Steven Mingey

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Trump Fails At Everything. So Why Does He Always End Up On Top?

Until recently casinos were illegal in almost every state because it was considered unfair to run an institution that parted people with their money so easily. But when Donald Trump launched one of his own he somehow managed to run it into the ground. Yet in his campaign for president one of his …

Donald Trump

The Tyranny of the Exclamation Point Is Causing Email and Text Anxiety

We’ve become addicted to exclamation points in emails and texts, and going cold turkey freaks people out<p>John Witkowski was trying to make some progress on a work project one day this summer when he fired off more than two dozen emails. The 30-year-old tax accountant from Cleveland ended each …

Accounting

The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.”<p>These are the infamous words of legendary NFL coach, Vincent Lombardi, considered by many to be one the …

Motivation

Pentagon Officials Listen In Silence As Mike Pence Details Plans For Angel-Guided Defense Weapons System

WASHINGTON—Feigning polite interest throughout the 90-minute meeting, Pentagon officials from all five branches of the armed forces listened in …

Mike Pence

In leaked recording, key House Republican suggests GOP must keep House to protect Trump from Mueller

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a newly leaked audio recording, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a California Republican, suggests that his party needs to retain control of the House of Representatives to protect President Donald Trump from special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>"If (Attorney …

Donald Trump

Why running slow can eventually help you run faster

I am a slow runner. I want to run fast, and, in fact, there are times when I think, “Wow! I’m going so fast!” Then, I glance at my pace on my running app, and, no, I’m not going fast. The last time my husband filmed me as I crossed the finish at a race, I thought he was experimenting with the …

Marathons

The spot where Emmett Till’s body was found is marked by this sign. People keep shooting it up.

By Alex Horton<p>, Reporter<p>Emmett Till’s black, broken body was plucked from the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi days after his killing in August 1955, a heavy cotton gin fan tied on his neck with barbed wire.<p>It took 19 days for two white men, Roy Bryant and his brother-in-law J.W. Milam, to be …

Black History

The Press Doesn’t Cause Wars—Presidents Do

Trump’s claim that journalists can incite conflict isn’t borne out by the historical evidence.<p>President Donald Trump escalated his battle against the news media this weekend. “The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE,” he wrote. “I am …

Political Science

pray-as-you

Evidence Mounts That Germs May Cause Alzheimer's

In the end it will be microbes—bacteria, viruses and fungus—found to be at the root of all disease and aging, and specifically Alzheimer’s, contends geneticist Dr. Rudolph “Rudy” Emile Tanzi.<p>“The two biggest threats to healthy aging have had to do with dealing with infection,” said Tanzi, who …

Dementia

The Key to Avoiding Weight Gain as You Get Older Probably Isn't What You Think

Do this instead.<p>Like a favourite car that's starting to show its age, many of us begin to put on weight as we get older.<p>"She's not what she used to …

Weight Loss

As a conservative, I despair at Republicans' support for Trump. His vision is not conservatism

The problem is that many conservatives have confused the swagger of the schoolyard bully with actual strength<p>As Donald Trump extends his control over the Republican party, American conservatism has entered a pseudo-Orwellian stage where weakness is strength, appeasement is toughness, lies are …

Donald Trump

This $213 Train Ride Lets You See America's Most Beautiful Bucket List Sites

With its vast deserts, lush national parks, and bustling cities, there's a long list of attractions that belong on a U.S. bucket list, and travel …

San Francisco

The Michael Cohen tapes story is just getting started

<b>(CNN) —</b> The story, on its face, seems to be this: In the waning months of the 2016 election, Donald Trump and Michael Cohen talked about paying off former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal, who alleged an affair with Trump, to keep her quiet.<p>Pretty big news, right? (Kudos to The New York Times for …

Donald Trump

How to Achieve More Success as a Couple

Hold each other accountable and encourage each other to do more, not less.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do people want to do more or do people want to do less? Usually it seems that people want to do less. They want to take the weekend off. Work only as much as they …

Motivation

To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

Frequent Technology Use Linked to ADHD Symptoms in Teens, Study Finds

A new study of 2,500 teenagers suggests that frequent use of digital media can lead to higher risk of developing ADHD-related symptoms<p>The more teens use social-media networking sites, video games and streaming services, the higher their risk of developing symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity …

Social Media

How to Make Money as a Writer in 2018 [Infographic]

When you tell people you’re a writer, one of two things will happen. Either they instantly assume that you earn big bucks or they give you that look …

Republicans Rebuke Trump for Siding With Putin as Democrats Demand Action

WASHINGTON — For nearly two years, Republicans have watched uncomfortably, and often in silence, as President Trump has swatted away accusations that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential race, attacked his own intelligence agencies and flattered President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.<p>On …

Donald Trump

What is gaslighting? And how do you know if it's happening to you?

It’s an unfortunate reality that happens in personal relationships and by public figures to the peoples they serve.<p>“Oh come on. I never said that.”<p>“You’re just being overly sensitive.”<p>“I don’t know why you’re making such a big deal out of this…”<p>Psychologists use the term “gaslighting” to refer to a …

Domestic Violence

The Importance of Sentence Length in Writing

First published in 1985, <i>100 Ways to Improve Your Writing</i>, is a book by author Gary Provost that is loaded with constructive tips for writers of all …

Creative Writing

Here’s One More Reason You Need to Hydrate After a Hot Run

Find out how your work performance could suffer if you don’t drink up.<p>Here’s another reason to fill up your water bottle this summer: Even mild dehydration can make you less smart, according to a new survey of research from the Georgia Institute of Technology.<p>For his doctoral dissertation, Matthew …

Want to Live Longer? Science Says Drink More Coffee (Even This Insane Amount)

Yet another study says that even more coffee will help you live longer and fight off cancer.<p>I hope you're reading this while drinking a cup of coffee. Maybe even your second or third cup.<p>That's because a massive new British study, examining the coffee habits and longevity of nearly 500,000 adults, …

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

West Michigan

The Collapse Of Evangelical Leadership Was Inevitable, But Its Resurrection Isn't

A variety of observers have spoken in the past year or two of a collapse of American evangelical leadership. But that fateful moment already came to pass many years ago.<p>This collapse of moral authority has usually been traced to evangelical leaders’ recent and surprising mutual protection pact with …

Faith

The Outrage Over Family Separation Is Exactly What Stephen Miller Wants

For President Trump’s senior adviser, the public outrage and anger elicited by policies like forced family separation are a feature, not a bug.<p>When the news stories began to surface last month of sobbing young migrant children being forcibly removed from their parents at the border, many close …

Donald Trump

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

The Surprising Finds At King Arthur's Legendary Castle

Recent research at Tintagel Castle (in Cornwall, England) has uncovered some fascinating finds. In addition to ceramics from what’s now Turkey (and maybe Cyprus) and glassware from the Iberian peninsula, archeologists from English Heritage working at the site have just uncovered a stone from the …

Archaeology

Trump Was Outfoxed in Singapore

It sure looks as if President Trump was hoodwinked in Singapore.<p>Trump made a huge concession — the suspension of military exercises with South Korea. That’s on top of the broader concession of the summit meeting itself, security guarantees he gave North Korea and the legitimacy that the summit …

North Korea

An Entrepreneur's Letter To His Son

As a father, I’ve taken to writing letters to my son in an attempt to document the lessons I’ve learned throughout my time as an entrepreneur.<p>So far, I’ve kept all of these private, but given the state of the world and some of my experiences as of late I thought it would be appropriate to share …

Self-improvement