Elvin A. Ramos

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'The Maria Generation': Young people are dying and suffering on an island with a highly uncertain future

<b>Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> Her son cried out for help via text message on the morning of October 17, a month after Hurricane Maria wrecked this Caribbean island.<p>"Where are you??" the 18-year-old wrote at 11:32 a.m.<p>"Mami call me it's important."<p>Cellular networks in Puerto Rico were still damaged after the …

Puerto Rico

Four Haircuts to Hide Your Receding Hairline

Every hairstylist will say the best haircuts for thin hair are those that create the illusion of more hair (duh!). Unfortunately, figuring out which …

It’s Not Your Imagination: The Heat Is Making You Dumb

Holy ball sweat, it’s hot this year! And that sucks for many, many reasons: Heat doesn’t just make you sweaty and sticky, it doesn’t just make you …

Cognitive Impairment

Axios AM Deep Dive

1 big thing: Why we're safer<p><b>For millions of Americans, the 2008 financial crisis came out of the blue</b>. On the theory that it's always calmest before …

Tech Industry

The new Sonos Amp is coming to save your old speakers

In some ways, the new $600 Sonos Amp — like the decade-old Connect:Amp it’s going to replace — is one of the company’s most vital products. But it’s also a device that a lot of typical consumers are unlikely to ever buy. Having finished its recent, consumer-focused launches of the Sonos One and …

Audiophile

The Man, The Mouth, The Legend

Jalen Ramsey is an All-Pro cornerback and an all-world button-pusher. His take-no-prisoners attitude has put Jacksonville on the map and has landed …

Ramsey

Going behind bars: How fantasy football works in prison

The commissioner calls himself "Gee Money," and the rules for his prison fantasy football league are simple: There are 10 roster slots per team, and six teams in the league. Lineups are due every Wednesday at 8 p.m. — "NO EXCEPTIONS."<p>"Only men of their word are permitted to join," Gee Money wrote …

Fantasy Football

The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p><i>Updated and corrected on September 7, 2018</i><p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport …

Extinction

How Big Tech Swallowed Seattle

In late September a group of businessmen and economic development officials from Michigan made a sort of urban pilgrimage to downtown Seattle. They …

Taxes

The Box

All the ’80s babies out there will know exactly what I’m talking about when I tell this story. The early-’90s babies, too. Basically, if you grew up …

Middle School

A dog’s nose work is never done

Nose work is a new sport in which dogs seek out specific scents. It’s also an opportunity to let dogs do what they do best.<p>Professional dog trainer …

Why MOD Pizza Loves Hiring Ex-Cons

Eight years ago, Ally and Scott Svenson started hiring felons to staff MOD Pizza. That turned out to be one of the best business decisions they ever made.<p>This story appears in the September 2018 <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>There was a moment in 2011 when Tony D’Aloia considered his freedom to be a …

Employment

10 years after the financial crisis, is the housing market still at risk?

Why the housing bubble caused a crisis—and what’s different now<p>The economy is booming. The stock market regularly hits new all-time highs. Unemployment is at record lows. Aside from a small recent downturn, the housing market is as hot as ever.<p>In many ways, the world has moved on from the …

Freddie Mac

'AMERICA'S DARKEST DAY': See newspaper headlines from around the world 24 hours after 9/11

The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks happened exactly 17 years ago Tuesday.<p>For many people, the attacks were the biggest news story of their lifetime. Almost all who experienced it can remember where they were when they heard of the attacks.<p>Many people who remember that day also recall the …

Los Angeles

The dark history of our obsession with productivity

Americans have been on a quest to get the most out of every working minute since the nation’s founding, often at the detriment of the people doing the work.<p>You know it’s bad when you start typing “obsession with” in the Google search bar and the first auto-completion prompt is “productivity.”<p>As …

Great Depression

Betsy DeVos Loses Student Loan Lawsuit Brought by 19 States

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos lost a lawsuit brought by 19 states and the District of Columbia, accusing her department of wrongly delaying …

Judiciary

We asked 12 mass killers: 'What would have stopped you?'

In America today, mass shootings remain the most terrible metric that distinguishes the country from the rest of the world. And thanks to a 22-year …

Mass Shootings

E-commerce thriving in America’s shuttered factory towns

Just as entire communities revolved around the automobile, steel and other industries in the last century, many places in America now depend almost …

Brookings Institution

Why work has failed us: Because no one can afford to retire anymore

As people struggle to make ends meet, fewer are saving for retirement, and fewer companies offer retirement accounts: 66% of millennials have nothing saved.<p>After 15 years working as a UX designer and developer–focused on projects that have a social or environmental impact–Dan Vallentyne has little …

Retirement

When baseball fans give up

Being a Mets fan is a bit like having an obsession with the architecture of a Jenga tower. However excited you might be at any given point, you know that eventually, everything will fall apart.<p>The Mets are so skilled at collapse, in fact, that the piles of crumpled pieces can then somehow collapse …

New York Mets

The Dynasty That Never Was: Inside the Unraveling of the Seattle Seahawks

Sherman invited his closest friends and family to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana. The ceremony took place on the beach, the happy …

Aaron Rodgers

Sperm Count Zero

A strange thing has happened to men over the past few decades: We’ve become increasingly infertile, so much so that within a generation we may lose the ability to reproduce entirely. What’s causing this mysterious drop in sperm counts—and is there any way to reverse it before it’s too late?<p><b>Men are</b> …

Male Fertility

The Perfectionist

<i>Mac Miller died on Friday, September 7.</i> <i>This profile was reported in mid-August.</i><p>Mac Miller is nervous. He’s pacing, running scales and planning …

Mac Miller

Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration 'Turned Its Back' On Borrowers

<b>Updated at 1:12 p.m. ET</b><p>The federal official in charge of protecting student borrowers from predatory lending practices has stepped down.<p>In a scathing resignation letter, Seth Frotman, who until now was the student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, says current leadership …

Trump Administration

Researchers close in on CTE diagnosis in living, one brain at a time

BOSTON – Submerged in chemicals in the stainless-steel bowl is the key to life and, researchers hope, death.<p>It’s a human brain. That of a man who played college football in the 1950s, to be exact. His family donated his brain to get answers for themselves, but what’s found could lead to more …

Cold-Case Cure: Inside New Era of Hunting Serial Killers

<b>For more than 25 years,</b> Christy Mirack’s murder was shrouded in mystery — longer than the beloved Pennsylvania schoolteacher was alive. Mirack was …

Golden State Killer

The courageous fight to fix the NBA's mental health problem

<b>LOS ANGELES --</b> <b>I WAS JOSTLING</b> for position with a gaggle of journalists and losing ground, sandwiched four-deep in a sea of bodies during media …

Mental Health

What Happened in the Dark: Puerto Rico's Year of Fighting for Power

Several weeks before he would become a folk hero across Puerto Rico, Jorge Bracero slipped in a puddle at San Juan’s central power plant and broke …

Caribbean

How 10 High Achievers Handle Haters

Haters, critics and naysayers. Anyone on the path to success has them and must learn to stay motivated, despite the criticism or discouragement. Ten high performers and advisors from The Oracles share their secrets for handling haters.<p><b>1. Make criticism your fuel, not your kryptonite.</b><p>It’s all about …

Success

Pet pampering surges as millennials practice parenting

Brett Gursky flies first-class. And so does his dog Buddy, a Maltese-Chihuahua mix that he rescued two years ago. When Gursky, a …

Pets