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Ever wonder why Mickey Mouse never had any kids? Maybe it was those silly pants. Let’s not even consider whether his lack of style turned Minnie off. Mickey may have failed to score because of the fabric of his red shorts.

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By Katie for DivorcedMoms.com I have spent time dating during the first year post-divorce.

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Richard Sherman is well known for his unconventional approach to press conferences ― and on Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback took the stage to let reporters know what’s really on his mind. Sherman started his weekly presser with a few words on the Seahawks’ upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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“Barefoot Contessa” Ina Garten and her husband Jeffrey Garten have been married nearly 50 years, and there’s no doubt that the pair is  still  very much in love .

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This piece is running in newspapers in my conservative congressional district in Virginia (VA-06).

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How You Can Join The Breast Health Challenge

21sep

It’s almost October again: Breast Cancer Awareness Month! As an 11-year breast cancer survivor, I don’t really need to be reminded that breast cancer exists. However, I’m always interested in ways I can work proactively to prevent its recurrence and in information that can prevent others from ever having to face this frightening disease

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I thought I was prepared to be my mother’s healthcare proxy, but I was not.

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The 4 Most Common Choking Hazards For Adults

21sep

Remember the first time you fed your pint-sized grandchild grapes or hot dogs? You were probably politely told by your son or daughter to cut these foods into tiny pieces, so the child wouldn’t choke.  But don’t mistake choking as a hazard just for the toddler set.  Truth is, anyone can choke, even adults who have been eating solid food for six decades.

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George Clooney took it hard. CNN asked the actor  about Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from Brad Pitt while he was at a United Nations conference on the refugee crisis on Tuesday.

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Saturday night’s bombing  in Manhattan was a shock to many, including “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah. But the “badass” way New New Yorkers reacted was even more surprising, he said.

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Reader Left Out writes, I was wondering if you have some advice about being excluded from a group that used to invite you to their parties (or in general about exclusion situations). We live in a neighborhood where several families (about 7-9) get together and have parties (most of our kids are around the same age too and go to the local school together). I’ve kinda figured out that several of them get together more frequently and are more close knit which is ok.

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There is a deep-rooted quality and shared passion that has recently emerged as a stronghold of the millennial generation – the desire, or responsibility, to provoke positive social change. “Social impact” has become one of the most popular buzzwords out there. Millennials commonly perform actions or dedicate themselves to causes to break down societal norms they find unjust or antiquated

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Tom Hanks’ “Sully” has taken off with a stellar $35.5 million at 3,525 North American locations, marking a solid start to the fall box office season. Directed by Clint Eastwood, “Sully” handily outperformed recent expectations, which had been in the $25 million range. The action-adventure, which recreates 2009’s “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency landing, generated an A CinemaScore in a strong signal that “Sully” should continue to draw well in coming weeks.

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As we enter the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign, most Americans are squarely focused on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the White House. At the United Nations, another important election with long term geopolitical implications for our world is currently ongoing.

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September 8 marks the centennial of the estate tax, which establishes a tax on certain estates that are transferred as inheritance.

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Colin Kaepernick and the Constitution

06sep

Colin Kaepernick’s alleged show of a lack of respect for the American flag by refusing to stand during the National Anthem recalls other moments in U.S. history when such refusals generated controversy and even incited violence.

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For the past few weeks, national nightly news broadcasts have been leading with weather stories. California and Florida have been burning out of control, a tornado two miles in diameter wiped one Kansas town off the face of the map, and agrarian Missouri has been flooding. Fires and tornadoes, although extraordinarily dangerous and deadly, move fast and decisively, cutting a swath through all natural and manmade objects with reckless abandon

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It has been over a week now since Colin Kaepernick sat during the playing of the National Anthem prior to an NFL Exhibition game. He was protesting discrimination against African Americans and police brutality in the United States. These issues have been in the forefront of public discussion since the shooting of Michael Brown just over two years ago

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Young Frenchman Lucas Pouille scored a stunning, five-set upset over 14-times grand slam singles champion Rafa Nadal, winning a climactic tiebreak 8-6 to reach the U.S.

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Pope Francis Proclaims Mother Teresa A Saint

04sep

By Isla Binnie VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the “saint of the gutters” during her life, was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis on Sunday, fast-tracked to canonization just 19 years after her death. Tens of thousands of pilgrims packed St

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Labor Day Weekend: 17 Party-Friendly Recipes

04sep

It’s time to say sayonara to summer with a Labor Day bash and lots of good food. So fire up the grill and cap off the season with a killer cookout. From Old Bay Shrimp Salad to Juicy Steakhouse Burgers, all of these foolproof recipes will make your summer send-off unforgettable.

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KABUL (Reuters) – At least 38 people were killed and 28 were injured in Afghanistan after a fuel tanker collided with a passenger bus, causing a massive explosion, local officials said on Sunday. The incident took place on a major highway connecting the southern province of Kandahar with the capital city of Kabul.

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Image: Computer programming. Stock Photo.

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Last Tango in Riyadh

04sep

In 2015, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz ascended the throne of Saudi Arabia. He wasted little time in turning his tribe’s long-held rule of succession, designed to maintain tribal harmony, on its head, by nudging aside the Crown Prince and imposing a nephew as the new Crown Prince and making his 30-year old son Deputy Crown Prince and effective day-to–day ruler of the realm and ahead of hundreds of senior princes

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Nocturnal Animals photo by Merrick Morton, Universal Pictures International With Tom Ford, chances are that if he throws a rock in the wind, he will hit gold. When it comes to fashion, Ford has conquered it, he “shut it down” as fashionista Rachel Zoe would say

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Donald Trump tried almost every strategy possible over the past two weeks to spin his deportation positions.

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The Whiskey Exchange at Covent Garden In recent years, London has become a mecca for fine whiskey retailers. If the iconic retailer Cadenhead is a shrine to Scotch whisky, then its retail rival The Whiskey Exchange (TWE) is Scotch whisky’s cathedral. The giant store, which recently relocated to larger facilities near Covent Garden, stocks more than 800 whiskies, one of the largest selections of any retail whiskey store in the world, not to mention that it stocks another 400 bottles of other spirits

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Apparently a trip down memory lane was too much for Dr. Ben Carson . The renowned neurosurgeon abruptly walked away from a CNN interview on Saturday after a visit to his childhood home in Detroit with Donald Trump .

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Considering  Kristen Bell  asked  Dax Shepard  to marry her on Twitter (he said yes), it’s no surprise that she’d respond in full to his loving social media tribute commemorating 12 years of being sober.  On Thursday, Shepard gave a shoutout to his wife and two young daughters, Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 1, expressing how grateful he feels to have his family after drugs and alcohol sent him down a destructive path earlier in his career.  “Twelve years ago today I came out of my last toxic, life threatening stupor. I now have a wife & babies & some self-esteem #gratitude #promises,” he wrote.  A day later, Bell reacted to Shepard’s message on Twitter, doubling down on the adorableness factor and confirming what we’ve known all along: there’s no better couple in Hollywood than these two.  “Can you believe this guy?” she tweeted.

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A police officer and a wanted suspect are both dead after a chase led to gunfire in New Mexico on Friday. Authorities identified the slain officer as 33-year-old  Clint Corvinus , a four-and-a-half year veteran of the Alamogordo Police Department, according to his memorial page.

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Donald Trump’s crime-fighting super cop from Chicago does exist after all! Well, at least in Stephen Colbert’s mind. “ The Late Show ” host conducted a hilarious spoof interview  Friday with a man he said was the senior officer who last month told Trump he could stop the city’s crime in just one week.

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U.S., China Formally Join Paris Climate Pact

03sep

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping fortified commitments to reduce carbon emissions Saturday by formally joining the Paris agreement and pledging a “continued bilateral climate cooperation.”  The leaders of the world’s two largest emitters of greenhouse gases met Saturday at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China . By officially ratifying the climate agreement reached in April, the two countries move the Paris deal a major step toward taking effect this year, the White House said

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Pop star Cyndi Lauper  likened Donald Trump  to Adolf Hitler  in a blistering radio interview rant on Friday. The “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” singer tore into the Republican presidential candidate while promoting her upcoming tour on San Diego KOGO talk radio station’s “Morning News” show.

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MANILA – Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte declared on Saturday a “state of lawlessness” in the country after an explosion in a market killed 14 people in his home city of Davao while he was on a regular weekend visit there. Duterte, who ran Davao for more than two decades as its crime-busting mayor, said the explosion late on Friday outside a high-end hotel intensified what was an “extraordinary time” in the Philippines, and police and military would redouble efforts to crush crime, drugs and insurgency.

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Julian Assange and the New McCarthyism

03sep

America’s newspaper of record ran a front-page article this past Thursday, “How Russia Often Benefits as Assange Reveals Secrets” that exemplifies the “New McCarthyism” at work. The article insinuated without providing any concrete proof that Russian intelligence was behind the leaked emails pertaining to the Democratic National Committee’s efforts to sabotage the campaign of Bernie Sanders and ensure the nomination of Hillary Clinton. The allegations are based on the claim by an unnamed CIA official that Wikileaks materials had the same bit of code and telltale metadata traced to previous intrusions attributed to Russian spy agencies.

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TAMPA, Fla. – Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, causing widespread power outages and flooding before diminishing into a tropical storm and plowing up the Atlantic Coast into the Carolinas with a still-potent mix of high winds and heavy rains.

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Anyone familiar with Japanese politics would know that MP Taro Kono never shies away from swimming against the tide, whenever needed. This Japanese Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member has famously opposed the government nuclear policy, plans for nuclear fuel and building new stations.

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Almost Widowed

03sep

The first time I got married, it was 1971.

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Feeling like an Imposter at University

02sep

Growing up in this day and age is tough.

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There’s a  relationship trend in South Korea, called Keo-Peul-Look ,  where couples wear matching outfits to prove just how committed they are. So, naturally, BuzzFeed couples Freddie and Paul and Safiya and Tyler decided to try the trend out in the streets of America to see what all the fuss is about. The verdict

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Pay no attention to the cordial press releases. Google ― sorry,  Alphabet ―  sure looks like it’s thinking about taking on Uber. Earlier this week, Google announced that its popular Waze app, which offers crowd-sourced navigation and has  65 million active users , plans to  explore a carpooling feature  in the Bay Area sometime this fall

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The meeting between Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Mexico City on Wednesday angered millions in Mexico, including former President Vicente Fox and former first lady Margarita Zavala.  But a scathing op-ed written by Oscar-winning Mexican-born director Alejandro González Iñárritu (”Birdman,” “The Revenant”) may be the most eloquent takedown of the of Trump’s visit yet.  Here are 10 of the most profound sentiments González Iñárritu expressed in his searing critique of the Mexican president’s appearance with Trump, published in  El País

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When is the price of fame too high? For 43-year-old wannabe rocker Kris, who has been chasing his dream of being a rock and roll superstar his entire life, there is no price he says he wouldn’t pay to be famous.

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Former Subway pitchman and convicted pedophile Jared Fogle is casting blame on the parents of one of his victims in a new court filing.

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Never one to avoid zeitgeisty commentary on the real problems we all face, The New York Times published what may be the sassiest Tech Tip ever to appear in the business section. Reporter Daniel Victor, apparently exhausted with some button-happy coworkers, published a one-word piece under the headline “When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?” One-word article in Friday's New York Times! Here's the weblink: https://t.co/0PstsL7mye But print does most justice pic.twitter.com/g9xYpioyAp — Neil Gough (@n_gough) September 2, 2016 The replyallpocalypse , as these things have become known, led to some major internal strife at the Times’ headquarters. You can read the entire exchange, including gems like “I am the wrong recipent,” “many of us are wrong” and “please take me off this list ― immediately,”  over at BuzzFeed

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Anyone can be the victim of bullying, even an American icon like  Willie Nelson .

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The Evolution of the Bank Account

01sep

Recent innovations in software, encryption, and networking technology have changed the way people work, how they communicate, and the expectations they have about how services are delivered. One area of technology-driven change which is about to break out of niche markets and into the mainstream is digital payments.

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Five American Foreign Policy Myths

01sep

Five myths American foreign policy myths are generated in the corridors of power to elicit popular support and lavish congressional funding for the multi-trillion dollar military-industrial-counterterrorism complex. MYTH 1.

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Welcome To My New Home. Come On In!

01sep

Photograph by Cedric Angeles Hi, you might know me from my Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen blog and my cookbook Scratch , or as the author of Organic Manifesto . You might know me as CEO of Rodale Inc., the company that started the organic movement in America and brings you such well-loved global brands as Men’s Health , Women’s Health , Prevention , Rodale’s Organic Life (where I write a column), Bicycling , and Runner’s World .

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Why You Are Receiving Feelings Not Objects

01sep

When we pray in life and when we ask for things in life what we are usually asking for is a feeling not an object. What we are looking for is a feeling of love and acceptance and peace

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China Expedites Economic Transition

01sep

China was criticized last year when it unexpectedly set the renminbi exchange rate 3% lower overnight against the dollar. The move triggered fears about the Chinese economy and extraordinary volatility in global financial markets. But Beijing didn’t devalue for no reason

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Tiffany Chung: Maps of Memory

01sep

One of the biggest political and social issues of our time is refugees and the situation only becomes more critical numbers of refugees increase day to day. Meet Vietnamese-American artist Tiffany Chung who uses questions of migration, conflict and cultural memory as the raw material for her art. Chung’s work often takes the form of participatory workshops in which the artist uses maps and cartography as a medium for young refugees to think about their experiences.

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New from Amazon is a 31-page pamphlet Drumpf for President: A Scary Fable . It is available in both paperback and kindle editions.

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One Idiot Does True Crime

01sep

One Idiot: This Murder A Real Murder Did you love “Serial” and “Making a Murderer”?

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If watching climate-change deniers on TV is enough to drive you nuts, imagine living with one.  Australia’s Collective Noun sketch comedy group shows what that might be like, especially if the climate denier starts applying the same logic to everything.  Let’s just say a simple request for rent money can turn into a bizarre ordeal. Check it out in the clip above.    (h/t Mashable ) — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website

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A study of Ebola survivors in Liberia has revealed that some men can remain carriers of the deadly virus for more than a year and a half after their recovery ― not months, as previously believed. The surprising news was published in Lancet Global Health this week following a study of semen samples taken from 466 Ebola survivors enrolled in Liberia’s Men’s Health Screening Program.

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A Pennsylvania student has said she won’t pass high school if she’s required to use locker rooms alongside peers who happen to identify as transgender.

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Angela Corey, the Democratic Florida prosecutor who presided over some the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court’s most controversial cases of the past several years, lost her bid for reelection Tuesday night bringing her eight-year tenure to an end.  Melissa Nelson emerged as the Republican primary winner , earning more than 64 percent of the vote compared to Corey’s 26 percent. A third challenger, Wes White, collected less than 10 percent.  Corey’s loss was cheered by defense lawyer and academics, many of whom had criticized her aggressive prosecution, particularly of juveniles.   “Corey’s loss is an encouraging sign that the public will no longer tolerate overzealous and unprincipled criminal prosecutions, including women and children,” Mary Anne Franks, a law professor at the University of Miami, said in a statement Tuesday.  Even musician John Legend, who cofounded the criminal justice reform campaign #FreeAmerica weighed in on the Fourth Judicial Circuit State’s Attorney’s race

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August may be coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of time to make some magical summer food. From the veggies you can still pick up at the farmer’s market ― we’re looking at your,  zucchini ,  eggplant  and  basil — to the sweet summer fruits and  berries  that are still hanging around, you’ve still got options before it turns into pumpkin season. And of course, the weather’s still warm enough to fire up your grill and make some  barbecue  (and  barbecue sides ) and burgers .

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Nicole Vanderbilt/Etsy Nicole Vanderbilt joined Etsy in August 2012. Previously she held a variety of leadership roles in the consumer internet industry, including CEO of mydeco.com, VP of International for Bebo, Head of Industry Marketing at Google, and Director of Premium Communications at American Express.

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ROME (Reuters) – Some 3000 migrants were saved in the Strait of Sicily in 30 separate rescue missions on Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said, bringing the total to almost 10,000 in two days and marking a sharp acceleration in refugee arrivals in Italy. The migrants were packed on board dozens of boats, many of them rubber dinghies that become dangerously unstable in high seas

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Could something as simple as a smile put an end to racist and sexist first impressions? Probably not. But a new study published in the August issue of the journal  Motivation and Emotion suggests that when people smile, strangers may be less likely to judge them based on their race and gender.

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Live & Dangerous: Bumbershoot 2016

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Seattle’s Bumbershoot may be a bit lesser known than some of its summer festival cohorts like Lollapalooza and Coachella, but that doesn’t mean we should be any less excited about it! The annual international music and arts festival has been around for over 40 years, and is scheduled to take place this year from September 2-4 at the Seattle Center in Washington. Bumbershoot has an eclectic lineup this year with headliners ranging from Halsey to Billy Idol, and a solid lineup of indie faves like Father John Misty, Tame Impala and Death Cab for Cutie. Here are our 3 picks for the most essential emerging acts to catch @ Bumbershoot this weekend

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Wedding officiants ― particularly those that do pre-marital counseling ― often get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into a couple’s future marriage. And what they see is not always pretty.

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WASHINGTON, Aug 30  – Marco Rubio, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race earlier this year, was chosen on Tuesday as the Republican Party nominee for a second U.S. Senate term from Florida, according to the Associated Press .

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After Trump

30ago

I recently got a call from a political analyst in Washington. “Trump is dropping like a stone,” he said, convincingly

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When a pig farmer reported an animal rights activist for interfering with his property, he likely didn’t anticipate that he’d be setting up the entire meat industry to be put on trial. Yet, that’s exactly what happened last week when Anita Krajnc pled not guilty to mischief charges for having given water to a pig overheating on the farmer’s transport truck. It’s hard to credibly dispute that the pig was in distress

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Photographer Miranda Barnes never had the opportunity to take a picture of her grandmother, Joyce, together with her twin sister, Jean. However, she was struck by the archival images she accumulated depicting her Nana and great aunt, which showed with expressive power the bond between them.  Inspired by their intimacy, Barnes embarked on a photography series of her own, documenting black sisters that, like Joyce and Jean, share a bond that cannot be broken.

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Dying young isn’t on most people’s to-do lists. Sure, with age comes lots of joint pain, gray hair, and an overall decline of aesthetic appeal, but living for several more decades means getting to experience  brain microchips ,  robot butlers , and maybe even paying off your student loans.

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The Fateful August Of Donald J. Trump

30ago

In the month since the conventions, the jittery surface of the 24 hour news cycle has been roiled by crosscurrents, its avatars trumpeting each new event as more dramatic than the last. But beneath there is a sickly stillness of a candidacy mired in the swampland of Donald Trump’s own mind, creating a numbing ennui seeping through the electorate like encephalitis in slow motion. Too many Americans have realized who he is.

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Seth Meyers took a hilarious look at how the presidential candidates are preparing for the upcoming debates on Monday.

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This boy may be small, but he’s got a big heart.

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Health Care is a Right, Not a Business

30ago

Financial columnist Megan McArdle recently wrote a column entitled ” Healthcare Is a Business, Not a Right .” She was responding to a tweet from financial writer Helaine Olen, which she quotes as: “The health of Americans should not be a profit center. Health care is a right. Full stop.” Health care is a business, says McArdle, although most of us aren’t tough-minded enough to admit it

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Viste el partido entre Arsenal y Liverpool?

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Diego Costa no es precisamente conocido por ser un futbolista limpio o bien intencionado, ojala West Ham busque el castigo correspondiente a la entrada del futbolista de Chelsea, a nada de romperle la pierna, terrible.

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What are some of the best recruiting and hiring practices when founding a company? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .

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We have a big pop culture-related question about Donald Trump. (No, not if he is “fired.” We’re mostly past “reality” TV and well into appalling reality.) Is Trump a political zombie?

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Mezze are small dishes usually served as starters. But from Falafel to Broiled Feta with Garlicky Cherry Tomatoes and Capers, any of these recipes can be combined to make an unforgettable lunch or dinner spread. 1

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Travels With My Ant

15ago

Homonyms are words that sound the same, but have different meanings.

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