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Thompson, Manitoba: Wolf Capital of the World

How a Canadian city is planning to become a world-class centre for wolf-positive research, education and eco-tourism.<p>With breathless enthusiasm, Marion Morberg recalled a summer encounter with wild wolves.<p>In her truck, as she crested a hill near Thompson, Manitoba, she saw a lone wolf walking next …

Wildlife

Hey, President Obama! I Love Your Jacket!

I like to wear a very basic jacket when I'm on the road giving talks. I like a jacket that looks sharp, but can be stuffed into a backpack or into the overhead bin on a plane. The salesman in the shop pulled one out and claimed, "This the same coat Obama wears." Hearing that, I said, "Sold."<p>Still, …

European Travel

Rathergate and the dark magic of 2004: When the GOP learned how to subvert truth and alter political reality

Long before Benghazi and Planned Parenthood, Karl Rove toppled Dan Rather, gutted CBS and proclaimed lies as truth<p>Most of us, I would assume, have eagerly erased all memories of the dismal 2004 presidential campaign between George W. Bush and John Kerry, and for good reasons. It was the post-9/11 …

George W. Bush

California Target store plays porn over loudspeakers

Target is currently investigating an incident that occurred at one of its California stores on Wednesday during which pornographic audio was heard …

California

How I Fell Out of Love With the Latitude Society — and What Burning Man Can Learn from It

I’ve wanted to write about a piece examining Burning Man through the lens of The Latitude Society (or vice-versa) for some time. But I’m the kind of …

Chvrches shut down guy in the crowd shouting ‘marry me’

Lead singer of Chvrches Lauren Mayberry has long been an outspoken voice on the matter of sexism in the music industry, partly owing to the fact that she’s consistently found herself a target of misogynistic abuse online. Why should she put up this this, she wrote two years ago. She’s a fierce …

7 Habits That Force Your Mind to Stop Worrying | Inc.com

Worrying can get the better of almost anybody. Work stresses, personal concerns, and sometimes even irrational thoughts can seep into your mind and interfere with your ability to concentrate on ordinary tasks. Unfortunately, stopping those worries isn't easy--there's no "off switch" that can shut …

Mindfulness

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

Is It a Computer or Is It Bach? Program Fools Even Music Experts

A Yale computer scientist has developed a program that can create pieces of music close enough to baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach's work that people have trouble telling the two apart. "Kulitta," as creator Donya Quick calls it, learns from music provided for it to analyze, and creates new …

Flute

Rudy Giuliani backs off attack on Obama's patriotism

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rudy Giuliani is stepping back from his comments questioning President Barack Obama's patriotism -- finally, after sticking by those remarks repeatedly in recent days, and watching Republican 2016 presidential contenders distance themselves from him.<p>The former New York City mayor …

Government

39 Places to Have a Great Long Weekend

Master the three-day weekend getaway in one of these vibrant adventure towns across the United States. With the advice of a trusted local, discover the best spots to hike, bike, paddle, eat, drink, and sleep.

The Top Five Places to See the Giant Redwoods in California

National Geographic Travel

5 American Cities You Should Visit In 2015

In 2014, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Richmond were the coolest place to be. But with a new year brings a new set of cities to add to your bucket list. Luckily, we've found some surprising spots Americans are trekking to most, courtesy of Hotels.com's Hotel Price Index.<p>Whether it's a small-ish town …

American Cities

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.<p>Because taking a leap of faith is <i>hard,</i> particularly when it means life might …

Positive Thinking

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

Clint Eastwood

Secret Service investigating small drone

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The man operating the drone that crashed on the White House grounds called the U.S. Secret Service on Monday morning to "self-report" his involvement in the incident.<p>The drone's owner and operator works for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a government entity with …

Drones

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr

National Geographic Travel

Obama to call for new tax increases in State of the Union address

President Obama plans to call for billions in tax increases on top earners – including a hike in investment tax rates -- in order to fund new tax credits and other measures the White House claims will help the middle class.<p>The president's proposals, which also include eliminating a tax break on …

Obama Administration

Articles about most popular homes 2014 green on Dwell.com - Dwell

In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only "web" he knew about was the kind spun by spiders, and social...<p>Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs suggests that we only think about fancy needs like self-actualization once we've managed the basics...<p>Palm Springs thrives as a getaway, but lately an …

Real Estate

CNN / ORC Poll finds racial divide on police, justice system

There is a defined racial divide in America between how whites and non-whites view police and the criminal justice system, according to a CNN / ORC poll released Monday.<p>More than half of white Americans - 57% - think none or almost none of the police in their area are prejudiced against blacks. …

Stephen Colbert departs, and his Nation mourns

Watching the first episode of "The Colbert Report," I remember thinking, He cannot possibly sustain this.<p>Mine wasn't the early-days concern I have heard expressed most often as Stephen Colbert prepares to deliver his final "Colbert Report" Thursday: that no matter how large his talent, how good his …

Protesters plan 'Week of Outrage' - CNN.com

<i>Witnessing protests in your city? Share your photos with CNN iReport.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It's become a nightly ritual. When dusk descends, so do they -- by the hundreds, in cities coast to coast.<p>And the protests over police brutality after recent deaths of unarmed black men might only intensify. Organizers …

Defense secretary leaving

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.<p>Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack Obama, CNN confirmed from several sources.<p>During …

The U.S. government thinks China could take down the power grid

China and "probably one or two other" countries have the capacity to shut down the nation's power grid and other critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel Thursday.<p>Admiral Michael Rogers, who also serves the dual role as head …

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Democrats defeat bill to build controversial oil pipeline from Canada to US

Yes vote would have meant defeat for environmentalists and signalled new era of animosity between resurgent Republicans in Congress and President Barack Obama.<p>The Democrat-controlled Senate narrowly defeated a bill Tuesday to approve a controversial pipeline from Canada to the US, a massive project …