Oliver Roberts

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How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts and Minds

The craze for the third-person shooter game has elements of Beatlemania, the opioid crisis, and eating Tide Pods.<p>It was getting late in Tomato Town. The storm was closing in, and meteors pelted the ground. Gizzard Lizard had made his way there after plundering the sparsely populated barns and …

Angry Birds

Jack Mintz: Congrats Doug Ford. You might get to fix Ontario’s economic trainwreck

The surprise victory of Doug Ford winning the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party over the weekend had the unfortunate effect of …

The 8 Most Common Fights All Couples Have (and How on Earth to Resolve Them)

You might think that the arguments you and your partner have are unique to you, but there's a good chance that what you're fighting about is something that most couples in long-term relationships deal with. Although it's nice to know you aren't alone, it doesn't necessarily make solving the …

The screen time debate is pitting parents against each other

As the backlash against smartphones builds, and science lags, parents are waging a fraught battle with their kids and other parents<p>Before the smartphone backlash, before apps were likened to cigarettes for kids or Facebook co-founder Sean Parker mused that “God knows what it’s doing to our …

We are witnessing the death of the millennial hipster – and it could cost the travel industry dear

I am suffering from a strange new Millennial affliction. Pulled pork gives me indigestion. Ironic T-shirts make me sick. Selfies have become an embarrassing practice from my near-youth, along with wearing too much kohl and advocating red-hot socialism. I no longer find exposed-brick cocktail bars …

The culture at the CRA is changing – and we should all be concerned

I've been immersed in the world of personal finance for about 25 years. I'm aging now – as is my wife, Carolyn. She regularly reminds me that a gentleman always remembers a woman's birthday but never her age. Sorry, dear, I know exactly how old you are. But I digress.<p>The point is, I've been around …

How SiriusXM is dominating in the Spotify era

On-demand music streaming services currently dominate listening time across the globe, with the two leading companies, Spotify and Apple Music, …

How Delivery Apps May Put Your Favorite Restaurant Out of Business

When Michelle Gauthier opened Mulberry & Vine, in 2013, so-called fine-casual restaurant chains like Sweetgreen and Dig Inn had not yet blanketed New York City in grain bowls and kale-Caesar salads. Gauthier, who lives in Tribeca, wished that there were somewhere other than the salad bar at Whole …

UberEATS

4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills

Working in online learning, I’ve found that every year around this time there’s a burst of sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Perhaps it’s a matter of New Year’s resolutions, or a reaction to seeing their friends and colleagues make big career changes each January.<p>Unfortunately, the initial …

Amazon Web Services

‘Migrants are more profitable than drugs’: how the mafia infiltrated Italy’s asylum system

Joy, a young Nigerian woman, was standing in the street outside the sprawling, overcrowded Cara di Mineo reception centre for asylum seekers in central Sicily, waiting for someone to pick her up when I met her. It was late summer 2016, and the weather was still hot. She said she was 18, but looked …

Municipal Government

What Amazon Does to Poor Cities

The debate over Amazon’s HQ2 obscures the company’s rapid expansion of warehouses in low-income areas.<p>SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.—This community was still reeling from the recession in 2012 when it got a piece of what seemed like good news. Amazon, the global internet retailer, was opening a massive …

Here's What Happens When Your Mom Or Dad Steals Your Identity

Minors are attractive targets for identity theft. Because they're young, they have clean credit reports, and most don't discover the theft until they reach adulthood.<p><b>At just 4 years old</b>, Kevin Barnaby Jr. has already had two Capital One credit card accounts, $941 in debt, and a $2,911 federal tax …

Identity Theft

The Rising Pressure of the #MeToo Backlash

In the fall of 2016, I started feeling little starburst twinges in the ball of my right foot. A podiatrist told me that I had a fat nerve, a neuroma, and gave me a cortisone injection that made the pain go away. Because something had come back odd on my blood work, he sent me to a specialist, who …

Sexual Harassment

The 9 Words Parents Should Never Say to Their Kids

The rhyme says ‘words will never hurt me,’ but when used on children these 9 epithets could cause damage.<p>By<p>Jan 05 2018, 10:24 AM<p>The fight over the …

I’m bored by my daughter, and she is distant and critical of me

<b>I feel constant frustration and powerlessness regarding my relationship with my daughter, whom I have loved dearly since the day she was born when she was pretty like a doll and looked at me in a very direct and critical way (already). She is still good looking, but not in a flashy way and she is</b> …

Relationships

America’s Worst Graveyard Shift Is Grinding Up Workers

No one knew her real name. At work she was Tiffany Sisneros, until her arm got crushed in a conveyor belt. She filed for workers’ comp as Martha …

Obama Administration

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray paint and the rungs of an old wooden chair where Matt Peters used to sit. A stereo plays country music, left on by the renter who now uses the shop.<p>“It smells so …

Mental Health

Kirsten Gillibrand’s Moment Has Arrived

The New York senator has made sexual assault the focus of her political career. Now, the world has caught up with her.<p>The Washington sky was darkening outside her window, and Kirsten Gillibrand slumped down in her chair. It had been a long day. In the morning, the New York senator hosted a news …

Sexual Harassment

Five myths about Alabama

Alabama, spoofed on late-night TV as a backward backwater, has suddenly become the center of America’s political universe. Tuesday’s special election to fill Jeff Sessions’s old Senate seat pits Republican Roy Moore — backed by President Trump and his former strategist Steve Bannon, despite …

Rights & Freedoms

Let's Normalize This: Meet Sarah Kustok, the NBA's First Solo Female Analyst

Rule No. 1 when meeting Sarah Kustok: Never, ever, challenge her to a game of one-on-one, especially when the entire Brooklyn Nets roster is watching from the baseline. Just ask the <i>New York Daily News</i>' <i></i>Stefan Bondy how that will turn out. Rule No. 2: If you're meeting her at an NBA game, don't …

Blond Hair

‘I hope I can quit working in a few years’: A preview of the U.S. without pensions

TULSA — Tom Coomer has retired twice: once when he was 65, and then several years ago. Each time he realized that with just a Social Security check, "You can hardly make it these days."<p>So here he is at 79, working full-time at Walmart. During each eight-hour shift, he stands at the store entrance …

Retirement

Is this the future face of sports gambling?

'It’s not just gambling. It’s a lifestyle'<p>LAS VEGAS — A fat, Jewish kid from Chicago, by his own account, Robert Gorodetsky is also a 25-year-old college dropout who has emerged as one of the most compelling and controversial, albeit largely unknown, figures in sports.<p>He wears a black cap with …

New Mexico

Suze Orman Says This Is the Age You Should Retire—Not a Month or Year Before

You may not want to hear this.<p>One of the most popular segments on my CNBC show was "How Am I Doing?" Viewers would call in and tell me everything …

The Best and Worst TV Shows of the Fall

The winners and losers of a crowded fall of revivals, bad sitcoms, and young Sheldons. From the successes—Will & Grace!—to the fails—Megyn Kelly, …

Report: Cavs Seeking Additional Compensation From Celtics Over Isaiah Thomas’s Hip

The Cleveland Cavaliers are seeking additional trade compensation from the Boston Celtics after examining the condition of Isaiah Thomas’s injured …

NBA

Who Are the New Yuppies?

The term “yuppie” now feels so dated that it occasionally seems an entire social class has vanished. If the suit-wearing Patrick Batemans of the …

Did Airbnb Kill the Mountain Town?

Brian Barker was living in Portland, Oregon, with a well-paying union job as a spokesperson for the fire department. But despite having “a job you don’t leave”—he had an itch. “I wanted to go live in the mountains,” he says. “I didn’t want to sit in traffic all the time. I was tired of living in …

Housing

How Raising 3 Daughters Taught Me to Have Empathy and Compassion | Inc.com

Don't ever act harshly.<p>That's the lesson I learned the hard way, raising three daughters (and one son).<p>It's not about putting people in a box. I'm the size of a football player, and my daughters are all shorter, thinner, and smaller framed than myself. As a dad, I had to control my words and …

Empathy

Get Your Kids Coding With Sony’s Clever Building Blocks

Forget everything you think you know about programming: the long hours behind a screen, the lines of code stacking up, all that time spent debugging …

While undergoing chemotherapy, runner Gabriele Grunewald prepares for U.S. championships

Gabriele Grunewald is easy to spot on the track, and not just because she wears a bib displaying her name on her chest just like all other elite 1,500-meter runners. Take that away, and the former University of Minnesota standout is still easily identifiable due to the 13-inch scar that cascades …

Cancer