Afiye H Abdulle

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Are the Suburbs Where the American Dream Goes to Die?

New research shows upward mobility is higher in denser cities<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Rumors of the American Dream's demise have been greatly exaggerated -- at least in parts of America.<p>That's the message of a new study that looks at the connection between geography and social mobility in the United …

Poor countries have half the world’s cars but almost all of its fatal car accidents

Heart disease, cancer and diabetes, continue to plague the world, but another cause of death is quickly creeping its way up the list. According to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO), for the first time ever car accidents have breached the top ten list for causes of death …

World Health Organization

The US Is Super Unhealthy Compared To Wealthy Peer Countries [CHARTS]

Americans may be living longer, but not compared to other rich countries.<p>According to a new report from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington that was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, America has one of the shortest …

University of Washington

Microsoft helped NSA access private emails and Skype video calls, says new report

The <i>Guardian</i> has continued its string of leaks regarding the American surveillance program, reporting that top-secret documents reveal a tight collaboration between Microsoft, the NSA, and the FBI. Microsoft, along with other companies, has insisted that reports about widespread …