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How The Women Of The KKK Helped Architect A Hate Movement

Until relatively recently, it looked as though the Ku Klux Klan was receding into the annals of American history. But given that everything is topsy …

Rex Tillerson called Donald Trump a “moron,” was ready to resign: report

Trump’s secretary of state nearly had enough<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may not be on the best of terms with his boss, President Donald Trump.<p>In July, Tillerson described the president as a "moron" after Trump compared the strategic aspects of deciding on troop levels to opening a restaurant …

Nobel peace prize winner rebukes Trump over nuclear standoff

As award is announced for anti-nuclear group Ican, its head says US president ‘puts a spotlight’ on the weapons’ dangers<p>The head of the anti-nuclear campaign group awarded the Nobel peace prize has chided Donald Trump for ramping up a nuclear standoff and said the US president has a track record of …

What does North Korea want?

<i>In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week.</i><p>North Korea and the United States have exchanged alarmingly confrontational statements in recent weeks, fueling fears a miscalculation could lead to open military conflict. Yet despite this …

Restaurant report card: What's in your fast food meat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Our favorite fast foods could come back to bite us, according to a report released Wednesday -- and it's not just the extra calories.<p>The new report grades the 25 largest US fast food chains on where they stand on antibiotics.<p>The results are a mixed bag: For the third year in a row, the only …

Agriculture

The Next Big Thing In Beer Is Being A Small Taproom

I have a problem.<p>I know I won't get any sympathy, but still.<p>On any given night, I can walk out my front door and within a half hour be at one of <i>seven</i> different taprooms serving up amazing fresh beer, brewed on the spot. Do you get what I'm going through? How could anyone possibly choose?<p>Here in the …

Dining Rooms

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to …

Can Tech Startups Do Journalism?

In June 2015, a new, hyperspecific website named <i>Van Winkle’s</i> went live. It was billed as an online destination for “all aspects of sleep and various …

How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down

On a Tuesday morning in June 2016, Nathan Brown, a reporter for The Times-News, the local paper in Twin Falls, Idaho, strolled into the office and cleared off a spot for his coffee cup amid the documents and notebooks piled on his desk. Brown, 32, started his career at a paper in upstate New York, …

Journalism

How Colors Affect Human Behavior

<b>Color psychology</b> is the study of how colors affect human behavior, mood, or physiological processes. Colors are thought to influence our buying …

The Sadness of the Kardashians

E!’s 10-year-anniversary special celebrating its flagship family was surprisingly honest and strangely tragic.<p>On Friday, as Puerto Rico contended with the aftermath of a hurricane that had left much of the island without power, and North Korea threatened to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific …

The Untold Story of Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination

Two women had the most audacious task. Killing the brother of the North Korean leader. Right out in the open, using deadly chemical weapons in an international airport. And the craziest thing? They had no idea what they'd gotten into.<p><b>When Kim Jong-nam</b> was a boy, his father, the dictator of North …

How to Work From Home: 6 Steps to Land the Perfect Remote Job

Want to find a great job that lets you work from home? Here's how to get hired for the perfect remote job -- and dream lifestyle for you.<p>Remote work is increasingly popular for employees and employers. (I know: "Thanks, Captain Obvious.") Working from home is quickly becoming an expectation: Nearly …

Employment

The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer

How do you live after unintentionally causing a death?<p>Until 3:35 <i>P</i>.<i>M</i>. on June 15, 1977, Maryann Gray was happy. She was twenty-two, and had just decided to take a leave of absence from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, where she was pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Graduate school …

Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Go on a Weekend Bender

You knew binge drinking was bad for you. But you didn't know it was this bad<p>You hit it hard last night, and you feel like a pile of dog crap this morning. Normally you’d take it easy tonight and have a few beers with your buddies, or at most, enjoy a night in front of the TV. But you’ve got a …

Not drinking or driving, teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood

When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don't drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking about books.<p>They are in good company, according to a new study showing that teenagers are increasingly …

How To Fake Humility (And Why You Sometimes Should)

Psychologists have found that even the most effective leaders benefit from being self-deprecating.<p>We’re generally quick to celebrate arrogant, egotistical people, especially when they’re clearly talented (Kanye, anyone?). But what if–like most people–you’re not extraordinarily capable? The answer …

Self-improvement

Revenge Hacking Is Hitting the Big Time

Companies are hacking back against cybercriminals to try to prevent—or at least limit the damage of—Equifax-style disasters. One problem: It’s not …

Donald Trump Jr. just gave up his Secret Service protection, and people have questions

Both Trump Jr. and Kellyanne Conway will no longer receive protection, providing slight relief to the agency<p>Both Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, and Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, will no longer continue to receive protection from the U.S. Secret Service.<p>Trump …

Trump’s First Speech Before the UN Was an Absurd, Bombastic Disaster

John NicholsAfter the president tells the UN that the US can “totally destroy North Korea,” it is time for Congress to put the brakes on Trump.The …

The new economy of excrement

Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertiliser, fuel and even food.<p>On the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda, septic trucks full of …

Sustainability

Trump's menacing United Nations speech, annotated

<i>President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, and from the language he used (“Rocket Man”) to the threats he unleashed (to “totally destroy North Korea”) to criticizing the United States' “embarrassing” Iran deal in front of world leaders, it</i> …

Political Science

Knife-Throwing as a Sport: Who Would Have Thunk It?

DANBY, N.Y. — Reaching the 2017 Finger Lakes Fling, held on the last weekend in August, required entering Paul Maccarone and Chris O’Brien’s driveway. Still in your car, you eased left onto their vast, flat front lawn, careful not to clip the three skinny maples. You minded the garden fence, …

The Polar Expedition That Went Berserk

Samuel Massie wasn't superstitious until the day he saw the crows. Two of them, gliding above the Antarctic Plateau. Sure, he’d hardly slept in 48 hours, and it was 60 below, and he was 18 years and three months old, which is to say he knew nothing, and he hadn’t heard from his three shipmates in …

How to Work from Home When You Have Kids

Finally: You’ve got the chance to work remotely. Maybe it’s due to the structure of your new job, or organization; maybe it’s part of that new corporate work/life initiative; or maybe it’s the result of months of lobbying the higher-ups. Regardless, you’ve won the prize that many — or most — …

The Workplace

The Cheapest Day of the Week to Fly

A new study says this day is the winner for both domestic and international flights.<p>By the time Friday morning rolls around, most of us are more than ready for the weekend. Now, travel search engine Kayak says there's another reason to get that weekend started early—if you're planning to weekend …

The United Nations Explained: Its Purpose, Power and Problems

Almost everybody has heard of the United Nations. But how many people know what it actually does? Or how it works? Or why, as world leaders gather for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, the institution has struggled to live up to the promise of its founders: making the world a …

United Nations

Black immigrants in the U.S. face big challenges. Will African Americans rally to their side?

President Trump’s announcement that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, pending further action from Congress, has once again pushed immigration into the political debate. That debate —whether it is about undocumented immigrants or about the 800,000 “dreamers” who …

scientificdiscovery

What Do Sharks and Other Marine Animals Do During a Hurricane?

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused massive destruction across the Texas and in Florida — millions of people were displaced; lives were lost, and homes …

Weather

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Ignoble Laureate

During her fifteen years under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi—now the de-facto leader of Myanmar—found solace in the poetry and novels of authors such as George Eliot, Victor Hugo, John le Carré, and Anna Akhmatova. Another favorite, she has said, was Rebecca West’s “Black Lamb and Grey Falcon,” an …