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5 Steps You Should Take To Protect Yourself After Massive Equifax Hack

On Thursday, Equifax announced that from mid-May through July 2017, criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Specifically, this hack may potentially impact 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed includes names, Social Security …

Identity Theft

China wants to talk its people into marriage and out of divorce

The share of people getting married in China is falling, and the divorce rate is rising—two trends that are worrying not only Chinese parents, but also officials.<p>Last year, over four million couples divorced—a 8.3% increase compared with 2015, according to recent data (link in Chinese) from China’s …


The 5-year-old girl who opened the world's eyes to Yemen's plight

<b>Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) —</b> In a hospital room in Yemen, well-wishers sing songs and play the guitar for five-year-old Buthaina. She smiles and tears begin to drop from her eyes. She then picks up her crayons and draws a sketch of her family.<p>Buthaina Muhammad Mansour al-Raimi is the sole survivor in her …

Middle East

Nearly half of working-age American men who are out of the labor force are using painkillers daily

Over the last two decades, working-age American men have been ever so quietly exiting the labor force. These days, around 12% of prime-age men, those between 25 and 54, are neither employed nor looking for work—up from around 8% in the mid-1990s. During that same time, and nearly as quietly, …

Income Inequality

Japan Is No Place for Single Mothers

The divorce rate has jumped 66 percent in recent decades, but women are ill-equipped financially to raise children alone.<p>TOKYO—Raising a child alone is hard, no matter where you live.<p>But among developed countries, single parents—and they are usually mothers—may be worst off in Japan. There is no …


Growing up under fire: Wilmington, Delaware, leads U.S. in teen shootings

WILMINGTON, Del. — When the shots rang out — "pop, pop, pop," and then a thunder roll of gunfire — Maria Williams hit the floor.<p>The bullets sprayed through her front door and window, leaving perfectly cylindrical holes in the glass. They blasted clear across the nursery, where her 2-year-old …