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The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2018

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>UPDATE: This list, first published January 3, was updated with the news that former sheriff Joe Arpaio is entering Arizona's Senate race and state treasurer Josh Mandel is dropping out of Ohio's.</i><p>Republicans rid themselves of Roy Moore after his loss in Alabama's special election. …

Elections

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Language

Comcast celebrates repeal of net neutrality by hiking prices in 2018

Comcast, still feasting on its holiday bounty in the form of net neutrality’s carcass, is starting 2018 off by doing what it does best: price gouging its customers. Along with AT&T, DishTV, and several other providers, it will raise prices in January.<p>These increases will include most of the …

Internet

12 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are becoming more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always …

Podcasting

Carl Bernstein: 'We're in a real constitutional crisis'

Investigative reporter Carl Bernstein says the task of reporting on President Trump's fitness for office is a challenge for journalists.<p>"We're in a real constitutional crisis, in an unprecedented place, where we as a country and where we as journalists, have never been before, in which a huge part …

Donald Trump

Decoding Popularity: What Best Sellers and Box Office Hits Tell Us about Success | Derek Thompson

Golden Globes 2018: See what everyone is wearing on the red carpet

Awards

Woody Harrelson: 'I used to have my head up my ass'

Laid-back stoner Woody Harrelson used to see life through a haze of smoke, but since he quit, his career has come into sharp focus. He talks to Martyn Palmer about film, family – and Trump’s mayhem<p>As a kid growing up in Texas, Woody Harrelson daydreamed about being a cop and, later, some kind of …

Frances McDormand

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

Marriage

Police chief arrested in undercover child sex sting

<b>(CNN) —</b> The online ad was pretty blunt: "Dominate [sic] male police officer seeks fun, discreet, sub playmate -- m4w."<p>Before long, that officer got a response from a purported 14-year-old girl. And the age didn't dissuade him, authorities said.<p>"... everyone has to have a first time," the officer …

Crime

My decades-long porn addiction nearly destroyed my love life

A few minutes after her late-night booty call had left, Erica Garza turned on her laptop to watch a raunchy video.<p>She finally brought herself to …

Love

For the first time, a major coastal city may run out of water — and ‘day zero’ is looming

<i>The Theewaterskloof Dam, a key source of water for Cape Town, is at historically low levels. AP Photo/Halden Krog</i><p><b>The supply of water in Cape Town is on track to dry up by May of 2018.</b>• <b><br>Officials are urging locals and travelers not to flush the toilets unless it's absolutely necessary.</b>• <b><br>The city is</b> …

South Africa

Oprah For President? Why Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes Stump Speech Just Changed Everything

More than an acceptance speech, Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globes speech played like a sermon or, optimistically, a presidential campaign speech. One …

Golden Globes

Emily Blunt says she takes 'aggressive action' to fight Hollywood's gender pay gap

<b>Los Angeles:</b> Actress Emily Blunt says she takes "aggressive action" to fight Hollywood's gender pay gap.<p>Emily Blunt. Facebook<p>"I took it on as my …

Emily Blunt

Meet the 20 highest-paid celebrities in the world, who made a combined $1.7 billion in one year

With fame comes a big, fat paycheck.<p>The 20 biggest earners in entertainment and sports — from Beyoncé and Howard Stern to LeBron James and Ellen DeGeneres — raked in more than $1.7 billion between June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017.<p>That's according to the most recent Forbes' Celebrity 100 list, which …

Limerence Press to Release A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

<b>Limerence Press</b>, an imprint of <b>Oni Press</b>, invites everyone to learn more about gender neutral pronouns and why they’re important! <b>A Quick and Easy</b> …

5 mistakes that will keep you from getting hired

• <b>Sometimes you torpedo your own candidacy by making little mistakes in the job search process.</b>• <b><br>If you're too slow to apply, you won't be considered.</b>• <b><br>Forgetting to say thank you, or not asking your references if you can name them, are two other missteps that ruin your chances.</b><p>Sometimes you have all the …

11 things the most organized and productive people do every day

<i>Sebastiaan ter Burg/Flickr</i><p><b>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.</b>• <b><br>Setting aside time to organize each day can help you get more done.</b>• <b><br>Highly productive people don't respond to emails as they arrive.</b>• <b><br>They also only use a single to-do list and plan their day the</b> …

This is exactly what you should eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when you're hungover, according to a nutritionist

• <b>Business Insider spoke to nutritionist Geeta Sidhu-Robb about the best food and drink to consume on a hangover.</b>• <b><br>Ginger tea and tomato juice are best for settling the stomach.</b>• <b><br>Foods high in healthy fats like eggs, avocado, are best to eat on a hangover.</b>• <b><br>Dairy, acidic or greasy foods and drinks are best</b> …

Dog 'dies of a broken heart' after being dumped at airport by her owner

A dog who was abandoned by her owner at an airport has died of a "broken heart".<p>The dog, called "Nube Viajera'' or Wandering Cloud by the vets who treated her, spent a month wandering around the terminal at Palonegro airport near Bucaramanga, Colombia hoping to be reunited with her owner.<p>According …

Aviation

We Are Capable of Super Human Abilities Using These Ancient Techniques!

Ever wanted to be in more than one place at a time? That’s right, I’m talking about the super-human abilities that can be gained by those who follow …

Pope Francis: These 4 'Perverse Attitudes' Could Push Earth to Its Brink

Pope Francis issued a strong message to negotiators at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, warning them not to fall into "four …

The Keystone pipeline just spilled another 210,000 gallons of oil

Here's what you need to know about the situation in South Dakota.<p>Sometime before 6 a.m. local time, operators noticed that pressure had dropped in a pipeline capable of pumping 590,000 barrels of crude oil products every day from Canada down to the Gulf Coast.<p>The oil was likely diluted bitumen, or …

This Is Not a Joke: Dip Half a Lemon In Baking Soda… The Results Are Fantastic

There is a new idea circulating over the internet. It is about consuming lemon with baking soda. It is believed that lemon and baking soda can …

A Reminder That America Is Incredibly Corrupt and Only Getting Worse

A mistrial in a major case against a sitting US Senator is just the latest reason to despair about unlimited shady behavior by powerful politicians.<p>After 11 strange weeks, a mistrial was declared in the corruption case against New Jersey senator Robert Menendez on Thursday. The saga has been …

What Amazon Gets About Customers (That You Probably Don't)

The surprising thing? It's so crazy simple.<p>Let's say you order a PlayStation on Amazon, as a Christmas present for your son. This was delivered to your doorstep; your neighbor signed for it, and left it on your front porch.<p>But then it mysteriously vanished. Now you have to fork out a few hundred …

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

The feds are afraid of 21 teens suing on climate. An appeals court wants to know why.

The lawsuit is bold, and few legal observers thought it would get this far. But for the 21 young plaintiffs who are suing the federal government for …

6 Mickey Mouse facts you probably didn't know

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most parents would never let rodents near their kids -- unless, of course, it's Mickey Mouse.<p>Here are six facts about the world's most iconic critter.<p>1. He started off as a rabbit<p>Before Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, he made Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. But in a dispute with his business …

Walt Disney Company