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9 spices that just might save your life one day

Not only is cinammon a powerful antioxidant, it may be able to prevent blood clots and even cardiovascular disease<p>Larry Schwartz<p>December 30, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If salt and pepper are all you are using to put some zip in your food, you are not only missing …

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

Pets

Which President Had the Best Last Year in Office?

And what are the lessons for Obama? 12 top historians weigh in.<p>In one retelling, the term “lame duck” first diffused into the American political lexicon with President Abraham Lincoln, who supposedly said that “[a] senator or representative out of business is a sort of lame duck.” Lincoln fared …

Stephen Colbert madness the right-wing missed: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Amy Schumer and the comic who drove the right mad

<b>(CBS)</b><p>When the right fears you so much that they try and boycott, that’s when you know you’ve had a good year<p>Sarah Burris<p>December 28, 2015 7:08pm (UTC)<p>This is the first year in hopefully what will be a long run of Stephen Colbert heading "The Late Show." While the show has struggled a little with …

Longtime GOP senator lets Donald Trump have it: “There’s an audience for this self-proclaimed great man, and for the anger and hatefulness that he expresses”

<b>John Danforth, George W. Bush (Reuters/William Philpott)</b><p>Salon exclusive: The three-term GOP senator takes honest look at his party, conservatives, and religion in politics<p>Michael Schulson<p>December 28, 2015 7:50pm (UTC)<p>John Danforth represented Missouri in the U.S. Senate from 1976 to 1995. An …

7 “unhealthy” foods that are actually anything but

<b>(Shebeko via Shutterstock)</b><p>Experts warned us to avoid these edibles at all costs. Turns out they were wrong.<p>Evelyn Nieves<p>November 24, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>In the future, when we're zipping around the biosphere on our jetpacks and eating our nutritionally complete food pellets, we won't have to worry …

Secular Holiday Greetings from Starbucks

When Starbucks released its famous red cups to launch its holiday season on November 1, customers who ordered hot beverages received a red cup that was noticeably unadorned. The 2015 cup that Starbucks describes as “a two-toned ombré design, with a bright poppy color on top that shades into a …

10 right-wing conspiracy theories that have slowly invaded American politics

<b>(Facebook)</b><p>Paranoia is in our bloodstream. And with the emergence of social media, we’re more misinformed than ever before<p>Mark Potok • Don Terry<p>November 12, 2015 10:15pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center.<p>“There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more …

Chalabi Ran the Little Con on Iraq, But Bush Ran the Bigger One

The Bush administration wasn’t tricked into invading by the schmoozer who died Tuesday. Instead, he fed their hubris about how easy a war would …

When Texas fell to the wingnuts: The secret history of the Southern strategy, modern conservatism and the Lone Star State

<b>(AP/Jim Altgens)</b><p>On Nov. 22, 1963, John Kennedy knew he was heading to Texas “nut country.” Here’s how it got so crazy<p>Edward H. Miller<p>November 1, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Nut Country: Right-wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy”<p>From the vantage point of most Dallas Republicans …

Political Science

No Butter? No Problem. Every Baking Substitute You Could Ever Need.

By: Perry Santanachote<p><i>Credit: Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>You're halfway through a brownie recipe when you realize you have no eggs, and the grocery store is closed. You could go ask the babe next door, but it's late, and you're already in your pajamas, and at that moment, an abandoned recipe is 100% …

Hacking

7 Strategies to Relieve Chronic Pain

View image | gettyimages.com<p>Chronic pain is different from acute pain. Acute, sudden pain is a signal to fight or flee, to struggle or run. Chronic pain by contrast is not an adaptive survival response but a nuisance, a defense gone wrong. It's like those car alarms in your neighborhood going off …

Pain

Is This the Ancestor of a Homeric Hero?

The grave of the Griffin Warrior may unlock the mysteries of a Bronze Age era that precedes all written records.<p>Over 3,500 years ago, when ­lions …

5 Joint-Friendly Foods and 5 That May Hurt Them

Knee pain while climbing stairs is often the first sign of osteoarthritis (OA), according to a 2015 University of Leeds study. Your MD may prescribe …

Ronald Reagan stiff-armed the religious right: What today’s GOP must learn before wingnuts swallow it whole

<b>President Ronald Reagan greets Jesse Helms at a dinner honoring the North Carolina Republican, June 16, 1983. (AP/Ed Reinke)</b><p>On abortion, school prayer and Justice O’Connor, Reagan contained the religious right without giving them victories<p>Neil J. Young<p>October 24, 2015 2:45pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “We …

9 Talks That Are a Great Introduction to TED

Since I started My Year of TED in 2011, I've found myself explaining TED quite a lot. Last week I had to do this again, and I was reminded of a blog post I did in 2012. I thought I'd share it with you here -- noting that there have been hundreds of new talks since this time, but I think these still …

Public Speaking

The Constitution Doesn’t Matter to SCOTUS (and That’s a Good Thing)

Justices publicly wail about their dissenting colleagues’ violations of the Founders’ principles. Yet it’s their own views that decide the majority …

Freud never said that: 19 of history’s most famous misquotes

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and sometimes a saying takes on a life of its own. Here are just a few examples<p>Kali Holloway<p>October 14, 2015 5:46pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>When Yogi Berra died last month, numerous outlets chose to honor him by publishing his …

19 Hilarious Jokes All Book Nerds Will Appreciate

"Bookmark? You mean quitter strip?"

25 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do With iOS 9

FINALLY, better battery life and a shift key that actually works.<p>View this post on Facebook

Kevin McCarthy Enters Rehab After Admitting Struggles with Nouns, Verbs

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has entered rehab to deal with his “struggles with nouns and verbs,” an aide to the congressman has confirmed.<p>According to the aide, McCarthy abruptly dropped out of the race for Speaker of the House because his difficulties with …

Mike Huckabee's 1998 Book Is Full Of Fake Quotes From America's Founders

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary to make sure the sources in your book are not an Internet quotations page.<p>Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 1998 book <i>Kids Who Kill</i> is full of spurious quotations from leading American political …

Here's What Your Member Of Congress Can Actually Do For You

When and how to ask your representative and senators for help.<p>Congress the institution might be useless, but the members of Congress who represent you can be quite helpful.<p>Representatives and senators have entire teams of staff members devoted to serving their constituents, regardless of whether …

The Stress Hormone That's Messing With Your Diet

<i>By Kristen Domonell,</i> <i>Life by DailyBurn</i><p>We’ve all had those weeks where crazy amounts of stress leave us soothing our woes with late-night ice cream …

Jeb Bush is erasing history: Why his comments about Black Americans are even worse than you thought | Salon.com

Hate ads? Subscribe to Salon’s ad-free mobile app!<p>Get all of Salon’s articles, our groundbreaking video interview series Salon Talks, podcasts and exclusive documentaries on your streaming devices for $4.99/month. Start your free 1-week trial today!<p>Please consider disabling your ad blocker and …

Jeb Bush

President Obama UN speech transcript (full text, video)

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, it is worth reflecting on what, together, the members of this body have helped to achieve.<p>Out of the ashes of the Second World War, having witnessed …

It is time to get very afraid: Extremists, authoritarians now run the GOP — and no one can stop them

<b>John Boehner, Ted Cruz (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>Boehner and McConnell weren’t conservative enough for them. Nor Eric Cantor. Right-wing purists won’t stop here<p>Heather Cox Richardson<p>September 27, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>Movement Conservatives just claimed the head of House Speaker …

Full text: Pope Francis’ historic address to Congress

Mr. Vice-President,<p>Mr. Speaker,<p>Honorable Members of Congress,<p>Dear Friends,<p>I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in "the land of the free and the home of the brave." I would like to think that the reason for this is that I too am a son of this great …

Who Would Do a 'Good Job' as President?

Due to my line of work people often ask me for my opinion on the various presidential candidates. A common question that comes up is "who do you think would do a good job?" My initial mental response usually goes something like this: "U.S. presidents have a lot less power and influence than we …

31 Actually Helpful Tips For Dealing With Panic Attacks

Genius strategies from people who live with them.<p>Panic attacks are terrifying and debilitating, and they can happen to anyone. There's usually not much you can do other than wait it out, but these are the tricks some people have found helpful — physically, emotionally, or otherwise — for dealing …