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Teenager arrested after taking selfie with dead body

16-year-old who allegedy used Snapchat to share photograph with friend is charged with homicide<p>Authorities say a western Pennsylvania teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen took a selfie with the body and sent it to a friend on social media.<p>The 16-year-old boy is charged with …

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Florida by Land: Follow the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail offers experiences for avian enthusiasts of all levels.<p>Eastern North America’s highest diversity of birds and butterflies is found in Florida, and nowhere is that variety more evident than on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. The trail’s 515 …

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Don’t ignore your Social Security statement

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Workers recently began to get Social Security benefit estimate statements in their …

13 Steps to Writing Effective Content

After someone reads any page, what should he or she do? Be clear about the next step through forms, links, buttons or any type of call to action.<p>Examples: Buy your product, sign up for your mailing list, read another related article, or leave a comment. Pick one next-step action, but not all of …

Black Friday highlights the contrast between rich and poor

In Northeast Los Angeles, 1,000 people huddled in the evening chill last<p>Thanksgivingas they waited outside a Target store for the chance to snap upBlack Fridaydeals.<p>Across town at the Grove, the mostly upscale stores such as Barneys and Nordstrom were closed that night. Holiday shoppers didn't …

The 4 Elements of the Most Persuasive Copy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Project Grow Challenge: Submit your essay entry today for a chance to win up to $25,000 in funding for your business. Deadline is Sept. 15, 2015.</i><p>Writing successful marketing copy is nothing short of an art. You need content that puts …

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

Applications for US jobless aid climb to 290,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the increase wasn't sharp enough to disrupt the job market's positive …

Wal-Mart sales perk up ahead of holiday

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.<p>But the world's largest retailer issued a fourth-quarter profit outlook that missed Wall Street expectations because of expected …

Minimum wage: Seattle proves that the fight for decent pay can and must be won

Last Monday, the mayor of Seattle signed into law a city-wide minimum wage of $15 (£8.90) an hour. It will be phased in over the next three to seven years, but nonetheless it remains a path-breaking commitment. More amazingly, Kshama Sawant, Seattle's first socialist councillor since 1916, had been …

Youth Unemployment Is Costing The World Billions

NEW YORK -- Every morning Brett Lalli wakes up and spends two to three hours searching for jobs. The 22-year-old has sent out about 50 resumes over the past several months, but has received just one request for an interview.<p>For a few months after graduating in May, Lalli did have an internship at a …

What Does Living In Poverty Really Mean?

<b>Listen · 5:42</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Financial writer Tim Harford, author of the new book <i>The Undercover Economist Strikes Back</i>, says the poverty line for a single American in 2012 was $30.52 per day. But Harford, talking with NPR's David Greene, says it's also about how people view …

Golden Globes 2014: the awards season's ramshackle opener

As the film industry great and good assembles for the first big awards ceremony of the year, we make our predictions as to who will be going home happy on Sunday night<p>• Full coverage of the Golden Globes 2014 • Hollywood studios told: don't call awards nominees 'winners' • Golden Globes …

Rand Paul is totally, shamefully wrong about the long-term unemployed

The Kentucky senator thinks he’s helping people by kicking them off unemployment. He couldn’t be more wrong<p>Right-wing libertarian that he is, Rand Paul isn’t much for using the federal government to make the world a slightly less terrible place. It was hardly a surprise, then, to find out the …

Congress to the unemployed: eat confetti

Is this really how we want to start the new year, by denying unemployment benefits to more than a million Americans who have lost their jobs? The bipartisan budget agreement passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama protects military spending, but promises to throw the most desperate …

The First 15 Apps You Have To Download For Your New Android Phone

We rounded up the 15 best apps you absolutely need to download right now to get your new Android started.

How Walmart's Low Wages Cost All Americans, Not Just Its Workers

<b>Bloomberg View:</b> Yesterday, we looked at the benefit to McDonald's of having its workers subsidized by state and federal aid. Today, its Wal-Mart’s turn. Recall our discussion last month on the related subject of "How McDonald's and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens." We learned that employees of these …

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Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

The 11 Best Streaming Apps To Turn Your Tablet And Smartphone Into A TV

With busy schedules and other issues that arise, the ability to stream content to a multitude of devices from anywhere has become a perfect tool to prevent pop culture indifference.<p>How else could someone catch up on shows like Mad Men and Dexter when managing numerous deadlines for projects related …

Breaking: Massive Black Friday strike and arrests planned, as workers defy Wal-Mart

Exclusive: Wal-Mart strikers risk arrest in nine cities today. Here’s what it means for future of U.S. work<p>Defying the nation’s top employer and a business model that defines the new U.S. economy, Wal-Mart employees and allies will try to oust shopping headlines with strike stories, and throw a …

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don't 'Create The Jobs'

In this war of words (and classes), one thing has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact.<p>"Rich people create the jobs."<p>Specifically, by starting and directing America's companies, entrepreneurs and rich investors create the jobs that sustain everyone else.<p>This statement is …

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless | Inc.com

For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you are, right?<p>Wrong. According to a handful of studies, consistently clocking over 40 hours a …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

Swiss vote no to capping bosses' pay at 12 times lowest paid

<b>Swiss voters have rejected a proposal that would have limited executive pay to 12 times that of the lowest paid.</b><p>The referendum saw 65.3% vote against the plan with 34.7% in favour.<p>The country is home to a range of giant businesses, including pharmaceutical companies Novartis and Roche, the …

Bold Boeing workers refuse to screw over next generation

By rejecting a contract that amounted to corporate extortion, employees have taken a stand for the middle class<p>In a remarkable act of courage and solidarity with the next generation, last week Boeing workers in Seattle soundly rejected corporate extortion, by voting down a contract which traded job …

The Top 10 Mistakes 20-Somethings Make Regarding Real Estate

You probably think I'm just a bit crazy for including the phrase "20-something" and "real estate" in the same title.<p>Okay, maybe you have a point. At this point in life, many 20-somethings are more interested in when the next game of Call of Duty will start than the best way to start building their …

Zimbabwe warns foreign firms of January 2014 arrest

Hairdressing is now reserved for indigenous Zimbabweans<p><b>The owners of foreign firms operating in certain sectors in Zimbabwe after 1 January 2014 will be arrested, a senior official has warned.</b><p>Economic Empowerment Secretary George Magosvongwe issued the warning in parliament, state media …