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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic mirage; Sanders on Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pulling numbers out of thin air when it comes to the economy, jobs and the deficit.<p>He refers to a current record-breaking gross domestic product for the U.S. where none exists and predicts a blockbuster 5 percent annual growth rate in the current quarter …

Stunning Under-the-Radar Hikes in Europe

Travel<p>Explore Europe's natural landscapes through these lesser known hikes.<p>Global tourism is on the rise. There was a six percent increase in worldwide travelers in 2017, and nearly 52 percent of Americans plan to visit Europe in the next two years, according the World Tourism Organization. While …

European Travel

emptywheel

21 Comments<p>/<p>/<p>emptywheel<p>Michael Cohen's new carefully coached attempt to get a plea deal makes it clear Trump knew of the June 9 Trump Tower meeting …

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

How to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy

Idea #1: You don’t have a preexisting passion (nor should you want one).<p>Idea #2: Becoming really good at something and generously using your skills …

Self-improvement

A mother's powerful letter about her child's experience hiding from the Santa Fe shooter

<b>(CNN) —</b> Deedra Van Ness, the mother of a student who survived Friday's deadly shooting at a Texas high school, took to social media on Saturday to share her family's harrowing tale.<p>In a letter titled "The longest day of my life," Van Ness described her 15-year-old daughter Isabelle Laymance's …

Best Mother's Day gifts for under $50 (that mom actually wants)

<i>When is Mother's Day?</i><p><i>We're so glad you asked. Mother's Day is always the second Sunday is May, which means in 2018 it falls on May 13.</i><p>We can all …

Cherophobia is the fear of being happy — here are the signs you might have it

You know that feeling when something seems too good to be true — when it looks like a lot has happened in your favour recently, so it's suspicious?<p>Some people can't get over this feeling, and their good fortune takes a sinister turn in their mind.<p>People who have an irrational aversion to being …

This Birth Control Device Kept Making Women Sick. The FDA Kept It On The Market.

In February, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb met with a group of women who’ve been knocking on the agency’s door for years.<p>Online, they’re known as E-sisters: women who were implanted with the permanent “non-incisional” contraceptive called Essure, which consists of metal …

We now have the first clear evidence cell phone radiation can cause cancer in rats

This week, following three days of live-broadcast peer review sessions, experts concluded that a pair of federal studies show “clear evidence” that cell phone radiation caused heart cancer in male rats.<p>This substantially changes the debate on whether cell phone use is a cancer risk. Up until this …

Quarantine Facebook’s Toxic Data Practices With This New Extension

A handy tool from Mozilla puts Facebook’s trackers in an airtight container.<p>As the Cambridge Analytica scandal has shown, Facebook gives away sensitive user data through its third-party app system. But the company’s reach isn’t limited to what you do within the browser. Facebook is also tracking …

Digital Advertising

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

This is the key to a perfect college essay, according to a former Stanford admissions officer

When Grace Kim was in high school, she wrote a college application essay that landed her a full ride to Princeton University. Kim went on to become …

What the heck is Ripple? A brief look at the hottest cryptocurrency of the moment.

Move over ethereum and litecoin — ripple is suddenly the hot new cryptocurrency.<p>But ripple is different. It can't be mined. It can't be used to go …

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

Relationships<p>On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about …

Salt Lake City

This simple AirPods hack can dramatically improve the sound quality

And they still fit in the charging case<p>Apple’s AirPods have always struck me as peculiar. Not just because of the shape, which is definitely odd, but the fact that so many owners rave about their $159 earbuds, despite admitting to mediocre sound. Surely the most important feature of any headphones …

iOS

Cards Against Humanity buying plot of land on border to try to stop Trump's wall

The company that makes Cards Against Humanity is trying to prevent President TrumpDonald John TrumpNorth Korea to cooperate with US in nuclear talks: …

Cards Against Humanity

The Secrets of Resilience

What does it take to conquer life’s adversities? Lessons from successful adults who overcame difficult childhoods<p>Does early hardship in life keep children from becoming successful adults? It’s an urgent question for parents and educators, who worry that children growing up in difficult …

Schadenfreude

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

• Criticizing your partner’s character (“You’re so stupid” vs “That thing you did was stupid”)<br>• Defensiveness (or basically, blame shifting, “I wouldn’t have done that if you weren’t late all the time”)<br>• Contempt (putting down your partner and making them feel inferior)<br>• Stonewalling (withdrawing from an …

Yes, the election was rigged. Here's the proof.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with …

Marijuana degree combines science and business at Northern Michigan University

Alex Roth has gotten into the habit of pulling out his cell phone and showing skeptical friends a screen shot of the classes he’ll have to take to …

Another Thing Amazon Is Disrupting: Business-School Recruiting

Amazon has hired some 1,000 newly minted M.B.A.s in the past year<p>Amazon.com Inc., disrupter of industries from book selling to grocery shopping, has found its latest sector to upend—recruiting at the nation’s elite business schools.<p>The Seattle-based retail giant is now the top recruiter at the …

University of California

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This is Helen Mirren's Top 5 Rules for a Happy Life.

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

South America

Markets are about more than marketing.

Today’s networked markets are comprised of people who now have the ability to turn most or all of advertising off, whether that advertising is good …

The Meditation Cure

A basic practice of Buddhism turns out to be one of the best ways to deal with the anxieties and appetites bequeathed to us by our evolutionary history<p>Much of Buddhism can be boiled down to a bad-news/good-news story. The bad news is that life is full of suffering and we humans are full of …

Meditation

Living while dying: 'Little Buddha' wisdom from a terminally ill 'goofball'

<b>Venice Beach, California (CNN) —</b> As a small child, she played hide-and-seek with nurses, ripped out IVs to race around the hospital floor naked and left an explosion of glitter in her wake.<p>As a teen, she got boys to carry her uphill when she was tired, taught her best friend how to flirt and …

Empathy

Science Says This 1 Daily Practice Can Literally Change Your Brain and Make You More Successful

Discover how mindfulness can change the way your brain works, making you more happy, efficient, and fulfilled in whatever you do.<p>Many people, especially those in the business world, see the word <i>mindfulness</i> or <i>meditation</i> and immediately freak out. It's hard to blame them. The terms have been thrust …

Extreme internet use linked to mental illness in teens

More than one-third of 15-year-old children in the UK could be classified as ‘extreme internet users’, or those who are online for more than six hours daily outside of school.<p>A report from UK think-tank Education Policy Institute (EPI) states that children in the UK have a higher rate of extreme …