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White House Refuses to Apologize for Kelly Sadler’s Joke About McCain

WASHINGTON — The White House declined on Friday to renounce or apologize for an aide whose joke at a meeting that Senator John McCain was irrelevant because he would soon die went viral, outraging relatives, friends and admirers of the ailing lawmaker.<p>Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press …

Donald Trump

Unexpected Upgrades: The Best Tech Life Hacks Under $20 You Didn’t Know You Needed

<b>* Tech gadgets and accessories that won’t break the bank</b> <b><br>* Headphones, speakers, TV stick accessories, and much more</b> <b><br>* All items priced at $20 or …

Gear & Gadgets

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual. I went to a gate on the side of the Republican Palace, in the Green Zone, where an American soldier …

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Literature

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

12 Home Projects Designers Say Pay For Themselves Over Time

You don't have to spend big bucks to make a big impact on your space.<p>It's normal to get the itch to update your home, <i>especially</i> when new trends are cropping up every day. But, sadly, even DIY renovations aren't free. So we asked some of our go-to designers which projects are worth the investment.

Mapping The Most Isolated–And Beautiful–Roads In America

Plan your next road trip–or at least dream about it–with this interactive visualization.<p>I hate cars in cities, but I love real road trips. You know, the ones in which there’s no set route, no obligations, and no timetable whatsoever. You find a place to sleep every night, decide to stay in some …

This is how democracies die

Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but by different means.<p>Since the end of the Cold War, …

Political Science

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

I-DEAS

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt …

Mental Health

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

Scott stops stretch with new Zero Loss cycling shoes with Carbitex

A lot of emphasis is put on the stiffness of the sole of your cycling shoe. But if the upper stretches when you’re really putting down the power, the …

Three Splurges from Competitive Cyclist That Are Totally Worth It

Looking for a (big) splurge? Here are three we'd recommend.<p>We all have upgrades we’d like to make to our bikes, and there are certain parts that inspire more lust than others. Tires? We all need ‘em. But what about those blingin’ wheels? Or that featherweight drivetrain that shifts with silky, …

Scheduling Just 15 Minutes of “Personal Development Time” Into Your Calendar Can Change Your Life

Successful people don’t grow by accident, they grow by design.<p>When you schedule personal development time on purpose, you are making time to design …

Cities in Mexico That Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

While most travelers head to Mexico’s fabled beaches in search of sun, fun and some tequila shots, true travelers know that a little extra …

European Travel

The Vietnam War Transcript Trump Needs to Read

The PBS documentary on America’s most futile conflict is missing one explosive document. Every president should absorb its chilling lessons.<p>The 18-hour Vietnam retrospective unspooling on PBS is filled with powerful words and images. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have assembled incredible footage of …

National Security

The Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 is fantastic to drive and a sensible investment. Here's how to buy one

For all its exalted status among enthusiasts, the Porsche 911 isn’t a rare car. The millionth example recently left the Stuttgart assembly line, and …

Hung Up

IB17: Tubolito lightens your load & rotational weight w/ tough, ultralight inner tube

Sometimes your tubes are in your tires, and sometimes they’re just backups in your pack or pocket. Either way, all that rubber can weigh you down. …

Trump's Shocking Recklessness

The president’s latest comments shouldn’t be surprising—but his deliberate inflammation of tense situations is no less stunning.<p>During last year’s presidential campaign, I conducted a running feature called the “Trump Time Capsule.” Its purpose was to chronicle the things Donald Trump said or did …

Lights Out: 7 night-time rituals that will make you happy and more productive

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

You Won’t Like Mexico When It’s Angry

President Trump’s insults are pushing the Mexican political system into dangerous territory.<p>In his landmark 1985 book, <i>Distant Neighbor</i>s, Alan Riding, then the <i>New York Times'</i> Mexico City correspondent, wrote that the Mexican president, in the days of the one-party state, was all powerful except for …

Mexico

The best coffee shop in all 50 states

Starbucks’ green mermaid may reside in all 50 states, but part of what makes this country so special is the distinctness of each state in the union. …

Tesla Wirelessly Upgraded Owners' Batteries to Help Flee Irma

Tesla wirelessly unlocked extra power in some owners' cars so they could flee more quickly from the path of Irma.<p>Drivers of several versions of its Model S sedan and Model X noted on social media that they were getting as much as 30 to 40 miles more range than expected. A Tesla spokesperson …

Tesla

Where Froome ranks among cycling’s greats

MADRID (VN) — There were a lot of firsts when Chris Froome (Team Sky) crossed the finish line Sunday as winner of the 2017 Vuelta a España.<p>Froome is …

Road Cycling

How close do you need to be to benefit from drafting?

<b>Wind tunnel tests and CFD calculations by Swiss Side wheels show the effect of drafting</b><p>Aerodynamicists at wheel brand Swiss Side have conducted CFD …

Bipartisan swath of lawmakers files Supreme Court briefs against gerrymandering

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s push for nonpartisan redistricting gained significant Republican support on Tuesday, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich signing on to his amicus brief at the Supreme Court and Arizona Sen. John McCain filing a separate friend-of-the-court brief.<p>Then 36 current and former members of …

David Price

Texas Sheriff Warns Looters: We Believe in the Second Amendment and Will Carry You Out of the County in a Body Bag

As the waters in Houston and surrounding areas begin to recede in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, there's no doubt looters are getting ready to …

EB17: 3T Strada Bailout & Overdrive 9-32 cassettes shift the approach to 1x road

If you’re on the fence over the 1x road argument like we’ve seen on 3T’s own aero Strada road bike, most likely gearing & gear spacing has been one …

Failing All Tests of the Presidency

We are leaderless. America doesn’t have a president. America has a man in the White House holding the spot, and wreaking havoc as he waits for the day when a real president arrives to replace him.<p>Donald Trump is many things — most of them despicable — but the leader of a nation he is not. He is not …

Donald Trump

The Dangers Of Treating Transgenderism Differently Than Other Dysphoric Mental Disorders

The cultural push for transgender “rights,” whether it be state-sanctioned access to particular restrooms, or the removal of gender dysphoria from …