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5 things every adult should know how to do around the house

By Jeanne Huber<p>Part of being an adult is creating a well-functioning place to call home. If you want to add a personal touch, like artwork on the walls, you need to hang it. If something breaks, you have to be able to fix it — or hire someone to do it, which burns through cash fast. Luckily, the …

Home Improvement

7 Ways California Is Fighting Back Against President Trump's Administration

In a big, red year for Republicans, California was one of the few places in America that got even bluer in 2016. As the largest of only five states …

First Family’s Needs Strain Secret Service

WASHINGTON — Eleven weeks into the Trump presidency, the Secret Service is grappling with how to constrain the rising costs and unexpected strain that have come with protecting a new first family as large, mobile and high-profile as any in modern American history.<p>To keep up, dozens of agents from …

Civil war rages throughout Trump administration

Trump campaign staffers are squaring off against establishment GOP types in federal agencies — and the casualties are piling up.<p>A civil war between Donald Trump loyalists and establishment-minded Republicans is escalating throughout the federal government — and increasingly the president’s allies …

Gorsuch Showdown: Senate on the Verge of Triggering Historic 'Nuclear Option'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will almost certainly trigger the so-called nuclear option on Thursday, launching the legislative body into historic, uncharted waters in order to confirm Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nominee.<p>Senators spent Wednesday debating the …

NPR Battleground Map: Where Does The Race Stand?

This past month has seen lots of news events with potential consequences to politics — controversial police shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, La., followed by the killing of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge. Plus, there was the horrific incident in Nice, France, that saw scores …

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Trails

Pico Iyer's brilliant USC commencement speech on his encounter with Leonard Cohen, turning off technology, and not getting distracted by potato chips

This year noted author and intellect Pico Iyer gave USC's commencement address. It's a great 17 minutes for graduating college students and anyone …

Leonard Cohen

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

Michelle Obama Confesses Caricature of Angry Black Woman 'Knocked Me Back'

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a powerful commencement speech at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, on Saturday, addressing the …

How The New York Times Works

This is how the Gray Lady gets made in 2015.<p>Ernie Booth, the operations manager of the main printing plant of <i>The New York Times</i>, is walking the floor. The plant is a 515,000-square-foot building in Queens, on the Van Wyck Expressway, half a mile from LaGuardia Airport. Booth is a big man with …

Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration …

Here's why famous people are dumping ice water on their heads

You've probably seen a good number of photos this week of the rich and famous dumping buckets of ice water over their heads. Here's why.<p>What's going on?<p>Everyone you've seen is participating in the <b>Ice Bucket Challenge</b>. The challenge involves daring a person to dump a bucket of ice water over their …

Easy and Delicious Homemade Salad Dressings

When the weather starts to warm up a bit and we transition into spring and summer, lighter fare pops up on dinner tables everywhere. The warm sun ripens fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens that when put together, create fresh and satisfying salads. But don't pour sugary and preservative-filled, …

Healthy Eating