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12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

How Republicans Rallied Together to Deliver a Tax Plan

WASHINGTON — The sting of failure on health care still lingered in the Senate on Aug. 3, when Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, summoned the Republican members of the Budget Committee to his office. We need to pass a tax bill this fall, Mr. McConnell told his colleagues, and we need a budget …

Budget Deficit

How the Tax Bill Will Affect Eight American Families

If you’re confused by how the Republican tax bill will affect you, you’re not alone.<p>The final version rewrites the tax code in dozens of ways, …

Retirement

What's in the GOP's final tax plan

It's official.<p>Both chambers of Congress have now passed the Republican tax overhaul bill on strictly party-line votes. It's the first such overhaul in more than 30 years.<p>President Trump signed it into law on Friday.<p>The tax overhaul -- which will affect all corners of the U.S. economy and everyone …

Personal Finance

This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley

In December 2010, Sheryl Sandberg gave a talk about women’s leadership in which she mentioned “sitting at the table.” Women, she said, have to pull …

Penguin Random House

When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism

The pursuit of digital readership broke the New Republic—and an entire industry.<p>Chris Hughes was a mythical savior—boyishly innocent, fantastically rich, intellectually curious, unexpectedly humble, and proudly idealistic.<p>My entire career at the <i>New Republic</i> had been spent dreaming of such a …

Journalism

President Trump fires FBI Director Comey

President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, at the recommendation of senior Justice Department officials who said he had treated Hillary Clinton unfairly and in doing so damaged the credibility of the FBI and the Justice Department.<p>The startling development comes as Comey was …

Donald Trump

Trump boasts of highest TV ratings since ‘the World Trade Center came down’

Donald Trump has long been television ratings gold, and, even as president, he has kept his eye squarely on the small screen as a gauge of his popularity, a barometer for his governing agenda and his ability to dominate the airwaves, as The Washington Post's Ashley Parker and Robert Costa reported …

Donald Trump

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …

Kangaroo

Photographer Documents the Amusing Ways His Girlfriend Tries to Hide from the Camera

Some people are naturally camera shy and prefer to live their lives off-film. This, however, is a challenge when your significant other is a photographer. Mikaël Theimer tried many times to take a picture of his girlfriend, Marion, but she would always attempt to dodge his lens. Instead of giving …

Photography

Get Your Parisian Girl Style On Lock

Sometimes the clichés are clichés for a very chic reason…<p>Not every blogger or model this side of the Seine is all Jane Birkin inspiration, all the time. See how modern Parisians are reconfiguring and redefining what that effortless style synonymous with the City of Lights means—and shop the looks,</i> …

'Super-car' unveiled at Detroit motor show

Two legends of the car industry, designer Henrik Fisker and General Motors veteran Bob Lutz, have teamed up to form a new luxury brand, VLF Automotive.<p>But a feud with Aston Martin nearly derailed the unveiling of the new brand's so-called "super-car" at the Detroit Auto Show.<p>Aston Martin said a …

Auto Shows

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

The Fed may raise interest rates sooner rather than later

Trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeThomson Reuters<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock investors may be bracing for further signs next week that the Federal Reserve could increase interest rates sooner rather than later, with retail sales expected to rebound after two …

Economics

In new budget, Obama proposing 14 percent tax on overseas profits to fund infrastructure projects

President Obama will on Monday give Congress his $4 trillion spending plan for fiscal 2016 that includes a request for billions of dollars in much-needed public works projects -- an idea that has bipartisan support but little backing for the proposed tax increases to fund such efforts.<p>Obama will …

Greece's Radical Left-Wing Government Is Right About The Debt — And Everyone Needs To Get Over It

Alex Tsipras, Greece's new radical left-wing Prime Minister. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Syriza has triumphed in Greece's election. The coalition has formed a government and all eyes are turning to the major showdown that's coming.<p>The party is demanding a major bondholder "haircut." This is effectively a …

Europe

Obama wants a one-time tax on the $2 trillion of profits that US companies are hoarding overseas

The money also would be used to fill a projected shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund.<p>"This transition tax would mean that companies have to pay U.S. tax right now on the $2 trillion they already have overseas, rather than being able to delay paying any U.S. tax indefinitely," the official …

Barack Obama

The index that timed the 2008 crash perfectly just slumped to a 3-decade low

The index measures shipping costs for dry bulk commodities (minerals and metals like coal and iron, as well as grain and other food).<p>It plunged by more than 90% in just a few months in 2008 as the global crisis unrolled. Then, it was an impressive bellwether for the global situation.<p>Shipping costs …

Oil

Fourth-grader says he has the One Ring, school suspends him for terrorist threat, dad says

A fourth-grader in west Texas has been suspended, his father says, because he pretended to have a ring like the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings canon, and said it could make a classmate disappear.<p>Dad Jason Steward said he was told his son's claim amounted to making a terrorist threat.<p>Steward …

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts with …

Skiing

5 smart ways students can use Google Scholar

Here's something that's happened to most college students: It's 20 minutes before your final paper is due, and you haven't written a bibliography yet.<p>…

21 new Android 5.0 features you need to know about - CNET

Android News

Tumblr Now Has ‘Buy,’ ‘Pledge,’ And ‘Get Involved’ Buttons From Etsy, Kickstarter, Artsy + Do Something

Tumblr — the site that has apparently overtaken Instagram as the fastest-growing social media property — has today announced a test of a new feature that will give it more interactivity, and more of a social commerce spin. Users that post links from a selection of sites — Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter …

Model-Year Advances: New Tech for 2015

Highlighting the engines, chassis advancements, and more that will mark this automotive year.<p>Adaptive Steering<p>Ford and supplier Takata have packed the hardware needed to provide widely varying steering ratios into a conventional-looking steering wheel. A DC electric motor slows down or speeds up …

Emerging Technology