Sarah Liljegren

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Media, morality and the neighbor’s cow: When did Ayn Rand become the Republican Party’s bible?

The value-neutral media “ideal” has left us with a society drained of kindness and mutual responsibility<p><i>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.</i><p>If you have any doubts that the phenomenon of Donald Trump was a long time a’coming, you have only to read a piece that Gore Vidal wrote for …

8 Long Books That Are Worth Your Time

Commence sustained silent reading.<p>Long reads can sometimes be intimidating. But don't worry, you'll devour these epically long books in no time.

Apple pie and pumpkin tart, tweaked to perfection for Thanksgiving

<i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here are the winning desserts.</i><p>Really, what is Thanksgiving without pie? A loaded holiday table …

Baking

Moscow had contacts with Trump team during campaign, Russian diplomat says

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article incorrectly characterized the Interfax news agency of Russia as a state-run agency. Interfax is a privately owned and managed company.<p>MOSCOW — Russian government officials conferred with members of Donald Trump’s campaign team, a senior Russian …

Donald Trump

The Best Castle Hotels in Ireland

Live out your “once upon a time” at these experiential Irish castle hotels—Prince(ss) Charming not included.

Ireland

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 May Be Gone, but Its Spirit Lives On

The first time I bought a giant smartphone—something I still refuse to call a “phablet”—was in 2011, when Dell discontinued its 5-inch Streak model …

Leaked Hillary Clinton emails show U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar supported ISIS

Emails released by WikiLeaks add to the growing body of evidence that Gulf regimes have backed the Islamic State<p>A recently leaked 2014 email from Hillary Clinton acknowledges, citing Western intelligence sources, that the U.S.-backed regimes in Saudi Arabia and Qatar have supported ISIS.<p>"We need to …

How changing one tiny habit allowed me to build my wealth

In my teens and early 20s, social anxiety was wrecking my life.<p>I couldn't go out and feel comfortable around people without drinking, so I drank.<p>Now, alcohol can lead to a lot of cool stuff, but for me it was a crutch and I needed help.<p>So one day I drove to Barnes and Noble (this was before Amazon …

This Shortcut to Success Could Save You Decades

Surprisingly, very few people take advantage of it.<p><i>What's the most badass life hack? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brandon Lee, entrepreneur, investor, optimist, on Quora:</b><p>Hands down, it's</b> …

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Time Management

You're eating a lot of fake, rotten olive oil — here's how to find the real stuff

Olive oil is perhaps one of the most delightful food staples on the planet.<p>But unfortunately, it's also one of the most commonly counterfeited foods.<p>As Larry Olmsted, author of the new book "Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It," explained to Tech …

7 Ways to Create Spectacular Change in Your Life Immediately

See how to zap yourself into action and creative massive life changes immediately.<p>We often have huge aspirational goals that feel completely out of reach. Even if your ambitions feel a zillion miles away, though, there's good news.<p>It's often small changes you can make in your life today that will …

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you're intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you'll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the speed at which they processed visual information …

Dementia

Want a Better Marriage? Science Says You and Your Spouse Should Do This More Often

If you both have the same attitude toward this, you'll be happier. If not... well, I feel for you.<p>Last evening, after we put our baby down for the night, my wife and I sat and had a quiet drink on the back patio, after a long, fun and exhausting weekend.<p>Now, it turns out that science says we're …

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

A bunch of computers will try to hack each other in Vegas for a $2 million prize

Set for Aug. 4, DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge finals will take place right in the middle of two of the biggest hacking conferences, Blackhat USA and DEFCON, possibly proving that machines can beat even the best human hackers.<p>"Cyber grand challenge is about bringing autonomy to the cyber domain," …

Obama mourns slain Dallas officers: They 'shared a commitment to something larger than themselves'

President Obama urged activists and police to set aside their differences and acknowledge one another's humanity as he presided over a memorial Tuesday for the officers slain last week in Dallas and tried to navigate an America deeply divided and in mourning after a week of violence.<p>Seeking to be …

Law Enforcement

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

Juno Enters Orbit Around Jupiter

<b>UPDATE: NASA's Juno mission has completed its main engine burn and entered orbit around Jupiter.</b><p>NASA's Juno mission, launched nearly five years ago, …

11 Phrases Intelligent People Say Every Day (and So Should You) | Inc.com

Every success is based on action, but every action starts with a thought. That's why every worthwhile accomplishment starts with a change in perspective, or a new connection, or a renewed sense of purpose and motivation.<p>And sometimes success starts with remembering what is important to you -- and …

Self-improvement

27 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on in childhood influences how we turn out as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can …

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

5 Common Emotions You Never Knew Had Names

That cozy feeling you get when it's raining out and you're indoors? There's a name for it.<p>Emotional life is far richer than the vocabulary we have to describe it. Sadness, joy, exhilaration, regret, fury, etc., bleed into each other, creating unique blends in which one emotion is tinged with …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity | Inc.com

If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that creativity is primarily a learned skill. And like any other skill you want to learn, it requires that …

Creativity

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For …

Larry Ellison shares what dropping out of college and getting divorced taught him about success

If self-made billionaire Larry Ellison hadn't trusted his instincts and dropped out of college, he may have never founded Oracle, one of the largest technology companies in the world.<p>Speaking Friday at the University of Southern California's commencement ceremony, Ellison said his plan growing up …

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 million copies, it has certainly withstood the test of time. As I have …

Entrepreneurship

10 facts about black holes

One contender for the smallest thing in the universe is the singularity at the center of a black hole. (Shown here, an artist's drawing of a black hole pulling gas away from a companion star.)NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet<p>Black holes are the only objects in the universe that …