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The future of the book | The Economist

In which something old and powerful is encountered in a vault<p>FINGERS stroke vellum; the calfskin pages are smooth, like paper, but richer, almost …

Top financial adviser: 'If all you do in life is work really hard, you're never going to get wealthy'

But, "that's only half the story," says Ric Edelman, founder and executive chairman of Edelman Financial Services, one of the nation's leading financial advising firms, and author of the new book "The Truth About Your Future: The Money Guide You Need Now, Later, and Much Later."<p>In fact, Edelman …

Retirement

Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can

It’s time to pour our creative energies into imagining a new global economy. Infinite growth is a dangerous illusion<p>Earlier this year media outlets around the world announced that February had broken global temperature records by a shocking amount. March broke all the records too. In June, our …

Ridding the oceans of plastics by turning the waste into valuable fuel

Billions of pounds of plastic waste are littering the world's oceans. Now, a Ph.D. organic chemist and a sailboat captain report that they are …

Pollution

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Scientific Research

An MIT professor explains why we are still a long ways off from solving one of the biggest problems with self-driving cars

The Trolley problem goes like this: a runaway trolley is barreling toward five people on a track who cannot move. But you have the option to pull a lever and send it to a side track where you see one person standing. What would you do?<p>But as Rahwan puts it, the Trolley problem gets thornier when …

Autonomous Vehicle

Climate change and overfishing set a deadly trap for young penguins

Human influence on their habitats sends penguins mixed signals<p>The sight of beetles, moths and other aerial insects buzzing around a streetlight is a hallmark of modern life. It’s also what you might call an ecological or evolutionary trap.<p>The light attracts the insects by mimicking the way …

Pepsi’s pulled protest ad is part of a long history of big soda exploiting black and Latino youth

Soda companies’ marketing in these communities has exacerbated racial health disparities.<p>A new Pepsi ad that sparked public outrage is a sign of just how far soda companies are willing to go to appeal to black and Latino youth.<p>The ad features a staged protest filled with beautiful, smiling young …

Diabetes

10 jobs where pay is rising the fastest

Here's some good news for your salary.<p>Overall, pay increases are experiencing a stable growth across the US.<p>Glassdoor's local pay reports for March found that overall, the median base pay in the US shows a 3% year over year increase.<p>The job site recently released more findings listing the jobs that …

Employment

A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly

Cleaning expert and author of "Clean My Space" Melissa Maker breaks down how to clean your home in the fastest way possible. You're going to learn her three-wave method for cleaning that can be applied to any space in your home. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>So to clean your home in a</i> …

Clockwise

ANIMATED: How the world's population will change by 2100

It's a well-known fact that 60% of the world's population lives in Asia.<p>Although this information isn't necessarily new or surprising to anyone, it's still something that we've found interesting ways to look at in the past. For example, last week we showed you a data visualization using bubbles to …

Geography

Inside the little-known Monsanto campus where scientists are changing the way you eat

Monsanto is no one-trick GMO pony. Founded in 1901, the agricultural biotech company has fueled innovations in herbicides, pesticides, and ever-controversial genetically modified crops (GMOs).<p>But it may come as a surprise, even to people who are familiar with the $49 billion global giant, that …

Agriculture

Teacher Quit Letters Point To A Broken System

In recent years, an increasing number of teachers are posting their resignation letters online, offering researchers the unique opportunity to …

Education

These beautiful bridges are just for animals

If we’re going to keep putting roads in the middle of their habitats, animals are sometimes going to need to cross the road. But it’s better for …

Wildlife

[Interview] The main problem for people stuck at band 6 or 6.5 in writing is vocabulary, says author Pauline Cullen

en_US<p>India Today<p>story<p>Know the tips and tricks to score above band 7 in IELTS direct from the expert, …

Writing

IELTS Weekly with Pauline Cullen

Is it ok to invent data and statistics for #IELTS writing task 2? This is something I'm often asked and so I am sharing again a previous post about …

How Bike Helmet Laws Do More Harm Than Good

They don’t do much to improve safety, but they’re great at getting people to avoid cycling altogether.<p>Bike-share programs have proved hugely popular in hundreds of cities around the world—but not in Australia. While bikes in the London and New York systems see three to six trips a day each, their …

Your Brain Remembers Languages You Think You Forgot

New evidence suggests that the earliest traces of a language can stay with us into adulthood, even if we no longer speak or understand the language …

Language Learning

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

Happiness

This is how Uber plans to change its own company culture

Uber’s chief human resources officer Liane Hornsey sent an email to the staff to address the changes that will be made.<p>Uber staffers gathered today to hear the results of an investigation into its troubled culture and management structure. As part of the investigation, law firm Covington & Burling …

The Workplace

Three-quarters of the planet could face deadly heatwaves by 2100

And a third of us already do.<p>It killed 739 people in Chicago 1995. In Europe in 2003, it claimed another 70,000 lives. Just seven years later, it would take down 55,000 more in Russia. Extreme heat can and does kill. And while those heatwaves garnered global attention, according to a study released …

Climate Change

9 questions to ask in a job interview that make you look smart

But it's not as simple as throwing out a bunch of random queries. The wrong questions could make you look unprepared, ignorant, or just plain foolish.<p>Your questions should be thoughtful, intelligent, and demonstrate that you are serious about the role and the company.<p>Here are nine questions to ask …

Employment

Nestlé Is Sucking the World’s Aquifers Dry

At <i>Bloomberg Businesweek</i>, Caroline Winter visits Nestlé’s bottling plant in Mecosta County, Michigan to analyze how the multinational corporations …

Nestlé

Australia among seven nations responsible for more than 50 per cent of global biodiversity loss - Science News - ABC News

Australia is one of seven countries responsible for more than half of global biodiversity loss, according to a study published today.<p>Scientists based …

'Teachers can only ever have a small impact on their students' results – yet they are judged as if they are 100% responsible'

There is little evidence to suggest we can link the performance of a teacher to a set or sets of exam results.<p>There is, however, plenty of evidence …

The World Might Be Better Off if We Rethink Education

I want to discuss an article my friend Robert tweeted about yesterday.<p>Student shaming: Check. Only way to teach is lecture: Check. Only thing missing …

IELTS Reading Choi Class - Dummy Test 02 - passage 1 2

Ghana’s first president accurately predicted what Africa’s former European colonizers would do

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has attracted international attention for emphasizing how important it is for Ghana to have a greater degree of sovereignty in its dealings with international partners. Less discussed is how much his impactful critique of aid dependency borrow from the ideas and …

Africa

I asked 8 brilliant people for their best advice — here's what they told me

2017 was an interesting year for me. I turned 40, lost several close friends of mine, and came to some sobering realizations that often strike people who are in the middle of their lives.<p>I didn't have a midlife crisis per se, more of a midlife reassessment. So over the past year, I've been reaching …

Gary Vaynerchuk

Eating fish improves kids' IQ scores and sleep, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Children who eat fish once a week or more sleep better and score higher, on average, on IQ tests than children who never eat fish or do so less than once a week, according to study published last month in the journal Scientific Reports.<p>Studies have shown a connection between omega-3s -- …

CNN