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15 Things You Should Know About Trump's Tax Plan

<i>By Chuck Epstein, Contributor</i><p>Republican presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump has shown he is politically controversial. His proposed tax plan -- which would affect almost every American taxpayer -- also is contentious.<p>As outlined in his book, "Time to Get Tough: Make America Great …

Rand Paul unleashes on presidential rivals in amazing Festivus 'airing of grievances'

In what's become an annual tradition for Paul on the holiday popularized by "Seinfeld," Paul unloaded on his presidential rivals — both on the Democratic and Republican sides.<p>His first round early Wednesday morning, Paul took digs at real-estate mogul Donald Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, …

Government

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

18 foreign curse words that English speakers should adopt

AMERICANS HAVE SOME PRETTY DECENT swear words. The f-bomb in particular is incredibly dynamic and can be used in about a billion contexts. But other …

Stoned Dude Calls Cops on Himself, Is Found Surrounded With Doritos

Getting stoned and gorging on junk food is practically a national pastime for many of America's youth. The time-honored tradition went terribly wrong for a dude in Ohio, however: According to Cleveland's WJW, a 22-year-old called 911 last Friday and told the operator he was "too high" on …

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

Health Care

Why You Should Do Easier Exercises

Find out the reason this is true even if you’re in great shape<p>As a full-time fitness writer and gym buff, a dream of mine recently came true: I was cast as one of the three background models in the latest <i>Men’s Health</i> workout DVD. (That’s me in the blue top in the photo above.)<p>Except the role came …

The Best Way to Do a Pushup | Men's Health

Performing 50 pushups in a minute is a classic fitness benchmark. “But you rarely see guys do even 1 rep with perfect form,” says Rob Shaul, C.S.C.S., founder of the training facility Strong Swift Durable.<p>“So whenever a guy tells me he can do 50 in a minute, I tell him to do it with the dead-stop …

Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, says Stephen Hawking

“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up, there’s a way out,” Stephen Hawking told the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm<p>Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, professor Stephen Hawking has claimed.<p>Although physicists had assumed that all matter must be …

Stephen Hawking

'The Real History of Drugs' Educates Millions

The United States' longest, unwinnable war is the "war on drugs." Despite decades of arrests and locking up millions of Americans, politicians and PSA's urging us to "Just Say No," illegal drugs are still as available as ever.<p>But why are some drugs legal and some prohibited? Why do we arrest …

27 movies you have to see this fall

From book adaptations and Matt Damon being left on Mars, to two movies about Steve Jobs, here are 27 titles you shouldn't miss this fall.

Mount Everest

More Ab Exercises Do Not Mean Better Ab Definition!

I repeat, more ab exercises do not mean better ab definition.<p>I would estimate that at least 90 percent of the most frequent gym-goers desire to have a flat stomach with some type of visible abdominal definition. And those who do not frequent the gym as often probably have an even greater desire for …

MARK CUBAN: I want to be a Republican, but the party has one big problem

In a post on his Cyber Dust social-media app, the outspoken billionaire investor wrote that he would prefer to join the GOP but had an issue with the party's push for conformity.<p>"I would prefer to be a Republican," Cuban wrote in the post, which was flagged by The Dallas Morning News. "I want …

Republican Party

And the Oscar may go to: 30 movies we've already seen which could win big

Contrary to popular belief, Oscar contenders don’t only premiere in the autumn. Keep these films on your radar as the red carpets are rolled out<p>Autumn is when studios typically unspool their serious-minded awards contenders. But with major film festivals like Sundance, Berlinale and SXSW all …

Hemingway's 10 Best Quotes

In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.<p>In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.

Design

Media still don't get Trump, freak out over attack on McCain

I’ve been saying from the beginning that the never-in-doubt pundits were completely underestimating Donald Trump and his ability to blow up the presidential race.<p>Even as he climbed to the top of the Republican polls, even as organized journalism struggled for a way to explain his appeal, I’ve …

Donald Trump

How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

The spy had vanished.<p>He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future. He had smuggled circuit boards and blueprints out of …

Russia

It's not that complicated: Facebook is still mostly run by white men

Facebook's latest diversity figures barely budged from the previous year's, with almost every level of the company still dominated by white men.<p>The report, which looks at the company's workforce as of May 31, 2015, shows that 55% of the social network's U.S. workforce is white, 36% is Asian, 4% is …

Silicon Valley

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

Where others see impenetrable barriers, successful people see challenges to embrace and obstacles to tackle.<p>It's truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.<p>Their confidence in the face …

Self-improvement

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

Photographer Shoots Some Ethereal Photos of Frozen Waterfalls

Japanese photographer Hayato Wakabayashi shot some ethereal photos of frozen waterfalls, caves, and frost in his work-in-progress series called …

Hiking

'I Identify As Black,' Rachel Dolezal Says In TV Interview

Former NAACP official Rachel Dolezal shared her views on race — including her own — in a live interview Tuesday, the first time she's spoken with the media since reports emerged that questioned her racial identity.<p>When the Today show's Matt Lauer asked, "Are you an African-American woman?" Dolezal …

Airbus to build satellites for OneWeb to beam Internet from space

(By Irene Klotz, Reuters) — Europe’s Airbus Group will design and build about 900 satellites for privately owned OneWeb Ltd, which plans to offer high-speed, space-based Internet access to billions of people worldwide, company officials said on Monday.<p>About 700 of the satellites, each of which will …

Space Travel

People have hijacked an adoption hashtag after a NAACP leader was 'outed' as white

On Thursday, the parents of Rachel Dolezal — the head of a local NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washginton — told multiple news outlets that despite "disguis[ing] herself" as black, their daughter's heritage was Czech, Swedish, and German with "faint traces" of Native American heritage.<p>Her mother also …

Social Media

“I’m almost to the point of wanting them all segregated”: Texas teacher pens breathtakingly racist McKinney post

Fourth-grade instructor Karen Fitzgibbons shares her inflammatory thoughts about “the blacks”<p>A fourth grade teacher in Texas has "apologized to the appropriate people" after she defended resigned renegade McKinney cop Eric Casebolt in a Facebook post calling for a return to segregation.<p>According to …

The 6 Essential Tequilas and Mezcals for Your Home Bar

At some point, a long time ago, someone somewhere designated clear spirits as the right stuff to drink during the summer months. Sure, the clean, crisp flavors of vodka and gin make ultra-refreshing cocktails, but the rich, bold flavors of unaged tequila and mezcal likely had something to do with …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

Hatton Garden robbery: Scotland Yard says suspects have been arrested

Scotland Yard says seven suspects have been arrested in connection with the Hatton Garden safe deposit diamond raid which took place over Easter<p>Scotland Yard has revealed seven suspects have been arrested in connection with the <b>Hatton Garden safe deposit diamond raid which took place over …