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Trump's bumbling, brutal, bargain-basement mob

David Chase, the creator of "The Sopranos," the long-running HBO series about the New Jersey mob, once explained to me the uncanny brilliance of the show.<p>"Everything that everybody says is untrue. Complete falsehoods, self-justifications, rationalizations, outright lies, fantasies and …

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More Americans Are Dying From Suicide, Drug Use And Diarrhea

Americans are dying in different ways than they used to. As of 2014, more were dying from drug use than in years past, even as deaths from alcohol …

Public Health

Tennessee 'Natural' Burial Ground Will Offer A Simpler Farewell — Casket Optional

Larkspur Conservation in Sumner County, Tenn., is a beautiful, parklike setting, with hiking trails and picnic areas and, soon, occasional burial plots. The 112 acres of serene rolling hills are protected by a conservation easement through the Nature Conservancy. Larkspur's founders hope it will …

Trails

The ancient code guiding Robert Mueller’s Russia probe

What is special counsel Robert Mueller’s real agenda? His hidden motivations should greatly worry Donald Trump<p><i>This column originally appeared in Washington Monthly. It is republished at Salon with permission.</i> <br>The most obvious public dimensions of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s …

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Trump scrapped a $2 billion deal with the UAE days before the secret Seychelles meeting that Mueller now has his eyes on

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here.</i><p>The weekend before one of his advisers met with representatives of the United Arab Emirates and Russia in the Seychelles islands to supposedly discuss how to improve US-Russia relations, President Donald Trump rejected a $2 billion …

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LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Consciousness

Note to Robert Mueller: Hope Hicks was part of the cover-up

Andrew Harrer/AP<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Hope Hicks’ time in the barrel may come soon. Special counsel Robert …

What a chemical attack in Syria looks like

This past week Syrian President Bashar al-Assad unleashed one of his heaviest bombardments on civilians in a struggle to end the civil war that …

Middle East

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make …

Employment

Ivanka Trump’s daddy’s girl act: Her entitlement is what’s “inappropriate”

The White House advisor makes clear in a “Today” interview that her first job is first daughter<p>The daddy's girl makes for a perennially easy target. She's the fish in a barrel subject of reality shows about super sweet sixteens and bridezillas; she's the worst character in any broadly written …

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The Edges of Reason

When I was a child I lived in several worlds. First was the world that I understood to be the normal one: a world where people had professional degrees and followed their doctor’s instructions strictly and carefully; a world ruled by a solid-seeming secular and liberal consensus about what was …

Charisma

Eggs Baked in Tomatoes

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a large, oven-safe skillet with the olive oil.<p>2. Using a small paring knife, cut around the stems of the …

Asian Cucumber Salad

We Tested Drinks That Say They'll Help You Pass a Drug Test

The results shocked us!<p>When it comes to balancing a professional life with even a casual weed habit, American stoners have a delicate line to walk. Despite being recreationally legal in nine states and medicinally legal in 29, the federal ban on marijuana consumption means employers across the …

Cannabis

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe - Health

If you haven’t tried shredding Brussels sprouts into a salad, you’ve been seriously missing out. Enter this recipe for Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad. …

Food

Thomasina Miers’ easy recipe for brussels sprout gratin with fennel salami

When it has been this cold and grey for so long, it’s hard to shake yourself from the winter torpor. Thank goodness, then, for the optimism of the pagans: Imbolc, or St Brigid’s Day, is a Gaelic festival at the start of February, halfway between the winter solstice and spring equinox. It’s a …

Salami

6 Recipes from Commander's Palace in New Orleans

From red snapper ceviche to coconut flan, these recipes are staples at the staff meal shared by Commander's Palace chefs and waitstaff.<p>Family Meal has been a tradition at Commander’s Palace, the grand old Creole restaurant in New Orleans, since its great matriarch, Ella Brennan, took over in 1974. …

New Orleans

These Photographers Created Floating Photo Studios

German photographers Claudius Schulze and Maciej Markowicz created two floating photo studios that have been sailing the channels and streams of …

The Smiling Axolotl Hides a Secret: A Giant Genome

Scientists have decoded the genome of the axolotl, the Mexican amphibian with a Mona Lisa smile. It has 32 billion base pairs, which makes it ten times the size of the human genome, and the largest genome ever sequenced.<p>The axolotl, endangered in the wild, has been bred in laboratories and studied …

Genetics

What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State

Imagine that this is your daily life: While on your way to work or on an errand, every 100 meters you pass a police blockhouse. Video cameras on street corners and lamp posts recognize your face and track your movements. At multiple checkpoints, police officers scan your ID card, your irises and …

China

Salmon filo parcels with Thai butter - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>125g butter, softened<br>• 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste (we like Thai Taste, from supermarkets)<br>• Finely grated zest of 1 lime<br>• Handful chopped fresh …

Forget About Bitcoin, Consider Investing in This Instead

These companies are tapping into the resources that are solving a massive global problem.<p>Cryptocurrencies like <b>bitcoin</b> (BTC-USD) are all the rage …

Bored With Winter Cooking? Time to Pickle (and Preserve)!

I made my first quick pickle not long ago, using a slightly sad-looking cucumber in my fridge. I peeled it in strips and sliced it into a glass bowl with an entirely improvised brine of white wine vinegar, water, salt, and sugar. I searched my fridge for dill—no luck. So I threw in chili flakes …

Never-ending honeymoon: In El Nido, a retreat built from romance

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Get dropped off at the road by Las Cabanas beach about four kilometers (2.5 miles) outside of El Nido Town.<p>"Walk all the way to the end of the beach, then ask the people at the coconut stand for Mark and Camille's house."<p>Those are the instructions to find The Birdhouse -- a jungle glamping …

Asia Travel

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Literature

Classic Cuban Sandwich

Facebook TwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInSERVES 4YOU’LL NEED<br>4 tbsp unsalted butter<br>Two 12- to 14-inch French baguettes, cut in half lengthwise<br>4 tbsp …

Sandwiches

Everything we learned about the health effects of marijuana in 2017

In 2017, some Americans could buy legal marijuana almost as easily as they could order a pizza. Pot shops outnumber Starbucks stores in states like Colorado and Oregon, and medical marijuana delivery services drop the drug off at people's doors in California and Massachusetts.<p>With marijuana now …

Cannabis

Putin’s Man in the White House? Real Trump Russia Scandal is Not Mere Collusion, U.S. Counterspies Say

SpyTalk Russia Vladimir Putin Donald Trump<p>Last May, a top White House national security official met in Washington with senior Russian officials and …

The fate of the Trump-Russia probe may depend on one man. And it’s not Mueller.

Meet Rod Rosenstein.<p>Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has suddenly found himself in the middle of Washington's biggest political firestorm, and there are growing signs that he may not be able to avoid being consumed by it.<p>Rosenstein is the man responsible for overseeing special counsel Robert …

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