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Hillary Clinton disqualifies herself

Hillary Clinton has disqualified herself from the presidency.<p>No matter what your tribal politics may be, after FBI Director James Comey's withering testimony before Congress on Thursday over her email scandal, there really is no way around it, is there?<p>She disqualified herself by her own hand.<p>Mrs. …

9 Signs That A Person Is Toxic

I prefer to be naively optimistic in saying that most people are kind, well-adjusted individuals who demonstrate positive, likable qualities. …

Conservatives Shouldn’t Treat the Welfare State as Inevitable

Doing so will only allow its social costs to proliferate.<p>Too many social problems are conceived of in terms of what “we” can do for “them.” After …

Economics

Is Personal Responsibility Obsolete?

Using the state to relieve people from life’s challenges does them no favor.<p>Among the many disturbing signs of our times are conservatives and …

Income Inequality

Teacher uses two apples to show kids what really happens when they bully others

A teacher from Relax Kids in Tamworth, UK, used two apples to show her students the damaging, and often unseen, consequences of bullying. And, her …

Steve Forbes: Our (deregulated) railroads are an economic miracle. Let's learn from them

At a time when America’s crumbling roads and bridges are a serious national problem, U.S. rail infrastructure and rail freight service are the envy of the world. The reason for the difference is simple. A little more than 30 years ago, Congress decided to leave railroads alone.<p>When Congress passed …

10 Mac storage tips to help you free up extra hard drive space

Is your Mac out of storage space, or getting dangerously close? If so, there are lots of things you can do to free up some much-need disk space. In many cases, you don’t even have to remove personal files and media. From finding and removing duplicate photo libraries to learning how to better …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Tax-Smart Moves When Selling Real Estate

<b>Updated March 2017</b> — If you jumped into real estate at the bottom of the market around 2008, or if you've been holding onto an asset even longer, you …

Real Estate

How to make the shift from saving to spending during retirement

1) You are 55 years old and have $800,000 today to cover your retirement spending, starting at 65.<p>2) You are offered $4,000 in monthly income, starting on your 65 th birthday and lasting until you die.<p>Which one would you prefer?<p>If you chose option two, you're not alone. Most people prefer a known …

Myth: The Bible is the Word of God

What is the Bible? Is it a collection of scriptures written by men, or something more?<p>Conservative Christianity affirms the idea of "Biblical Inerrancy;" that is, the Bible is the literal, Divinely-inspired Word of God. Whether or not they accept the scholarly consensuses on authorship of specific …

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High-Quality Paint

Avoid the cheap stuff: good paint lasts longer and covers better<p>Imagine the perfect latex paint. It sticks to anything, covers in one coat, levels …

Florida Atlantic TE catches TD after intentionally falling down

Florida Atlantic cut into Miami’s lead late in the first quarter Friday night, and did so with a rather unique play.<p>On a third-and-goal play from the …

Just How Far Can a Motorcycle Lean in a Turn?

A motorcycle leaning hard into a turn looks sort of like magic. Of course, the whole process is actually governed by some basic physics. In short, …

I Used Physics to Calculate How Much Yoda Weighs

Everyone knows Luke Skywalker travels to Dagobah to learn the ways of The Force (like his father before him). He trains with Jedi master Yoda. …

Darth Vader

Video reveals how claw machines are rigged to steal your money

Most people, I think it’s fair to say, have something of a love/hate relationship with claw machines. Typically overflowing with plush stuffed …

Climate Change Means One World's Death and Another's Birth

A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the future. A plant physiologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, he …

Apple Music subscription: How to turn off auto-renewal

The Apple Music subscription service brings limitless song streaming to the seemingly endless iTunes library. And the first three months are free!<p>But …

Cars made in America? Chrysler, Ford no longer qualify

The phrase “made in America” has always pulled at the hearts and wallets of loyal, red-blooded consumers, and never more so than in the automotive …

Football Concussions Linked To Memory Problems In Retired NFL Players

Football was never considered the safest sport in the world, physically, but in the last few years, studies have shown just how damaging it can be, neurologically. A preponderance of former professional players has suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which has many overlaps with …

There's a troubling reason at the heart of tens of thousands flooding Syria and Iraq to become jihadists

The pychological reasons she found behind it was disturbing. A movement of those who see themselves with low status becoming more violent.<p>According to her report, 1,000 foreigners join groups like ISIS every month.<p>In her story, Weaver profiles the work of the International Center for the Study of …

Islam

That's Too Bendy: World's Most Flexible Contortionist Has Ligaments As Flexible As An Infant's

This is a series of photos of contortionist Julia Günthel, who goes by Zlata when she's on stage bending her head backwards between her legs or …

This might be the worst argument against the Apple Car

There are dozens of ways in which Apple's apparent effort to build an Apple-branded car could go wrong, but there's one argument against the idea that I'm hearing a lot of that really doesn't make sense. From Henry Blodget to former GM CEO Daniel Akerson to the LA Times to Yahoo Finance people are …

Following Jesus Isn't Primarily About Beliefs or Actions

<i>The following is part of "My Jesus Project," a year-long quest to better understand what it means to follow the life, teaching and example of Jesus in prayer, study and action. To read more, or to join the conversation, visit the website.</i><p>I'm intrigued by the fact that, in spite of my explanation …

NFL Concept Helmets

Russia's former largest foreign investor: Putin is worth $200 billion

When asked to estimate his net worth by Fareed Zakaria of CNN, Browder said: "I believe that it is $200 billion.<p>"After 14 years in power of Russia, and the amount of money that the country has made, and the amount of money that hasn't been spent on schools and roads and hospitals and so on — all …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness