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We often dismiss our dreams as nonsensical dispatches from the mind while we're deep asleep. But recent research proves that our dreams can definitely affect our waking lives.

People often dream about their significant others and studies show it actually affects how we behave towads them the next day.

"A lot of people don't pay attention to their dreams and are unaware of the impact they have on their state of mind," said Dylan Selterman, psychology lecturer at the University of Maryland, says according to The Huffington Post. "Now we have evidence that there is this association."

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In 2009, the U.S. government paid $50 billion to bail out Detroit-based automaker General Motors. In the end, the government would end up losing $11.2 billion on the deal.

Government efforts saved 1.5 million jobs in the United States and a sizable portion of an industry that helped define America in the twentieth century.

As part of the auto industry's upheaval in the wake of the Great Recession, the United Automobile Workers (UAW) made sacrifices in contracts to help put the company on a solid footing after the government bailout.

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21 of the funniest responses to Trump’s Sharpie-marked hurricane-warning map

Laughter is the only way to cope with the dumbest move by a president in U.S. history.

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There have been a lot of disastrous decisions made by U.S. presidents throughout our country's 243-year history. The Iraq War, Bay of Pigs Invasion, and Benjamin Harrison's protective trade policy that led to the Panic of 1893, first come to mind.

Most of these decisions came knowing there was risk involved, so it'd be wrong to label them dumb — poorly-executed or -thought through would probably be a better way to frame them.

However, on Wednesday September 4, 2019, the world was treated to what has to be the dumbest moment by a president in U.S. history. Donald Trump took a sharpie and altered a map that had the projected path of a deadly hurricane on it, just so he wouldn't lose face over an incorrect tweet.

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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis didn't last too long in the Trump Administration. Last December, he resigned after disagreeing with President Trump over his decision to withdraw from Syria.

In his resignation letter he wrote that his "concrete solutions and strategic advice, especially keeping faith with our allies, no longer resonated" and that the president has "the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned" with his own.

Since his resignation, Mattis has been relatively silent about his brief stint in the Administration, but now he's come forward with an eloquently-written essay published in The Wall Street Journal that offers level-headed criticism of Trump.

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Everything Wrong with Cable News in One Infuriating Video

Watch as America's three major news networks literally mute Nancy Pelosi for talking about jobs and Medicare instead of Anthony Weiner.


Fox News often takes flack for dumbing down the news in favor of wild salaciousness. And while much of that reputation is deserved, what the shots to O'Reilly et al. often fail to add is that the other cable news outlets aren't much better. For proof, look no further than the TPM video above, which depicts the insane circus sideshow our news has become.

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America Voted for the Wrong Cable Station, Too Fox News Earns(?) Highest Ratings on Election Night

Fox News trounced the competition. Its viewership was up by 127 percent since the last midterm elections.

Another slightly less than awesome result from last night:

Fox News, a favorite of Republicans, averaged 6.96 million viewers in prime time on Tuesday, according to ratings results from the Nielsen Company. Fox more than doubled CNN’s numbers, which averaged 2.42 million viewers, and more than tripled MSNBC, which averaged 1.94 million viewers.

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