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6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

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What If The Senate Isn't Decided On Election Day?

If you've enjoyed the battle for control of the Senate over the past many months, here's some good news: The drama could well spill over into next month — or even next year.<p>While Republicans are increasingly optimistic — and Democrats, pessimistic — about their prospects Tuesday, there are …

5 Widgets And Apps For Election Day

The 2014 midterm elections are closing in, and time's running out to brush up on the candidates and issues that matter this year. Worried you don't know the essentials? Fear not: We've compiled a list of some apps, widgets, and websites that will arm you with knowledge at the ballot box come …

Abortion Rights Are on the Ballot in Three States

Abortion rights are on the ballot in three states on Nov. 4 as voters in Tennessee, Colorado and North Dakota weigh state constitutional amendments. …

GOP takeover: Republicans surge to Senate control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tightened their grip on the …

Here Are the 7 Most Memorable Political Ads of 2014

More than 900,000 campaign ads aired on TV this election cycle just in races for the U.S. Senate alone. Given the sheer volume, then, it’s amazing …

As Americans vote, Republicans look for gains in the Senate | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters in the United States took to the polls on Tuesday, casting ballots in midterm elections that could return control of the Senate to Republicans, complicating President Barack Obama’s last two years in office.<p>Obama’s low job approval rating, partisan gridlock in …

Georgia, Connecticut: Voting irregularities reported on Election Day

The office of Georgia's Secretary of State confirmed Tuesday that its website has been experiencing intermittent problems on Election Day.<p>A website that provides poll location information was showing an error message earlier Tuesday.<p>"We are experiencing difficulties with [our website]. Our IT folks …

Cheat sheet: 10 states to watch in the battle for the Senate

Tuesday's election brings to an end a multibillion-dollar barrage of promises, threats, hysteria and retribution known collectively as the 2014 midterms.<p>Traditionally, such elections are the out-party's opportunity for payback against the party in power, and rarely has that been as true as it is …

A Bizarre New York Congressional Race Has Become A 'Hot Mess' For Democrats

The two-term lawmaker is facing a 20-count federal indictment. His swing district was previously held by a Democrat and was won by President Barack Obama in 2012. Grimm also has more debt in his campaign war chest than cash on hand.<p>To add to these troubles, Grimm has been dogged by a series of …

102-Year-Old Votes in U.S. for the First Time

Midterm elections are known for low turnout and widespread voter apathy, but for centenarian Guadalupe Portillo, “inaction is not an option.” The …

12 Best Towns for Vegan Living

Haven't we all felt the urge at least once in our lives to pack up, make reservations for one last magnificent meatless meal at our favorite urban …