Tristan Burman

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Meet the man who changed the way the U.S. fights poverty abroad

What should we pay for with our foreign aid? In recent history, the American answer to that question has been simple — “health programs.” But then …

23 iPhone-only apps that will make your Android friends jealous

It may not be fair, but it's a great perk for iPhone users.<p>You can enjoy the best travel apps, exclusives from Instagram and Adobe, and powerful photo apps.<p>In these 23 iPhone-only apps, you are guaranteed to find something new — just don't brag too much to your friends with Android phones.

Apps

Imbalance of power: Huge financial sector warps U.S. economy

I have this friend who is always gleeful when she catches me saying something pompous or dumb. As soon as I arrived for a visit with her in San Francisco last Saturday, she began giving me grief about something I wrote in a column last week. Getting a ride from Uber, I had declared, "would make me …

Economics

Teenagers Design Tiny Houses For Seattle Homeless Community

A group of enterprising teenagers in Seattle has turned out an innovative set of plans to make life easier for the city's homeless population, and they're now making the designs a reality. The Niceville encampment is a community officially sanctioned by the city of Seattle that offers shelter and …

“The evidence is pretty incontrovertible that he doesn’t exist”: Stephen Colbert’s favorite scientist on the universe, naturalism and finding meaning without God

<b>Sean Carroll on "The Colbert Report." (Comedy Central)</b><p>Sean Carroll excels at explaining complex science to regular people — including those who don’t believe<p>Phil Torres<p>May 8, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>More than two decades ago, the renowned astronomer Carl Sagan wrote that “We live in a society exquisitely …

Stephen Colbert

The Cheapest Day To Buy A Plane Ticket, Depending On Where You're Going

Stick this puppy on your fridge.<p>We all know the magic time to buy a plane ticket is precisely 54 days in advance, for domestic travel.<p>But what if you're flying beyond the U.S.?<p>The experts at CheapAir recently researched the cheapest day to buy plane tickets for a whole host of international …

Handy

A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 should put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest

"Raising minimum wage risky," the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader tersely warned.<p>"Raising minimum wage hurts low-skill workers," the Detroit News bluntly declared.<p>"Even left-leaning economists say it's a gamble," Vox solemnly cautioned.<p>Nonsense. We have been raising the minimum wage for 78 …

Income Inequality

Oil drives our Israel policy: New government documents reveal a very different history of America and the Middle East

<b>(Reuters)</b><p>The protection of American oil interests has been at the heart of U.S. policies for decades<p>Irene L. Gendzier<p>January 4, 2016 10:57am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Dying to Forget: Oil, Power, Palestine, and the Foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle East”<p>The role of the United States in the …

Here's Why Saudi Arabia and Iran Are at Each Other's Throats

It’s not been a great start to 2016. Saudi Arabia has cut diplomatic ties with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was torched by protesters over the …

U.S. Bread Basket Shifts Thanks to Climate Change

In September 2014, a group of leading plant and agricultural researchers sat down at Washington University in St. Louis to discuss a looming question …

9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes

For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply-side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower …

Income Inequality

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Housing

How urban agriculture has transformed Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina, is home to a diverse network of urban agriculture projects transforming the city’s landscape and its local food system. …

Urban Agriculture

Fox News is smarter than Jeb Bush: It’s not good to get schooled by Laura Ingraham

<b>(AP/Reuters/Carolyn Kaster/Deanna Dent/Frank Franklin II)</b><p>Megyn Kelly and Laura Ingraham use common sense to put a GOP favorite on the defensive. Why do pols never learn?<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>May 16, 2015 2:45pm (UTC)<p>When Jeb Bush told Fox News' Megyn Kelly that he'd still invade Iraq, even “knowing what we …

How an LA Nature Garden Stays Green During the Drought

The LA Natural History Museum is taking a high-tech approach to keeping its Nature Gardens lush.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Feeding 11 Billion People

Given that humans have been toiling away at agriculture for more than 5,000 years, it’s kind of surprising that we aren’t better at it. The reality …

Google begins sending first Project Fi invites, offers more info on Google Voice integration

Google appears to have started sending out the first invites to its Project Fi initiative, at least according to one user on Reddit. The user has shared screenshots of the entire setup process from start to finish. The process appears to be relatively simple and self-explanatory, with a …

Android News

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Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures

Global development professionals network,Population,Environment,Pollution,Oil spills,Food security,Poverty,Oceans,Farming,Trees and forests,Climate change<p>How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people

Globalization

The planet won’t notice you recycle, and your vote doesn’t count

<b>(homydesign via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>But you should do it anyway. The definitive guide to screaming at, coping with, and profiting from climate change<p>Gernot Wagner • Martin L. Weitzman<p>March 29, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet”<p>Your vote …

Eric Schmidt’s Farm2050 Collective Will Back Agriculture Tech To Feed Earth’s Growing Population

We’ll need to produce 70% more food by 2050 to sustain a world population expected to grow to 10 billion. Yet agriculture startups struggle to get the funding, manufacturing, and test facilities needed to build tech that could boost food production. To fix that disconnect, Google Chairman Eric …

10 Maps That Explain the Next Election

What pollsters will be watching for in 2016.<p>The recent midterm election could be read as the belly-flop conclusion of the Obama era: What was thought to be a transformative period in American politics—a brief spark of minority- and youth-driven enthusiasm that created the promise of a post-racial …

Why a Republican Congress might actually be the end of the world

<b>The Keystone Oil Pipeline is pictured under construction in North Dakota (Reuters)</b><p>Keystone XL may be dead for now, but it’s only one of several measures that would put the planet in grave danger<p>Michael Klare<p>November 19, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Pop the …

Inside the lonely fight against the biggest environmental problem you've never heard of

Ecologist Mark Browne knew he’d found something big when, after months of tediously examining sediment along shorelines around the world, he noticed something no one had predicted: fibers. Everywhere. They were tiny and synthetic and he was finding them in the greatest concentration near sewage …

How to grow your own Moss Graffiti

Graffiti tends to have a negative impact on communities. Many people do not see it as art, but vandalism to their towns, cities and society. It can …