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Winners and losers in Trump's first budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump's proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an array of international and cultural programs — from Appalachia to the arts — would take big hits, among the many parts of the …

Homeland Security

Michelle Obama: The Historic Legacy of the Nation's First Black First Lady

For the past two years, Michelle Obama has attended a ceremony in the East Room of White House honoring the country's school counselor of the year as part of her program encouraging students to pursue higher learning. On Friday, she will use the occasion to give her final remarks as first lady of …

Michelle Obama

Use a Sleep Calculator To Determine Your Ideal Bedtime

Not Just More Sleep, But Better<p>The <i>Ideal Bedtime</i> sleep calculator takes care of sleep quantity. But what about sleep quality? Sleep quality is …

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

From superhero movies and serious dramas to a new 'Star Wars' movie, the year's must-sees<p>Chances are good that most folks are still a little hungover …

57 Inspirational Quotes From 'Star Wars' and George Lucas | Inc.com

When I was 12 years old, I stood in line for three hours to see a new space adventure. I was so entranced I went back six times over the next several days to see it again. For the next 38 years, I, like many others, would quote Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Han Solo, among others.<p>George Lucas, one of the …

Darth Vader

How to Stop Feeling Guilty: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You did something bad. And now you feel terrible. But the feeling won’t go away. It gnaws at you. Even worse, it makes you feel like you’re a <i>bad</i> …

American Psychiatric Association

Transcript: Read the Speech Pope Francis Gave to Congress

Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress in a historic speech Thursday morning.<p>Here’s a full transcript of his remarks.<p>I am most grateful …

Christianity

17 bizarre yet beautiful hotels around the world

In countries around the world, there are quirky and innovative accommodations that take guests to new heights and unimaginable environments.<p>From the transparent bubble rooms of theAttrap'Rêves, which sit nestled in the forests of France, to Amsterdam's Faralda Crane Hotel, where rooms are situated …

Hiking Trail

5 signs you're overworked — and what to do about it

The more dedicated you are, the more solid your standing with your boss and employer.<p>Add to the mix never-ending, pervasive technology and a gadget-centric world that cannot disconnect, and you have the makings for a very un-relaxed society.<p>Did you stay home this summer? In a recent Allianz survey, …

Voice Mail

Five Items On Your Resume Recruiters Notice First

Recruiters skim resumes in seconds and still glean enough information to decide on a candidate. I have fond this to be true across industries, positions and levels. I have recruited for a variety of industries (financial services, management consulting, tech, media, non-profit), positions …

Employment

Scientists are raising important questions about the discovery of a new human ancestor

On September 10, scientists announced the truly remarkable discovery of thousands of bones belonging to a previously unknown species of human ancestor.<p>They gave the new species the name <i>Homo naledi</i>, after the Dinaledi chamber of the Rising Star cave where the bones were found.<p>The finding is already …

Anthropology

Why the iPad Pro is Apple’s vision for the future of personal computing

<i>This is a guest post by Fraser Speirs, a teacher, systems administrator and consultant specializing in the application of modern mobile technology in schools. It originally appeared on his personal website.</i><p><i>“The iPad is the clearest expression of our vision of the future of personal computing.” —</i> …

Donald Trump

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

TV

American cash is flooding into European stocks

Investors can't get to Europe fast enough.<p>American cash is pouring into European stocks. Last week alone, U.S.-based funds sent a record amount --$3.9 billion -- into Europe equities. That's according to EPFR Global, a research firm that tracks fund flow data.<p>"The trend is definitely accelerating," …

Investing

The Five Worst Supreme Court Justices In American History, Ranked

Today is the official release date for my book, <i>Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comforted and Afflicting the Afflicted</i>. As …

What Book Should All "Harry Potter" Fans Read?

We Potterheads need help moving on.<p>Thumbnail image via Flickr Commons.

It Is Time To Repeal the 10TH Amendment And Unify America %%

This nation’s official name is the “United” States of America, and even in the Pledge of Allegiance every school child recites daily that it is “one …

Who Should Select Senators?

A century after the Seventeenth Amendment transferred that power to the voters, legislatures and governors are devising new ways to retain it for themselves.<p>There are a lot of reasons that I love the Seventeenth Amendment, which transferred the power to elect senators from state legislatures to …

Elections

'Never go into these things without a plan'

How an attack on Obama led to Republican embarrassment over DHS funding.<p>In December, at a meeting of the raucous Republican Study Committee in the basement of the Capitol, Georgia Rep. Tom Price made a recommendation he hoped would help resolve an uprising in his party over President Barack Obama’s …

Republicans

Iconic Movie Outfits Go On Display in L.A.'s "Hollywood Costume" Exhibition

Dorothy’s ruby red slippers aren’t in Kansas anymore! The most iconic shoes in cinematic history are finally back home in Los Angeles for the final …

Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head

If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech<p>Accents, narrators and total silence: how you hear voices when you read Read more from the Inner Voices series<p>Most of us will be familiar with the …

Toronto Film Festival closes with a whimper

Say, did you catch<p>Cumberbatch? What aboutDowneyand Duvall? OrDano? Don't forgetEddie Redmayneand Felicity Jones. Or Reese unwashed — that was wild. CouldWinsletget any earthier? Who knewWiigwould find another level of crazy? Can Bill Murray get more saintly?Chris Rockmore raucous or raw?<p>Everywhere …

The 10 most inhumane laws courtesy of Southern Republicans

“Southern hospitality” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to lawmakers in Mississippi and Texas<p>The extreme right has been in a state of maximum anxiety during the Barack Obama era. Between growing acceptance for same-sex marriage, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, …

See What Has Become Of 8 Olympic Host Cities After The Games Left Town

Researchers have known for years that cities that host large sporting events like the Olympics generally spend more money and make less than anticipated. And investing in an Olympic Games won't necessarily lead to long-term economic growth or improved infrastructure.<p>Photographers and artists Jon …

Summer Olympics

John Oliver Brilliantly Tears Apart America's Broken Prison System

In a 17-minute segment on his new show "Last Week Tonight," comedian John Oliver ripped apart America's broken prison system and railed against Americans for not caring more about prisoners.<p>His rant covered a lot of ground. If you don't have time to watch the whole video, here's what he focused</b> …

John Oliver

How Hobby Lobby Split the Left and Set Back Gay Rights

The Supreme Court decision set off a debate between religious liberty and sexual-orientation nondiscrimination that advocates fear could undo years of progress.<p>In the <i>Hobby Lobby</i> decision handed down last month, the Supreme Court was asked to strike a balance between women’s rights and religious …