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The kingdom of women: the society where a man is never the boss

It’s a place where women rule, marriage doesn’t exist and everything follows the maternal bloodline. But is it as good for women as it sounds – and how long can it last?<p>Imagine a society without fathers; without marriage (or divorce); one in which nuclear families don’t exist. Grandmother sits at …

Anachronistic

Here's how to protect your internet browsing data now that it's for sale

Congress voted to allow internet service providers to sell your browsing habits to advertisers, but there are a number of options for protecting your history<p>Congress voted this week to allow internet service providers to sell the browsing habits of their customers to advertisers. The move, which …

Privacy

6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break | Inc.com

Until a year ago, I belonged to the 80 percent of Americans who don't listen to podcasts. I couldn't find time in my day to dedicate to listening. Then, last March, during a weekly lunch meeting with fellow business designers, we got into a discussion about NPR's Planet Money. One thing led to …

Self-improvement

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Trump's Budget Will Make America Weak, Sick & Stupid

"We all want to Make America Great Again. But that won't happen until we first Make America Smart Again."<p>“Make America Smart Again” has been Neil deGrasse Tyson’s rallying cry since Donald Trump won the presidential election last year. Now the astrophysicist, author, host of the “StarTalk” podcast …

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Is How I See Color How You See Color? Four Games That Test Your Color Vision

Photographers typically spend a lot of time thinking about color, everything from editing in Photoshop, calibrating a screen, or lighting with gels …

Trump's first budget faces early Republican resistance

President Trump’s “America First” budget released Thursday that calls for steep cuts to the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency in order to increase defense spending was called by some Republicans as a pie-in-the-sky wish list that will never pass Congress in tact.<p>It is not …

Republicans

Neil Gorsuch Relied On A Legal Standard That Weakens Promises To Kids With Disabilities

Now his would-be colleagues on the Supreme Court may toss aside that standard.<p>WASHINGTON ― At the Supreme Court podium in January, lawyer Neal Katyal was hit with a series of questions about a curious phrase in the case law.<p>The justices wanted to know who came up with the legal standard “merely …

Disability

Trump welcomes Merkel after bashing her on campaign trail

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepared to bid President Barack Obama farewell in November, a reporter asked her to describe her sentiments about watching her American partner of eight years be replaced by Donald Trump.<p>Standing in the German Chancellery on a drizzly Berlin …

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150 Ways to Refine and Reinvent Your Home and Wardrobe

We know that not everyone's idea of whole-life balance makes room for the way you feel about your style. But we're taking a gamble that since you're …

Self-Reflection

19 Comics That Sum Up Car Rides With Kids

Too real.<p>Car rides become an entirely different experience when you have kids.<p>From the car seat struggles to the unending requests to the unbearable kid songs, moving from point A to point B involves a host of new challenges. But at least parents can know they aren’t alone. Many artists have turned …

Parenting

Science Says Happier People Are Raised by Parents Who Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Want your kids to be happier kids? More important, want your children to grow up to be happier and more satisfied for the rest of their lives?<p>A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing …

Psychology

China cracks down on foreign children's books

Chinese publishers have reportedly received orders that the number of foreign titles being printed must be cut to prevent an ‘ideology inflow’<p>Winnie-the-Pooh, Peppa Pig,Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and even James and his Giant Peach are feeling the heat in China amid reports of a Communist …

China

Watch this Adorable Baby Panda Beg for Cuddles

Can we just say, this video by iPanda totally captures our dream job. Shot at what looks like Chengdu's Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a baby …

Tortoise Takes In Baby Bunny On Cold Night, Begins Beautiful Friendship

The big reptile appears to have bonded with the tiny injured bunny.<p>The tortoise and the hare may have been fierce rivals, but this real-life tortoise and rabbit are nothing but good buds.<p>A small desert cottontail rabbit, which appeared to be about 2 weeks old, mysteriously showed up inside a …

Ritz-Carlton

Populist correctness: the new PC culture of Trump's America and Brexit Britain

Rightwing snowflakes are offended by everything from Kermit to holiday greetings and Starbucks cups<p>An Englishman, a Frenchman and an American man walk into a bar and make whatever jokes they want because – have you heard? – political correctness is dead. Donald Trump and Brexit have sent it to its …

Society

Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened …

Donald Trump

Tiny Trump Photos Could Annoy The President Bigly

Hands: Probably actual size.<p>Donald Trump has a big problem with his self-image, even getting angry when people joke that he has small hands.<p>But no matter how hard he tries to pump himself up as a big man, there is one place he can’t do it: A new subreddit page called “Tiny Trumps.”<p>As the name …

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Here's A Fact-Check On Milo Yiannopoulos' Incendiary Claims About Trans People

In short: He's wrong, wrong, wrong. Absolutely wrong.<p>As a rule, The Huffington Post’s Queer Voices won’t publicize the white nationalists’ favorite troll Milo Yiannopoulos. The last thing we want to do is give this attention-seeker oxygen for his racist, transphobic, misogynist dumpster fire.<p>But …

LGBTQI

This press conference is proof Donald Trump will never be presidential

Trump spent his first solo press conference as president berating the press and dodging any serious questions – and none of it is ever going to be normal<p>It was an exhausting 77-minute extravaganza, and any five-minute segment would have been enough to make front-page headlines around the world.<p>For …

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The Latest: Vice admiral turns down national security job

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>7:25 p.m.<p>Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer to be President …

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Zen Philosophy Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About It)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before.<p>If you grew up in the west, most of us …

Appeals Court Rejects Bid To Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban

<b>Updated at 7:50 p.m. ET</b><p>A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a Trump administration request to allow its travel ban to take effect.<p>The three-judge appeals panel declined to overturn a lower court's order suspending the president's ban against entry into the United States by refugees and …

Immigration

Trump questions credibility of senator who disclosed comments by Judge Gorsuch

President Trump lashed out Thursday at a Democratic senator who publicly shared that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had told him he found Trump’s attacks on the federal judiciary “disheartening” and “demoralizing.”<p>Taking to Twitter in the morning, Trump tried to question the credibility of Sen. …

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Conway: 'Completely false' that White House can't fill communications director job

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Thursday that reports that the job of White House communications director has been turned down by multiple individuals are “completely false” and that she personally knows candidates interested in the position.<p>POLITICO reported Wednesday that the …

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Kellyanne Conway under fire for promoting Ivanka's brand

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Conway had 'been counseled on that subject, and that's it.'<p>Kellyanne Conway used her platform Thursday to urge Americans to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff,” prompting a wave of backlash for potentially violating ethics rules governing the executive …

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Republican senators urge Trump to get tough on Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A group of Republican senators released a stern letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday calling for a "tough-minded and principled policy" toward Russia and urging that Trump "should maintain the current US sanctions regime" until Russian policy in Ukraine and Syria is …

Russia

Trump's visit to Britain could happen around June: London police chief | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom could happen around June, the outgoing chief of London’s Metropolitan Police said on Thursday.<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump participate in a joint news conference at the White …

Donald Trump

Trump travel ban lawsuits pile up

A federal appeals court could rule at any time on the order, but opponents are pressing their case in other jurisdictions.<p>While a federal appeals court weighs the fate of President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, opponents have launched nearly two dozen additional challenges to the …

Immigration

Trump Moves Leave LGBTQ Groups, Religious Conservatives Wary

Mixed signals from the White House on gay rights and religious exemptions have put two constituencies on edge: LGBTQ advocates already wary of President Donald Trump and social conservatives determined to hold him to his campaign promises.<p>Recent developments have left both groups anxious and …

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Trump's 3 a.m. Phone Call - The Atlantic

The president’s 3 a.m. phone call is typically a metaphor. It’s a symbol of the president’s ability to handle a crisis. But in the case of President Donald Trump, it appears to be a revealing reality.<p>According to the <i>Huffington Post</i>, Donald Trump recently placed a late-night phone call to Mike …

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