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The internet made everyone a medical expert, and patients are worse for it

Admit it, you’ve done it: you notice a strange ache or a bump where there wasn’t one before, so you run to the internet. In mere minutes, you’re …

Medicine

ACLU Wants Police to Stop Arresting Criminals to Protect Illegal Aliens

A new report co-published by the ACLU of Massachusetts and the Century Foundation recommends that American police departments should stop arresting …

Pricey Atlanta zip code cracks 100 wealthiest in the nation

Study finds that 30327 brims with well-off residents, but homes are comparatively inexpensive versus coastal markets<p>Aspiring fat-cats of Atlanta can take pride in knowing the city officially lays claim to one of the most moneyed zip codes in the country.<p>That’s according to a recent analysis by real …

The 21 cities with the best quality of life in the world

The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer.<p>London and New York do not make it anywhere near the top of the …

2018; Tax Laws Have The Wealthy Relocating To Cheaper States.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) By now you probably know that the 2017 Tax Act significantly limited the deduction of state and local taxes against your federal …

Tools - Cool Infographics

Dashboards & Data Visualization Platforms<p>Smart data discovery, automated predictive analytics and cognitive capabilities enable you to interact with …

This Short About An Astronaut Meeting A Caveman Is Delightfully Trippy And We Don't Know What Else To Say

​Next time you complain about a city in the US being expensive to live in, just remember: no city in the US is in the top 10 most expensive in the …

SHOCKER: Californians Leaving the State in Droves

There are some discoveries that shock us and create a paradigm shift for humanity.<p>The sun as the center of our solar system; the power of the atom; …

Ranked: These are the cities with the best quality of life in the world

Vienna reigns supreme as the best place in the world for quality of life - the ninth year on the trot it has held the title.<p>According to Mercer's …

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Demographics

Real Atlanta needs to catch up to ‘Love, Simon’ version

If you’re expecting the expected in <i>Love, Simon</i>, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.<p>When it was time for the film to start at a recent press screening …

Paramount Network

Mercedes Moving into New NA Headquarters in Atlanta

After announcing it was leaving New Jersey a few years ago, Mercedes-Benz USA is ready to move into its new $93 million North American headquarters …

Google releases machine learning crash course, other educational AI resources

As part of Google’s transition into an AI first world, the company wants to widely open up this technology. Its latest initiative involves a new website with a number of resources, as well as a previously internal online learning course.<p>“Learn with Google AI” is a new educational addition to a site …

Machine Learning

How the record low birth rate could signal a coming recession

Do women planning families know something economists don’t?<p>The U.S. birth rate has reached a 30-year low, and, according to a recent study, that …

Pregnancy

The Hardest-Working Cities In America [Infographic]

Every year Americans work more hours than many other industrialized countries including Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK, according to the OECD. Despite that, some U.S. cities work much harder than others, judging by the findings of a new report from WalletHub. The research compared 116 …

Demographics

How Cities Are Divided By Income, Mapped

Three types of visualizations show the stark economic disparities in U.S. cities.<p>In Philly’s Center City live its richest residents—those who can pay the premium for that walkable, amenity-rich, green neighborhood. But just across the river, blocks away from the lush, expanding campuses of the …

Tampa Bay is dead last in median household income among the nation's largest metro areas

Alas, new and frustrating numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau cast a harsh light on Tampa Bay and other major Florida metro areas.<p>We …

50 places in the US where retirement is affordable, healthcare is excellent, and life is good

Deciding where to live in retirement may be one of the last major financial decisions you'll make, and picking the right spot is important.<p>WalletHub set out to put worried minds at ease. The site used available data for the 150 largest US cities to find the best and worst places to lay your hat. We …

The European Union says it is ready to regulate cryptocurrencies

The head of the EU's financial services has said that the union is ready to regulate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin if a global effort is not made …

European Union

Day trips Reykjavik Iceland – Top Things To Do

Reykjavik Iceland seems to be really popular the last 5 years, along with Iceland in general. Iceland was a bit popular as a far away travel …

WILLIAMS: Constitutional Ignorance — Perhaps Contempt

Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, "What Happened?" Some …

The House in the Island of Elliðaey

by <b>Kaushik</b><p>Friday, February 04, 2011<p>Read<p>If there ever is an ultimate holiday getaway location, it has to be the island of Elliðaey near Vestmannaeyjar, …

Minimalist Glass Cabins Will Make You Crave Winter in Norway

Juvet Hotel<p>All photos courtesy of the Juvet Hotel<p>A local entrepreneur in Valldal, Norway just spent five years building nine glorious cabins in a nature reserve. Constructed with the help of villagers, the rooms in the <b>Juvet Hotel</b> are all slightly different, and were created without changing the …

Iceland Recovers, and Reykjavik Becomes a Hive of Development

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Set against a vista of sea and mountains, the city’s modern concert hall and convention center, with its kaleidoscopic facade of multicolored glass, averages more than 140,000 visitors each month.<p>The thriving complex, which hosts fans of Björk and enthusiasts of yo-yoing, is a …

5 Places for the Best Coffee in Reykjavik - Life With a View

One thing is for certain: I LOVE coffee.<p>Another thing that is for certain: Iceland makes DELICIOUS coffee.<p>I think the secret is in the the brewing …

What is hygge? How the Danish lifestyle trend became a Word of the Year

Though the announcement political terms 'Brexit' and 'Trumpism' had been named by Collins English Dictionary as the words of the year may have been …

Hygge

Alex Mecum makes Kyra Mora ‘Shameless’ for Valentine’s

Alex Mecum and all of his meaty assets delivered big for Blake's on Wednesday as the Midtown hotspot offered a Valentine's edition of Shameless with …

U.S. Congress

No2 Opus Place reveals (smaller) unit mix, slashed prices, completion outlook

Smaller floorplan options mean lower prices—but don’t expect a starter home<p>Slated to be Atlanta’s tallest residential building, No2 Opus Place has undergone significant redesigns as it readies to head skyward along 14th Street.<p>According to a press release, the final configuration of the 53-story …

Real Estate