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Election system susceptible to rigging despite red flags

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jill Stein's bid to recount votes in Pennsylvania was in trouble even before a federal judge shot it down Dec. 12. That's …

Government

Al Franken Faces Donald Trump and the Next Four Years

‘Donald Trump never laughs,” Al Franken said.<p>This was the senator’s first observation to me on a recent afternoon. It was exactly three weeks from the day the punch line became the president-elect. And Trump’s mysterious absence of laughter had never occurred to me before, even though I’d spoken to …

Donald Trump

7 photos that capture the absurdity of this election season

<b>The 2016 presidential campaign</b> has inspired a visual backlash to business as usual, targetingthe typical posturing, rituals, and coronations.<p>From …

How Did Walmart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales? It Paid Its People More

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A couple of years ago, Walmart, which once built its entire branding around a big yellow smiley face, was creating more than its share of frowns.<p>Shoppers were fed up. They complained of dirty bathrooms, empty shelves, endless checkout lines and impossible-to-find employees. Only …

Customer Service

Opinion: 5 gold stocks favored by fund managers today

Gold-mining investors who are smug because their stocks handily doubled or more this year got smacked this week.<p>The Market Vectors Gold Miners GDX, …

The Health Benefits of Meditation

<b>Question:</b><p>What are the health benefits of meditation?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>Meditation has long been used to induce calm and physical relaxation. But research on its potential uses for treating medical problems “is still in its very early stages,” and designing trials can be challenging, said Richard J. Davidson, a …

How Many Miles a Week Should I Run?

<b>Question:</b><p>How many weekly miles should I run to improve my health?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>Surprisingly few, it seems. According to a new review of studies related to running and health, jogging for as few as five or six miles per week could substantially improve someone’s health.<p>The reviewers found that even with …

The sharing economy will screw us all — and it’s retirement we have to be really worried about

More like a share-the-crumbs economy. As more of us fight for the scraps, Social Security more important than ever<p>Meet Howard and Jean, an older couple I know, who like so many Americans of the “greatest generation” plugged into the New Deal world that promised a secure lunch pail for the middle …

Accessing the Universal Energy of Qi

Mainstream science does not yet acknowledge the existence of qi (chi), the invisible life energy of the universe that is said to flow through all things. Qi, also called prana by yoga practitioners, seems to exist somehow between the worlds of mind and body. The ancient masters speak of it as a …

Student Debt Is Derailing Boomers' Retirement

It’s not exactly news by now that U.S. students’ $1.3 trillion in debt — which has been growing by $2,726 every second, according to the “student …

The Single-Best Rule For Retirement, 401(k) Advice

The good news is the U.S. Department of Labor has approved a pro-retiree rule on forcing financial services providers to act in your best interest. It’s a game changer.<p>The bad news is the rule doesn’t become completely effective until 2018 and the financial services industry is vigorously badgering …

Retirement

1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion

For many of us, the most pressing question about exercise is: How little can I get away with? The answer, according to a sophisticated new study of interval training, may be very, very little. In this new experiment, in fact, 60 seconds of strenuous exertion proved to be as successful at improving …

This Resume For Elon Musk Proves You Never Need to Use More Than One Page

If it works for him...<p>Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of …

3 ETFs to Keep You Invested After Retirement

For investors who want the diversification benefits of mutual funds without the sometimes exorbitant fees, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have quickly become the option of choice. For retirees who want to beef up their income and growth potential, three ETFs that warrant consideration are <b>Vanguard</b> …

Investing

An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memorization; Go Ahead and Try It

In January, I devoted every walk from my home to the train to the contemplation of work details, hoping to improve my recall of them. That was my New Year’s resolution, and so far I’ve stuck to it.<p>In every one of those walks I was also retracing a memorization technique known to the ancients and …

The Brain

Scientists from Johns Hopkins University crunch through Apple encryption

Apple may be renowned for its advanced encryption, but a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, have discovered a …

WATCH: Disabling IPhone Animations Can Actually Speed Up Your Device

Just one little tweak makes your iPhone feel brand-new again!<p>Compared to desktop computers, iPhones run very lean and very mean, but that's not to …

How can scientists believe evolution is compatible with religion?

Evolution and religion may not be at war after all. True, the two may sometimes seem like incompatible, competing worldviews: evolutionary science is …

What Causes Autism? What We Know, Don’t Know, And Suspect

We're finally getting closer to understanding.<p><i>This article was originally written by Andrew Whitehouse from the University of Western Australia, and</i> …

The 5 year retirement countdown

Yearning to retire in five years? Now’s the time to get serious about planning for that transition.<p>If you haven’t started planning, you’re not …

The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here

The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected<p>Historians may look to 2015 as …

A flowchart for arguing with science denialists

Whether you think you might win over the crowd who're watching from the sidelines or change a denialist's mind, John Timmer's flowchart presents …

What happens to a football player's brain during a concussion

For a young and healthy athlete, that can lead to serious brain trauma.<p>According to the NFL, there were 271 documented game-related concussions this past season — the most recorded by the league since 2011.<p>Roughly one-third of those were caused by helmet-to-helmet contact. One of the worst of those …

Nora Gives You a Silent Night’s Sleep

Snoring is the worst. Whether you’re the snorer or the audience to the foghorn style snoring, it’s exhausting. It keeps both parties awake but can …

Sleep

2017 Hunter’s Moon on night of November 3

The Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon for 2017 falls the night of November 3. Will it be bigger, brighter, more colorful?<p>In skylore, every …

Astronomy