Lisa Mikulski

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100 days: America in a time of Trump

BBC News, New York<p><b>Presidential elections are always something of a national Rorschach test.</b><p>The reaction to candidates, like the perception of inkblots, helps to divulge the nation's character, underlying disorders and emotional condition. Donald Trump's unexpected victory showed that America had a …

Donald Trump

‘The Circle’ imagines a dark future without journalists in-frame

Perhaps it’s telling that journalism is so absent in The Circle, the movie based on the Dave Eggers novel that paints a dark picture of a future that …

Journalism
Relationships

Ditch the Expensive Detox: The 4 P’s that Help our Bodies Detox Naturally.

Our body has four primary “escape” routes for toxins:

Detoxification

3 Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Freelance

If you've ever considered freelancing as a way to earn income, now is the time to start.<p>I was recently invited to the local art school to speak on a panel about the business of freelancing. The students were eagerly asking questions about what the market is like, pricing, sales, branding and …

Ten things I learned about writing from Stephen King

The novelist James Smythe, who has been analysing the work of Stephen King for the Guardian since 2012, on the lessons he has drawn from the master of horror fiction<p>Stephen King short fiction competition – send us your stories<p>Stephen King is an All-Time Great, arguably one of the most popular …

Writing

20 Essential Truths That Women Over 50 Want To Share With Younger Women

Do you know that there’s something that happens to a woman when she turns 50?<p>Call it an awakening of sorts; or, for so many, a tipping point.<p>It’s as if a cloud has been lifted and you’re finally able to see what really matters in life.<p>The realization hits you hard that you’ve been on this earth for …

You’ll question the world around you once you’ve seen these pictures

What does it mean to be an individual? What is society? And where are we going? Paweł Kuczyński, a famous cartoonist from Poland, poses these and …

Political Correctness

Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 US election - documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.<p>They described …

Russia

The Fighter

Sam Siatta was deep in a tequila haze, so staggeringly drunk that he would later say he retained no memory of the crime he was beginning to commit.<p>It was a few minutes after 2 a.m. on April 13, 2014. Siatta had just forced his way into a single-story home in Normal, Ill., a college town on the …

Crime

Murder: Death By Covert Abuse

Narcopathic Abuse<p>Victims of this type of abuse are commonly left with no resources they can use to escape the situation; the abuser has stolen their …

Reporter Who Infuriated Donald Trump In 2016 Wins Pulitzer Prize

Trump called The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold a "nasty guy."<p>Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold, whom President Donald Trump called a “nasty guy” for doggedly investigating his dubious charity foundation claims, won the Pulitzer Prize on Monday for national reporting.<p>Fahrenthold not …

Journalism

Tiny, family-run newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize for taking on big business

If you know Art Cullen, it's not exactly a surprise to learn his initial words upon watching the livestream of the Pulitzer announcements and …

Journalism

North Korea missiles: US warships deployed to Korean peninsula

<b>The US military has ordered a navy strike group to move towards the Korean peninsula, amid growing concerns about North Korea's missile programme.</b><p>The Carl Vinson Strike Group comprises an aircraft carrier and other warships.<p>US Pacific Command described the deployment - now heading towards the …

North Korea

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

Scientific Facts that Make me want to start Smudging right Now.

A photo posted by ecofolks (@ecofolks) on Sep 11, 2016 at 2:19am PDT<p><i>Editor’s Note: This website is not designed to, and should not be construed to,</i> …

Hillary Clinton, Free to Speak Her Mind

In the most wrenching, humiliating way possible, Hillary Clinton has been liberated. She is now out of the woods again, and speaking her mind.<p>In her first interview since the election, she acknowledged that she had expected to defeat Donald Trump and that the outcome had been “so devastating.”<p>“I …

Hillary Clinton

Rainbow Rose Veggie Tart Recipe

Unfold a puff pastry sheet over a tart pan. Place parchment paper or foil in the center and weight it down with beans or pie weight.<p>Bake the tart …

Baking
3D Printing

These 21 bedrooms from across the world will help you understand millennials.

Our Dishonest President - Los Angeles Times

Get The Recipe: Creamy Garlic Chicken

1) Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until it's …

Chicken Recipes

The Apathetic

Why are refugee children falling unconscious?<p>Georgi, a Russian refugee who came to Sweden with his family when he was five years old, could talk at length about the virtues of the Volvo. His doctor described him as “the most ‘Swedeified’ in his family.” He was also one of the most popular boys in …

Mental Health

What the legal definition of “fake news?” One newspaper publisher might sue to find out.

There's a notorious American tradition of politicians lambasting — and even threatening to sue — news organizations that publish unflattering or …

Journalism

I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations

These politically motivated data deletions come at a time when the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average<p>Analysis: Trump signals end of US dominance in climate change battle<p>As an Arctic researcher, I’m used to gaps in data. Just over 1% of US Arctic waters have been surveyed to …

Climate Change
U.S. Congress

The All-Male Photo Op Isn’t a Gaffe. It’s a Strategy.

During the great Republican health care debacle, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with the far-right congressional Freedom Caucus to discuss, among other things, stripping out requirements for insurance companies to cover maternity, newborn and pregnancy care. After the meeting, …

Feminism