Meggan Needham

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Bigger than fake news: Trump’s rise was fueled by a deeper narrative of fake history

<b>Donald Trump; Fire in The Bronx, July 14, 1977. (Getty/Nicholas Kamm/AP/Salon)</b><p>Trump’s lies about crime, Muslims and immigration aren’t meant to make sense — only to confirm his followers’ fears<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>February 5, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>A lot of ink and a lot of electrons have been spilled on the …

How to Buy a Home With No Money Down (You Really Can!)

Drumming up money for a down payment on a home can feel like a lost cause: After you've shelled out money for rent, gas, groceries, and other …

Personal Finance

New Parisian bar is an underground shrine to whisky

A vaulted basement put to good use<p>If being trapped underground with over 1,000 bottles of whisky is your idea of great fun, then Paris’s new Golden Promise whisky bar is sure to delight. Taking over a vaulted basement under a restaurant in the 2nd arrondissement, this swanky subterranean retreat is …

16 things Quentin Tarantino learned from rewatching 'Reservoir Dogs' at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah — Few debuts in the history of cinema have made as much impact as Quentin Tarantino’s <i>Reservoir Dogs</i> did when it premiered at the …

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Has Been Trolling Trump On Twitter For Months

Merriam-Webster has a message for the Trump administration: There is no such thing as an "alternative fact." There are facts, and then there are falsehoods.<p>That memo was at least implied this week when the dictionary publisher tweeted the definition of a fact just hours after Trump adviser …

Language

8 whiskeys for sipping around the campfire | Adventure Sports Network

Gone are the warm summer nights where you have to walk away from the campfire while your food is cooking.<p>Curling up to the campfire with a tin cup of …

Scotch Whisky

10 Bold Rebrands That Made A Big Difference

How Banana Republic, IBM, and other companies made smart, meaningful changes to their names and logos.<p>1. Bell System, 1969<p>AT&T’s Bell System hired legendary graphic designer Saul Bass to overhaul its look. He came up with a bold, stylized outline that he used to unify its visual identity, …

Graphic Design

How Rousseau Predicted Trump

The Enlightenment philosopher’s attack on cosmopolitan élites now seems prophetic.<p>“I love the poorly educated,” Donald Trump said during a victory speech in February, and he has repeatedly taken aim at America’s élites and their “false song of globalism.” Voters in Britain, heeding Brexit …

Public Policy

17 shopping secrets to save time and money at Target

On Monday, Target updated its coupon policy and point-of-sale cash register software to prevent cashiers from overriding the system to allow couponers to save a bit more than they should, reports Coupons in the News.<p>However, there are many other ways to save at Target, which offers some fantastic …

10 Little Things He Always Notices About You

Yes, guys can notice things.<p><b>1. When you chop off most of your hair.</b> The idea that men don't know when women have done something with their hair is an old joke. It's a joke that's been beaten to death like a dead horse with a second dying horse, and then the second horse died and someone beat that …

Relationships

Everything I Wish I Knew Before Buying a House

From qualifying for a mortgage to closing on my new home.<p>Owning a home is supposed to be part of the American Dream, but the buying process can seem …

Real Estate

‘I love my partner, but I’m not in love anymore’

As a relationship counsellor, this is a comment I have heard many times in a variety of ways. In my new book, <i>The Relate Experience</i>, which includes …

The 12 dumbest things you can do with your money in your 30s — and how to avoid them

Time is still on your side in your 30s. If you manage your money well, it can mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>That's easier said than done. And many of us tend to assume that we'll have more money in our 40s and have plenty of time to tune up our finances, which can lead to some poor money …

Here's One Thing You Need To Remember If You're Having Anal Sex

"Poopapocalypse" is a real thing, people.<p>It's no secret that sex sells, but trying to find honest and authentic stories about what sex and relationships are <i>really</i> like can sometimes feel like a challenge.<p>Thankfully there are people like The Heart's Kaitlin Prest and Samara Breger. If you don't …

17 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes That Will Turn Your World View Outside In

<b>“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ―</b>Jiddu Krishnamurti<p>A sage is someone who can put into words the …

“Reid Wilson, Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? Woodard lays out his map in the new book “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.” Here’s how...

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

15 brilliant quotes about leadership from great leaders

Whether they're all-star baseball players or military heroes, they've got a thing or two to say about duty, honor, and integrity.<p>But perhaps what leaders have the most insight into is leadership itself.<p>In a recent note to clients, Fundstrat's George Gianarikas compiled a list of quotes from leaders …

Has China Discovered a Better Political System Than Democracy?

“One person, one vote is not the only morally legitimate way to select leaders,” a political theorist says.<p>Since the collapse of several authoritarian regimes in the 1980s and 1990s—most notably the Soviet Union—conventional wisdom in political science has held that dictatorships inevitably …

This Might Be The Easiest Way To Lose 10 Pounds Yet

<i>By Kasandr Brabaw, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo by: Getty Images)</i><p>When you want to lose a few pounds, you generally do two things: change your diet and hit the gym. But researchers have found another, easier way to slim down that doesn't require an ounce of sweat.<p>Drinking two glasses of water before …

Weight Loss

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

This Ex-Apple Engineer Just Launched a Furniture Company to Take On IKEA

4 min read<p>If you have ever spent hours on end willing yourself to order a chair online or lost your mind assembling a bookshelf from IKEA, a new ecommerce furniture startup called Campaign wants to offer you a solution.<p>Officially launched today, Campaign offers a line of sofas and chairs that can …

Furniture

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The cast of 'Bring It On' 15 years later

That's just one of the many gifts "Bring It On" gave the world when it premiered in theaters on August 25, 2000.<p>"Bring It On" once again proved to an increasingly cynical young generation that winning wasn't everything and finding a girl who could do gymnastics was. And in the end, we can all be …

7 ways to stop being 'busy' and actually start being productive

As entrepreneurs, we often have periods when we are frenetically trying to balance a million work-related things at once, but it is neither effective nor sustainable to operate that way.<p>At the end of the day, we feel burnt out, utterly exhausted and unfulfilled in other areas of our lives.<p>To help …

The 20 Best Websites for Wasting Time on the Internet in 2018

There's a lot of content out there about productivity -- everything from hacks to shortcuts to tips and tricks for how to get more done in less time. …

35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality

<b>(romakoma via Shutterstock)</b><p>The money given out in Wall Street bonuses last year was twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned combined<p>Larry Schwartz<p>July 15, 2015 5:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem …

Income Inequality

Who Are the Four Americans Still Being Held in Iran?

Tuesday's historic deal with Iran, which calls for Tehran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the West's easing up on harsh economic sanctions, has received praise worldwide.<p>But the agreement makes no mention of Americans who have been held in Iran for years.<p>And many, especially the 2016 …

South Asia