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Rule-Based Monetary Policies Will Keep Volatility Low

When central bankers are predictable, there tend to be fewer surprises for markets.<p>The global economy is enjoying its first synchronized upswing since 2007. As a result, more central banks are looking to retreat from quantitative easing and other unconventional monetary policies implemented in the …

Economics

Reddit purges Nazi groups in new anti-hate crackdown

The news discussion site updates its rules regarding incitement of violence, calling earlier rules "too vague."<p>Reddit began purging Nazi, white supremacist and other hate-based groups on Wednesday after announcing new policy changes aimed at culling communities that incite violence.<p>The popular news …

Why the Internet Is Freaking Out Over The Last Jedi's Porgs

R2-D2. Ewoks. BB-8. With nearly every addition to the Star Wars film franchise, there has been some new creature or droid that has delighted …

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.<p>J.G. is a lawyer in his early 30s. He’s a fast talker and has the lean, sinewy build of a distance runner. His …

Drug Addiction

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Don't blame addicts for America's opioid crisis. Here are the real culprits

America’s opioid crisis was caused by rapacious pharma companies, politicians who colluded with them and regulators who approved one opioid pill after another<p>Of all the people Donald Trump could blame for the opioid epidemic, he chose the victims. After his own commission on the opioid crisis …

'Trainspotting generation' most likely to die from drug use

Surge in deaths among 40- to 49-year-olds last year helps fuel another record high in drug use deaths<p>People in the “Trainspotting generation” are most likely to die from drug use, after a sharp rise in deaths among 40- to 49-year-olds last year, official statistics show.<p>The mortality rate among …

The opioid epidemic is affecting these Massachusetts ZIP codes the most - Boston Business Journal

By Jessica Bartlett <br>– Reporter, Boston Business Journal<p>Aug 3, 2017, 2:29pm EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Aug 11, 2017, 1:51pm EDT<p><b>See Correction/Clarification at end of</b> …

Reengineering elevators could transform 21st-century cities

In the 160 or so years since the first skyscrapers were built, technological innovations of many kinds have allowed us to build them to reach …

Skyscrapers

Why Google's Pixel 2 Has Serious Problems

I love Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL. The latter is my daily driver and, even now, it remains my favourite smartphone on the market. But boy oh boy are serious problems ahead…<p>This week famously accurate uber-leaker Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) revealed the Pixel 2 will sport a design which is …

Phones

How to use free Wi-Fi safely for banking, shopping and browsing

Public Wi-Fi is a convenient way to check Facebook, browse the Internet or do some online shopping on the go without putting a dent in your cellular data plan. (Use this free app to find Wi-Fi anywhere you go.) Unfortunately, if there are hackers on the same network, there’s a good chance they can …

Information Systems

Lights in Mexican Storm May be UFO Recharging on Lightning

As New Horizons chugs past Pluto powered by 24 pounds of plutonium-238 and the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 airplane sits grounded in Hawaii for at …

Ford to price GT in Lamborghini Aventador territory

Ford has confirmed that its new 600bhp GT supercar will be priced against the likes of the Lamborghini Aventador.<p>Speaking at the Geneva motor show, where the new carbon fibre twin-turbo GT made its European debut, Ford's performance bosses announced that GT prices would mirror Sant'Agata's hero. …

Lamborghini

How I Convinced Snoop Dogg to Stop Smoking Weed

From the new biography, I Am Charlie Wilson, about the soul singer's struggles and triumphs over addiction, homelessness, and prostate cancer.<p>It was Calvin Broadus Jr.—you know him as the rapper Snoop Dogg—who announced me to the world as "Uncle Charlie." But the title wasn't some rap moniker or …

Snoop Dogg

Nexus 5 (2015) and Android M to be released together

Google gave us a preview of the yet-to-be released next version of Android, Android M (6.0) at the 2015 Google I/O event. This sparked the big …

Opioid crisis: 2 moms, 2 heroin-addicted children, 2 struggles

They are strangers but the two mothers share the same terrifying experience of watching their children's lives nearly slip through their fingers …

Study Finds Europeans Love to Get High — And Their Drugs Are Stronger and Purer Than Ever | VICE News

The purity and potency of illegal drugs is Europe is on the rise, according to a new report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). In its annual analysis of European drug trends, the EMCDDA also found that heroin use was in decline, that London's sewers had the …

South-east Asia

Shady new app makes rooting your Android phone easier than ever before

Ever been curious about rooting your Android phone in a way that’s incredibly easy? Do you have no qualms about downloading and installing shady apps …

Android News

Make a Folding Sawhorse

Woodworking

Ancient Civilisations Archives - Alien UFO Sightings

Ancient Civilisations Archives - Page 2 of 20 - Alien UFO Sightings

The Alien Message To All Mankind

In summary, this is the message given to man to answer the life long question. That is "where are the Aliens"? Here is what this former jet pilot, …

How to use Lollipop's Smart Lock feature (Trusted places, Trusted devices) on your Android smartphone

One of the best features in Android 5.0 Lollipop is the ability to temporarily disable or bypass a smartphone’s lock screen security using a new …

Law enforcement wants to shut down Google's Waze for 'stalking' police

Waze, the popular map application now owned by Google, has offered a few really convenient features to make driving easier. Waze allows users to easily avoid traffic congestion, car accidents, road closings and even police traps. While convenient for the general public, certain law enforcement …

Law Enforcement

Table Saw Jigs: Build a Table Saw Sled

Overview<p>If you own a table saw, you know it works great for ripping long pieces. But did you know that you can crosscut wide pieces with the same …

Woodworking

Plywood bookcase! Made from a single sheet of plywood. Video and plans in a few minutes.

Building the 3-D pantograph

YouTube

Template Cutting with a Jig Saw

It’s much easier to rough cut large pieces using a jig saw. The trouble is trying to stay close to the layout lines. To make things a little easier, …

Chisel Sharpening Jig

This is the jig, from the front. The jig was made entirely from a scrap of Douglas-fir. I do not recommend Douglas-fir for jig making - it produces …

Woodworking