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BuzzFeed vs. Trump

BuzzFeed News pushes further than its competitors. Can it handle the consequences?<p>It happened fast. Just like everything else in Trumpland.<p>On January 10th, CNN published an explosive story: a dossier alleging President-elect Donald Trump had been embarrassingly compromised by the Russian government …

Journalism

Injured U.S. War Vet Blasts President Trump On Immigration And Health Care In New Ad

<b>WHAT:</b> A new ad from U.S. veteran advocacy group VoteVets that stars an injured Afghanistan war vet, calling out President Trump’s policies on immigration and health care.<p><b>WHO:</b> VoteVets<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Two things about an effective ad are content and context, and this thing nailed both. First, we have an …

Health Care

An imam gave a moving sermon at JFK. Everyone feeling worn out by Trump needs to read it.

Hundreds of Muslims gathered on Friday out front of John F. Kennedy Airport's international arrivals gate for a prayer — a prayer for the detainees …

War

New Yorkers unite to scrub hateful graffiti from subway

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Gregory Locke was enjoying his Saturday night after dinner with friends in Manhattan when he boarded the No. 1 subway train at 50th Street to head uptown.<p>Almost immediately, he knew something was up.<p>"Everybody was sitting there stunned," said Locke, a New York attorney originally …

Graffiti

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

8 Things Smart People Never Reveal About Themselves At Work

At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can wind up as obvious no-nos with hindsight.<p>Trouble is, you can't build a strong professional network if you don't open up to your colleagues. Doing so is …

Emotional Intelligence

MoMA has swapped out Picasso and Matisse paintings for works by artists from Muslim-majority countries

A poignant political protest is taking place on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The museum, located just two blocks from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, transformed its galleries overnight and hung works by artists from the Muslim-majority countries affected by president …

Art

Prof: “Can you sue the President based on his tweets? We’re about to find out” | Ars Technica

Lawsuit joins at least 15 other cases challenging president's executive order.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has sued the …

Muslim Ban

Only in New York: Bodega owners strike to protest travel ban

Protests have raged around the country since<p>President Trumpissued his executive order on refugees, with demonstrations taking place at airports, in parks and outside Congress members’ offices and homes.<p>In the Big Apple, protests took on a decidedly New York tone. Owners and workers from an …

24 Portland Coffee Shops Join This Weekend’s ACLU Fundraiser

At least 24 Portland cafes have joined the “Nationwide Coffee Fundraiser For The ACLU,” organized by Sprudge, a Portland-based coffee culture publication. The fundraiser runs today through Sunday, February 5.<p>Sprudge announced the fundraiser earlier this week, promising to match the first $500 …

Coffee
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Boston Defies Trump on Immigrants the Way the City’s Abolitionists Once Fought Slavers

Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants earned the ire of the mayor of Boston, where in a similar case in 1854, the city fought to protect a …

U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Immigration Order Nationwide

A federal judge in Washington state on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order that put a hold on entry to the U.S. of people from seven predominantly Muslim nations.<p>The temporary restraining order applies nationwide, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office …

Immigration

Encryption Software, Messaging Apps Being Used By Fed Employees For Fear Of Losing Jobs, Report Says

President Trump’s election is causing mayhem amongst federal employees. Politico released a report describing how government employees are using …

In one photo, the Swedish government baited Trump and his administration — without saying a word

Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin on Friday signed sweeping new climate change legislation while posing for a photograph which appeared …

Donald Trump

Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?

They’ve been squaring off for years. Now New York’s attorney general is emerging as the leader of the Trump resistance.<p>“I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.”<p>It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald …

Donald Trump

The Secret to Creating Successful Morning Routines No One Ever Talks About

I wake up at 5:45 a.m. every weekday.<p>I drink a full glass of water, a cup of iced coffee, and get in the shower.<p>I get dressed, and I meditate for 20 minutes. After meditating, I write/edit for one and a half to two hours before I go to work.<p>I have developed the famous "morning routine," many of us …

Time Management

[WEB SITE] Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits & Techniques

In today’s society, doctors and psychiatrists are quick to prescribe <b>psychotropic drugs</b> that often come with dangerous side effects for any disorder …

A Trip Around Saturn

After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is now preparing for its “Grand Finale.” In April of 2017, Cassini will begin a series of dives between the gas giant’s cloudtops and the inner rings—on its way to a fiery end when it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere on …

Astronomy

How Neil Gorsuch Could Help Decide the Future of LGBTQ Civil Rights

Legal experts explain how the future of LGBTQ civil rights will be tested over the next few years.<p>On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Antonin Scalia's death nearly a year ago. As a federal judge for the Tenth Circuit, Gorsuch …

LGBTQI

This Statue of Liberty Drawing Became a Symbol of the "No Ban, No Wall" Movement | Monday Insta Illustrator

Jamie Hu's illustration has been shared by thousands to protest Trump's Muslim ban.<p>Thousands flocked to John F. Kennedy International Airport and other airports throughout the country this weekend after President Trump signed an executive order banning passport holders from seven Muslim nations and …

Immigration

ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero on the Immigration Ban and Readying for War with Trump

The executive director of the ACLU explains that the organization knew this was coming. And that it's prepping to spend the next four years in court. (With help from the 100,000-plus new members who joined over the weekend.)<p>After a weekend of chaos at the airports and protests in the streets, the …

Immigration

9 Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Pan

If your cupboard is full of worn-out pans that kinda, sorta do their job, now’s the time to call in a rugged multitasker guaranteed to bring you …

One of Rome’s Most Popular Street Foods Is Coming to New York City

The <b>Trapizzino</b> — a handheld food that’s essentially a pizza pocket sandwich — will soon become available on the Lower East Side at a restaurant named after the food. Since pizzaiolo <b>Stefano Callegari</b> debuted the first restaurant in Rome in 2008, it has gone from a novelty item to one of the Rome’s …

New York City

Ivanka Trump criticized for wearing $5K designer dress during airport chaos

Timing is everything in politics, as French Queen Marie Antoinette learned two centuries ago, and Ivanka Trump was reminded of over the weekend.<p>"Let them eat cake!" mocked the tweets and Instagram comments on Trump's accounts, after she posted pictures of herself and husband Jared Kushner dressed …

Donald Trump

African Union Blasts U.S. for Taking Its People 'As Slaves' But Not Accepting Refugees

Leaders representing the 53 members of the African Union met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday for a two-day summit. The meeting main purpose is to …

South Africa

How Trump’s Order Ended Decades of American Openness to Refugees

I spoke with the man who helped resettle refugee families like mine to learn why the president’s new restrictions on Muslims entering the U.S. is such a major departure from the past.<p>In 1989, my family and I were living in a small shared apartment in Santa Marinella, Italy, just northwest of Rome, …

Human Rights

1 Million Brits Sign Petition To Block Trump's State Visit Due To 'Misogyny And Vulgarity' [UPDATED]

More than 1 million people have signed a British petition demanding that President Donald Trump be denied a state dinner with the queen because of his “well-documented misogyny and vulgarity” that will “embarrass Her Majesty.”<p>The petition, fueled in part by Trump’s new executive order blocking …

Donald Trump