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The Thriller That Predicted the Russia Scandal

David Pepper’s 2016 novel is eerily similar to recent real-world political events. But wait until you read the sequel.<p>David Pepper recently had to block someone on Twitter for the first time in his life, because he was tired of being accused, repeatedly, of hiding his real identity as a Russian spy.<p>…

Government

The Most European Cities Across the U.S.

These cities are in the states, but they have a distinctly European feel.<p>It’s no secret that the modern Americas and their cities have been heavily …

Travel

I Read 75 Books in 2017 & These Were My Top 10

In my mission to read as many books as I could in 2017, I explored new genres, new voices, and became the go-to girl for book recommendations. It's a …

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read

The president of the United States is not well.<p>The president of the United States is not well. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, but it is an even worse thing to ignore.<p>Consider the interview Trump gave to the New York Times on Thursday. It begins with a string of falsehoods that make it …

10 Mini Moves for a Cleaner, Calmer, and Happier Home in 2018

Make 2018 the year that you never run out of toilet paper, stop using dirty sponges once and for all, and take control of your tech. Don’t call them …

Increasingly a necessity: A 15-point guide to surviving authoritarianism

Rule #1: Always think critically and fight ignorance with facts<p><i>Nearly a year ago, intuitively recognizing the Trump administration’s authoritarian aspirations, Polish journalist and activist Martin Mycielski wrote "Year 1 Under Authoritarianism." In those early, nerve-racking days following Trump’s</i> …

All of Our No. 1 Story Picks

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring . Here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our weekly Top 5 email.</i><p><i>If you like these, you can</i> …

Viva la difference: Runaway inequality helped elect Trump — but it can also help defeat him

The bottom half of U.S. earners saw their incomes declined by 1 percent, while the top 1 percent saw a rise of 198<p>Over the last 37 years, the top 10 percent of all Americans saw their incomes rise by 115 percent, and the top 1 percent saw an incredible rise of 198 percent. Meanwhile, the bottom …

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:<p>Take a look at EVERLEARNERS.COM<p>If you are anything like me, you have discovered …

Containing Trump

He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.<p>Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal …

Political Science

President Chaos Collides With Reality

The first two weeks smelled and felt utterly ad-hoc, with Trump and his team calling audibles, fumbling, and racing toward the next play rather than …

Donald Trump

Why Trump's presidency will be weaker than many have hoped or feared

One of the ironies of American politics is that while the U.S. presidency is arguably the most powerful elected position in the world, the office is also surprisingly weak. As Donald Trump prepares to take office he may be surprised that for all that he says he wants to do, he may have less power …

‘He Has This Deep Fear That He Is Not a Legitimate President’

On the eve of the inauguration, Trump’s biographers ponder his refusal to bend his ego to his new office.<p>In the days immediately after the election that shocked the world, POLITICO Magazine convened the group of people who know Donald J. Trump better than anyone outside his family. We asked his …

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Donald Trump and the pod people: How “national security” Republicans became Russian tools

Republicans love to pose as hard-core patriots. But both the party leadership and its voters have flipped for Putin<p>As indicated by a newly released report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, it appears that Russia's intelligence agencies, orchestrated by President Vladimir …

In North Carolina, Some Democrats See Their Grim Future

The GOP's moves have many on the left worried their bare-knuckle tactics will spread nationally.<p>In the end, even Phil Berger, the powerful Republican leader of North Carolina’s Senate, couldn’t stop the debacle. A state law that effectively banned legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and …

Government

Unraveling the cult of Trump: American people must once again take power into their own hands

The time has come for a reset, and the cult of Trump has provided the occasion and impetus for such a move<p>Fear makes for bad decisions. So says a body of research in social psychology called terror management theory (TMT), which was brought to my attention by Sheldon Solomon at Skidmore University. …

This Is The Year You Finally Get Organized: Our Best Posts to Make It Happen

While an organized home doesn't guarantee an organized life, getting your home in order certainly supports that coveted, if fleeting, condition of …

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As a white nationalist, what do you do? A conversation with a scholar of America’s extreme right

“Part of the [alt-right] coalition is relatively angry people with guns. Part of the coalition is intellectuals”<p><i>Chip Berlet has spent the past four decades studying right-wing political movements as a writer, activist and scholar. Now retired, he worked for many years as a senior analyst at</i> …

Silver Linings In Our Ongoing National Catastrophe

Holding my granddaughter, who will be 84 at the turn of the 22nd century, has helped me shift my perspective to that about which I feel optimistic. Here are some of the potential upsides to this ongoing American tragedy:<p>• Voters for the fascist candidate often said, "He says what I think." <i>Il Duce</i> …

Climate Change Denial And The Rise Of Authoritarianism

One of the strangest stories about totalitarian regimes comes from Romania. Under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, the official temperature in Romania was never below 10 degree Celsius. No matter the snow and ice, the weather reports would always have temperatures above 10 degrees. The …

Here's how to manipulate Trump

This week, in a volley of angry tweets, Donald Trump ridiculed the "badly defeated ... Dems," claimed he "won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally," and said anyone who burned the American flag should lose his or her citizenship or spend a year in jail. Trump's …

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7 Foam Rolling Moves for a DIY Massage

It's your homemade massage... for cheap!<p><i>Adapted from Dr. Jordan Metzl's Workout Prescription</i><p>Sixty minutes with a massage pro is a wonderful thing. …

Exercise

12 YouTube Channels All Minimalists Will Love

Whenever I’m searching for inspiration to downsize or declutter, I usually turn to YouTube. I love watching videos to learn more about how people …

Minimalism

Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

Like the Grinch who couldn't keep Christmas from coming to Whoville, the Democratic Party with all its might and money couldn't stop Trumpmas from coming to the American heartlands. It came just the same. But how?<p>The answer to that question is not as elusive as one might think. As Thomas Frank …

Restoration Improvement

I spoke with one of my nutrition coaching clients today and she stated she feels real guilty when she doesn't exercise every single day, and sometimes twice a day. While this may seem ridiculous to some people, it is a very common phenomenon that exists in the fitness world. Many minds are flooded …

Is Trump a dictator in the making?

After using his presidential campaign to denigrate women, Latinos, Muslims, African Americans, war veterans and the disabled – among others – Donald …

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Read Aaron Sorkin's Moving Email To His Daughter After Trump's Win

Many of us woke up this morning feeling defeated. We struggled to think of a future, we struggled with what to tell children. It seems Oscar-winning …

America Commits Suicide

Yesterday America committed suicide. The idea of America, about which I wrote last week, is dead. Peering into the abyss, citizens of the United States chose fascism over a democratic republic. The following is a very slightly modified version of the column I had prepared when I thought we had been …

Top 10 Bodyweight Exercises for Developing Fitness and Strength

Bodyweight exercises are exercises that utilize your body weight instead of equipment like dumbbells or gym machines. Using bodyweight was one of the …

Bodyweight Exercise