Ali Behseresht

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Would Trump's Infrastructure Plan Fix America's Cities?

Public-works projects have historically improved urbanites’ access to opportunity and quality of life. But they've also helped the privileged at the expense of the marginalized.<p>Throughout his campaign, and again in the wake of his victory, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to rebuild America’s …

Urban Design

How to use your iPhone EarPods like a pro

Those funky headphones that came with your iPhone—EarPods with Remote and Mic they’re called—only have 3 buttons but boy do they perform a surprising …

Tech Trends

10 Haunting Photos That Show Your Phone Is Ruining Your Life

Are you pumped or what?<p>Shortly after photographer Eric Pickersgill got married last year, he took an artist residency far from his home and new wife. While he was away, he noticed the people around him, despite having those they loved nearby, were choosing to spend more time on their phones than …

Here's how much income is taxed around the world

Taxes on wage income vary heavily around the world.<p>The OECD recently published a report comparing the tax burden on wages in the world's developed economies. One of the main measures the OECD used in the report is the "tax wedge". This is a combination of personal income taxes with both employer- …

18 terms you should know before leasing a car

Dealers exploit the complex maze of leasing terms to enhance their profits. Study up and come out on top.<p>Leasing is more confusing than buying. Purchasing a vehicle comes down to the terms of financing and a negotiation on price. In a lease, you're basically paying for the vehicle's loss of value …

App calculates how likely your plane is to crash

The next flight I take will have a roughly 1 in 4,600,000 chance of crashing.<p>That's according to Am I Going Down? a new iOS app that uses big data to …

These Are The Charlie Hebdo Cartoons That Terrorists Thought Were Worth Killing Over

Gunfire broke out Wednesday in an attack at the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, leaving 12 dead, including four prominent cartoonists.<p>Known for its caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as critical depictions of Catholics, Jews and French politicians, the magazine regularly …

Opinion: Tony Robbins tells you how to make money like a billionaire

After watching the global financial system almost melt down, I began an amazing journey several years ago to find a way for individual investors to …

Google's Larry Page: The Most Ambitious CEO in the Universe

There’s a joke about Larry Page that’s been making the rounds at Google X, the “moon shot” factory where Google is developing self-driving cars, …

10 crazy questions tech companies ask job candidates

What would you say if — right this second — you had to “describe Google as a person.”<p>What about if you had to answer this — on the spot — in a job …

Employment

Twitter Chief Trolls Iranian President on Twitter

Dick Costolo, the CEO of Twitter, has a bone to pick with Iran: you can’t use Twitter there.<p>And on Thursday, Costolo tweeted at Iranian President …

Iran leader slams West blunders but eyes cooperation

Days after the United States widened bombing raids against jihadists in Iraq to Syria, Rouhani warned that regional moderates -- albeit with international support -- were best placed to resolve extremism threatening the world.<p>"The strategic blunders of the West in the Middle East, Central Asia and …

South Asia