Kiwan qazi

52 Flips | 7 Magazines | 2 Likes | 1 Follower | @Kiwanqazi | Keep up with Kiwan qazi on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kiwan qazi”

A Supermassive Black Hole Has Broken Free And Is Now Destroying Everything

Black hole has no chill.<p>You might think you have troublesome neighbours, but spare a thought for one galaxy where the disruption nearby was so …

Black Holes

Privatizing the public sector is actually costing taxpayers money

Studies show that private contract employees rely on Medicaid and other taxpaying programs<p><i>This article originally appeared in In These Times.</i><p>Privatization is bad news for federal, state and local government workers, and the communities where they live. That’s according to a new report released …

How Wall Street's CEO bonus loophole cost the US government $1bn

Mylan’s EpiPen controversy is just the latest example of the negative ripple effects of corporations’ performance-based compensation on society at large<p>Here’s a figure that could have you reaching for an EpiPen, assuming you can afford one: one billion dollars. That’s how much additional revenue …

Russia's Best Military Aircraft: Not Armed with the Best Aircraft-Killer Missiles

While Russia has deployed advanced warplanes to Syria including the Sukhoi Su-30SM, Su-34 and Su-35S, those jets are seldom seen carrying Moscow’s …

Military

The 3-Second Pause that Can Save a Morning and Spare Some Pain

<i>by Rachel Macy Stafford</i><i>“Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.”<br>– Marcus Aurelius</i>It was my children’s first day …

Why having the 'ideal' partner doesn't mean you'll be happy

In the search for a romantic partner, it seems reasonable to think that finding a man or woman who checks off many of the boxes on your list of "ideal mate" characteristics would lead to a happier relationship. But a new study finds that may not be the case.<p>Researchers found that people's …

Red Alert: China Amps Up Currency War With The Fed And The World

Overnight, China weakened its yuan fixing by 0.34% to 6.5693 to the dollar, the lowest level since March 2011.<p>The People’s Bank of China also lowered the offshore yuan fixing by 0.04% to 6.5689 in Hong Kong.<p>Once again, just as the Federal Reserve makes a move at a rate hike, the U.S. dollar surge …

How I Built a Billion-Dollar Company

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The End of Aging? Soon It Might Be a Prescription Away

Since time immemorial, humans have tried to halt the aging process. Various avenues have been explored. The Elixir of Life was thought to be a …

Mark Carney’s last chance saloon warning on the global economy

Last night Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, issued a stark warning about the future of capitalism. Here is what he said: “The global …

For the love of God, rich people, stop giving Stanford money

Phil Knight, the founder of Nike and the 35th-richest man in the world, is giving $400 million to Stanford. It'll pay for tuition and living expenses for a yearly crop of 100 "Knight-Hennessy scholars," named after Knight and John Hennessy, the outgoing Stanford president chairing the initiative. …

Public Health

America's On-going Housing Crisis and the Politics of the Young

There was a time, not very long ago, when housing was high on the political agenda, and understandably so, since by 2008, its inadequate financing had helped trigger the worst economic crisis in over six decades. The bitter fall-out from that crisis - the foreclosures that came with the house-price …

What a President Donald Trump Would Mean for the American Economy

I was talking with a group of farmers on Tuesday, and one of them asked me how I thought the U.S. economy would fare under a Trump presidency. I …

Two Words That Are Getting in the Way of Your Happiness

When people talk about why they aren't happy, they usually can quickly tick off a list of things. They talk about a job that is going nowhere, overwhelming financial debt, complicated relationships that are stressing them out, or being unhappy with where they are living. When asked to describe what …

A light aircraft revolution takes off | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — For more innovations that let us experience the world in thrilling new ways, go to cnn.com/adventure<p>(CNN) — Inside a hangar in the San Francisco Bay Area, a young French entrepreneur is busy readying a small, odd-looking, bubble-shaped aircraft.<p>Not far away, on the way to …

6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.<p>Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

Why Did NASA Choose an Untested Missile to Launch Gemini?

The Titan II rocket that launched NASA’s Gemini missions was sort of the standout odd-ball. One of only two rockets used to launch Apollo-era missions that wasn’t a Wernher von Braun design and the only to use hypergols, it was also the only launch vehicle NASA chose for a program before it had any …

How To Make The AeroHunter Paper Airplane

Fast, long range and capable, the AeroHunter is an improved variant of the popular Hunter paper airplane. The canard design has been refined to …

Sewing

Why the falling oil price may not lead to boom

An economic boom usually follows a big drop in the oil price but this time maybe different – indicative not of oversupply but weakness in demand<p>There was a time when Blue Monday meant a song by New Order. These days it is the third Monday in January, allegedly the most depressing day of the …

Crude Oil Prices

An oligarchy has broken our democracy. It must be dislodged

Each new election year promises change. We will choose a new president and new representatives in Congress; fresh faces will make their appearances in Washington DC, while old ones disappear. But what about the people who stay in power, one election after another, less exposed to the public eye?<p>The …

Middle-class

Apple Tops Consumers' List Of Most Relevant Brands: Survey

Apple tops the list of a new brand ranking—but perhaps not for the reasons you’d expect.<p>Branding firm Prophet today releases its first Brand Relevance Index, a ranking of brands based on their relevance to consumers’ lives and based solely on consumer feedback. And by that metric, Apple is No. 1.<p>No …

consumers

Secret Teacher: let the government think I'm a failure, I've got my own success criteria

My measures of success focus on what’s important – the students. They remind me that, whatever the system thinks of my teaching, I am damn good at at my job<p>This term I had the most soul destroying conversation of my career. I was told by my ever supportive line manager that although the school …

Employment

Solving The Growth Ponzi Scheme: Get Government Out Of Infrastructure

An interesting piece over in Time discussing why America’s suburban sprawl night not actually be sustainable. No, not in the usual environmental sense of using too much land (as if America has a shortage of that!) or even resources, but in the sense that it’s simply not financially sustainable. And …

U.S. Slides Back into War in Iraq, Joining Conflict President Once Opposed

More U.S. military personnel have been sent to Iraq and Syria. Trainers, Special Forces, and airstrikes haven't been enough. The administration continues its slow progression to renewed ground combat. President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize grows more tarnished by the day.<p>Defense Secretary …

The 21 best money quotes of 2015

Here is our round-up of the most memorable money quotes of this year<p>This year saw the introduction of the pension freedoms, a major crackdown on landlords and numerous tax changes.<p>Below, we round up some of the most memorable quotes surrounding these issues, and also look at the best celebrity …

China’s Xi tells grumbling party cadres: ‘Don’t talk back’

BEIJING — Careless talk could cost you your job. Especially if you bad-mouth the boss.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping has carried out the most far-reaching anti-corruption campaign in Communist Party history — and, at the same time, the harshest crackdown on free speech in decades.<p>Now he is tightening …

Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Olmert to serve jail term for bribery charge

Israel's top court has upheld a bribery conviction against Ehud Olmert, making him the country's first ex-prime minister to serve time in prison<p>Israel’s former prime minister Ehud Olmert is due to begin an 18-month long prison sentence in February, after a ruling at Israel’s supreme court on …

South Korea, Japan reach agreement on 'comfort women'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan and South Korea have reached an agreement over the long-standing issue of "comfort women," a term that describes sex slaves used by the Japanese military during World War II.<p>Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said his government will give 1 billion yen ($8.3 million) to a fund to …

Samsung to integrate SmartThings control into its smart TVs

Samsung has big things planned for the home automation space next year it seems. The company has just announced that its entire line-up of 2016 smart TVs will be internet-of-things ready and can connected up to the company’s SmartThings platform.<p>In case you missed it, SmartThings is an open IoT …

Saudi Arabia announced the biggest shake-up to its economic policy in over a decade

The 2016 budget, released by the Finance Ministry on Monday, marked the biggest shake-up to economic policy in the world's top crude exporter for over a decade, and includes politically sensitive reforms from which authorities previously shied away.<p>The plan suggests the country is not counting on a …