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Stephen Colbert’s Advice to Paul Ryan on Trump: ‘Just Shut Your Eyes and Think of Reagan’

On ‘The Late Show’ Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert urged the House speaker to ‘take it slow’ with Trump.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan says he isn’t “ready” …

Trump has to be the next president. American history dictates it - video

Every bold advancement of progress in the United States is met by a racist backlash, says Steven Thrasher. So, he argues, it would make complete sense if Donald Trump became the next president. Until 2043, when America is mostly non-white, true political revolution will not come

House Is Set to Vote on 18 Bills to Address Opioid Addiction

House Republicans have scheduled votes this week on 18 bills aimed at addressing the scourge of opioid addiction that health experts and policy makers say has taken root across America.<p>The bills include measures intended to make it easier for doctors to treat patients addicted to opioids, as well …

Republican Party

Trump, Ryan tout unity in wake of meeting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan concluded their highly anticipated meeting Thursday amid signals that the Republican Party will work to piece itself together after a fractious primary.<p>"While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many …

Donald Trump

Paul Ryan: creep, failure, hero of the hour

Put Donald Trump centre stage and all sorts of weird things happen. Anyone who isn’t him gains gravitas no matter how odious – and Ryan is a case in point<p>“Somebody said the paparazzi is going crazy over that meeting,” Donald Trump told the New York Times today, referencing his upcoming sitdown with …

How liberals invented segregation: The real history of race, equality and our Founding Fathers

Even for reform-minded Founding Fathers, “separate but equal” was more important than “all men are created equal”<p>Edward Coles had a lot on his mind. In July 1814 he was private secretary to James Madison and spent his days managing the president’s business at a time of war. The United States had …

How it Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

I'd never dated anyone who hadn't been on antidepressants, or spent time in a psychiatrist's office. That dark, brooding, introspective type: it draws me in.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia</i><p>I used to joke that only men with depression were attracted to me. It was the only …

Relationships

Maybe Addiction Is More Like a Learning Disorder Than a Disease

When Saturday Night Live aired a skit this weekend riffing on America’s new heroin epidemic—a satirical fake ad for “Heroin A.M.” to help addicts …

9 Pre-Bed Activities You Should Give Up For A Deep / Delicious Sleep

<b>1. Exercise</b><p>This one’s hard, especially if you work 9 – 5 and get your workout session in after a day’s work. Exercising raises adrenaline levels and …

Is There Really A Connection Between Melatonin And Crazy Dreams?

Sleep doctors weigh in.<p>The question: Do melatonin supplements cause people to have more or weirder dreams than usual?<p>Sarah Hagi, a 24-year-old Canadian writer, has always remembered her dreams -- which is why she noticed something very peculiar happening shortly after she started taking melatonin, …

The Reason Why You're Always Tired Even If You've Got Enough Sleep

Tiredness can be a symptom of modern times. Working long hours and juggling responsibilities can stop us from getting our recommended 8 hours of …

Wellness

19 Healthy Dinner Recipes Anyone Can Make

<i>Photo by Megan Prendergast</i><p>Eating healthy is hard enough, but if you're not a great cook or if you don't have a ton of kitchen supplies, it's even more of a challenge. Luckily for you, Spoon University has you covered with these healthy dinners that anyone can make.<p>1. Chicken Burrito Wrap<p><i>Photo by</i> …

Full-fat milk 'may drastically reduce risk of diabetes' - study

People who regularly consume full-fat dairy products are less likely to develop diabetes than those who eat low-fat dairy products, according to new research published in the journal Circulation.<p>The 15-year study, in which researchers analysed the blood of 3,333 adults aged between 30 and 75, found …

7 Signs You've Given Your Heart to the Wrong Person

I am no stranger to people talking to me about their relationships. Human psychology and how people interact with each other has always fascinated me, so I enjoy the conversation. Perhaps that's how I ended up writing about this topic in the first place.<p>I am seeing more of a trend lately, though. …

Is Marijuana Addictive?

The facts, as best as science knows them.<p>First, the bad news.<p>Yes, marijuana addiction exists, and it might have a lot to do with our genes. According to <i>Time</i>, researchers have singled out specific genes associated with pot addiction, giving us an important biological clue to understanding the …

Drug Addiction

25 Questions I Ask Myself Before Bed

I will be upfront and tell you that this is a bit personal. But, if you hang in there with me, I think you will find it of value. I have struggled with my weight and my feelings about my weight for most of my life. About 10 years ago I figured out my own formula for a healthy balance and …

If You Have This Gene, Don’t Smoke Weed

The genes that predispose pot dependence are also linked to schizophrenia and depression.<p>According to new research, you don’t sit around in …

Cannabis

How to Use Self-Care for a Brighter, Less Stressful Life

<b>“The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.” ~Sydney Harris</b><p>I was working myself into the ground and I knew it. Balancing a full-time job, …

Mindfulness

Americans are buying more legal pot than Oreos, Girl Scout cookies, and Pringles combined

One of the benefits of marijuana legalization is the rise of a new, multibillion-dollar industry that provides legal jobs to thousands of taxpaying workers. This is one of the main reasons advocates have used to get legalization enacted in Colorado, Washington state, Oregon, and Alaska.<p>But how big …

Do These 6 Things if You Want to Start Your Day Before 6 a.m.

Reap the benefits of starting your day earlier by following these 6 tips.<p>One of my first published articles, "Six Reasons Why You Should Wake Up at 6 a.m.," had many people motivated and inspired. Yet, they still had a difficult time waking up that early.<p>The hardest part of becoming an early riser …

Productivity

Donald Trump, Revoking a Vow, Says He Won’t Support Another G.O.P. Nominee

Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday night that he no longer vowed to support the Republican nominee if it isn’t him, despite a loyalty pledge that all Republican primary candidates signed last year.<p>“No, I don’t anymore,” Mr. Trump said at a town hall forum on CNN when prompted by the moderator, …

Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime in April (and what to watch before it’s gone)

The one true Batman is here to save you from Zack Snyder<p>If you haven’t already seen <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>, then odds are you’re probably going to see it in the next few weeks — and to that, I can only say, "I’m sorry." But the good news is that a new month is around the corner, so there …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Thursday.<p><b>1. Photographs and a floor plan of the Belgian prime minister's office were found on a discarded laptop that belonged to one of the suspects in last week's terrorist attacks in Brussels,</b>The New York Times and several Belgian news outlets …

Sadiq Khan

Obama gave a huge signal that the old War on Drugs is over

By his own admission, he was there to bring the "cameras" and draw attention to a problem he called "a top priority."<p>One would hope Americans' addiction to prescription drugs and heroin would be a priority for the administration.<p>Drug-poisoning deaths outnumbered traffic deaths and reached a new …

Barack Obama

If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?

What you can do to bring happiness into your life<p>That is a neat title for a piece, isn't it?<p>I wish I could claim credit for it, but it is actually the title of a new book that will hit the shelves next month.<p>Raj Raghunathan, a professor of business at the University of Texas at Austin, has a …

Killing Effects of Sugar Stars on Interactive Website

Sugar affects at least 11 different major systems in your body. Continue reading →

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Happiness

8 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Eating Processed Food

Sorry, snack aisle, we’re breaking up with you.

Ten Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online For FREE

Science and the Internet are two individual entities that, when combined, become the 21st century’s most powerful educational tool. If you suddenly …