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1 Really Good Reason Why Female Millennials Are So Ready to Quit Their Jobs

Think you've got millennials figured out? Think again.<p>Oh millennials. The generation everyone loves to hate. We're lazy. We're entitled. We use the word "like" too much.<p>But at 75.4 million strong, we're now the largest generation, according to Pew Research Center. That's more than Baby Boomers. We, …

Here's the Full Text of Jon Stewart's Epic Final Rant

Everyone’s favorite fake (a debatable adjective in many instances) newsman, Jon Stewart, bid a tearful adieu to the TV show he helmed for 16 years on …

Meet Kava Tea, a Prescription-Free Alternative to Xanax

For centuries, Pacific Islanders have been drinking kava, a physioactive "tea" of sorts made from the root of a plant in the pepper family. A variety of kava species grow across the islands, some more potent than others. But their basic effect, when ground and mixed with water, is the same: to …

FDA: Kind bars aren’t actually “healthy”

<b>(littleny/Shutterstock)</b><p>The agency sent the snack bar company a warning label asking it to remove misleading claims from its labels<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 14, 2015 5:18pm (UTC)<p>Kind bars, the popular on-the-go snacks, sure do look healthy. They contain nuts and fruit (and sometimes chocolate), they're a …

Nutrition

Atheists don’t get terrorism: Why Sam Harris fails to understand the “Islamic threat”

<b>Sam Harris (Simon & Schuster/Ray Garcia)</b><p>Blaming acts of violence on the Muslim faith ignores the oppressive military factors that motivate jihadists<p>CJ Werleman<p>September 17, 2014 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet. It has been corrected since it first published.<p>Christopher …

19 Famous Thomas Jefferson 'Quotes' That He Actually Never Said At All

While we're on the subject of writings that are frequently decontextualized in order to suit partisan opportunistic gains, many of the "quotes" frequently attributed to Thomas Jefferson — a guy who had a hand in the Constitution — are total nonsense.<p>Luckily, the good people at Monticello have pored …

Thomas Jefferson

Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

PHOENIX (AP) — Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and …

Watch this “dreamer” confront far-right congressman Steve King

<b>Rep. Steve King speaks with activists Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas (Screen shot, YouTube)</b><p>The Iowa congressman argued with a young immigration reform activist — and it got heated<p>Elias Isquith<p>August 5, 2014 1:58pm (UTC)<p>A new video showing two activist "dreamers" confronting Iowa congressman Steve …

Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

<i>Updated at 4:40 p.m. ET.</i><p>Kentucky has approved $18 million in new tax breaks for a controversial Christian theme park that is to feature a 510-foot-long replica of Noah's Ark.<p>Maryanne Zeleznik of member station WVXU in Cincinnati reports that the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Board voted …

Wooden Ship Unearthed at World Trade Center Site From Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia

The wood came from the same area as timber used to build Independence Hall.<p><b>From the ruins of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 sprouts an amazing link to Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia. And the key to this discovery lies with tree rings.</b><p>In 2010, excavators in New York's Lower …

Scientists baffled by appearance of giant crater in Siberia

Mysterious hole discovered in remote tundra in Siberia leaves Russian scientists looking for answers<p>It is a barren landscape so remote that even the locals call it "the end of the world." Now the bleak tundra of Russia's remote Yamal peninsula has been scarred by a vast crater that has left …

The Virginia Man Who Crowned Himself King In Africa Is Much More Serious Than You Think

Heaton took the land to make good on his promise to make his daughter a princess.<p>Now, as the media descends on Heaton, his ambitions have moved quickly beyond giving his daughter royalty status. He says he plans on turning his land into a living, working kingdom called North Sudan.<p>"My family and I …

Red Sea

Why Did Black Voters Flee The Republican Party In The 1960s?

If you'd walked into a gathering of older black folks 100 years ago, you'd have found that most of them would have been Republican.<p>Wait... what?<p>Yep. Republican. Party of Lincoln. Party of the Emancipation. Party that pushed not only black votes but black politicians during that post-bellum period …

Phil Donahue’s vindication: Media icon unloads on Fox, Cheney and what happened at MSNBC

<b>Phil Donahue (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)</b><p>Legendary TV host was fired for opposing Iraq war. Here’s how he feels seeing the return of those who got it wrong<p>Elias Isquith<p>July 10, 2014 9:30pm (UTC)<p>As has been well-documented, and will hopefully long be taught in journalism schools nationwide, the run-up …

Cruz wants investigation of Cochran-McDaniel runoff results

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> - Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is calling for an investigation into the bitter and divisive Mississippi Republican Senate primary contest.<p>"What happened in Mississippi was appalling," the freshman Republican senator from Texas – a rock star among tea party activists and other grassroots …

Blood test breakthrough in search for Alzheimer's cure

A blood test to detect which people with failing memories will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease has been developed by British scientists, who hope it may prove a breakthrough in the hunt for a cure.<p>After a decade's work, an international collaboration led by scientists from King's College …

Boehner's lawsuit short on details, supporters

Man up. Afraid. Feckless.<p>Those are terms used to describe House Speaker John Boehner and his plan to sue President Barack Obama. And those are just from from critics on the right.<p>Since Boehner announced his intention nearly two weeks ago, reaction has been mixed -- at best.<p>Republican anger over the …

Opinion: Court helps companies, not humans - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Elizabeth B. Wydra is chief counsel for the Constitutional Accountability Center, a public-interest law firm, think tank and action center. She regularly participates in Supreme Court litigation. Follow her on Twitter @ElizabethWydra. The opinions expressed in this commentary are</i> …

Hobby Lobby does invest in birth control

Hobby Lobby is a craft store chain that says it operates "in a manner consistent with Biblical principles." Those values extend throughout its business, except when it comes to the company's retirement plan.<p>The company refuses to cover contraception methods for its employees that it views as …

Bill O’Reilly celebrates himself for getting Hobby Lobby “right” while lying through his teeth about Hobby Lobby

<b>Bill O'Reilly (Fox News)</b><p>Megyn Kelly joins in the fun<p>Katie McDonough<p>July 1, 2014 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly are feeling pretty good about the Hobby Lobby decision, and they're feeling pretty good about themselves. On Monday night, the pair got together on "The O'Reilly Factor" to pat …

BREAKING: Supreme Court rules that Hobby Lobby can deny contraception coverage

<b>(trekandshoot via Shutterstock)</b><p>The 5-4 decision allows corporations to ignore Obamacare’s contraception mandate on religious grounds<p>Mark Sherman<p>June 30, 2014 2:30pm (UTC)<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health …

Nevada university students call on Clinton to return speaking fee

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – When it rains, it pours for Hillary Clinton.<p>Students at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas are asking the former secretary of state to return the speaking fee she is set to collect when she appears at a university fundraiser in October.<p>The calls, which are gleefully being pushed …

GOP Candidate Charges Opponent Is Dead, Represented By A Body Double

WASHINGTON -- Political opponents accuse each other of lying all the time, but one Oklahoma congressional candidate took his accusation to a new level this week when he claimed his opponent was actually dead and being represented by a body double.<p>KFOR in Oklahoma reports that Timothy Ray Murray …

Obama Dismisses Boehner Lawsuit As Nothing More Than A 'Stunt'

President Barack Obama on Friday said he wasn't going to apologize for his use of executive power, dismissing a planned lawsuit by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as nothing more than a campaign ploy.<p>"The suit is a stunt,” Obama said in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America."<p>In a memo …

House Republicans to Sue Obama

The House of Representatives will sue President Barack Obama for not “faithfully executing” the law, Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday, though he …

District of Columbia approves 'yoga tax' as part of budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The District of Columbia Council on Tuesday approved a “yoga tax” on gymnasiums and yoga classes that has angered fitness buffs in the U.S. capital.<p>The Democratic-controlled council voted 12-1 to give final approval to a $10.6 billion budget for 2015 that included a sales tax …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

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White House task force charged with saving bees from mysterious decline

Barack Obama is taking steps save honey bees from a mysterious die-off, ordering new research into the pesticides linked to the pollinators' collapse.<p>The presidential memorandum released by the White House on Friday charges a new task force with producing a strategy within 180 days to stop the …