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The Wal-Mart-ization of higher education: How young professors are getting screwed

More and more faculty at America’s colleges and universities are underpaid and undervalued. Can that change?<p>In 2009, Money Magazine published a survey titled “The 50 Best Jobs in America.” Their reporters analyzed job data and conducted an online survey of thirty-five thousand people, taking into …

The Steel in Barack Obama’s Spine

In Ukraine, the president may face his toughest foreign policy test yet. Is he up to the task?<p>As Vladimir Putin’s troops seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, President Obama is facing what some have called the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. True or not, it’s clear his …

Analysts: Credit Card Hacking Goes Much Further Than Target

The holiday season data breach at Target that hit more than 70 million consumers was part of a wide and highly skilled international hacking campaign that's "almost certainly" based in Russia. That's according to a report prepared for federal and private investigators by Dallas-based cybersecurity …

Roll Out the Kinks

The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you can pretty much do the job yourself—minus the harp music.<p>The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you …

Do you really need to drink eight cups of water a day?

<b>Drinking eight cups or two litres of water a day is longstanding advice. But is there any scientific basis for it, asks Dr Chris van Tulleken.</b><p>You know those ads that remind us that even a small drop in hydration levels can massively affect performance so you need to keep hydrated with whatever …

Wellness

Salmonella Shutdown? USDA Threatens Closure Of Major Chicken Plants

<b>Update: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013:</b><p>At 9:00 pm Thursday night, the USDA told us that Foster Farms had submitted and implemented immediate changes to their slaughter and processing systems to allow for continued operation.<p>"FSIS inspectors will verify that these changes are being implemented in a …

Not Raising the Debt Ceiling: A Crisis, If We're Lucky, a Historic Calamity If We're Not

If we don't raise the debt limit, we know we would get mega-austerity and maybe a new financial crisis. But just how bad could it get?<p>And if we don't lift that self-imposed limit, we enter a world of economic pain. We couldn't borrow more to pay for the spending Congress has already authorized. …

Health

Lifestyle<p>Abby Haglage<p>A woman in Pittsburgh received a small zap from her earbuds that caused her lips to swell. Here's what you need to know.<p>Lifestyle<p>…

Ask The Muscle Prof: What's The Best Cardio For Preserving Mass?

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Jacob Wilson <b><br>Education:</b> PhD in Skeletal Muscle Physiology from Florida State <b><br>Occupation:</b> Founder ABCbodybuilding.com <b><br>Website:</b> …

Your Income Mobility Depends A Lot On Your Location: Study

The secret to getting ahead in life is apparently the same as the secret to real estate: location.<p>A new paper by economists at Harvard and Berkeley finds big differences in income mobility in different parts of the U.S., with most of the Southeast offering fewer opportunities to climb the income …

Only 3 U.S. States Bother to Study How Sentencing Rules Affect Minorities

Judge Says Detroit Bankruptcy Unconstitutional

A judge ruled Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution, though the state attorney general said he will appeal the …

Bankruptcy

The Insane, True Costs of Raising a Family in America's Major Metros

Chrysler recalls 667,000 cars, vans for safety problems

Chrysler Group is recalling nearly 667,000 vehicles because passenger safety restraints could fail to work properly due to electrical problems.<p>Two separate recalls are taking place, and they don't involve the same models or the same parts.<p>It's hardly the kind of news Chrysler needs. The automaker …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business library.<p>Some of these books explain how technology has changed the strategy and tactics of …

Marketing

The Great Wall of Texas: How the U.S. Is Repeating One of History's Great Blunders

Today's immigration debate has an eerie precedent in the mistakes that brought down great empires from Rome to Britain.<p>Reuters<p>Before their empire fell, the Romans built walls.<p>They began by erecting barriers along the border following the death of the Emperor Trajan in 117 A.D., notably Hadrian's …

Calling Obesity a Disease: Is This About Health or Is It About Money?

In case you've been on vacation the last month and incommunicado, the <i>New York Times</i> on June 18 reported that the AMA has officially declared that obesity is a disease, not just a physical condition. Since then, the media, the Internet and the medical community have erupted in a frenzy of stories …

Your #1 Remedy To Stress Less

Say you’ve had a busy and stressful workweek. Your days are packed with calls and appointments and you still have to carve out time to prep for an important presentation only two days from now. You’re planning a summer vacation and you haven’t even booked the rental car yet. You look at your screen …

6 Food Groups That Will Protect You From the Sun

Slathering on sunscreen is never enjoyable. Does that stuff <i>ever</i> blend in completely? While it's always important to spread on at least a thin layer …

How to Increase Metabolism: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long<p>Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, …

Insomnia Impairs Emotional Regulation

The relationship between disordered sleep and emotional health is an intricate one, as each can influence the other for better and worse. Stress and worry, as well as mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety can interfere with sleep. And an abundance of research indicates that people who …

How Power Corrupts the Mind

Pity the despot.<p>(Carolyn P Speranza / Flickr)<p>While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists are the most powerful ones of all), Yap asked them to guess the height and weight of others both …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Diversification: Why Not Put Everything in Whatever Will Go Up the Most?

The U.S. markets are doing well this year. Many other asset classes are not. The S&P 500 was up 16.9% at its peak on June 18. Then it dropped 2.9% in the last 10 days of the quarter. This gain in the U.S. markets has some people questioning the merits of a global portfolio. But the track record of …