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The GOP Tried Trump-Style Tax Cuts in Kansas. What a Mess.

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats are gearing up for a fight over trillions of dollars in tax cuts. But the first battleground is thousands of miles away in Kansas, where the failure of a similar plan has become a rallying cry for opponents.<p>Earlier this year, Kansas' GOP-controlled legislature …

Income Inequality

10 LIFE LESSONS FROM FIGHT CLUB

Super inspired from the movie ‘FIGHT CLUB’– in terms of how to conquer my personal fears in life, how to break free from societal bullshit, and to …

Brad Pitt

25 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Just Have To See

These are not your average wedding pictures.<p>Four times a year, the Fearless Awards honor the very best photos by the world's top wedding photographers. And the most recent collection, released Tuesday, is no exception.<p>After poring over more than 15,000 submissions from 1,300 photographers, a group …

Weddings

Marco Rubio announces he doesn’t support granting Puerto Rico the bankruptcy provisions it’s looking for

<b>SAN JUAN —</b> Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Friday said he did not support efforts to grant Puerto Rico the right to authorize municipal bankruptcies, a position that puts him on the opposite side of the issue from Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary …

Government

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected …

Chronic Disease

Most Parents of Obese Children Think Their Kids Are 'Just Right'

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Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

What Books Could Be Used to Rebuild Civilization?: Lists by Brian Eno, Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly & Other Forward-Thinking Minds

One particularly distressing hallmark of late modernity can be characterized as a cultural loss of the future. Where we once delighted in imagining …

Volvo: our self-driving cars are better than humans

But ultimately, it may be Swedes who come out on top.<p>This week, Volvo announced that it will put 100 production ready autonomous cars in the hands of actual consumers by 2017.<p>This initial pilot run will see the company's self-driving technology move out of the laboratory and put through the ringer …

Texas judge's immigration ruling is full of legal holes

U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen's decision to block the<p>Obamaplan to defer deportation for about 5 million immigrants here illegally ignores a basic principle of government: For better or worse, the executive branch of government always has discretion as to whether and how to enforce the law.<p>The …

Immigration

Uber Launches Its Food Delivery Service in Barcelona

This isn’t the first time Uber has offered to deliver you lunch from a local restaurant, but it is the first time that it’s offered to do it outside of the US.<p>That’s right, as of today, Uber users in Barcelona, Spain can use the UberEATS service to get food delivered to their door. Of course, with …

UberEATS

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary shares the best advice he's ever received

O'Leary, an investor on the hit show "Shark Tank," briefly worked at Nabisco after receiving his MBA in 1980, but decided to build his own television production company, Special Event Television. There was a point when there was "a huge problem" with the business and his partner and cofounder Gerry …

Photos Look at Romania’s Communist-Built Industrial Communities

In <i>Post-Industrial Stories</i>, Romanian photographers Ioana Carlig and Marin Raica explore contemporary life in Romania’s mono-industrial communities. …

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Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Photography

22 Movies Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

In search of some inspiration? Then we have the movies for you!<p>Sometimes you take a look at your Netflix queue and think there’s nothing decent on the service. That’s not entirely true! Netflix has certainly lost its library of mainstream Hollywood films over the past few years. But for the …

Why Every Movie Looks Sort of Orange and Blue

<i>Still from</i> Jupiter Rising <i>an upcoming scifi thriller</i><p>Maybe you haven’t noticed, but in the past 20-or-so years there’s been a real catchy trend in …

4 tips for scheduling efficient meetings in 30 minutes or less

Have you ever finished something and thought to yourself, “That didn’t need to take an hour?”<p>In my world, I have an endless stream of requests to do something for an hour. I just looked at my calendar for the next two weeks and almost everything that someone else scheduled and invited me to is for …

Time Management

One Scientist's Race To Help Microbes Help You

The rate of recent discoveries about the human microbiome has been dizzying. And Rob Knight wants to crank up the pace.<p>One of the top scientists in a field that's discovering possible bacterial influences on everything from diabetes to depression, Knight was also co-founder of a massive citizen …

Microbiology

Google Translate gets smarter with language detection, Word Lens

<i>Star Trek</i>'s universal translator is here, and it's on your phone. Google is updating its Translate app on Wednesday, and, as rumored, the new version …

Mother Russia or Battered Spouse?

Peter Pomerantsev portrays a Russia gripped by cynicism, deception, and despair and ruled by an elite whose only concern is perpetuating its own …

Russia

Russia faces wave of bankruptcies if interest rates don't fall

The pressure is building on Vladimir Putin: Russia will be hit by a wave of bankruptcies unless it cuts interest rates very soon, a top financial official warned Monday.<p>Anatoly Aksakov, president of Russia's regional banking association and deputy chairman of parliament's financial markets …

Russia

'60 Minutes' Just Called Obamacare A Disaster. Here's What They Didn't Tell You.

<i>60 Minutes</i> on Sunday ran an eye-raising exposé of the health law’s many shortcomings — or as correspondent Lesley Stahl called the segment, “What Obamacare Doesn’t Do.”<p>Unfortunately, when it came to telling a complete story about the Affordable Care Act, there was a lot that <i>60 Minutes</i> itself didn’t …

Health Care

Saudi prince: $100-a-barrel oil 'never' again

<i>Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told me we will not see $100-a-barrel oil again. The plunge in oil prices has been one of the biggest stories of the year. And while cheap gasoline is good for consumers, the negative impact of a 50% decline in oil has been wide and deep,</i> …

Oil