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Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism

When winners are taking all, it's often time to buy the winners<p>“Let your winners run” is one of the oldest adages in investing. One of the newest ideas is that the winners may be running away with everything. Modern capitalism is built on the idea that as companies get big, they become fat and …

Dow Jones

Here’s the Strongest Evidence Yet That Belly Fat Is Really Bad for You

Carrying extra weight around your middle could mean more than just too-tight pants: You may have a higher risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, …

‘I love Trump. He’s doing what he said.’ President’s supporters keep the faith

Women’s Marches and widespread criticism of the ‘Muslim ban’ have not dented the loyalty of Trump voters<p>Cast-iron hooks, children’s vinyl records, classic food packages, tobacco baskets, vintage-style olive buckets and a rotary-dial telephone fill the shelves at James and Jess’ House of Goods. The …

Trump is no fascist. He is a champion for the forgotten millions | John Daniel Davidson

Obama promised solutions but let the people down. Is it any surprise that they voted for real change?<p>Amid the ongoing protests against President Trump, calls for “resistance” among Democratic politicians and activists, and the overheated rhetoric casting Trump and his supporters as fascists and …

Donald Trump

Better Look: 1091 Main Street

<i>Originally posted February 4; updated with new images.</i><p>We are getting a look at what Ellicott Development is planning for the Our Lady of Lourdes …

Chinese New Year: workers travel home for the final time, as China's big cities no long offer economic prosperity

After giving up on transforming his fortunes in one of China’s modern cities, Zhang Zhihao has returned for good to the grimy, rural village he calls home for this week’s Lunar New Year.<p>He is among thousands leaving the country's major cities for the final time, as a slowing economy leaves little …

In the Chappaqua woods, a search for Hillary Clinton

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — The other day, Carol Meyer and her friend Ellen went walking in the woods of Chappaqua. For all they knew, they might see a coyote or some rare mushrooms or Hillary Clinton.<p>“I just have a <i>sense</i> — ” said Ellen, putting on her gloves.<p>“You think so?” said Carol, adjusting her scarf.<p>A …

How I Built A Successful Startup In The Middle Of Nowhere

It can be done–even in Utica, New York.<p>Location, location, location. It’s an old mantra of traditional marketers and a reason why so many startups all cluster in the same place. For many of those in the San Francisco Bay Area or New York City, location really is everything. The connections and …

The Most Politically Dangerous Book You’ve Never Heard Of

How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas.<p>When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: his mother, Rose Goldsmith, …

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

The worst airports for Thanksgiving travel

For US airlines, this Thanksgiving holiday may be the busiest in history: a record 27 million people have flights booked between November 18 and 29.<p>Typically, Thanksgiving travel picks up steam two days before the holiday, then peaks on the day before, as young adults scramble to make it home in …

Don’t bother making beats, Google’s ‘Infinite Drum Machine’ has got you covered [Video]

The beautiful thing about artificial intelligence is that due to its relatively back-end nature its applications seem to be virtually endless.<p>Today is music’s lucky day, as sound is the latest area which has undergone Google‘s AI surgery in its recent wave of “experiments”…<p>With a little help from …

Machine Learning

Black Friday deals on cameras and drones

A-Z of Trump: 26 illustrators imagine a 'ghastly' future – in pictures

In his 1963 abecederian picture book The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Edward Gorey recounted the increasingly gruesome deaths of 26 children. In this parody the US game designer Mike Selinker outlines an A to Z of similarly gruesome eventualities he expects will befall a world in which Trump is president – …

Picture Books

Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run | Thomas Frank

WikiLeaks’ dump of messages to and from Clinton’s campaign chief offer an unprecedented view into the workings of the elite, and how it looks after itself<p>The emails currently roiling the US presidential campaign are part of some unknown digital collection amassed by the troublesome Anthony Weiner, …

Government

White Arkitekter Proposes Plan for Carlsberg City that Responds to Copenhagen’s Rich Brick Histroy

<i>From the architect.</i> The new plan for Copenhagen’s Carlsberg Byen development embraces the closeness of the old city, and aims to establish a vibrant …

Sustainability is the Centerpiece of This New Austin Development

In the Texas capital's transit-oriented Mueller development, architect Michael Hsu proposes a modern take on row house living.<p>In Austin, Texas, on a 711-acre site where an airport once stood, a team of developers, architects, and builders are creating a new way to live in the booming city.<p>A New …

Architecture

Stylish Furniture Design by Luis Branco

Luis Branco is a product and furniture designer from Viana do Castelo, Portugal. While checking Behance for some inspiration I ended up in his …

Furniture Design

15 Otherworldly Photographs of Iceland from Above Photos

Iceland might be the world’s hottest vacation destination right now, and it’s not hard to see why. In addition to affordable airfare (not to mention a tourism board that promotes extended layovers on a trip across the pond), the land of fire and ice is a visual delight. It seems as if it belongs in …

The Dazzling Designs for a New York That Never Existed

From skyscraper bridges to glass domes, an intoxicating glimpse at how New York might have looked.<p>Architect Raymond Hood, once described as a …

Skyscrapers

What does a year living in Berlin look like?

Berlin-based photographer George Nebieridze is no stranger to capturing the fleeting moments of youth: raves, chance encounters, bruises, tender hours of the morning, saturated colours, and the energy of the city. This October he finally released his first book titled <i>’15,</i> a visual imprint of a year …

Landscape Photography

Donald Trump called LaGuardia Airport ‘third world’ — here’s the design that will transform it

During Monday's presidential debate, Donald Trump compared the "incredible airports" in Dubai, Qatar and China to less impressive ones in the US.<p>"Our airports are like from a third world country," he said, calling out LAX and New York City's three international airports: LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy …