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President Trump Says Obamacare Has 'Wreaked Havoc' on Americans

One day before the Senate votes whether to begin debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, President Trump called the 2010 law “death” and a …

Affordable Care Act

Millions Watch American Democracy’s Final Episode

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (The Borowitz Report)—American democracy, a long-running institution whose popularity endured for over two hundred years, drew millions of viewers to its final episode Wednesday night.<p>While the official ratings for democracy’s finale will not be available until Thursday, …

Recipe Ideas, Cooking Shows and Iconic Chefs

Substitute arugula for basil to make a simply delicious pesto recipe to top on your gnocchi for a healthy dinner. Continue<p>The eggs will poach in the …

Just close your eyes, and listen

Forget visual gratification. From the Reith lectures to Radiotopia to Serial, behold the resurgence of sound<p>• Why not listen to the Guardian’s own award-winning podcasts?<p>It’s not every day that a radio show makes you tear up, stop everything else, stand still, curse the delivery man who is ringing …

Weed Could Block HIV’s Spread. No, Seriously.

But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans.<p>On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International …

GOP's tech hurdle: They don't always get it

2016 candidates want tech money but clash with industry on policy.<p>Republican presidential prospects like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have tapped the tech industry’s fat wallets and mined its big-data expertise — but these 2016 hopefuls couldn’t be further from Silicon Valley when it comes …

Palliative care can provide a better death – and even a longer life

Despite death being our only shared destiny, there is an amazing amount of misinformation about what medicine can achieve at the end of life<p>Metastatic lung cancer is hard to treat. So if there were a treatment for people with the disease that had minimal side effects, could extend not just the …

The 5:2 diet helps beat cancer and Alzheimer's, study finds

Modern diets of three meals per day plus snacks are "abnormal" in terms of human evolution, while periods of fasting can shrink tumours and protect brain cells, according to new paper<p>Fasting regimes such as the ‘5:2’ diet could help the body guard against diseases including cancer, diabetes and …

The Best Books Of February Are All Right Here

After the longest January we can remember (who allowed a month to have five Mondays, am I right?), February is here. And with it, a whole new batch …

Global warming’s winter warfare: Why climate deniers are reigniting their bogus cold-weather crusade

It’s been freezing in parts of America this week, which can only mean one thing: More fighting about global warming<p>It's no longer enough to just be cold and miserable during the winter months. These days, we need to be cold and miserable and arguing about what all that cold and misery <i>means.</i><p>All …

Reza Aslan: Sam Harris and “New Atheists” aren’t new, aren’t even atheists

EXCLUSIVE: Renowned scholar calls Harris, Dawkins anti-theists, and as dogmatic, fundamentalist as true believers<p>Not long ago, I gave an interview in which I said that my biggest problem with so-called New Atheists like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins is that they give atheism a bad name. Almost …

Your Car Commute Is a Chance to Practice Mindfulness

For those who drive to work, the daily commute is often a tense time of bumper-to-bumper gridlock, erratic and dangerous driving, delays, road closures, and construction. And best of all, we get to do it twice a day. Concerned about wasting time, we often try to catch up on all the “little” things …

So you've survived cancer. What's next?

It is only in the aftermath of treatment that survivors discern that their adrenalin alone won’t fuel the rest of their recovery. For many, surviving cancer is followed by even more hardship<p>“I need to figure this out, I am not sure, I need to think a bit”, she says, her voice taking on a pleading …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves

The acclaimed astrophysicist, host of The Cosmos, and director of the Hayden Planetarium discusses what Christopher Nolan’s film got right and wrong. …

How fast food targets you: The secret science — and sauce — behind McDonald’s, Snickers, Fritos and more

Technology and marketing have revolutionized desire — and made us crave salty, fatty foods<p><b>Supersized Soda and Overflowing Shopping Carts</b><p>Packaging has the prosaic but still astonishing ability to contain stuff that would otherwise decay, dissipate, or disappear, while also advertising contents to …

Science Writer Lee Billings On Our Search For Habitable Worlds

In the new movie <i>Interstellar</i>, brave astronauts set out to find humanity a new home among the stars. It’s an exciting story, but what are the facts …

Three Charts That Show The Seriousness Of Income Inequality

And one table that suggests a few things we can do about it<p>This year, income inequality tops the World Economic Forum's list of future trends and issues. The gap between rich and poor is a global problem — as the world's rich continue to accumulate wealth at record rates, the rest are struggling.

33 Books You Should Read Now, Based On Your Favourite Films

From Pulp Fiction to pulp fiction.<p>I've only included films on this list that were made from original screenplays, so there's nothing adapted from another medium. Many of the films are taken from the IMDb Top 100. The books I've included on this list are ones that have not yet been made into films …

Books

How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails

<b>How to make your life better? All you need is email.</b><p>I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with …

3 Ways To Be Happier At Work

There’s a common belief that you will be happy when you are successful, but the reverse is actually true.<p>Scott Crabtree spent 24 years climbing the ladder in the gaming and software industries, eventually leading his own engineering team at Intel. And after observing life at companies big and …

Happiness

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

First direct detection of dark matter, thought to make up most of the matter in the universe, would be a historic breakthrough<p>An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and …

Wendy Davis Campaign Defends Controversial Attack Ad Against Greg Abbott

WASHINGTON -- The campaign of state senator and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) on Friday rushed to defend a controversial ad attacking her opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott (R), after the ad received near-unanimous condemnation from Republicans and members of the media.<p>The spot …

You Can Stuff Just About Anything Inside A Sweet Potato. And You Should.

Ladies and gentlemen, the sweet potato is more than just a fiber-rich spud that lends itself to being baked, fried, curled and hashed. Yes, the miraculous sweet potato functions as a naturally gluten-free bowl, burrito and boat. This vibrant vegetable is engineered to be stuffed.<p>Just like the …

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

Kitchens

A Former White House Official Live-Tweets What It Was Like To Be With George W. Bush On 9/11, And It's Absolutely Gripping

His postings provide incredible insight into what the day was like for President George W. Bush and his inner circle, including the shock and anger they felt upon learning of the attacks.<p>Fleischer said he took detailed notes that day, and many of his postings include direct quotes from the …

Donald Trump

10 Sure Signs You're in the Right Job | Inc.com

We all want a rewarding job or career. After all, they say that if you love what you do you never work a day in your life. But it can be difficult to know whether you're really where you want to be. If these 10 signs hit home with you, chances are good you are, in fact, in the right place. But if …

Happiness

How to argue with right-wing relatives: Labor Day BBQ edition!

No one enjoys a political debate while eating hot dogs. But here’s how to prep for your Tea Party uncle’s madness<p>Labor Day, the most bittersweet of holidays. Gives you a three-day weekend, sure, and that's great -- no one's turning <i>that</i> down. But then you realize, oh, crap, this will be the last …