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How to Hit Irons off of Downhill Lies

We all practice on ranges where our feet and ball are on flat lies. But on the course, things aren’t always so friendly. A lot of times you’ll find your ball in a spot where you can’t stand and swing like you do on the practice tee. A common lie I see amateurs really struggle with is when the ball …

Golf

Identical Twins Reveal How Environments Change Gene Expression

Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.<p>Identical twins Monica and Erika Hoffman stand barefoot, side-by-side near a sign that reads “Twin Studies Center” at California State University at Fullerton. Their glasses removed, …

Genetics

Sean Hannity Failed to Tell His Viewers the Truth

The Fox News host should have shared much more about his relationships with Donald Trump and Michael Cohen.<p>Sean Hannity, the Fox News commentator and talk-radio host, is perfectly entitled to support President Donald Trump, to defend Trump’s allies, and to attack Trump’s enemies. But his audience …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Top Economic Adviser Has No Idea What’s Going On

Larry Kudlow just works here, people.<p>As director of the National Economic Council, <b>Larry Kudlow</b> is responsible for advising the president on economic matters, turning his stated goals into policy, and managing the implementation of his agenda. Currently, <b>Donald Trump</b> has several major economic balls …

Donald Trump

Buy one rental property a year to help build your wealth

To make a rental property purchase successful, owners must find a bargain — paying no more than 80 percent of the home’s value when factoring in purchase price, closing costs and renovations. But what happens when an owner wants to own multiple rental properties? How does someone go about acquiring …

Real Estate

You’re Not Just Imagining It. Your Job Is Absolute BS

If you voted for Bernie Sanders, have sea-punk green hair, and wear a pin declaring “Capitalism Is the Crisis,” you may already be familiar with …

Bernie Sanders

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Justices Thomas and Gorsuch Just Hinted They Would End Privacy as We Know It

President Trump’s addition to the Supreme Court sides with the bench’s ‘originalist’—and it has terrifying implications for your rights.<p>This week, in …

Clarence Thomas

Donald Trump and the Case of the $107,000,000

Donald Trump spent far less on his presidential campaign than Hillary Clinton did, but the eye-popping money surrounding his inauguration weekend …

Donald Trump

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

A recent study from the Southern Poverty Law Center traces our ignorance to our schools, and provides a path to solving this problem.<p>Several years …

Black History

Trump thanks federal employees with $143.5 billion in retirement cuts

President Trump really knows how to say thank you.<p>Just as festivities geared up for Public Service Recognition Week, which began Sunday, his administration sent a letter to Congress proposing $143.5 billion in compensation cuts for federal employees.<p>In a letter to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan …

Public Policy

The Three Crises Sparked by Trump's Withdrawal From the Iran Deal

The seriousness of the problems caused by the president's abrupt exit will be impossible for him to ignore.<p>President Trump has just pushed the plunger on a sequence of crises.<p>The first will be a crisis with allies and other partners. Will they agree to reimpose their sanctions on Iran? It’s not …

Nobel Prize

Trump sends lawmakers $15B in proposed spending cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's proposed spending cuts (all times local):<p>10:23 a.m.<p>President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers a plan to wipe more than $15 billion in unused spending off the government's books.<p>The plan wouldn't have much practical impact on targeted …

Donald Trump

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Commuting

Iran Hawks Are the New Iraq Hawks

Many of the assumptions that guided America’s march to conflict in 2003 still dominate American foreign policy today.<p>Last week, while watching Benjamin Netanyahu unveil secret information that supposedly proved that Iran is deceiving the world about its nuclear-weapons program, I had a flashback. …

Middle East

Every Culture Appropriates

The question is less whether a dress or an idea is borrowed, than the uses to which it’s then put.<p>Meet the Death Metal Cowboys of Botswana. In black leather decorated with metal studs, they play a pounding style of music that people who know more than me trace to the British band “Venom” and its …

Death Metal

‘If God Is White, Kill God’: Why Dr. James Cone Was Once the Most Hated Theologian in America

I had just returned to New York City from delivering the 2018 Trout Lectures at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, when I received word …

Theology

The Alternate Future Hinging on Trump's Iran Decision

In one scenario, the Islamic Republic slowly restarts its nuclear program—and further destabilizes the region.<p>Last fall, a group of Israeli and American experts simulated what could happen next if Donald Trump were to do what he may well do Tuesday afternoon: reinstate sanctions lifted as part of …

Middle East

The Nazi Shadow Behind the World's Youngest Billionaires

Their grandfather was said to be Nazi Germany’s richest man after building a weapons empire on the backs of slave labor.<p>Their father was involved in …

Slavery

Everything You Should Know About Your Clitoral Hood

Illustrations by Ruth Basagiotia<p>Let’s cut to the chase. If you’ve ever used a hand mirror to get an up-close look at yourself <i>down there</i>, then you’ve …

Rights & Freedoms

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections.<p>The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among …

Public Health

A Showdown Looms in Europe’s Most Corrupt Region

She’s rarely alone, but she cuts a lonely figure in the most corrupt part of Europe.<p>Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, …

Europe

Scientists have reconstructed the genome of the first animal that lived 650 million years ago

Evolution holds that we all came from a single animal. But what was this animal like?<p>Two scientists set out to explore out how a single-celled organism evolved into the multitude of species we have on Earth today and did so by drawing an animal family tree, according to the New York Times …

Biology

The moral and mathematical case for nonprofit single-payer Medicare for all

The single-payer case is straightforward to make. It does not take rocket science to pay a bill. If a doctor's office or hospital have one entity to …

Health Care

Americans are starting to suffer from Trump’s health-care sabotage

IT IS a tribute to the resilience of the United States’ public and private institutions that, despite President Trump’s incoherent management, the country has, by many measures, continued to improve, notching its lowest unemployment rate since 2000 in the latest federal employment update. But the …

Health Care

Trump's judges are flexing their muscles, from civil rights to campaign spending

WASHINGTON — The men and women President Trump has elevated to federal judgeships across the nation are having an impact on issues ranging from civil rights and campaign spending to public prayer and the death penalty.<p>Nearly a year after the first of them won Senate confirmation, 15 nominees have …

Bill Clinton

‘Orwellian Nonsense’? China Says That’s the Price of Doing Business

BEIJING — Tensions between Washington and Beijing have spilled into a new and unexpected battleground: the pull-down menus on airline websites, where customers click on departures and destinations.<p>After the White House on Saturday accused the Chinese government of “Orwellian nonsense” for ordering …

China

The Reckoning: What Junot Díaz Teaches Us About Internalized Misogyny

I was pissed.<p>I read Zinzi Clemmons’ tweet yesterday accusing Junot Díaz of sexual misconduct and thought “Why the fuck would she do that?” I was …

Feminism

2 top Comey advisers resign from FBI

Two top advisers to James Comey when he was director of the FBI resigned from the bureau on Friday, an FBI spokeswoman confirmed.<p>James Baker was a longtime confidant of Comey’s, serving as the bureau’s general counsel, and Lisa Page was an FBI lawyer who advised Comey while serving under his deputy …

Donald Trump

Trump Is About to Provoke an Unnecessary Crisis With Iran

Withdrawing from the nuclear deal, as he seems to prefer, would destroy America’s ability to monitor the Islamic Republic’s nuclear activities.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a debate about whether to stay in the Iran deal. Read the other entries here.<p>There’s a decent chance that tearing up …

Middle East