How Simple Math Can Change Your Life

Because if you have a basic understanding of math and, more importantly, of compound interest, it might change your life. Compound Interest Is Magic: So what, who cares about compound interest? Albert Einstein said it best “Compound Interest is the eighth wonder of the world. Compound interest is basically interest paid on interest. But flip that around and think about how it would feel if you are paying that compound interest.

February 23, 2017 17:03 UTC

Alt-right leader expelled from CPAC after organizer denounces ‘left-wing fascist group’

One of the first speeches at this year’s conference challenged the media to stop referring to the alt-right as conservative. Richard Spencer, a self-proclaimed white nationalist, was asked to leave the Conservative Political Action Conference. As the throng of reporters moved, Spencer was stopped by JP Sheehan, a CPAC attendee wearing a black-and-gold Make America Great Again baseball cap. “Praise kek!” said Sheehan, posing for a selfie with Spencer and repeating a meme that had been adopted by the alt-right. Spencer, who became somewhat infamous after leading a cry of “hail Trump, hail victory, hail our people” at an NPI conference, was gone.

February 23, 2017 16:56 UTC

Bradley Whitford: Ivanka Trump is 'enabling hatred'

Actor Bradley Whitford did not hold back in his response to Ivanka Trump's call for "religious tolerance." The actor, best known for his "West Wing" role, slammed President Donald Trump, calling him a "racist" while also tweeting that Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner enable hatred. Steve Bannon an anti-Semitic opportunist," Whitford tweeted. He also added, "F--k your shoes," referring to Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessories lines. Ivanka Trump has yet to respond to Whitford's tweet.

February 23, 2017 16:55 UTC

The Cousins Trade Is A Corporate Culture Lesson For NBA Players

NBA executives are reportedly baffled by the Sacramento Kings’ decision to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans for rookie guard Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, and 2017 first and second-round picks. Cousins is one of the most productive hoopers on the planet, averaging 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. The Cousins trade is Exhibit A to the importance of an employee embracing, at least outwardly, the workplace value system of the employer. Without making a moral or legal judgement on the Kings' culture, it is now obvious that Cousins' brashness was counter-culture. Cousins may be right when he says the trade was unfair.

February 23, 2017 16:52 UTC

Cadillac Ad Tries to Bridge Nation’s Chasm, Without Falling In

Mr. Ellinghaus told me emphatically that he was trying to avoid any partisan stand. Both Mr. Sadoun and Mr. Ellinghaus thought the campaign needed to evolve, while remaining true to its origins. Perhaps Cadillac’s ad could remind Americans of the nation’s resilience and inherent optimism, and “celebrate what America is capable of,” Mr. Ellinghaus said. Last year, Cadillac’s sales in the United States dropped 3 percent to 170,000 units even as overall automotive sales hit a record 17.55 million. “That’s never been more true than now in the luxury space.” In the ad, Cadillac is identified with “unity, optimism, courage — the great American values,” she said.

February 23, 2017 16:52 UTC

James O’Keefe’s ‘CNN Leaks’ are totally overrated

But the debut of James O'Keefe's “CNN Leaks” Thursday morning can only be described as underwhelming. The site appeared to be experiencing technical difficulties Thursday morning, much to the frustration of visitors who hoped to find something “exposing” CNN, as O'Keefe promised. Several immediately began spinning conspiracy theories about hacking and censorship by CNN, Amazon or Russia. Project Veritas is asking for “help transcribing, investigating and connecting the dots” in the CNN recordings. There's this from Richard Griffiths, CNN's senior editorial director:If we are journalists, what is our role as a journalist?

February 23, 2017 16:52 UTC

The 'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' Open Beta Starts Today

If you haven't gotten a chance to play Ghost Recon: Wildlands yet, today you can download the game's final beta for free and give it a spin. The beta is open to all gamers on PS4, Xbox One and PC. It certainly looks a lot different from the old Ghost Recon games I cut my teeth on back in the day. The open beta runs from today through next Monday, Feb. 27. Ghost Recon: Wildlands launches on March 7.

February 23, 2017 16:51 UTC

'Hidden Figures' And The Diversity Conversation We Aren't Having

Indeed, Johnson revealed to Vice that she personally didn’t even bother to pay attention to the “whites-only” signs on NASA bathrooms. I get upset when I hear ‘black film,’ and so does Taraji P. Henson... It’s just a film. And if we keep labeling something ‘a black film,’ or ‘a white film’— basically it’s modern day segregation. I don’t want to have this conversation about black film or white film anymore. If we keep labeling something ‘a black film,’ or ‘a white film’— basically it’s modern day segregation.

February 23, 2017 16:50 UTC

In Guatemala, Trump's Homeland Security chief contradicts new immigration directives

During a visit to Guatemala, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly contradicted deportation plans made public by the Trump administration just a day earlier. A sweeping set of immigration directives signed by Kelly and made public Tuesday suggested the department would be doing otherwise. President Trump nominated federal Judge Neil M. Gorsuch on Tuesday to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Antonin Scalia. Caption Checking the political-climate temperature at the SAG Awards Celebrities on the SAG Awards red carpet weigh on the current political scene. Celebrities on the SAG Awards red carpet weigh on the current political scene.

February 23, 2017 16:41 UTC

Are penile implants safe?

About 4.6 percent of men with ED got a penile implant in 2002, and only 2.3 percent of men underwent the procedure in 2010. Each year, fewer than 20,000 penile implant procedures are done worldwide, Cornell said. Using the penile implantUsing the penile implant is simple, Cornell said. Rarely, penile implants can injure adjacent structures. 7 SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEING IN A HAPPY MARRIAGEAbout 70 percent of penile implants last 15 years or longer, Kohler added.

February 23, 2017 16:41 UTC

Alan Colmes, Sean Hannity’s Liberal Partner on Fox News, Dies at 66

After auditioning prospective co-hosts, Mr. Hannity was said to prefer the affable and witty Mr. Colmes. (“He was hired first and suggested me as a co-host,” Mr. Colmes later recalled. Some characterized Mr. Colmes as a punching bag, even as a sacrificial lamb being neutralized by the considerably more combative Mr. Hannity. Alan Samuel Colmes was born on Sept. 24, 1950, the son of Louis Colmes, an auctioneer, and the former Fay Was. “When we started, neither of us had a lot of TV experience,” Mr. Hannity said in an interview on Thursday.

February 23, 2017 16:39 UTC

Alan Colmes, co-host of ‘Hannity & Colmes’ and liberal in ‘lion’s den’ of Fox News, dies at 66

Alan Colmes, a top-rated television commentator who, as co-host with conservative Sean Hannity of “Hannity & Colmes,” became best known as the liberal in the “lion’s den” of Fox News, has died at a hospital in Manhattan. Mr. Colmes joined the fledging Fox News Channel in 1996 and hosted the political talk show with Hannity for 12 years. “I feel quite lucky to have the platforms I have on both television and radio,” Mr. Colmes continued. Mr. Colmes graduated in 1971 from Hofstra University on Long Island before venturing into radio and then television. Hannity, who knew Mr. Colmes from his own radio work, joined Fox at its inception and was slated to host a show privately dubbed “Hannity & LTBD” — “Liberal to Be Determined.” The “liberal to be determined” turned out to be Mr. Colmes.

February 23, 2017 16:37 UTC

GameStop Stores Getting Extra Nintendo Switch Stock For Launch

If you want a Nintendo Switch at launch but don't have a pre-order yet, you may be out of luck. In addition, we suggest to customers who want to take advantage of this to attend our midnight launch parties, as that will give them the best chance of securing one of these extra Switch consoles. Nintendo does not have a great history with delivering adequate stock for in-demand items, and consoles nearly always sell out at launch anyway. Still, some diehard fans will receive Switches at launch, and so the chances of getting one this way are officially more than zero. GameStop will be holding midnight launch events for the Switch at stores across the country.

February 23, 2017 16:34 UTC

The verdict after all that rain? Most of California is out of the drought

But after being battered by weeks of record-setting rain, the vast majority of the state is out of drought. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, less than 20% of the state faces any drought conditions and no place in California faces “extreme” or “exceptional” drought. What is the U.S. Drought Monitor? The weekly release of the U.S. Drought Monitor map has largely reflected those improvements. ALSO260 California drought maps show deep drought and current recoveryHit by worst floods in a century, San Jose got little warning of impending disasterDespite epic rain and snow, California keeps emergency drought restrictions in place

February 23, 2017 16:32 UTC

4 Secrets To Longer Lasting Hair Color

Luckily, there are sneaky strategies that will help you extend the life of your hair color and stretch the time between appointments. “I never in my wildest dreams imagined I’d get into the hair color industry. I started Madison Reed with a simple mission: To make luxurious, at-home hair color with ingredients you can feel good about.” Errett shares easy ways to extend your hair color. “Prolong hair color vibrancy by taking the proper care daily in-between coloring,” Errett says. Protect hair color from added UV damage and sun fading by using products that contain UV filters, and by wearing a hat.

February 23, 2017 16:30 UTC

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