Jennifer Penick Beason

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These Are 20 Of The Highest Rated Books on Goodreads

What are the highest rated books on Goodreads? The answer is harder to come by than you might expect.Why Is It So Hard To Find The Highest Rated …

Books

Trump blames his support of Russia on a double negative and no one's buying it

Do you know the difference between the words "would" and "wouldn't?" No? That's okay! You can still be president!<p>On Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

U.S. Treasury moves to protect identities of 'dark money' political donors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury said on Monday that it will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations including politically active nonprofit groups, such as the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood, to identify their financial donors to U.S. tax authorities.<p>The policy …

Taxes

Is the end nigh?: new blood tests can reveal your life expectancy

It could be just the thing for those who need a nudge to start ticking items off their bucket list; scientists have developed a blood test that reveals how long a person has left to live.<p>The test draws on nine biomarkers found in the blood that can be used to calculate the biological age of a …

Medicine

20 Beautiful Places in France That Aren't Paris | Things to do in France

By Briana Seftel<p>There's so much more to this remarkable country than just Paris. When you've seen and done Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower and the Mona …

France

Insurers warn of rising premiums after Trump axes Obamacare payments again

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurers warned that a move by the Trump administration on Saturday to temporarily suspend a program that was set to pay out $10.4 billion to insurers for covering high-risk individuals last year could drive up premium costs and create marketplace …

Health Care

Administration slashes grants to help Americans get Affordable Care Act coverage

The Trump administration is eliminating most of the funding for grass-roots groups that help Americans get Affordable Care Act insurance and will for the first time urge the groups to promote health plans that bypass the law’s consumer protections and required benefits.<p>The reduction — the second …

Health Care

I used this online education site to help me understand difficult topics and prepare for tests in high school and college — and I still recommend it to all students today

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>From classes that coach you through the dreadful job searching process to the courses that the country's best universities offer in their …

Education

Leaked photo shows mass trial with 37 accused unauthorized immigrants — shackled hand and foot — being processed all at once

A leaked photograph shows 37 defendants in orange prison jumpsuits shackled at the hands and feet to be processed en masse as part of the ongoing US clampdown on illegal immigration.<p>The image, leaked to the media, gives an unfamiliar glimpse into "Operation Streamline," a prosecution system in …

Mindfulness Mania: Simple Ways To Use Ancient Wisdom In Our Modern World

Do you rush from one thing to the next, as though on autopilot?<p>When was the last time you felt triggered by what someone said or did, and reacted automatically, perhaps just making things worse?<p>Let’s face it, in our accelerated over-wired world, people are feeling constant pressure, albeit often …

Mindfulness

It turns out ripe and unripe bananas have different health benefits — here's what you need to know

Andrew Burton/Getty<p><b>A photo featuring bananas at different levels of ripeness has garnered nearly 2,000 comments on Instagram.</b>• <b><br>Users began debating</b> …

Nutrition

Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity

Scientists are finally starting to understand the centuries-old mystery of “ballooning.”<p>On October 31, 1832, a young naturalist named Charles Darwin walked onto the deck of the HMS <i>Beagle</i> and realized that the ship had been boarded by thousands of intruders. Tiny red spiders, each a millimeter wide, …

ballooning

Why A Pro-Life World Has A Lot of Dead Women In It

"Stop calling anti-abortion activists 'pro-life.' They're not."<p>These are not great times for choice in America. These are not great times to be a woman in America.<p>At least, not if you are a woman who believes that your body is your own.<p>The Trump administration may be the most fervently …

Feminism

The Better-Than-Water Drink I Sip to Stay Hydrated

For two summers in a row now, my younger sister has come to visit me in New York City. She arrives at my apartment, tanned, in dusty work boots and always, always, some kind of frayed denim. We hug and kiss, and almost immediately she’s pulling from her backpack: firm, jubilant green beans; tight …

Time I

My $3500 Tiny House, Explained

Meet “Timothy”, the new tinyhouse-style conference room at MMM HQ.One of the nicest new trends of recent years is really the revival and rebranding …

Home Improvement

Beyond Harry Potter—10 of the Best Fantasy Book Series

When I was in the third grade, my teacher began reading the <i>Harry Potter</i> series to us out loud in class every day. I was enthralled by the story of …

Books

Looking for cheap flights? These are the sites (and apps) you'll need to find the best deals.

It’s time for your vacation, and you know what that means: Get the heck out of here! But wait. You haven’t booked a flight anywhere. Or maybe you’ve …

Air Travel

The six best Italian road trips and where to stay on route

Amalfi Coast<p>imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock<p>Known for its dramatic bluffs, pastel-hued villages, and cliff-hugging roads, the Amalfi Coast is arguably …

Italy

The Cities With The Most Colorful Houses In The World

Looks matter and that’s not only true for people but for objects and buildings too. The way a house looks like on the outside is important and has a …

Cape Town

Fact check: Did Obama administration separate families?

Amid growing outrage over the "zero tolerance" immigration policy implemented by President Donald Trump's administration in April, the president and his allies have sought to downplay the practice of separating families who cross the border illegally as nothing new.<p>"This has been going on for 50 …

Immigration

How a pseudopenis-packing hyena smashes the patriarchy’s assumptions

Lessons from female spotted hyenas for the #MeToo era.<p>Like many young women, I grew up aspiring to fit into a patriarchal world. While the boys in my elementary school were encouraged to focus on their professional achievement and financial success, I was instructed to cross my legs, minimize my …

Feminism

There may have been an FBI conspiracy involving the 2016 election. But not the one you think.

This afternoon, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify on Capitol Hill about the lengthy report he issued last week on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email, but what may be the most important part of the story of the FBI and Clinton in 2016 has gotten …

Donald Trump

Steal Einstein's 2-Part Formula for Coming Up With Breakthrough Ideas

The genius knew that to do great work you sometimes have to do absolutely nothing.<p>In 1905 Albert Einstein had what is known as his 'Miracle Year.' In just twelve months the 26-year-old genius published a series of four papers that expounded special relativity, introduced E=mc2, and transformed …

Creativity

From 'magic mushrooms' to ketamine: Inside the hunt to find the first new depression drug in 30 years

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and it can kill. While not the sole cause of suicide, depression is often a contributing factor. And while suicide rates have climbed for nearly 20 years, not a single new drug for depression has emerged.<p>Imagine coming to the emergency room …

20 Art History Terms to Help You Skillfully Describe a Work of Art

Like any creative field, art history has its own language. While this reality can be overwhelming for aspiring art historians, having a handy <b>glossary of art terms</b> can make analyzing a work of art a lot less intimidating.<p>In this list, you'll find 20 words that will help you discuss art with ease. …

How to Be an Artist, According to Henri Matisse

La danse, 1909.<br>Henri Matisse<br>Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts ArchiveIn the early 20th century, a 30-something Frenchman named Henri Matisse …

Scientists discover a new type of depression, paving the way for new treatments

Rising depression rates are at the forefront of mental-health-related discussions right now, particularly in light of Kate Spade and Anthony …

Research

We've Got a Problem. A Big Problem.

There are certain frameworks and situations in the law in which it does not matter why something happened, it simply matters that something has …

The Story Behind Renoir’s Impressionist Masterpiece ‘Luncheon of the Boating Party’

For centuries, viewers have been captivated by <b>Luncheon of the Boating Party</b>, an Impressionist masterpiece by <b>Pierre-Auguste Renoir</b>. In addition to its refined brushwork and eye-catching color palette, the piece is celebrated for simultaneously showcasing Renoir's three signature subjects: …

The Most Comfortable Shoes Our Travel Editor Always Packs

There is a theory called The Uncanny Valley, which explains that the more a robot looks like a human the more it elicits “uncanny, or strangely …