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These are the plants that will actually clean up your air

No matter how clean your home is, chances are, the air’s still got a <i>little</i> somethin’ somethin’ in it that isn’t exactly *great* for your body …

Plants

Trump White House quietly issues report vindicating Obama regulations

It was easy to miss, but OMB demolishes the GOP’s deregulatory claims.<p>President Donald Trump’s administration has been on a deregulatory bender, particularly when it comes to environmental regulations. As of January, the New York Times counted 67 environmental rules on the chopping block under …

Regulation

‘The president clearly set himself up’: Trump’s stock market miscalculation

After cheering the market’s relentless rise, Trump is forced to face the reality of Monday's swift and historic fall.<p>NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is learning a basic and painful lesson of Wall Street: Stocks also go down.<p>A global market sell-off accelerated Monday with the Dow Jones Industrial …

Stock Markets

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

If you're traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big cities, however, there are also tons of smaller, underrated destinations that are totally worth a trip.<p>We asked our colleagues for their favorite, …

National Parks

Here are 10 enchanting tree tunnels (and where to find them)

Tunnels of trees have a way of making you feel safe, as if the branches are stretching out to form a protected path just for you. It's like walking …

European Travel

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Just Pulled Off the Greatest Long Con in History

Winners: Wall Street, corporations, Donald Trump’s kids, and Vladimir Putin. Losers: The rest of us. That about sums it up.<p>Bernie Madoff must be …

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg: 'The Tax Bill Is an Economically Indefensible Blunder'

Bloomberg Michael Bloomberg says the GOP tax bill is an "economically indefensible blunder' and that CEOs aren't waiting on a tax cut.<p>(Bloomberg …

Income Inequality

4 red flags in the GOP tax bills

They're riddled with unintended consequences. They would create new loopholes.<p>And they don't live up to the big promises made by President Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republican lawmakers.<p>Still, Republicans hope to merge the hastily passed House and Senate tax bills into one final …

Finance

AP FACT CHECK: Trump off on black homeownership, trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his Alabama-ish rally, President Donald Trump falsely stated that black homeownership has hit a record high under his stewardship and made the dubious claim that he set Canada's prime minister straight on the state of trade between the two countries.<p>Trump spoke Friday night in …

Donald Trump
Republicans

Republicans And Democrats Don't Agree, Or Like Each Other — And It's Worse Than Ever

The partisan split in America is the highest it has been in two decades, with Republicans and Democrats holding vastly disparate views on race, immigration and the role of government, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.<p>Pew has been measuring attitudes on policy issues and …

Republicans

Touted As Middle-Class Win, GOP Tax Plan Directly Benefits Wealthy, Analysis Finds

President Trump and congressional Republicans have pitched their tax plan as a boost for the middle class.<p>"The rich will not be gaining at all with this plan," Trump told reporters during a meeting with lawmakers in mid-September.<p>But analysts at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center who studied the …

Economics

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

Trump’s Climate Agenda: Do Less, With Less

From the EPA to the White House, from the budget to the federal register, his administration is dismantling climate-change regulation and the science that supports it.<p>Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seems like a refined and intelligent man. Speaking …

The psychology of punishment is key to why people vote against their own interests, says an Oxford neuroscientist

Donald Trump would not be US president without the votes of many, including Obamacare enrollees and immigrants, who are likely to find themselves worse off because of his policies. To some Democrat supporters, this widespread voting against self-interests can seem impossible to understand. To Molly …

Psychology

Brilliant tiny house features $500 DIY elevator bed built with free plans (Video)

The ethos of doing-it-yourself in a resourceful, space-saving way is at the root of the tiny house movement. That said, one of the most amazing …

Furniture

10 Money Habits That Will Help You Get Serious About Prosperity

Take your financial life to the next level through actions like seeking new income sources, making debts your priority and separating friendship from business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of habit can be quite interesting. Rather than create 2017 …

Personal Finance

This Dutch video on Trump has gone viral because, well, just watch it

"We totally understand it's going to be America First — But can we just say 'The Netherlands Second?'"<p>This is the Dutch plan for Trump's …

Europe
Donald Trump
Fossil Fuels

AP FACT CHECK: Trump shapes facts to fit economic agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump changed some of his facts to fit his agenda Monday, pitching shades of truth and misconceptions in what was billed as a major economic policy speech.<p>He wrongly accused Hillary Clinton of proposing to increase middle-class taxes and blamed crumbling roads and bridges …

Income Inequality

100 Must-Read Books about Libraries & Bookstores

This post is sponsored by <i>The Invisible Library</i> by Genevieve Cogman.<p><i>One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these destinations may</i> …

South America

8 Underrated National Parks That Will Leave You Speechless

National Parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon are rightfully some of the most famous destinations in the U.S. They're iconic and …

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

Self-improvement

This war is for America’s soul: Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and how wealthy white elites protect themselves

It’s the elites vs the people in this presidential campaign, and nothing less than democracy is at stake<p>Today’s political crisis is the latest phase of a conflict that began a century and a half ago. The fight is over two fundamentally different ideas about the nature of America. On one side are …

Income Inequality

Why You Should Eat More Carbs | Men's Health

What Carbohydrates Really Are<p>Like proteins and fats, carbohydrates are macronutrients—in other words, substances that stoke your metabolism and keep you alert and active.<p>As an analogy, think of carbs as your body’s primary source of crude oil. Through digestion, carbs are transformed into …