Blake Hammond

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How Deep Is the Hole the Stock Market Just Stepped In?

Pothole or abyss?<p>After the Dow Jones industrial average index shed 1,175 points on Monday, extending a rout that began in earnest last week, investors will be wondering what size hole the market has just fallen into.<p>Of course, it’s impossible to tell exactly where a bottom is, but there are ways to …

Stock Markets

Watch the Super Bowl at these bars to be close to Eagles' fans celebrations (or sadness)

So you can join in on the celebration when the Eagles raise the Lombardi trophy, obviously.


An Article of Impeachment Against Donald J. Trump

There are good reasons to be wary of impeachment talk. Congressional Republicans show zero interest, and they’re the ones in charge. Democrats, for their part, need to focus on retaking Congress, and railing about impeachment probably won’t help them win votes.<p>But let’s set aside realpolitik for a …

Donald Trump

The Follower Factory

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Social Media

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>I wrote about farmers’ suicides – and the reaction has been overwhelming<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in …

Mental Health

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …


Hey Kim, Stephen Hawking's PhD Thesis Also 'Broke the Internet'

The PhD thesis of perhaps the world’s most famous living scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking, was recently made publicly available online. It has …


Harrison Ford on Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Punching Ryan Gosling in the Face

Since the dawn of Hollywood, no movie star has seemed to need stardom—or movies—less than Harrison Ford. Chris Heath crisscrosses the country with the 75-year-old legend to find out why indifference has made all the difference in the world.<p><b>Harrison Ford prefers to use few words,</b> and to choose them …

15 things you must do before you’re 30

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

These Are The Western Fighters Who Volunteered To Fight Against ISIS

Dozens of Western idealists have snuck into northern Syria to take on ISIS in Raqqa, but some US officials consider them a potentially dangerous nuisance.<p>RAQQA, Syria — Kevin Howard has always sought adventure and meaning.<p>The 28-year-old California Bay Area native first joined the US Marines, …

Middle East