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Is the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Undermined in a Polarized Age?

By Kevin J. McMahon, <i>Trinity College</i>When I learned Justice Anthony Kennedy would retire, my thoughts went immediately to the confirmation of the …

How to Make the Perfect Pimm's Cup - Chowhound

Come summer, when we think of refreshing cocktails, we tend to conjure up drinks that hail from appropriately hot climates—tropical piña coladas, …

What Airbnb Did to New York City

Airbnb’s effects on the city’s housing market have been dramatic, a report suggests. And other cities could soon see the same pattern.<p>There are two kinds of horror stories about Airbnb. When the home-sharing platform first appeared, the initial cautionary tales tended to emphasize extreme guest …

Housing

I Instantly Knew I Couldn't Trust You -- Here's How I Made That Mistake.

Knowing whom to trust is an important social and business skill. But it’s not that simple – although it is fast. It took me only seven seconds to assess your confidence, competence, status, likability, warmth, and, yes, your trustworthiness.<p>You can’t stop me (or anyone, for that matter) from making …

7 More Ways to Manage Depression Beyond Therapy and Medication

When Deborah Serani’s chronic depression symptoms worsen, color helps to lift the darkness. She finds all kinds of colors by taking a walk and …

'Maybe we'll give that a shot': Donald Trump praises Xi Jinping's power grab

US president says it is ‘great’ that the Chinese premier has paved the way to become president for life<p>Donald Trump has celebrated Xi Jinping’s bid to shepherd China back into an era of one-man dictatorship, suggesting the United States might one day “give that a shot”.<p>China’s authoritarian leader …

16 Cheat Sheets For If You're A Foodie But Also Lazy AF

Easy and foolproof.

“Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking

Multitasking is probably the single most overrated skill in modern life. It drains your brain of oxygenated glucose that could be put toward paying more focused attention, makes it difficult for a person to switch between tasks, and is generally an illusion anyway. Only 3% of the population are …

Time Management

8 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately

<b>Here are the 8 beers that are commonly found in bars in United States that you should stop drinking immediately.</b><p>Many of us choose what we eat very …

This court case could have a huge impact on the future of a key consumer watchdog

By Jonnelle Marte<p>, Reporter<p>A federal court will hear oral arguments Wednesday for a case that could have broad implications for the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at a time when the watchdog is facing intense scrutiny from Republicans and financial groups that want to defang the …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Democrats' Agenda: Win House in 2018, Investigate Donald Trump

For now, Democrats can only ask for the “tapes” that President Donald Trump has suggested may exist of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey. But if the party takes back the House next year, it can subpoena them.<p>The supposed "tapes" are just one of a number of issues Democrats are …

Donald Trump

Ann Arbor must prepare for 'new urban crisis,' author says

YPSILANTI, MI - The United States is seeing a new crisis in terms of the middle class, and Ann Arbor is more at-risk than some communities, according …

Ann Arbor

A court's decision in a Maine labor dispute hinged on the absence of an Oxford comma

A Maine court ruling in a case about overtime pay and dairy delivery didn’t come down to trucks, milk, or money. Instead, it hinged on one missing comma.<p>Delivery drivers for local milk and cream company Oakhurst Dairy have been tussling with their employers over whether they qualify for overtime. …

Language

Many serious political crises are perfectly constitutional. That’s a problem.

Even if the Constitution is functioning more or less as designed, it effectively excludes many people from its protections.<p>We recently posted an article at FiveThirtyEight describing four main types of constitutional crises, with an effort to explain just what kinds of crises we may be facing now. …

Trump’s attack on federal judge could backfire

The president’s dressing down of the judge who blocked his travel ban could have far-reaching consequences.<p>President Donald Trump’s attack on a federal judge for putting the brakes on his sweeping travel ban could backfire, with some legal experts warning Trump’s harsh words could sway other …

"A Culture of Corruption" The Obama Perez Legacy And The Wells Fargo Criminal Syndicate

"A Culture of Corruption" The Obama Perez Legacy And The Wells Fargo Criminal Syndicate -<br>Is The Collapse of Wells Fargo Coming In 2017?<p>12/26/16<br>By …

5 Pastry Chefs on How They'd Doctor Up Boxed Brownie Mix

Swap the water with coffee, and more genius ways to one-up Betty Crocker. Sorry, Betty. Still love ya.<p>If I had to measure out my life in boxes of Betty Crocker brownie mix, I’d have enough boxes to build a fort out of and never have to “pay rent” again. <i>Looks wistfully out window.</i> Because boxed …

Minneapolis explores ending its Wells Fargo relationship; bank responds

The company says "outstanding" service has been provided in a 131-year relationship.<p>The Minneapolis City Council on Wednesday asked staff to explore …

Wells Fargo

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

The US government is already quietly backing out of its promise to phase out private prisons

Critics have long denounced private prisons in the US as unsafe, inefficient and at times, inhumane. Those critics, who include inmates and activists, seemed to find a powerful ally earlier this year when the Department of Justice announced it would phase out its use of private prisons for federal …

5 Ways Psychopaths Use Emotional Intelligence, According to Science

Knowing how psychopaths use emotion can help you protect yourself.<p>For most of us, the label "psychopath" summons images of cold-blooded serial killers. But psychopathy is a complex condition that scientists still struggle to fully understand.<p>Professor Robert Hare has spent his life studying …

Father Writes a Great Letter About Censorship When Son Brings Home Permission Slip to Read Ray Bradbury’s Censored Book, Fahrenheit 451

How does censorship come about in advanced, ostensibly democratic societies? In some cases, through institutions colluding in ways that go unnoticed …

3 Daily Habits That Can Set You Up for Success

<i>Nela Canovic, productivity hacker, writer and entrepreneur, answered the question “If a happy and successful life is all about developing three good</i> …

An Avocado Shortage Has Triggered a Fruit Crime Wave in New Zealand

Although passing gas is a fact of life, there are times when you may want to reduce your chances of clearing a room or creating a biohazard situation …

Nutrition

23 Mind-Blowing Facts That Almost Sound Like Lies

::immediately questions everything::<p>And yes, I fact-checked them all!<p>"If you grow up using one sign language and then learn a different sign language, you’ll sign with an accent."<p>—jenicajessen<p>"All the water on Earth today is all the water there’s ever been. We’re basically drinking dinosaur …

Robert Reich: Why All Progressives Should Vote Hillary

<i>This article</i> <i>first appeared on RobertReich.org.</i><p>I continue to hear from many people who call themselves progressives or liberals but tell me they won’t …

How to always get free airport Wi-Fi with these simple tricks

Getting airport Wi-Fi can be quite tricky. It might be paid, hidden behind a password or hard to find.<p>Thanks to travel blog FoxNomad, we have a couple of great resources to make sure you can always get on the internet no matter what. I’m going to run you through them.<p>Check Foursquare tips<p>You should …

Wi-Fi

Top 10 Browser Extensions that Eliminate Web Annoyances

The web is rife with annoyances. Pop-over ads when you visit a page that you have to dismiss, sites that auto-play audio even in background tabs, …