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Donald Trump’s CPAC speech is a reminder that he’s not really in charge of his White House

He riles up crowds, but nothing he says actually matters or reflects administration policy.<p>Speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Friday, President Donald Trump announced a policy idea that at a normal time, from a normal president, would have …

These 11 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health

<i>Refinery29 is exploring mental health topics as part of our partnership with Clinton Global Initiative University.</i><p>We've heard it over and over again …

Mental Health

Donald Trump stokes a totally false idea on the 2nd Amendment in CPAC speech

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump spent the last two days insisting that he was ready to find compromise on gun control measures in the wake of the murders of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last week.<p>He expressed support for expanded background checks and for …

Donald Trump

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

Holistic Medicine

The scientific, efficient way to learn languages: “spaced repetition”

Before your trip abroad, you hit the flashcards hard. You memorized how to say essential words and phrases like “hello,” “where is the bathroom,” and “I’ll have a beer.” But once you arrived, it’s like your brain had never encountered the language at all. Words would not come.<p>It’s not you, it’s how …

Language Learning

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

What Rick Gates’s Guilty Plea Means

The former Trump campaign aide pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and lying to the FBI on Friday, the third Trump aide to admit he committed a felony.<p><i>Updated on February 23 at 4:01 p.m.</i><p>Rick Gates, a former top aide to President Trump on his campaign and in the White House, pleaded …

Donald Trump

'Beast from the East' to plunge UK, rest of Europe into historic deep freeze

A bone-chilling, frigid air mass will soon stretch from Ireland to Siberia, as a record-shattering weather pattern establishes itself across the …

Global Warming

U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May, State Department announces

The United States will open its new Embassy in Jerusalem in May, a spokeswoman announced Friday, delivering earlier than expected on a longstanding yet controversial pledge made by President Donald Trump.<p>“In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem,” State Department …

Israel

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …

Trump Jr. 'loves' Indian media covering his business visit

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. president's son heaped praise on the Indian media and complained of coverage at home, as he neared the end of a whirlwind …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Travel

Black Panther Is Triggering Trypophobia And The Internet Has Thoughts

Warning: This post contains images that may make people with trypophobia incredibly uncomfortable.

Black Panther

Donald Trump Boldly Suggests Movies, Video Games Should Get a “Rating System”

Trump’s solution for the rampant violence targeting young Americans is something that already exists.<p>In a Thursday meeting to discuss school safety in the wake of the Parkland shooting, <b>Donald Trump</b> suggested that movies and video games are influencing the youth’s perception of violence—and because …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Trump tweets on student who claims CNN wrote scripted question, CNN disputes claim

President Donald Trump bashed CNN in a tweet Thursday after he appeared to see a report that the network allegedly tried to get a student to read a scripted question at a town hall on gun violence.<p>The cable news channel rejected Trump's assertion.<p>“School shooting survivor says he quit @CNN Town …

Donald Trump

The Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery

The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th …

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Stephen King

There's a 'Doorway to The Underworld' in Siberia So Big It's Uncovered Ancient Forests

A doorway to 200,000 years ago.<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost is on thin ice. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing …

Scientific study says reducing portion size and calories has nothing to do with weight loss

It all comes down to something much more important, apparently.<p>The basic equation for weight loss that we've all long understood goes a little something like this: eating less food + exercise = lose weight.<p>And while the exercise part still stands, a new study published in the Journal of the …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

Trump in Davos: threatens Palestinians, reassures Brits

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump barreled into a global summit in the Swiss Alps on Thursday, threatening to stop U.S. aid to the …

If a nuclear weapon is about to explode, here's what a safety expert says you can do to survive

When Hawaii's ballistic-missile-threat system blared an alert across the state on January 13, many people didn't know where to go, what to do, or whether they could even survive a nuclear attack.<p>The alert sowed confusion, fear, and, pandemonium — especially among tourists— in the 38 minutes before …

The 35 most amazing lines from Donald Trump's impromptu press conference

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Just before jetting off to Davos, President Donald Trump stopped by a sit-down that chief of staff John Kelly was having with reporters -- and immediately started talking.<p>It was classic Trump who, despite all of his rhetorical emphasis on "fake news," is an avid consumer of the …

Donald Trump

White House Doctor Writes Note Saying Trump Too Sick to Talk to Mueller

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Amid reports that Donald Trump might soon be summoned to appear before Robert Mueller, the White House doctor wrote a note on Wednesday indicating that Trump was too sick to talk to the special counsel.<p>“Donald Trump is not well,” Dr. Ronny Jackson wrote.<p>The doctor’s …

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Ryan Zinke confirmed Florida would be exempt from massive offshore plan – which other states claim is simply a favor for Republican governor Rick Scott<p>Governors of coastal states have urged the Trump administration to scrap its plan to usher oil and gas drilling into almost all US waters, in an …

Oil & Gas Industry

'Battery' that bottles sunshine could bring a new solar revolution

Solar energy is clean, abundant, and irritatingly inconvenient: It doesn’t work at night or on cloudy days. You can convert sunshine into electricity and store it in a battery, but that’s complicated and expensive. And much of the time, what you really want isn’t electricity but heat for tasks like …

Clean Energy

A Watergate moment? The Fusion GPS testimony could change history

Dianne Feinstein’s decision to release Glenn Simpson’s testimony has a long history, and could have a huge impact<p>One of the most misunderstood quotes from the Watergate scandal is also one of the most famous: "What did the president know and when did he know it?" That was uttered by Sen. Howard …