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We Compared Life Expectancy in All 50 States to Countries Around the World. The Results Are Truly Stunning

If you live in Mississippi, you have the same life expectancy as someone in Bangladesh.<p>What's the difference between living in Minnesota and living in Mississippi? About seven years.<p>It sounds like some kind of weird joke, but according to a new study, it's no laughing matter. That's because there's …

World Health Organization

Is Trump Becoming a Dictator? He's Already Showing 7 of 10 Notable Signs

Click here for reuse options! Our president represents the threat to democracy many feared upon his shocking election.President Donald Trump may fail …

Donald Trump

I Don't Need to 'Understand' Anyone Who Still Supports This President*

What his administration* is doing to these migrant children is a national disgrace.<p>T<i>he New York Times</i> had a story on Friday that should’ve brought shame and derision upon anyone who voted for the racist monster in the White House, and upon the racist monster that the other racist monster installed …

Immigration

If You’re Not Using These Amazon Prime Features, You’re Not Getting Your Money’s Worth

Free two-day shipping was a game changer, we all know that. But did you know your Amazon Prime membership has a lot of features you probably aren’t …

Free Shipping

Grieving mother after meeting Trump: ‘It was like talking to a toddler’

Donald Trump briefly spoke to reporters before boarding Air Force One yesterday, and the president talked about traveling to Texas, where “we’re …

Donald Trump

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

8 Tips For Talking To Your Kids So You Get More Than One-Word Responses

There are two things that I think the TV series “The Simpsons” got spot on when it came to communication between parents and kids. One is that kids …

Parenting

Christian leaders call out the heresy of Trumpism

Maybe it takes a royal wedding to offer lessons in what a good sermon sounds like.<p>Maybe it takes one of the world’s most elitist institutions — a monarchy, for goodness’ sake — to provide a view of Christianity rooted not in conservative cultural warfare (or unrelenting support for President Trump) …

Faith

This tree beautifully reveals the relationships between languages

For reasons both poetic and pragmatic, the tree has historically been the designer's go-to inspiration for mapping relationships. In the graphic below, Finish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg artfully uses this format to trace the world's largest language families.<p>All of the languages illustrated …

Language

It’s Time for Trump Voters to Face the Bitter Truth

Republicans elected a president who promised to take on D.C.—instead, Trump has presided over an extraordinary auction of access and influence.<p>Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” while running for office. Voters gave him the opportunity to follow through when they propelled him to the White …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump just accidentally revealed something very important about his 'fake news' attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet bashing the media. Nothing new there.<p>But, this tweet was different: Trump unintentionally revealed the false premise on which his relentless calls of "fake news" is based.<p>Here's the tweet:<p><i>"The Fake News is working overtime. Just</i> …

Donald Trump

Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here's How To Prevent It

Lyme disease was once unheard of in western Pennsylvania, where Barbara Thorne, now an entomologist at the University of Maryland, spent time as a kid.<p>Thorne knew that if black-legged ticks are infected with bacteria called <i>Borrelia burgdorferi</i>, they can transmit Lyme to people and, that if …

Disease

Two black men arrested at Starbucks settle with Philadelphia for $2

The two black men whose arrest at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month set off a wave of protests against the coffee giant for discrimination have reached a settlement with the city, the mayor's office said Wednesday.<p>They will each be paid $1.<p>In addition, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, both 23, …

Justice

California Sues Trump Administration Over Car Emissions Rules

A coalition led by California sued the Trump administration over car emissions rules on Tuesday, escalating a revolt against a proposed rollback of fuel economy standards that threatens to split the country’s auto market.<p>In a lawsuit filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of …

Trump Administration

A Spreadsheet Can Do That?

Think a spreadsheet can only be used to analyze data and create charts and graphs? Think again. Explore different ways a spreadsheet can be used for …

Reading Academic Research Papers Is the Best Success Hack You've Never Heard About

Graduate-level research is a lot likelier to help you figure out real life business problems than that book of motivational quotes beside your bed.<p>5 min read<p>Despite the bad rap it tends to get in the self-made businessperson community, college is still an entrepreneurial hub. Billion-dollar …

Trump White House Now Just Openly Courting Corruption

Mick Mulvaney is actively encouraging bankers to bribe lawmakers to get what they want.<p>There was some surprise, last week, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a $1 billion fine against Wells Fargo for mortgage- and loan-related abuses. Acting C.F.P.B. Director <b>Mick Mulvaney,</b> …

Americans Startled by Spectacle of President Who Can Speak English

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Americans who were watching television on Wednesday morning witnessed the startling spectacle of an English-speaking President, viewers have confirmed.<p>All of the major cable news networks interrupted their regularly scheduled programs to cover the phenomenon, as a …

Language Learning

Why are the Bushes, Clintons, Obamas and Melania smiling so broadly at a funeral?

Consider him the elephant not in the room, simultaneously absent from this picture and looming over it.<p>Donald Trump did not attend Saturday’s funeral of Barbara Bush in Houston, Texas. Reporters were told that was because Trump generously wanted to spare the mourning Bush family the “disruptions …

Donald Trump

This Spy Survived Torture to Make the Nazis Pay for Their Crimes

Wearing a gray flannel suit and a thick scarf around her head, Odette Sansom shielded her eyes from the salty ocean spray as the fishing boat scudded …

Pardon offers? Trump Russia interference violates Constitution and his oath

In the Russia probe, Trump already has violated constitutional limits on interference for self-interest. Pardon offers would be another flagrant example.<p>Political interference in a law enforcement matter for personal and corrupt purposes — whether through pardons or personnel moves or directing the …

Donald Trump

Scientists Still Can't Decide How to Define a Tree

We think we know what trees are, but even at the level of genetics, it's difficult to find what separates them from other plants.<p>Several years ago, after Thanksgiving dinner at my parents’ house in Vermont, lightning struck a backyard maple tree. There was a ferocious crack and the darkness outside …

Biology

How to accomplish more in 30 days than most people do in 365

“The best ambition killer is trying to play someone else’s game.” — Dan Sullivan<p>Craig Ballantyne, author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the …

44 Popular Superintendent & Teacher Approved EdTech Resources | Center for Effective School Practices

<b>Finding a suitable edtech tool without any references is like grasping for straws.</b><p>Online reviews of edtech tools tend to focus on technical features …

Here's Why That Video Of Reporters Reading The Same Script Went Viral

"Fake news" has become one of President Trump's favorite mantras. A video of reporters reading from the same script proves the idea of fake news has …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Recipes

Now we know who Trump really is

<b>(Getty/Nicholas Kamm)</b><p>Gag orders for his own people and lawsuits for everybody else, Trump has nobody’s interests in mind but his own<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>March 21, 2018 11:00pm (UTC)<p>You need know only two things about the Trump presidency to understand what kind of man he is. We learned fairly early …

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s fiery statement about Sessions’s decision to fire him

“I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played ... in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey.”<p>Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been in the news a lot over the past two years, most recently for being fired by the Trump administration right on the eve of his …

If you want to stay successful, learn to think like Leonardo da Vinci

Some of history’s greatest contributions have come from polymaths.<p>Aristotle practically invented half a dozen fields of study across philosophy. Galileo was as much a physicist as he was an engineer when he helped kick-start the scientific revolution. Da Vinci might have been even more famous as an …