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Giuliani just admitted Trump lied about asking Comey to go easy on Flynn

Someone needs to tell Rudy Giuliani that when he goes on television he’s mic’d up and cameras are rolling. That’s not a Fisher Price TV camera, …

Donald Trump

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

The untold story of how a gaming geek with a checkered past pulled off the biggest lottery scam in U.S. history

12-15-18-29-38-41.<p>Eddie Tipton jotted down the numbers on a yellow sticky note as he sat at his desk in Urbandale, Iowa more than a decade ago.<p>Around him were more sticky notes filled with number sets that he carefully wrote down as they spun up on his computer screen. The numbers were generated by …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Mobster’s wife shocked after snitch in court reveals husband had mistress

He’s on trial for federal racketeering — but a reputed Mafioso’s wife is the one who got blindsided by a mob rat in Manhattan court …

The 10 Coolest Guitar Instrumentals of All Time

9<p>SHARES<p><i>Guitar World</i> presents the 10 coolest guitar instrumentals ever. In terms of the videos we selected, we tried to stick with the studio versions …

Book clinic: recommended reads on architecture

In the second of a new series in which we answer your book queries, our expert suggests architecture books for beginners<p><b>Q: I am very interested in architecture – could you recommend books in this area for a beginner?</b><br>Sophie Frank, Leeds<p><b>A: Rowan Moore, architecture critic of the Observer</b><br>First off, …

Books

6 coolest gadgets from CES you'll likely see in your house this year

A New Year means one thing in the world of gadgets — a trip to Las Vegas for CES. It’s the enormous consumer electronics show packed with nearly 50-football fields worth of shiny new tech toys.<p>Somewhere inside the cavernous convention center crowded with TV’s we can’t afford, concept cars we’ll …

Bitcoin Storms Wall Street

Bitcoin traders have no time to pop the champagne anymore.<p>The crypto-rocket shot past $11,000 last week just hours after eclipsing $10,000, which …

Wall Street

10 ways to live below your means without feeling deprived

Spending less than you earn is one sure path to financial security. But that doesn’t have to mean a spartan lifestyle. You can still enjoy yourself while living small.<p>1. Focus on the benefits<p>Having a financial buffer makes you the boss of your money, instead of someone who scrambles until payday. …

Personal Finance

The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido

After weeks of continuously unfolding abuse scandals, men have become, quite literally, unbelievable. What any given man might say about gender politics and how he treats women are separate and unrelated phenomena. Liberal or conservative, feminist or chauvinist, woke or benighted, young or old, …

Feminism

When the cops shot this man in a weapons raid, the entire conversation on guns in America changed

After Kenyon Ballew was paralyzed, the NRA shifted the gun-control debate<p>On a late spring night in 1971, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, …

Pie crust 101: Tips and tricks for taking your crust to the next level

When I tell people I grew up in a family of pie bakers, it's easy to imagine I'm bragging. My mother's pies are legendary — rich, velvety custard fillings or mounded fruit pies, each cradled in an ornately decorated crust, golden and with the most delicate layers. And don't get me started on my …

Off-grid camping just got so much better with these solar-powered teardrop trailers

Explorers could venture way off the grid thanks to a new collaboration between teardrop trailer maker Vistabule and solar power company Sunflare. …

Off-grid

Sex around the world: Take a trip to South Korea’s sex theme park

<b>Say ‘theme park’ and you think: Alton Towers or Thorpe Park; family fun and fast rides and fried food and trying not to throw up before you hit the</b> …

South Korea

Steve Bannon’s Departure Won’t Save Trump’s Presidency

Much of what we saw from Donald Trump this week merely confirmed what we already knew. He’s boneheaded. He’s a divider rather than a unifier. If he’s not an outright racist—and many people would say that he is—he’s always eager to exploit the racial prejudices that some of his supporters harbor. …

Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington

Was President Trump’s richest adviser focussed on helping the country—or his own bottom line?<p>One day in August, 2016, the financier Carl Icahn made an urgent phone call to the Environmental Protection Agency. Icahn is one of the richest men on Wall Street, and he has thrived, in no small measure, …

Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival

AMMAN, Jordan — As next in line to be king of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef was unaccustomed to being told what to do. Then, one night in June, he was summoned to a palace in Mecca, held against his will and pressured for hours to give up his claim to the throne.<p>By dawn, he had given in, and …

How the Senate Health Care Bill Failed: G.O.P. Divisions and a Fed-Up President

WASHINGTON — President Trump was fed up with the grind of health care legislation, and at a dinner with Republican senators on Monday at the White House, he let them know it. He told the lawmakers how annoyed he was with one Republican who was not there, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who had gone …

Health Care

The Radical Origins of Christianity

Emmanuel Carrère’s “The Kingdom” explores how a tiny sect became a global religion.<p>Kierkegaard relates a chilling parable in “The Sickness Unto Death.” An emperor summons a poor day laborer. The man never dreamed that the emperor even knew of his existence. The emperor tells him that he wants to …

Literature

JOURNEYS IN DEEP TIME AND SPACE

Dense forest blankets the remote table-top mountains of Amazonia, which are riddled with unexplored caves. For speleologist Francesco Sauro, a 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise Laureate, they are fertile territory for scientific discoveries that can shed light on the origins of life and its …