Karen Briggs

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To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Yoga

The brain may clean out Alzheimer’s plaques during sleep

Sleep deprivation may speed up development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia

13 New Historical Fiction Books To Read If You Want To Escape 2018 For A Little While

The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and I'm looking to escape the rest of the world for a little while. It's one one thing to take a social …

Books

No one really knows what ICE is supposed to be. Politicians love that

America’s generations-old battle over who gets to live in this nation of immigrants is raging anew, and the agency known as ICE has become a lightning rod.<p>Formally US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency has been described as America’s Gestapo by critics, its own agents are calling to …

Immigration

James Corden's 10 Best Carpool Karaoke Segments Ranked (Videos)

These are the most endlessly watchable, candid looks at pop music’s biggest stars<p>These are the most endlessly watchable, candid looks at pop music’s …

Music

50 Must-Read Books with Gorgeous Writing

We book lovers read so much, and so widely, that we’ve seen it all. The good, the bad, the so-bad-it’s-good, the meh, the life changing. And we’ve …

Books

Why Republicans are calling it quits

<b>(CNN) —</b> A lot of Republicans are running away from Congress.<p>Since the beginning of the 115th Congress, more than 40 Republicans have left or announced they plan to leave the House by the end of the year. A handful of members have resigned amid scandal. Another group is leaving to run for higher …

Republicans

The 100 novels Americans love the most, based on a survey of thousands

In 2018, Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> and James Comey’s <i>A Higher Loyalty</i> have captured US readers with juicy insights into the Trump White House. But what books bring Americans deep, blithe pleasure?<p>Starting in May, PBS will run a series called <i>The Great American Read</i>, in which journalist Meredith …

12 Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

T<p><b>he actual sound of an “lol” is dead silence or a small puff of air through the nostrils</b>. In the 12 years I’ve been sending texts I know this to be …

Books

The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling.<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalize violence and human suffering, but …

27 Healthy Dinners You Can Make on 1 Sheet Pan

Cooking is fun; cleaning is not. And while all cooking will inevitably require a little bit of cleaning up, there are certainly ways to keep the …

Why Trump voters need the immigrants they want to turn away

<b>(CNN) —</b> The irony in President Donald Trump's hostility to immigration, expressed again in reports of his vulgar comments about Africa and Haiti last week, is that in appealing to the racial and cultural resentments of his political base he is directly threatening their economic interests.<p>The …

Here Are The 20 Netflix Documentaries That Are Definitely Worth Your Time To Watch

Say goodbye to aimless browsing this weekend.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

North Korea

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

Books

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

<i>Variety</i> polled its international team of critics, asking which films they were most looking forward to in the coming year. The results are diverse, …

Nicole Kidman

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

The Fans Who Say They’re Walking Away from the NFL

Following an NFL weekend that saw players and teams respond to President Trump's comments about the league with more demonstrations during the …

NFL

Athletes Are Not Going to 'Stick to Sports' and That's an Admirably American Thing

On Sept. 16, 1960, before a home game against the Athletics, Cleveland pitcher James (Mudcat) Grant was standing in the bullpen singing along with …

The Loneliest President

He’s increasingly isolated in the White House, but for Donald Trump, being alone is not a liability. It’s where he’s most comfortable.<p>“ISOLATED?” read the subject line.<p>“Friend,” Donald Trump wrote recently to supporters in a fundraising email. “The fake news keeps saying, ‘President Trump is …

Donald Trump

Flying Coach Is So Cramped It Could Be a Death Trap

A judge calls it a ‘life-and-death safety concern.’ A government document shows there may not be enough room to brace for impact. Inside the …

A Handy List of Helpful Guitar Tips, Hacks and Tricks

The amazing Steve Onotera aka SamuraiGuitarist offered up some helpful guitar tips. Included in this list are such subjects as flying with a guitar, …

100 Life Hacks That Make Life Easier

We have collected 100 of these practical life hacks into this one big list. By tweaking little things, it can make your life much easier. Enjoy!

I Just Want to Meet the Packers at Lambeau Field

<i>Peter King is on vacation this week. Our guest MMQB columnist is the political director for NBC News</i>.<p>By Chuck Todd<p>So I have a confession to make: I’m …

23 Little Internet Browsing Tricks That Will Make Your Life Better

Save money, increase productivity, and look at more cute dogs and cats.

Google Search

30+ Shortcuts & Strategies to Get Your Home Cleaner Faster

Raise your hand if you wish you could clean your home faster, but you just don't know how to make it work. (I'm raising my hand along with you, if …

Cleaning

Read A Chapter Of Mark Twain’s Previously Unpublished Children’s Book

"The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" is based on notes the author took after telling a bedtime story to his daughters.<p>Earlier this year, Penguin Random House announced it would take Mark Twain’s ephemera and transform it into a full-fledged children’s story. The resulting chapter book ― <i>The</i> …

Trump Hands the Chinese a Gift: The Chance for Global Leadership

WASHINGTON — President Trump has managed to turn America First into America Isolated.<p>In pulling out of the Paris climate accord, Mr. Trump has created a vacuum of global leadership that presents ripe opportunities to allies and adversaries alike to reorder the world’s power structure. His decision …

Geopolitics