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NYC launches investigation into Kushner Cos. false filings

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City council member launched an investigation Monday into the Kushner Cos.' routine filing of paperwork falsely claiming zero rent-regulated tenants in its buildings, saying that the deception should have been uncovered long ago because the documents are online for all to …

Real Estate

How to Choose a College Major

For 18 years, we’re told what time to wake up, when to go to school, and what to learn. That kind of guidance and structure can be comforting while …

College & University

Martina Navratilova Claims John McEnroe Makes 10 Times Her Wimbledon Salary

Another pay-gap question for the BBC.<p>Pay discrepancy in professional tennis is not just a historic plot point in <i>Battle of the Sexes.</i> In an interview with the BBC One program <i>Panorama,</i> which airs in full on Monday at 7:30 P.M. in the U.K., former tennis champion and commentator <b>Martina Navratilova</b> …

Tennis

Is the fashion industry fetishising the hijab?

Hijabs were everywhere at the AW18 shows. Ok, so the designers themselves may not have called them that – and, for the most part, the models wearing them weren’t Muslim – but in the eyes many, their resemblance to the traditional Islamic garment was striking.<p>From close-fitting lycra hoods to …

California joins New York and Montana in defying net neutrality repeal

Preserving Net Neutrality<p>California has just joined New York and Montana in resisting the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of net …

Rachel Zoe Under Fire for Almost Exclusively Using All-White Straight-Size Models in Her Latest Fashion Show

There was only one nonwhite model.<p>Rachel Zoe kicked off fashion week with a presentation of her fall collection, held in Los Angeles, before the New York City festivities began. While the collection itself was gorgeous, the stylist turned designer is under fire for her lack of diversity when it …

Michelle Obama’s Fashion Legacy Is Now Preserved in Paint

It’s practically impossible for an appearance by the Obamas — in paparazzi photos, in interviews, in my inbox — to not catapult me into a blubbery nostalgia spiral. Today’s outing, in which the former first couple unveiled their official portraits commissioned for the National Portrait Gallery in …

Oregon is about to get a big, $48 million pile of solar panels.

On Monday, the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) loaned Oregon money to build six new solar developments. The projects will power more than …

Asia Argento Slams Quentin Tarantino for ‘Kill Bill’ On-Set Accident That Injured Uma Thurman: ‘F—K Tarantino Forever’

Judd Apatow is critical of Tarantino as well.<p>Reactions to Uma Thurman’s interview in the New York Times, in which she accuses Harvey Weinstein of …

All The Secrets To Living A Happier Life, In One Helpful Chart

Searching for more happiness? Here’s something that might make it a little easier.<p>Happify, a website aimed at helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games, broke down the latest research on what <i>truly</i> creates a more joyful existence. The result is a detailed …

Stop Asking Powerful Women To Fix Bad Men

Most of us spend our childhoods learning repeatedly that when something bad happens — falling out of a tree, being bullied at school, getting wet-willied by a sibling — the person you call to fix it is Mom. Mom is qualified as a first responder, advocate, judge and jailer, depending on the problem …

The microbiome has been called the forgotten organ — and it could hold the 'next paradigm shift in science and medicine'

The bugs that live in our gut might one day soon be used to guide the way we treat everything from infections to cancer.<p>Scientists have been working on ways to use the microbiome, or the assortment of microorganisms that live in and on us, to unlock new treatments for difficult diseases. It's led …

Medical Research

Deep Brain Stimulation therapy could help treat Alzheimer's

Stimulating Response<p>Doctors at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are experimenting with an implanted “pacemaking” device in Alzheimer’s …

12 Tiny Changes That Make Your Resume Easy for Recruiters to Skim

There’s some debate about how many seconds a recruiter spends looking over a resume, but we can all agree that it’s not a lot. With such limited time …

Never put these things on your résumé

On average, hiring managers get 75 résumés per position they post, according to a study from CareerBuilder.com — so they don't have the time or resources to look at each one closely, and they typically spend about six seconds on their initial "fit/no fit" decision.<p>If you want to pass that test, you …

Employment

17 Horrible Business Cliches That Make People Ignore Whatever Else You Have to Say | Inc.com

Every generation gets its own clichés.<p>For our grandparents and parents, it was things like "run it up the flagpole" and "think outside the box." But in the last few years, it feels like we've added an entire new lexicon of hackneyed clichés to our business language.<p>Some of them started as fresh new …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The cult of Mary Beard

How a late-blossoming classics don became Britain’s most beloved intellectual. By Charlotte Higgins<p>The first time I saw Mary Beard, I was 17. It was 1989, and she was speaking at a joint open day for the Oxford and Cambridge classics faculties. She was utterly unlike the other speakers, who, as I …

University of London

How Muslim Women Use Fashion To Exert Political Influence

The rebellious potential of an apparently conservative style<p>I have been researching Muslim women’s fashion since 2004. My comparative investigation has taken me to three locations: Tehran, Iran; Yogyakarta, Indonesia; and Istanbul, Turkey. While there have been studies of Muslim women’s clothing in …

Religion

15 Black History Month Movies, Documentaries, and TV Shows to Stream Stat

In a 2015 interview with <i>The New York Review of Books</i>, former President Barack Obama revealed that novels taught him "the most important" things he …

Entertainment

How conservatives learned to hate the FBI

The GOP has almost always supported the FBI, but Republicans have recently unleashed a furious firestorm of criticism against the bureau.<p>The aggressive Republican attacks on the FBI are the latest sign — if one were needed — that President Donald Trump has upended the longstanding norms of …

Donald Trump

Uma Thurman Says Harvey Weinstein Assaulted Her

Uma Thurman is speaking out about Harvey Weinstein.<p>In an article by New York Times op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd, the actress describes a series of abuses at the hands of Hollywood men, including the now-notorious film producer.<p>In the piece, Thurman expresses her complex feelings about what happened …

Jailed For Being Too Poor

Struggling to feed his family, Rozzie Scott was arrested for stealing $5 worth of food and ordered by the court to pay a $450 fine plus court costs. When he told the judge he didn’t have the money, he was sent to jail.<p>While reminiscent of a Dickens novel, this incident sadly recounts real-life …

Donald Trump Jr. Fails Miserably In Twitter War With Joy Reid

MSNBC commentator Joy Reid didn’t mince words on Twitter as she dissected President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night.<p>In the process, she managed to irk Donald Trump Jr., who felt obliged to defend his dad against what previous administrations might have called “fair comment,” …

The Rising Pressure of the #MeToo Backlash

In the fall of 2016, I started feeling little starburst twinges in the ball of my right foot. A podiatrist told me that I had a fat nerve, a neuroma, and gave me a cortisone injection that made the pain go away. Because something had come back odd on my blood work, he sent me to a specialist, who …

100 years ago, Charlie Chaplin began work in his new studio

<i>One in a series remembering the Los Angeles Times' 100-plus years of covering Hollywood.</i><p><i>One hundred years ago this week, The Times' Grace Kingsley and cartoonist Gale (Edmund Waller "Ted" Gale) visited Charlie Chaplin's new film studio on La Brea Avenue. Chaplin had recently agreed to a</i> …

Candidates of color get off the sidelines in the age of Trump: 'The soul of America is at stake right now'

<b>(CNN) —</b> For Dave Min, Election Day was a wake-up call. President Donald Trump's travel ban was a catalyst.<p>The Orange County, California, law professor and former DC political hand had never seriously considered running for office and had no real organization behind him. But as the son of two Korean …

Government

Grammys 2018: 12 Things You Didn't See or Hear on TV

Why did DJ Khaled get naked? What did people watch during commercial breaks? And what happened to Jerry Seinfeld's consolation puppy?<p>Awards shows are …

History and Polling Point To Sweeping Democratic House Gains in 2018

(Bloomberg Government)—History, demographics and the national mood are pointing to one conclusion about the 2018 congressional races: Democrats are …

New Jersey

DIY vs. Tax Preparer: How Should You File Your Taxes?

Older taxpayers can remember a time when filing tax returns on your own meant poring over paperwork with calculator in hand, trying to decipher …

Anatomy of a Student-Athlete

O ne week ago today, I got drafted to play pro soccer for the North Carolina Courage. It was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. But there’s a bit …

NWSL