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How America became the most powerful country on Earth, in 11 maps - Vox

We take it for granted that the United States is the most powerful country on Earth today, and perhaps in human history. The story of how that came to be is long, fascinating, complex — and often misunderstood. Here, excerpted in part from "70 maps that explain America," are maps that help show …

Geopolitics

Ray Bradbury’s Practical and Inspiring Writing Advice

"Don’t talk about it; write."<p>The late, great Ray Bradbury, a master of modern science fiction, was born on this day in 1920. Bradbury was full of wit …

Creative Writing

Federal agency announces first long-term study on marijuana’s effect on opioid addiction

A federal health agency is taking steps to examine whether medical marijuana can help end America’s addiction to prescription painkillers.<p>The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a five-year, $3.8 million grant awarded to researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and …

Galaxy S8 vs. OnePlus 5: Is it worth going cheaper?

Should you buy the Galaxy S8 or pocket the extra cash with the OnePlus 5?<p>For years, Samsung has dominated the Android phone market and it's easy to understand why. With its latest Galaxy S8 flagship, it delivered yet another top-tier phone with gorgeous looks and a super-fast, reliable …

Phones

Taylor Swift Faced A Man Who Groped Her In Court Today, And Her Testimony Was AMAZING

Taylor Swift testifies against a radio DJ who allegedly groped her in 2013<p>In 2013, a radio DJ for KYGO, David Mueller, allegedly grabbed Taylor …

Pop Music

8 Ways to Build a Life You Love

Success that brings joy requires enough money and abundant love.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Joy is our personal right. We each have this one amazing, but brief chance to build lives we love. If we don’t deeply believe we deserve happiness, that we deserve abundance, …

Self-improvement

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s …

Apps

This Productivity Hack From Steve Jobs Will Boost Your Motivation and Clarity | Inc.com

Steve Jobs is a polarizing figure for many. Ask one-hundred people what they think of him and you'll most likely get one-hundred unique answers. One thing that I feel we all can agree on was his relentless dedication to mastery along with providing sources of inspiration for us.<p>Perhaps his most …

Motivation

How to Make a Fortune With $100

Seven entrepreneurs share businesses you can start from practically nothing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many would-be entrepreneurs never start because they're waiting for the perfect idea or don't have enough disposable capital to break out of the rat race.<p>These …

Entrepreneurship

Chancellor Angela Merkel: Germany's shrewd survivor

<b>She has cultivated the image of a prudent and pragmatic leader and was once dubbed the Queen of Germany and even the Empress of Europe.</b><p>But Angela Merkel has seen her crown slip as the backlash sparked by her open-door refugee policy helped fuel the country's far right and led to her party's worst …

Europe

Trump executive order: White House stands firm over travel ban

<b>The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven countries despite court rulings and mass protests against it.</b><p>In a statement, President Trump said visas would once again be issued once "the most secure policies" were in place, and denied it was a Muslim ban.<p>The move …

Immigration

Merkel Calls For A More Open World: 'We Won't Get Anywhere' With Populism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the populist hope to “return to a small world” would not benefit society, instead calling for openness and acceptance during a speech to church leaders in Würzburg, Germany.<p>The address was one of the first Merkel gave this year. While it didn’t …

North Africa

Twitter roasts Trump aide for calling lies 'alternative facts'

In the world of fake news, now we also have "alternative facts."<p>On Saturday, President Donald Trump's first full day in office, his press secretary …

Trump approves federal government hiring freeze, but will it work?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump signed an executive action on Monday that implemented a hiring freeze for some federal workers in an effort to cut government payrolls, but questions remain on whether this sort of action will actually work.<p>The move, which had long been promised by the Trump …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

America: behold, your Snowflake-in-Chief

It’s ironic that the alt-right’s insult of the moment applies above all to their hero, president-elect Donald Trump<p>If you’ve ever sat through a rightwing YouTube rant or spent five minutes on Twitter, you’ve likely heard the word “snowflake”. The term has supplanted the old standby of “social …

Donald Trump

Polygon’s 2016 Games of the Year #4: Firewatch

For most of my life, I read books. I read books like dogs eat up treats: quickly, happily, voraciously. I'd clutch a hardcover and lie perfectly still, motionless for hours until I was hundreds of pages deep or, better yet, done with yet another great read.<p>I read dozens of books every year, racing …

Why is there a war in Syria?

<b>A peaceful uprising against the president of Syria seven years ago has turned into a full-scale civil war. The conflict has left more than 350,000 people dead, devastated cities and drawn in other countries.</b><p>How did the Syrian war start?<p>Even before the conflict began, many Syrians were complaining …

Middle East

35 Directors Pick Their Favorite Movies of 2016

Sure, they loved "Moonlight" too, but from "Popstar" to "Childhood of Leader" some of your favorite directors shine a light on 2016 movies that …

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it

Many of his staffers are from an opaque corporate misinformation network. We must understand this if we are to have any hope of fighting back against them<p>Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. …

Donald Trump

United Fates | Part One: End of the Alliance?

UNITED FATES<p>How the US election will change Australia.<br>A three-part series by <b>Peter Hartcher</b>.<p>PART ONEEnd of the Alliance?End of the …

You beauty: The new club banning ugly people

<b>Finally, there is a venue that caters specifically to the most physically stunning individuals among us, writes Ben Pobjie. How hot people suffer</b> …

Relationships

The Iraqi housewife who 'cooked the heads' of ISIS fighters

<b>Shirqat, Iraq (CNN) —</b> "Shut up and stay still," the woman in black fatigues and a black headscarf snapped over her shoulder at the armed men behind her as she sat down for an interview.<p>Immediately they went quiet, each adjusting his weapon and standing up straight as if he'd been called to …

Islam

Report: 'Erin Brockovich' toxin found in drinking water

PHOENIX — More than 200 million Americans drink water containing potentially dangerous amounts of a carcinogen made famous by environmental activist Erin Brockovich, according to a report released this week.<p>The average water sample in Phoenix had the highest level of the toxin among water utilities …

Water

Online Business Ideas You Can Start With No Money

The great thing about starting an online business is that it’s one of the more affordable business options, and for the most part, can be started …

Small Business

10 Toxic Habits That You Should Get Rid Of Immediately