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Here Are The Behind-The-Scenes Politics In The Decision To Let The Swiss Franc Cause Market Chaos

There are lots of theories as to why the central bank chose to act, but there is one that was clearly underappreciated — the role of Swiss local government in lobbying for dividend payments.<p>The SNB is unlike other central banks because it is not owned by the Swiss government but is a listed company …

Economics

MLK's Effect on Today's Politics

Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered in many different ways on Monday – civil rights giant, religious leader – but from a more basic political perspective Dr. King might be thought of as an important father of the modern American political map.<p>The civil rights movement Dr. King led was …

Civil Rights

You Don't Need Wearable Tech If You Pay Attention To Your Body

I’ve done away with my wearable device. My Fitbit sits in a sandwich bag at the bottom of my backpack, nestled with other cables and adaptors I need from time-to-time for the technology I carry. A Nike <i>FuelBand</i> I was gifted also became useless after four months of data collection—I ended up giving …

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

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Narrow Desks For Slim Spaces And Space-Savvy Homes

Narrow desks are wonderful space-savers. They offer functionality in a compact form and they fit in tight spaces. They’re ideal for dorm rooms, tiny …

18 of the Best Colors to Pair with Black or White

<b>Black and white color combinations</b> are the most timeless, elegant and always on trend and in style. But what about when used separately? How can you …

23 Blue Bath Accessories That Bring You One Step Closer To Your Dream Bathroom

The best bathrooms have a touch of blue. Why shouldn't yours?<p>The best bathrooms have a touch of blue. Why shouldn't yours? Plus, don't miss our round-up of stylish bathrooms with hints of blue

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80 rich people now have as much as 50% of the rest of humanity combined

<i>This post was updated at 1:00pm ET</i><p>Billionaires are getting richer, according to a new study from Oxfam. Gather together the wealth of the world’s richest people, and you now only need 80 of them before there’s enough in the pot to equal everything owned by the poorest 50% of the rest of the world …

Income Inequality

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ