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War Tourists Flock to Syria’s Front Lines

Syria’s conflict is drawing a motley crew of adventure-seekers and adrenaline with murky motivations—and little experience with surviving in war …

Vive la différence

SOME kinds of argument are new, and some are as old as the cliffs of Dover. As an example of the first sort, take the debate that is going on in many …

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Pay After You Go?

Photo Credit: bonus1up via Compfight cc<p>We’ve blogged extensively about pay-as-you wish pricing schemes. Springwise reports that a Spanish concert …

PROFESSOR: Dead End Jobs Are Going To Become A Lot More Common

A combination of those factors, along with "not enough hours," inconsistent schedules, and "disrespect," led some 400 fast food workers to go on strike Thursday as part of the "Fast Food Forward" campaign, Salon reports.<p>Unfortunately, the workforce as a whole can expect their jobs to look and feel …