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Black People Are More Than Twice As Likely As White People To Struggle To Afford Food

Think we're living in a "post-racial society"? Think again. A recent Gallup poll found that black people are more than <i>twice</i> as likely as white people to have trouble putting food on the family table.<p>Gallup surveyed a random sample of 148,854 adults age 18 or older and asked if at any time in the …

Custom ROM brings Note 4 features to the good old Note 2

The 2012 Note 2 remains one of Samsung’s most beloved devices, even if the 5.5-incher has fallen behind in terms of performance and software features. The Note 2 still has a loyal following, and thanks to the efforts of developer group Team Electron, the device just got a new lease on life.<p>Based on …

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

Now We Know What Killed The Ancient 'Ice Princess,' And Why She Had That Marijuana

Did a dying Siberian maiden who lived 2,500 years ago self-medicate with marijuana? New research by Russian scientists shows that's a likely possibility.<p>The mummified body of the Siberian "ice princess" -- so well preserved that tattoos on her skin were still visible when she was found -- was …

The Deep Mysteries Of Galaxy Cluster Unraveled In Amazing New Image

For 20 years, astronomers have been probing the Spiderweb galaxy and its surroundings for insights into how galaxy clusters are born, and adding to the story is a recent paper published yesterday in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics by an international team of scientists who looked deep into the …

Iraqi TV Has Launched A Strange New Sitcom — About ISIS

A few weeks ago Iraqi TV launched a new sitcom that uses humor, songs, and kitschy costumes to mock the Islamist group that has taken control of numerous towns in the country's north. The title of the show roughly translates to "Fairytale State," though some news outlets have translated it as …

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, …

What Doctors Can Tell About Your Health Just By Looking At Your Feet

The feet do a lot more than simply carry us from place to place. They can also provide important clues about our health, from showing us if we're dehydrated to pointing to bigger problems, like impaired circulation or lung disease.<p>Changes in how your feet look or feel can be the first sign of …

The 7 WordPress Plugins Your Site Needs to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At least one website you visited today is powered by WordPress. In all likelihood, most of your favorite sites utilize the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). Perhaps your business runs on it too.<p>According to WordPress, …

Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is José Mujica, Uruguay's president, who has forsworn a state palace in favour of a farmhouse, donates the vast bulk of his salary to social projects, flies economy class and drives an old Volkswagen Beetle.<p>But the former …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Schools to face surprise Ofsted visits in drive to improve behaviour

Ofsted inspectors will begin making "no notice" visits to schools in England identified as rife with poor behaviour, Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector of schools, has announced.<p>"Classrooms must be orderly places. Around 700,000 pupils attend schools where behaviour needs to improve," Wilshaw …

Documentary, Motorsports, Photo History

Everything you know about Africa is wrong.<p>No, no, not you in particular. I'm thinking about a more general "you" -- the American "you," the Western …

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Debates

Representing the sides<p>Moderator<p>Jon Fasman, Washington correspondent<p>Jon Fasman is <i>The Economist's</i> Washington Correspondent and previously its …

Leadership Without Presumption: Lessons From Eisenhower | Inc.com

During World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower took a cruise around the Isle of Capri. On seeing a large villa, he asked about it and learned that it was to be his quarters. He inquired about the neighboring villa as well, and learned that it would soon belong to Army Air Force General Carl Spaatz.<p>“Damn …

Age Old Marketing Strategy That Always Works | Inc.com

Keep people guessing, and you'll have their undivided attention.<p>It's a technique that's been used by savvy marketers from Steve Jobs to the writers of <i>Breaking Bad.</i><p>It also seems to be the strategy behind Jelly, the latest venture from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. A cryptic post on the Jelly website …

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3 Places to Get a Crash Course in Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

Though no classroom can truly prepare you for the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur, you’re not completely on your own.<p>A new breed of start-up-focused schools, taught by entrepreneurs, has emerged to help aspiring founders fix their weak spots--whether it’s being clueless about coding, …

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9 Ways To Fight Eye Strain

Do you spend your days always looking at a brightly lit screen? Yeah, us too. But we don’t have to take the pain sitting down.<p>More than 70% of Americans don’t know–or don’t believe–that they could suffer from eye strain, the Vision Council reports, though the most adults are on digital media from …

Five Trends Shaping The Future Of Work

When it comes to the future of work there are a few key trends which business leaders need to pay attention to. Understanding these trends will allow organizations to better prepare and adapt to the changes which are impacting the way we work. These five trends are: 1) changing behaviors which are …

Amazon Publishing Has First Million-Copy Hit; Will Authors, Agents Take Notice?

Amazon Publishing has its first million-copy selling author, the company announced today. The author is Oliver Pötzsch and his <i>Hangman’s Daughter</i> series has sold over a million copies of three titles between print, ebook and audio-book sales. The ebooks have made the Digital Book World Ebook …

Why Don't Big Companies Innovate More?

I’m not sure I agree with the premise of the question. I will give you my perspective as Vice President of the Samsung Open Innovation Center. Yes, we are a large corporation but we, and many companies like ours, are pushing very hard on making new ideas come to life in the world of technology. …

Five Leadership Lessons From Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy

Christopher Nolan’s <i>Dark Knight</i> trilogy has been both a critical and commercial success. The entire series is on its way to earning $2 billion, and critics have acclaimed the series of films as the best in the superhero genre. This trilogy has succeeded because of its sheer quality. Nolan’s Batman …

The 147 Companies That Control Everything

Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have taken a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide and analyzed all 43,060 transnational corporations and share ownerships linking them. They built a model of who owns what and what their revenues …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

Your Brain Sees Even When You Don't

The unconscious processing abilities of the human brain are estimated at roughly 11 million pieces of information per second. Compare that to the estimate for conscious processing: about 40 pieces per second.*<p>Our conscious processing capacity isn’t insignificant, but clearly it’s just a retention …