Thomas McCarthy

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The Harvard Classics: A Free, Digital Collection

During his days as Harvard's influential president, Charles W. Eliot made a frequent assertion: If you were to spend just 15 minutes a day reading …

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

10 Great Books for a Writer's Wish List

<i>Photo by Claire Burge. Used with permission.</i><p>Whether you're a teacher, an author, a budding writer, or someone who writes in secret for personal reasons, you've got writing wishes.<p>Here are 10 great books for your wish list, to stir your writing dreams or help make them a reality. (Bonus: includes …

Boris’s dilemma: relinquish his US passport or pay American tax

When in doubt, blame wealthy foreigners for any political problems. That goes for pols in the US and the UK alike, and even the dual-national Mayor of London is not immune. Boris Johnson opposes blanket non-dom and mansion taxes, but wants councils to ‘whack up’ local levies on empty homes and …

Christian Bale ‘Jealous’ That Ben Affleck Gets to Play Batman Now

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Federer throws weight behind Aussie 'fast' tennis

(Reuters) - Roger Federer will help launch an Australian-developed fast format of tennis when he plays an exhibition match against Lleyton Hewitt in Sydney in January, Tennis Australia said on Tuesday.<p>Switzerland's Roger Federer sheds tears as he reacts after winning his Davis Cup final singles …

Digital tsar urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality rules

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s new digital tsar voiced alarm on Monday at the efforts of some EU governments to water down equal Internet access, just as EU plans for “net neutrality” were being echoed in the United States by Barack Obama.<p>European Union Digital Single Market …

UK's blackout prevention plans in doubt after back-up power plant fails

Peterhead power station, paid to guarantee it can help keep the lights on, fails to function properly during testing<p>Britain’s plans to keep the lights on this winter have been thrown into fresh doubt after a power plant supposed to provide back-up electricity supplies failed during testing.<p>The …

Counter-terrorism and security bill: proposals and pitfalls

The counter-terrorism and security bill to be published on Wednesday will be the seventh major counter-terror law introduced in Britain since 9/11. It will be the first to introduce major coercive measures since the coalition government came to power in 2010 pledging to restore civil liberties.<p>The …

Theresa May: Britain is facing greatest terror threat of its history

Home Secretary believes that the Government can stop UK citizens becoming radicalised and travelling to Iraq and Syria is by restoring a strong sense of the meaning of "British values"<p>The terror threat to the UK is greater now than at any time in the country's history, Theresa May has said, as she …

Britain says it is reviewing arms exports to Israel again

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is undertaking a second review of arms export licences to Israel to ensure equipment could not be used in a way that would breach international law, the government said on Monday.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech to business leaders at a UK …

Outrage across US over Ferguson ruling

Thousands of people rallied in US cities including Los Angeles and New York to protest against a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>Gunshots rang out and police lobbed tear gas at an angry crowd in suburban St …

Opinion: 3 stocks that are thriving as Keystone XL fails and oil plummets

The U.S. Senate narrowly squashed a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline this week.<p>The move isn’t the final word on the project, with …

£10 charge to be introduced for up to 5.5m visitors to the UK, Labour says

The fee will pay for 1,000 more border guards, as shadow home secretary says lack of basic checks undermines confidence<p>Labour will seek to beef up its pitch to voters on immigration with a pledge to pay for 1,000 extra border guards by imposing a charge on visitors from the US and 55 other …

Hidden heroes of codebreaking history

Your article on Alan Turing (Turings triumph, 15 November, page 7) mentions Lorenz and Colossus. The Axis developed a more powerful machine, Lorenz, to replace Enigma. Although the Lorenz code was broken at Bletchley by Bill Tutte, the solution was so complicated that it took days to translate a …

Alex Salmond accuses UK party leaders of tricking Scotland into No vote

Outgoing first minister says row between Cameron and Miliband shows devolution 'vow' was desperate bid to avert independence<p>Live blog: all Sunday's political developments<p>Alex Salmond has accused the leaders of the three main UK parties of tricking hundreds of thousands of voters into rejecting …

Take back your log-in: It’s time to move away from Facebook Connect and toward OpenID

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Luxury brands in a quandary as China's wealthy young develop resistance to bling

Gucci and Prada's financial results are disappointing and there's a fear that the west can't provide what sophisticated Chinese shoppers want<p>There was no shortage of frocks and handbags in Milan last week as representatives of the $1.5 trillion global fashion industry gathered for the spring 2015 …

Antarctic Sea Ice Hits a Record Max, and That's Not Good

The increase in ice may actually be a sign the warming continent is in trouble.<p>For the third year in a row, the sea ice ringing Antarctica has set a new record. Its extent is the farthest now since observations began in the late '70s, and scientists say the growth is largely the result of climate …