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Retail Jobs Don’t Need to Be Bad. Here’s Proof.

Bethamy Magrow is grateful that the minimum wage in New York City is rising to $13 at the end of next month. Earning the current minimum of $11 an hour at a Times Square fashion retailer and scheduled to work some weeks for only 19 hours, the 25-year-old sales worker realizes she doesn’t quite …

The Confederate General Who Was Erased

There's a reason you won't find many monuments in the South to one of Robert E. Lee's most able deputies.<p>Some years ago, I went to a conference in Charleston. During a free moment, I strolled down to an old marketplace where I browsed the shops — all of which, it seemed, specialized in Confederate …

It's a Good Time to Listen to Young Lincoln

A 28-year-old future president saw respect for law as the cure for divisive passions.<p>Independence Day arrives this year during a period of intense political polarization, anger and distrust, potentially jeopardizing the ideals for which the American Revolution was fought.<p>That’s a problem, but it …

Black Lives Matter

Raspberry Pi Desktop Case Kit launches June 5th For $53

A new case has been unveiled for the Raspberry Pi which is being created by Element14 and takes the form of the Pi Desktop, which converts your …

Raspberry Pi

The Entire Civil War Animated Map

More Animated Maps<p>Join t Fight<p>Donate today to preserve Civil War battlefields and the nation’s history for generations to come.<p>48,000<p>ACRES SAVED<p>The …

Watch Knocked Loose tear Webster Hall to pieces as skaters fly for Adidas, Zumiez event - News - Alternative Press

Two floors with skate ramps of all sizes, a <i>faux</i> brick wall for spray painting, devastating hardcore and booming hip-hop made Zumiez’s Skate The Loft …

The rich pay fewer taxes than the poor, and get more services

<b>The rich continue to pay fewer taxes, and get more services (Yuri_Arcurs via iStock)</b><p>Uninformed conservatives should consider who really benefits from U.S. tax laws and assistance programs<p>Paul Buchheit<p>March 25, 2017 2:27pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>When all forms of taxes and …

6 persistent phone charging myths, debunked

Charging your phone should be easy — just plug it in and forget about it. Unfortunately, there's a lot of bad advice out there that is actually doing …

4 Things Guaranteed to Kill Your Productivity | Inc.com

Almost nothing feels better than banging out a bunch of work when you're in a zone of flow. But it's a state that's hard to achieve if your work culture is aligned in the wrong ways. Take it from Andrew Filev, CEO of work management platform Wrike, who says several factors can undermine your …

Stop Being Polite. Tackle Problems With Honesty | Inc.com

We recently had Kim Scott, a management and leadership expert hired by some of Silicon Valley's biggest tech firms, join us for Radiate. Her new book, <i>Radical Candor</i>, focuses on her distinct style of leadership coaching: advising managers and bosses to be open, honest, and direct in their feedback. …

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This device will dramatically improve your WiFi signal and speeds throughout your home

There's a new style of WiFi router called a "mesh system," which covers your entire home in strong, fast WiFi. They work much better than traditional WiFi range extenders, which is great for larger homes.<p>The problem with mesh systems is that you have to ditch your normal router to buy a whole new …

These Creepy Paintings Look Ripped from a Surreal Storybook

Roby dwi Antono’s paintings portray children frolicking with ghostly creatures in an unsettling fantasyland.<p>Young but far from foolish, a cast of girls stand their ground while animal specters invade their immediate surroundings. The image of an unperturbed pre-teen girl holding an oversized insect …

LiquidSky Game Streaming Service Adds New Subscription Plans, Now Supports Android Apps

The idea of streaming your game from your desktop PC to another screen isn’t new, but products like Nvidia’s Shield and the Steam Link offer the …

How To Accurately Judge Someone’s Intelligence

A psychologist explains why “real life is the ultimate IQ test.”<p>What is the essence of intelligence? Answers vary, but it comes down to how well you adapt to your environment—to the degree of skill and ingenuity you bring to that challenge. And in a world dominated by abstract concepts, complex …

'Nobody is ever going to tell you': 3 theories regarding who killed 'The King of Cocaine' Pablo Escobar

On December 2, 1993, Pablo Escobar, the wealthiest drug kingpin the world has ever seen, attempted to flee from a hideout in his home base of Medellín, Colombia, by scrambling across a neighboring rooftop.<p>Instead, he was cut down by gunfire, and the resulting image has been seared into the public …

GOP’s fear of a black America: The long, racist history which explains Dylann Roof and stains the so-called “party of Lincoln”

Dylann Roof’s assault was the latest salvo in the racial struggle we have fought since 1865: Who owns America?<p>Dylann Roof’s murder of nine people worshipping at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was not about mental illness; it was not about religious freedom; it was not an …

Trade-in any working smartphone to get an iPhone 6 for $90 w/ a free $50 Target Gift Card

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Target is sweetening its iPhone deals 10 days ahead of Christmas, this go around cutting the price of a 16GB iPhone 6 down to …

The next torture report: photographs show US troops abusing and sexually humiliating prisoners

Barack Obama is fighting a running legal battle to keep secret thousands of pictures from Iraq and Afghanistan<p>The US government is fighting to keep secret thousands of photographs showing American troops abusing and sexually humiliating prisoners in <b>Iraq</b> and <b>Afghanistan</b> and mocking the corpses of the …

Middle East

James Franco: Why I Don't Smoke Pot

Despite a convincing performance in <i>Pineapple Express</i>, James Franco doesn’t actually smoke pot.<p>In an interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio …

“We Have Different Phone Numbers, Why Are Our iPhones Ringing at the Same Time?”

Many iPhone users have discovered that since updating a few of the household phones to the latest versions of iOS, suddenly when one iPhone rings, so …

How Many Enemies Does America Want? Congress Sacrifices U.S. Security With New Sanctions Against Russia

Congress long ago learned that public scrutiny makes it harder to pass bad bills. So on Thursday in the midst of negotiations to avoid another government shut-down both houses of Congress rammed through new sanctions against Russia, the misnamed “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014.”<p>Indeed, the …

‘You want to kill’: ISIS deserter recounts training, torture and terror

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> It wasn’t the slaughter of innocent women and children, the $150-per-month in wages or the strict rules enforced by torture and death that prompted Abu Almouthanna to desert the Islamic State army.<p>It was the endless killing -- ordered by his Islamic State “emir” -- of like-minded …

Prosecutors drop murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC's Phil Rudd

New Zealand prosecutors on Friday backtracked by dropping a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there wasn't enough evidence to proceed.<p>But the 60-year-old member of the popular Australian band still faces a serious charge of threatening to kill, which comes with a …

Ariel Castro's Cleveland 'house of horrors' where three women were held captive for a decade gets demolished -- VIDEO: http://tinyurl.com/m36hfbu