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As we look back on the horror of Iraq 15 years later, I wonder – would this have happened if Trump was president?

It might have been avoided. 15 years ago this week, we invaded Iraq. It was a criminal war. Indeed, it was a war crime. It had no UN resolutions to …

Middle East

7 Sneaky Signs You Drink Too Much

You rarely turn down wine with dinner, not to mention that second (or third) cocktail at happy hour—but that doesn't make you a binge drinker, does it? It depends, but according to a 2015 report by the National Institutes of Health, an exploding number of Americans are in the drinking danger zone. …


‘Alcoholic rats’ study finds a possible way to cut down on a stubborn drinking habit

Those who just can’t seem to put the bottle down might be able to take solace in a study of “alcoholic rats.”<p>Yep, that’s right. Scientists bred these …


In Praise of Cheap Beer

In a survey of men’s Twitter profiles, over 60 percent identified as “craft beer enthusiasts.” I just made that statistic up, but you get the point: …


Wine and Pot Playdates Are Becoming the Norm for Millennial Moms

Mommy needs a nap too.<p>Wine-y moms are all over Instagram — not complainers, just lovers of the daytime glass of wine while shuffling their kid or …


Bar sets Guinness record with $14,168 shot of cognac

Guinness World Records confirmed a $14,168 shot of cognac served at a London bar was the most expensive in the world.


Drinking every day can lead to health problems

<b>Q: Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it possible to become an alcoholic just by having one or two drinks nightly? I have a glass or two of wine with dinner but</b> …


The Unexpected History of Why Making Moonshine Is Still Illegal

It's a risky hobby, but for a bunch of weird reasons you might not expect.<p>Moonshine has been having something of a renaissance. The colloquial term …


A study of more than 17,000 people found that one type of drink is linked with a higher risk of death

Drinking a lot of sugary coffee, tea, soda, or juice could be increasing your risk of an early death.<p>That's the finding of a groundbreaking study of over 17,000 Americans above the age of 45. The researchers behind the yet-to-be-published study found that over the course of six years, people who …


How to Have Meetings People Want to Attend

How often do you walk out of a meeting knowing it was an utter waste of time? You’ve just lost an hour, two hours or perhaps more in a meeting that …

Project Management

After Years Of Deficit Doomsaying, Republicans Go On Massive Spending Spree

WASHINGTON ― Republicans are learning to love deficits and debt again, now that they are in power.<p>The $1.3 trillion budget package congressional leaders unveiled this week would boost spending to defense and domestic programs, and balloon the deficit. It’s a huge win for lawmakers of both parties …


This Is the Simplest, Most Successful Way to Save Enough Money for Retirement

Use your money to make more money.<p>Your nest egg is made up of two component parts: the contributions you diligently make to your retirement accounts …


Congress Just Ignored Trump’s Public-Land Cuts

Public-land advocates received a valuable civics lesson this week: the president can talk all he wants about budget cuts, but it’s Congress that decides where the money goes. Many of President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to public-land spending were nowhere to be seen in the bill Congress agreed …


5 Exercises That Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

Source: mimagephotography/Shutterstock<p>You have an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day. That's 70,000 chances to build yourself up or tear yourself down.<p>…


8 Tips to Make You a Great Story Teller

Whether it’s a family get-together, a casual evening out with friends, or a session with your hair stylist, being able to tell an entertaining story …

Public Speaking

Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …


10 Nutrients Scientifically Proven to Make You Feel Awesome:Foods

10 Nutrients Scientifically Proven to Make You Feel Awesome<p>Want some pep in your step? Perhaps a dash of good cheer? (Who doesn’t, right?). Look no …


Why He Kayaked Across the Atlantic at 70 (for the Third Time)

For Aleksander Doba, pitting himself against the wide-open sea — storms, sunstroke, monotony, hunger and loneliness — is a way to feel alive in old age.

Old Age

John W. Jones: The Runaway Slave Who Buried Nearly 3000 Confederate Soldiers

John W. Jones was as close to a sinless man as you could find—with the exception of the time he lied to his mother.<p>It was a late June evening in 1844 …

American Civil War

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

Source: copyright by<p>No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all …


Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge<p>A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction …


6 Weird Warning Signs That Could Indicate Your Heart Is in Trouble

See your doctor if you have any concerns about these.<p>The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work …

Medical Research

Extraordinary electricity on a remote Scottish island

Some 1.3 billion people lack regular access to electricity. With its reliable independent grid powered by wind, water and solar, a remote Scottish island could offer a solution.<p>In 2008, Eigg became the world’s first community to launch an off-grid electric system entirely powered by wind, water and …

Renewable Energy

Thank You for a Year of Diving Into Democracy

One year ago Waterkeeper Alliance launched “Dive Into Democracy,” a weekly roundup of current attacks on America’s clean water protections. We …

Scott Pruitt

The Saga of the Tybee Bomb

In the late 1950s, a U.S. Air Force B-47 on a training mission jettisoned a hydrogen bomb somewhere in the ocean near Savannah. Sixty years later, steeped in local lore and Cold War intrigue, Tybee’s “broken arrow” remains one of the great Southern mysteries<p>The skies above my home on Daufuskie …

U.S. Air Force

People Alive Today Have a Major Biological Difference From Previous Generations

If only we could live forever.<p>You're only as old as you feel, the saying goes, and it turns out that some of us seem to be ageing more slowly than we …

University of Southern California

Four in 10 cancer cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes

Actions like drinking less alcohol and keeping weight down could help prevent 2,500 cases a week, figures show<p>Almost four in 10 cancer cases in the UK could be prevented if British people changed their lifestyles by drinking less alcohol, keeping their weight down, ditching cigarettes and avoiding …


Put to Bed: These Are the Forgotten Pickup Trucks, Volume I


The best verbs to use on your resume, according to career experts

Your resume isn't a place for modesty; it's a chance to show companies all the awesome things you've done — and what you can do for them if given a chance. Take the opportunity to liven things up a bit. Weak, vague or overused verbs can actually diminish the excellent work you did at your last job, …


5 Ways Truly Great Bosses Keep Their Employees From Burning Out

These tips will keep your team running at its best.<p><i>As an employer, how do I deal with employee burnout? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Misha Yurchenko, tech recruiter, on …

Work-life Balance