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Olympic bronze doesn’t begin to tell the story of Lindsey Vonn, the greatest female ski racer of all time

BUKPYEONG, South Korea — Her body still functions, and because her mind has never changed, she still can will all that scar tissue down a ski hill at harrowing speeds. But this here is the end for Lindsey Vonn, at least in the Olympics. What it took to slide into the start gate Wednesday morning at …

The G.O.P. Tax Plan Can Be Confusing. Here’s Help Deciphering It.

The Republican tax plan would have far-reaching effects on virtually every American, but it’s fair to say tax policy is not the easiest subject to follow.<p>If you haven’t kept up with the story as much as you feel you should have, or if you’re wondering where to focus your attention, we hope this …

Health Care

San Francisco defends sanctuary status as backlash mounts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The attacks on San Francisco and other cities with similar immigration policies began moments after a jury acquitted a Mexican …

7 Shining Facts About the Sun

Isaac Asimov described the solar system as the Sun, Jupiter, and debris. He wasn't wrong—the Sun is 99.8 percent of the mass of the solar system. But …

Astronomy

Your routines might be screwing with your body. Here's how to fix it.

When to eat, drink, sleep, and think deep thoughts.<p>You might think you’re in control of your schedule, but your body evolved to follow a natural rhythm. Sticking closer to that routine can help keep you in tiptop shape.<p>Drink coffee<p>Sipping caffeine is best done early in the day. Imbibed later, it …

New study reveals how mitochondria are affected by disease

Important Attachments<p>Everyone learns about mitochondria in the most basic of biology classes, and most of us will always recall how these were …

Britain has more non-believers than ever before as Church of England Christians make up lowest-ever share

Britain is losing its religion, research has found, as the proportion of non-believers is the highest it has ever been.<p>More than half of the population has no faith and the share of the population who say they are Church of England Christians has fallen to just 15 per cent - the lowest ever …

Church of England

Japanese Princess Mako Gives Up Her Title to Marry College Boyfriend

"I was first attracted to his bright smiles that seemed like the sun."<p>In 2012, Japan's Princess Mako met Kei Komuro when they were freshmen at International Christian University in Tokyo, <i>The Japan Times</i> reports. Five years later, they've announced they're getting married. Because of a law against …

America's Best Cities for Fall Travel

The leaves start turning early in the resort towns outside Denver, but the city’s foliage takes center stage during October, when you can see it …

Sharon Osbourne Slams Kim Kardashian West's Nude Selfies: 'That's Not Feminism'

Sharon Osbourne and Kim Kardashian West have two <i>very</i> different perspectives on feminism.<p>In a new interview with <i>The Telegraph</i>, <i>The Talk</i> host criticized …

1-acre permaculture farm in Australia feeds 50 families

This family in Australia completely shifted the way they source their food – with remarkable success. When wife Nici suffered an illness, the Coopers …

You Can Make an Emergency Cookie in Two Minutes

Do you ever have those moments when you just need a warm chocolate chip cookie, but don’t feel like making several dozen? I know I do, which is why I …

20 Clever Ways to Organize a Small Laundry Room

It's all about making your walls work harder.<p>If your space is more like a "laundry closet" or "laundry corner," take note. These ideas will help you maximize your space to make it more streamlined and efficient.

Laundry Rooms

2 Top Dividend Stocks in Property Insurance

A property and casualty leader and a prominent auto insurer make two great candidates for dividend investors eyeing the property insurance …

These Scottish islands may hold the secret to happiness

Scotland's Outer Hebrides can be rainy, remote and cold – yet their inhabitants rank as the happiest people in the UK. What is their secret?<p>It was nearing midnight and the sky still remained light. The only hint of sunset visible from the kitchen window was a pink smudge above the Minch, the …

Happiness

The 21 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

Sometimes, the best way to spend a long weekend is to curl up on the couch and enjoy a film.<p>If you're looking for something entertaining and …

Seafloor

How other countries have confronted their difficult pasts

The white nationalist march at Charlottesville and President Trump's subsequent invocation of "history"and culture" brought the issue of monuments …

University of Chicago

Jobs aren’t the solution to America’s problems—they’re the cause

Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries—since, say, 1650—we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labor, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating …

Wall Street's oldest steakhouse has a secret menu for billionaires — here's what's on it

But while the restaurant is perhaps best known for its steaks, it also has a selection of food items you won't find on the menu. Called the "Secret Billionaire's Menu," these dishes will set you back quite a bit — there's a grilled cheese sandwich for $100, for example, and a golden twist on the …

60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

Books

9 Best 1-Minute Life Hacks From Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, and Oprah Winfrey | Inc.com

We all love those useful positive psychology and neuroscience mind hacks that help us use our brains more effectively. Yeah, it's a thing -- books and blogs have been written about mind hacks.<p>We can also learn a trick or two from the world's most successful business icons that will help short-cut …

Sleep

Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay

Senior White House aides met Sunday afternoon to discuss how to roll out the controversial move affecting hundreds of thousands of Dreamers.<p>President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, …

Donald Trump

Camera lenses literally melted during the solar eclipse

Will people ever learn?<p>A camera rental company found its cameras and lenses severely damaged after people took them to shoot the solar eclipse last …

Cameras

Hurricane Harvey offers lessons Republicans will probably ignore

Hurricane Harvey has exposed the weakness of the three shibboleths that have been the guiding political philosophy for two generations of Republicans. Those three shaky imperatives are that 1) lowering taxes is always a good idea, 2) government programs can always be cut and 3) economic growth must …

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

These are the world's top 10 most livable cities

However, there are a number of cities around the world where citizens are happy, social services, are improving, and economies are growing.<p>These places routinely make the list of the world's most livable cities. Using factors such as crime, health care, culture, and access to transportation, the …

Sometimes you need a pulsing red circle of data to understand how abnormally hot Earth is getting

Earth is constantly breaking heat records. The latest international State of the Climate report noted that 2016 was the hottest year on record, and NASA just announced that July 2017 tied with July 2016 as the hottest July on record. We’ve heard a variation on this theme, well, a few times: 16 of …

Global Warming

Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attacking the media for its “very unfair” coverage of Monday’s solar eclipse, Donald J. Trump said on Saturday that the sun was equally to blame for blocking the moon.<p>“The fake news is covering the eclipse from the sun’s side instead of the moon’s side, but if you …

It’s Time for the Lost Cause of the South to Get Lost

The nation has been held back for decades because of Southerners’ dishonest propaganda about the causes of the Civil War. Enough, enough, enough.<p>In …

War

10 ways smart people work less and get more done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or …