Christopher Breen

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Athletes swim across U.S.-Mexico border in immigrant-rights protest

Twelve athletes swam across the border from the United States to Mexico on Friday in a show of solidarity with immigrants amid a charged political climate.<p>Swimmers from the United States, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand and South Africa were escorted by a Mexican navy ship as they reached a beach in …

Immigration

20 things we don't do anymore because of technology

See if these sound familiar: You’re not sure where your U.S. road atlas is, or if you even own one. It’s been so long since you licked a stamp, you’ve forgotten what it tastes like. You’ve seen more scrumptious two-minute videos in the past week than you’ve consulted a cookbook in the past year.<p>We …

ISIS Appreciates the NRA’s Work

In the United States, you can buy semi-automatic weapon without submitting yourself to a background check, so long as you make your purchase at a gun …

Guns

Apple Sells $7 Billion in Bonds, Total Debt Now Over $100 Billion

Just a couple months after conducting a bond offering in February, <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) is back to tap the capital markets once again. The last U.S. offering came in at $10 billion (it raised a modest $1 billion in Taiwan as well), and brought Apple's total debt to nearly $100 billion after …

Investing

Website offers to send your ashes to GOP lawmakers after Trumpcare kills you

Less than 24 hours after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a new healthcare plan, the plan’s detractors have found the saddest possible way of protesting. Thanks to a new website, you can ship your cremated remains to a Republican lawmaker should you die as a result of the plan.<p>Zoe Jordan …

Health Care

The horse that saved his own life by painting

<b>He was once a well-known racehorse, but it looked as though ill health would soon mean the end for Metro. Then his artist owner, Ron, had an unusual idea.</b><p>It's said that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. So when Ron Krajewski first introduced his horse, Metro, to an easel …

Horses

Ranking All 374 Rolling Stones Songs

Time doesn’t apply to the Rolling Stones quite like it does to other rock bands. Their longevity is staggering — this band has been around for 55 …

Guitar

Poignant Photos of Animals Rescued From Abuse

In the summer of 2012, a heavily pregnant pig at a factory farm was beaten with an electric prod and a metal pole because she wouldn’t move from her …

The Sunglasses All Those Really Cool Girls on Instagram Are Wearing

Sun plus spring plus the approaching summer season plus Instagram equals the grave necessity for a new pair of sunglasses. If we know you as well as …

Here's What the MTV Movie Awards Looked Like 10 Years Ago

This Sunday is the MTV Movie and TV Awards, and if you're as excited as we are, you probably already have your popcorn ready and your DVR set to …

All the ways France in 2017 resembles Weimar Germany in 1932

While Emmanuel Macron is still expected to win the French presidential election on Sunday, his victory will be marred by the spectacular rise of extreme right nationalist Marine Le Pen. The National Front (FN) candidate has successfully normalized much of her party’s hardline anti-immigrant …

Political Science

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Are Goals on Goals on Goals on Goals

Your faves could never. Or, actually, maybe they could, because LOOK. When Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell were honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Thursday, they made everyone cry and laugh and wonder if this—just this—is truly what love could feel like.<p>JUST LOOK AT THEM.<p>EXSQUEEZE ME.<p>MY …

Miley Cyrus is getting seriously dragged for her critique of hip-hop

Is it 2015 again, because with another Miley Cyrus controversy in the air, it sure feels like it.<p>The singer is back in the spotlight promoting new, …

Here's How Steve Jobs Drove Apple's Phenomenal Growth | Inc.com

"Innovate or die," declared management philosopher Peter Drucker. But innovation is easier said than done. Established players like Procter & Gamble have departments full of people devoted to continuously launching "new-and-improved" products, while investor-funded newcomers like Airbnb can afford …

Innovation

8 Examples That Show How Loft Living Goes Beyond Just NYC

When you think of loft living, your mind may flash to the interesting lofted dwellings of New York City's Tribeca or Soho—but this unique type of space isn't just limited to NYC residents.<p>Loft living is now popular across the country in both urban and suburban settings. Some of them are located in …

Architecture

Russia is really doing its damnedest to defeat Macron and make Le Pen president of France

Few doubted Richard Burr, head of the US Senate intelligence committee, when he said in March that, “the Russians are actively involved in the French elections.” The news today of a massive online leak of emails from the campaign of Emmanuel Macron, the centrist who is leading the polls, adds …

North Africa

New Epic Route Will Connect 17 National Parks

This “Route of Parks” in Chile will ultimately be 1,500 miles long.<p>In 1976, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet ordered the construction of Route 7, an ambitious new roadway that would stretch some 770 miles through Patagonia’s relatively unpopulated lands of southern Chile. This remarkable …

National Parks

44 of the hardest questions Apple will ask in a job interview

Apple asks both technical interview questions, based on your past work experience, and some mind-boggling puzzles.<p>And if you're interviewing to work at Apple's retail stores, you'll be asked a lot of questions about how you'd handle an angry customer.<p>We combed through posts on Glassdoor to find …

A Steel-and-Glass Compound Is One Family’s Launchpad For Adventure

The four structures that form Studhorse in Northern Washington encourage family members and guests to interact with the landscape—and form lasting memories with each other.<p>Recalling the tradition of wagons around a campfire, an image quintessential to the Wild West, Studhorse by Olson Kundig is a …

Architecture

Even in Nike’s specially rigged race, runners couldn’t break the two-hour marathon mark

Eliud Kipchoge began today’s race with a calm smile. For two years, he had been preparing to smash the world record and finish a marathon in under two hours, in the controlled settings of the Monza Grand Prix circuit alongside a group of pacing runners who were shielding him from the vagaries of …

Marathons

In Rare Unity, Hospitals, Doctors and Insurers Criticize Health Bill

It is a rare unifying moment. Hospitals, doctors, health insurers and some consumer groups, with few exceptions, are speaking with one voice and urging significant changes to the Republican health care legislation that passed the House on Thursday.<p>The bill’s impact is wide-ranging, potentially …

Health Care

A hidden iOS 10 setting that may mean you may never run out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad again

Running out of space on your iPhone or iPad? There's a setting buried in iOS 10 that may put an end to this forever. And if it doesn't work, I'll …

It took a century to create the weekend—and only a decade to undo it

We made up the weekend the same way we made up the week. The earth actually does rotate around the sun once a year, taking about 365.25 days. The sun truly rises and sets over twenty-four hours. But the week is man-made, arbitrary, a substance not found in nature. That seven-day cycle in which we …

North Africa

Out in the cold: New U.S. budget priorities threaten housing aid programs

(Reuters) - When Paul Ryan, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, talks of social mobility, about helping struggling Americans move out of impoverished areas to give them greater opportunity, Shiva Daniels is the kind of person he has in mind.<p>A federal housing voucher allowed Daniels to …

Housing

Meet runway hair stylist Paul Hanlon

Leader of a new generation of fashion hairstylists, Paul Hanlon is a rising star, styling shows and glossy magazine shoots alike, thanks to his …

America’s history is filled with failed utopian societies

The utopian communities that sprouted across the United States in the 19th century were built in an era of experimentation and optimism. Founded by religious leaders, philosophers and even business owners, isolationist groups like the Perfectionists of Oneida, New York, and the Harmonites of …

New York City

27 Coffee Shops With Stylish Design You'll Want To Steal For Your Home

No matter how far from home you travel, one thing is guaranteed: you’ll be able to find a cup of joe when your caffeine cravings start.<p>Coffee shops …

Modern Lake Cabin

The interior layout and large windows in this BONE Structure custom home provide the occupants stunning views of the lake and mountains of this region. The architecture of the house is characterized, among others things, by a huge sloping roof which creates a direct link with the views of …

Architecture

Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto

Dr. Kenneth Montague’s Toronto loft is both home and art gallery—and the ultimate party house, thanks to two kitchens, a rooftop deck, and no shortage of conversation pieces.<p>A Vespa-riding dentist and curator, Dr. Kenneth Montague is one of a kind—and his home is equally unique. His office treats …

Mad Men

Bright Renovation of a 1970s Big Sur Home

Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible. So when Austrian architect Mary Ann Schicketanz decided to leave rural Big Sur, where she had lived for 21 years, and move to town, she looked for a good lot with a house she could tear down. But …

Living Rooms