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Here's why the 2018 Senate election will be crucial for President Trump and his Democratic foes

In the partisan battle zone that is Washington, there is one conquest that could turn the fight decisively in Republicans' favor: winning 60 seats in the U.S. Senate.<p>With control of the House, a filibuster-proof Senate majority could empower President Trump and his congressional allies to push …

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Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?

They’ve been squaring off for years. Now New York’s attorney general is emerging as the leader of the Trump resistance.<p>“I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.”<p>It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald …

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Milo Yiannopoulos is trying to convince colleges that hate speech is cool

<b>Sacramento, California (CNN) —</b> It's a recent Friday night in downtown Sacramento, and there's a man in a hotel lobby wearing a fur vest and sunglasses. He has a British accent.<p>A line of college-age fans stretches out the door.<p>They're waiting for autographs and selfies. Some are wearing "Make …

Google, Apple, Facebook plan to draft joint letter opposing Trump’s travel ban

It’s the first joint effort from big U.S. businesses to try to support immigration.<p>Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Uber and Stripe, along with a consumer packaged goods company and others, have been working together on a letter opposing U.S. President Trump’s travel ban, according to …

Immigration

Hawaii's House Republican Leader Says She Was Ousted Over Women's March

State Rep. Beth Fukumoto is exploring a possible switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party in Hawaii, after her stance against President Trump prompted her colleagues to vote her out as their minority leader, a post she had held since her election in 2012.<p>Fukumoto said her fellow …

Jury Convicts Man Who Shot Black Protesters in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — A jury on Wednesday convicted a Minnesota man of assault for opening fire and wounding five men demonstrating against the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police officers.<p>Allen Scarsella, 24, of Bloomington, was found guilty on all charges of assault and riot. Scarsella …

Jury convicts man who wounded black protesters in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury on Wednesday convicted a Minnesota man of assault for opening fire and wounding five men demonstrating against the fatal …

Non-Muslim Americans wear hijab in solidarity for World Hijab Day

Women in America walked in the shoes of Muslim women by wearing a hijab for World Hijab Day.<p>The BBC asked non-Muslim women why they decided to don the headscarf.

United by post-inauguration marches, Democratic women plan to step up activism

Days into Donald Trump’s presidency, a large number of liberals say they plan to step up their political activity, with Democratic women particularly motivated to take action, according to a new Washington Post poll.<p>The results suggest that the “women’s marches” immediately after Trump’s …

World Hijab Day Takes On Renewed Significance In The Age Of Trump

A celebration in New York City was marked by a rally in support of Muslim Americans.<p>Wednesday marked the fifth World Hijab Day, an annual event that found new significance this year in the wake of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order targeting Muslims and immigrants.<p>A gathering at New …

Mom Who Quit Job For Photography Now Captures Daughters' 'Magic Moments'

She said she "rediscovered" herself along the way.<p>A mom in Romania who quit her job to pursue her passion for photography has found her favorite subjects: her daughters.<p>Gina Buliga worked in Romania as a producer for Frame Film for nine years before quitting her job in 2009 to work on her …

Civil liberties group ACLU seeks help using anti-Trump donations

<b>The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is turning to Silicon Valley after receiving a surge in funds from opponents of US President Donald Trump.</b><p>The non-profit organisation received $24m (£19m) last weekend after a controversial immigration order was issued on Friday.<p>ACLU is teaming up with Y …

Clear and Effective Communication Techniques for Women in the Workplace

Women in the workplace often face an impossible choice between being assertive and perceived as pushy or being conciliatory and perceived as weak. In their book, <i>Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work</i>, Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris give practical, …

Review of pipeline could be beginning of end for opponents

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army's review of a proposal to finish the Dakota Access pipeline could be the beginning of the end for opponents who have …

Loneliness actually hurts us on a cellular level

A scientist explains how the pain of loneliness makes us sick.<p>“Humans are social animals” is a phrase often repeated by psychologists to sum up why we’ve been such a successful species. Our ability to live, work, and cooperate in groups is <i>the</i> key to our survival.<p>But it comes with a tradeoff. …

Psychology

Apple reportedly removing apps from Iranian developers & startups from the iOS App Store

Apple has allegedly started removing apps originating in Iran from the App Store. According to Techrasa, Apple removed the app of Digikala, the biggest Iranian e-commerce service, a few days ago. Apple has yet to comment on the procedure but it seems to stem from international trade laws (via …

When Muslims got blocked at American airports, U.S. veterans rushed to help

Jeffrey Buchalter was reflooring his foyer in Chesapeake Beach, Md., and listening to MSNBC over the weekend when he heard the news: An Iraqi who had worked with American forces as an interpreter had been stopped from entering the U.S. under a new executive order on immigration from President Trump.<p>…

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This Tutorial Shows You How to Fake Tilt Shift Videos

You’ve probably seen those fun time lapse videos that make subjects look miniature, like toys or models surrounded by a realistic looking …

How Trump’s travel ban could hurt science

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Ubadah Sabbagh felt goose bumps rise on his skin Saturday morning as he scrolled through the reports that immigrants from the Middle East — people just like him — were no longer being allowed into the United States.<p>Sabbagh, 23, is a student at Virginia Tech, working on …

The women taking a gruelling test to be US Marines

<b>The US Marines have a particular mystique - often first into a hotspot, and last out - and the training recruits undergo is particularly challenging. This applies to female marines - now for the first time being used in combat roles - as well as their male counterparts. Hannah King, of the British</b> …

SpaceX Hyperloop Competition: Elon Musk Says Tunnel Digging Will Start Tonight

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk gave the world the concept of Hyperloop — a superfast ground-based mass transit system — in 2013, but none of his …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

"Holy Grail" Metallic Hydrogen Is Going to Change Everything

The substance has the potential to revolutionize everything from space travel to the energy grid.<p>Two Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating an …

Space Travel

11 Brutal Truths About Emotions That You Really Need to Hear

Make emotions work for you. Instead of against you.<p>Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as this concept has increased in popularity, it's also become widely misunderstood.<p>So, what is …

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Does the fitness industry have a “sexy-shaming” problem?

It was mid-August and Christina Canterino was getting her daily sweat on. After a 60-pound weight loss, the 29-year-old financier and personal …

9 Surprising Ways to Build Emotional Intelligence, Backed by Science

Got plans for the weekend?<p>Emotional intelligence, also known as EI or EQ (for Emotional Quotient), describes a person's ability to recognize emotions, to understand their effect, and to use that information to guide decision-making. Since EI gives you deeper insight into the role emotions play in …

Emotional Intelligence

A Single, Brutally Honest Truth About Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is an invaluable skill. But you'll never improve yours unless you acknowledge this first.<p>Just about every single decision we make is influenced by our emotions.<p>That's what makes emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ) so valuable. Learning to identify emotions, to …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Ways Manipulators Use Emotional Intelligence for Evil (and How to Fight Back)

Learn how to protect yourself.<p>Emotional intelligence is nothing new.<p>Sure, the term was coined in the 1960s, and popularized by psychologists in recent decades. But the concept of emotional intelligence--which I define as a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions and use that …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children? A Child Development Expert Says Do These 5 Things

Because you can't start too early.<p>Learning to recognize and control our emotions is a life-long endeavor, one that can reap major rewards. For years, I've been a student of what many now refer to as emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ).<p>But as the father to two small children, I got to …

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence at Work: How Men and Women Interpret Feedback Differently

Knowing the differences can help you develop a personal strategy.<p>How do you respond to feedback?<p>A recent study published in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> sheds some insight into different ways men and women react to the input of their peers. It was conducted by Margarita Mayo, Professor of Leadership …

Emotional Intelligence