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Smelling Farts Could Work Wonders For Your Health, Says Science

It turns out you were doing your friend a favor when you cupped your hand to your butt, farted, then swiped it into their face. Same with all those times you crop dusted (the act of farting and walking at the same time thus spreading the scent over an expansive area) an unsuspecting crowd at the …

The single best joke told by every president, from Obama to Washington

Presidential humor is only a half-step from dad humor, which in the world of comedy is considered light treason. But we’ve tried to find at least one zinger from every U.S. president, to mark President Obama’s final set of stand-up comedy at his eighth White House Correspondents’ Association dinner …

The White House

This Is How Much Netflix We're All Watching Every Day

Just how much time are we, as a species, spending binge-watching television shows and bad ‘90s movies on Netflix? The streaming service has finally …

New Hampshire lawmakers spar over public breastfeeding

<b>(CNN) —</b> A New Hampshire state House debate about public breastfeeding is getting ugly, following a legislative proposal that would make it a misdemeanor to expose nipples while in public.<p>State Rep. Amanda Bouldin, a Democrat, isn't happy about the idea and expressed her opposition on Facebook. …

U.S. firefighter gets world's most extensive face transplant

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off during a home fire rescue received the world's most extensive face transplant, New York University Langone Medical Center said on Monday.<p>After a 26-hour surgery performed at the New York hospital in August, …

Six People Found Murdered at Texas Campsite, in Pond

An East Texas man has been charged with murder in connection with six bodies found at a campsite and in a pond, officials said Monday.<p>William Hudson, 33, was charged with one count of murder after sheriff’s deputies were dispatched Sunday morning after a report of a shooting approximately 100 miles …

This is the most popular TV show among Fortune's 40 Under 40

Television is experiencing an explosion of creativity not seen since the Cambrian era.<p>Viewers enjoy top-notch production, original scriptwriting, …

TV presenter caught in 'catfight' with estate agent's wife at exclusive Sandbanks yacht club

Celia Sawyer, the presenter of property TV shows, was reportedly in a fight with another woman at a yacht club in Poole, Dorset<p>It is known as a millionaires’ playground on the sea, a small patch of the south coast where property is among the most expensive in Britain.<p>But the tranquil atmosphere of …

Bush campaign reserves $7.8 million for airing TV ads in key states

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has reserved $7.8 million in air time in January and February for TV ads in the key states of New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina, the Bush campaign said on Monday.<p>Former Florida Governor and U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush …

Government

Fiorina Endorses Torture, Warrantless Wiretap Programs

Waterboarding, she said, "was used when there was no other way to get information that was necessary."<p>WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina may not be a career politician, but a new interview sheds light on some of her firsthand experience in …

Carly Fiorina

Vladimir Putin Wants To Fight All 'Terror' In Syria -- Except His Brutal Friend Bashar Assad

A United Nations speech delivered with love from one tyrant to another.<p>UNITED NATIONS -- The international community must stand behind Syria's government to undermine the Islamic State group, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin said Monday in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly …

Middle East

DONALD TRUMP: 'Putin is a nicer person than I am'

"Putin is a nicer person than I am," he said while taking questions at a press conference during which he unveiled his new tax plan.<p>Trump made this claim after Business Insider asked him about some of his tweets the day before.<p>The Republican presidential front-runner shared some of his supporters' …

Donald Trump

Here's What Ben Carson Has To Say About Kanye West 2020

Is Yeezy campaign season approaching?<p>GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson told ABC News Sunday that he would certainly be willing to give hip-hop star Kanye West a chance as president of the United States.<p>The entertainer announced his intentions to run for president in 2020 at the MTV Video Music …

Ben Carson

Here's Donald Trump's full tax plan

The proposal keeps with many of the ideas that Trump has cited vaguely on the campaign trail over the past several months — including eliminating the estate tax, closing some tax loopholes, and attempting to simplify the tax code.<p>Despite some of Trump's more populist rhetoric about raising taxes on …

Income Tax

Help Us Demystify the Election Process

This week, we launched a video series tied to <i>The Atlantic</i>’s election coverage, affectionately known as 2016 Distilled.<p>I’m pretty excited about the possibilities here: Our goal for the video series is to boil down some unnecessarily wonky aspects of the U.S. election process—because, frankly, it’s …

Graham to RNC: Stop trying to shrink the 2016 field

The South Carolina senator sent a blunt message to Chairman Reince Priebus.<p>Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign sent a blunt message to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Monday: Stop trying to shrink the GOP primary.<p>The move that comes amid mounting speculation that the …

Biden eligible for Democratic primary debate: if he decides to run

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden would be invited to participate in the first Democratic presidential primary debate if he announces his intent to run for the office, according to guidelines released on Monday by CNN, which is hosting the event.<p>Vice President Joe Biden speaks at …

Democratic Primaries

Mars Has Flowing Water, New Evidence Indicates

It's salty and seasonal, but kind of promising in the search for alien life<p>Dark, narrow streaks stretch their fingers down Mars' slopes every warm season. Those dark veins disappear when the weather cools down. For a long time, scientists have thought these streaks come from a salty brine that's …

We Finally Know Why Rosetta's Comet Is Duck-Shaped

Two heads are better than one<p>Sometimes, when two space rocks really like each other … they fuse together to form one weird, duck-shaped comet.<p>Last year, the Rosetta team got quite a surprise when they found out that the spacecraft’s target, Comet 67P/Churyomov-Gerasimenko, was shaped like a duck. …

Space

The 17 Indie Films You Must See This September: ’99 Homes,’ ‘Goodnight Mommy’ and More

The 17 Indie Films You Must See This September: '99 Homes,' 'Goodnight Mommy' and More<p>“Before We Go” (September 4)<p>(Film Page)<br>Director: Chris …

Ryan Reynolds

Andrew Garfield 'Would Love' If Donald Trump Saw His New Film, '99 Homes'

Not that he would agree.<p>Andrew Garfield would like Donald Trump to see his upcoming film based on the American foreclosure crisis, "99 Homes."<p>In an interview with Ricky Camilleri on "What to Watch," Garfield discussed the way Trump, known for his dealings in expensive real estate, is disconnected …

Donald Trump