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Liberalism is the most successful idea of the past 400 years

<b>Why Liberalism Failed.</b> By Patrick Deneen. <i>Yale University Press; 248 pages; $30 and £30.</i><p>OVER the past four centuries liberalism has been so successful …

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries Was a Creative Genius Who Battled Mental Illness. (Does That Sound Familiar?) | Inc.com

Dolores O'Riordan, the talented lead singer of the band The Cranberries, died today at the far-too-early age of 46. Her passing was sudden, unexpected--and as of now, "unexplained," as police are saying only that she died in a hotel room in London.<p>Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that she had attempted …

Mental Health

TD and CIBC join RBC in hiking mortgage rates ahead of Bank of Canada decision next week

Several Canadian lenders have boosted their mortgage rates ahead of an interest rate decision next week by the Bank of Canada.<p>A Royal Bank of Canada …

Canadian Real Estate

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

Photoillustration by Stephen Gregory & Heshmat Saberi<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the boundaries of accepted maternal response, women are …

Parenting

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Relationships

Why This Type of Intelligence You Probably Haven't Heard of Might Be the Most Important | Inc.com

It used to be that cognitive intelligence was the king of the hill in terms of importance. Then emotional intelligence showed up. But now Cornell University's professor of human development, Robert J. Sternberg, says "successful intelligence" likely matters more than all the other intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

Robert Reich: The Three Big Lies About Trump’s Tax Plan

<i>This article first appeared on RobertReich.org.</i><p>Here are the three main Republican arguments in favor of the Republican tax plan, followed by the …

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind,</i> …

Books

How one of the richest dynasties in American history lost its fortune

Cornelius Vanderbilt might have been the greatest capitalist in history.<p>When he was just 16, in 1810, Cornelius borrowed US$100 from his mother. Using that money, he went on to build a fortune of around US$100 million. That would be worth over US$200 billion today. And it was roughly equivalent to …

Real Estate

Trump Warns That Dumping Roy Moore Could Start a Dangerous Trend of Believing Women

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Breaking his silence on Alabama’s embattled Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that dumping Roy Moore could start a “dangerous trend” of believing women.<p>“I think we need to be very, very careful here,” Trump told reporters. …

Roy Moore

The ‘Paradise Papers’ expose Trump’s fake populism

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>President Trump entered the White House on a platform of populist rage.</b> He channeled ire against the …

Donald Trump

BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia

A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. And considering he invented the ubiquitous peer-to-peer file transfer protocol BitTorrent, you should take him seriously.<p>Cohen has just started a new …

Bitcoin

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

Woman recounts 'pimple' that turned out to be skin cancer: 'No one even noticed'

At first Kari Cummins thought the mark on her chin was just a pimple. She was pregnant, and wrote it off as just another pesky symptom of her raging hormones. But when it started to grow, she realized it could be something much more dangerous.<p>"No one ever noticed the little bump on my chin," …

Cancer

Suspect in Japan Serial-Killer Case Sought Out Suicidal People

TOKYO — Over the summer, the man told his father that his life had no meaning. Then he went looking for others who felt the same way, and apparently killed them.<p>The man, Takahiro Shiraishi, was arrested on Tuesday, a day after the police visited his apartment almost 30 miles southwest of Tokyo and …

Crime

Noam Chomsky on the Trump presidency

“Trump’s antics ensure that attention is focused on him, and it makes little difference how,” says Chomsky<p><i>[This interview has been excerpted from Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy, the new book by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian to be published this</b> …

Political Science

Jimmy Kimmel Goes Off on Gun ‘Nuts’ Over Las Vegas: ‘You Bear Some Responsibility’

The late-night host stood his ground against those who said it was ‘too soon’ to call for action on gun violence.<p>It was just over one minute at the …

These apps are dominating because of Hurricane Irma

Two of the most popular apps in the country right now owe their current popularity to an unlikely cause: hurricanes.<p>The extreme situation faced by …

Apps

Harlot's progress

<b>The Secret History of Georgian London: How the Wages of Sin Shaped the Capital</b>. By Dan Cruickshank. <i>Random House: 688 pages; £25.</i> Buy from Amazon.co.uk<p>…

England

The 25 hidden TV gems you need to see

From brutal true crime sagas to dark comedies, here’s our writers’ guide to the best underrated shows to stream right now<p>In December 2004, Scientific American Life published an article entitled The Tyranny of Choice. It argued that constantly being surrounded by indistinguishable everyday options …

TV

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

Brexit: What does it mean for you?

<i>Go here to follow CNN's coverage of the UK referendum live.</i><p><b>London (CNN) —</b> The results are in -- the British public has voted to leave the European Union.<p>So what does a Brexit look like for you? It depends who you are.<p>The Homeowner<p>The consensus among British property analysts appears to be that a …

United Kingdom

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.<p>Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. The National Security Agency's …

America’s Carriers Are Terrible. It’s Probably Your Fault.

A few days ago I landed in England and, expecting little, slipped an old UK SIM card into my phone. I’d bought it when living in London five years ago, and hadn’t used it in more than a year. But to my amazement it was still active — as was the money I’d added to its pay-as-you-go account 16 months …