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The Broccoli Tree, Or: The Dangers of Sharing Photos of What We Love

Here’s a fascinating 4-minute video by vlogbrothers that tells the sad and infuriating parable of The Broccoli Tree. It’s a tale that shows the …

Personal finance: 15 smart things you can do with $1,000 right now

Deploying $1,000 in any of these ways (or several of them!) can make a meaningful difference in your life -- financially or otherwise.<p>A thousand dollars might be pocket change or a rounding error to multimillionaires and billionaires, but it's a meaningful sum for the rest of us. Any amount of …

Retirement

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

Has God become obsolete?

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>There is no sharp distinction between science and religion and atheism itself rests on blind faith.<p>VARIETY<p>| 6-minute …

Did All Humanity Descend from Noah's Three Sons?

Does the Bible teach that all of humanity has descended from Noah's three sons? The answer depends upon how one sees the extent of the</b> …

When Death Becomes Social Media Spectacle

Media professionals are wary of Facebook moderation guidelines.<p>Facebook's moderation guidelines—the infamous Facebook Files leaked this weekend by <i>The Guardian</i>—have journalists, media ethics scholars, mental health experts and most breathing organisms scratching their heads over the dubious nature …

Meet the legendary G-man investigating Russia's meddling

Robert Mueller will oversee an investigation that critics and fans alike say will finish on his terms alone.<p>Soon after former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III was named special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion by associates of …

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.<p>“I hope you can …

Putin offers to provide Congress with details of Trump disclosures to Russian envoys

By Andrew Roth<p>, Reporter<p>MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would be willing to provide the U.S. Congress a record of President Trump’s meeting with top Russian envoys, bringing scoffs on Capitol Hill that the Kremlin could help shed light on the disclosures of reportedly …

Donald Trump

Defiant Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he had the right to share information with Russia related to terrorism and other issues, his first public response to the revelation he disclosed classified information at an Oval Office meeting last week.<p>"As President I wanted to share …

Donald Trump

Trump wants to create an amazing new tax loophole — here's how to use it for yourself

President Trump will create an enormous opportunity for tax avoidance if his wishes on tax reform are granted. And if you’re in the 38 percent of Americans earning more than $40,000 per year, you can take advantage of it.<p>All you have to do is become a one-person company.<p>Trump’s plan to change the …

​4 Things I Discovered After Forcing Myself to Run Every Morning

It turns out that getting up early can have some surprising benefits.<p>Though it goes counter to the preferred doctrine, I tend to thrive on less than eight hours of sleep. I’ve been a night owl most of my existence, and usually only get five to six hours of shuteye. But I’ve never really worried …

Marathons

8 Business Books Entrepreneurs Must Read to Dominate Their Industry

Whether you're a rising executive or someone just starting out, these great books can help you reach your goal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every time you pick up a book -- or download one to a device -- opportunity knocks at your door. A good book represents a …

Self-improvement

The 10 Best Morning Snacks For Weight Loss

Because you know you always get hungry before lunch.<p>You’re sitting at your desk when that dreaded feeling hits: total can’t-think-about-anything-else hunger. And it’s only 10 a.m. But rather than try to wait it out until lunchtime in an epic willpower battle, the experts say it’s actually way …

75 Insanely Clever DIYs Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

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The 1 Striking Difference Between a Successful Morning Routine and a Failing One

Ask yourself this question.<p>Effective morning routines come down to a very simple question. The problem is that most people don't ask themselves this question in the first place. It's the same issue with goal-setting, and our inherent knack (and love) for setting goals that sound lofty, important, …

Bring These 6 Things On Your Next Camping Trip

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Essential Tools for Backcountry Emergencies

Don’t call it survival. By carrying a few essential items of quality gear with you, and arming yourself with the knowledge to use them, you can deal with emergencies in the backcountry without resorting to drinking your own pee.<p>From backpacking to off-roading to hunting, fishing or mountain …

Prince Philip to retire from public duties at age of 96

The ‘world’s most experienced plaque unveiler’, the Duke of Edinburgh, will stop his public engagements this summer<p>The Duke of Edinburgh will retire from public engagements in the summer at the age of 96, a decision that Buckingham Palace said had the full support of the Queen.<p>Shortly after the …

How America feels about abortion

When Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez declared Friday that “every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” he instantaneously stirred up a completely predictable furor. The issue was raised because of Sen. …

Feminism

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

Get out of your own head and start taking action.<p>While everyone overthinks situations once in a while, some people are plagued with a constant barrage of thoughts all the time. Chronic overthinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine …

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Networking

What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?

Today some claim that Jesus is just an idea, rather than a real historical figure, but there is a good deal of written evidence for his existence 2,000 years ago<p><b>How confident can we be that Jesus Christ actually lived?</b><br>The historical evidence for Jesus of Nazareth is both long-established and …

Theology

To Get Paid What You're Worth, Master This 1 Thing

Here's the one thing you can do to always be in demand, and always paid at a premium.<p>Over the years, I've consistently fielded the same question: How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It is a good question. It's one we should all ask more often.<p>How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It's No Secret: Master One …

Prediction prof: Trump will be impeached

The professor who took hell for predicting President Donald Trump has a much longer case for predicting President Mike Pence — and it’s all in his new book, out next week.<p>Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University, reached meme-status last fall for predicting long before anyone else that …

Donald Trump

Robert Reich: Trump voters realize the hard way that the president can’t follow through

<b>FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he arrive at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Trump, ethics attorneys and good-government groups are all grappling with how to navigate being a president with</b> …

The Intricacies of Quantum Mechanics Explained in 5 Minutes Using Ducks

Exurb1a has created a new amusing video where he takes a <i>quack</i> at explaining the intricacies of quantum mechanics in 5 minutes using ducks.<p>What a …

Talking to Your Pets Is a Sign of Intelligence, According to Science

High-pitched affection included.<p>Some people, who do not own pets, may watch their dog- or cat-adoring friends talking to their animals as if they were human (high-pitched, pet voice included) and wonder what on earth they think they are achieving. But it turns out that this behavior is far from …