Nathaniel LaZard

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Why It’s So Hard for a Woman to Become President of the United States

A survey of female leaders around the world indicates how steep Hillary Clinton’s climb was.<p>There is no one reason—no finite number of reasons—why Hillary Clinton lost the U.S. presidential election. No amount of poring over polls will tell us the precise degree to which bias against women …

Hillary Clinton

Creating Hallucinations Without Drugs Is Surprisingly Easy

Try this at home, but don't blame us if things get weird.<p>The human brain is a remarkable thing. It can do things our primate relatives are thousands …

New York City Protest Planned Against Beyoncé's Super Bowl Halftime Performance

The controversy around Beyoncé’s politically charged Super Bowl 50 halftime performance looks set to continue with a protest planned next week …

Finding The Most Lucrative Technology Jobs In 2016

• Big Data Engineers ($183K), Mobile Applications Developers ($175,750) and Data Security Analysts ($160k) are predicted to be the highest paid IT-related jobs in 2016.<br>• Big Data Engineers and data scientists will see salaries increase 8.9% in 2016.<br>• Tech skills in the most demand include Python, Ruby on …

Employment

People Of New Guinea, Part 1

Chinese president Xi Jinping will arrive at the UN armed with a list of things he wants changed

On Sept. 28, Xi Jinping will make his first speech as China’s president to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Ahead of his talk, China’s foreign ministry helpfullypublished a list of amendments it would like to see the international body make, “so as to turn the vision of the UN …

Segway files patent lawsuit against 'hoverboard' maker Inventist

Those two-wheeled "hoverboards" that you've been seeing under the feet of NBA players and various celebs may be grounded by legal trouble as Segway …

Patents

America’s most (and least) affordable housing markets

How much of your income do you spend on your mortgage every month?<p>Over the past year, affordability for homebuyers has fallen in 89 of the 100 …

Google Capital makes a $32.5M bet on smart health insurance company Oscar

Google Capital has made a $32.5 million investment in the online health insurer and doctor finder Oscar, bringing the startup’s funding total up to $352.5 million at a valuation of $1.75 billion.<p>The investment comes not too long after Oscar took a monster $145 million funding round in April, at …

FedEx just increased its shipping rates by 4.9% across the board

In an announcement on Tuesday night, the shipping giant said that effective January 4, 2016, it will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9% across all of its products.<p>And since right now all markets can think about is the Federal Reserve and its dual goals of maximum employment and price …

Parents (and everyone) should get paid leave from work, say 200 business professors

A bill that would set a standard for paid leave at workplaces nationwide is seeing unprecedented support from some of the nation's leading business …

Paid Leave

Brazil’s economy tanks as multibillion-dollar corruption scandal expands

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rodrigo Muchinelli, owner of a computer sales and repair store in Rio, said his business was in the red for the first three months of this year and is still limping. “It is a fight, daily,” said the 38-year-old businessman.<p>Laercio Soares closed a lucrative deal with a Rio samba …

Woman Settles Lawsuit Against Dunkin' Donuts for $522K

A North Plainfield, N.J., woman is now $522,000 richer thanks to a fall she took in a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot a few years ago. According to MyCentralJersey.com, Maria Marsala tripped over an exposed spike from a curb stop and fell on the morning of January 18, 2012. At the time, she was carrying …

Low vitamin D speeds up cognitive decline - Futurity

Older adults who don't get enough vitamin D may experience cognitive decline two to three times faster than those who get enough.

Photos Released of Bush Administration After 9/11 Attacks: Pictures

Terrorism

5 Tips For Generating Business Leads On LinkedIn

Admit it–you’ve never been quite sure if your time spent on LinkedIn was worth it. You keep your profile updated because everyone else is there, and you don’t want to miss out. But can you identify a single example of a substantive, tangible benefit you’ve received for all your efforts? Maybe …