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Now There's An Easy Way To See If You Make More Money Than Your Neighbors

The Census department has produced a fantastic interactive website that breaks down America's census tracts by median household income, age, education and a few other stats.<p>Basically, it's now easier than ever to see whether you're wealthier and more educated than your neighbors.<p>Census tracts are …

Demographics

Up of 2013

At the end of last week, <i>The New Yorker’</i>s John Lee Anderson compiled a list of the top twelve "Geostrategic Gestures of 2013." Now, to be honest, I’m …

"(Do It On My) Twin Bed" Is Your New Holiday Anthem

Please watch and listen to this beautiful song performed by the flawless women of Saturday Night Live, featuring Jimmy Fallon.

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Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

Self-improvement

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

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Disabled woman denied entry to U.S. after agent cites supposedly private medical details

Ellen Richardson went to Pearson airport on Monday full of joy about flying to New York City and from there going on a 10-day Caribbean cruise for …

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The Slow Death of 'Traditional' Families in America

More than 20 percent of non-college grads are raising their kids alone.<p>Thanksgiving is perhaps the quintessential American family holiday, but what, exactly, <i></i>does the quintessential American family <i>look</i> like today? Gay marriage laws have happily extended legal rights to same-sex couples, but over the …

Veterans Are Being Threatened and Silenced by the US and UK Militaries

Soldiers are told to keep quiet about the atrocities they witness or have a part in. If they voice criticisms in public, some are warned they'll "end up like Bradley Manning."<p><i>Chris Vassey (right). Photos by Merle Jothe</i><p>After this month's Remembrance Day parade, I repaired to a central London boozer …

Military