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12 Ways to Entertain (and Exhaust) Your Kid When They’re Stuck Inside

Beat the snow, rain, or even heat with quick activities that everyone can participate in.<p>Serious winter weather can be an impassable roadblock to …

Kids

What military options does Trump have in Syria?

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump faces perhaps his toughest foreign policy challenge yet amid calls for the United States to take a stand following a chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Syria that killed scores of civilians.<p>Trump said that Tuesday's attack "crossed a lot of lines" for him and …

Middle East

6 foods to eat for a mood boost

If you’ve ever found bliss in a bite of chocolate or smiled when someone offered you a french fry, then you know food can make you happy. But while it’s true that your favorite treat may give you a brief emotional lift, sustained mood-boosting brain power can only come from a consistent supply of …

Nutrition

The 11-minute ab workout that Kendall Jenner swears by

A quick scroll through supermodel-slash-it-girl Kendall Jenner’s Instagram will reassure you she is seriously ab-sessed: The crop-top aficionado …

Bathroom predator myth defeats transgender rights in New Hampshire.

On Thursday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to table a bill that would’ve prohibited discrimination against transgender people …

Ex-Gay Therapy Should Die With Its Pioneer, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi

What the death of Joseph Nicolosi, the pioneer behind so-called conversion therapy, means for the future of the discredited practice.<p>Ex-gay leader …

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything) | Inc.com

We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us a competitive edge physically, mentally, and intellectually.<p>What if you could simply …

Self-improvement

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Climate Change

New Law Lets Dads Veto Abortions

An Arkansas law makes performing the procedure used in 95 percent of second trimesters a felony, with no exception for rape or incest—and allows …

ACLU

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

5 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Untrustworthy | Inc.com

I'm going to ask you to trust me on this. It's a lesson I've learned the hard way, and it may be one of the most important ones I have to pass on.<p>It's been said that the only way to definitively tell if you can trust someone is to trust that person. While that may well be true, there are certainly …

Psychology

Trump’s order barring people from Muslim countries is unconstitutional, a legal scholar explains

Yesterday, newly elected US president Donald Trump made good on one of his most controversial campaign promises when he signed an executive order that, among other things, temporarily bars the entry to the US of people from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, …

Immigration

Trump's War on Women's Rights Begins

One of Donald Trump's first acts as president of the USA was to sign an executive order which prohibits organisations that receive US family planning assistance from using non-US funding to provide abortion services, information, counselling or referrals, making it impossible for organisations not …

LGBT groups want halt to Utah school laws involving homosexuality talk in schools

A pair of gay rights advocacy groups said Thursday a judge should halt Utah state laws that discriminate against LGBT students by restricting talk about homosexuality in schools.<p>The laws create a "chilling culture of silence that stigmatizes LGBTQ students," Equality Utah and the National Center …

A Burger King Was Allegedly Selling Weed to Customers Who Asked for 'Extra Crispy Fries'

The two mastermind employees were busted after an undercover cop caught on to their drive-thru scheme.<p>A couple of fast-food employees in New Hampshire are now facing charges after they were busted for selling weed out of the drive-thru of their local Burger King, Seacoast Online reports.<p>The two …

Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood Carries Risks

Trump administration taking radically different approach than Obama, Bush; designation could trigger unexpected consequences<p>In the immediate aftermath of the Arab Spring, the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates were winning elections across the Middle East—a testament to the Islamist movement’s …

Muslim Brotherhood

Trump administration debates designating Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A debate is under way in the Trump administration about whether the United States should declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and subject it to U.S. sanctions, according to U.S. officials and people close to President Donald Trump’s transition team.<p>Egypt's …

Muslim Brotherhood

The Trump White House And GOP Congress Are Starting A War On Women’s Reproductive Rights

A few days after taking office, Donald Trump delivered a jolting blow to international women’s health services with an executive order to revive the Global Gag Rule, a creation from the Reagan years that will effectively slash U.S. federal funding to every global health assistance agency. The …

Trump's global abortion gag rule goes much further than any previous administration

The policy now affects all global health organizations that receive US government funding.<p>Under President Donald Trump, a decades-old Republican policy on global family planning just got a whole lot more aggressive. Just one day after the largest demonstration for women’s rights in American …