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Freedom From Debt Starts with This One Thing: Can You Do It?

How to Successfully Live Within Your Means<p>Conquer the Most Important Step to Debt Freedom<p>Updated April 07, 2017<p>To "live within your means" means that …

Renters need to earn £130,000 to buy a home in London, and the Government's new plans for housing won't solve that

As a chorus of smug voices love to remind you, if you dare to complain about the state of the London housing market, owning a home in our nation’s …

Best fixed-rate mortgage rate drops below 0.99pc (again)

Santander has brought back the sub-1pc mortgage with a fixed-rate deal at 0.99pc.<p>The bank is offering the loan to buyers with 40pc deposits, and will fix the rate for 18 months.<p>Previously HSBC offered a mortgage with the same rate but withdrew it in December, along with many of its other other …

Buying a Home in 2017? Don't Forget This 1 Important Step

The homebuying process can be a long one, with many things that need to be done along the way. And while it's not mandatory, obtaining a mortgage pre-approval can make your experience much smoother. Here's what a mortgage pre-approval is, why it's important, and how to tell the difference between a …

Mervyn King: MPs’ attitude made Brexit inevitable

British politicians have “lost touch” with voters and elitist bids to suppress the EU debate made the referendum on membership that led to the Brexit vote “inevitable”, Mervyn King has said.<p>The former governor of the Bank of England said he “resent[ed]” suggestions by friends and acquaintances that …

The three questions that every patient should ask their doctor | Ranjana Srivastava

A new study shows that doctors are actually quite bad at estimating the benefit and harm associated with treatments they prescribe. It’s a wake-up call for doctors, but patients can also play a role in getting better treatment<p>An unimpressed nurse summons the oncology fellow to the chemotherapy …

Medical Journals

Smart cities will soon buzz with drones prone to hacking, conflicts

Smart cities of the future will be swarming with aerial drones that will improve the lives of citizens and the effectiveness of municipal systems.<p>However, a new report warns of the threat posed by fleets of municipal drones that are vulnerable to hacking and interoperability problems.<p>South Africa’s …

How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO

Google went public 10 years ago today, and since then has dramatically changed the way the world accesses information. It has also helped shape the practice of management. Staying true to its roots as an engineering-centric company, Google has stood out both for its early skepticism of the value of …

Here's What Really Happened at That Company That Set a $70,000 Minimum Wage

Dan Price decided to pay all 120 employees at least $70,000. Grown men cried. Profits soared. Then things got really crazy.<p>Before Dan Price caused a media firestorm by establishing a $70,000 minimum wage at his Seattle company, Gravity Payments... before Hollywood agents, reality-show producers, …

Planning on the Left Side and Managing on the Right

In the folklore of the Middle East, the story is told about a man named Nasrudin, who was searching for something on the ground. A friend came by and asked: “What have you lost, Nasrudin?”<p>“My key,” said Nasrudin.<p>So, the friend went down on his knees, too, and they both looked for it. After a time, …

Here's a key reason why all of your millennial employees are quitting

While you could argue that young workers have always been inclined to job hop (and millennials are less inclined to do so), their reasons for restlessness may have changed.<p>Young workers' latest gripe? Insufficient opportunities to develop their leadership skills.<p>That's according to the fifth annual …

Employment

Can This Board Game Prepare You For The Future Of Work?

IMPACT asks players to think like futurists–anticipating change, responding to unforeseen events, and living with uncertainty.<p>Other than a brief chat with a college career counselor, or that time a family member asked what you wanted to be when you grew up, has anyone encouraged you to look into …

Repealing Obamacare without replacement would hike premiums 20% and leave 18 million uninsured, report says

Repealing Obamacare without a replacement would result in higher costs for consumers and fewer people with insurance coverage, according to a report Tuesday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.<p>In the first year, insurance premiums would jump by 20% to 25% for individual policies …

Health Care

Donald Trump Is Screwing Up the GOP’s Obamacare Message

Congressional Republicans will have a hard enough time repealing and “replacing” the Affordable Care Act purely as a matter of parliamentary …

Health Care

Republicans face anger over Obamacare repeal during town halls

Obamacare supporters showed up in huge numbers to voice concerns over repeal.<p>ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Two Republican lawmakers representing reliably conservative districts on opposite ends of the country on Saturday faced down heated questions from Obamacare supporters who flooded town hall events …

Trump Extends Timetable to Replace Obamacare

President says in an interview administration<p>President downgraded expectations for his party’s swift repeal and replacement of the 2010 health law in an interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly aired Sunday, saying “maybe it’ll take til some time into next year” “Obamacare doesn’t work. So we are …

Dow Jones

Congress looking for a Trump war plan for Afghanistan

The Trump administration is a blank slate on the long war in Afghanistan, and key members of Congress are eager for President Donald Trump to consider a new course.<p>“I want to know why we’re losing, and what we need to do to start winning,” said Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain …

Tillerson to travel to Mexico City

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel soon to Mexico City, an announcement that came following a meeting between Tillerson and his Mexican counterpart on Wednesday, the State Department announced.<p>The relationship between Mexico and President Donald Trump has been a rocky one thus far, with …

Trump lashes out at Blumenthal for relaying Gorsuch’s 'disheartening' comments

The president resurfaces the Connecticut senator’s military record to minimize fallout from the nominee's remarks about Trump’s attacks.<p>President Donald Trump attacked the military record of Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday morning, suggesting that the Connecticut lawmaker misrepresented his …

Republican senators urge Trump to get tough on Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A group of Republican senators released a stern letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday calling for a "tough-minded and principled policy" toward Russia and urging that Trump "should maintain the current US sanctions regime" until Russian policy in Ukraine and Syria is …

Human Rights

Hardcore Hardware: An Interview with Kal Cobalt, Robot Fetishist

Just to be clear, robot fetishism, also known as “ASFR” or alt.sex.fetish.robots, is an unspoken sexual fetish involving an allure to humanoid robots what foot fetishism is to feet.<p><i>Hi, robot.</i><p>Just to be clear, robot fetishism, also known as "ASFR" or alt.sex.fetish.robots, is an unspoken sexual …

Tesla Just Shattered a World Record

Tesla has just beaten another record. This time, the company’s new Model S P100D has shattered the <i>Motor Trend</i> all-time world record for acceleration …

One-Third Don’t Know Obamacare and Affordable Care Act Are the Same

A sizable minority of Americans don’t understand that Obamacare is just another name for the Affordable Care Act.<p>This finding, from a poll by Morning Consult, illustrates the extent of public confusion over a health law that President Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to repeal.<p>In the survey, …

Health Care

Obamacare Repeal And Replace Is A Tax Cut Getting Bigger All The Time

Breathless press accounts in Washington, D.C. recently would leave one believing that Obamacare “repeal and replace” is dying or at the very least losing momentum. In fact, it’s picking up a head of steam as we move into February. Much like a duck paddling ferociously under the water while …

As Obamacare Repeal Stalls, Republicans Face New Challenges

President Donald Trump caused a stir when he suggested Sunday that the Republican Party's quest to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act might continue through 2018. But some Republicans think he might be on to something.<p>"I know there was some hyperventilating about the president's comments …

Think Changes to Obamacare Won't Affect You? Think Again

Three things to watch.<p>You may think a repeal of Obamacare would apply only to the roughly 22 million Americans who have gained coverage under the …

53% of Republicans don’t know repealing Obamacare repeals the Medicaid expansion

What happens when they find out?<p>Over at the Upshot, Kyle Dropp and Brendan Nyhan look at a new Morning Consult poll exploring Americans’ confusion regarding the terms “Affordable Care Act” and “Obamacare.” Thirty-five percent either think Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are different policies …

Health Care

Trump: Even a 'bad student' could understand my travel ban

'A bad student in high school, you can understand this,' Trump says.<p>Unable to personally defend his controversial executive order on immigration in court, President Donald Trump offered his own oral argument in its defense on Wednesday, telling an audience that the law backing his order “couldn’t …

Donald Trump

100 evangelical leaders sign ad denouncing Trump's refugee ban

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scores of evangelical leaders, including at least one from each state, have taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement to denounce President Donald Trump's temporary ban on refugees, urging him to reconsider his executive order and welcome people fleeing persecution and violence.<p>On …