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The Hardest Job in the World

What if the problem isn’t the president—it’s the presidency?<p>I. A Broken Office<p>Donald Trump often appears to be a president in rebellion against his office. A president, we have come to expect, hastens to the scene of a natural disaster to comfort the afflicted. After Hurricane Maria devastated …

Legal Marijuana’s Big Moment

Despite hostility from the Trump administration, signs indicate federal decriminalization is only a flipped House away.<p>A couple of weeks ago, John Boehner was dining at one of his favorite Washington haunts, Trattoria Alberto on Barracks Row, when in walked Earl Blumenauer, the Democrat from Oregon …

Cannabis

3 Metabolism Experts Weigh in on the Great Breakfast Debate

If there’s a discussion that we have often at <i>Cooking Light</i>, it’s about whether breakfast is really so important. Readers constantly ask: Will …

Nutrition

Avicii and EDM’s Promise of Post-Recessional Excess

In late 2011, I moved back to Los Angeles after a yearlong exile in Seattle. I had lived in L.A. for six years prior to that, but I might as well …

Historical Places of the Tri-States: Get Personal with the Past - Tri-State Tourism

The Tri-States is a perfect getaway for anyone who has an affinity for the Victorian era and steamboats, revels in the early days of agriculture or …

Clinton, Sanders poised to clash at debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton embraced President Barack Obama's political legacy on Sunday, seeking to halt a late surge by rival Bernie Sanders, as fierce clashes over guns, health care and Wall Street ripped through the Democratic presidential debate.<p>With Sanders threatening to upset Clinton in the …

Obama lauds release of Americans and Iran nuclear compliance: 'This is a good day'

President Obama on Sunday heralded the release of Americans held prisoner in Iran and the full implementation of a historic nuclear accord with the Islamic Republic, holding both up as victories for "smart" diplomacy and his pledge to deal directly with enemies of the United States.<p>"This is a good …

From Broad City to Vinyl: here's what to watch this winter

Photograph: NBC/Getty Images<p>Jennifer Lopez as Harlee Santos, Ray Liotta as Bill Wozniak and Drea de Matteo as Tess Nazario.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/446e3faad843d7d587f252b5a9a07f3f01b29536/0_303_2101_1262/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: FOX/FOX via Getty Images<p>From left, Adhir Kalyan, Vanessa …

'Saturday Night Live' savages GOP debate with outrageous sketch

This week, Cruz has attempted to undermine the presidential front-runner in Iowa and New Hampshire by saying that Trump represents New York values, which according to Cruz, are inferior to values in the two key primary states.<p>"The rest of the country knows exactly what New York values are, and I …

Government

Hollywood blacklisted my father Dalton Trumbo: now I’m proud they’ve put him on screen

When Mitzi Trumbo was 15, she opened her front door to find one of Hollywood’s most famous actors standing outside. It was Kirk Douglas. A few days later, Laurence Olivier turned up. “He outstretched his hand for me to shake and the dog got in the way and he tripped over.”<p>Fifty-five years later, …

David Bowie and Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Statutory Rape Problem

The late music legend famously deflowered a 14-year-old groupie—before she was stolen away by Jimmy Page. Why it’s important for us to take our …

16 people who are living the dream without spending a fortune

Circa 4 p.m., pretty much anything sounds better than staring at your office computer screen.<p>For instance, traveling the world — working when you feel like it, how you feel like it, and with a view to rival any Instagrammer's best shot. Or maybe even putting your job on hold (or leaving it …

New York City

The massacre that didn't happen

<b>Waseca, Minnesota (CNN) —</b> John David LaDue cradled the homemade bomb in a tree not far from school. It was summer 2013, and classes were out -- the perfect time to test his explosive.<p>He lit the fuse.<p>Nothing.<p>The teen had used hot glue for his sealing agent. He switched to auto body filler.<p>The next …

Obama's decision to delay withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, explained

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Once again, the United States is delaying the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan -- prolonging the United States' longest war.<p>President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. will keep its nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through most of 2016. And in 2017, …

Millennial Parents Cover Story: This Generation Is Different

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How Stephen Colbert Is Bringing Religion to Late Night

With Oprah as the Late Show guest on Thursday, the two swapped favorite Bible verses and discussed the differences between “belief” and “faith.”<p>Stephen Colbert is a practicing Christian. He is an ordained minister. He teaches Sunday school. He is a person of deep faith and, more generally, of deep …

Comedy

Syria's war: Everything you need to know about how we got here

<b>(CNN) —</b> It began with the arrests of a handful of children in 2011. Since then, it's exploded into the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.<p>Syria's civil war has left more than 300,000 people dead and forced 11.2 million -- nearly half the population -- out of their homes. How did …

Hillary Clinton opens up to Lena Dunham: “I’m a feminist, and I say it whenever I’m asked”

<b>(LennyLetter.com)</b><p>Sandra Bland, campus sexual assault and feminism are all tackled in this wide-ranging interview<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>September 29, 2015 2:47pm (UTC)<p>Described as a "a snark-free place for feminists to get information: on how to vote, eat, dress, f---, and live better," the online newsletter …

The 15-Step Guide to Acing Any Job Interview

You’ve made it past the resume robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> …

The Good Soldier: Why a Suicidal Officer Had to Go AWOL to Save His Life

That Sunday night, March 29th, 2009, after the dinner dishes were done and put away, Lawrence Franks took out a bottle of Jameson and turned to his …

New Research on Overcoming Loneliness

New research finds the brains of lonely people respond more negatively to social stimuli<p>I was feeling lonely one recent weekend. I craved company, but friends and family all seemed to be on vacation or busy. So I arranged to chat with a friend who lives in another city, signed up for a group kayak …

Loneliness

The Mason Jar, Reborn

How a container once integral to farming culture came to be the hipster vessel of choice: an Object Lesson<p>In the mid-1970s, my parents fled the New Jersey suburbs to build a house in rural New Hampshire, where my mother tended a large vegetable and herb garden. The growing season in New Hampshire …

New Hampshire

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The Next Steps in the Battle Over Religious-Freedom Laws

Same-sex marriage supporters press their advantage, as the fate of statutes in Indiana and Arkansas remains uncertain.<p>Sometimes social change seems like the advance of a glacier: a few inches a year, with no real visible effect. And sometimes the ice breaks up overnight.<p>Yesterday, Indiana Governor …

LGBTQI

Meet Laurel Kaye, the 21-Year-Old Finalist for the One-Way Mission to Mars

Talk about having guts.<p>Once upon a time, women weren't allowed to even think of becoming an astronaut, but now one New York-area woman could be headed to <i>live</i> on Mars.<p>Laurel Kaye, 21, took countless childhood trips to the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, hoping one day …

10 Best Spring Hikes in the U.S.

With the arrival of spring, the ground is thawing, flowers are blossoming, and nature is jumping back to life. Take advantage of the natural beauty by heading into the wilderness for a trek on one of the country's 10 best spring hiking trails. With routes that weave through multiple waterfalls, …

Hiking

How to Get the Most Out of Having a Mentor

Three Dog Night got something right when they sang, “One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.” And as entrepreneurs we pretty much feel …

16 songs we're loving this spring

It’s been a long, long winter. But spring is finally in the air—and so are fresh new tracks.<p><b>Kendrick Lamar — “These Walls”</b><p>Music’s current MVP mixes …