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Florida shooting: NRA sues as Florida enacts gun-control law

<b>The National Rifle Association (NRA) is suing Florida after it passed a gun control law in the wake of a school shooting that left 17 people dead.</b><p>Governor Rick Scott, a staunch ally of the gun lobby, enacted the bill, which the NRA says violates the constitution.<p>The law raises the legal age for …

Guns

How Trump's planned steel, aluminum tariffs affect you

Last week, President Trump said he would impose a 25% tariff, or tax, on steel imports and 10% on aluminum, sparking a massive sell-off in stocks. …

'Dirty meat': Shocking hygiene failings discovered in US pig and chicken plants

Shocking hygiene failings have been discovered in some of the US’s biggest meat plants, as a new analysis reveals that as many as 15% (one in seven) …

Here are the biggest takeaways from the Russia indictments

President Donald J. Trump smiles during his State of the Union address on January 30, 2018, in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images The new …

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron,</i> could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.<p>"The therapies we have now have …

Neuroscience

12 Financial Goals For Each Month Of 2018

Implementing new financial practices at the beginning of the year is a great idea in theory. In practice, trying to overhaul your finances all at once might be too much. You don’t want to attack your finances with vigor on January 1 and then wear yourself out by January 10. Instead, you want to …

Personal Finance

‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off

The Earth is ridiculously, burstingly full of life. Four billion years after the appearance of the first microbes, 400m years after the emergence of …

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Farming

The G.O.P. Tax Plan Can Be Confusing. Here’s Help Deciphering It.

The Republican tax plan would have far-reaching effects on virtually every American, but it’s fair to say tax policy is not the easiest subject to follow.<p>If you haven’t kept up with the story as much as you feel you should have, or if you’re wondering where to focus your attention, we hope this …

Health Care

Here's what's in the Senate tax bill - and how it differs from the House's bill

Republicans crossed another major hurdle in their effort to get a tax bill to President Trump's desk by Christmas.<p>In the early hours of Saturday morning, the Senate passed a sweeping tax overhaul bill in largely party-line vote.<p>Just one Republican, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, voted against it on …

Personal Finance

Your Creative Calendar: 68 Things To Do, See, And Hear This November

Get ready for the return of Bad Moms, Taylor Swift, and Spike Lee’s TV series debut with your Creative Calendar for November.<p>The only thing more depressing than losing post-5 p.m. sunsets for months on end is the tone of some movies released during those months. That’s right: The first weekend in …

Entertainment

Death toll rises to 40 as firefighters continue to battle massive California wildfires

As the death toll rose to 40, firefighters struggled to get the upper hand against several massive wildfires that have ravaged Northern California for almost a week.<p>The winds that bedeviled firefighters Saturday are expected to die down Sunday, allowing firefighters to go back on the offense after …

Trump and Republicans face ‘a defining moment’ on immigration

President Trump is hurtling toward a crossroads on immigration — his signature campaign issue and a key source of his law-and-order reputation — where each path before him comes with significant political risks.<p>Trump has temporarily placed the fates of roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants …

Trump's cybersecurity advisors resign en masse

Another Trump panel has taken a hit after eight out of 28 of its members resigned en masse. Members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which advises Homeland Security on matters of cybersecurity, have dropped out of the panel due to several reasons. In the resignation letter …

Trump Asked Top Aides Months Ago if Arpaio Case Could Be Dropped, Officials Say

Months before President Trump issued his Friday-night pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff, the president asked his attorney general and White House counsel whether the case could be dropped altogether, according to four administration officials familiar with the discussion.<p>During a …

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Time Management

Want to get rid of cellulite? There's only one thing worth trying.

Contrary to what dozens of “cellulite solutions” companies want you to believe.<p>No one wants to hear that there’s no solution to the problem that vexes them. And while we might be loathe to admit it, we don't want to find out that the solutions that <i>do</i> exist are time-consuming and difficult. Take our …

Skin Care

Vegan Fitness: The Truth

Ella Magers from SexyFitVegan.comVegetarianism and more specifically the vegan lifestyle has gotten quite a lot of mainstream attention nowadays with …

A 20-Minute Indoor Cardio Workout for When It's Just Too Hot to Run

Running in the summer can be a drag. Sure, more hours of daylight means more time to fit in a jog before or after work. But unless you literally get …

22 Tips For Eating Lower-Carb Without Hating Your Life

Great, doable advice from people who’ve been in your carb-loving shoes.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

10 Wholesome Grain Bowls to Make for Lunch or Dinner

Grain bowls are a regular part of my meal plan because most of the components of this wholesome meal — from the grains and protein, to the veggies …

A Southern-Style Peach Cobbler With a 3-Ingredient Topping

<b>Preheat the oven to 350°F.</b> Place a rack in the middle of the oven.<p><b>Prepare the fruit:</b> Prepare the fruit as necessary — wash, peel, stem, seed, slice, …

7 Easy Fixes to Make Butt Exercises More Effective

There's no shortage of effective butt exercises out there, but what gives when they just don't feel all that effective for you? If your glutes take a …

Workouts

How to Make the Best Blueberry Pie and Maybe Also Find Love

Senior food editor Rick Martinez shares the romantic benefits of the ultimate deep-dish blueberry pie.<p>Blueberry season may be the best time to date. Last year when I was drowning in 5 lbs. of wild blueberries from Josh Pond Farms in Maine, I made a blueberry pie and posted it to Instagram and …

Baking

Get More Out of Strength-Training Workouts by Following These 5 Tips

If you haven't already heard, a cardio-only fitness routine isn't the best for losing weight and sculpting muscles. Strength training is a must, and here are five tips to get the most out of those weight-building sessions.<p>Twice Isn't Enough<p>If you're hitting the weights once or twice a week, it's …

Exercise

Man on a Wire: Mike Pence’s Tightrope Act

He might be the most consequential vice president ever. He could well be the next commander in chief. And the one person in America he can’t have thinking about that is his boss.<p><b>Right around the time Donald Trump was boarding</b> Air Force One en route to Saudi Arabia, soon to escape a capital city …

12 Easy Solutions to Your Biggest Fridge-Organizing Problems

There are three main reasons you'd want to organize your fridge: You either need to maximize your storage space, you're trying to waste less food, or …

How to get yourself back into exercise, according to a celebrity personal trainer

Even the fittest of people can fall out of love with exercise.<p>In fact, a couple of years ago, top personal trainer Nicola Addison - who’s trained …

Fitness

15 Vegan Salad Recipes to Serve When It’s Too Hot to Cook

We all have our ways of combating the summer heat. For some, lemonade (boozy or not) offers the only answer. And who can say no to an icy granita to keep the sweat at bay? But at lunch or dinner time, a refreshing salad that requires little to no cooking is the way to go. These 15 vegan salad …