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Republicans Projected to Pick up Seventy Seats in Prison

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a development that could dramatically change the composition of the federal penitentiary system, Republicans are projected to pick up as many as seventy seats in prison, a leading incarceration expert said on Thursday.<p>“Prognostication is an inexact science,” …

Donald Trump

Philadelphia Eagles Accept Mueller’s Offer to Celebrate With Him

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The Philadelphia Eagles have accepted Robert Mueller’s invitation to come to his office and celebrate their Super Bowl victory with him, Mueller has confirmed.<p>The special counsel said that he was “absolutely tickled” that the Eagles had accepted his invitation. “I’m …

Have You Ever Tried to Decline an Airplane Napkin?

It’s difficult.<p>In the interest of cutting costs, airlines have taken away everything that used to be free—so the refrain goes. Gone are the meals that used to be included in the ticket price for flights that verged on mealtime hours. First checked bags started carrying an additional charge, and now …

Cost-benefit Analysis

4 tactics Senate Republicans used to shield Trump at the Comey hearing

Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee had some questions for former FBI Director James Comey that at times appeared to emerge from different versions of events entirely.<p>Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked about the Democratic governor of Virginia. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) returned to the FBI’s …

After Seeing These +15 Maps You’ll Never Look At The World The Same

The reason why certain countries looks bigger or smaller than others is because of something called the Mercator Projection. Putting a 3D planet on a …

Geography

From London to the south of France: when trains are cheaper than a flight

Leave London in the morning, arrive in Avignon or Marseille in the evening and save on the cost of a flight? It’s (just) possible<p>This week’s dramatic events on board United Airlines flight 3411 haven’t been a great advert for flying, but if you are travelling to somewhere like the south of France …

9 questions with Henry Rollins

The musician-writer on patriotism, curiosity, and reading Ann Coulter books.<p>This week, Henry Rollins — musician, writer, actor, radio and television host, and generally fascinating human — answers our questions.<p><b>What’s the first piece of media you consume every day?</b><p>I read articles online. Huffington …

Dear Americans, I'm fed up with your stupid cup measurements

Dear United States of America. Could you please buy some ruddy kitchen scales? Here in the UK, we love your food, we really do.<p>We guzzle your dirty burgers, crave your Cronuts and scoff your hot dogs like there’s no tomorrow. But your recipes are giving us heartburn. Why on earth do your cookbooks …

52 Week Photography Challenge by Dogwood Photography

Week 1<p>Story: Rule of Thirds<p>The rule of thirds is the first compositional rule most photographers learn; but most don't know why they learn it. The …

What it will take to make Silicon Valley affordable again

Silicon Valley has a major housing crisis. The median price of a home in Palo Alto, home to Stanford University, has reached $2.5 million — twice as much as five years ago. Housing in the region has grown so expensive that it’s hard for young families to get their start there.<p>Adrian Fine chairs the …

The Lost Girls of Panama: The Full Story

The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked …

The 26 Most Breathtakingly Beautiful Blue Doors From Around the World

From knob to knocker, frame to hinge, the details of a home's front door reveal much about the building it stewards and the people inside. And beyond architectural significance, front doors are wonderful eye candy. We were inspired by that classic cool hue: blue. For fun, creative, welcoming …

Silicon Valley Decides To Bomb Its Own Housing Market With Rent Control

Or at least a number of activist groups are trying to carry out a bombing campaign on the housing market in Silicon Valley by bringing in a system of rent control. For it is a standard jest among economists that rent control is the worst thing you can do to an urban housing market short of aerial …

California doesn't have enough housing, and lawmakers aren't doing much about it

The reason why California faces a housing affordability crisis is simple, many experts say: Lots of people want to live in the state and there aren't enough houses for them.<p>"You don't need a PhD in economics to understand this," said Christopher Thornberg, an economist who recently published a …

What the Public Knows — In Pictures, Words, Maps and Graphs

Survey Report Before you read the report, test your own News IQ by taking the interactive knowledge quiz. The short quiz tests your knowledge of …

Pew Research Center

Our Guide to Driving Across America in a Camper Van

<b>Good ole America.</b> Before embarking on our cross-country road trip, I really hadn’t seen much of my homeland. Drew, on the other hand, had traveled …

Postscript: David Bowie, 1947-2016

This was not supposed to happen. Ever. Because he had been so many people over the course of his grand and immense career, it was inconceivable that he wouldn’t continue to be many people—a myriad of folks in a beautiful body who would reflect times to come, times none of us could imagine but that …

Queen personally thanks man who sent her Christmas cards for more than 50 years

Sometimes even the smallest acts of kindness can certainly make an impression on others — even if they happen to be royalty.<p>According to Andrew …

The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.<p>There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's way. It's science.<p>We've taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a …

21 Amazing Holiday Books You Need To Read ASAP

What better way to celebrate the holidays than reading a book by a warm fire?

Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

Doing so achieves numerous aims for the group, not least of which could be winning it clout to attract even more recruits. Others may include sharpening divisions between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe — and forcing the West into a difficult choice of either backing off or being drawn into what …

Middle East

DIY Faux Cotton Stem Wreath

Let's talk about cotton. I love it. I wear it. But I hate seeing it piling up in my yard during the spring. Like seriously, it gets about 2 inches …

Decorations

How to Make a Desk You Can Bring Anywhere

We hate to break it to you, but summer is over and it’s time to head back to school and work. We know it’s hard to say goodbye to days of lounging by the pool and working on your tan, but fall has its perks too. In between apple picking, eating and sipping PSLs we’re betting you’ll also be hitting …

This 2012 comic predicted Apple would ‘invent’ the Surface Pro in 2015

If the iPad Pro portion of today’s keynote felt a little bit familiar to you, it might have been because Apple’s new gigantic tablet is in many way a direct<p>copyinganswer to the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet that was introduced three years ago.<p>iPad Pro comes with many of the same bells and whistles …

Apple

China market chaos blamed on exodus of regulatory 'turtles'

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, as Wall Street slashed jobs, Beijing took advantage of the disarray to poach top Chinese financial talent from overseas to help reform its stock markets.<p>An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai …

Is This Man Responsible For China's Stock Market Crash?

<b>If Chinese authorities are to be believed, we finally know the cause of the country’s stock market woes: a single reporter.</b> In a video segment aired …

Stock Markets

Twitter / Account Suspended

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.

Morocco