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How to Become a Better Writer in One, Simple Step

Want to write better stories, essays, and blog posts? There’s one trick that you can do to easily become a better writer.<p>Photo by Neal Sanche. …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1. President Barack Obama ordered limited airstrikes into Iraq Thursday night.</b> The aim is "to protect our American personnel and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death," Obama said in a …

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35 Things Restaurant Servers Do Wrong

While you're much worse to them than they will ever be to you, servers have the power to make the next time you dine out a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad experience.<p>To help identify the differences between the heroes of the serving world (and the ones who fall short), <b>we consulted experienced</b> …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Bill O’Reilly, Muslim-Hunter

Bowe Bergdahl’s father practices Islam because…he has a beard and speaks a foreign language. Yes, Fox News’s has some real super sleuths.<p>Bill …

The Texas GOP Advances Its 'Cure the Gays' Platform

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Texas Republican Party moved one step closer endorsing the widely discredited practice of using …

8 Things You Don't Know About LGBT Pride

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBT brothers and sisters by heading to one of those colorful and wild parades, right? Right -- but there's more to LGBT Pride Month (first declared 'official' by Bill Clinton in 2000 and by Barack Obama in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013) than short …

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30 Commonly Mispronounced Food Words (and How to Say Them Correctly)

<i>Alessandra Bulow</i><p>We can understand that people frequently mispronounce words like quinoa, gnocchi, and Sriracha -- but how about "ravioli"? The menu at Giada De Laurentiis' new Las Vegas restaurant phonetically spells out the pronunciation of each of her pasta dishes, like the Lobster Ravioli …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Porn star Nikki Benz to run against Rob Ford in Toronto mayoral elections

Canadian porn star Nikki Benz has formally announced her plans to run against scandal-ridden Toronto mayor Rob Ford in the October mayoral …

Can You Live on a 220-Calorie-a-Day Diet?

Technically, yes. But while the 4-Day Diet’s plan of all-day walking and near starvation may trim your waistline, your hunger pangs may be met with …

Required Reading: The Edible Balcony

I used to live in a basement flat near London’s King’s Cross, with a little courtyard. It was full of pots and was lovely really, except for two …

7 Home Regrets You Don't Want to Have in 10 Years

Stop worrying about what others think about your home. They are probably not thinking anything bad anyway, and if they are, are they really friends …

Positive Thinking

Seattle minimum-wage fight: Does $15 an hour make economic sense?

The Seattle City Council is poised to raise the municipal minimum wage Monday to $15 an hour, making it the highest in the country. That number grabbed the imagination of this progressive, affluent city and became central to the November elections, which swept the first Socialist into office here …

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Questions loom over Bergdahl-Taliban swap

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the …

World leaders back campaign to drop Sudanese woman's death sentence

World leaders have added their voices to the campaign to lift the death sentence given to Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy. They join her husband, Daniel Wani, in calling for the sentence to be dropped.<p>The British prime minister, David Cameron, and the US civil rights …

The peril of hipster economics

On May 16, an artist, a railway service and a government agency spent $291,978 to block poverty from the public eye.<p>Called psychylustro, German artist Katharina Grosse's project is a large-scale work designed to distract Amtrak train riders from the dilapidated buildings and fallen factories of …

Stanford Responds to Snapchat CEO's Emails: We're 'Positively Ashamed'

Stanford University, alma mater to many famous tech minds, is none too pleased with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel at the moment.<p>Spiegel, a former …

53 Cool Cucumber Recipes That Are Shockingly Easy

Cucumbers add freshness and crunch to our favorite summer recipes, from Japanese-style pickles to popsicles.<p><b>We love a good cucumber, especially in summer</b> when the cukes are plentiful. But there's a whole world of cucumber goodness out there, and we're here to help you explore it all. From popsicles …

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Carney vs. the press

Jay Carney spent three years successfully keeping the press at bay even as reporters grew increasingly disenchanted and adversarial with the administration.<p>During his tenure as White House press secretary, Carney, who stepped down on Friday, faced grillings over several administration failures, …

You can now ask Google to remove links about you

Following an EU ruling on the "right to be forgotten," Google has recruited an expert panel to decide whether to remove links that you don't want the world to see.<p>If there's something online you don't want people to see, you can now ask Google to pretend the offending item doesn't exist.<p>The search …

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White House press secretary Jay Carney leaving

Jay Carney is stepping down as White House press secretary, President Barack Obama announced on Friday.<p>Obama said Carney told him of his decision in April, and Carney later said he plans to leave the position in mid-June.<p>The President announced that deputy press secretary Josh Earnest will step …

When net neutrality backfires: Chile just killed free access to Wikipedia and Facebook

Net neutrality is a sore subject in the United States. Proponents argue that allowing big companies to pay for faster data transfers to their customers would disadvantage start-up business that cannot afford such payments. They also say consumers could be forced to pay more for access to …

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This One Quote Perfectly Sums Up The Messy Fight To Come Over Obama's Bold Global Warming Move

The Obama administration on Monday is set to make a major announcement that could serve as the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's legacy on climate issues.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency will announce a rule to restrict carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants, which are considered the …