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Lost and Found: Tiny Kitten Goes Missing, Discovered Napping in Tissue Box

Word to the wise: If you play Hide-and-Go-Seek with Chanel the kitten, you will lose.<p>Not only is this newbie meower teeny-tiny and capable of hiding …

Youth Vote

Twitter just went on an alt-right banning spree. Why now?

Twitter Inc.launched 10 years ago innocently enough with co-founder Jack Dorsey tweeting about having lunch and grabbing tea after yoga.<p>Back then, there was no certainty the micro-blogging platform he designed would become anything more than an outlet for sharing daily minutiae. But with its core …

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Donald Trump

This Galaxy Hot Chocolate Is Seriously Out of This World

In a galaxy far, far away… or all over your Pinterest feed, space-like designs have been making their imprint in the food world. With dancing swirls of blues, golds, purples and pinks, these colors have intertwined to deliver a stunning, out-of-this-world design to make galaxy-themed desserts such …

Dessert

How to Start Submitting Your Work to Literary Journals

Literary journals are wonderful magazines that focus on publishing creative writing. Some are digital. Others are print. Some only publish literary …

Creative Writing

Maverick women writers are upending the book industry and selling millions in the process

“I just wanted a story with a nice guy.”<p>In late 2012, author H. M. Ward had an experimental manuscript collecting proverbial dust on her computer. It starred a woman named Sidney and a man named Peter—an impossible nice-guy combo of handsome, strong, smart, patient, and, oh, super wealthy.<p>Ward had …

Hillary Clinton hit a milestone today! And it wasn’t a good one!

Hillary Clinton delivered a speech savaging Donald Trump's business acumen and economic plans in Ohio on Tuesday. It was just the sort of address we've come to expect from Clinton during her two presidential bids: deeply researched, well argued and strongly delivered. It also had one other thing …

Government

How to Write a Novel, Explained by a Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.<p>Before he became a novelist, DBC Pierre had already led a picaresque life. Born in Australia in 1961 to a Nobel Prize …

Books

9 DIY Rope Rug Projects to Try

While winter brings to mind ornate wool rugs and sturdy but plain salt- and snow-soaked doormats, summer rugs can be lighter and more playful. Buy …

Wall Art

Obamacare Is Failing -- On Purpose?

Obamacare’s exchanges could soon be out of health insurers.<p>This month, UnitedHealth – the largest U.S. insurer — announced that it would no longer sell exchange plans in New Jersey in 2017. It has now withdrawn from 27 states. Last year, UnitedHealth lost about $475 million on the exchanges; this …

Health Care

Check out Mars tonight: It's closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years

As you wind down from your Memorial Day festivities tonight, take a minute to find Mars glowing yellow and bright in the eastern sky.<p>On the evening of May 30, the Red Planet will come closer to Earth than it has in 11 years.<p>Because Mars and Earth are so close to each other tonight, our planetary …

Camping cats explore the great outdoors in viral social media trend

Think your cat just wants to cozy up on the couch?<p>Think again, say the founders of the popular Instagram account Camping with Cats.<p>A spinoff of Camping with Dogs, the feline version shows real cats and their owners hiking mountain trails, playing in tents and even kayaking.<p>And because cat people …

Camping

German Lawmaker Assaulted With Cake Over Anti-Refugee Comments

A German member of parliament took a cake to the face Saturday in an apparent challenge to her support for limiting the number of refugees entering the county.<p>During a party meeting in Magdeburg, an activist ran up to left-wing MP Sahra Wagenknecht and shoved a chocolate cake in her face, local …

North Africa

The right’s bathroom privacy lie: Their new “bathroom bill” approach misreads the Constitution — and decency

Conservative groups opposing transgender inclusion have the law — and the facts — all wrong<p>Privacy has some new devotees. These converts, while historically opposing privacy rights for young women attempting to exercise reproductive freedom, now claim that the right to privacy stands guard over the …

LGBTQI

Parents’ marital status ‘boosts children’s self-esteem’

Teenagers whose parents are married have higher self-esteem on average than their counterparts from other types of family, a think-tank study concludes.<p>Research by the Marriage Foundation, the body set up by the former High Court family judge Sir Paul Coleridge, claims that even those whose parents …

The world is getting more religious, because the poor go for God

Religion itself thrives in places where liberal individualism fails. That’s the real clash of civilisations<p>The so-called “masters of suspicion”, Nietzsche, Marx and Freud, all thought that religion would wither and die in the 20th century. Others enthusiastically backed the secularisation …

Religion

Incredibly, U.S. Women Say Trump 'Gets Them' Better Than Clinton or Sanders

Who is best speaking for American women during this presidential campaign? Shockingly, the majority of women say that candidate is Donald Trump.<p>In a …

Bernie Sanders

There's a real life fox and the hound and they are here to make you happy cry

Meet Juniper the fox and her buddy Moose the dog.<p>Basically, they are <i>The F</i><i>ox and the Hound</i> IRL.<p>For a quick background, because we know you’re curious, …

Cute Puppy In A Bath Wishes Owner Would Stop Filming And Just Finish Washing Him Already

Remember back when you were a kid how you hated when your parents would whip out a camera and proceed to take hours of footage of you? Well this pup …

These Chocolate Raspberry Cups Are Delicately Delicious

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A Level-Headed Discussion of Capitalism vs. Socialism

Capitalism isn't Bad, Even if Some Capitalists Are<p>Bernie Sanders came to my town of Lexington, Kentucky, earlier this month. Thousands of supporters showed up, and in this week's state Democratic primary, a mere couple thousand votes separated him from the frontrunner. The self-described …

Middle-class

Venezuela: how the socialist paradise turned into debt and hyperinflation hell

They call them <i>bachaqueros</i>. Venezuela’s army of black market shoppers descend every day at dawn outside Caracas’s biggest stores.<p>Named after the bachaco leaf-cutting ant that carries several times its weight, the men and women queue alongside hundreds of other Venezuelans for food, nappies, milk and …

Walmart Makes Announcement In Wake Of Target's Gloomy Financial Report

The boycott and “buycott” against Target Corp. that were set in motion when the company decided to allow anyone identifying as transgender to use the …

Same-Store Sales

Trump Strikes Back at Clinton After Being Called Unfit for Office

Donald Trump struck back at Hillary Clinton Thursday after she said he’s “not qualified” to be president.<p>“The fact that Hillary thinks the temporary …

Donald Trump

The master huckster has already won: Donald Trump is cashing in on his presidential bid (like so many Republicans before him)

Surprise! Trump has earned $190 million during the course of his campaign, according to The Washington Post<p>One of the many lamentable consequences of Trump's campaign is the precedent it sets. A reality TV star with no discernible political experience has overwhelmed the process, and he did it …

Donald Trump

Taking Trump seriously: His jump in polls against Hillary changes the media mindset

Suddenly, abruptly, the press is viewing Donald Trump as a potential president.<p>The business that gave him no chance of winning the nomination, which remained in denial for months as he dispatched his GOP rivals, which has been operated under the assumption that Hillary Clinton will clobber him, is …

Government