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Secret Pentagon Program Spent Millions To Research UFOs

A secret Pentagon program existed for at least three years and spent more than $20 million in research on UFOs, according to multiple media reports published Saturday.<p>The program reportedly examined cases including incidents of military pilots claiming to have seen flying objects that appeared to …

Trump Administration: Western Wall Will Surely Be A Part Of Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration said it cannot envision an outcome in which the Western Wall is not part of Israel — the first signal by …

California considers ‘green banking’ as it transitions to fully legal pot

California has a possible solution to the problem of banks being unwilling to handle money from the state's multibillion-dollar legal marijuana industry, one that officials say would be the first system of its kind in the nation.<p>Talks are underway between the state, banks and federal regulators on …

See Foo Fighters Turn 'Everlong' Into Christmas Medley on 'SNL'

Band covers "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and "Linus and Lucy" for festive performance<p>Foo Fighters transformed their hit "Everlong" into a …

Foo Fighters

Philosophy Needs a New Definition

WHEN THE NEW SUFI MASTER came to Baghdad from his native Nishapur, in Khorasan, his fame had long preceded him. He had, the story goes, quite a …

Sea Lion Attacks Shut Popular Swimming Spot In San Francisco

"I was a quarter mile from shore; there was nothing I could do," says a man who was bitten.<p>Officials have closed a popular swimming area in San Francisco Bay after a third swimmer was attacked within in a week by what’s believed to be a sea lion.<p>A man was bitten near the groin area by the animal …

5 Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone: Backed By Research

Here are the things you can tell just by looking at someone<p>As for personality, you can generally trust your gut when guessing extraversion, …

Democrats hold biggest lead in congressional preference since 2008

WASHINGTON — Fresh off their victory in Alabama’s special Senate election, Democrats now enjoy their largest advantage in congressional preference in nine years, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, signaling a dangerous political environment for Republicans entering next …

Hillary Clinton

The Call-In: Teens And Depression

This week on The Call-In, a new study suggests a link between electronic device use and depression. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Jean Twenge, the author of that study.

Scarlett Johansson makes perfect return as Ivanka Trump on 'SNL'

Last week's Christmas cold open didn't really count, and neither did last last week's, so let's ignore them for now to focus on Saturday's special …

Scarlett Johansson

Trump labor adviser’s plan for cutting federal compensation, potentially even paid holidays

The Trump administration’s consideration of a wage freeze for federal employees is one piece of a renewed multifront Republican push to shrink those workers’ pay, benefits and workforce.<p>That effort has been around for years, but it now has an intellectual champion in the White House, and I don’t …

Columbus Day

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<p>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

United States

The 7 Most Interesting Experiences People Have Had With iPhone X's Face ID

Part of the fun of unleashing a new technology on the world is seeing how people react and use it.<p>Who would have thought that the introduction of the …

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

Zen Philosophy Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About It)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before.<p>If you grew up in the west, most of us …

Saving The Planet, One Burger At A Time: This Juicy Patty Is Meat-Free

A Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City debuted a new dish last week that's getting a lot of buzz. It's a burger made entirely from plants.<p>This isn't just another veggie knock off. The rap is that this burger looks, cooks and even bleeds like the real thing.<p>The Impossible Burger, as it's …

These are the songs that never end: 10 of music's most rewarding long cuts

Father John Misty just debuted Leaving LA, a 13-minute, chorus-free track off his upcoming album. Here are the most brilliant and bewitching songs to have gotten the long-form treatment<p>It takes giant cojones to go on national radio and bust out an acoustic version of a new, self-reflexive, …

Father John Misty

How mainstream media missed the march that social media turned into a phenomenon

From its inception, it was a ­social-media phenomenon, not a mainstream-media one.<p>The organizers of the many women’s marches that filled the streets of cities across the world on Saturday got the word out about their projects primarily via Facebook. From there, news spread from one feed to another, …

Public Relations

Congratulations, America — you did it! An actual fascist is now your official president

Yes, the word fits him, and it really happened. There is still time to fight back and save the best of America<p>America's increasingly abnormal politics have now surrendered to dystopia.<p>Donald Trump, a serial liar, narcissist, failed businessman, political con artist, adulterer, professed grabber of …

How Your Drug Use Is Affecting Your Life Expectancy

I asked some experts about the health risks of common drinking and drug use habits.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Do you drink too much? I do. Not quite enough to convince me to quit, but enough to treat the recommended weekly unit allowance—14 units, a.k.a. seven pints, a.k.a. …

Drug Addiction

Why Is It Taking So Long To Figure Out Planet Nine?

<i>We have the mass and orbital parameters of a large planet in the outer solar system. Astronomers don’t seem to care?</i><p>Nothing short of caring deeply can cause astronomers to publish such a burst of papers on an as-yet theoretical planet, too distant to have already been captured by our numerous …

Universe

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Strategy for Dealing with Anger

The Dalai Lama is a man known for sharing wisdom and enlightenment. So you wouldn’t think he’s someone that gets angry.<p>This isn’t the case. In a …

Mindfulness

CUT THE CORD: Here's a guide to every live streaming service on the market or coming soon

This last year has seen two live streaming services, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, refine themselves into well-functioning cable TV alternatives. AT&T also presented its own internet TV solution, DIRECTV NOW, but it apparently hasn't worked out the kinks as well as its predecessors.<p>2017 promises a …

Televisions

Why 2017 Is the Year to Invest in Gas Stocks

Natural gas prices were red-hot last year, jumping 63%. That said, despite the recovery, gas prices were still at their lowest level in nearly two decades, averaging just $2.49 per million Btu for the year, though they did end 2016 more than a dollar higher. Weighing on gas prices were …

Oil & Gas Industry

3 videos that describe what it's like to have anxiety and depression when our own words don't suffice

Having anxiety is tough. For everyone, it is a slightly different beast, but many of the core aspects are the same. One of the most frustrating parts …

Spending Time Around Traffic Is Literally Destroying Your Brain

New research finds a marked increase in dementia among those living by busy roadways.<p>The highways around where I live in Portland, Oregon are like congestion voids—black holes or boundless oceans. You go in hoping to reappear elsewhere in the city or beyond, but without any assurance of exiting at …

Montana

Five Ways To Say “No” So You Can Finally Reclaim Your Focus

Staying productive is all about consciously deciding what not to do. Here’s how.<p>It isn’t news that culture is obsessed with <i>doing</i>–with being in motion, with being occupied, with being busy. But the upshot of all this doing is that we spend very little time deciding exactly what we should be doing in …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …