Veronica Shaw

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Transcript: James Comey's interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos

<i>ABC News’ chief anchor George Stephanopoulos’ interviewed former FBI director James Comey for a special edition of “20/20” that aired on Sunday,</i> …

Stormy Weather Quilt Pattern - Kits & Patterns

Designed by Viv Smith of Willow Brook Quilts, this pattern uses only one graduating fabric along with a background fabric. The quilt is the perfect …

The Age Of The Superbug Is Already Here

The U.N. is convening a landmark meeting this week on antibiotic resistance, but scientists are concerned the action may be too late.<p>When the United Nations General Assembly convenes a high-level meeting about a health issue, it’s clear there’s a crisis that requires our immediate attention. And …

How 'Textual Chemistry' Is Changing Dating

My friend and I had just seen a play and, like everyone else in the theater, I took out my phone as the curtain came down. Waiting for me were five …

Relationships

Ants don't get Alzheimer's

It's a poignant fact of life: no matter how much we exercise, or how many wheatgrass smoothies we slurp, our bodies still age. As the years pass, …

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Free Patterns and Project Plans

1 of 27<p>Pretty Paper Flowers<p>Craft flowers that last with pretty paper. First, remove a silk flower head from the stem. Wrap the stem with double-sided …

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right

No matter how this past year went for you, use these 101 motivational quotes to start 2016 off right.<p>Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a …

Motivation

The Cost Conundrum

What a Texas town can teach us about health care.<p>It is spring in McAllen, Texas. The morning sun is warm. The streets are lined with palm trees and pickup trucks. McAllen is in Hidalgo County, which has the lowest household income in the country, but it’s a border town, and a thriving foreign-trade …

Can This Man Make AI More Human? - MIT Technology Review

Like any proud father, Gary Marcus is only too happy to talk about the latest achievements of his two-year-old son. More unusually, he believes that …

Artificial Intelligence

These photos elevate the funny animal picture to an art form

Funny animal pictures are one of the internet’s greatest gifts. They make us laugh as we scroll through headlines announcing global warming and interest rate hikes. They remind us how easy it is to smile. And it’s about time that we recognize them as the art form they are.<p>Now, the Comedy Wildlife …

Wildlife

Elite U.S. troops fear PMS? A deeper look at the Special Operations gender study

As the U.S. military moves forward with integrating women in elite combat units, there is still a fair amount of opposition. That remains clear, based on a study newly released by the Pentagon following Defense Ashton B. Carter’s decision this month to begin full gender integration by no later than …

Who Cares About Marlene Pinnock?

When a woman living with bipolar disorder was beaten by a police officer on a video that went viral, her family thought legal action would lead to justice. They couldn’t have anticipated that a battle with her own lawyer would leave them feeling more hopeless than ever.<p><b>Maisha Allums can't</b> recall …

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Ted Cruz campaign using firm that harvested data on millions of unwitting Facebook users

<b>Exclusive</b>: Documents reveal donor-funded US startup embedded in Republican’s campaign paid UK university academics to collect psychological profiles on potential voters<p>Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is using psychological data based on research spanning tens of millions of Facebook users, …

Government

The Machiavelli of Maryland: adviser to presidents, prime ministers – and the Dalai Lama | Thomas Meaney

Military strategist, classical scholar, cattle rancher – and an adviser to presidents, prime ministers, and the Dalai Lama. Just who is Edward Luttwak? And why do very powerful people pay vast sums for his advice?<p>People contact Edward Luttwak with unusual requests. The prime minister of Kazakhstan …

Many health professionals lack knowledge and guidelines on female genital mutilation and cutting

More resources and evidence-based guidelines are needed by health practitioners internationally to provide culturally sensitive medical and …

Oxytocin might raise, not lower, anxiety in women

Oxytocin, a hormone that plays a role in intimacy and social bonding, is being investigated as a treatment for anxiety, depression, and PTSD. But a …

Neuroscience

Why We’re Still Talking About Gender in STEM on Ada’s 200th Birthday

Today, December 10th, would have been Ada Lovelace’s 200th birthday. Lovelace was a groundbreaking mathematician, and is considered to be the first computer programmer for her work on the analytical engine. She has become an iconic figure and an inspiration to women pursuing science, math, and …

10 DIY Plant Ideas for Fall

8 Comments<p>With fall soon approaching, a few fresh indoor plant ideas and DIYs for decorating. Check them out below:<p><b>1. Ferns in Hanging Terrariums</b><br>by …

DIY: Painted House Numbers

House numbers have their own personality–and say something about yours. When we saw this easy DIY painted house numbers project by Jones Design, we …

The Origin Story of Marie Kondo’s Decluttering Empire

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” Marie Kondo’s mega-selling how-to of minimalism—a tidy blend of confessional autobiography, life philosophy, decluttering strategies, and clothes-folding tips—arrived in America in late 2014. Since then, it has inspired a will to discard, it seems, in a …

Minimalism

America’s secret arsenal

It’s one of the biggest secrets in the government: The U.S. has the most powerful cyberweapons on Earth. So what are they? And when will we use them?<p>To this day it remains one of the most sophisticated and mysterious offensive operations ever launched: Stuxnet, the computer virus specifically …

Greening Cities with Snap-together DIY Farming Kits

AKER has designed a range of products to help people transform their yards, rooftops, balconies, and community gardens into areas for productive small-scale agriculture. The kits’ parts are CNC routed from high-quality, responsibly sourced plywood and take under an hour to assemble. If you live …

Tough Medicine

A disturbing report from the front lines of the war on cancer.<p>In the fall of 1963, not long after Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., joined the National Cancer Institute as a clinical associate, he and his wife were invited to a co-worker’s party. At the door, one of the institute’s most brilliant …

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