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A Surprising Way to Make Your Writing Stronger

Using buzzwords can actually improve your content. Here are 3 ways to do it well.<p>Buzzwords come in many forms. We have all seen lists of buzzwords we should do away with immediatelyand those we should learn to embrace. They are by definition trendy, and it can become tedious to keep up with which …

Trump forced into apology as lewd remarks leave campaign reeling

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump scrambled to prevent his campaign from falling apart early on Saturday with a hastily prepared video statement expressing regret for making obscene comments about women.<p>Trump declared himself a changed man, but raised the infidelities of former President …

Cruz, Sanders emerge victorious in Wisconsin primaries

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump's chances of capturing …

Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

When Talking About Sexual Consent, YA Books Can Be A Parent's Best Friend

You probably remember that discredited Rolling Stone story about an alleged fraternity rape, or the coverage of a Columbia University student who carried around a mattress she says she was raped on; maybe you saw the headlines about two Steubenville, Ohio, high school athletes sexually assaulting a …

Books

Tepid reception at Republican dinner bodes poorly for Trump in Wisconsin

John Kasich,US news,US politics,Sarah Palin,Scott Walker,US elections 2016,Ted Cruz,Donald Trump<p>Ted Cruz was clearly the main event at the Milwaukee gathering, where Sarah Palin, appearing on Donald Trump’s behalf, struggled to stir up enthusiasm

Clinton campaign: Sanders playing 'games' with debate

<b>Teterboro, New Jersey (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign on Saturday accused Bernie Sanders' operation of rejecting three New York debates that the Clinton campaign proposed.<p>Sanders' campaign has been calling for a debate before the state's April 19 primary since last week. While …

Sanders campaign: Clinton owes us an apology for 'lying' remark

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>Hillary Clinton owes Bernie Sanders’ campaign an apology, the campaign said Friday.<p>Clinton on Thursday accused Sanders’ camp of “lying,” alleging that his campaign has been claiming Clinton accepts money from the fossil fuel industry — a …

With New York primary ahead, Clinton digs into her past

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — There was the old story about Corning, New York and the diesel buses. The one about the "soap lady" who built her business …

Canada and the Anti-Austerity Movement

The election result in Canada was fascinating in many ways. As my Canadian colleague Jeremy Keehn wrote on Tuesday, and as Michael Ignatieff, a former leader of the triumphant Liberal Party, also noted, in the <i>Financial Times</i>, it represented a welcome repudiation of the politics of reaction and …

Trump's opinions on Syria are making Russian media love him

But the loudmouthed billionaire and former reality-television star isn't just popular with the GOP. His appeal extends across oceans, making him, arguably, Russian President Vladimir Putin's favorite GOP contender.<p>Nearly all Russian media these days is controlled directly or indirectly by the …

16 Of The Most Exciting Books Of 2015 From Independent Publishers

More power to small presses.

Books

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

Thermodynamics

“It’s like a guided hallucination”: John Vaillant on making the switch from journalism to fiction

<b>John Vaillant (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/John Sinal)</b><p>After a nonfiction bestseller, “fiction was the only container big enough to hold everything” for his Mexico story<p>Liam O'Donoghue<p>March 6, 2015 7:25pm (UTC)<p>Countless journalists have proclaimed, often after a few rounds at the local watering hole, …

Inside Country Music’s Conflicted Relationship With Religion

Summer is typically party-jam season in the radio-driven lanes of popular music. Lately, though, mainstream country has been playing host to a …

Floyd Mayweather’s American Dream

“I’m just an American dream,” Floyd Mayweather said at some point deep into Saturday night, standing at a microphone with a pair of smiling ring …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Ben Carson Gets Confused On Foreign Policy Question, But Doesn't Want To Get Bogged Down In Details

Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon weighing a Republican bid for the White House, got a little confused about foreign policy and the origins of Islam during an interview on the conservative Hugh Hewitt radio show Wednesday evening.<p>Asked whether NATO should be willing to go to war if Russian …

Foreign Policy

Robert Durst May Have Had a Mission Impossible–Style Plan to Flee the Country

Just when you thought it really couldn’t get weirder.<p>If there’s one thing we know with absolute certainty after watching the <b>Robert Durst</b> debacle unfold on HBO’s <i>The Jinx</i>, and in the days since his arrest and first-degree murder charge, it’s that Durst’s saga will somehow keep growing even more …

Meet the real Don Draper

Ahead of a London exhibition of his work, 101-year-old illustrator Mac Conner tells Hermione Hoby about life as one of the original Mad Men on Madison Avenue<p>The Upper East side of Manhattan can feel like a place that time forgot. Here are the green curves of Central Park, same as they ever were, …

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Their Stories

Willie Nelson: Why You Should Buy My Weed

Smoking Willie Nelson‘s weed is a lifelong ambition of stoners everywhere, enjoyed only by a few lucky fans and friends like Snoop Dogg and Merle …

Rihanna and Chris Brown's 'Put It Up' leaks

Years ago, Rihanna and Chris Brown recorded a track titled “Put It Up” together, but the song was never released—until this weekend when it leaked …

'Sesame Street' Remodels After 45 Seasons: Will Kids Freak Out?

We spoke to a school psychologist, a Harvard Medical School professor, and the director of Sesame Workshop's education and research team to find out what impact the changes might have on young viewers.<p>Oscar the Grouch's new trash can. Photo courtesy of Sesame Workshop<p>Here's a question for the hive …

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig most reliable for weight loss, study says

Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials.<p>People who used the Jenny Craig program lost 4.9% more weight after one year than their counterparts, who only got dieting …

Is it time to stop reading books by white men?

Attempts to correct unthinking prejudice with pro-active steps are always met with backlash. Science fiction author K.T. Bradford’s now-notorious “No …