is Striking

A survey on American views on patriotism shows a stark difference between liberals and conservatives.<p>In the study, 65 percent of conservatives said …

Political Science

Incredible Netflix hack transforms your favorite movies and shows

Everyone loves a good life hack, especially when they are to do with Netflix.<p>With this in mind, everyone should thank Reddit user A_Alexandre who discovered Netflix has a category of programs that offer audio descriptions — a voiceover narrating what is happening in a particular scene.<p>In essence, …

Getting Your Giving Right

Capital Acumen Issue 32<p>Adopting philanthropic best practices can make one's charitable giving both more impactful and more satisfying.<p>BY JAMES MOORE, U.S. Trust<p>Getty Images<p>To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when and for …

Philanthropy

Recall of more than 663,000 dishwashers for fire risk includes Bosch, Thermador

Own a dishwasher at home? If so, it may be worth it to double check the manufacturer and model number. BSH Home Appliances, the manufacturer of Bosch …

Washing Machines

Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars

In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, an exciting development in road safety has just popped up – almost literally. A new pedestrian …

Ignore the late-night hosts: The left does not care more than the right

HILLSBORO, Ohio<p>The ability to reinvent ourselves in America has no greater example than Jimmy Kimmel's transformation from the guy who introduced women on trampolines on something unapologetically called "The Man Show" to one of the late-night talk show hosts who are now "the nation's moral …

Guns

Cam Newton shows what he knows, and what he clearly doesn’t

Sally Jenkins<p>I need Cam Newton's help. Maybe after he opens a jar for me, he can explain which end of the football goes in front. See, I'm a female, and as a member of the sex that burns the toast, certain concepts elude me, such as astrophysics and football. I'll make him a trade: I'll tell him …

NFL

The middle class doesn’t want a tax cut. It wants better government.

One of the great canards of American politics these days is that the “struggling” middle class needs and wants a tax cut. It doesn’t. What it needs and wants after years of tax and spending cuts is more and better government services for the taxes it already pays.<p>According to the nonpartisan Tax …

Where should I invest for a safe high return?

<i>I'm 65 and have about $275,000 in retirement accounts. I'd like to invest my money safely, but also make the most return. What do you suggest?--Anonymous</i><p>I'd love to make some sage recommendations that give you exactly what you want. But the problem is you're asking for two things that are …

The New York Times Op-Ed Page Is Not Your Safe Space

Who wants the opinion pages to turn into the agreement pages?<p>In recent months, <i>New York Times</i> readers brave enough to open the paper’s op-ed pages have been staggered to find opinions there. Yes, opinions!<p>The initial shock came in April, when Bret Stephens, a refugee from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> …

The Best British Shows You Should Be Watching

The British are coming — and you're de-freaking-lighted.<p>Tell us if this sounds familiar: Sunday nights are reserved not for football or the latest</i> …

Robert Lee: ESPN under fire for taking announcer off UVA game

By trying to avoid an embarrassing ordeal, ESPN has embarrassed itself.<p>On Tuesday night, the network confirmed that its management moved an Asian-American announcer, Robert Lee, off the University of Virginia's home opener football game "simply because of the coincidence of his name."<p>Earlier …

Little evidence shows cannabis helps chronic pain or PTSD

(Reuters Health) - Even though pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most common reasons people use medical marijuana in the U.S., there isn’t much proof cannabis works for either one of these conditions, two research reviews suggest.<p>That’s because there hasn’t been enough …

Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Moderates and Generates Chants of ‘Warren 2020’

ATLANTA — Senator Elizabeth Warren used a speech to a grass-roots conference Saturday to take direct aim at Democrats’ diminished moderate wing, ridiculing Clinton-era policies and jubilantly proclaiming that liberals had taken control of the party.<p>While not invoking former President Bill Clinton …

Inside the Elizabeth Warren merchandising empire

The Massachusetts senator is at the center of a sprawling business.<p>Prayer candles. Action figures. Temporary tattoos. Coloring books.<p>Elizabeth Warren isn’t just a progressive icon, she’s a merchandising industry unto herself.<p>The Massachusetts senator and presidential prospect is at the center of a …

Hey, guess what? Donald Trump has a good foreign policy idea

Let's get our own house in order before we start imposing democracy on others.<p>The Trump administration’s foreign policy often resembles a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party or a loose cannon on a ship deck. But every now and then, a good idea emerges from the fracas. Such is the case with a reform that could …

Marijuana devastated Colorado, don’t legalize it nationally

Arrests are up. We still have a black market. And people are in danger.<p>Last week, Senator Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in an effort to legalize marijuana across the nation and penalize local communities that want nothing to do with this dangerous drug. This is the furthest …

These college students lost access to legal pot — and started getting better grades

The most rigorous study yet of the effects of marijuana legalization has identified a disturbing result: College students with access to recreational cannabis on average earn worse grades and fail classes at a higher rate.<p>Economists Olivier Marie and Ulf Zölitz took advantage of a decision by …

Cannabis

Trump's military transgender ban is unfair but correct

When it comes to LGBT politics it is sexuality first, country second. It is just the opposite when you are POTUS.<p>"There is always inequity in life," President John F. Kennedy said in a 1962 news conference. "It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life is …

The media’s martyr complex is embarrassing

<i>Gary Abernathy is publisher and editor of the (Hillsboro, Ohio) Times-Gazette.</i><p>HILLSBORO, Ohio<p>Just like our larger media counterparts, smaller news entities such as our paper in southwestern Ohio sometimes get criticized for being unfair or biased.<p>As an example, years ago I was editor at another …

Unusual course on critical thinking succeeded until tough teacher was removed

One of the most unusual courses in high school these days is TOK, the initialism for Theory of Knowledge, part of the International Baccalaureate program. Most Americans have never heard of it.<p>It is a course on critical thinking and how we know what we claim to know. It demands a lot of writing and …

Underestimating the Trumps. America underestimated the Reagans, too

Mark my words – the wind is turning. Donald and Melania Trump are leaders – persistent, consistent, from the heart. Some expected this, many did not. But underestimating these two would be a profound mistake.<p>The first clear turn signal was the Inauguration speech. It was concise, incisive, blunt …

Hated by the Right. Mocked by the Left. Who Wants to Be ‘Liberal’ Anymore?

‘‘Liberal’’ has long been a dirty word to the American political right. It may be shortened, in the parlance of the Limbaugh Belt, to ‘‘libs,’’ or expanded to the offensive portmanteau ‘‘libtards.’’ But its target is always clear. For the people who use these epithets, liberals are, basically, …