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Poll: Americans Think GOP's Iran Letter Was Inappropriate

Americans are more likely than not to say it was inappropriate for GOP senators to send an open letter to Iranian leaders, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.<p>Forty-seven Republican senators signed the letter spearheaded by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which warned Iranian officials that they will …

This Is The Most Brilliantly Simple Idea To Spur Economic Growth Aired At Davos So Far

But Sir Christopher Pissarides, a Nobel laureate economist at the London School of Economics (who taught Thomas Piketty as a student!) told Business Insider about a wonderfully simple idea that creates or sustains three jobs for each single job subsidised by government spending.<p>Conservatives ought …

Economics

Drug can repair spinal cord injuries, study shows

<b>A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists.</b><p>The study on rats, published in the journal Nature, showed some degree of movement and bladder control could be restored.<p>The drug works by disrupting the "sticky glue" that prevents …

Spinal Cords

LexShares is Crowdfunding for Lawsuits

Crowdfunding is gradually creeping into every walk of life. The latest evidence? LexShares is a new platform that lets you invest in US litigation.<p>Accredited investors around the world can use the site to browse lawsuits that require funding, and then put a minimum stake of $2,500 into any that …

8 Insider Secrets for a Painless Wax and a Bump-Free Recovery

From the editors of ELLE.com, Shoba Tummala, founder of Shoba hair removal salons, shares how to have a seamless waxing experience.<p><b>1) Come prepared.</b><p>"Like brushing your teeth before you go to the dentist, come to your waxing appointment with clean, dry skin. And for best results, skip the lotion the …

8 Quick Ways To Create A Comfortable Guest Room

Is your guest room still in shambles with visitors on the way? Here are 8 fast and easy ways to make it feel like home.<p><i>House Beautiful</i><p><b>1. Put out a welcome basket</b><p>Nothing makes guests feel more at home than a selection of treats and goodies. Fill up a basket with everything from travel-sized soaps to …