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Inside Obama’s midterm campaign plans

In his first year back in private life, the former president has struggled with how to challenge his successor, but as the midterms approach he's preparing to take on a bigger political role.<p>Since leaving office, Barack Obama has struggled with how to do what no modern president has: take on his …

Tom Perez

The true story of two fatal grizzly bear attacks that changed our relationship with wildlife

Patrol ranger Bert Gildart was driving down the highest pass in Glacier National Park just after midnight on Aug. 13, 1967, when a woman’s voice suddenly crackled over his two-way radio. It was another ranger, and she had a horrifying message: A grizzly bear had mauled someone at the popular …

Wildlife

Trump urged Mexican president to end his public defiance on border wall, transcript reveals

President Trump made building a wall along the southern U.S. border and forcing Mexico to pay for it core pledges of his campaign.<p>But in his first White House call with Mexico’s president, Trump described his vow to charge Mexico as a growing political problem, pressuring the Mexican leader to stop …

Donald Trump

Medicaid Survived the Health Care Battle—Now Let’s Give It to Everyone

We should ditch employer-provided insurance. Administrative costs for Medicaid are nearly half of the cost of private sector plans. Yes, half.

Health Care

Picking a College Major That Matters (and Pays)

HERE'S THE DEAL: YOU'RE A FRESHMAN or sophomore on campus, looking forward to exploring new skills and interests, and you're supposed to decide, right now, what you're going to do with the rest of your life. It's that high-stakes college quiz called, "Choosing a Major!" Ready or not, most colleges …

College & University

New Dangers Stalk Syrian Children Still Haunted by Horrors Under ISIS

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The boy did not want to see a beheading, so he held his mother’s hand tight and tried to close his eyes. But seeing it was mandatory when the Islamic State ruled his hometown in northern Syria: If you were out on the street, you had to watch.<p>The boy, now 11 and a refugee in …

This HIIT-Yoga Hybrid Makes You Feel Like You Actually Got a Good Workout

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Peppy doge chasing its own tail is all of us in 2017

I know you're feeling it too. The current year feels like a marathon where you're expected to sprint with every step. Different, often competing …

Life Sciences

Hospitals Didn't Give Rape Victims Emergency Contraception

Despite state law mandating they do it.<p>When a rape victim goes to the hospital for help, it’s crucial they receive comprehensive care. Part of that care includes receiving emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy resulting from the assault. Over the years, lawmakers across the United States …

9 Entertaining Books That Will Make You LOL

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>Startup</b> by Doree Shafrir<p>“To call it expertly observed is an understatement.” Veteran journalist Shafrir, currently of BuzzFeed News, sharply skewers tech culture in a feminist satire that’s as addictive as it is biting. Read full book …

Books

These Jelly Lipsticks Have Actual Flowers in Them

A rose by any other name may not be as sweet, and no pink lipstick is prettier than one infused with actual flowers. Last year, if you freaked out …

Makeup

Trust Us, a Few Seconds With the Foam Roller Will Revitalize Your Legs

Listen, we know that not every exercise is for everyone, but this recovery technique is a must. For anyone. Truly.<p>Your IT bands (or iliotibial bands) are thick strands of fascia that run from your hips to your knees on the side of your thighs. If your IT bands are tight — as in, you've never rolled …

Forget Diamonds: This New Collection of Rings Upends the Very Notion of Bling

As of now, the only stones I’ll be sporting across my knuckles will be literal ones: CVC Stones, to be exact. It’s been two years since financier-cum-fine-jewelry-designer Charles de Viel Castel first crafted his simple, oh-so-chic pebble-like pendant necklaces riddled with gemstones and suspended …

Jewelry

Oil-Free Baingan Bharta: Creamy Indian Spiced Eggplant [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Turmeric Gnocchi Soup [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Stray Cats Find Drain Pipe Holes And Now They Are Having The Time Of Their Life

A Japanese photographer named Nyan Kichi dedicates a good chunk of his time out and about on the streets, capturing the beauty of stray cats – and …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

<i>Americanah</i>, Chimemanda Ngozi Adichie (2013)<p>Ifemelu leaves her native Nigeria to study in the U.S.; through her relationship with a white man, her …

Why Maya Angelou Matters More Than Ever

There was one important rule to keep in mind if you stayed at Maya Angelou’s house: Don’t startle her in the middle of the night. Angelou, who died …

Kansas Shooting Victim's Father Warns Indian Parents Not to Send Kids to America

The father of one of the Indian men who were shot at a Kansas bar in what may have been a racially-motivated attack Wednesday night pleaded to …

Everything You Need to Know About Disney's New Beauty and the Beast Movie

Disney’s live-action adaptation of <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, one of the most-anticipated movies of 2017, hits theaters March 17. Here’s everything you …

The True Story of ‘Unlocking the Cage’: The Latest Fight for Animal Rights

<i>Unlocking the Cage</i>, a new documentary on HBO, asks a provocative question: Are animals entitled to the same legal rights as humans?<p>The documentary, …

MYSTERY: Half-eaten shark on Florida beach raises speculation about what killed it

A half-eaten shark that washed up on a Florida beach Saturday raised questions about a bigger fish possibly lurking in the water.<p>A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue lifeguard snapped a photo of the shark on New Smyrna Beach. Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Morris told News 4 Jax that the …

Cognitive Science

Want an Emotionally Stable Kid? Brain Science Says to Stop Letting Them Do This

With each added hour of it, your child's odds of being convicted of a crime later in life go up by 27 percent.<p>In the United States, there are now more televisions per home than human beings. And:<p>Children between 8 and 18 watch an average of <b>three hours</b> of television per day<br>• Close to one in three …

Psychology

Read President Trump's Remarks on Anti-Semitism

President Trump on Tuesday toured the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, where he denounced bigotry and called …

Americans Are Still Stressed About the Election

Details of the new administration are prolific on news and social media, and Americans say it’s stressing them out.<p>A new report released Wednesday by …

Endangered Species

HELP: Is This F#%*!&g Adorable Animal A Bear Or A Dog?

Either way, it's the cutest thing I've ever seen.