Melissa MacMichael

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These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

How To Make Easy Pan-Fried Pork Chops — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Here's how you make a pork chop that can truly rival a great steak at home: Brine it with brown sugar, pan-fry it, and then baste it with butter. If …

Recipes

China approves 13 new Ivanka Trump trademarks in 3 months

SHANGHAI (AP) — Ivanka Trump's brand continues to win foreign trademarks in China and the Philippines, adding to questions about conflicts of interest at the White House, The Associated Press has found.<p>On Sunday, China granted the first daughter's company final approval for its 13th trademark in …

Donald Trump

Trump says he’ll spare Chinese telecom firm ZTE from collapse, defying lawmakers

President Trump said late Friday he had allowed embattled Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to remain open despite fierce bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill, defying lawmakers who have warned that the huge technology company should be severely punished for breaking U.S. law.<p>Trump said …

Donald Trump

Embattled Congressman Accused of Turning Staff Into His Personal Servants

It has not been the best week for U.S. Representative Tom Garrett*, a freshman Republican congressman in Virginia and staunch member of the very …

Garrett

Trump Goes Full Alex Jones as “Spygate” Falls Apart

Republicans have gone silent after getting a secret briefing on the “informant” in the Trump campaign. Democrats say they were shown “no evidence” for the allegations at all.<p>Almost four months ago, allies of <b>Donald Trump</b> found themselves consumed by a scandal so mind-boggling, they felt sure it …

Donald Trump

This Map Shows How Low States Education Spending Has Gotten

State policymakers who discover that they put less of a premium on education than Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad may want to rethink their budgets …

Bashar al-Assad

Trump Can't Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Judge Says

It took more than 280 characters, but a federal judge in Manhattan ruled Wednesday that President Trump and his aides cannot block critics from seeing his Twitter account simply because they had posted caustic replies to his tweets in the past.<p>U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald cited …

Social Media

The Trump Administration Is Partially Defunding Planned Parenthood

The Department of Health and Human Services is releasing a proposed rule that creates new barriers for family planning organizations that discuss or provide abortions.<p>The Trump administration took another step Tuesday to create new barriers for family planning organizations, including Planned …

Health Care

Trump’s New Strategy for Responding to Robert Mueller

The president’s message focuses on undermining the investigators and investigation, rather than insisting that no crimes were committed.<p>Rudy Giuliani’s first weeks as President Trump’s lawyer have been hectic and full of contradictions—both Giuliani contradicting himself, and the president …

Donald Trump

A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

Nutrition

U.S. embassy cables warned against expelling 300,000 immigrants. Trump officials did it anyway.

In the past six months, the Trump administration has moved to expel 300,000 Central Americans and Haitians living and working legally in the United States, disregarding senior U.S. diplomats who warned that mass deportations could destabilize the region and trigger a new surge of illegal …

Immigration

You don’t need romaine lettuce to make a great chopped salad

Long before we stood on line to watch our salad bits tossed by assembly-line hands and stuffed into biodegradable bowls, we ordered chopped salads in restaurants.<p>Chefs in those kitchens took care to balance crunch with creamy, tangy and savory. The reds of radishes and tomatoes, the burnish of …

Food

Trump administration prepares to unravel Obama-era fuel-efficiency rules for automobiles

The draft proposal would freeze fuel-efficiency requirements at 2020 levels until 2026, scrapping current rules that would raise the standards repeatedly in the coming decade. A Senate official who has reviewed the draft document described it in detail to The Washington Post.<p>The plan, which is not …

Scott Pruitt’s New Rule Could Completely Transform the EPA

It would not only undermine 30 years of clean-air regulations, but radically restrict what science the agency is allowed to use.<p>In one sweeping move, the Trump administration may soon not only destabilize the last three decades of clean air and water rules, but also completely overhaul how the …

Scott Pruitt

Newt Gingrich: Comey is Almost a Pathological Liar

Newt joins <i>Fox & Friends</i> to discuss former FBI Director Jim Comey's new book and the Democrats' continued refusal to approve President Trump's …

The Reinvention of America

Americans don’t realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself.<p>I have seen the future, and it is in the United States.<p>After a several-year immersion in parts of the country that make the news mainly after a natural disaster or a shooting, or for follow-up stories …

Society

G7 foreign ministers condemn Russian behavior, says it impedes cooperation

TORONTO (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Monday united to condemn Russia for what they called "a pattern of irresponsible and destabilizing" behavior and urged Moscow to help resolve the conflict in Syria.<p>The ministers agreed to create a working …

Report: Sean Hannity received HUD help on multimillion dollar property deals

Fox News host Sean Hannity allegedly received help from the US Department for Housing and Urban Development to carry out multimillion dollar real estate deals, according to a report by The Guardian.<p>The Guardian reported Sunday that Hannity is linked to a web of shell companies that spent at least …

Donald Trump

The staggering environmental footprint of all the food that we just throw in the trash

The mass quantities of food Americans waste every year has staggering environmental consequences, according to a study published Wednesday.<p>“Our data suggest that the average person in the United States wastes about a pound of food per day,” said the University of Vermont’s Meredith Niles, one of …

The Republican "Tax Cut" Scam Is Crashing And Burning With American Voters.

It looks like the Republicans’ “signature achievement” of gutting taxes for corporations and the nation’s ultrawealthy “elite,” forced down …

Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement

President Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as “international economic raiding.”<p>Preparations to punish …

Russia

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's mystery client is Fox News host Sean Hannity

An unnamed client of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, has been revealed as Fox News host Sean Hannity.<p>The …

Donald Trump

An Alaska man revealed a secret in his suicide message, sparking a small town’s ‘Me Too’ moment

Rick Martin used his last words to share a painful secret.<p>The 60-year-old man from Haines, Alaska, was suffering from an incurable liver disease. But before he took his own life in March, Martin recorded videos on his cellphone. In one clip, he claimed he had been sexually abused decades earlier by …

High School

Vladimir Putin’s Billionaire Buddies Are Getting Scared, and Not Just of Sanctions

Some of the oligarchs now face major U.S. sanctions, while others are getting arrested on the Kremlin’s orders. Is Putin’s circle of the shameless …

Scott Pruitt’s $43,000 soundproof phone booth violated spending laws, federal watchdog finds

The nearly $43,000 soundproof phone booth Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt had installed in his office last year violated federal spending laws, the Government Accountability Office said Monday.<p>In an eight-page letter to lawmakers, GAO general counsel Thomas H. Armstrong …

Scott Pruitt

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>6 min read<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent, let alone eat. …

10 Popular Pork Chop Recipes to Make Right Now

Pork chops can sometimes get a bad rap for being dry and bland, but that ends today. With these 10 popular recipes, you'll be cooking up juicy, …

Mueller has evidence that Trump confidant went to Prague, despite denials | McClatchy Washington Bureau

The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late-summer …

Supply chains at risk as pollinators die out

Intensive modern agriculture still relies on wild birds, bees and beasts for pollination. But these species — and whole industrial supply chains that …