Christopher Jerez

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Germany fines Volkswagen $1.2 billion over diesel scandal

Prosecutors in Germany have imposed a $1.2 billion fine on Volkswagen for rigging diesel engine emissions worldwide.<p>The €1 billion ($1.2 billion) penalty was announced Wednesday by public prosecutors and the company, which said it was hoping to turn a page on a scandal that has rocked the company …

Engines

How I Gave Up Trying to Cure my Depression & Found Happiness.

<b>I have been told many</b> times before that I write as though I have lived a long time, and I have often thought about why that is.<p>I feel like I have …

This Epic Short Film Reveals What Life Will Look Like Once We've Conquered The Solar System

The future of humanity.<p>If the state of the world is getting you down right now, and all you want to do is escape these Earthly shackles, take comfort …

Astronomy

PC Gaming, A $32 Billion Industry, Is Going To Change Dramatically Due To New Cloud Technology

At the Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago, Nvidia announced the GeForce Now product and improvements to their Shield TV. Based on the pricing model announced, $25 for 20 hours of gaming, they’re offering a service for people to test PC gaming before making the full investment in owning their …

Trump’s Anti-Democratic War on Facts and Free Speech

As hundreds of thousands of protesters shut down the streets of Washington, D.C., the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, and millions more …

The secret of the supervolcano

Researchers have now found an explanation for what triggered the largest volcanic eruption witnessed by mankind. The volcano’s secret was revealed by …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life

Some words of wisdom to help you realize your dreams.<p>In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 …

Your 2017 Plan Is Going To Fail If You Can't Manage Your Time Like This (And It's So Simple)

Want to move forward? Work backwards.<p>Do you want to know what the secret to time management is?<p><b>Working backwards.</b><p>The reason so many people fail with their goals is they put their goals at the end of their list. First, they put sleeping, waking up after three alarms, calling their best friend, going …

What You Really Need to Do to Make Your Employees Happy (No, It's Not More Money)

Deep down, every human being wants to find meaning in his or her work.<p>Want to inspire your employees to perform at levels you've never imagined?<p>In <i>Give and Take</i>, Adam Grant says that when people find purpose in their work it will not only improve that person's happiness, it will boost …

Tips on protecting devices from hackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billions of fitness trackers, medical implants, surveillance cameras, home appliances, thermostats, baby monitors and computers in …

Homeland Security

A message to red-state Trump voters: I want MY country back

I’m sure thousands of bottles of Budweiser will be raised tonight in those white, working-class neighborhoods of the upper Midwest that put<p>Donald Trumpover the top in the electoral college. You folks should enjoy your moment and don’t trouble yourselves with the thought that plenty of celebratory …

Populists are out to divide us. They must be stopped | Timothy Garton Ash

The US is the latest country to be seduced by nationalists. Liberals should brace themselves for a long struggle<p>So now the challenge is in plain view: we face the globalisation of anti-globalisation, a popular front of populists, an International of nationalists. “Today the United States, tomorrow …

Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days

At the end of October, Donald Trump spoke in Gettysburg, Pa., and released a plan for his first 100 days in office.<p>The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on Congress; protecting American workers; and restoring rule of law. He …

Donald Trump

Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design

Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, Intel, IBM, Rackspace and many other cloud vendors, back in 2014. Over the last two years, it already …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

7 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Happy

Is it just us, or does it feel like life has the accelerator pedal to the metal right now? We're all propelling forward at the craziest of speeds …

Sick of Police Shootings? America Asked for Them

You could begin yesterday by watching video of a black man in Louisiana killed by police as he lay on the ground. You could end it by watching …

How to survive (and thrive) when life punches you in the face

A few weeks ago, one of my students posted this in my Facebook mastermind group (<i>emphasis mine</i>):<p>Let me start by saying that I applaud this woman for having the courage to step up, share her story, and ask for help so she can overcome this and move forward again. It’s actually pretty damn hard to …

10 Things to Remember When You’ve Lost Your Motivation

<i>The biggest and most complex obstacle you’ll ever have to overcome is your mind. If you can overcome that, you can overcome anything.</i>Have you ever …

20 Amazing Places In China To Take Pictures

Not all of China is factory’s and pollution; it’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on …

National Parks

Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?

On June 5, Swiss voters weighed in on a referendum for “universal basic income”: a policy that would give every person, rich or poor, working or not, …

Travelgate to Furnituregate: a guide to the Clinton scandals of the 90s

Donald Trump is already delivering on threats to resurrect the scandals of Bill Clinton’s presidency against Hillary, and they go way beyond Monica Lewinsky<p>Donald Trump has promised to resurrect the scandals (and pseudo-scandals) of Bill Clinton’s presidency in his battle with the likely Democratic …

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

It’s a mind-bending concept with the potential to change the world, and Canadian tech company D-Wave claims to have cracked the code<p>Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly …

Quantum Computing

Why Is The Expansion Of The Universe Always Drawn Like A Cylinder?

<i>Why is the shape of the universe depicted as a cone?</i><p><i>If the universe is expanding with all points moving away from each other, how come it is depicted as cylindrical with the expansion outward mostly in one direction?</i><p>I have gotten a <i>lot</i> of questions about diagrams of the Universe’s expansion. I must …

New rule expands overtime pay to millions of workers

Starting later this year, millions more workers will become eligible for overtime pay.<p>Under a new rule announced by the White House Tuesday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week.<p>That's roughly …

Employment

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Books

Russell Wilson to Grads: 'When Life Tells You No, Stay Ready'

It’s good to be back in the stadium, obviously. Chancellor Blank and the Board of Regents, faculty, parents, family members, friends, distinguished …

How psychologists used these doctored Obama photos to get white people to support conservative politics

By Max Ehrenfreund<p>, Reporter<p>American politics always has surprises, but things have been especially unpredictable since President Obama took office. First, few observers were prepared for the tea party movement, which ousted several veteran GOP lawmakers, replaced them with more radically …

Brexit vote could spark recession and slam the pound

Fancy a London mini break? It might get a lot cheaper this summer.<p>The Bank of England governor said Thursday that a British vote to quit the European Union could result in "material slowdown in growth and notable increase in inflation" and could possibly lead to "technical recession."<p>Mark Carney …