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Everything you ever needed to know about investing, scribbled on cocktail napkins

Warren Buffett once said “there seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” Those words, of course, can …

Investing

Size matters not with this powerful portable battery [Deals]

Anyone who travels – or just use their phones and tablets a lot – knows how important a portable battery can be. Unfortunately these clutch devices can also take up a good chunk of space in your bag.<p>So this battery from ATECH should be a welcome sight to anyone who like to travel with extra power. …

Gear & Gadgets

Your iPhone or iPad probably indicates you’re well off

Researchers investigating differences between groups of Americans have an interesting observation: owning an iOS device is the <i>best</i> indicator that someone is in one of the top income brackets. Even better than using Grey Poupon.<p>They are trying to discover whether rich and poor, white and minority, …

University of Chicago

‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people

When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months to accept there was a problem. By Anna Clark<p>On a hot day in the summer of 2014, in the Civic Park neighbourhood where Pastor R Sherman McCathern preached in Flint, …

Water

Court's ruling hits teachers unions, but how hard is unclear

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Teachers unions are hoping that recent grass-roots protests over pay and working conditions will blunt the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union fees and help persuade dues-paying members not to abandon them.<p>The court said in a 5-4 ruling Wednesday that government …

Public Sector

Top court: Unions can't force government workers to pay fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to Democratic-leaning organized labor.<p>The court's conservative majority, re-empowered by Justice …

Bruce Rauner

The creator of Internet Explorer wants to read your mind with a bracelet

Forget Amazon Echo-style voice controls or touchscreen gestures; controlling a computer with your thoughts is the ultimate way to interface with …

Wearable Tech

This One Specific Kind of Carb Will Slow Down Your Metabolism

We strongly believe that carbs aren't the enemy. How could they be when pizza, pasta, and bagels all belong to that food group? With that said, …

Nutrition

10 Smoothies With More Protein Than Two Eggs

1 of 11<p>mama mia/shutterstock<p>When you think high-protein breakfasts, you inevitably think eggs. But two eggs pack only about 13 grams of protein, and there are plenty of simpler morning meals delivering way more of this hunger-quashing nutrient. Each of the following 10 delicious smoothies contains …

Healthy Eating

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Workouts

Google pledges not to develop AI weapons, but says it will still work with the military

The company has released much-needed guidelines on its approach on AI research<p>Google has released a set of principles to guide its work in artificial intelligence, making good on a promise to do so last month following controversy over its involvement in a Department of Defense drone project. The …

Artificial Intelligence

Most Creative People in Business 2018 | Fast Company

The Most Creative People in Business 2018<p>The 100 visionary leaders you’ll read about here hail from a wide range of fields. Each person has accomplished something truly novel over the past year that is having an impact on an entire industry. Here's how we chose them.<p>Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

Bug

1968: The year America unraveled

1968 was the year the center did not hold. It was the year many Americans saw their country spinning out of control. It was a shocking time, a moment of danger, destruction and division — yet also a time of passion and possibility.<p>The polarization that plagues the nation half a century later was …

Civil Rights

Supreme Court rules against police over motorcycle search

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put restrictions on police searches of vehicles for the second time this month, ruling in a Virginia case involving a stolen motorcycle that officers generally cannot search a vehicle on private property without a warrant.<p>The 8-1 decision …

supremecourt

Trump signs orders targeting federal workers, union activities

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump began fulfilling a promise to facilitate the firing of federal workers Friday, quietly signing a set of executive orders to rewrite the government's employment rules.<p>The three actions, two of which crack down on federal employee unions, are designed to "make it …

Donald Trump

Joel Embiid: Loss vs. Celtics 'Sucks,' Have to Learn, Come Back Even Better

Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid missed a close-range shot that would have tied Wednesday's Game 5 against the Boston Celtics in the waning seconds, but he was already looking toward next season after the series-clinching 114-112 loss.<p>"Gotta give them a lot of respect," Embiid said, per Jared …

How Investing $100 a Month Can Be Life-Changing

You won't believe the compounding effects of consistency.<p>I won't blame you if you think this is hyperbole -- these days, a trip to the grocery store …

5 Android settings you should change to level up your smartphone game

Android has loads of settings available to let you customize your smartphone and give you control over security and privacy.<p>A lot of important Android settings are enabled by default, including the popular Find My Device feature. However, there a few Androud settings that need to be turned on (or …

How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There - WSJ

HAMILTON, Ohio—Jobs at the paper mills and safe manufacturers on this stretch of the Great Miami River mostly dried up by the early 2000s, leaving behind closed factories and an abandoned downtown.<p>Today, a spruced-up waterfront, loft apartments and help-wanted signs give the appearance of economic …

Federal Reserve

7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.<p>Earth Day turned 48 on Sunday, April 22, and Google celebrated it with a Google Doodle of conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who nudged us in a video to “do our part for this beautiful planet.”<p>When Sen. Gaylord Nelson …

National Academy of Sciences

Looking To Heal Your Gut & Avoid Inflammation? Avoid These 11 Foods

<i>Dr. Steven Gundry made waves in 2017 when he released</i> The Plant Paradox<i>, a book that made the assertion that some of the health world’s favorite</i> …

Immune System

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Federal Budget Deficit Projected to Soar to Over $1 Trillion in 2020

WASHINGTON — The federal government’s annual budget deficit is set to widen significantly in the next few years, and is expected to top $1 trillion in 2020 despite healthy economic growth, according to new projections from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released Monday.<p>The national …

Economy

The 9 Best Sex Positions For Any Age

Yes, your sex life changes as you get older. It gets even better.<p>The good news: yes, sex is just as good in your 60s and 70s as it is in your 20s and 30s. The bad news? As you get older and your body changes, the way you have sex may change a little bit. Your body might not be as equipped to handle …

University of Chicago

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Self-awareness

An information apocalypse is coming. How can we protect ourselves?

“In a world of complex and continuing problems, in a world full of frustrations and irritations, America’s leadership must be guided by the lights of …

Russia Hacks Into U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

The control room at the Browns Ferry nuclear reactor. These systems are robustly isolated from the outside world and the Internet. They cannot be …

SEC charges Theranos and CEO Elizabeth Holmes with ‘massive fraud’

The SEC has charged Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani with fraud relating to the startup's fundraising activities. The company, as well as CEO Holmes and former president Balwani are said to have raised more than $700 million from investors through "an elaborate, years-long …

How to find the best TV antenna for free HD channels

You can stream a lot of TV online, but for things like the Olympics and breaking news, you'll want a local broadcast station to deliver the goods. Buying an antenna isn't like buying a toaster, though -- there is no objectively "best" antenna that will work for most people. Instead, you'll need to …