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Trump’s visa crackdown is hitting Maryland’s crab industry hard

Businesses on the coast are reeling.<p>Businesses on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are feeling the sting from President Donald Trump’s “America first” …

Immigration

The Best Ways to Polish Granite Countertops so They Sparkle Like New

Figuring out how to clean granite countertops is one of the biggest challenges homeowners face after renovating their kitchens. While resilient, …

Cleaning

Scarlett Johansson Is Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actress

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made headlines when he became the highest-earning actor in history, but Scarlett Johansson is catching up. The <i>Avengers</i> star …

Scarlett Johansson

Another epic economic collapse is coming

Eric Sevareid (1912-1992), the author and broadcaster, said he was a pessimist about tomorrow but an optimist about the day after tomorrow. Regarding America’s economy, prudent people should reverse that.<p>This Wednesday, according to the Financial Times’s Robin Wigglesworth and Nicole Bullock, “the …

Economics

When did parenting become so fearful?

‘Small Animals: Parenthood in The Age of Fear’ is a new book that attempts to find an answer.<p>Why are Americans so suffocatingly weird about their …

Parenting

Why the FBI Fired an Agent Who Wrote Anti-Trump Texts

The FBI’s disciplinary office had recommended Peter Strzok be suspended for two months but was overruled by the bureau’s deputy director.<p>The paperwork was signed. The former FBI agent Peter Strzok, who had become a lightning rod for efforts to undermine the Russia investigation, was set to receive …

Donald Trump

Combat the pain of sitting at a desk all. day. long. with simple hip-opening stretches

How many of you have been here before? You manage to squeeze in that 6 a.m. pre-work fitness class (major props BTW) and you’re feeling great and …

Workouts

Why Foreign-Born Citizens Are About To Become Second-Class Americans

Not long ago, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director L. Francis Cissna told the Associated Press in an interview that his agency is launching a task force to identify people who lied on their citizenship applications to denaturalize them. For this purpose, the agency is hiring …

Immigration

Discovery reveals why toxic Alzheimer's plaques don't always lead to dementia

One of the fundamental pathological markers seen in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease is a build-up of two proteins - amyloid beta and tau …

Dementia

Doctors Finally Constructed a Hierarchy of Healthy Low-Carbohydrate Diets

Some of them "should be discouraged."<p>A new study published in <i>The Lancet</i> has finally developed the low-carb diet hierarchy the world has been waiting …

Diets

The CIA falsely believed it was 'invincible' in China — here's how its spies were reportedly discovered in one of the biggest blows to the agency

A firewall used by the CIA to communicate with its spies in China compromised their identities and contributed to their executions by the Chinese government, several current and former intelligence officials told Foreign Policy magazine in a report published Wednesday.<p>In a two-year period starting …

Foreign Policy

25 Chic Home Essentials That'll Actually Improve Your Interior Design

There are décor accessories, stylish basics, and statement pieces that can carry a room, and then there are those essential home items that ensure …

Weedkiller found in wide range of breakfast foods aimed at children

Significant levels of the weedkilling chemical glyphosate have been found in an array of popular breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars marketed to US children, a new study has found.<p>Tests revealed glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weedkiller brand Roundup, present in all but two of …

Glyphosate

Trump's trade war with China has everyone confused. Here's what America's president really wants.

As the price for lifting Chinese tariffs, the Trump administration has issued an all-encompassing set of demands so vague and extensive and confusing that Beijing is unlikely ever to meet them.<p>One conclusion is clear: Trump's ill-considered trade war is not intended to achieve fair trade through …

China

Weight Training Routines for Skinny Men

With muscular men often gracing the covers of magazines and capturing the limelight in entertainment, skinny men can feel short-changed. Skinny men — …

Exercise

The Real Omarosa Scandal

Bringing a recording device into the Situation Room is an open invitation to foreign hackers. And it speaks to a culture of carelessness in the Trump White House that helps America’s enemies.<p>You’re not strip-searched when you walk into the Situation Room, the windowless chamber beneath the White …

Donald Trump

These Are 7 Biggest New Design Trends We Found in the 2019 Ikea Catalog

The IKEA Catalog 2019 showcases design trends that can reshape the way homes look in the coming year.<p>The IKEA Catalog 2019 is full of new furniture, …

WaPo hits Ocasio-Cortez with epic fact check, dismantles many of her claims. She responds.

As if it couldn’t get much worse for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Washington Post hit the rising progressive star with a massive fact check on Friday, finding that many of her recent claims are downright false.<p>What did the fact check find?<p>Here are the five claims that Washington Post fact checker …

Health Care

Beijing struggles to defuse anger over China's P2P lending crisis

BEIJING (Reuters) - Peter Wang was asleep at his home in Beijing last Monday when police officers arrived before dawn to detain him, saying he had helped organize a protest planned for later that day.<p>Across the city, others who had lost money investing in China's online peer-to-peer (P2P) lending …

China

Hackers accessing PayPal via voicemail? Security expert says it's possible

With just a simple script and a $40 virtual phone number, a hacker could automatically break into voicemail accounts at scale, and parlay that access into control over online accounts including WhatsApp or PayPal, or even track someone’s every move.<p>Martin Vigo, a Spanish hacker who works in mobile …

Information Systems

Bizarre audio from stolen Horizon Air plane between rogue pilot and air traffic control

Audio has emerged revealing the conversation between air traffic control and a pilot who stole a plane at Seattle Airport.<p>Identified only as Rich, …

Air Traffic

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is Crushing it With 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

<b>Social media is abuzz with early reactions to “Crazy Rich Asians” which recently held its Hollywood premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los</b> …

Rotten Tomatoes

United States: Republic or Democracy?

Mike asks: Why does everyone say the U.S. is a Democracy when it’s really a Republic?<p>Frequently, politicians, and many ordinary Americans, refer to …

Trump’s approval hits 50 percent — in a doctored poll graphic shared by his son

Donald Trump Jr. shared a doctored image that makes his father's Gallup presidential approval rating look 10 points higher than it actually is — surprising even people who have otherwise become numb to factual distortions from Trump's inner circle.<p>Trump Jr. did not acknowledge countless requests to …

Donald Trump

Hollywood's Walk of Fame vandalized with dozens of Donald Trump stars

We regret to inform you that the streets of Hollywood were cursed with multiple replicas of Trump's star on Thursday.<p>The president's Walk of Fame …

Donald Trump

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

How to Use the HSL Sliders on Your Photos in Lightroom

One of the quickest and most powerful ways to achieve a signature look in Lightroom is by taking advantage of the HSL sliders. This excellent …

Tutorials

Researchers Find Grave Downside to Sleeping More Than 8 Hours a Day

"I think that longer sleep could be a red flag."<p>It’s no secret that chronic sleep deprivation is taking its toll on America’s health, but a new study …

Sleep

Woman Thrown Off AA Flight Due To Cello, But Was Captain’s Gesture Racist?

We live in a race-conscious time in a race-conscious world. And a story about a woman thrown off an American Airlines’ flight due to her cello has me …

Flying

The Advantages Of Investing In Single-Family Rental Houses Vs. The Stock Market

I started my financial career in banking, eventually progressing to insurance and then to financial advisor over a 24 year career — 21 years as a Series 6 and then Series 7 securities licensed representative. In that span of time, I developed a unique perspective regarding the advantages of the …

Real Estate