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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 …

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

Politics News<p>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 …

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 …

Sleep

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

‘The Club’ (Feb 5)<p>A Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film (and almost assuredly an Oscar nominee for that category as well), this tense drama …

Here Are All The Dates You Need To Know For Election 2016

We've got you covered.<p>It may seem as though the 2016 presidential election has been going on for an eternity. But technically, it hasn’t even started yet! Soon, though, voters will actually begin to choose who they want to be the next president. Lucky them. Lucky all of us.<p>Here are some of the big …

57 Inspirational Quotes From 'Star Wars' and George Lucas

This wisdom from a long time ago and a galaxy far, far, away will inspire you to be thoughtful, brave, and successful.<p>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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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> …

IPad Pro

Donald Trump's 4-hour swing by the border

<b>Laredo, Texas (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Thursday landed in this Texas border town to meet with local officials, speak with law enforcement and tour the border between the U.S. and Mexico that has become a contentious symbol in his campaign for president.<p>Four hours later, he was gone.<p>Speaking from in …

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 …

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," …

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.

Books

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 …

'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 …

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 | Peter Moseley

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>Most of us will be familiar with the experience of silently talking to ourselves in our head. Perhaps you’re at the supermarket and realise that …

Toronto Film Festival closes with a whimper

Say, did you catch Cumberbatch? What about Downey and Duvall? Or Dano? Don't forget Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Or Reese unwashed — that was wild. Could Winslet get any earthier? Who knew Wiig would find another level of crazy? Can Bill Murray get more saintly? Chris Rock more raucous or raw?<p>…

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>Alex Henderson<p>September 5, 2014 6:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The extreme right has been in a state of maximum anxiety during the Barack Obama era. Between growing …

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 …

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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> …

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 …