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101. Hire an accountant

Without skipping your daily Starbucks run.<p>By <b>Alicia Adamczyk, Kaitlin Mulhere, Elizabeth O’Brien and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>We’d all like to finish next …

Personal Finance

From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?

Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness.<p>World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.<p>Of course, …

Meet the Tesla Semitruck, Elon Musk's Most Electrifying Gamble Yet

Elon Musk has always dreamed big, and tonight he showed off his biggest reverie yet: the fully electric Tesla Semi. Powered by a massive battery and …

10 Things to Watch as the Tax Bill Moves Forward

House passage just the first step<p>The House passage of a tax code rewrite Thursday was just the first in a multistep process. Many changes are …

Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

Rising social media use has sparked a passionate debate among psychologists: are today’s young people more “Generation Me”, or “Generation We”?<p>At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her …

Psychology

The Tech Industry’s Gender-Discrimination Problem

The dramatic imbalance in pay and power has created the conditions for abuse. More and more, women are pushing for change.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One day in 2013, AJ Vandermeyden drove to Tesla’s corporate headquarters, in …

Sexual Harassment

7 Key Tax Moves to Make Before Year End

With Congress debating sweeping new tax legislation, you might be tempted to make some financial decisions before the end of the year in anticipation …

Can Kevin Young Make Poetry Matter Again?

He’s written poetry about Prince, has a new book about our love affair with fake news, and has just been named to one of the most powerful posts in American letters.<p>On August 25, 1835, residents of New York City woke to the sound of newsboys howling about an astonishing discovery. According to <i>The</i> …

Literature
Social Sciences

“That’s My Justice”

Brenda Tracy arrives one spring morning in Houston, the air hot and viscous, the city’s sprawl never-ending. She sits in the back of a black sedan, …

Sean Hannity has become the media’s top conspiracy theorist

How far he’s gone down the rabbit hole.<p>A few days ago, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was accused of initiating sexual encounters with four girls between the ages of 14 and 18 decades ago, including one encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.<p>Moore's defense is a conspiracy theory.<p>He …

Donald Trump

The Prison Fight Between ISIS And The Muslim Brotherhood

Radical Islamist militants are going to war with the Muslim Brotherhood inside Egypt’s prisons as the two groups fight for fresh recruits.<p>CAIRO — The prison fight had been brewing for months.<p>Supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS militants locked up together inside the cramped, dingy …

Africa

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

Inside the inventor's world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and hopefully find love …

Elon Musk

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to cure a disease.<p>The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a …

Genetics

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?<p>From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory. In the gaps between them, the terrain folds over itself, hill over hill, descending into …

Global Warming

$1,150 iPhone X Is One Shoppers Really Want

When Apple's iPhone X pre-orders start in a few weeks, it doesn't look like the $999 starting price will be putting shoppers off. In fact, many seem …