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The Risky Business of Speaking for President Trump

It was getting late on a Wednesday, and by 2018 standards the evening’s news cycle felt almost serene. The only “breaking news” of the moment was about Dr. Harold Bornstein, Donald Trump’s doctor of 35 years, who had told NBC that the president’s bodyguard led a “raid” on his office and hauled away …

Donald Trump

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Disease

How Patton Oswalt Did the Unimaginable: Write Stand-up About His Wife Dying

With a new special, <i>Talking for Clapping</i>, about to premiere on Netflix (which would eventually win a Grammy for Best Comedy Album and an Emmy Award …

Comedy

Chronic pain treatment: Psychotherapy, not opioids, has been proven to work - Vox

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.<p>When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.<p>What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping …

Pain

Who Stole The Torahs?

Before dawn on March 21, 1995, someone broke into a synagogue in the Palestinian city of Nablus.<p>The thief — maybe it was a band of thieves — crossed the carpeted sanctuary, pulled back a heavy velvet curtain, and opened a carved wooden ark. Inside were two handwritten copies of the Torah, the Five …

Theology

In reaction to Trump, millions of Americans are joining protests and getting political - The Washington Post

Tens of millions of Americans have joined protests and rallies in the past two years, their activism often driven by admiration or outrage toward President Trump, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll showing a new activism that could affect November elections.<p>One in five …

Rights & Freedoms

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My Dog: The Paradox

• <b>Author:</b> The Oatmeal<p>This eponymous comic became an instant hit when it went live on The Oatmeal.com and was liked on Facebook by 700,000 fans. Now fans will have a keepsake book of this comic to give and to keep.<p>In <i>My Dog: The Paradox</i>, Inman discusses the canine penchant for rolling in horse …

Is soup a food or a beverage?

A controversial investigation.<p>What is soup? I know what you’re thinking: it’s soup. Yes, that’s true. Soup is soup. But what is “soup”? I know what …

Ice Cream

The enduring power of aunties

A collection of stories about the complex relationships we have with our aunts.<p>When I think of the word “aunt,” a few scenes come to mind, like …

Parenting

What Mary Oliver’s Critics Don’t Understand

For America’s most beloved poet, paying attention to nature is a springboard to the sacred.<p>“Mary Oliver is saving my life,” Paul Chowder, the title character of Nicholson Baker’s novel “The Anthologist,” scrawls in the margins of Oliver’s “New and Selected Poems, Volume One.” A struggling poet, …

The Dog

The sign on the gate says “<i>Chien méchant</i>,” and the dog is certainly <i>méchant</i>. Every time she passes by he hurls himself against the gate, howling with desire to get at her and tear her to pieces. He is a big dog, a serious dog, some sort of German shepherd or Rottweiler (she knows little about dog …

5 Great Beauty Brands That Don’t Test on Animals

No bunnies were harmed in the making of these products.<p>The recent controversy surrounding Nars’ decision to start selling its products in China, a country that mandates animal testing on some foreign cosmetics, has put the conversation about so-called cruelty-free beauty products front and center. …

There’s only one thing you've never done but are guaranteed to do

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p>There’s only one thing in your life that you’ve never yet done but are guaranteed to do. It is our single …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

White Light Meditation - Using the Light for Protection

Meditation

In Arms of Undertow

Seven Things Writers Can Learn from Stand-up Comedians

By Ben Yagoda<p>July 14, 2014<p><b>1. It’s All About the Punchline</b><br>For a comic, a punchline is the funny part. For writers, it’s a word, phrase, or detail with …

Comedy

How to Tell Someone That She Is Dying

Elizabeth’s breast cancer had already spread to her bones and was now invading lymph nodes in her right armpit, causing painful swelling that kept her up at night. Today, however, as she walked into her oncologist’s office, Elizabeth felt like things were under control.<p>“All right, so how is your …

Scroll and Click a Clit With the G-Spot Vagina Mouse

Just in time for your holiday gift-giving, it's the G-Spot: a mouse that's shaped like a vagina, with a scrolling clitoris, and a button in place of …

Lifestyle

Liquors Beer

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

Internet

MIRACLES EACH DAY

“You who complain about fear still persist in producing it most of the time. I told you in the last section that you cannot ask me to release you …

Spirituality

Studying The Course - A Mandatory Course in Life and Miracles!

As you may have seen in recent posts lately, I've had some major breakthroughs with a shift in how I think and my relationship to myself and to the …

Imitation vs. Creation in A Course in Miracles

We can be creators or imitators. Most of the time we are imitators. But if we are truly interested in an experience of inner peace, in the …

The Brain