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Deep spending cuts in Trump's "taxpayer first" budget

Data: White House; Note: Doesn't include reprioritized discretionary spending; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios<p>Office of Management and Budget …

Social Security

Patreon doubles in a year to 1M paying patrons and 50K creators

Patreon’s novel idea of fans just directly paying the artists they love is having its hockey stick moment. Patreon tells TechCrunch that in a year, it’s doubled the number of monthly active paying patrons to 1 million, and the number of active creators to 50,000. It’s now on track to pay out $150 …

Startups

Why exercise might be our best weapon against Alzheimer's

My grandfather, Abbas Jebelli, was not one for self-gratification. He didn’t drink and kept fit, waking every morning at 5am to go hiking in the foothills of the Alborz Mountains in northern Tehran. He didn’t smoke. And he had a good diet, eating plenty of fish, pomegranates, pistachio nuts and the …

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Climate Change

Your Camera Wants to Kill the Keyboard

Snapchat knew it from the start, but in recent months Google and Facebook have all but confirmed it: The keyboard, slowly but surely, is fading into …

Google

Daimler unveils its own new battery Gigafactory for electric vehicles

Daimler is among one of the few major automakers with aggressive all-electric vehicle plans. The German automaker recently announced acceleration of electric car plans by 3 years and that they will spend $11 billion on 10 models by 2022.<p>They are backing this up with a new battery factory, which …

Electric Vehicles

How Can You Spot Great Leaders? This Is How They Manage Younger and Older Workers (Note the Difference)

Don't manage older, more experienced employees like you do your younger ones. It will backfire.<p>Successful leaders recognize early on that certain challenges will emerge. How you choose to deal with each generational employee in the same office will have a critical effect on your relationship with …

Leadership

The revolutionary redox system that produces and stores energy in the home

The team calls the device a Chemical Looping Energy-on-Demand System (CLES), and it's based on an original invention by Professor Behdad Moghtaderi …

Energy

How to Make Big Bucks While Selling Your Products for Free

Use a free plus shipping funnel to generate brand loyalty and create revenue.<p>Marketing funnels are very effective at converting your website visitors into paying customers, and savvy marketers are constantly looking for ways to increase one very important metric -- conversion rates.<p>There are …

Marketing

There Are No Legitimate Arguments Against Human-Caused Climate Change

Recent Refutations of Climate Change<p>Climate change denial has made numerous headlines in recent weeks. David Rose stated in The Daily Mail that there …

Climate