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LA's Minimum Wage Rises - Yes, This Really Will Cost Jobs

Large parts of the scribbling class are in the grip of a delusion, that raising the price of something doesn’t change the demand for it–thus a rise in the minimum wage such as in Los Angeles won’t lead to people losing their jobs. This is not quite how it works out of course, demand curves do slope …

Antidepressants Saved My Life and Killed My Orgasms

I can’t think of much that's less arousing in the middle of sex than starting a conversation about the side effects of my antidepressants. But this …

Teaching your kids not to “see” race is a terrible idea, studies have found

For parents of black children in the US, where bigotry continues to take people’s lives and freedom, talking about race is often not optional. But acknowledging and naming race in conversations with children is something all parents must do, experts say—early and often.<p>Nevertheless, many parents, …

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5 small things to do every morning for a mindful day - TODAY.com

Do you feel as if you walk around life on autopilot, going through the motions but never really seeing, hearing, embracing, enjoying or experiencing life? Do you ever truly hear what others are saying to you, or are you busy multitasking and carrying out your own conversations in your mind while …

Kanye West Splits With Jay-Z’s Tidal Music Streaming Service Over Money Dispute: Report

More beef! <b>Kanye West</b> has split with Tidal, the music streaming service owned by his rival <b>Jay-Z</b>, over a money dispute, TMZ reports.<p>Multiple Tidal …

PJ Tucker, Rockets Reportedly Agree to 4-Year, $32 Million Contract

The Houston Rockets and veteran small forward PJ Tucker agreed to a four-year contract Saturday.<p>Per Shams Charania of The Vertical, the deal is worth $32 million over four years.<p>Tucker, a second-round pick of the Toronto Raptors in the 2006 NBA draft, rejoined the organization following a midseason …

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

This is what happened to black Germans under the Nazis

The other victims of Nazi racism, including Europe's Sinti and Roma, are now routinely named in commemoration, but not all survivors have had equal opportunities to have their story heard. One group of victims who have yet to be publicly memorialised is black Germans.<p>All those voices need to be …

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Now That Courts Have Destroyed ‘Voter ID’ Laws, the GOP Is in a Panic to Suppress the Vote

Federal judges from Michigan to North Carolina to New Orleans have said what’s obviously true—‘voter ID’ laws are voter-suppression laws. And now the …

Government

New drug 'wakes up' immune system to fight one of deadliest cancers

A new drug that “wakes up” the immune system to attack cancer has extended the lives of people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and has no side-effects, raising hopes for a new and powerful tool against the most intractable form of the disease.<p>The drug, IMM-101, is considered groundbreaking …

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Jazzie Watson jailed for life for killing younger brother

A 20-year-old man who stabbed his younger half-brother to death during an argument over how the teenager was speaking to their mother has been jailed for life.<p>Jazzie Watson knifed 17-year-old student Shamus McNama 10 times in the face, leg, chest and back at the family home in Bristol. Watson, who …

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Here's a New Way to Protect Your Safety If You're Stopped by Police

The American conversation about police brutality and misconduct is not new, but advances in technology have helped move it to the forefront of …

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Millennials’ aversion to “dealing with people” a greater threat to fast-food workers than any minimum wage hike

Results of a recent survey will likely encourage chains to automate as much as the process as is possible<p>According to a survery by Frisch's Restaurants Inc. -- the Cincinnati-based company that operates Big Boy Restaurants -- the greatest threat to the future employment of fast-food workers won't …

Why Are Affluent Black Families Living In Segregated & Poor Neighborhoods?

Conventional wisdom would lead you to believe that as African Americans gain more wealth, they generally move to affluent neighborhoods, but a new …

Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Houston NAACP

White Lives Matter staged a rally outside the NAACP’s Houston headquarters on Sunday, sparking controversy and counterprotests in a city where racial tensions remain high after a string of recent incidents.<p>Clutching Confederate flags, white supremacist signs and, in several cases, assault rifles, …

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How Nat Turner Explained the Slave Rebellion He Led

It was in August of 1831 that Nat Turner led a rebellion of Virginia slaves that left dozens of people dead, including small children. One-hundred …

Falsely labeled pills found at Prince's estate contained a drug 50 times more powerful than heroin, official says

Some of the pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than<p>heroin, an official close to the investigation said.<p>The official, who spoke to the Associated Press on Sunday on …

Pfizer to pay $14 billion for Medivation, whose drug Xtandi was discovered by UCLA

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is paying $14 billion to buy Medivation Inc., a San Francisco biotech company that sells a high-priced prostate cancer medication discovered by UCLA.<p>A year's worth of the drug, Xtandi, sells for about $129,000, and the medicine has generated about $2.2 billion in …

The “racist” Chinese washing powder ad and the truth about Afrophobia in China

Is Afrophobia really on the rise in China?<p>Roughly two months have passed since the Qiaobi detergent advertisement went viral. The advert, in which a Chinese woman shoves a black man into a washing machine only for him to emerge as a shiny, clean, Asian man, prompted Western media to call it “the …

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat waiving Chris Bosh using the stretch provision?

Share Email<p>Chris Bosh has missed a lot of games for the past couple of seasons due to a blood clot issue that can end his career. There were several …

8 Skills every entrepreneur must have!

Share60<p>Tweet<p>Share91<p>+19<p>Shares 160<p>Being an entrepreneur is not a cake walk, not only do you need devotion and necessary technical skills, there are a …

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Infringing upon First Amendment rights makes policing 'virtually impossible'

While much of the outrage surrounding the report focuses on evidence of racial profiling and excessive use of force, the DOJ also found that officers "routinely infringe upon the First Amendment rights of the people of Baltimore city," specifically their right to free speech and to peaceably …

It’s time to start worrying about elder care costs

Last week, the two presidential candidates laid out their economic plans.<p>Both plans touch on caregiving, albeit differently. Donald Trump’s has a …

Five arrested on heroin, cocaine charges in Beverly and Chelsea

Drug investigations in Beverly and Chelsea resulted in five people being arrested Friday on multiple charges, including possession and distribution …