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Central America Migrants Flee Crime and Poverty Despite U.S. Crackdown - WSJ

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras—Manuela Hernández began receiving death threats a couple of months ago on notes demanding she pay a “war tax” to the violent street gangs that control her neighborhood.<p>Unable to give them $50 a month, the 36-year-old single mother said she feels like she has just one …

Immigration

Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

Step into any college lecture hall and you are likely to find a sea of students typing away at open, glowing laptops as the professor speaks. But you won’t see that when I’m teaching.<p>Though I make a few exceptions, I generally ban electronics, including laptops, in my classes and research …

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

Data scientists have the best job in America, according to Glassdoor.<p>The field may be relatively new and occasionally vaguely defined, but one thing's for sure — it's also growing.<p>That's because, in the digital age, the amount of data available is only going to continue to grow exponentially. And …

Not your typical tech startup: FareHarbor quintuples Denver HQ while turning away venture funding

Inside the offices of one of the faster growing tech startups in Denver, there are no nap pods, indoor scooters or free lunches. The refrigerator …

You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K.

Today’s college students desperately want to change the world, but too many think that living a meaningful life requires doing something extraordinary and attention-grabbing like becoming an Instagram celebrity, starting a wildly successful company or ending a humanitarian crisis.<p>Having idealistic …

Foodies Know: Boulder Has Become a Hub for New Producers

BOULDER, Colo. — Quinn Snacks was founded in Arlington, Mass., in 2011. The company’s goal was to “clean up” microwave popcorn, which had come under fire for the material used in its bags, and trans fats and other ingredients that many of today’s consumers find offensive.<p>But just a couple of years …

Los Angeles

The Rise of the Fidget Spinner and the Fall of the Well-Managed Fad

Earlier this year, when Christine Osborne first realized that fidget spinners — those small devices that have, seemingly overnight, colonized playgrounds and classrooms — were going to become a huge hit, she felt a deep anxiety. This was surprising, because Osborne owns multiple toy stores in South …

Kids

Colorado has raked in more than half a billion dollars in revenue on legal marijuana since 2014

VS Strategies, a marijuana public-relations firm in Denver, released the report Wednesday analyzing data from the Colorado Department of Revenue.<p>The report details steady increases in revenue over the past three years of legalization in the state, revealing that the government surpassed $500 …