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  • 20 Incredible Facts About The Philippines 1. The entire landmass of the Philippines is made up islands, making it the second-largest archipelago in the world. In fact, the Philippines has approximately 7,500 islands with only 2,000 of them inhabited and nearly 5,000 still unnamed on global maps. (Source) 2. There are about 175 languages spoken in the Philippines, with 171 of ...
  • From Russia With A Plan: After His Press Conference, Why Donald Trump Called The Media, ‘The Enemy Of The American People.’ During his rambling, seventy-seven minute press conference Thursday the 45th President of the United States ricocheted between boasting (once again) about his November victory, by blatantly misstating his electoral vote ranking, to describing his month-old chaos presidency a “finely tuned machine,” to assuring reporters in the East Room that he’d been “briefed” and if ...
  • Friday Talking Points — Stress Conference function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Before we begin, two quick notes. That subtitle above isn’t ours, but when we heard what CNN’s Brian Stelter called the hot mess we saw yesterday, we had to agree it was the perfect description. Stress conference indeed! Secondly, our opening metaphor to describe our own personal reaction is ...
  • Rock Band Fronted By 15-Year-Old Girl Rejects Industry Traditions The music industry is constantly in flux and if bands aren’t able to adapt to the shifting landscape it’s easy for them to fall by the wayside. Traditional routes of signing with major record labels is simply not enough to guarantee success or artistic fulfillment. But when has it ever? With bands looking to take ...
  • Barron Trump, Before He Was Famous It’s been a pretty hectic week for President Donald Trump. It should come as no surprise after his controversial and abysmal first three weeks as the 45th President of the United States. At this point we’re really hoping for impeachment or some incriminating evidence to come out and ruin his political career. It’s been an ...
  • Weekend Roundup: Europe May Break The Brexit-Trump Momentum This Year After Brexit and the victory of U.S. President Donald Trump, the widespread expectation is that continental Europe will follow suit and bring populists into power in upcoming elections there this year. Yet one repercussion of the early days of the Trump presidency is that Europeans can now see clearly the kind of ugly incivility, volatility and ...
  • Unfit To Serve At EPA Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A government official intentionally misleads the public, putting Americans at risk. The news this week was full of reports about how former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied to his bosses, his colleagues, and the American people. In his resignation letter, Flynn wrote that he had provided ...
  • Poll: Americans Favor Investigations Into Flynn Resignation, Russia Ties Americans may still be divided about President Donald Trump, but large majorities favor a congressional probe into the resignation of his National Security Advisor and allegations of Russian tampering with the 2016 election. Those majorities include most Democrats and even about half of all Republicans, according to the latest SurveyMonkey poll of 1,518 adults nationwide conducted ...
  • Karlie Kloss In Yellowface And Expecting More From Our Allies In the past five years, grassroots activism has defined citizen unrest and resistance towards government, politicians, and the police. The Trump presidency era adds a layer of political and activist urgency, ensuring that every part of culture become political. It seems that brands, Hollywood institutions, and other previously apolitical institutions are now part of a ...
  • Over 50 And Unemployed: I Know, You’re Invisible There’s a new generation of invisible unemployed, and it’s not young millennials. No, the aging boomers are the ones who are really struggling to find work. I’ve seen and heard it firsthand from family members and friends over 50 who have been unemployed for a long time. The government reports on unemployment aren’t just the ...
  • We Will Resist Scott Pruitt And Keep Fighting For Clean Air And Water Terrible news out of Washington, DC today – the Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), despite his being a climate denier, sworn enemy of the EPA, and close ally of the fossil fuel industry. Sierra Club activists are among the millions of Americans who spoke out ...
  • Truth, And The Tribulations Of Randomized Diet Trials The volume of bad answers, bad questions, noise and nonsense conspiring to hide the simple, fundamental truths about diet and health seems to swell daily. The task of generating a signal to be heard over this din grows more challenging in tandem. Among the cries populating the cacophony of misinformation is the contention that we know nothing ...
  • Why I Applaud The NFL Players Who Spoke Out Against Israel function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Eleven NFL players were recently invited on an all-expenses paid trip to Israel. Although they all initially accepted the invitation, only five ultimately made the trip. The drop in attendance was sparked by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, both of whom ...
  • More Than Half Of U.S. Adults Don’t Have A Will, New Survey Reveals By Nick DiUlio Let’s face it—end-of-life planning isn’t fun. The topic can seem morose, depressing — maybe even a little scary. But it’s also a critical aspect of managing your assets and protecting your family, which is why it’s surprising that nearly 6 out of 10 Americans are unprepared for the inevitable. According to a new Caring.com ...
  • As The Wheels Of The Trump Juggernaut Come Off Say this for Donald Trump: He sets records. It took more than a year of Warren G. Harding’s administration before the Teapot Dome scandal of 1921-22 brought down his Interior secretary for taking a massive oil company bribe. A half-century later, it took two years to expose the immensity of the Watergate crimes and force ...
  • Is Self-doubt Holding You Back? Interview with Louisa Jewell When it comes to your work, are you sitting on a great idea? Perhaps it’s a question you think the business should be asking, or a new product or service your customers would love, or even a better way for you all to be working. So what’s stopping you from speaking up? Let’s ...
  • Hating on Hidden Figures Hides Historical Shame Virginia Postrel’s recent piece in the New York Post attempts to argue that the true-life story of three black women who worked for NASA in 1960’s – as depicted in the film Hidden Figures – is a rousing testament to our country’s values. She couldn’t have been further from the truth. Hidden Figures is an ...
  • Death Eaters In The White House Last January, after Katrina Pierson, Donald Trump’s spokeswoman at the time, Tweeted a blatantly racist message about President Obama and Mitt Romney, J.K. Rowling Tweeted back, “Death Eaters walk among us.” What a difference a year makes. Death Eaters not only walk among us–now they occupy the White House. In the Rowling’s Harry Potter ...
  • News Roundup for February 17, 2017 Welcome to the end of American democracy, everyone. 1. What could have been Donald Trump’s attempt to save face yesterday turned into a nuclear level meltdown. It was glorious and terrifying to watch. More here. 2. Former British PM is calling for the people of Britain to change their mind about Brexit. More here. 3. Robert Harward turns ...
  • We Won’t Make America Great Until We Trump Addiction And Mental Health With millions of Americans potentially losing access to health care, and an addiction crisis that’s draining our resources every day it goes unaddressed, we must take a moment to reflect on those American ideals and ethics that we hold so dearly. Access to mental health and addiction treatment facilitated by the Affordable Care Act allows millions ...