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Bill Clinton's pollster doesn't think much of the race Hillary Clinton ran

<b>(CNN) —</b> Everyone seems to have a strong opinion about why Hillary Clinton lost.<p>Clinton herself -- as explained in her new memoir "What Happened" -- puts blame on her campaign, the news media, former FBI director James Comey and WikiLeaks. Donald Trump tweeted this morning that "Crooked Hillary" was …

Middle-class

The nuclear bomb didn't beat Japan — Stalin did

The U.S. use of nuclear weapons against Japan during World War II has long been a subject of emotional debate.<p>Initially, few questioned President Truman's decision to drop two atomic bombs, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But, in 1965, historian Gar Alperovitz argued that, although the bombs did force …

War

Five Reasons Why 'The Retail Apocalypse' Is A False Scare Story

Talk about the death of retail is great click bait. Media outlets from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> to <i>Fortune</i> to <i>USA Today</i> have trumpeted news about store closings, retail bankruptcies, and the end of retail as we know it. If we’re to believe these articles, we’ll all be buying from Amazon.com, and malls …

Downsizing: Why Australians don't do it, and the limits to what the Government can do

Encouraging senior Australians to downsize their homes is one of the more popular ideas to make housing more affordable.<p>The trouble is, incentives …

'Greedy Developer' Trope: Tired and Counterproductive

"Are developers aggressive? Many are. Do they come off as slick rather than earnest? Sometimes. Are they trying to make money? Of course. What I …

Democrats Don’t Have a “Religion Problem.” They Have a White Voter Problem.

Michael Wear, who led faith outreach efforts for Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, believes the Democratic Party has a religion problem, and in an …

Buffalo Becomes First City to Bid Minimum Parking Goodbye

The city is overhauling its archaic zoning regulations, but does the move help its citizens as much as it helps developers?<p>In overhauling its zoning code for the first time since 1953, Buffalo, New York, has become the first major city to completely remove outdated minimum parking requirements. …

Urban Design

One 20th century mistake made cities horrible, congested, lonely places to live

I live in New York City, but this week I'm working from Boston. And I gotta tell you: Moving through this less-crowded, more-walkable, less garbage-scented city feels like taking a deep breath after holding my head underwater for too long. This city feels like it exists on a human scale.<p>While here, …

Urbanism

Names For Emotions People Feel But Can't Explain

Humans are so emotionally complex we feel emotions we can't even describe very well, so all of our complex emotions tend to get lumped into generic …

18 easy ways to slowly destroy your career

Bad habits, such as giving curt responses to emails or keeping to yourself all day, could be hurting your reputation — whether you realize it or not.<p>Here are 18 bad behaviors that will slowly erode your credibility and cost you big time in the end:

Flickr

A man who retired at 34 shares a spreadsheet that helped him get there

The 34-year-old software developer and blogger behind the Mad Fientist— who doesn't use his last name online for privacy reasons — had been planning and saving for years to retire early.<p>"For the first five to seven years of my career, I wasn't saving for anything in particular," Brandon told …

Retirement

11 signs you're a stellar employee — even if it doesn't feel like it

Of course, you don't want to be arrogant, but it's also important to know your worth. Requesting feedback is a good idea, but, depending on your circumstances and your boss' managerial style, this can sometimes be difficult to do.<p>How, then, can you tell if you're just doing OK, or killing it at …

Flickr

GEORGE FRIEDMAN: The 2016 US presidential election isn't as important as you think it is

To those living through it, every election looks critical, says George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures (subscribe to Friedman's free weekly column, <i>This Week in Geopolitics</i>). The top geopolitical analyst agrees this time is different, thanks to a unique candidate like Donald Trump.<p>But whether you …

DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal

Leaked emails show officials tried to obscure fact that Clinton allowed states to keep only a tiny fraction of proceeds from joint fundraising.<p>PHILADELPHIA — Leaked emails show the Democratic National Committee scrambled this spring to conceal the details of a joint fundraising arrangement with …

New Melbourne apartment rules will not save city from ruin: planning expert

But he has warned that, even under new laws proposed by Planning Minister Richard Wynne, either "a market-led crash in apartment values" or the …

5 years of studying rich people taught me they have a set of unwavering beliefs that the rest of us don't

In my five-year Rich Habits study of 233 rich people and 128 poor people (you can see the criteria for each on my website), I discovered that your beliefs dictate your circumstances in life. Those who are wealthy have different beliefs than those who are poor or stuck in the middle class.<p>We adopt …

Self-improvement

Brexit May Well Never Happen

The “Leave” campaign won an unexpectedly decisive majority in Thursday’s referendum on Britain’s EU membership. So why do Brexit’s biggest backers …

Boris Johnson

7 Different Ways to Design a Simple Garden Walkway

Dream backyards don't come together all at once. It takes years of gardening and landscaping to create an oasis right at home. And much like the …

Landscaping

Google and Facebook employees are flocking to a startup that's raised ~$70 million to shake up the real estate world

But it wasn't a traditional real estate transaction. The 20 investors weren't private equity funds; the property wasn't even listed by a big brokerage firm. And the entire process, from the day it was listed to time it was completed, took a matter of weeks rather than months.<p>The four-building …

Real Estate

Diet Soda and Weight Gain: It's Not Your Imagination

Drinking diet soda doesn't do your waistline any favors, research is suggesting.<p>In a May 2016 study published in the journal <i>JAMA Pediatrics</i>, …

The best Android apps in the world, according to Google

The company chose one winner in each of 10 different categories, with the final decision made by a panel of Googlers who paid attention to factors like user experience and high star ratings.<p>In other words, if you have an Android phone you should download these apps:

Apps

Election 2016: Liberal candidate Chris Jermyn implodes at Bill Shorten event

A News Corp journalist asked him about his views on health policy, particularly whether he supported lifting the freeze on the Medicare rebate for …

Lt. Col. Daniel Davis: The U.S. Has Failed 'Spectacularly' in Afghanistan

According to its official website, the U.S. Department of State seeks to help promote “a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster …

Iceland pulled off a miracle economic escape by breaking almost every rule

But whereas other European voters are culling traditional parties out of weakness, Reykjavik's are rebelling out of strength.<p>In contrast to eurozone countries (core as well as periphery) that remain deeply constrained by excessive external debt, Iceland has just paid down its foreign obligations by …

Economics

Sex tourism: Thai trade boosted by 'repressed' tourists in Pattaya

In Pattaya's Arab quarter, off the Thai sex capital's famous Walking Street, a Kuwaiti man climbed down from the bar where he had been dancing for 10 …

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy It Had to Pay Customers to Use It

Renewable energy generation hit a high in Germany Sunday, with commercial power consumers being paid to use electricity for a few hours.<p>Around midday …

100 Sexually Active Women Discuss How They Like To Be Fingered

If you are looking for some sexual education well here is a lesson on how to finger a girl with this tutorial.<p>Follow these instructions and don't get …

Story of cities #36: how Copenhagen rejected 1960s modernist 'utopia'

While concrete was being poured across Europe’s cities, Denmark’s capital found itself at a crossroads: would it follow the car-centric vision of grand boulevards and streets in the sky – or keep its citizen-focused design?<p>“In the 60s and 70s, we thought that if you built huge blocks with …