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How does President Donald Trump’s first month as president stack up?

Trump’s White House has pushed the narrative that the administration is working at an historic pace. Is it true?<p>When speaking to the Conservative Political Action Committee on Thursday, President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon identified three main achievements from his boss's first …

Donald Trump

Democratic senator accuses FBI Director Comey of withholding information on Russia for political reasons

The Democratic senator from Oregon told the magazine that he's concerned intelligence is becoming politicized.<p>"My increasing concern is that classification now is being used much more for political security than for national security," Wyden said.<p>Wyden sent a letter, along with six of his …

Donald Trump

Trump Administration Just Took Its First Step Toward Building the Mexican Border Wall

The Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to begin soliciting pitches for a prototype design of President Trump’s proposed wall along …

Immigration

Is Your Smile Getting You Into Trouble?

It’s almost automatic that when you greet someone, whether a stranger or a spouse, you’ll accompany that greeting with a smile. Consciously forcing …

Psychology

A Stanford ophthalmologist explains how we see color and art

Photoreceptor cells in our retinas (the rods and cones) receive light and change it to a neural signal. But they cannot transmit images directly to …

Obama, Democratic 'super group' unite to end gerrymandering, win state races, reclaim majorities

Former President Obama and other top Democrats are focusing efforts on state-level races and ending the reconfiguring of voting districts through the politically-laden process known as gerrymandering -- a combined effort to end “Trump-ism” and help their party regain control of Congress and …

Government

Goldman Sachs thinks the Trump rally in stocks is doomed

Now the markets are counting on it. Stocks have soared. And everyone is happy. So why is Goldman Sachs dissing the rally with increasing intensity on a near-weekly basis?<p>Goldman shares have surged 58% since early October when it became clear to the markets that Trump had a chance. Some of its …

Markets

Trump Breaks Faith: Executive order drops protection for families of deployed military

The Trump administration’s draconian and hastily drafted immigration orders rescind a key protection for military families so that now even military …

Bernie Sanders’ Response To Trump’s Latest Deranged Tweet Rant Couldn’t Be More Perfect

It makes perfect sense that the only President of the United States to appear on a Comedy Central Roast would be so easy to torch on Twitter. President Trump has been pitching some nice big softballs across the plate like “easy D” and a baffling inability to give a human handshake and the public …

Economics

9 Ways to Cost-Effective Interior Design | Investopedia

Decorating your home could easily end up costing tens of thousands of dollars (or more), but you don’t have to spend that kind of money to create …

President Trump: Replace The Dollar With Gold As The Global Currency To Make America Great Again

Inside President Trump’s otherwise “standard Trump stump speech” at CPAC was nestled what might be a most intriguing observation:<p>Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it’s very important. But there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global …

Economics

The Generals Guarding American Democracy

It has fallen to military men to keep our institutions safe.<p>Donald Trump promised as a candidate to deliver fundamental change to how Washington works, and in one critical way, he is already delivering. A little more than a month into his presidency, a fundamental shift in civil-military relations …

Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders tweeted a sick burn at Donald Trump about his inauguration crowd size

Bernie Sanders? More like Burnt-ya Sanders.<p>On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that his followers should hold their own rally, even …

Donald Trump

What Are the Symptoms of Low Estrogen in Women and How Are They Treated?

Why does your estrogen level matter?<p>Estrogen is a hormone. Although present in the body in small amounts, hormones have big roles in maintaining your …

Buoyed By Anti-Trump Activism, Democrat Wins Delaware Special Election

MIDDLETOWN, Del. ― This is what democracy looks like.<p>It’s been a chant that has animated marches and protests around the country since the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated president, but it’s been more aspirational than descriptive. On Saturday, in a state Senate district in Delaware that …

Ask Ethan: Does Dark Energy Mean We're Losing Information About The Universe?

Perhaps the biggest surprise of all about the Universe came at the very end of the 20th century: the discovery of dark energy and the accelerated expansion of the Universe. Rather than being pulled towards us gravitationally, the most distant galaxies in the Universe are speeding away from us at …

Universe

5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader | Inc.com

No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably effective leader? Read on to find out.<p><b>1. Communicate</b><p>Communication, especially …

Goal Setting

The future will be battery-powered: Inside the high-stakes race to build a better energy storage device

It’s all part of a brand new space race — if less flashy than, you know, outer space<p>The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever invented. The lack of glamour is especially conspicuous on the lower floors of MIT’s materials science department, where one lab devoted to building and …

Clean Energy

The Bureaucratic Revolt Against President Trump Is Underway

Some career civil servants are ready and willing to call the White House on its bullshit.<p>In a revelation that came as a shock to many, President Trump demonstrated at least a <i>vague</i> awareness of constitutional limits on his power by rolling out his long-promised Muslim ban in the guise of a ban on …

Donald Trump

He invests like a machine, buying and selling by rule

<b>Michael Epp</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Architect<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>A diversified selection of nearly two dozen stocks, including shares in Dorel Industries Inc., Metro Inc., 3M Co. and Verizon Communications Inc.<p><b>The investor</b><p>Michael Epp started his portfolio 15 years ago at the age of 40. He never owned a car, which helped …

Investing
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Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'

<b>The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers.</b><p>Restoring the function of the organ - which helps control blood sugar levels - reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments.<p>The study, published in the journal Cell, says the diet reboots …

Diabetes