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Stop pretending you know what the Export-Import Bank is

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re an international salesman. You work for General Electric, which is one of the biggest producers of freight-hauling …

What Cities Have the Most People Living Near Rapid Transit?

It depends on how far out you look.<p>What people want in their commute is straightforward:A consistent, affordable way into the city for work and enjoyment. But getting a city to the point where it can offer these things can be much more complex. To truly serve the most people possible, transit …

Twin Cities housing remains a seller’s market going into autumn

Twin Cities home sales remained strong through August, with closed sales up 2.1 percent over August last year and median prices up 5.7 percent over …

Real Estate

A new type of aircraft carrier is gearing up to dominate the seas

When the US first fielded the USS America, a new amphibious assault ship that conspicuously lacked a well deck to launch landing ships, more than a few people were confused. But word has come back from the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, and it looks like this new breed of aircraft carrier could be …

Mom Nails How Ridiculous Parenting Double Standards Are in One Post

Moms are judged and dads are celebrated for doing the exact same thing, and one blogger's story proves it.<p>Australian blogger Constance Hall is kinda my new favorite person. Because she just shared a hilarious anecdote about diaper changes that made LOL, and at the same time, totally nailed how …

Parenting

Donald Trump tours flood-ravaged Louisiana with 18-wheeler of supplies

Droves of people turn out to watch Republican nominee hand out water bottles and diapers as locals commend his efforts: ‘This is his stomping grounds’<p>The post-disaster politicking got under way in earnest on Friday, as Donald Trump appeared in flood-stricken Louisiana to give his image a …

How Civilization 6 aims to leave its own legacy

Players can try something that's new to them -- there's not going to be a golden formula every time.<p>Firaxis senior designer Anton Strenger

Technology

7 Key Things Happy Couples Avoid Doing

My wife Ashley and I have spent years learning from some of the healthiest and happiest married couples on the planet. We’ve interviewed people, read …

From Cossetta’s to Babani’s, the 25 dishes that define St. Paul

The culinary scene in St. Paul might be changing, but we’re still a city rooted in tradition.<p>Whether it’s mainstay burger joints, red-sauce Italian …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

Sam's Club Takes Advantage of Costco's Disastrous Credit Card Swap

After Costco (cost) decided to dump its partnership with American Express (axp) for Visa (v), its’ rival Sam’s Club has sensed a chance for …

Death by GPS: are satnavs changing our brains?

We increasingly rely on GPS to get from A to B. But what happens if we’re led catastrophically astray – and are we losing our sense of direction?<p>One early morning in March 2011, Albert Chretien and his wife, Rita, loaded their Chevrolet Astro van and drove away from their home in Penticton, British …

'Wall Street does not value having employees' and that's changing everything about the US workplace

New research from Harvard economist Lawrence Katz and Princeton economist Alan Krueger suggests that all the net job growth in the last decade is in "alternative work arrangements." That includes temps, on-call and on-demand workers, contractors at companies, independent contractors and …

'We thought this would be the end of us': the raid on Entebbe, 40 years on

It was the most daring rescue mission of a generation, with a cast that included three future prime ministers, Idi Amin and more than 100 hostages. How did it shape modern Israel?<p>On 4 July 1976, the day the US celebrated its 200th birthday, an Israeli expat took a phone call that would change his …

Israel

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!

20 Hilarious Comics That Get Real About Fatherhood

The parenting struggle is real.<p>From chasing after kids to completely giving up on privacy, dads know that parenting is no picnic. But there are many occasions for humor and lightness.<p>In honor of Father's Day, we put together a roundup of hilarious and heartwarming dad-themed comics. Enjoy the …

Here's how much of your income to save every year so you'll have enough money in retirement

A March 2016 GoBankingRates survey of more than 4,500 Americans found that over half — 56% — have less than $10,000 of retirement savings, and that 28% of those over 55 have no savings at all. In total, the site determined, about 75% of respondents are behind on saving for retirement.<p>The news isn't …

Seeing my husband's 401(k) balance was a huge wake-up call about the way I save money

When we began the process of applying for our mortgage, we were asked to submit a boatload of documents and paperwork. We each handed over two months worth of pay stubs, three years worth of W-2s, about a dozen quarterly bank statements, letters confirming our employment, retirement account …

Archaeologists Discover Medieval Cities Hidden in Cambodia’s Jungle

Archaeologists have uncovered the remnants of a network of medieval cities hidden in the Cambodian rainforest in one of the most significant …

Archaeology

Can a high-speed rail line from Rochester to the Twin Cities be built without any public money?

Courtesy of Twin Cities BusinessCurrently high-speed rail doesn’t exist in North America.Forces are aligning in Minnesota to bring foreign and …

Why the Laundry Folding Robot is Actually Kind of a Big Deal

It’s about gender equality<p>A startup in California has unveiled a new robot that will transform the human condition by liberating us from that most …

Washing Machines

Veterans will finally see the Nazi encryption machine they cracked in World War II

The story of the Enigma machine is pretty well known. It was a cipher used by the Nazis to send coded messages during World War II. The Brits cracked the machine and the war ended a lot sooner than it otherwise might have.<p>But the Germans had another, vastly more complicated cipher, which they used …

World War II

Can I Retire Early?

Most folks would agree retiring early brings a lot of perks. Who wouldn’t love a little more rest and relaxation in their lives?<p>But before you order …

Retirement

Here's why I gave up my beloved Galaxy S7 for a boring old iPhone

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is the best smartphone I've ever used.<p>Not only is it powerful, with its VR capabilities and the best smartphone camera ever made, but it's also a gorgeous device. That slender, low-bezel frame. That metallic finish. That ultra-high-contrast milky-smooth screen.<p>Plus, you can …

The Target boycott has reached a boiling point — and sales may suffer as a result

More than 1.2 million people have signed a pledge to boycott the retailer after it announced last month that it would welcome transgender customers to use any bathroom or fitting room that matches their gender identity.<p>Critics have been holding protests and demonstrations at stores across the …

Husband Hides Sweet Note To His Wife That's Not Uncovered Until After His Unexpected Death

Wife finds surprise love note from her husband after he dies<p>The unexpected or untimely death of a spouse is devastating for obvious reasons. Having …

Relationships

The biggest change in fast food isn't about food — and it should terrify chains that can't keep up

Orders placed via smartphone will make up more than 10% of all quick-service restaurant sales by 2020, Business Insider Intelligence projects. At that point, mobile ordering is expected to be a $38 billion industry.<p>While mobile-ordering programs at restaurants are still in their early days, …

10 signs you're burning out and how to stop it

The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home.<p>New research from the American Psychological Association and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago reported the following:<p>A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) …

Half of Western European men descended from one Bronze Age ‘king’

Half of Western European men are descended from one Bronze Age ‘king’ who sired a dynasty of elite nobles which spread throughout Europe, a new study has shown.<p>The monarch, who lived around 4,000 years ago, is likely to have been one of the earliest chieftains to take power in the continent.<p>He was …