Chris Kuhns

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11 Writers Who Really Loved Cats

In 1900, eleven years after Michelin was founded, the tire company released its first city guide as a way to promote travel to its customers. In the …

Literature

Donald Trump Says Philadelphia's Murder Rate Has Increased. He's Lying.

But you know what did surge after Trump's election? Hate crimes.<p>President Donald Trump claims murder in Philadelphia has been “terribly increasing.”<p>He is terribly wrong.<p>“Here in Philadelphia, the murder rate has been steady ― I mean ― just terribly increasing,” Trump said in a rambling speech at …

This is the West Coast — moments from a solo 12-day train journey

<i>All photos by the author</i><p>My first morning in LA, I went to a restaurant and said — ‘Table for one, please’ with an excitement in my smile. They kindly …

How a rhetoric professor assesses President Trump's inaugural address

When Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, some outlets and commentators were quick to comment that his speech felt a little … different.<p>The swift reaction online — and especially the dark tone that so many were saying Trump’s speech took — left us at USA TODAY …

Congress' First Move Under Donald Trump Is To Make Abortion More Expensive

“Women across the country are terrified," one Democratic lawmaker said.<p>WASHINGTON― The first bill the House of Representatives passed under President Donald Trump is a sweeping anti-abortion bill that would make the procedure more expensive for women.<p>The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and …

Donald Trump

Huckabee pushes back on Trump's debunked voter fraud claim

Mike Huckabee, the Republican former Arkansas governor, joined others on Tuesday in pushing back on President Donald Trump’s repeatedly debunked claim that millions of undocumented immigrants voted illegally in the November election and cost him the popular vote.<p>“I have no evidence whatsoever, and …

New study: Trump to inherits $559B deficit, stable economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy but a government that faces a worsening debt and deficit picture, congressional analysts said Tuesday.<p>The estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office say the economy will hold relatively steady, with economic …

President Trump Has Already Violated The Constitution, Lawsuit Claims

A government watchdog alleges that Trump's continuing acceptance of foreign money is an "emolument" — and thus illegal.<p>NEW YORK ― A <b></b>government ethics watchdog filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against President Donald Trump, claiming that he is violating the Constitution by enriching himself off of …

Former CIA Director John Brennan Says 'Trump Should Be Ashamed Of Himself'

The president spoke to CIA agents in unprepared remarks that included a suggestion to violate international law.<p>Former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said Saturday that he is “deeply saddened and angered” by President Donald Trump’s “despicable display of self-aggrandizement” …

Donald Trump

Full text of President Donald Trump's inauguration speech

Below is the full text of President Trump's inaugural speech:<p><i>Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.</i><p><i>We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our</i> …

18 Comics You Need To See If You're Dealing With Anxiety

Now this is self care.<p>Anxiety often clouds the brain with false stories such as, “you’re not good enough,” “that mistake will haunt you forever” and “your worst fear is coming true.”<p>The mental health condition, which affects an estimated 40 million American adults, is notorious for creating …

Mental Health

Trump Fires Back After Polls Show His Favorability Ratings In The Basement

Donald Trump loves superlatives: words like "biggest," "best" and "greatest" pepper many of his statements, whether at a microphone or on Twitter. But a recent poll lends him another, less attractive superlative: the lowest favorability rating of any incoming president in at least 40 years.<p>That's …

Donald Trump

People Across The U.S. Are Raising Money For Girls To See 'Hidden Figures'

Here's how you can help.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Jan. 18 ― As of Wednesday afternoon, Richardson had raised more than $13,000 of her original $2,600 goal to send girls to see “Hidden Figures.” She plans on working with more nonprofit organizations to help kids see the movie. Marshall, who already took a group of …

Women of Color

This Tiny Farmhouse on Wheels Makes 250 Square Feet Look Lavish

If the tiny home movement and <b>Fixer Upper</b> fandom had a lovechild, it would be this 250-square-foot mobile farmhouse, built by Handcrafted Movement founder Matt Impola. With more than a decade of construction experience, Matt's new venture focuses on creating one-of-a-kind pieces that celebrate …

25 Travel Adventures That'll Give You Serious Wanderlust

<i>Also posted on</i> BecomingBrilliance.com<p>Once you’ve been bit by the travel bug, there’s no turning back. Traveling shapes and enriches you, allowing you to learn about yourself and the world around you. And while an international excursion is an experience of a lifetime, there's beauty within …

Travel

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for two days and a man stopped on the side of the road and began …

7 Psychiatrist-Backed Tips To Help You Manage Anxiety

Because this disorder can be a real pain.<p>People with anxiety disorders often face a sense of worry or dread and spend hours ruminating over worst case scenarios, which can get in the way of professional goals, personal relationships and a good quality of life. But there are ways to cope.<p>Here, …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

What I learned walking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago

<i>The Camino de Santiago (St. James’s Way) is a pilgrimage ending in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. While there are numerous routes starting at various</i> …

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake.<p>A new report out this month pulls together some stark numbers on this:<p>Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. That's on par with nurses …

Mindfulness

9 fabulous tiny homes, all built for under $20K

During the last few years, tiny houses have been catching on in a big way: there are now television shows devoted to them, scads of blogs about them, …

25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help …

Happiness

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

8 Unrealistic Expectations That Do You Harm

Research shows that your expectations determine your reality. Don't let these unrealistic expectations hold you back.<p>Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don't believe you'll succeed, you won't.<p>Research from LSU …

Study Shows Taking Mental Health Medication Is Incredibly Common

Can we stop stigmatizing mental illness now?<p>If you take medication for a mental health issue, you’re in good company.<p>Approximately one in six Americans has taken a prescribed psychiatric drug such as antidepressants at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal …

Mental Health

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Gregory Bald is in the border country of the Great Smoky Mountains.<p>(Photo: Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images )<p>Gregory Bald is a peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, on the border between Blount County, Tennessee and Swain County, North Carolina. The mountain gets its name from being a …

Hiking

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates<p>Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of …

Mental Health

Hey, White Working Class, Donald Trump Is Already Screwing You Over

The Carrier deal was a sham. Ivanka’s moving her shoe production out of China—and into Ethiopia. Wake up, people. You’ve been played.<p>Dear …

Here are all the dates you can get into US National Parks for free in 2017

As you plan your 2017 travels, know that the U.S. National Park Service will be offering a number of days during which they will waive entrance fees …

The 100 best restaurants in America, according to OpenTable

To compile the ranking, OpenTable combed through 10 million reviews for restaurants that are available for booking on its site, which included more than 24,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, DC. Only restaurants with a minimum qualifying number of reviews from the last year were …