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Why Young People Are Right About Hillary Clinton

Listening to the youth vote doesn't always lead to disaster<p>I was disappointed to hear that <i>Rolling Stone</i> had endorsed Hillary Clinton, but I also …

Middle-class

The Republican Civil War Has Begun

You can't build a small-government movement on the backs of people you think are welfare cheats<p>"The white American underclass is in thrall to a …

Republican Party

'Born to Be Blue' strikes right tone telling a basic yet insightful Chet Baker story

Most biopics of musicians try to cover too much ground, telling artists' stories from birth to death while focusing more on their weaknesses than their work. In "Born to Be Blue," writer-director Robert Budreau doesn't shy away from jazz legend Chet Baker's addiction to<p>heroinor his struggle to …

Chet Baker

These coffee doughnut muffins are everything you want for breakfast, and more

Think of these coffee doughnut muffins as your favorite breakfast hits all rolled into one. First, there's the cake, rich with butter, a hint of freshly brewed coffee and the subtle tang of buttermilk. The muffins are basted with more butter while they're still warm, then rolled in a mixture of …

Breakfast

Google's $150 Nik Collection of Photo Editing Software Is Now Completely Free

Nik Collection, seven powerful photo editing desktop plug-ins from Google, has dropped its price from $150 to being completely free for …

Tutorials

See The Incredible Winners Of The Smithsonian's Photo Contest

Whoa<p>If an image is worth 1,000 words, hundreds of millions of words were submitted to the Smithsonian's 13th annual photo contest.<p>A total of 329,940 photos were submitted to the contest from 231 countries. Winners were selected in eight categories: Natural World, Travel, People, The American …

NCAA tournament preview: East Regional

A look at the<p>NCAA tournamentEast Regional:<p><b>TOP SEEDS</b><p>1 NORTH CAROLINA: This is the sixth time the<p>Tar Heelshave been a No. 1 seed under Coach Roy Williams. They’ve reached a regional final each time.<p>2 XAVIER: The high-scoring<p>Musketeersaverage 81.3 points per game — 18th in the nation — to accompany a …

College Sports

NCAA tournament preview: West Regional

A look at the<p>NCAA tournament's West Regional:<p><b>TOP SEEDS</b><p>1 OREGON: Coach Dana Altman’s<p>Duckswere unranked in early December but won thePac-12Conference regular-season and tournament titles and are a top-seeded team for first time.<p>2 OKLAHOMA: Coach Lon Kruger has the<p>Soonersin the tournament for the …

College Basketball

NCAA tournament preview: South Regional

A look at the<p>NCAA tournament's South Regional:<p><b>TOP SEEDS</b><p>1<p>Kansas: As they did this year, the Jayhawks won theBig 12 Conferenceregular-season and tournament titles in 2008, when they last claimed the national championship.<p>2<p>Villanova: TheWildcatshave not survived beyond the first weekend in the last …

College Basketball

NCAA tournament preview: Midwest Regional

A look at the<p>NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional:<p><b>TOP SEEDS</b><p>1 VIRGINIA: The<p>Cavaliersare a surprise No. 1 seed after losing toNorth Carolinain theAtlantic Coast Conferencetournament final. They give up just 59.7 points per game.<p>2 MICHIGAN STATE: This is the team most people figured had earned a No. 1 …

College Sports

Economist Jeff Sachs reveals the biggest threat to the human race

Economist Jeff Sachs tackles economic, social and environmental sustainability in his new book "The Age of Sustainable Development."<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein and Alex Kuzoian</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Sustainability

Removing duplicate pictures from the Photos app on Mac with Photos Duplicate Cleaner

Love it or hate it, the Photos app is a tool Apple includes in the stock installation of OS X on every Mac. It’s a way to view and manage your photos …

Tutorials

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Physics

All German counting words to count from 0 (null) to 100 ((ein)hundert): null eins zwei drei vier ...

Counting from 0 (null) to 100 ((ein)hundert) in German<p>Number<p>in …

Extreme Sports

Learn to Conjugate the Most-Used German Verbs

11-20<p><b>Infinitiv</b><p><b>Common Forms</b><p><b>Examples</b><p><b>11</b> <i>Tie</i><b><br>heißen</b><br>to be called, named<br>(my/his) name is<p><b>ich heiße</b> my name is<b><br>sie heißt</b> her name is<b><br>du heißt</b> your name is<b><br>er hieß</b> …

France Makes Wartime Vichy Government Archive Available To The Public

The French government is making available for the first time more than 200,000 documents on the Vichy government, which collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.<p>The documents, which were previously only partially accessible to researchers, will make "information such as the activities of the …

Adolf Hitler

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Best Quotes Will Make You Fall in Love With Science All Over Again

"Knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going."<p>If you've ever listened to StarTalk radio, then you'll know that …

In the late 1970s, Big Oil worried it could be held accountable for rising carbon emissions

Until relatively recently, oil industry officials were among the biggest detractors of climate science, suggesting that some research seemed frivolous. But in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the industry—worried that oil could be held responsible for rising temperatures in the future—conducted one …

Climate

Pope contrasts Jesus' birth, excess in Christmas Eve homily

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In his Christmas Eve homily Thursday, Pope Francis noted the simplicity of Jesus' birth as he rebuked what he called societies' intoxication with consumerism, pleasure, abundance and wealth.<p>Christians around the world joyfully prepared to recall the birth of Jesus. But in his …

Pope Francis

How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the …

Landscape Photography

Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

If your landscape photography is leaving something to be desired, you’re not alone. Armed with a little knowledge about what’s going wrong, though, …

Landscape Photography

Recipe: Mole tamales - California Cookbook

0 (0)<p>Mole tamales<p>How do you know it's Christmas at Bricia Lopez's house? There's a big Christmas tree in one corner of the art-filled hillside bungalow; a baby bobs in his bouncy chair. Bricia, her sisters Elizabeth Lopez and Paulina Lopez Velasquez, and ... Read more<p>About 2 hours | Makes about 20 …

Recipes

New Group of European Ancestors Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new group of ancient European humans.<p>In a paper published Monday in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i>, researchers used …

The delicate little flowers on today's college campuses

It seems like every week there's a new horror story of political correctness run amok at some college campus.<p>A warning not to wear culturally insensitive Halloween costumes sparked an imbroglio at Yale, which went viral over the weekend. A lecturer asked in an email, "Is there no room anymore for a …

Austrian Economics

How to improve willpower? Feed it.

Bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be is often exhausting. To become fitter, we need to keep from blowing off the gym. And to do that, we need willpower.<p>Children who have the self-control to resist a marshmallow now in order to receive two later generally have better SAT scores …

Self Control

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Biomedicine

National Geographic Travel

A guide to living a decent life today, courtesy of Walt Whitman

Everyone is afraid of being sexist or racist, or being branded as such. No one wants to offend members of the LGBT community. It almost seems to be the goal of many people's lives now not to offend anyone, ever.<p>I see the point. I'm on board. But I think the usual motives behind "do not offend" …

Literature

Twenty books that changed the world. Which is the most important?

Charles Darwin is vying with Immanuel Kant and Plato in a poll to decide on the most influential scholarly book of all time<p>Mary Wollstonecraft, Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin are jostling for the top spot on a line-up of the top 20 academic books that changed the world.<p>Put together by a panel …

When to Use Graduated ND Filters

One of the trickiest aspects of natural light photography is balancing highlights and shadows. Waiting for the clouds to cooperate is difficult, and …

Photography Tutorials