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Amazon Apologizes for Shipping Ten Thousand Copies of Comey’s Book to White House

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it a “regrettable accident,” Amazon apologized on Thursday for shipping ten thousand advance copies of James Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty,” to the White House.<p>Cartons of the book arrived early Thursday morning and kept coming throughout the day, until …

The White House

10 mistakes you're making when food shopping that could be costing you money

If you're anything like the average American, your grocery shopping strategy probably consists of opening the fridge, noticing it's empty, and then stocking up with whatever you need, even if none of the items on your list are on sale. As you probably guessed, this shopping method will not be kind …

Personal Finance

Should we raise the US minimum wage? Why people disagree — and what solutions might really work.

You've heard it before: Most Americans have seen pay stagnate, while the costs of education, rent, health care, buying a home and starting a family …

Economics

Police Shot Brendan Hester Because That’s What Police Do

A 23-year old black man in Ashtabula, Ohio, was shot by police officers last week after officers responding to a 911 call found two men scuffling in …

Law Enforcement

It's Time to Demand Donald Trump's Resignation

Look at the man's tweets – he cannot continue to serve as president<p>How many times in the 19-and-a-half weeks since January 20th have you needed to …

Detroit 19-Year-Old Arraigned After Accidentally Shooting 2 Police Officers He Thought Were Burglars

Nineteen-year-old Juwan Alexander Plummer was arrested last week after shooting two Detroit police officers when he thought they were men attempting …

Crime

What Actually Makes White People Scared of Talking About Race?

It took being gaslit on Twitter for me to realize that we won't be able to have serious discussions about diversity while white fragility exists.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Call it a delayed reality check. Over the past couple of years, the UK's publishing world has become …

Equality

Millennials - The Generation Of Waste

Growing up, I remember faulty appliances being fixed by either my grandad or at a local repair shop - where a man with a never-ending array of tools …

Sustainability

Trendwatch: Cannabis tourism

The psychedelic adventure is a travel rite of passage. In the 1960s hippies flocked to the Mexican desert, compelled by the desire to see sandy …

Cannabis

How I increased my income by $15,000 in just one year

Two concrete changes in a young woman's life helped her earn $15,000 more in 2016 than she did in 2015. Learn how a job change and salary negotiation …

104 of the Best Free Data Sources for Your Next Infographic

The best way to make a great infographic? Make sure it has great data. It’s the key to telling a good story and—when properly visualized—makes that …

New York Times

What we know about the Dallas gunman: Army veteran reportedly said he 'wanted to kill white people'

The shooter, barricaded in a downtown Dallas parking garage, bantered with negotiators during an hours-long standoff.<p>He did not seem nervous and said he was not afraid to die.<p>He told the armed officers facing him that he had been preparing for the assault, vowing that he "wanted to kill white …

Student Drug Informant Found With a Bullet in His Head and Rocks in His Backpack

When Andrew Sadek was caught selling $80 of pot, cops pressured him into being an informant and told him to go after ‘harder drugs.’ Then he turned …

Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken

When you’re pressed for time, there’s nothing like letting your kitchen go ahead and cook your dinner for you…and that’s what a slow-cooker does.<p>This recipe is inspired by one I found on Pinterest, and is sort of like a tangy twist on shredded BBQ chicken. I served it over rice (the steam-in-bag …

Cooking

9 things to do in your 20s to retire by 40

Retiring by 40 is more than possible. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>Take "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, whose combined annual salary of $135,000 …

Retirement

'Wall Street does not value having employees' and that's changing everything about the US workplace

New research from Harvard economist Lawrence Katz and Princeton economist Alan Krueger suggests that all the net job growth in the last decade is in "alternative work arrangements." That includes temps, on-call and on-demand workers, contractors at companies, independent contractors and …

Employment

Wall Street has been rocked by an $8 billion hedge fund's implosion

The fund told investors of its plan to close in a letter Friday. It's the most high-profile shutdown since authorities forced Steve Cohen's controversial SAC Capital to close in 2013.<p>A slew of factors — from a brewing insider-trading scandal to a contentious investment by Visium's founder that …

Markets

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Elon Musk About Business and Investing

Elon Musk is a classic missionary founder who is more interested in changing the world and creating enduring businesses than just the financial …

What is college for?

1 May was National College Decision Day in the U.S. – the deposit deadline for admission into many U.S. colleges and universities. Early indications …

Philosophy Of Education

A Lottery Lawyer Explains What You Should Do if You Hit the Jackpot

If you win big, you'll want to shut down your Facebook, hire a financial planner, and get ready for your life to change.<p><i>Download the new and improved VICE app for iOS and Android now.</i><p>In middle school, we had to read Steinbeck's <i>The Pearl</i>, which is about how awful getting rich quick is. The …

Rhode Island

How To Be a Basically Healthy Person

Even if we have the best of intentions, the goals we set to get healthy (after this last slice of pizza, of course) sometimes fall by the wayside. It …

Holistic Medicine

Marijuana millionaires cashing in on cannabis legalisation

Jeremy Moberg has gone from illegal grower to tax-paying multi-million dollar businessman in Washington state. Lucy Rock catches up with him between meetings<p>Jeremy Moberg peers into a microscope at a leaf in a Petri dish. “Thrips”, he declares to a man wearing a facemask and surgical gloves. “We’ll …

Cannabis

Say Why To Drugs – the highs and lows of cannabis

Fortnightly for the next two months, I’ll be investigating different drugs, busting some myths and explaining potential harms and benefits. This week: cannabis<p>What’s the appeal?<p>Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the UK. It’s the resin of a plant, and is consumed by smoking (sometimes …

Cannabis

Three Ways That Handwriting With A Pen Positively Affects Your Brain

Stephen King purportedly wrote <i>Dreamcatcher</i> in longhand — using a Waterman cartridge pen. J. K. Rowling penned <i>The Tales of Beedle the Bard</i> — all 157 pages of it — in longhand, and the leather-bound tome sold for almost $4M at auction. F. Scott Fitzgerald did it, as did Hemingway, Kafka and countless …

Stephen King

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

From true crime to comedy, here’s your guide to the very best ear candy, plus some top podcasters’ favourites<p><b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might …

Comedy

This popular painkiller also kills kindness

If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider reaching for the Tylenol the next time you have a headache.<p>In research published online in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, scientists from the National Institutes …

Acetaminophen

Facebook hides conservative news from its homepage, former workers allege

Facebook suppresses US conservative political news when compiling trending articles on the site, former workers have alleged.<p>The social network has implied that the trending section that appears along the right hand side of Facebook's website is chosen by crunching data on a story's popularity and …

The golden age of investing is over: get used to Wall Street's 'new normal'

We’ve become accustomed to exceptionally high returns in recent decades – but they were the exception, not the rule, as a new report explains<p>It’s a question that has haunted the minds of high-flying financiers, self-help authors and regular Americans for decades: what’s the best way to make money …

Stock Markets

The West's central banks are ignoring the basic lessons of economic history

Oil prices rallied last week, after a surprise drop in US crude inventories. Despite ongoing volatility ahead of the Opec exporters’ cartel meeting on April 17, the trend seems clear. Oil is up 40pc since mid-January.<p>The dollar fell, meanwhile, as minutes from the Federal Reserve strongly suggested …

Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets: study

Losses could soar to $24tn and wreck the global economy in worst case scenario, first economic modelling estimate suggests<p>Climate change could cut the value of the world’s financial assets by $2.5tn (£1.7tn), according to the first estimate from economic modelling.<p>In the worst case scenarios, often …

Fossil Fuels