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5 Mistakes Parents Make When Giving Kids Directions

Whether your child responds to your directions by saying, “In a minute!” or he ignores your commands completely, dealing with a child who doesn’t …

Time I

White homeowner who complained of ‘hoodlums’ found guilty of murdering unarmed black man

In a case that drew comparisons to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, a white North Carolina man was found guilty of murder Thursday for gunning down an unarmed 20-year-old black man after complaining about “hoodlums” outside his house.<p>A jury in Wake County, …

Crime

The Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery

The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th …

'I've never been so unimpressed by a person in my life': Parkland shooting survivor delivers a biting critique of her phone call with Trump

A student who survived the mass shooting last week at a high school in Parkland, Florida, had some terse words for President Donald Trump, who she said called her on the phone while she was recovering in the hospital.<p>Samantha Fuentes told The New York Times she did not feel comforted by Trump, who …

Donald Trump

How much money you have to earn to be considered rich in 42 major US cities

Everything in life is relative.<p>That phrase is especially true when looking at how much money it takes to be considered "rich" in different US cities.<p>While terms like "middle class" and "rich" are used broadly — and often incorrectly — they can be quantified using federal data.<p>About 20% of Americans …

Demographics

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

Anthropology

‘Black Panther’ Cheat Sheet: 11 things you should know before Friday’s premiere

Marvel’s latest film, <i>Black Panther</i> (dir: Ryan Coogler)<i>,</i> hits theaters this weekend and is on track to be the most talked about film of the season. …

Comics

Pope Francis offers a “worksheet” for Lent: Check it out!

Using the key words "pause, see, and return," pontiff recommends some concrete resolutions<p>Need some direction for your Lenten resolutions? Pope …

Who is New York subway bomber suspect Akayed Ullah?

A bomb has exploded on a Manhattan subway underpass leaving four people injured in a suspected-Isil-inspired attack.<p>The suspected bomber is Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national who first moved to the US in 2011.<p>He was pictured moments after the apparent attempted suicide attack crumpled …

Irish DNA map reveals history's imprint

<b>Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events.</b><p>In their sample of the Irish population, the researchers identified 10 genetic groupings - clusters - that roughly mirror ancient boundaries.<p>The results also suggest the …

Ireland

Turned in by mom, teen says he's molested 50 kids, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was 3 in the morning, and a California woman was attempting to flag down a police officer; she wanted to report that her son just told her he had molested two boys.<p>The confession would go much deeper once Riverside police detained 18-year-old Joseph Boston on Saturday, authorities …

Crime

Conservative Megadonor Robert Mercer Funded Project Veritas

The connection between the Mercer family and the controversial activist group recently busted for an undercover sting has not previously been documented.<p>The Mercers, secretive billionaires who are among President Trump's most powerful donors, also helped to fund Project Veritas, the controversial …

What the Layoffs Look Like at the Carrier Plant Trump Said He’d Save

On February 10, 2016, the Carrier Corporation, an H.V.A.C. company founded in 1915, announced that it would be closing plants in Indianapolis and Huntington, Indiana, and moving to Monterrey, Mexico. Months later, at the first Presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump brought up the …

Donald Trump

A bold new legal defense for Trump: Presidents cannot obstruct justice

The brazen assertion Monday by one of President Trump’s lawyers that a president cannot be found guilty of obstruction of justice signaled a controversial defense strategy in the wide-ranging Russia probe, as Trump’s political advisers are increasingly concerned about the legal advice he is …

Donald Trump

A speech by Ghana’s president calling for Africa to end its dependency on the West is a viral hit

The idea that African countries have long been independent and free to pursue their own destinies seems obvious to young Africans across the continent. Yet, the everyday reality often feels far from that. Some 50 to 60 years after independence for many countries, Africa’s fortunes seem to still …

Africa

A Bizarre Night in the Roy Moore Scandal

Facing even more allegations of sexual abuse and harassment, the Alabama Republican Senate candidate’s campaign has decided to go on the offensive.<p>Even as Roy Moore’s campaign publicly denounced the claim of one accuser, two more women came forward.<p>The latest turn in the Alabama Senate special …

Roy Moore

Trump praises health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump lavished praise on the health care system of Nambia during a speech at the United Nations. But there's one little problem -- there's no such country.<p>"In Guinea and Nigeria, you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak," Trump told African leaders gathered Wednesday. …

Donald Trump

Akkadian Empire: The World's First Empire

Mesopotamia was the location for an empire founded by Sargon the Great<p>As far as we know, the world's first empire was formed in 2350 B.C.E. by Sargon …

Ancient History

With a Simple DNA Test, Family Histories Are Rewritten

Bob Hutchinson’s mother told him and his siblings almost nothing about her family, no matter how often they asked. “She was good at brushing people off,” said Mr. Hutchinson, 60.<p>Growing up, there were no photos of his mother as a child in the home, or of her own parents. She said that she was an …

Genealogy

Amazon just made shopping at Whole Foods cheaper — here's exactly how much you'll save on each item

Whole Foods just got less expensive.<p>On Monday, the day that Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of the grocer went through, prices on certain Whole Foods items immediately dropped.<p>"Starting Monday, Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices on a selection of best-selling staples across its stores, …

Whole Foods

The Truth About the Sugar in Fruit

Chemically, the sugars in fruit and the sugars in a candy bar are the same, but the effects on your health couldn’t be more different. In fact, “most …

12 60-second weight-loss tips

<b>1. Ditch high fructose corn syrup</b> <i><br>Once you eliminate this natural sweetener from your diet, expect to see rapid weight loss.</i><p>Corn syrup is the sugar extracted from corn. It is not and never has been healthy, but as corn is now almost entirely genetically modified, it is even worse for us. The …

Nutrition

Your easy 8-step guide to becoming an online influencer

When using this strategy, watch your analytics carefully to see which sites are most effective in terms of targeted traffic. It may be tempting to post to big-name sites, but if you’re not getting results, you’re wasting your time.<p>And don’t discount smaller, niche sites just because of their size! …

Marketing

10 Ways To Stay Productive (and Avoid Your Afternoon Slump) | Inc.com

By the time 3:00 p.m. hits, my body starts telling me that it's time to check out. Despite my high motivation and earnest desire to achieve my goals, simple biology causes my energy levels to plummet, negatively impacting my concentration and ability to stay productive. My experience is not …

Time Management

What to Know About Rhabdomyolysis, the Potentially Fatal Condition Caused by Extreme Exercise

Rhabdomyolysis is a rare but real risk of high-intensity workouts. Here’s how to spot the symptoms, and prevent it from happening to you.<p>Last week, …

Medicine

Can you "hear" flashes of light? Do you have synesthesia? Take a test.

Can you "hear" motion or light flashes? If so, according to new research from City University London, you may be experiencing a not-so-rare form of …

The Brain

Scientists Say There's No Such Thing as 'Middle Child Syndrome'

But being the middle child has some surprising benefits.<p>You’ve probably heard the term ‘middle child syndrome’ before. In fact, you may even have …

Psychology

The 6 Very Best Things About Having a Husband or Wife

Aside from being able to love them for the rest of your life (which is obviously the best) there are also so many other great things that come along with having a husband or wife. While there may be too many to count, here are our six favorites.<p><b>Snuggle Buddy for Life</b><br>Let's face it — having someone …

10 Ways to Grind-It-Out When Uncertainty Puts You Under the Pressure

To get through the day we assume we know what will happen next. To get through life, we must learn to deal with the fact that we don't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life and success are inconsistent. Things you have worked hard for can change on a dime without your …

Motivation

The Canadian dollar and the Mexican peso are plunging

The peso is down 1.7%, at 21.8632 per dollar, while the loonie is down 1.4%, at 1.3218 per dollar, as of 1:14 p.m. ET.<p>Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary nominee, said at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday that the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico would be an early …

Business (Canada)