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The Making of the Movie Based on the Book About the Making of the Best Bad Movie Ever Made

This is where his dream died. “A bunch of times,” he said. On a clear early-October morning, Greg Sestero drove me around West Hollywood in a rented …

Film Festivals

Yes, the Clintons should be investigated

President Trump's critics are arguing that GOP calls for the Justice Department to investigate Hillary Clinton and Democrats' ties to Russia are an effort to distract from the real Russia investigation, into potential Trump-Russia collusion.<p>No, they are not.<p>Ever since Watergate, the mantra of all …

Government

“It’s a Ponzi Scheme”: Wall Street Fears Trump’s Deranged Tax Plan Could Kick Off Economic Euthanasia

Wall Street vets say an attack on blue states could start a chain reaction in the housing market. “Will this be the first tax cut in American history that actually results in a recession?”<p>“It’s a Ponzi scheme,” a Wall Street executive told me, dismissing the idea that a multi-trillion dollar tax …

Should a special counsel investigate Hillary Clinton?

Regarding the Nov. 15 front-page article "Prospect of new special counsel rattles Justice":<p>Were those concerned about Attorney General Jeff Sessions considering a second special counsel to investigate Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as concerned when former FBI director James B. …

Hillary Clinton

CBD Chocolates Are Here to Kick Your Anxiety's Ass (in the Healthiest Way)

Ready for an all-natural self-care treat that you'll soon be obsessed with? Cool. Same. Let us introduce you to Not Pot's CBD Chocolate Hearts — not only is the packaging freakin' adorable, but they are also a real treat. Let's go over everything you need to know.<p>Ingredients<p>With organic raw cacao, …

CBD

If You Think Electric Cars Will Save the Planet, Think Again

So you think Climate Change will be beaten one Tesla, one Chevy Volt at a time?<p>Time to think again.<p>Even if the ambitious targets of the world’s …

The FBI says animal rights activists are America’s greatest domestic terrorism threat. This endangers activists – but makes big pharma and agriculture happy<p>People usually laugh when I tell them I am a convicted terrorist.<p>I try not to open with that – it seems a little bit forward. First, I explain …

Rights & Freedoms

The true story behind Thanksgiving is a bloody struggle that decimated the population and ended with a head on a stick

<b>• Most American schoolchildren grow up with the story of how the English pilgrims and Native Americans came together for the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth.</b><p><b>• In reality, peace didn't last between the English settlers and their one-time Wampanoag allies.</b><p><b>• The two became embroiled in a devastating</b> …

What you need to know about Clinton and the Uranium One deal

Sessions has raised the possibility of the DOJ probing the matter, as Trump has publicly called for.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week raised the possibility that a special counsel may be appointed to investigate potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, specifically suggestions that a …

An Astonishing Video Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

“I was sitting in the front, and I just heard this gasp from everyone behind me.”<p>In June, several dozen scientists flew to Big Sky, Montana, to discuss the latest in CRISPR research. They had a lot to talk about, given that CRISPR—a tool that allows scientists to cut DNA to disable genes or insert …

Genetic Engineering

Trump’s real constituency isn’t the white working class at all

The focus on President Trump's political strength among white working-class voters distracts from a truth that may be more important: His rise depended on support from rich conservatives, and his program serves the interests of those who have accumulated enormous wealth.<p>This explains why so few …

Republicans

Examining Trump’s Asia Deals That He Says Are Worth Billions

WASHINGTON — President Trump advertised his deal-making prowess during his Asia trip this week, claiming to have struck economic, energy and military trade agreements with Japan, South Korea and China worth billions of dollars.<p>Whatever bill of goods Mr. Trump is selling, his claims require more …

Here's how a universal basic income could work according to Tim O'Reilly

Business Insider spoke with O'Reilly Media founder Tim O'Reilly about how Universal Basic Income could help us and reduce the number of hours we work each week.<p>Full transcript below<p><b>Tim O'Reilly:</b> I think universal income might be the right idea sold the wrong way with the wrong implementation. That …

Can You Turn Fat into Muscle?

Simply put, your body can't turn fat into muscle. And the reverse is also true: Your body can't turn muscle into fat, either.<p>The reason? Fat and …

The economic hardship, alienation, loss – and worse – that motivated so many have to be tackled. There’s no point obsessing over impeachment or a second referendum without that effort<p>Perhaps we should call it the new special relationship. Liberal, enlightened types on each side of the Atlantic now …

Donald Trump

18 Workouts You Can Do Anywhere to Stay Fit and Sane While Travelling

Don't let holiday travel keep you from working out. After all, exercise can help reduce stress, and as fun as the holidays are, they are also …

Nearly all of Puerto Rico is without power AGAIN after a line repaired by Whitefish fails.

Electricity that had already been restored to hundreds of thousands of people cut out on Thursday, 50 days after Hurricane Maria. The island’s power …

Caribbean

The Simple Way You Can Lose One Inch of Belly Fat in Just 7 Minutes

To nail down the secret to a six-pack, researchers assigned 29 adults (who did not exercise regularly) to two groups. Half of the subjects completed …

Yale study discovers how very low calorie diets could reverse type 2 diabetes

For some time there have been claims that not only can type 2 diabetes be controlled by diet, but it can also be reversed, effectively curing the …

Puerto Rico’s Second-Class Treatment on Food Aid

Of all Puerto Rico’s continuing miseries seven weeks after Hurricane Maria’s devastation, the most blatantly unjust is that islanders have been denied the more generous and swifter food relief distributed to storm victims this year in Texas and Florida under the emergency food stamp program.<p>Yes, …

Caribbean

Mushrooms may be stuffed with anti-aging potential

Ergothioneine and glutathione. Hardly household names when it comes to health, but some scientists believe these antioxidants can play a vital role …

Judge again dismisses Clinton email suits

'The FBI pursued every imaginable avenue to recover the missing emails,' court says<p>A federal judge has dismissed — for a second time — a pair of lawsuits seeking to force the State Department to do more to recover former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails.<p>The new ruling from U.S. District …

The Great War is often depicted as an unexpected catastrophe. But for millions who had been living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were nothing new. By Pankaj Mishra<p>‘Today on the Western Front,” the German sociologist Max Weber wrote in September 1917, there “stands a dross of …

World History

Pentagon study declares American empire is 'collapsing'

Orwell couldn't have written a better script than this DOD report on how the Empire should respond to the US loss of influence in the world. These …

The deadly smog over New Delhi is a perfect example of everything that’s wrong with India

It is shocking but not surprising: for the last few years, smog over large swathes of north India heralds the winter.<p>Everybody knows it will happen. We know that come November, the air quality index will shoot through the charts. And the failure to prevent this massive public health emergency, year …

India

He Solved The DNC Hack. Now He's Telling His Story For The First Time.

Less than a year before Marine Corps cyberwarrior Robert Johnston discovered that the Russians had hacked the Democratic National Committee, he found they had launched a similar attack at the Joint Chiefs of Staff.<p><b>One late morning</b> in May 2016, the leaders of the Democratic National Committee …

What It's Like to Learn You're Going to Die

Palliative-care doctors explain the “existential slap” that many people face at the end.<p>Nessa Coyle calls it “the existential slap”—that moment when a dying person first comprehends, on a gut level, that death is close. For many, the realization comes suddenly: “The usual habit of allowing thoughts …

Breast Cancer

George W Bush knew there was NO evidence of WMDs and duped Tony Blair into the Iraq War, says Gordon Brown

Former American President George W. Bush duped Tony Blair into the 2003 Iraq War, Gordon Brown sensationally reveals today.<p>The US kept quiet about a …

No, the DNC didn’t 'rig' the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton

This week Donna Brazile — the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 presidential election — reignited a major controversy regarding the presidential primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.<p>In an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Brazile argues that the …

Government