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The Birth of a New American Aristocracy

The gilded future of the top 10 percent—and the end of opportunity for everyone else.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up residence at one of my …

Income Inequality

JIM ROGERS: Here's how to protect yourself from the biggest threat facing global markets

Jim Rogers is an investing legend, a world record holder and a best-selling author. He co-founded the legendary Quantum Fund with George Soros, which generated returns of more than 4,200 percent over ten years. Jim retired at 37, and later drove around the world… twice.<p>He's one of the founding …

Stock Markets

The Pentagon Can’t Account for $21 Trillion (That’s Not a Typo)

Twenty-one trillion dollars.The Pentagon’s own numbers show that it can’t account for $21 trillion. Yes, I mean trillion with a “T.” And this could …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Thank You, Carolina | by Joel Berry

W<p>hen I was a little kid, my mom turned to me one night and told me I was going to play for Carolina someday.<p>“You know, Jay, I believe that you’re …

College Sports

HoopsHype

0<p>reply<p>15hr<p>Social Media 15hr ago<p>The Knicks have a new head coach and other trending stories<p>0<p>reply<p>1d<p>Social Media 1d ago<p>Luka Doncic won't work out for …

Social Media

Which beer is loved most by consumers? 26 most popular U.S. beer brands

Beer is big business in America. The combined impact that brewers, distributors, retailers, supply-chain partners, and related industries had on the U.S. economy was more than $350 billion in 2016, according to the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association.<p>Last year, Americans bought …

Beer

American Higher Education Hits a Dangerous Milestone

As younger generations become more racially diverse, many states are allocating fewer tax dollars to public colleges and universities.<p>Drawing almost no attention, the nation crossed an ominous milestone last year that threatens more economic polarization and social division: For the first time, …

Higher Education

FDR wanted Jews ‘spread thin’ and kept out of U.S., documents reveal

New documents revealed by the FDR library shows the president's secret plans to resettle Jews out of Europe.<p>><br>• ><p>Third meetings of the Board of …

Johns Hopkins University

Inside the State Where the GOP’s Authoritarian Streak Has Run Wild

North Carolina's power-grab politics have been replicated all over the country.<p>In December 2016, North Carolina’s Republican-controlled General Assembly convened a special session. The stated purpose was to pass an emergency relief bill in response to Hurricane Matthew’s ravaging of the eastern …

Government

No, a Human Year Isn't Equivalent to 7 'Dog Years'

Here's how old your dog really is.<p>Dogs age at different rates compared to humans, but the simple rule of seven dog years to one human year is far …

Pets

Why did Paul Ryan dismiss the House chaplain?

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has dismissed the House chaplain, outraging Catholics in the lower chamber, and this morning’s speculation has centered on a prayer offered by the chaplain that was critical of the GOP tax law. In that prayer, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy urged members …

Donald Trump

These Common Antidepressants Could Contribute to Dementia Decades Later

Tricky risk assessments.<p>A class of medication used to treat conditions such as depression, incontinence, and gastrointestinal disorders has been …

The Brain

Anticholinergics

Anticholinergics are drugs that block the action of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter, or a chemical messenger. It transfers signals …

Medicine

Trump’s false claims to Comey about Moscow stay could aid Mueller

James Comey says the president told him that he never spent the night in Moscow in 2013, but flight records, social media and his bodyguard's testimony show otherwise.<p>Late last January, at a private White House dinner attended only by Donald Trump and Jim Comey, the president steered the …

Donald Trump

82-year-old woman with dementia gets memory back after changing her diet

A woman whose dementia was so severe she had to be hospitalised for her own safety regained her memory after changing her diet.<p>Mark Hatzer thought he …

Alzheimer's Disease

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Wellness

Americans are avoiding romaine lettuce after an outbreak — and it reveals one of the most dangerous grocery-store habits

A CDC investigation is putting leafy greens under the microscope.<p>On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that Americans avoid any form of romaine lettuce. According to the CDC, at least 53 people in 16 US states have been infected with E. coli after consuming romaine …

E.coli

Major League Baseball's Top 10 Starting Pitchers of All Time

Randy Johnson was arguably the most overpowering starting pitcher in Major League Baseball history, but the Big Unit wasn't quite good enough to rank No. 1 on Bleacher Report's list of the 10 greatest ever.<p>More than 75 pitchers have been inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame, so how does one pick the …

Baseball

How Mueller Can Protect the Investigation—Even if He Is Fired

The special counsel has a powerful tool up his sleeve, if he chooses to use it.<p>President Donald Trump has been hinting that he might try to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible criminal wrongdoing related to Russian election interference and matters related to it, such as …

Donald Trump

The insanity of covering a $50,000 knee operation but not a relatively cheap injection

Why give someone with bum knees a once-a-year injection costing as little as a few hundred bucks when you can instead make them undergo complicated knee-replacement surgery costing tens of thousands of dollars?<p>That, in a nutshell, is one reason the U.S. healthcare system is the most expensive in …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

The many wild links between Michael Cohen, Felix Sater, Trump, the Russian Mob, the NYPD and NY FBI

Admittedly this clip doesn’t explain much, so I went to Wiki.<p>The drama is set in Los Angeles, California, where Irish-American Ray Donovan (Liev …

I'm a millionaire who creates zero jobs. Why do I pay less tax than you?

Our tax code is deliberately designed to reward money over work, and the corporate tax cut financially rewards companies for moving money and jobs overseas<p>In 2013, just a few years after the 2008 financial crisis, I was part of BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory Group working for the Greek …

Income Inequality

Ketamine could become the first new depression drug in more than 30 years

Ketamine, which has been called "the most important discovery in half a century," just got a step closer to becoming the first new drug for depression in 35 years.<p>The compound has a reputation as a party drug, but many experts say that's unfair, since ketamine is increasingly being studied for its …

Trump businesses making millions from political and taxpayer spending – report

Donald Trump’s US businesses have raked in $15.1m in revenue from political groups and federal agencies since he began his run for the presidency, according to a report released on Monday.<p>For the report, titled The Art of the (Self) Deal: Political and Taxpayer Spending at Trump’s Properties, …

Donald Trump

Flesh-eating ulcer spreading in Australia, and reasons remain a mystery

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists in Australia have voiced concern about an apparent outbreak of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease that usually occurs in West and central Africa.<p>The infectious disease has seen a spike in cases in recent years in several parts of Australia but particularly in the state of …

Medical Journals

Trump Should Be Worried by Cohen Probe. Really Worried.

Federal prosecutors can dog him for the rest of his presidency, and he has no power to fire them.<p>Make no mistake: The presidency of Donald Trump has hit a major inflection point with the investigation of his personal lawyer Michael Cohen by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New …

Donald Trump

Vladimir Putin’s Billionaire Buddies Are Getting Scared, and Not Just of Sanctions

Some of the oligarchs now face major U.S. sanctions, while others are getting arrested on the Kremlin’s orders. Is Putin’s circle of the shameless …

Arid West Invading Fertile Eastern U.S.

Theres an invasion going on down the middle of the U.S., as America's arid West advances eastwards. Imperceptibly, decades of climate change have …