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Jeff Sessions and the Odds of Imprisoning Innocents

The attorney general is standing athwart a long overdue movement to reform forensics yelling stop.<p><i>The Washington Post</i> reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions “will end a Justice Department partnership with independent scientists to raise forensic science standards.” If that doesn’t scan as …

Donald Trump

What Is an Elite College Really Worth?

As students around the country await admissions decisions, let’s remember what America’s top colleges are for—and whom they could really help.<p>This time of year, thousands of college applicants await e-notices and auspiciously sized envelopes from schools, under terrible pressure from their parents, …

College & University

8 steps for building your writing process

Writing is a process – a set of predictable, repeatable steps in the journey to the finished work. While there are probably as many processes are …

4 apps for couples you and your partner need to try right now

Technology has become a huge way for people to meet each other, and the majority of singles say they've joined a dating app at some point. But what about apps for couples? Where does technology fit in for those of us already in relationships? As it turns out, there are plenty of options for us …

'Happiness isn't a size': Woman responds to body-shaming comments

Body-positive blogger Megan Jayne Crabbe, who goes by Bodyposipanda on social media, isn't letting critics get in the way of her confidence.<p>The 24-year-old recently posted before and after photos of her from 2014 and now — with a twist.<p>"Every day we're inundated with before and after weight loss …

Mental Health

The Course of Love: A Crash Course in the Long-Term Relationship

IN 1993, AN UNUSUALLY PRECOCIOUS 23-year-old named Alain de Botton rocked the literary world with the release of his first novel, <i>On Love</i> (also known …

Police: Pennsylvania couple gave daughter to man as thanks

A Pennsylvania couple is accused of child endangerment after police said they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to a man who helped them financially. The friend has been charged with sexually assaulting the teen, who had two children with him.<p>Officials acting on a tip Thursday found 51-year-old …

The Hellish Reality Of Dinnertime With Kids

Before my husband and I had kids, we did not just eat. We would dine. We would grill pork stuffed with feta. I made my own Alfredo sauce with …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This wife isn’t sure how to resolve a disagreement over a purchase she is making alone.<p>17 min ago4:15 p.m. May 30, 2018<p>This New Jersey woman wonders …

Has Google's Parsey McParseface just solved one of the world's biggest language problems?

Google has just created possibly the world's best computer program designed to understand the English language but this cutting-edge technology may just be the tip of the iceberg.<p>A new theory could be about to unlock the secrets of how natural human language really works, putting an end to a …

Why My Elementary School Kids Won't Be Doing Their Homework

Dear Kindergarten/Second-Grade Teacher:<p>You may have noticed that we haven’t been handing in our “homework packets” for the last couple of weeks. I’d …

This Dude Tried On His Girlfriend's Clothes To Make An Important Point

"This bullsh*t right here is why we have 8 year olds with eating disorders."<p>One male Facebook user has discovered what any woman who wears clothes learned long ago: sizes can be completely absurd.<p>On May 5, Facebook user Benjamin Ashton Cooper posted<p>two photos of himself wearing his girlfriend's …

Feminism

Don’t go potty: follow these rules at the nursery | Alys Fowler

It’s easy to be seduced into buying plants that won’t survive in your garden, so follow Alys Fowler’s simple tips<p>You can drag me off to a nursery any day: I get excited, then possibly a little glum when I realise I can’t fit it all in, then excited again, because you never know, I may find space. …

9 Love Experts Share Their #1 Piece of Dating Advice

There’s still time to find love in 2016.

Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away | Simon Jenkins

The hysterical cheerleaders of the e-book failed to account for human experience, and publishers blindly followed suit. But the novelty has worn off<p>At last. Peak digital is at hand. The ultimate disruptor of the new information age is … wait for it … the book.<p>Shrewd observers noted the early signs. …

Books

North Carolina, Justice Dept. file dueling lawsuits over transgender rights

By Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p>Sarah Larimer<p>, Reporter<p>Sari Horwitz<p>, Reporter<p>North Carolina and the Justice Department announced dueling lawsuits Monday over the state’s “bathroom bill,” which has become the epicenter of a larger fight over transgender rights.<p>The two complaints, filed several hours apart, …

LGBTQI

Top 51 Happiness And Motivational Dr. Seuss Quotes To Boost Your Life

Theodor Seuss Geisel ( Born on March 2, 1904, Died on September 24, 1991 ) was a cartoonist, book publisher, animator, artist, and a writer.<p>His most …

Motivation

“Are there no workhouses?”: Meet the nasty House Republican whose bill would make poor kids starve

<b>Todd Rokita (AP/Darron Cummings)</b><p>Todd Rokita’s bill is called the “Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act.” Naturally, it does neither<p>Jeff Bryant<p>May 7, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>Conservative lawmakers are well known for wanting to cut funding to public education. But just remember, every time they take …

Education

A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage

Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter.<p>All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond with …

Parenting

The Mothers Who Regret Having Kids

Research shows that 97 percent of moms believe the rewards of being a parent outweigh the cost. But what about the 3 percent of mothers who disagree?<p>On paper, modern motherhood can seem like a raw deal. Infant care costs more than college in some states, moms are routinely shamed on social media …

Why So Many Chinese Students Come to the U.S.

They’re eager to escape flawed education systems back home, where low standards are leaving many ill-prepared for a global economy<p>YANGZHOU, China—Fan Yue looked into the future and didn’t like what she saw.<p>As a high-school student in this eastern Chinese city of 4.6 million, she dreamed of going to …

Education

A rare interview with Don DeLillo, one of the titans of American fiction

If you want to reach Don DeLillo, don't try to email him; he doesn't email. His preferred method of business communication is via fax. He still writes his novels on a typewriter.<p>That technological reticence notwithstanding, DeLillo is one of the titans of American fiction. The 79-year-old DeLillo …

Literature

U.S. suicides have soared since 1999, CDC report says

Driven by stark increases in the numbers of white women and Native Americans who are taking their own lives, suicide rates in the United States jumped 24% in the years between 1999 and 2014, a new government report says.<p>Following a slow-but-steady rise in suicides from 1999, the yearly increase …

Public Health

Short on bed space or just need some extra flexibility? These unexpected veggies, fruits, herbs, and ornamentals thrive in pots and barrels -- in your yard, on your balcony, and beyond. Some plants even flower better when they are (believe it or not!) root-bound.

Certain Fig Hybrids<p>Some species of fruiting fig trees flourish in pots. When placed on a sunny windowsill or outside in warm weather, miniatures like …

Gardens: Alys Fowler’s top 25 indestructible plants

Fill tricky spots and barren corners with a blanket of blooms all summer<p>No more excuses, no more bare, broken concrete, no more empty beds denuded of life, no more forgotten corners. Even if you’re just calling it home for the summer, even if you’ll never have your name on the deeds, even if you …

Gardening

Trump Says He Will Delegate Supreme Court Appointments To The Heritage Foundation

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, in an apparent bid to placate conservatives who fear that he could appoint an insufficiently …

Donald Trump

Here's How Often the Happiest People in America Go Out and Have Sex

Make the most of International Day of Happiness.<p>This Sunday, March 20th, is International Day of Happiness, a special day when we're all supposed to get together and make the world a more joyous place.<p>RELATED: Americans Have Become More Comfortable with Gay Marriage—but Less with Divorce<p>It's always …

Kentucky lawmaker’s bill forces men to get note from wives before purchasing Viagra

By Peter Holley<p>, Reporter<p>Tired of what she considers the government inserting itself into women’s private lives, a Kentucky lawmaker has decided to return the favor.<p>Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, has introduced a bill that would force men who want to use erectile dysfunction drugs to …

Kentucky