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Internet-Powered Jobs Transform Impoverished Youth into Lifelong Workers

I recently spent two weeks in Uganda and Kenya, meeting with nonprofit organizations that are applying technology-based solutions to help underserved populations access the knowledge, skills, and financial products and services they need to become economically self-sufficient. I lead the economic …

Employment

Brawl at 24,000 Feet: Inside the Ice-Axe Wielding Fight on Mt. Everest's Summit

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Three veteran mountaineers were almost killed on Mount Everest this weekend, but not by the thin air …

As Myanmar Reforms, Old Tensions Rise To The Surface

The town of Meiktila in central Myanmar presents a tranquil scene on a hot April day: A woman presses juice from sugar cane while customers loll around in the midday heat. The town is right in the center of the country, on a broad and arid plain where white cows graze among palm trees and pointy …

Green groups see red on water bill

Green groups are trying to knock a massive water bill off the fast track in the Senate, outraged about so-called environmental streamlining provisions that they say would use punitive fines to pressure agencies into approving potentially damaging and wasteful projects.<p>Unfortunately for them, key …

Putin Says Boston Proves He Was Right About Terrorism

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>During his annual Q&A media session on Thursday, Vladimir Putin spoke at length about Russia's …

U.N. expected to approve Mali peacekeeping efforts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is expected to approve a new U.N. peacekeeping force for Mali to help restore democracy and stabilize the northern half of the country, which was controlled by Islamist jihadists until a France-led military operation ousted them three months ago.<p>The …

Why I Let My Students Cheat On Their Game Theory Exam

Teaching people game theory is good. Making them live it is even better, says UCLA professor Peter Nonacs.<p>On test day for my Behavioral Ecology class at UCLA, I walked into the classroom bearing an impossibly difficult exam. Rather than being neatly arranged in alternate rows with pen or pencil in …

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Look! 5 Years of Hand-Drawn Sandwich Bags by a Dedicated Dad

Your parents may have slipped the occasional note or doodle into your lunch bag, but graphic designer David LaFerriere has taken it one step further, …

Morphed Animals Created Weird New Species in Funny Mashup Series

What if different species could mate? Redditor gyyp imagines just what that would look like and shares his Photoshopped creations for the world to look on in disbelief and wonder. The photo manipulator's <i>Weird Animals</i> collection pairs ducks with elephants, pugs with gorillas, guinea pigs with …

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Volunteering in international development: how to do it well

In a blog about the benefits of volunteering abroad, author Elizabeth Kruemelmann starts by quoting cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead: "Never …

12 Food Writers Share Their Favorite 3-Ingredient Cocktails

<b>The Negroni</b><br>Gin, sweet vermouth, campari, orange garnish. <b></b>My now husband made me my first Negroni in 2010 after I told him I was searching for my …

Q&A: Hardware Guru Limor Fried

Fried explains how group workshops drive a new kind of innovation.<p>When tinkerers want to collaborate, trade tips, or just hang out, many head to communal workshops called hackerspaces. Hardware guru Limor Fried explains how such groups drive a different kind of innovation.<p><b>How are hackerspaces</b> …

Mice Skin Cells Transformed Into Brain Cells

Two new studies take a step toward a therapy for multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other diseases of the myelin.<p>In what one researcher called "cellular alchemy," two different teams of scientists have reported transforming mouse and rat skin cells into brain cells of the type that's destroyed …

You Can Now Enjoy Cole Sprouse In Comics Form Thanks To Riverdale

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>An …

SILICON VALLEY: Americans Aren't Skilled Enough To Do The Jobs We Need

"We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants," Zuckerberg wrote in a <i>Washington Post</i> op-ed announcing his new group, FWD.us. "And it's a policy unfit for today's world."<p>FWD.us has offices in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and is led by entrepreneurial and technology stars, …

Gun bill clears key Senate hurdle with bipartisan support

A new gun control law cleared a major Senate hurdle Thursday, with 16 Republicans voting with most of the chamber’s Democrats to begin the process of moving one of President Barack Obama’s top domestic initiatives through a long, legislative slog.<p>Senators voted 68 to 31, with a handful of …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Whimsical City Silhouettes by Jasper James

<i>0</i><p>Everything is possible, that means, you could also make a 360 degrees panorama picture like that one. Good examples were shared by a group of …

Photography

Obama Budget Increases Education Spending, Flatlines Key Funds For Poor And Students With Disabilities

While President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal asks for an overall spending increase to education, most of that will go to new programs and competitive grants as two key funds devoted to poor students and students with disabilities flatline.<p>According to the administration's budget documents, …

From Seattle to New York City, Women and Families Need Action on Fair Pay

It's that time of year again. A time when those of us who are committed to achieving equality for women are reminded of the work left to do. That's because, this week, we recognize Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into the new year women have to work to catch up with men's wages from the …

Gender

Districts With Widest Gender Wage Gaps Have Congressmen Who Oppose Fair Pay Laws

Four out of five of the U.S. congressional districts with the widest wage gaps between men and women are represented by congressmen who oppose equal pay laws, according to a new report by the American Association of University Women.<p>The most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that women …