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Nudity Alone Doesn't Lead to Automatic Sexual Objectification, Study Shows

It's all about the pose.<p>Imagine, for a moment, the suntanned, scantily clad masses on the beach on a hot day. You’ve got to admit: It’s hard not to …

Psychology

Controversial Theory Suggests Laziness Drove Ancient Humans to Extinction

"They seemed to have thought, 'why bother?'"<p>In modern society, you can be lazy and not face much consequence. Don’t want to cook? Order Seamless. …

George Washington

The U.S. is on track for the longest expansion ever, but it’s coming at a cost

The vast majority of economists predict this expansion will break the record for the longest one. There are few signs of a recession coming soon, and the GOP tax cuts and additional infusion of government spending approved by both parties are expected to cause growth to pick up in coming …

Economics

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

The white supremacists marching at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year were not ashamed when they shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” They were not ashamed to wear Nazi symbols, to carry torches, to harass and beat counterprotesters. They wanted their beliefs on …

Psychology

Researchers Find Grave Downside to Sleeping More Than 8 Hours a Day

"I think that longer sleep could be a red flag."<p>It’s no secret that chronic sleep deprivation is taking its toll on America’s health, but a new study …

Sleep

Stock buybacks, explained

The tax cuts have put stock buybacks in the spotlight. Here’s what they are — and why you should care.<p>The Republican tax cuts have been great for corporations, which have spent billions of the dollars they’ve reaped in savings buying up their own stock to reward shareholders and investors. …

Investing

Deceased and still in debt: the student loans that don't get forgiven

In 2005, Sean Bennett took out a student loan with Sallie Mae, in 2010 he graduated from college and in 2011, when Sean was 23 years old, he died in a car accident.<p>At first, Sallie Mae sent out a letter of condolence to Sean’s parents explaining that they had a policy of forgiving debt if the …

College & University

After spending 5 years studying millionaires, I've found that there are 3 types of people who end up the wealthiest

Over a nearly four-year period, I interviewed 233 wealthy individuals. During these interviews I asked each rich person 144 questions. It took me another 18 months to summarize and analyze their responses. In an effort to share my research I've written several books sharing their habits, thinking, …

Study Skills

We're Closer to Understanding Why People Develop Anxiety (Hint: It's Your Parents)

If you're someone who doesn't live with anxiety, it may be difficult to understand the condition that makes some people feel completely out of …

Depression

4 Financial Savants Warn About The Great Crash Of 2020

They ought to know. To hear some of the financial world’s smartest folks, today’s buoyant times are numbered. Hey, they’ve been through it before. And they know the odds are in favor of a skid.<p>Some day, maybe next year, maybe in 2020, the economy will take a swan dive and the market will take the …

Stock Markets

One chart that shows how much worse income inequality is in America than Europe

The income share of the poorest half of Americans is declining while the richest have grabbed more. In Europe, it’s not happening.<p>Income inequality is a growing problem in the United States. The richest Americans have reaped a disproportional amount of economic growth while worker wages have failed …

Economics

Almost 80% of US workers live from paycheck to paycheck. Here's why | Robert Reich

Starting in the 1980s and with increasing ferocity since then, private-sector employers have fought against unions<p>The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the unemployment rate will reach 3.5% by the end of the year.<p>But …

Income Inequality

How To Fix Stagnant Wages: Dump The World's Dumbest Idea

We’re all drunks looking under the lamppost.”<br>—Aviv Nevo, professor of economics, University of Pennsylvania, speaking at the European Central Bank’s annual gathering of leading economists in Sintra, Portugal.<p>Today’s <i>New York Times</i> tells us that wages should be rising, since we live in a world in …

Economics

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm

Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting evidence has shown …

Genetics

Trump to Seek Repeal of California's Smog-Fighting Power

The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions -- including its mandate for …

Trump Administration

The highest-paid CEOs in the U.S. banking industry

JP Morgan’s (JPM) Jamie Dimon topped the list yet again as the highest-paid banking and finance CEO in 2017, according to analysts at S&P Global …

CEOs

How Walmart, Alibaba, and Others are Shaking Up Retail With Blockchain

Blockchain’s disruptive sweep of almost every industry is now making its way into retail. Huge names like Walmart, Alibaba, and American Express are …

Blockchain

Over Seven Tons of Pangolin Scales Seized in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Customs and Excise Department has seized over seven tons of pangolin scales in a shipping container that arrived from Africa bound for …

Hong Kong

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

Being 30 then and now

In the mid-to-late-20th century, the American economy and culture were ripe for 30-year-old men, who — more than European and Japanese — typically …

Demographics

As branches close, some banks are saying they don't want people's money

Edward Manley, 91, asked his son to deposit $38.50 in coins into his Wells Fargo account. Wells refused to accept them.<p>Manley and his son are now suspected money launderers.<p>Welcome to banking in the 21st century, with a growing number of financial institutions saying they won’t accept cash deposits …

Finance

The Mystery of How Neanderthals Got Fire

Fifty-thousand-year-old tools suggest that modern humans weren't prehistory's only pyros.<p>The first step to re-creating 50,000-year-old technology is to collect a bunch of rocks. So began Andrew Sorensen’s plan to study a great mystery in archaeology: how Neanderthals controlled fire.<p>Sorensen, an …

Anthropology

DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’

The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK <i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future.</i> <b>Follow along here</b> <i>.</i><p>When CRISPR was first revealed to the …

With two words US Fed chair has put the world on alert

Loading<p>The spread between two-year and 10-year US Treasury bonds has narrowed to only 26 basis points, a level not seen since the financial crisis. …

Pharmaceutical companies are backing away from a growing threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050

Just two years after Novartis announced it would embrace the challenge of searching for cures for life-threatening infections known as superbugs, the drugmaker said last week it would exit antibacterial and antiviral research.<p>Novartis' retreat follows a growing trend of big pharmaceutical companies …

Public Health

The cashless society is a con – and big finance is behind it | Brett Scott

Digital systems may be ‘convenient', but they often fail. Cash, on the other hand, does not crash<p>All over the western world banks are shutting down cash machines and branches. They are trying to push you into using their digital payments and digital banking infrastructure. Just like Google wants …

Banking

Uber Strikes Exclusive Deal With Cargo To Bring Snacks To Riders

Cargo wants to turn Uber vehicles into portable vending machines, and it’s now teamed up with Uber to do it. On Thursday, New York-based startup Cargo announced that it now has an exclusive partnership with Uber to distribute its snack-filled mini vending machines to drivers through Uber’s driver …

Snacks

Analysis: 10 years after global financial meltdown, big banks still play with fire

It’s been a decade since the global financial crisis rocked the world. In the years since 2008, the U.S. and other countries mended their broken economies, assessing what went wrong and trying to curb the abuses that could lead to another crisis. But today many factors that contributed to the …

Finance

Meet the 29-year-old who founded a company that's using technology to find treatments for diseases thought to be incurable

The drug development process is laden with problems that make it lengthy and expensive. Right now, it takes 12 years and $2.6 billion to get a single drug to market, with the drug discovery and development process costing $1.4 billion.<p>Verge Genomics, run by 29-year-old Alice Zhang, is trying to …

Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the mantra of the current era. The phrase is intoned by technologists, academicians, journalists and venture …