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Trump Echoed Again by U.S. Foe as Hezbollah Cites Obama-Islamic State Theme

The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group cited Donald Trump in accusing the U.S. and President Barack Obama of creating Islamic State, becoming the …

Middle East

Why I’m The Only Non-Democrat In My Family

Most black Americans are Democrats. My mom, dad, and siblings are all staunch Democrats. Yet this black person is not and has never been a registered …

Democratic Party

This Tiny Home's Pop-Out Porch Is Seriously Genius

And if that's not impressive, wait until you see the farmhouse kitchen.<p>A lot of the time, tiny homes are decorated just like your grandmother's house. Shingled exteriors, cringe-worthy patterns and maybe even a cutesy name that's slightly embarrassing to say. Well, the Alpha Tiny Home doesn't have …

Racially Incorrect Facts: A Truly Honest Discussion of Race

Posted: Jul 22, 2016 12:09 PM<p>On Thursday, July 14, Barack Obama held a nationally televised “town hall” meeting on American race relations—and, …

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

Mini-brain model of idiopathic autism reveals underlying pathology of neuronal overgrowth

The majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. Now researchers have created a "mini-brain" model, derived from persons with a …

Neuroscience

Bitcoin either goes to zero or it goes supernova

Bitcoin either goes to zero or it goes supernova<p>I’ve been inundated with questions from many of you following the recent events. Brexit, that is, not …

Don’t panic but our sun has gone blank

According to scientists, this unsettling phenomenon is a sign we are heading for a mini ice age.<p>Meteorologist and renowned sun-watcher Paul Dorian …

SC students to go to school on Constitution under new law

When public school opens in South Carolina next fall, students could begin getting an earful on the Constitution and Bill of Rights under a new state law, but some critics wonder why it took an act of the legislature to ensure kids learn about America’s founding documents.<p>Republican Gov. Nikki …

College Republicans Claim UC Irvine Suspended Them for a Year After Hosting Milo Yiannopoulos Event

On the heels of an event featuring conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos, the UC Irvine College Republicans were suspended by the school’s administration for a year, Breitbart reported.<p>A few hours later, the College Republicans got an email from the school laying down the suspension, Breitbart …

Republicans

German Rudolf Havenstein invoked in negative-rates note

Rudolf Havenstein.Wikimedia<p>Every now and then it helps to dig through the past to think about what's going on in the present.<p>So let's rewind back to 1920s Germany.<p>Back then the country was stuck in a less-than-ideal economic situation after the suspension of the gold standard and Kaiser Wilhelm …

Income Tax

Capitalism always wins

As you can imagine, here in Vietnam they call it the “American War”. Or sometimes the “Resistance War Against America.”<p>Most of us call it the Vietnam …

Obama Tries To Pretend The Second Amendment Doesn’t Exist

Speaking at a PBS NewsHour town hall last week in Indiana, President Obama was asked a thoughtful, nuanced question by a man in the audience about …

Guns

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

The Edge of Wearables: When Will Society Take the Ultimate Leap?

<b>New wearable technology will soon have the capacity to become skin-deep, but society might not be ready to adopt it just yet.</b><p>If your socks told your …

Debt Collectors Make a Killing on the Debts of the Dead

When someone dies, their debt doesn't just disappear—and in some cases, debt collectors resort to bullying, deception, and manipulation in order to get the money they're owed.<p>It was five days after Teresa Van Deusen's sister died when the letter from American Express arrived, offering condolences. …

Personal Finance

Federal Reserve's Foolishness Continues To Fester

<b>TO SEE WHY</b> the outlook for the global economy gets gloomier, just look at what John C. Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, said at a press conference following a forum at which he spoke in late January. Williams was questioned about our central bank’s avowed goal to …

Economics

Some Serious Pushback Against Obama's Imperial Presidency

During Richard Nixon’s presidency, Democrats repeatedly excoriated him for running roughshod over the Constitution’s limits on executive power – and they were right to do so.<p>Nixon’s view that presidential authority was almost limitless, summed up in his famous statement caught on tape, “If the …

Immune System

Obama is upending the role of the presidency

<b>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about executive power. Need a primer? Catch up here.</b><p><i>John Yoo is the Emanuel Heller professor of law at University of California at Berkeley, an American Enterprise Institute</i> …

Political Science

Banks Are Firmly On A Multi-Year Path Towards Becoming Utilities

From JPMorgan, which some say could face a shortfall of $22 billion on account of the suggested regulation, to other major banks whose seemingly-adequate capital cushions would need to be revisited, analysts will be busy calculating what this could imply over time for earnings, capital raises and …

World Economic Forum

11 Ways to Use Paint in DIY Projects

It’s a new month, new link party! We love seeing your projects, so please come back and link up throughout the month! All types of projects are …

The Most Incredible Home Makeovers in Movie History

These transformations are stunning proof of the power of change.<p>Thanks to the wonders of movie magic, the messy details of home renovations are usually glossed over with a quick montage set to a motivational soundtrack. But whether a makeover tears characters apart, brings them back together, or …

Before & After: Garage Door Updates That Instantly Make Your House Look More Expensive

Fresh doors can completely transform the look of your home, and for a lot less than you'd think.<p><i>This piece is excerpted from Staci Giordullo's article for Angie's List. Visit</i> <i>Angie's List</i> <i>for more consumer advice on everything from home repair to health care.</i><p><b>Garage Before</b><p><i>Clopay Garage Doors</i><p><b>Garage</b> …

BEFORE & AFTER: Black Countertops And White Paint Work Wonders

A dated kitchen gets a refreshing new look...you won't believe it's the same space!<p>A dated kitchen gets a refreshing new look...you won't believe it's the same space!

Kitchens

10 Renovation Mistakes Everybody Makes--And How To Fix Them

Repair any home project slip-up with these expert tips<p>Repair any home project slip-up with these expert tips

Home Improvement

This 18-Month DIY Kitchen Makeover Will Make You Jealous

Black and white, who knew we could love you even more?<p>Black and white, who knew we could love you even more? Wait until you see how the classic combination works wonders...

Before & After: This Victorian Home from 1885 Gets an Unbelievable Transformation

A married couple tackled this challenging project, and the results will blow your mind.<p>When house renovators Jeff Born and Victoria Born-Doody first laid eyes on a historic little house on Watson Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, they knew that they had found their next big project. The house, which …

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS now available for preorder at BHphoto (A and E mount).

The new 10mm Samyang f/2.8 lens can be preorderd at BHphoto as A-mount lens (Click here) and as E-mount lens (Click here). Image samples and video …

Social Security Offers Lump Sums? Yes, but Beware

If you wait until after your full retirement age to claim your Social Security retirement benefits, there is a little-known rule that could entitle you to a large chunk of cash all at once. This provision enables retirees who meet this requirement to receive up to six months of retroactive benefits …