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13 Things You Didn't Know You Could Rent

13 Things You Didn't Know You Could Rent<p>Updated February 15, 2018<p>In the long run, it's usually cheaper to buy things than to rent them, but sometimes …

Nigeria's pay-as-you-go solar solution

There is speculation about whether US President Donald Trump will continue with projects started by his predecessor when it comes to Africa.<p>Power Africa was President Obama's big African move - an initiative to bring together all the players in the energy infrastructure field to provide electricity …

Africa

Give Me Future is a powerful doc about Cuban youth culture disguised as an EDM concert

And it’s finally coming to Apple Music on November 17th<p><i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review originally appeared in conjunction with</i> Give Me Future<i>’s premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. It is</i> …

7 Tips for Traveling to Cuba

If your interest in visiting Cuba has been piqued since President Obama's 2014 announcement of plans to improve relations between the United States …

17 Creative Ways to Celebrate Christmas AND Hanukkah

Looking for ways to celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah? Try these tips from interfaith families to create heaps of fun in a two-for-one Chrismukkah celebration.<p>This year, for the first time in a quarter-century, Christmas and Hanukkah fall on the same night. The two holidays share one theme: the …

Charles Krauthammer: Let Trump’s cleansing fire burn through all the government agencies that have wildly overreached

Democrats spent the first two decades of the post-Cold War era rather relaxed about Russian provocations and revanchism. President Obama famously …

Clean Technology

Indians like to pay cash. The government is now forcing them to swipe cards.

PATODA, India — After India’s surprise decision to scrap high-value currency last month triggered widespread cash shortages, people in the large village cluster of Patoda got by as best they could. They postponed family weddings, asked for credit and bartered services.<p>But as the money crunch …

India

A Cheat Sheet on the Deglobalization of the Financial World

Homeward bound?<p>From Brexit and rising polarization in Europe to the protectionist rhetoric of President-elect Donald Trump, this year's played host …

Why Joe Biden Had to Propose to Jill FIVE Times Before She Said Yes

Joe Biden, possibly America's most eligible (and <i>HOT</i>, trust us) bachelor back in his prime, just revealed to <i>Vogue</i> the love story behind his and his wife Dr. Jill Biden's impressive 39-year marriage.<p>The Vice President was actually married before his walk down the aisle with Jill, to his high school …

Supreme Court confronts racial impact of predatory loans in financial crisis

The Fair Housing Act has led to progress in rooting out racial discrimination. Now, a Supreme Court case touches on whether it is legal for cities to …

The Great Debt Unwind Beneath The Surface: U.S. Commercial Bankruptcies Soar

<b>They'd believed in six years of Wall Street hogwash.</b><p>Not that you would have guessed from the stock market, hovering at all-time highs, or from …

Stock Markets

Goldman Sachs Elevator explains the hierarchy of watches on Wall Street

The study examined the "unwritten expectations" of investment banks and concluded that recruiters often discriminate on the basis of "arcane culture rules" like what color the candidate's shoes are, how they tie their tie, or God forbid, if they received a private school education.<p>A class ceiling …

PwC is being sued for $5.5 billion over the 6th largest banking collapse in US history

Global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is being sued for $5.5 billion (£4 billion) in a Florida court for failing to spot the fraud that led to the sixth largest banking collapse in US history.<p>Trustees for the Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corporation, which went bankrupt in 2009, accused …

Wiener-Dog review: depression, death… and a dachshund

If you had to choose a dog breed to tie together themes of mortality, disease, depression and thwarted ambition, it’s unlikely that the first to come to mind would be a smooth-haired dachshund. Chipper little hounds, with an inherently comic waddle, they are too upbeat to fit neatly into this …

Pets

The job market isn't getting any better

Today we got what was called a "stellar jobs report": Non-farm payrolls rose 255,000 in July. In the other component of the report, the household survey showed that 420,000 new jobs were created. There are now a record 123.9 million full-time jobs. Government hiring was strong. Numerous sectors …

Trump Blames The RNC For His Convention’s Low Ratings: ‘I Just Showed Up’

The Democratic National Convention has beat the Republican one so thoroughly in ratings that Donald Trump even asked his supporters not to watch Hillary Clinton’s convention speech on Thursday. Now that the convention is over, mainstream media is reflecting on how successful the DNC was as a …

Obama’s Red Line, Revisited

The offhand remark spurred a massive success in Syria. Why does the foreign policy establishment consider it a failure?<p>On the last Saturday of August 2013, Labor Day weekend, the United States was once again about to go to war in the Middle East.<p>Less than two weeks earlier, in the middle of the …

Middle East

Computer-Driven Hedge Funds Beat Human Managers on Brexit Night

As hedge fund manager Buford Scott sat at home, watching the TV in shock as it emerged Britain had voted to leave the European Union, his …

Hillary’s historic hat trick

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>The presidential election year of 2016 has been a remarkable one. For the first time in the history of the United States, a woman is …

Donald Trump

The US government has banned flights to and from Turkey

<i>Update: On July 18, the US government lifted the flight ban.</i><p>The US government has banned direct flights from Turkey to the US after a bloody coup attempt by members of the Turkish military. American travelers in the country now face limited options for getting home (although connecting flights that …

Istanbul Atatürk Airport

We are the empire: Military interventions, “Star Wars” and how we’re the real aliens

Only when we’re willing to see our own invasive nature will we become the kind of land we want to be<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>Perhaps you’ve heard the expression: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s famed possum, Pogo, first uttered that cry. In light …

U.S. Army

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

The Brain

Turkey Clamps Down After Attempted Coup

Turkish authorities detained thousands of military and judicial personnel on Saturday after the government declared it had successfully resisted an …

Scandalous New Study Claims Cat Owners Are Smarter Than Dog Owners

When you think you’ve heard of the last of studies on cat owners versus dog owners, another study always pops up on our radar. This time a new study …

Pets

25 Most Intelligent Animals On Earth - Quiet Corner

Although most people wouldn’t typically associate extreme intelligence with animals, that is a bit of a misconception. While they are obviously not …

Chimpanzees

Autonomous Cars Will Usher in Things We Never Saw Coming

Researcher Jan Chipchase guesses how autonomy will reshape driving and human behavior behind the wheel.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

Autonomous Cars

1,300 Galaxies In First Super Telescope Image

The first image was produced by MeerKAT, which is based nearly 400 miles north of Cape Town, despite only 16 of the site's 64 planned dishes being …

Italy on collison course with Brussels over €50bn bad bank bailout plan

The Italian government is working on plans to set up a €50bn bad bank which would aim to clean up the country’s stricken lenders, the Sunday Telegraph has learned.<p>It is understood that €10bn of public money could be used to buy bad loans at a knock-down price, taking assets with a face value of …

Loans