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The world is turning against austerity. Now it's Queensland's turn | Jason Wilson

The rapid decline in Campbell Newman’s popularity is a symptom of Australia’s growing discontent with neoliberal economic policy<p>Seven years after the economic crises of 2008, there are signs that one response to them is reaching its limits. Austerity economics, grounded in an “Old Testament theory …

Where Is All That Excess Oil Going?

There's a term traders use when the price of a commodity like oil has fallen because of oversupply but seems guaranteed to rise again.<p>It's a market that's "in contango," says Brenda Shaffer, an energy specialist at Georgetown University. "It almost sounds like a sort of great oil dance or …

5 Skills Workers Will Need To Be Successful In The Future

She started out as a lawyer and then launched a public finance business. She worked at Lehman Brothers, became a White House fellow, started a television division for Time Warner, ran Americast, and worked at Maveron, a venture capital firm founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.<p>Today, Miller is …

The truth is January 26 should be First Fleet Day, not Australia Day

Our modern economy is built on furious growth and expansion and it is not building the foundation of a society that will survive anywhere near as …

Artist Spent a Year in the Woods Creating Mysterious Sculptures

Deep in the woods of southern France, artist Spencer Byles transformed the forest into a mysterious wonderland through a series of spectacular, organic sculptures. Byles spent a year immersed in the woodlands of La Colle sur Loup, Villeneuve-Loubet, and Mougins for this ambitious project. …

Climate change will hit Australia harder than rest of world, study shows

Science agency the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology predict temperature rises of up to 5.1c in Australia by 2090 in their most comprehensive forecast yet<p>Australia could be on track for a temperature rise of more than 5C by the end of the century, outstripping the rate of warming experienced by the …

These crazy World Expo pavilions may be the last examples of China's "weird architecture" after the Beijing ban

For six months starting on May 1st, Milan is hosting the World Expo, which has been held every five years since 1851 as a showcase for human progress. The Expo is also prime venue for some incredible architecture-gazing, with grand displays of engineering and soft power on display.<p>Of the 53 …

A Carrier Website Might Have Just Leaked Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone

The company is likely to unveil a second version of the Galaxy S6 with a curved display, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Sources confirmed this to Business Insider's Steve Kovach earlier this month, but now a page that appeared on Vodafone's Dutch website provides further …

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10 things we get wrong about sex

Size isn’t everything, and straight guys aren’t nearly as squeamish about their butts as we’ve been led to believe<p>Carrie Weisman<p>January 26, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><b>1. Straight Guys Are Squeamish About Their Butts.</b> The ass is a mysterious region. Some are more …

Wall Street's Threat to the American Middle Class

Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed.<p>The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential corporate information is defrauding millions of …

We’re not lovin’ it: McDonald’s most notorious scandals

<b>(Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>From employee treatment to pink slime to the McLibel case, McD’s keeps screwing up<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>January 24, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>On Thursday, a group of former employees of a Virginia McDonald's sued the franchise for racial and sexual discrimination, alleging that they were fired …

Overrated Exercises, And The Moves You Should Do Instead

It's important to keep in mind that there's no "one-size-fits-all" exercise regimen that works for everyone. What works for your gym buddy may not be the best option for you. But if right now you're in need of new ways to make your gym sessions more challenging, try swapping in these moves that may …

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You’ve got Lyndon Johnson all wrong: The real story of how a conservative Congress passed the Great Society

<b>Lyndon B. Johnson (AP/Charles Tasnadi)</b><p>Yes, LBJ was savvy and imposing. But he did not arm-twist his way to success — and neither could Barack Obama<p>Julian Zelizer<p>January 24, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great …

A Grapefruit Smoothie for Morning Greatness

One of my favorite winter foods that never fails to put a smile on my face is citrus. The mountains of bright colored citrus that fills the grocery stores this time of year brings me utter joy -- limes, lemons, oranges, clementines and grapefruit as far as the eye can see.<p>This grapefruit smoothie …

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Australian researcher discovers promising treatment for depression

But the results were real, and she could see improvements in her patients.<p>"It's really thrilling to sit with someone, one on one, and hear how their …

North Korea And Russia Are Undermining America's 'Weaponization Of Finance' Plan

Russia's Ministry for the Development of the Far East recently announced that Russian businesses doing trade through North Korea's Foreign Trade Bank can make payments in rubles.<p>And last October the ministry announced that Russia was looking to expand economic exchanges with the hermit nation, …

Je suis Abdullah

How Obama upended his plans to go to Riyadh but not Paris<p>An anti-terrorism march in Paris honoring victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks didn’t register at the White House as something to scramble President Barack Obama’s or Vice President Joe Biden’s schedule to attend. Last week’s royal succession …

Why the U.S. Is Stuck With Saudi Arabia

Even the shale oil revolution can't wean Washington off its despotic Middle Eastern ally.<p>The death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who passed away Friday due to complications from a lung infection, elicited a series of gushing tributes from American leaders. In his official statement, President …

American Civil War: Confederate ship CSS Shenandoah's arrival in Melbourne remembered

Maritime history buffs are celebrating a little-known part of Victoria's history today, marking 150 years since a ship involved in America's civil …

Attention turns to a prisoner named Sajida al-Rishawi as Islamic State makes new demands after killing hostage Haruna Yakuwa

"They are just demanding the release of their imprisoned sister Sajida al-Rishawi. It is simple. You give them Sajida and I will be released."<p>IS was …