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The Ronny Jackson debacle is entirely and completely predictable

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When President Donald Trump named White House physician Ronny Jackson as his choice to be the next head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, it caught lots of people -- inside and outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue -- by surprise.<p>After all, Jackson had never run an agency even …

Donald Trump

Toronto van attack: How is the suspect not dead?

<b>The calm actions of a police officer who arrested the Toronto van suspect without firing a shot have prompted praise and, in some quarters, astonishment.</b><p>Video from the scene shows suspect Alek Minassian pointing an object at the officer and shouting: "Kill me!"<p>The officer tells the man to "get …

Law Enforcement

Horrifying Details Emerge About Alleged Sex-Cult Recruiter Allison Mack at Bail Hearing

‘Slaves’ in the NXIVM cult were allegedly forced to starve themselves, not remove their pubic hair, not masturbate, and were directed by Mack to have …

Crime

Cover Story: This House in Austin Has a Tree Growing Right Through It

After an architectural epiphany, a family of traditionalists builds a monument to organic modernism in Austin.<p>During their 15 years of marriage, Chris and Julie Hill have lived in many homes, most of them large and traditional. But it wasn’t until after they retired and changed cities that they …

Architecture

Mission Bay Pavilion: A Modern, Color-Packed Addition to Auckland’s City Beach

Overlooking the city beach in Auckland, New Zealand, the historic Melanesian Mission building once served as the dining hall, kitchen, and storehouse …

New Zealand

Midcentury modern charmer wants $799K

Updated just enough<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Princeton, New Jersey<p><b>Price:</b> $799,000<p>Although its year of origin is unknown, it’s safe to say …

Mid-Century modern

Rustic Meets Modern

Pacific Grove, California<p>This newly constructed 2,476-square-foot home in Pacific Grove affords views over a lush green forest reaching all the way to the blue of the Monterey Bay. The open plan on the main floor enhances the sense of spaciousness and is equally suitable for entertaining and …

Dining Rooms

24 Hilarious Comics About Sibling Relationships

Sibling relationships are really special.<p>You may have your disagreements (likely a <i>lot</i> of disagreements), but they can also be your ultimate partners-in-crime. You may give them a hard time, but if someone else utters a negative word about them, you’ll likely be the first to defend their honor. You …

Parenting

Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two …

MacBook Air

YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam's father baffled by her violence

Ismail Aghdam apologizes to "all the humans" and says his daughter wouldn't hurt an ant.<p>SAN BRUNO, Calif. — The father of YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam apologized for her attack Wednesday and said he didn't understand how a woman who devoted so much energy to protecting animals could open fire on …

San Mateo County

China joked about Trump’s tariffs: ‘It is only polite to reciprocate.’ Then it did.

BEIJING — The Chinese Foreign Ministry is not known for its sense of humor. But when the Trump administration announced plans to impose $50 billion worth of tariffs, it issued an unusually tart response.<p>On Tuesday, the White House warned that it plans to hit Chinese electronic, aerospace and …

China

The 50 best documentaries of all time, according to critics

Some of the greatest moments in cinematic history are scenes of nonfiction.<p>From a profile of boxing legend Muhammad Ali to a portrait of a renowned sushi chef, the best documentaries capture real-life phenomena in a memorable and artful fashion.<p>To find out which documentary films have received the …

Kurt Cobain

The winner of the 'Nobel Prize of Architecture' was just named — here are his stunning buildings

On Wednesday, Indian architect and urban planner Balkrishna Doshi was named the winner of the 2018 Pritzker Prize— the biggest award in architecture.<p>The first Indian recipient of the award, Doshi is known for his low-cost housing projects, public complexes, and educational and cultural facilities …

Architecture

Russia tests terrifying unstoppable ‘Bride of Satan’ hypersonic nuclear missile

Vladimir Putin has tested an unstoppable weapon doomsday weapon that travels at 20 at times the speed of sound and can strike a target anywhere on …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

How Chinese overseas students are learning harsh life lessons | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

When 22-year-old Langou Lian looks back at her decision to study in the United States, one influence sticks out: Disney Channel movie <i>High School</i> …

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Philip Hammond

9 Signs You're Not Fully Present In Your Life, According To Experts

I used to roll my eyes whenever someone talked about mindfulness. Then, I realized that basically every problem I had came down to not being mindful. …

Mindfulness

Rethink the Weekend and Skip These 5 Things

If you're like us, your work week is insanely busy; your to-do lists are overloaded and your inboxes are out of control. And then, the weekend …

Time Management

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out | Inc.com

Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want to experience its psychological, physical, and social benefits, we need to train our brain to the "positive." This can only be done through …

Happiness

Want More Respect at Work? Try This 1 Simple Framework | Inc.com

There's very little more soul-crushing than when you don't feel respected and valued at work. I'd venture to say that over the portfolio of our career, we all will experience, at a minimum, pockets of lack of respect.<p>I know I did.<p>It was roughly mid-corporate career when I encountered a leader that …

University of Michigan

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard) | Inc.com

It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or billionaires) aggressively created it.<p>What do I mean by that? The …

Self-improvement

Edward Snowden Tweeted Support For A Journalist Who Exposed A Breach In India's Controversial Biometric Program

The US NSA whistleblower said the Indian government agency responsible for the country's controversial Aadhaar program should be held responsible for putting the privacy of more than a billion Indians at risk.<p>Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower, has …

Surveillance

Oprah knew exactly what she was doing on Sunday night

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two hours before Oprah Winfrey took the Golden Globes stage Sunday night to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award, Globes host Seth Meyers set the tone for the evening.<p>"I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents' Dinner — jokes about how he was …

Golden Globes

Stephen Colbert Grills Michael Wolff Over ‘Fire and Fury’: Why Not Release the Tapes?

The ‘Late Show’ host asked the ‘Fire and Fury’ author point blank how much of the Trump White House book he should ‘believe.’<p>Last week, Stephen …

Donald Trump

The Weeknd Just Cut Ties With H&M Over a Racially Insensitive Product Photo

The brand has since apologized for the image ever going public.<p><b>Update:</b> As of 8:20pm EST, it turns out the sweatshirt is still available. This is obviously disappointing. (Very, very, <i>very</i> disappointing.)<p>Yes, it's late in the UK. Wake someone up.<p><b>Original:</b> After two seasons of collaboration, The …

The Weeknd

The ten cheapest new cars with 250kW +, and what they sound like

PARTNER CONTENTAutoTrader<p>They say that money is power - the question is, how much?<p>Not too many of us are likely to spend the kind of money required …

4 Great Ab Exercises Nobody Does Right

How to Really Target Your Six Pack<p>1 – Cable Crunch<p>With this exercise, we're looking to work the rectus abdominis (that six pack). The main function …

Workouts
Donald Trump

China rejects tonnes of UK's waste plastic prompting fresh environmental fears

A quarter of the UK's recycling exports are currently sent to China and Hong Kong, often as compressed bales.<p>Plastic is a global commodity, which is …