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Trump and Cruz send shivers down GOP spines

The prospect of either man as the Republican nominee is setting off alarm bells among officials and operatives across the country.<p>With only weeks before GOP primary voters first cast their ballots, the level of alarm among establishment Republicans about the enduring dominance of Donald Trump and …

The man who made America: Reason, religion and the brilliant mind of John Locke

<b>John Locke (Wikimedia)</b><p>There will be no lack of odes to colonial America today. Let’s also remember the man whose ideas made it possible<p>George Makari<p>November 26, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind”<p>After his triumphant return to London, John Locke’s theory …

14 candid family photos from the 1970s show the quirky ways Americans celebrate the holidays

Some photographers think they have to travel to the ends of the world to get the most interesting and unique images.<p>Meryl Meisler, however, did the opposite. In the 1970s, she decided to take photos of her charismatic family at home, in their neighborhood on Long Island.<p>"I documented celebrations …

Biologists Discover Bacteria Communicate Like Neurons in the Brain

Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that bacteria—often viewed as lowly, solitary creatures—are actually quite sophisticated in their social …

This Habit Will Change Your Life

What if there was one habit that could achieve all of the following:<p>Improve your learning ability and grow brain cells<br>• Alleviate stress, anger, anxiety, and depression<br>• Increase focus, attention, and alertness<br>• Improve mood<br>• Build self-control, resilience, and motivation<br>• Boost confidence and social …

10 of the most stunning images in the running for National Geographic's Photo Contest

The committee will be accepting entries until November 16. Photos are being judged in three different categories: people, places, and nature.<p>The grand-prize-winning image will be published in the magazine. The photographer will receive $10,000 and a trip to the National Geographic headquarters in …

10 health mistakes to stop before you turn 40

Want look and feel young into your 40s and beyond? Now's the time to hit the refresh button.<p>"When you're in your 20s and 30s, you have forever"—or so you think, explained Heather Provino, CEO of the workplace wellness company Provant Health Solutions Inc., in East Greenwich, R.I.<p>But health and …

The 10 cushiest first-class airplane cabins in the world

AirlineRatings.com, which rates airlines on the level of comfort and safety they provide to passengers, recently ranked the top 10 airlines with the best first class cabins.<p>From multi-room suites to double beds covered in plush linens, here's a look inside the cushiest first class cabins in the …

Five Hidden Streets to Walk in Rome

Out-of-the-way gems can still be found in the well-trod city.<p>For millennia, Rome's streets and piazzas have been walked and then some—the focal point …

Using only tweets, scientists can now detect earthquakes in 29 seconds flat

Did you first hear about the devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan on Twitter? You’d be surprised at how many did, as the social-media platform was actually faster at reporting the earthquake than the US government organization tasked with monitoring such events.<p>The US Geological Survey (USGS) …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

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Researchers find neural switch that turns dreams on and off

At the flip of a switch, University of California, Berkeley, neuroscientists can send a sleeping mouse into dreamland.<p>When the neurons were …

The Cities You Need To See In Your Lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we're big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure -- and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts …

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

5 Little-Known Facts About Body Language That You May Not Know

<b>"Actions speak louder than words."</b><p>Everyone has heard that expression before. But have you really thought about what it means? According to research, approximately 80-90 percent of the meaning of a message lies in the nonverbal part of it. That's why it is so important to communication, and even …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

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Science Finds Even More Evidence That Anxiety Isn't Just 'All In Your Head'

Thank your genetics.<p>One of the largest misconceptions about anxiety is that the disorder is something people "bring upon themselves," a concept that is as malignant as it is incorrect. Adding to the evidence against this isolating stereotype, a new study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison …

JEB DIVES INTO DEBATE PREP, expecting Trump onslaught – ‘DRAMA’ OBAMA: POTUS is fired up -- KARL ROVE has a new book in Nov. – KAREN IGNANI successor named – NICOLLE WALLACE bounced after first season

<b>By Mike Allen</b> (@mikeallen; mallen@politico.com) <b>and Daniel Lippman</b> (@dlippman; dlippman@politico.com)<p><b>INSIDE THE CAMPAIGNS – “Bush girds for debate smackdown with Donald Trump: The former Florida governor is bracing for the possibility of a presidential debate pile-on,” by Alex Isenstadt:</b> “Gaming out …

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GOP lawmaker: No cash for campaign arm because it backs gays

New Jersey Republican Scott Garrett challenges his party's leadership.<p>Closed committee meetings are typically wonkish, routine affairs. But Friday’s session of Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee broke that pattern in spectacular fashion, laying bare the growing acrimony and sense …

Why Millennials May Be Risking Their Retirements with This Investment

Young investors are being targeted by salespeople pushing a complex annuity with a tempting guarantee.<p>Memo to Millennials: Don’t be surprised if an …

Trump: Don't know why I'm meeting Ted Cruz

Donald Trump is meeting with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Manhattan on Wednesday, though he claimed in an interview on MSNBC that he does not know why.<p>“Ted Cruz called me. And I don’t know why I’m meeting him, to be honest, but I do have respect for him,” Trump said on “Morning Joe” in a wide-ranging …

The world only has ugliness for black women. That’s why Serena Williams is so important

For two decades, Williams has dominated an overwhelmingly white sport, a powerful statement on black womanhood<p>On Saturday morning when I dragged myself out of bed to watch Serena Williams compete for her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, I sent my mother a simple text: “Tennis?” More than a …