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Everything You Need to Know About the Senate GOP Tax Proposal

Senate Republicans released their vision for a tax-cut plan Thursday that would cut the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, with a one-year delay to …

Gun violence in America, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Trump paid $38 million in income taxes in 2005, the White House says

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Drew Harwell<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump paid $38 million in federal taxes in 2005 on income of $153 million and reported a $105 million write-down in business losses, according to a copy of his tax return first revealed Tuesday night.<p>Trump paid an effective tax rate of 24 …

Donald Trump

Oscars 2017: ‘Moonlight’s’ moment not eclipsed by Oscars mix-up

By Ann Hornaday<p>, Movie critic<p>Just when the 89th Academy Awards looked like it couldn’t get more ho-hum, a bizarre turn of events transpired in the ceremony’s final moments that injected a bizarre jolt of adrenaline into the proceedings, when the best picture winner was announced twice: first “La La …

La La Land

Trump picks Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

By Robert Barnes<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, opting in the most important decision of his young presidency for a highly credentialed favorite of the conservative legal establishment to fill the opening …

Judiciary

South Texas man gets two life sentences for providing high-tech spy cameras in murder plot against Southlake cartel lawyer

A South Texas man will serve two life terms in federal prison for acquiring GPS trackers and camouflaged game cameras to help locate a Mexican drug …

10 Troubling Habits Of Chronically Unhappy People

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous …

‘Chewbacca Mom’ Gets $420,000 Worth of Gifts Since Facebook Video Went Viral

<i>This was originally published on Money.com.</i><p>If you haven’t heard of “Chewbacca Mom,” you’re probably not on Facebook—and don’t watch morning or …

8 Apps Tech Savvy Entrepreneurs Use To Achieve Their Goals Faster

Credit<p>Are you among the tech savvy entrepreneurs? Do you use your smart phone most of the time? What if I tell you that there are apps that can help you achieve your goals faster? You see, as an entrepreneur I understand that time is money. And just like me, so many other smart entrepreneurs who …

Apps

Mom Arrested for Leaving Kids Home Alone to Attend Zumba Class

The 33-year-old could face up to two years in prison.<p>A mom allegedly left two of her kids home alone Tuesday morning so she could attend a Zumba class. Now she's facing criminal charges and possibly two years in prison.<p>Gisela Sanchez-Flores, 33, brought an 18-month-old child she was babysitting to …

Google will pay you $20/hour to sit in their self-driving car

OK, Google does expect you to “test” its self-driving car project, but when the car drives itself there’s not much else to do, right? Google has placed an ad looking for “vehicle safety specialists” to be contracted for one to two years of autonomous driving field work. The gig pays a pretty decent …

Autonomous Cars

How Scott Kelly's year in space may have changed his body

The body reacts in strange ways to microgravity<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to Earth tonight, wrapping up a 340-day-long stay aboard the International Space Station. It's the longest amount of time an American astronaut has lived in space, says NASA. The extended stay is part of the …

The One Thing Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec Never Does in Business

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds

Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’<p>Children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households, according to a new study.<p>Academics from …

Religion

US students can now get federal money to take college classes while still in high school

Taking college courses during high school is the classic overachiever’s move. It impresses recruiters, employers, and college admissions officers alike—and, as a bonus, it helps students skip ahead to advanced classes once they get to their universities.<p>But for poorer students, the motivation can …

College & University

How easy is it to become a 401(k) millionaire? Here’s the truth

Fidelity Investments wants you to believe that saving $1 million in your 401(k) is easier than it looks. It ain’t.<p>Last week, Fidelity, one of the …

These are the types of people who grow their careers the fastest

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Hungarian riot police detain migrants, including 'terrorist'

SID, Serbia/ROSZKE, Hungary (Reuters) - Hungary on Wednesday detained 29 people including a “terrorist” as migrants demanding to be let through the country’s newly shut EU frontier clashed with riot police firing water cannon and tear gas while refugees searched for new ways to enter the …

Border Crossings

Crock-Pot Apple Butter - Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

Shares 530<p>Apple butter is always one of my favorite fall and winter condiments. I like eating it on toast, with muffins, and I even bake with it. …

5 things this famous nanny learned about parenting after she had her own baby

Childcare has been my profession and my passion since I was a teenager. Over my years as a nanny and baby nurse in the United States and UK, I’ve cared for dozens of kids and advised hundreds of parents. Last year, spurred on by encouragement from former clients and questions from their friends, I …

Japan's huge sex problem is setting up a 'demographic time bomb' for the country

The Japanese press has taken to calling it <i>sekkusu shinai shokogun:</i> celibacy syndrome.<p>Basically, the country just isn't that interested in sex — and it could have huge effects beyond its borders.<p>The most recent evidence comes in a survey by the Japan Family Planning Association, reported on in the …

Could China, the World's Biggest Carbon Emitter, Ever Go Green?

Its cities are cloaked in smog, the water is polluted and the economy is hugely reliant on coal, the dirtiest form of energy. But now, China is …

101 Inspiring Quotes From the Most Successful People in History

Whenever you're struggling to get things done, turn to this list of quotes for the inspiration and motivation you need to be the best you can be.<p>Inspiration can come from anywhere, but one of my favorite sources is inspirational quotes. There are several that have helped me stay on track throughout …

Obama: We Must 'Guard Against Cynicism' When It Comes To Poverty

President Obama says overcoming poverty requires both strong families and a strong economy.<p>Speaking at Georgetown University Tuesday, Obama said that political debates over poverty often get hung up over the role of government, families and religious institutions.<p>"I think it's important when it …

The 25 Most Influential Marriages of All Time

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Science Tells Us How to Have the Happiest Relationship Ever

Whether you’re at the beginning of a romance or you’re well into your anniversary gift list, it’s always nice to get some tips on how to make each other even happier. Instead of depending on the latest gimmick or trend, we like going straight to the hard science behind love and the pursuit of …

Restaurant-Style Taquito Recipes You Can Make at Home

A taquito (“small taco”) is a Mexican dish consisting of a small tortilla wrapped up around various kinds of fillings. The dish is alternately known …

Fewer immigrants are being caught crossing U.S.-Mexico border

The number of immigrants caught crossing the Southwest border continues to fall sharply, Obama administration officials said Friday, a decline due in large part to the end of the surge in people coming from Central America.<p>Border agents caught about 152,000 people crossing during the last six …