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Why I blew the whistle on the Rick Perry meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> I was fired from my job as Department of Energy chief creative officer for releasing public domain photos of a meeting between Rick Perry, secretary of energy, and Robert Murray, CEO of Ohio-based Murray Energy, a large US coal company. There was no classified information present, I didn't …

Fossil Fuels

Eight Totally Legitimate Reasons Trump Paid Stormy Daniels $130,000

Dear <i>Wall Street Journal</i>,<p>I, the lawyer Michael Cohen, demand you retract a recent, totally false story claiming that my client President Donald J. Trump paid the porn star Stormy Daniels “hush money” on the eve of the Republican National Convention to cover up an alleged extramarital affair. In …

Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?

Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system.<p>As his first year in the White House draws to a close, Donald J. Trump remains in almost every respect a singular character. He exists well outside the …

Income Inequality

What Donna Brazile's New Book Really Reveals

The former DNC chair’s sometimes-confused book illuminates the fundamental difference in approach between the Clinton and Sanders campaigns.<p>Donna Brazile seems confused.<p>In her new book <i>Hacks</i>, released this Tuesday, and in an excerpt in <i>Politico Magazine</i> published last week, the former interim chair …

Government

Donald Trump Pee Tape Story: Why Did Key Details Change Between January And Keith Schiller Testimony Tuesday?

Former Donald Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller gave sworn testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, and in that testimony important …

Donald Trump

The G.O.P. Tax Plan Has a Fatal Flaw—and Neither the House Nor the Senate Can Fix It

The White House wants to get a tax bill passed, and on Thursday—just hours before Senate Republicans unveiled the outline of their tax proposal—Gary Cohn, Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, told CNBC’s John Harwood that the President had laid down “two really important principles” to guide the …

Government
Interest Rates

What FBI Director James Comey Really Said About Hillary Clinton Email Probe

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton maintained this weekend that FBI Director James Comey concluded she had been "truthful" in public …

James Comey

How to Create a Logo for Your Startup When You're Bootstrapped

Most savvy business owners are aware of a simple truth: It takes money to make money. When you're bootstrapping your startup, every penny counts.<p>What you invest in, what business expense you decide on, what platform you choose for your online presence -- all that money counts when you need to stick …

Graphic Design

Science Reveals the Benefits of Prayer

Research continues to discover how prayer helps people<p>Back in 2014 I posted a story that you can see here about the scientifically-tested benefits of …

Psychology

Profile: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

<b>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State (IS) militant group, has been careful to reveal little about himself and his whereabouts.</b><p>Rumours about his death surfaced earlier this year, after reports that he had been seriously wounded in an air strike in March by the US-led coalition that is …

Islam

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s

Jingoists conveniently forget the West’s Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida<p>History takes no prisoners. It shows, with absolute lucidity, that the Islamic extremism ravaging the world today was borne out of the Western foreign policy of yesteryear.<p>Gore Vidal …

Political Science

Love can get you high: New research reveals its incredible effect on the brain

Roxy Music was onto something. The Kinsey Institute finds love generates the same feelings of euphoria as cocaine<p>There are thousands of songs about the narcotic effects of falling in love. One of the most obvious examples that comes to mind when reading about Helen Fisher’s brain scans of the …

Relationships

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

British Columbia

17 biblical rules for marriage the Kim Davis set chooses to ignore

Evangelicals conveniently forget the Good Book encourages polygamy and prohibits unions between Gentiles and Jews<p>Some people believe that Kentucky—or even all of America—should be subject to biblical law rather than constitutional law. They believe public servants like celebrity clerk Kim Davis owe …

Theology

Listen, it’s still their f**king fault: Bush, Cheney, neo-con drivel, and the truth about Iraq and ISIS

We can’t believe we have to explain 9/11, ISIS and Iraq again. But as the right’s lies add up, here goes<p>Foreign policy is already looming much larger in the 2016 election than it did in 2012. When Obama ran for re-election, the inescapable fact that Osama bin Laden had been killed on his watch …

Political Science

What to do before selling or donating your phone

Selling or giving away your phone this season? Prep your device properly with this handy game plan.<p>Before you retire your trusty old phone in favor of something shiny and new, think twice about tossing it away blindly. In addition to all the precious digital content and media your phone …

Android Phones

5 Super-Useful Things You Can Do With Your Old iPhone

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Gear & Gadgets

How to Sell on Social Like The Best E-Commerce Brands

<i>Joey Kotkins is the CMO & Co-Founder of</i> <i>Inside Social</i><i>.</i><p>Social media has proven itself to be a legitimate marketing channel, however, most brands, including e-commerce brands, are still in the mindset that social is just a top-of-the-funnel marketing channel.<p>But as the social networks have matured and …

This Is the Simplest Company Logo Generator You'll Ever Use

If you’re somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a surprisingly useful business name generator and this time around we’re looking at Withoomph’s logo …

These programming skills will earn you the most money

<i>This post has been corrected</i><p>If you want to provoke an argument among computer programmers, ask them to pick their favorite coding language or framework. But even more contentious in an environment where engineers literally have agents, is which is the most lucrative.<p>Quora threads on the subject …

Programming

Millionaire YouTube Star Bethany Mota Shares The Secrets To Being Successful Online

Not only is she a massive YouTube celebrity— millions of people watch her beauty and style videos — but she's also a budding fashion designer, guest judge on Project Runway, and a contestant on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars."<p>But what does it take to be successful online?<p>Mota shares her tips:<p>People …

Dancing with the Stars

17 of The Best Tools to Get Your Content Its Largest Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re creating useful, actionable, epic content, everyone deserves to see it.<p>So how do you get your hard work and effort seen by the largest audience possible?<p>We’ve considered that question often at Buffer, as we try to maximize our content so …

These room-friendly 'micro' tower speakers bowled over the Audiophiliac

Kvart & Bolge's Sound Sommelier takes a decidedly fresh approach to high-end speaker design, at a price anyone can afford.<p>I have to admit it was the look of the tiny Kvart & Bolge Sound Sommelier tower speakers that first piqued my interest. My samples were finished in a textured "Fender Tweed Amp" …

Audiophile

How to go from $0 to $75,000/mo. without taking on an investor or hiring a single employee

In case you didn’t know, we (Talkroute) declined our acceptance into a well-known accelerator, and a lot of people thought we were stupid. Even after I published a ridiculously long blog post explaining why we said “no thanks,” the skeptics remained, well, skeptical.<p>But today, right here on …

Google partners with Jane Goodall to capture Tanzania's chimp heaven

Google has joined forces with the Jane Goodall Institute to bring Street Views of Gombe National Park and its numerous chimpanzees. Using portable Trekkers, Google's intrepid photogs captured thousands of 360-degree images in the jungles where Goodall first started her research. Some of the …

The 7 WordPress Plugins Your Site Needs to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At least one website you visited today is powered by WordPress. In all likelihood, most of your favorite sites utilize the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). Perhaps your business runs on it too.<p>According to WordPress, …

Web Design

How To Build A Large Following On Google Plus (And Why You Should)

Google Plus is the Rodney Dangerfield of social networks: “it don’t get no respect.” I used to have little interest in it myself until I started experimenting with it earlier this year, and now I am duly impressed. In my case, I don’t use it for personal purposes, but as another unique social …

This Traffic Generation Strategy Made $100,000 on Indiegogo

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on Crowdfund Insider.</i><p>If there’s one big lesson about crowdfunding I’ve learnt in the past eight months, it is that pre-launch marketing can make or break your campaign. I’ve gone from knowing next to nothing about …