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This Was the Week That Finally Broke Trump’s Spell

Donald Trump can’t define or pronounce the word Manichaean, but he knows it when he sees it. For Trump, there are two types of people; Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

Stunner from Court TV founder: Giuliani is admitting Trump’s guilt

Ari Melber<p>Steve Bannon reckons with 'Times Up' movement: 'Powerful political force'<p>06:39<p>Ari questions Bannon about Trump Charlottesville comments<p>03:12<p>…

Easy questions only for Donald Trump: President Snowflake loves his safe space.

Donald Trump is a coward enabled by Fox News and the GOP. Never has a modern president so carefully avoided pointed questions or had so much to answer for.<p>What isn’t President Trump afraid of?<p>Forget going under oath to testify for the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 …

Donald Trump

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

A Wednesday (and week!) to remember

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In the space of 24 hours in the middle of this week, a massive amount of news happened.<p>We got the Senate testimony of Donald Trump Jr. -- and many others -- in regards the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with several Russians. President Donald Trump filed his financial …

Lawmakers Propose To Extend Putin's Term Limits As President

<b>Updated at 8:35 p.m. ET</b><p>Lawmakers in Chechnya submitted a proposal on Friday that would allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to run for office in 2024, giving him another six years at Russia's helm.<p>A president cannot be elected to more than two consecutive terms, according to the country's …

Photos and documents from Secretary Mnuchin's Fort Knox trip released

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Newly released documents shed light on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's $27,000 trip last year to Fort Knox, which allowed him two rare sights: the total solar eclipse from just outside the path of totality, and the government's largest stockpile of gold.<p>The documents, …

Agriculture Energy Coalition Applauds House of Representatives’ Strong, Bipartisan Support for Farm Bill Energy Title Programs

This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated by an overwhelming vote (75-340) Rep. Andy Biggs’ (R-AZ) proposed amendment to the …

Shipping's financiers turning the tide on shipbreaking practices

LONDON (Reuters) - The shipping industry has long been criticized by campaigners for allowing vessels to be broken up on beaches, endangering workers and polluting the sea and sand.<p>FILE PHOTO: Workers carry a rope line to fasten a decommissioned ship at the Alang shipyard in the western Indian …

Human Rights

LITERATURE: Franz Kafka

LITERATURE - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

7 Little Ways To Protect Your Mental Health When Anxiety Feels Like It Never Goes Away

Let's be real: Sometimes, it can be hard just to be a human, let alone navigate all the many challenges that <i>come</i> with being a human. And learning how …

This one principle will change how you see yourself

“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson<p><b>You are not special.</b><p>Don’t feel sad about it though; it’s not just …

Luke Skywalker

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give life significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections.<p>These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

I Drank A Gallon Of Water A Day For Better Skin — & Here's What Happened

<i>This story was originally published June 22, 2016.</i><p>I'm a fairly healthy person — I do what I can to feel good, while still enjoying my life. I wake up …

Democrats need to stop believing this myth about Trump's base

<b>(CNN) —</b> The big myth about the 2016 presidential election was that economic suffering drove most of Donald Trump's "base" directly into his hands in states such as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. The story goes that while Democrats were tied in knots about identity politics, Trump's attacks …

Civil Rights

Trump accepted an oligarch's "fantastic" gift right after Don Jr. met that Russian “informant”

One day after Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and top brass sat down in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton in June 2016, Trump received a birthday present. It was from Aras Agalarov, the Azerbaijani-Russian oligarch whose son helped arrange the meeting.<p>The gift was …

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa defied societal norms to climb Mount Everest: Nepal ‘needed a hero’

On Oct. 5, 1990, French mountaineer Christine Janin became the first French woman to summit the peak of Mount Everest. She climbed the Earth’s …

4 Life-Changing Foundation Tricks You Should Try For Younger-Looking Skin

Flawless foundation application is the key to smooth, wrinkle-free, younger-looking skin. While practicing healthy, anti-aging skincare habits should …

How to Fill Yourself With Real Confidence (Instead of Just Pretending)

Real confidence means going beyond just standing straight and repeating positive mantras.<p>You know the standards like great body language and questioning the inner critic yammering in your head. Yet, your confidence still isn't as strong as you'd like it. What else can you do to feel capable of …

Mulvaney defends pay freeze even for feds he knows are underpaid

By Joe Davidson<p>Columnist<p>Just two days after the Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog documented raises as high as 72 percent for handpicked aides, President Trump’s budget boss defended a general pay freeze for federal employees, even those he knows are underpaid.<p>Office of Management …

Employment

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Here are 13 transformational bills in Congress that could completely change America as we know it

We are so focused on political parties, and also on the personalities of candidates, that we almost always ignore some of the really important, and …

The indicator with an almost perfect record of predicting US recessions is edging towards a tipping point

Nearly a decade after the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, markets are now starting to think about when the next US recession might hit.<p>The US yield curve — the difference between short and longer-dated bond yields — is continuing to flatten, and may go negative in the …

Collusion, Anyone?

As the likelihood that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia seems headed toward zero, the likelihood of proof of a different form of collusion …