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12 Corporations Benefit From Prison Industrial Complex

By Rick Riley, www.atlantablackstar.com<p>| Educate!<p>Prison labor in the United States is referred to as insourcing. Under the Work Opportunity Tax …

Why I Invested in the Prison-Industrial Complex

Even in times of uncertainty, the corporations that build and operate prisons and jails seem guaranteed to turn a profit.<p>Last year, I bought some prison stock. It was just for research, I told myself as I linked my checking account to the online brokerage firm that promised a fast and easy …

A startup founder reportedly jumped to her death from the top of New York City rooftop bar 230 Fifth

Faigy Mayer, who was 29 years old, was the founder and CEO of Appton, a New York-based app-development startup.<p>Mayer had developed a number of iOS apps, including NYCTips, a New York restaurant tip calculator, a parking app called Carma, and an app called ExpenseTracker, according to her LinkedIn …

The world’s most famous climate scientist just outlined an alarming scenario for our planet’s future

<i>This story has been updated. The new paper by Hansen and colleagues can be read online here.</i><p>James Hansen has often been out ahead of his scientific colleagues.<p>With his 1988 congressional testimony, the then-NASA scientist is credited with putting the global warming issue on the map by saying that a …

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Adorable Chihuahua Mirrors His Owner's Yoga Poses

Dogs are great observers when it comes to watching what their humans are doing. In fact, scientific studies have shown that dogs pay close attention …

Wilderness Therapy Program for Teens & Adolescents

A Leader in Wilderness Therapy<p>Why Trails is a unique experience<p>Trails Carolina is an industry leader; we have over 10 decades of collective …

Can America Have Fewer Prisoners Without More Crime?

No one knows for sure what caused the historic drop in criminality, so policymakers should proceed with caution as they contemplate changes.<p>1974 was a tough year in American history: a savage recession, inflation, high gas prices, the resignation of a president, looming defeat in Vietnam. Yet when …

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12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …