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8 Dating Apps Transforming Solo Travel

So, you've been getting that itch lately -- you know the one. Every time you scroll down your Instagram feed or log into Facebook, you’re drawn in by …

The Man Who Could Make Your Kids Less Ignorant

College campuses across the U.S. are in an uproar about issues of free speech, but perhaps they should be outraged by the uneducated students they …

Philosophy Of Education

France bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery

France has passed a new law to ensure all plastic cups, cutlery and plates can be composted and are made of biologically-sourced materials.<p>The law, …

The Hard Truths of Globalization

It’s easy to feel that ­globalization—one of the most vital business trends of the past half-century—is in retreat. Millions of ­voters in the U.S. …

The most convenient gear to pack for your next camping trip

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Do I want to bring my grill with me? Yes. Can I bring my grill with me? Well, seeing as there is a three-mile hike to the campsite, …

Shopping

Mike Pence Could Be Your Worst Nightmare

He's smooth. He commands the stage. He's humble and mild-mannered. He's the boy scout to Trump's pit bull. And he sure does love his mother and his wife. But do not be fooled.<p>Are you a woman? Mike Pence is your worst nightmare.<p>The Governor of Indiana, now Trump's sidekick, wants to strip you of all …

World reacts to Donald Trump's acceptance speech

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> In officially accepting the Republican nomination for President, Donald Trump vowed to put "America first" and put forward a credo of "Americanism, not globalism."<p>While the speech was mainly focused on domestic issues, Trump singled out China as a beneficiary of what he described …

Donald Trump

13 Ways We Can Fix The “Free Market” So It Works For Regular People, Not Just The Rich

The free market doesn’t exist. The market is governed by many rules, almost of all which don’t benefit workers. But people made the rules, and people can change them.<p>In his book <i>Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few</i>, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich provides an outstanding guide to …

The people taking care of American children live in poverty

The people paid to watch America's children tend to live in poverty. Nearly half receive some kind of government assistance: food stamps, welfare checks, Medicaid. Their median hourly wage is $9.77 — about $3 below the average janitor's.<p>In a new report, researchers at UC Berkeley say that child …

Child Care

A court ruled that it could be a federal crime to share your Netflix password

Last week the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that an employee acted “without authorization” when he used a former co-worker’s login (with their permission) to gain access to “computer data owned by the former employer.” This led to the court upholding a decision that the …

Social democracy and the dignity of work: The U.S. must learn from Scandinavian “utopias” for Bernie’s revolution to move forward

Sweden and Denmark provide the roadmap for the U.S. and progressives in how to treat workers<p>I have been to the place of Bernie Sanders’ utopian dreams. I have seen social democracy in action. I just completed a vacation in Sweden and Denmark, two countries that achieved an unusual prominence in …

Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

1 Obscene Statistic Helps Explain Why Income Inequality Is So Bad

Prepare to cringe.<p>Chief executives certainly have demanding jobs ― requiring long hours, boorish appearances on CNBC and earnest declarations of their social commitment ― but are these positions 276 times as hard as yours?<p>In 2015, the average chief executive at the largest corporations in the U.S. …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

It’s important to be realistic about spending and build contingencies around income.<p>2:07 p.m. Today2:07 p.m. Dec. 30, 2017<p>You have to consider …

Learning to live with the voices inside your head

<i>Auditory hallucinations are typically associated with schizophrenia and psychosis. But the latest research shows hearing voices is far more</i> …

5 Rules For Designing Great Cities, From Denmark’s Star Urbanist

Danish architect and urbanist Jan Gehl has spent decades making sure cities work for people, not the other way around. Here’s how.<p>The web of pedestrian streets, narrow alleys, and picturesque canals in Venice have lured tourists to the Italian port city for hundreds of years. There’s a near …

Friend or foe? Open-carry law poses challenge to police

PARIS, Texas (AP) — Gun-rights activists, some of them wearing camouflage and military-style gear and openly toting rifles and handguns, marched alongside the hundreds of people who flocked to downtown Dallas last week to protest police shootings of blacks.<p>Their presence was part of the new legal …

How the West lost faith in globalism

Is globalism dying?<p>Plenty of analysts have begun posing such profound questions about globalism, an ideology that has dominated elite circles of the …

Why Canada’s economic policy is winning fans

MORE than seven months after the affable leader of Canada's Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau, became prime minister, there is no sign of an end to his …

'I don't want to vote for either side': blue-collar states in limbo after recession

In the fourth in a series of election year discussions, Ohioans who have watched the rise and fall of manufacturing are disillusioned by politics as usual – but have no love for Trump<p>The words “Change vs more of the same,” “The economy, stupid” and “Don’t forget healthcare” were, in 1992, hung on …

Bye, Bye, Coffee Cups: Why San Francisco Banned Foam Products

In one of the most extensive such bans in the U.S., San Francisco recently voted to outlaw commonly used foam products due to their environmental …

Government by referendums is not democracy

<i>Mel Cappe is a professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. Janice Gross Stein is a professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.</i><p>Mel Cappe is a professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. Janice …

In Britain, your economic fate increasingly hinges on where you started in life

For generations, Peter Coglin's family made its living from the sea.<p>Nobody dreamed of spending a year abroad in France or moving to Germany to work in finance. Children stayed on the southern coast of England and fished.<p>But time has been running out on the family tradition.<p>Under European Union …

United Kingdom

Amnesty: 'Dire human rights situation in South Sudan'

Violence is continuing in South Sudan, five years after independence. The world's youngest nation has a history of unrest, killings and displacement. …

‘What is going on America?’: The world reacts to Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and Dallas shootings

LONDON — Days after America celebrated Independence Day with flags and fireworks, another week of devastating gun violence unraveled. First, 37-year-old Alton Sterling was fatally shot by at least one police officer. Just moments before, Sterling had been selling CDs in front of a convenience …

Law Enforcement

How GOP voters can dump Trump – and still win

<i>Ted Morton is an executive fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, a former minister in the Alberta government, and a teacher of undergraduate courses in U.S. politics.</i><p>After enduring six months of presidential primaries – much longer than the NFL, NHL or NBA playoffs – …