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Generation Pickleball: Welcome to Florida’s Political Tomorrowland

Republicans’ political future looks a lot like this vibrant, fast-growing, Trump-friendly retirement community outside of Orlando.<p>The Villages is America’s largest retirement community, a carefully planned, meticulously groomed dreamscape of gated subdivisions, wall-to-wall golf courses, adult-only …

Florida

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

Hand Grenades and Gang Violence Rattle Sweden’s Middle Class

STOCKHOLM — In the Stockholm suburb of Varby Gard, it was not unusual to see the figure of a 63-year-old man pedaling a bicycle home after the end of his shift as an aide for disabled adults, hunched against the icy wind of a Swedish winter.<p>Daniel Cuevas Zuniga had just finished a night shift on a …

Donald Trump

An industry insider just blew the lid off the racket that makes American drugs so expensive

The infamous "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli is in jail, but the egregious drug-price-gouging scheme that shocked America and made him a household name last year is still doing just fine.<p>Now, you'll recall Shkreli is not in jail for price gouging, but defrauding investors.<p>But we know who he is because …

Donald Trump Just Pulled Off the Greatest Long Con in History

Winners: Wall Street, corporations, Donald Trump’s kids, and Vladimir Putin. Losers: The rest of us. That about sums it up.<p>Bernie Madoff must be …

Here’s how much social media stars get paid to post ads

Surprise! The biggest celebrities aren’t always the highest paid.<p>Last November, actress Olivia Munn posted a video to her Instagram in preparation for the holidays: She wore green and red pajamas, she cooked a holiday turkey and she lounged on the couch with her two sweater-clad dogs.<p>She also …

Olivia Munn

Donald 'I don't take vacations' Trump takes vacation

The president will spend 17 days at his private golf club in New Jersey despite being famously anti-vacation over the years in books and interviews<p>Donald Trump once questioned the wisdom of taking vacations. “What’s the point?” he asked.<p>But now the president is getting ready to join the annual …

Donald Trump

Flying Is Bad for the Planet. You Can Help Make It Better.

Take one round-trip flight between New York and California, and you’ve generated about 20 percent of the greenhouse gases that your car emits over an entire year.<p>If you are like many people, flying may be a large portion of your carbon footprint. Over all, the aviation industry accounts for 11 …

Fossil Fuels

Japan accused of eroding press freedom by UN special rapporteur

Investigation prompted by concern over government pressure on country’s media over issues such as Fukushima and WW2<p>The UN’s special rapporteur on freedom of expression has accused Japan of eroding media freedoms and stifling public debate of issues such as the Fukushima nuclear meltdown and the …

Three men in Thailand reportedly ran a clickfarm with over 300,000 SIM cards and 400 iPhones

To boost products on WeChat<p>Clickfarms are a dubious business people rarely get a peek inside of, but accept as part of our everyday internet existence. We know companies pay bots to shower likes, emoji, ratings, nonsensical comments, and plain traffic on content in order to artificially boost …

Chatbots

7 Life-Saving Home Safety Tips Everyone Who Lives Alone Needs to Read

Moving out on your own is a big step. Leaving the comfort of a shared apartment, college dorm, or parent's house to live in an apartment all alone can be as scary as it is exhilarating. Along with all the independence that comes from renting (or buying) solo comes the full responsibility of …

If Employees Trash Your Reputation Online, Science Says Do This

There's a right way and a wrong way to respond to negative employment reviews.<p>Managing your company's reputation as an employer is pretty important these days. If you fail to address concerns, it can escalate to something now known as "employer shaming" - long rants on social media that go viral. …

Employment

6 Absurd (And Kinda Brilliant) Design Details From Apple Park

Apple’s attention to architectural detail may be excessive, but boy is the spectacle impressive.<p>Anyone following the $5 billion product development known as Apple Park–the company’s new 175-acre development on which a 2.8-million square foot Norman Foster spaceship has officially landed–will want …

Jony Ive

Indian IT's planned layoffs give a glimpse of the bloodbath ahead

Automation and lack of appropriate skill sets to cater to a new world of digital will mean up to 40 percent of Indian IT's employees will be laid off …

Employment

Russia released some head-scratching recommendations for how its citizens should act when traveling abroad

In an advisory, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a list of travel recommendations it encourages citizens to follow when visiting other countries. The United States is mysteriously missing from the list.<p>The recommendations start out reasonably enough ("respect customs and traditions") …

10 Mistakes the Worst Leaders Always Make

Here's one: Get rid of your inability to actively listen.<p>The horrible leadership behaviors I'm about to expound on are not mere platitudes or hackneyed clichés.<p>They remain, unfortunately, characteristics of well-meaning people on high perches who have blind spots that keep them from growing into …

Leadership

Shock figures show Tory plans are ‘making social care worse’

Flagship scheme to keep elderly out of hospital missing targets and council tax rise ‘too small to alleviate cutbacks’<p>The full extent of the crisis facing social care is revealed by an <i>Observer</i> investigation which demonstrates the government’s flagship policy to keep elderly people out of hospital …

Social Work

Secret government papers show taxpayers will pick up costs of Hinkley nuclear waste storage

Documents show steps Whitehall took to reassure French energy firm EDF and Chinese investors<p>Taxpayers will pick up the bill should the cost of storing radioactive waste produced by Britain’s newest nuclear power station soar, according to confidential documents which the government has battled to …

War in Ukraine helps smugglers in the black market get richer

KIEV — A separatist commander is gunned down while dining in a Moscow restaurant. Law enforcement agents uncover a makeshift underground pipeline pumping oil from Russia into a Ukrainian border village. Rebel leaders carry out a widespread purge in one of Ukraine’s breakaway regions, detaining …

Top architects inspired by churches and bars - CNN Style

A well-designed building has the power to inspire those who witness or use the space. But where do architects go when they're in need of inspiration?<p>Journalist Pamela Buxton set out to answer the question in "50 Architects 50 Buildings: The Buildings That Inspire Architects."<p>In collaboration with …

Architecture

Migrants who cannot pay are being sold for organs, smuggler tells Italian authorities

Migrants unable to pay for their journeys across the Mediterranean are being sold to organ traffickers, an Eritrean smuggler has told Italian authorities.<p>Nuredin Wehabrebi Atta, who was arrested by Italian police in 2014, is the first foreigner given witness protection by Italian authorities, after …

Crime

Thirty killed in four days in Philippine war on drugs

(Reuters) - Thirty “drug dealers” have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as Philippine president on Thursday, police said, announcing the seizure of nearly $20 million worth of narcotics but sparking anger from a lawyers’ group.<p>Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) …

Asia

Israel's high tech boom threatened by shallow labor pool

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - In the high tech hub of Tel Aviv, where companies have been responsible for ground-breaking advances like the USB stick, Or Offer never thought it would be hard to find workers for his fast-growing Internet data firm SimilarWeb.<p>Firas Jabbour (C), founder and CEO of start-up …

Israel

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

New York criminalizes the use of ticket-buying bots

If you failed to get tickets for your favorite band, even though your finger was poised on the "buy" link the instant they went on sale, don't worry -- you never stood a chance. They were probably snapped up by bots that, in one case, bought 1,012 Madison Square Garden U2 tickets in less than a …

Texas 'affluenza' mom has curfew eased: lawyer

FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - The mother of the Texas “affluenza” teenager had her curfew eased, her attorney said on Monday, in her first court appearance since being charged by a grand jury last month with helping her son flee to Mexico.<p>Tonya Couch (R) is escorted to her defense team in Criminal …

Judiciary

Apple Issues 30-Year Bond in Taiwan at 4.15 Percent Yield

Confirming rumors reported last week, Apple on Monday issued a U.S. dollar bond in Taiwan that is estimated to raise between $1 billion and $1.2 billion (via <i>Reuters</i>).<p>The yield on the 30-year bond compares with a range between 4.2 percent and 4.3 percent ahead of its pricing, according to people …

Germany's far-left fugitives suspected in more crimes

Three fugitives of Germany's far-left Red Army Faction have been blamed for at least six supermarket heists including the most recent one in May. …

Extremism