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Square's IPO: the beginning of the end of the unicorn-driven tech bubble?

The $1bn-plus valuation of a number of Silicon Valley firms far outstrips their ability to deliver such returns – and many investors now believe it’s a question of when, not if, the bubble will burst<p>There are a lot of people in Silicon Valley and New York betting on “unicorns” – the new breed of …

How Hillary Clinton’s Loyal Confidants Could Cost Her the Election

Lawyers! Aides! Advisers! No presidential candidate has ever been as defended as Hillary Clinton. As Sarah Ellison reports, the tight-lipped human wall she has raised is also a major liability.<p><b>I. The Praetorians</b><p>They were her darkest days yet as First Lady, though there would be far worse to come. …

Paul Ryan's Challenge: Give Others Credit

Paul Ryan is off to a good start as speaker of the House. Maybe it's because he insisted on it as a condition before taking the job, but the fight …

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Polygamist sect limits sex to 'seed bearers,' court document says

<i>Watch an encore presentation of "This is Life with Lisa Ling: Children of the Prophet,"</i> <i>Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PT or watch the episode right now on CNNGo.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> It's hard to imagine that a convicted child rapist would be allowed to lead a church from prison, but that's exactly what's going …

Religion

Has the GOP Been Right About Anything This Century?

Here's what Peter Wehner, who headed the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives under President George W. Bush, had to say about the Republican presidential contest as it currently stands:<p>"This year is different, and what is happening now is leaving a searing impression," he said. "This is …

Why a 23-Year-Old Founder Created a 'Black Card' for Millennials

Magnises founder Billy McFarland is building a members-only brand by bringing together working Millennials. Here's how.<p>The verdict is in: Millennials like "black cards."<p>Just 18 months after launching, New York City-based membership organization Magnises is gaining traction with young professionals …

Hillary Clinton fumes at controversial CEO who jacked up drug price: 'So Mr. Shkreli, what's it going to be?'

In a campaign ad and a lengthy Facebook post, Clinton ripped into the former hedge fund manager who drew widespread fire last week for raising a 62-year-old drug's price from $13.50 to $750 per pill.<p>"Did you see the outcry last week about the former hedge fund manager who bought up drug patents, …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

UN Text Messages Over 200,000 Syrian Refugees: Food Aid To Be Cut Off. How You Can Help

“We have been forced to make some very difficult decisions."<p>More than 200,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan learned via text message that the U.N. food aid they rely on to survive is getting completely cut.<p>The World Food Program has been warning since as early as last summer that a funding …

Donald Trump just had an awkward foreign-policy interview where he admitted he didn't know many of the answers

Among other things, the Republican presidential front-runner suggested it was not yet important for him to know the difference between Hezbollah and Hamas, the Islamic militant groups based in Lebanon and Palestine.<p>The interview went awry from the start. Hugh Hewitt, the high-profile conservative …

Donald Trump

Articles about texas couple builds their cast place concrete dream home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Inside the artful, beachy retreat Filmmaker Jess Bianchi and …

Tim O'Reilly: The argument over whether Uber should have contractors or employees is 'fake'

Uber and Lyft both label their drivers as independent contractors — a classification that is being contested in federal court as some drivers claim they should be full employees.<p>Court isn't the only place where this debate is playing out. Some venture capitalists have argued that the on-demand …

Love thy neighbour: the Texas town welcoming undocumented migrants

When McAllen, Texas, found itself at the centre of America’s ‘migrant crisis’, it called in reinforcements – a 62-year-old nun with a revolutionary idea<p>On a Saturday morning in the mild days of early summer in the Rio Grande Valley, a green municipal bus pulled up to a quiet parking lot in downtown …

Syrian Refugees at the Turkish Border: Pictures

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

The danger of dietary supplements

<b>(CNN) —</b> There was some good news this week. The New York state attorney general's office has told four major retailers --Walmart, GNC, Target and Walgreens -- to cease sales of their store-branded herbal supplements because their products do not actually contain the herbs purportedly listed on …

New York State

Why The Few Women Venture Capitalists Often Give Up

How the funding landscape has changed for the worse and the women attempting to change the status quo.<p>It’s no secret that women-owned businesses can’t get funding.<p>The statistics paint a clear and discouraging picture. Between 1997 and 2013, the number of women-owned establishments grew 1.5 times …

Venture Capital

Jeff Koons: Shiny on the Outside, Hollow on the Inside, Part 2

I wrote most of the first two sections of this essay (Part 1) in March 2011, but never submitted it anywhere. I think I lost interest in the subject. …

Diovadiova Chrome Portraits by Kip Omolade

Beginning his art career as a graffiti artist while interning at Marvel Comics and The Center for African Art, Kip Omolade has created beautiful …

Marvel Comics

Yola: the city where people fleeing Boko Haram outnumber 400,000 locals

Photograph: Monica Mark for the Guardian<p>People queuing for food at St Theresa’s church.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/28/1422456249971/47273551-cf1e-4c78-be00-ce31b085f581-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Monica Mark for the Guardian<p>People queuing for food at St …

Our privacy is for sale, we have to accept that. But what’s the price tag?

On data protection and privacy day, it’s worth remembering that politicians are all too willing to trade in our personal information<p>How cheaply would you trade away your innermost self – whether it’s your childhood memories, that terrible thing you did when drunk and 19, or the identity of that …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …