James Sheaffer

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Supreme Court allows states to collect sales taxes on more online transactions

WASHINGTON — A closely divided Supreme Court upended the nation's Internet marketplace Thursday, ruling that states can collect sales taxes from online retailers.<p>The decision, which overturns an earlier Supreme Court precedent, will boost state revenues at the expense of consumers and sellers who …

South Dakota

Revealed: the safest places around the world

If you are nervous about travelling abroad, why not visit one of the safest destinations in the world? A new report from Gallup, the 2018 Global Law and Order report, ranks places around the world based on how people feel about their safety. More than 150,000 people around the world were asked …

Hong Kong

3 crucial skills for leading without authority

With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional …

Body Language

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Marijuana or Alcohol? Here's The Science

There are some surprises in the data!<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear …

Cannabis

Survey reveals how Netflix freeloaders enjoy the site for free

There was a joke I saw on Twitter a few weeks back which jokingly said that there was just one lone Netflix subscriber sharing his account with the …

Jokes

Ten Signs Your Boss Is A Manager -- But Not A Leader

A simple way to answer the question “What’s the difference between managing and leading?” is this:<p>Managing people means watching them to make sure they do what they’re supposed to do.<p>The concept of traditional supervision is rooted in the fear that working people will misbehave or make mistakes if …

Profit

Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say experts

The builders of Britain’s ancient stone circles like Stonehenge were using Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born, experts have claimed.<p>A new book, Megalith, has re-examined the ancient geometry of Neolithic monuments and concluded they were constructed by …

Mathematics

If I Die, Do All My Quantum Selves Die, Too?

We hope you are either very clever or very high for this oneThe reality you think you’re living in isn’t what you think it is.That’s according to …

Quantum Mechanics

The 5 Coolest Messenger Bags for Men​

Don't call it a murse.<p>Still holding on to your tattered backpack from college? You should have said goodbye to that the day you stopped using beer bongs and reading from textbooks. You are a grown ass man. A messenger bag is the perfect, mature blend of a traditional briefcase and the good old pack …

Men's Fashion

How to spot fake reviews on Amazon

Amazon is the place to get just about anything, from a Unicorn Mask to a cardboard cutout of Buddy the Elf. But behind every amazing product is a …

Product Reviews

Cancer Study Suggests There's an Optimum Amount of Alcohol You Should Drink

The benefit of light drinking is small, though.<p>If you read any health news, you’re constantly getting conflicting news about your alcohol consumption …

Alcohol

Here's exactly when you'll become a millionaire if you save $500 per month

Are you on track to become a millionaire? If you're regularly saving and investing, you may already be well on your way to reaching that milestone by …

Personal Finance

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

Leadership

Asteroid with a 13-mile-high mountain is now visible to the naked eye

Look up in nighttime sky anytime between now and July 16, and you just might spy our solar system's brightest asteroid.<p>Vesta, a 326-mile-wide object …

Astronomy

First Aid Techniques You Should Know for 8 Common Injuries

Need to brush up your first aid skills? Here, a basic guide to managing cuts, scrapes, sprains, and more common medical mishaps.<p>A Bloody Nose<p>A …

Red Cross

5 Health Habits These Successful Entrepreneurs Swear By

If Seth Godin drinks a healthy smoothie and Mark Cuban exercises an hour every day, you can, too.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In your desire to find monetary or entrepreneurial success, it's easy to lose focus on your personal health. You'll have less time …

Wellness

Japan’s crackdown on Airbnb has cost the company $10 million

Japan is the latest country to wage war on Airbnb’s rising popularity in the short-term rental market, costing the company $10 million.

Tourism

Harvard Accused Of 'Racial Balancing': Lawsuit Says Asian-Americans Treated Unfairly

In an intense legal battle over the role of race in Harvard University's admissions policies, a group that is suing the school says Harvard lowers the rankings of Asian-American applicants in a way that is unconstitutional.<p>Harvard says that its admissions process is legal — and it notes that the …

College & University

Call me any time: Trump says he gave North Korea's Kim direct number | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had given Kim Jong Un a direct phone number and suggested he might call the North Korean leader on Sunday, following their summit in Singapore this week.<p>“I’m going to be actually calling North Korea,” Trump told Fox News in an …

North Korea

These Secret Southern Tricks Make Any Fried Food Better

Want to take your fried food game to the next level? We’ve got the answers.<p><b>Use the right oil</b><p>Think you can just use any oil for frying? Wrong! If you …

Food & Dining

Ex-Spy Aimen Dean details his infiltration of Al Qaeda in new book

Aimen Dean secretly infiltrated Al-Qaeda as a British Intelligence agent for MI6. He joins Andrea Mitchell to talk about his new book: “Nine Lives: …

Al-Qaeda

Mars Opportunity And Spirit Rovers Could Have Lived Practically Forever With One Tiny Change

In 2004, NASA launched two exploration vehicles to the red planet: the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. These two Mars Exploration Rovers were originally designed for 90-day missions to image, explore, and investigate the Martian surface. Yet these twin solar-powered rovers far exceeded their design …

Solar Panels

Anthony Bourdain committed suicide on June 8th

WHEN interviewers dug to the essence of him, Anthony Bourdain said he was a simple man. He knew his life didn’t give that impression. Much of it was …

Skydiving

Everything You Need to Know About Using CBD for Pain and Anxiety

The compound, found in the cannabis plant, is thought to be good for muscle pain, headaches, and anxiety, among other things. But what does the research say?<p>James Joliat, a 35-year-old video producer in Denver, has long experienced muscle and joint pain—mostly related to sports injuries. He says he …

Cannabis

Trump returns salute of North Korean general at summit, state media footage reveals

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Newly released video footage from North Korean state media shows President Donald Trump returning a salute to a North Korean military general during this week's summit in Singapore, an extraordinary display of respect from a US president to a top officer of a hostile regime.<p>In …

Donald Trump

These Are the Most Ancient Frogs Ever Found Preserved in Amber

The extraordinary discovery of four small frogs preserved in amber is providing the earliest evidence of these now-prolific amphibians living in …

Zoology

Kim Kardashian Introduces Pardoned Prisoner Alice Marie Johnson to Snapchat

This calls for the bunny filter.<p>After spending over two decades in jail for a first-time, nonviolent drug offence, Alice Marie Johnson was recently pardoned from her life sentence by President Trump. On Wednesday, Kim Kardashian, who persistently led the campaign for her freedom, celebrated the …

Social Media

Aurora Cannabis Is Going Head to Head With Canopy Growth Over This High-Margin Product

Is this medical cannabis product big enough for two major marijuana players?<p>Big changes are happening in Canada. Following a decisive 56 to 30 vote …

Cannabis

18 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. Generally, they wake early, are good at planning and take care of their physical and emotional health. Here are other good habits …

Startups

Russian Skeletons Show the Bubonic Plague Has Killed People for 4,000 Years

Scientists sequence the oldest genome linked to the disease.<p>Hidden in the bones of ancient humans lies evidence of diseases that continue to distress …

Anthropology