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Trudeau says NAFTA talks broke down after Pence made ultimatum

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said months of intense negotiations between his country, the United States and Mexico imploded Tuesday when Vice President Pence demanded that any deal expire automatically in five years.<p>Trudeau said he was prepared to travel to Washington this week to try to …

Donald Trump

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

Asking These 8 Simple Questions Will Make You a Better Writer

If you want to be a better writer, make sure you follow these time-tested principles.<p>After writing and editing hundreds of thousands of words over the course of my career, I've observed several fundamental principles about the craft that I sometimes share with colleagues and friends who are trying …

Creative Writing

A solution to the uninformed citizen

<i>“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing<br>himself.” — Leo Tolstoy</i><p>Our political system is sitting at the intersection of …

Donald Jr. told in 2016 email that Russian government wanted to aid Trump candidacy

<b>By Matt Apuzzo, Jo Becker, Adam Goldman and Maggie Haberman</b><p>WASHINGTON — Before arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he …

10 Nonfiction Books That Take You To Faraway Lands

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>My European Family: The First 54,000 Years</b> by Karin Bojs<p>“A book to consult before swabbing, full of insight into the uses and abuses of genetics.” A science journalist searches deep for roots and finds them in the deepest helixes of …

5 Apps That Will Help You Finish Writing Your Book

Don't let procrastination win. Use these tools to get organized, stay focused, and finish strong.<p>Authors are not immune to procrastination, nor to distraction. To write a book requires dedication and a consistent writing schedule, but any author will tell you that the kind of focus needed to finish …

Apps

19 Nonfiction Books From 2016 That Will Expand Your Mind

Read 'em and learn.<p>While we do love our fiction at HuffPost Arts & Culture, 2016 ushered in ample nonfiction work that’s just as worthy of your time and eyeballs.<p>What many need after a drawn-out and frightening election season are resources to unplug and reconnect to our humanity. The sprawling …

2016 Was a Literal Piece of Sh*t — Here's How to Move on and Make Next Year Better

This year was a steaming, heaping, all-consuming pile of garbage — this we know. We're all still reeling from a nightmarish election, global tragedies, and an overall feeling of apocalyptic doom that resulted from the onslaught of upsetting news throughout the entirety of 2016. So, how do we move …

How Writing A Letter To Myself Helped Me Work Out What I Really Wanted In Life

In a letter I listed the job, partner, and apartment I wanted more than anything. Within two years, like magic, I had them all.<p>13 April 2013<p>“We’ll be back soon,” says Tim.<p>I’m horizontal on my couch, sad, and beyond hungover. I can feel last night’s mascara clumping around my sore, puffy eyes.<p>“Don’t …

How to make your hair grow faster. And 2016's other most Googled beauty questions answered

How many times this year have you wondered how to braid your hair or questioned a beauty product before typing it into Google to find your answer? From beauty products and treatments to tutorials and tips, beauty is one of the most searched for categories. While there are several classic questions …

10 daily tasks that will help you become successful over time

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."<p>Aristotle is credited with saying these 15 famous words, though they're actually an interpretation of a passage from Aristotle's writings by historian Will Durant. And for most of my life, I didn't believe them.<p>I fought …

A 15-minute quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p><b>Want to skip to the quiz?</b> …

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2016

The Italian writer Italo Calvino defined a classic as “a book that’s never finished saying what it has to say.” This year, The Times’s daily critics reviewed nearly 250 titles. What follows are their lists of the fiction and nonfiction books that most moved, excited and enlightened them in 2016 — …

Books

5 tricks to free up space on your Android phone

It doesn't matter if your Android phone has expandable storage via a microSD card -- you fill up whatever space you're given, whether it's 32GB or 200GB. Here are some easy ways to free up storage on your Android device -- both the internal storage and microSD.<p>Got an iPhone? Check out our tips for …

Apps

Psychology explains why so many leaders pass the buck—and who is really to blame

Leaders know all too well that with great power comes great responsibility. This mantra has been echoed by luminaries including Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and even Spiderman.<p>It is the great charge of a leader to shoulder responsibility for making decisions that …

Leadership

The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances

You don’t have to learn everything about money at once, but a course can teach you a lot of useful information at a reasonable pace. Especially if …

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness

Disorders like depression and ADHD may be genetically linked to personality traits.<p>Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and …

These Are the Female Politicians Inspiring the Next Generation of Women

The future is female and that has never been clearer than right now. As democrats look ahead to 2020, a number of the names being tossed around for potential presidential candidates are women, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Elizabeth Warren, First Lady Michelle Obama, and the perhaps …

Venezuela’s Economic Crisis Is So Bad That Women Are Selling Their Hair

Women from crisis-hit Venezuela are crossing the border in droves and selling their hair in a Colombian border town in order to afford scarce basic …

Best Books of 2016 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 300 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & Memoir<br>• Book …

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it's one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What's the right balance between privacy and self-discovery?<p>Research …

Tips, tricks and mistakes to avoid when motivating yourself, according to a psychologist

Those who feel guilty for skipping a trip to the gym or switching on the TV instead of picking up a book after a long day at work can take comfort in …

7 TED Talks on Happiness That Will Make You Smile From Ear to Ear

Fact: Bad days happen to good people. Even when you give up those old habits to be happier, switch up your morning routine, and do that one thing all …

What children need even more than presents this holiday season

I had barely closed the door behind the last trick-or-treater when the first signs of the holiday season began to appear. My inbox is cluttered with emails shouting helpful suggestions for purchasing, decorating and hosting. Our mailbox is stuffed with catalogues. Holiday music accompanies my mall …

Simple and Effective Strength: The Perfect Beginner Workout

Meet Jimmy: Jimmy is a 32-year-old insurance salesman. <b>He’s been happily married for the past six years and has two beautiful children.</b> He loves …

Workouts

A handful of nuts a day could slash risk of heart disease and cancer

A handful of nuts a day could significantly cut the risk of heart disease, cancer and early death, major research suggests.<p>The study by Imperial College London shows that those consuming at least 20g of nuts daily had far lower risks from major diseases.<p>Eating such an amount - the equivalent of a …

5 Ways to Beat Procrastination

Ever have a plan in the works that you just can’t seem to get excited about? Ever have a deadline lacking the “gusto” to get you going? Ever stare at …