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How Millennials Are Changing the Housing Market

Millennials are better informed about their housing options than any other generation before them.<p>I remember buying my first home with my wife. I will never forget the feeling of walking in together for the first time as homeowners. It was a defining moment in both our lives.<p>Today, younger …

Donald Trump Is No Freak Accident, and Paul Ryan Is No Solution

It won't end well if Republicans get away with this.<p>Because I inadvertently left the television on all Thursday night, I awoke to find Squint and the Meat Puppet regaling the empty chairs in my den on Friday morning. Nick Confessore of <i>The New York Times</i> was trying to explain to the two celebrity …

Black Lives Matter: The Racist Reflexes of Police Officers Who Draw Their Guns

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot to death by police officers this week. Both were calm. Both were compliant. Both were African American. …

Psychology

The Pentagon’s dark money: Billions of federal dollars are vanishing into thin air

<b>(Wikimedia/Deptartment of Defense)</b><p>It’s not just that its books don’t add up. The Department of Defense is actively disguising how it spends its funds<p>William D. Hartung<p>May 28, 2016 8:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Now you see it, now you don’t. Think of it as the Department …

Military

Some very special startups are still raising millions of dollars. Here's why.

With just two sentences, Jon Stein can make you question everything you thought you knew about the startup world in 2016.<p>"It was a good market to be …

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7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …