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Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth, raised to lead. Then, sharply different choices.

They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead.<p>They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more …

Donald Trump

Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators.<p>The attorney, Alex van der …

Donald Trump

5 clues to Mueller's roadmap

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's shop doesn't leak, but last week's 37-page indictment of Russians provided a mess of clues about what he's up to.<p><b>The</b> …

Donald Trump

Germany’s Angela Merkel once seemed invincible. Now her time may be running out.

BERLIN — For a dozen years, Angela Merkel seemingly floated above the laws of political gravity, making her calm and consensual leadership style as much a part of the German landscape as fairy-tale castles, precision engineering and beer-saturated Octobers.<p>But the early days of her 13th year as …

Europe

The Tattooist of Auschwitz - and his secret love

<b>For more than 50 years, Lale Sokolov lived with a secret - one born in the horrors of wartime Europe, in a place that witnessed some of the worst of man's inhumanity to man.</b><p>It would not be shared until he was in his 80s, thousands of miles from that place.<p>Lale had been the Tattooist of …

Tattoos

What the Men Didn't Say

At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, not one male award winner used their platform to mention the biggest story of the night.<p>The women of the 2018 Golden Globes collectively (almost) wore black. On the red carpet, many of them brought as their dates not husbands and partners, but activists for gender …

Golden Globes

Here's the Full Transcript of Oprah's Inspirational Golden Globes Speech

She received the annual Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement.<p>Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Golden Globes' annual Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, and gave a powerful acceptance speech during Sunday night's ceremony. She was introduced by Reese Witherspoon, who …

Black History

This Special Counsel Won’t Stop Trump

The order creating the special prosecutor lets him probe only into Russia. Was it drawn so narrowly as to sink the inquiry and let Trump skate …

Don’t Leave Your Performance Review Without Asking This One Question

When you’re heading into your performance review, you probably come armed with a few questions (“What am I doing well?”, “Is there anything I could …

Can Chuck Schumer Check Donald Trump?

After suggesting that he might be able to work with the President, the Senate Minority Leader is taking a harder line.<p>On a morning not long after Michael Flynn, having lied about conversations with the Russian Ambassador, was forced to step down as national-security adviser, but before Jeff …

Bernie Sanders

Inside the Hunt for Russia's Most Notorious Hacker | WIRED

Inside the Hunt<p>for Russia’s Most<p>Notorious Hacker<p>Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker<p>by Garrett M. Graff | illustrations by Chad …

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Operating Systems

How Did We Get To 11 Million Unauthorized Immigrants?

An estimated 11 million immigrants live and work in the United States illegally. Their fate is one of the big policy questions facing the country. The story of how that population grew so large is a long one that's mostly about Mexico, and full of unintended consequences.<p>Prior to the 1920s, the …

Immigration

The art of conversation, explained by the only artist to get eight US presidents to sit still

Anyone seeking to meet the great artist Everett Raymond Kinstler should be prepared to talk. The art of the conversation is as much a part of his toolkit as his well-worn paints and brushes. An hour into my interview with the 90-year old painter, I realized he had been asking all the questions. …

Sean Spicer: Portrait Of A Man On Tilt

Whenever cable news broadcasts the regular White House press briefings these days, there’s a moment you’re likely to catch if you’re able to maintain interest in the proceedings. Sean Spicer will get animated ― shoutish and emotional ― and begin to weave away from whatever the message of the day …

Donald Trump

Could you survive on just one food?

We’re constantly told about the benefits of a varied diet. But what if you had to survive on just one food – what would you keep you alive the longest?<p>Man cannot live on bread alone – not least because man would develop scurvy about a month or so into that little experiment.<p>The best diets have …

Nutrition

If You Want to Avoid Dementia, Here’s What To Know

<i>This article originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>You’ve heard the saying before: “use it or lose it.” Studies show that people who utilize their brains …

Dementia

The Life-Changing Surprises That Come From Not Drinking for a Year

Party girl meets the bright light of day. / Photograph courtesy of Pat Bourque<p>My name is Rachel, and I am not an alcoholic. (Hi, Rachel.) But I drank …

Alcohol

Music icon Prince dead at 57

<b>(CNN) —</b> As stunned fans mourned legendary singer Prince, questions remained on what killed him days after he performed in Atlanta to rave reviews.<p>Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. An autopsy will be conducted Friday, starting at 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET).<p>Prince …

Comedians

There’s a Way to Treat Opiate Addiction, So Why Isn’t It Being Used?

In the U.S., nearly two million people abuse prescription opioid painkillers. For many, an initial prescription to treat pain leads to a dangerous …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Munich terror threat remains in place, stations open again

BERLIN (AP) — A terror warning in Munich on New Year's Eve that led to the evacuation of two train stations was not a false alert, security officials said Friday, although there have been no arrests.<p>The evacuation of Munich's main train station and the Pasing neighborhood station shortly before …

Extremism

The Truth About 7 Food Myths

Throughout my years as a sports nutritionist, several athletes have asked whether they should avoid eating turkey on game days because it might make …

Wellness

The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind

Depression is epidemic in our society, and the mainstream solution is a trip to the psychiatrist and an indefinite prescription for pharmaceuticals. …

Before-and-after photos of China's air show just how terrible its air pollution is

China's air is notoriously polluted, full of gray smog that covers the sky.<p>The health problems associated with that pollution are the reason for 1.6 million deaths a year, or about 4,000 people a day.<p>But for a couple of weeks, the sky was bright blue.<p>In honor of a military parade to celebrate the …

Pollution

US issues global travel warning amid increased terror threats worldwide

Travel alert will remain in effect until 24 February as alert calls on Americans to ‘exercise vigilance’, especially during the holidays<p>Americans should be alert to possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased terrorist threats around the world, the State Department …

U.S. Dept. of State

The problem isn't that life is unfair — it's that you don't know the rules

Unless you're winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you.<p>The truth is, life is just playing by different rules.<p>The real rules are there. They actually make sense. But they're a bit more complicated, and a <i>lot</i> less comfortable, which is why most people never manage to learn them.<p>Let's …

Hung Up

12 Subtle Clues That Reveal Your True Personality

What is the purpose of examining personality serve? For one, it helps your relationships run smoother and with fewer surprises. You can have a better …

Wait. Don’t Knit 1 F&B, Look What Happens When You Reverse It.

Knit 1 front and back (also known as the bar increase) is one of the most common non-eyelet increases we use, but it leaves a noticeable horizontal …

Knitting

7 Spices To Cook With For The Greatest Health Benefits

I'm in!<p>Ever since I learned how to cook, I have been incorporating a variety of spices and herbs into my meals simply because I love the flavor. But …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …