Monica M. Coyne

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How America's rich betrayed their fellow citizens

In the past, wealth came with responsibility. Today’s rich avoid taxes, military service, and charitable giving. No wonder we’re seeing a populist backlash<p>The author F Scott Fitzgerald once wrote that the “rich are different than you and me”.<p>Fitzgerald’s observation rings especially true today. The …

A Night to Remember at the Vatican: Pictures

Photography

Pope Francis Opens the Catholic Holy Year: Pictures

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

Plenty of things can go wrong in DNA testing in a run-of-the-mill case. Problems with interpreting the sample, determining the right match …

Genetics

The American Pope

Francis may be the first pontiff from the New World, but heirs to St. Peter’s throne have long loomed large in the American imagination.<p>When the chartered Alitalia jet known as “Shepherd One” touches down in Maryland this week, Pope Francis will become just the fourth leader of the Roman Catholic …

Nature is just showing off at these colorfully surreal destinations

No matter how many awe-inspiring structures we humans build, our abilities will never match what nature can create. This world has everything from …

New Report: Rich Americans Are Living Longer, Poor Dying Sooner

A rich man will live about 13 years longer and draw about $132,000 more in federal retirement benefits than his poor counterpart, according to a report released on Thursday by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.<p>The report, "The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income," also criticized political …

Social Security

Bernie’s $15 Trillion Medicare Expansion Will Save Taxpayers: But Ins. Indus. will be Ticked - The Ring of Fire Network

Earlier this week, we brought you the story of Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ proposed federal budget. His proposal would include an …

Surprise! Your Medicare Part B premiums may increase by 50 percent in 2016

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Journalist Philip Moeller, who writes widely on health and retirement, is here to provide the Medicare answers you need in “Ask Phil, …

Huge Premium Increase Likely For Millions With Medicare

Every year but two for the last 40 years, people have seen a cost-of-living increase in their Social Security checks, an inflation adjustment. But, they will see no increase at all in their Social Security benefit in 2016. To make matters worse, a <b>new report from the Center for Retirement Research</b>, …

Cuba Prepares for the Arrival of Pope Francis: Pictures

The Most Controversial Constitution Day in American History

When the United States marks the anniversary of the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution, it’s usually with a warm and fuzzy patriotism aimed …

Constitutional Law

Four Child Inventors Who Weren’t Arrested And One Who Was

Great things happen when schools reward inquisitive minds<p>On Sunday, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, Texas, built a digital clock using a circuit board, a digital display, and other components, all housed in a pencil case. It took him about 20 minutes, and he brought it to school the next …

The White House

Duchess of Cambridge shows off new fringe at first solo engagement since birth of Charlotte

Kate Middleton has delighted crowds with her new look at an appearance at the Anna Freud centre in North London<p>A relaxed and tanned Duchess of Cambridge has made her first solo official visit since the birth of Princess Charlotte in May.<p>Sporting a smart new fringe, the Duchess, 33, visited the Anna …

Like Instagram for doctors, Figure 1 app now has 500,000 users

Early this summer, a resident at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home in rural Louisiana had a leg wound that wouldn't heal. The staff and specialists in the region were flummoxed, so nursing head Karey Thigpen turned to a social network created by Toronto startup Figure 1 Inc.<p>After rifling through …

Health Care

Hitler’s world may not be so far away | Timothy Snyder

Misunderstanding the Holocaust has made us too certain we are ethically superior to the Europeans of the 1940s. Faced with a new catastrophe – such as devastating climate change – could we become mass killers again?<p><b>It was 20 years after I chose to become a historian</b> that I first saw a photograph of …

Dessert Bar Recipes That Are Way Better Than Brownies

All kinds of yum.<p>Don't be mistaken, we're not saying we don't absolutely love brownies. (You should know that we do.) But dessert bars have a special place in our hearts. First, there are so many variations you can make: cookie bars, fruit bars, perfectly decadent bars loaded with lots and lots of …

Police Violated Ahmed Mohamed’s Civil Rights by Keeping Away His Parents

Irving, Texas, police violated Ahmed Mohamed’s civil rights by denying his repeated requests to speak with his parents during his detention for a …

Civil Rights

10+ Pics Proving That Cats And Dogs Can Be Best Friends

Conflicts arise between cats and dogs because they see the world differently. "The cat tries to get away, the dog thinks the cat is inviting it to a …

THE ANIMAL EFFECT

28 Cats Who Are Not Going To Move For You

And they don't really care how it affects you.

Here Are All The Cat Breeds You Never Knew Existed

And they're as cute as they are diverse!

Consuelo Wonderland

#IStandWithAhmed Hashtag Protests Arrest of 9th Grader Who Brought Clock to School

Twitter users are coming to the defense of Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim teenager in Texas who was arrested earlier this week after a teacher thought the …

Forget yoga and boot camp, study says walking will help you live longer

Feeling a bit intimidated by people boasting about their impressive step counts on Facebook or in real life? Well, don't get too discouraged by your 5,000 daily steps — a new study led by the American Cancer Society found that even short walks may help you live longer.<p>The American Heart Association …

Liver Disease Is Yet Another Reason to Sit Less

As the data pointing to the dangers of sitting too much gets stronger, scientists in Korea say there’s one more reason to get off the couch.<p>In a …