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Aetna CEO: Capitalism Will Suffer “Death By A Thousand Cuts” If Income Inequality Persists

Mark Bertolini, who’s lifted wages and improved health benefits for employees, offers stark rationale for creating more good-paying jobs.<p>At companies that pay their workers particularly well, executives cite all sorts of reasons for their openhandedness: Some have determined that it reduces …

Equality

The 2017 Nobel Prize for physics goes to three scientists who proved Einstein right

The three physicists, Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish, <b>won the coveted prize for the detection of gravitational waves–the ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago.</b> Weiss, Thorne, and Barish made the discovery as part of the LIGO/VIRGO …

Physics

Kelp Jerky Is Your Next Delicious Meat-Alternative Snack

Kelp grows quickly and sustainably, is incredibly good for the ocean environment, and–with a little food science–can pack a nice protein punch.<p>Raising cattle takes a lot of land and feed–plus there’s all that cow flatulence, which contribute heavily to global warming. So a new food production …

Farming

Salesforce Just Launched A $50 Million Impact Investing Fund

It will focus on investing on companies doing innovative impact work using Salesforce’s software in the fields of workplace development, equality, sustainability, and the social sector.<p>Over the last decade and a half, the cloud computing giant Salesforce has rewritten the rulebook for how corporate …

Philanthropy

There are now fewer black women in tech than there were 10 years ago

“Minority women continue to bump against a double-paned glass ceiling,” according to Denise Peck, coauthor of a new report from the Ascend Foundation, a nonprofit Pan-Asian membership organization. Peck said the data show that a general focus on developing women leaders has not addressed the …

Diversity

America’s Unprecedented Gun Problem, In 5 Images

How many Americans actually want gun control? Why the Las Vegas shooting was different? And what’s the best way to prevent another tragedy?<p>In the aftermath of the tragedy in Las Vegas this week, where a gunman shot 59 people and injured hundreds of others, Americans are trying to make sense of the …

Gun Control

These Are The Weirdest Productivity Hacks That Really Work

From skydiving and surfing to paper boat races and reminders to drink more water, these professionals swear by the odd array of hacks to get more done.<p>There’s a lot that can get in the way of progressing toward your goals.<p>In a new State of Enterprise Work Report from Workfront, a project management …

Productivity

Four Questions This Founder Asks Himself After Interviewing Job Candidates

No two job candidates are the same, so this startup founder came up with a mental debrief for assessing their relative strengths after each interview wraps.<p>Ever since I was hit in the face by a pitch playing baseball, my flinch reflex became embarrassing. I was always freaked out by pitchers who …

Employment

What I’ve Learned From My Failed And Successful Salary Negotiations

You can’t always guarantee success, but you can always put yourself in the best position to get what you want.<p>I remember vividly the first time I asked a boss for a raise. I was 24 and had just finished my first week as the office manager and assistant to an executive producer for a music video …

Greater Toronto Area

How Climate Change Is Making Hunger Worse Around The World

The annual Global Food Security Index is now tracking a country’s natural resource supply, and its resiliency in the event of a major natural disaster. The conclusion: climate change is making it harder to feed people.<p>Since 2012, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of the Economist …

Climate Change

Three Work Tasks You Need To Cut From Your To-Do List Right Now

These are a few common to-do list distractions that get in the way of what you really need to get done.<p>Some days you get to work early, work nonstop, and head home without being able to figure out what you actually accomplished. Everything rushes past you in a blur of emails, meetings, and errands, …

Productivity

Instead Of Throwing Out This Plastic Wrapper, You Eat It

Evoware is made from seaweed–and if you don’t feel like eating it, it will biodegrade just fine.<p>If you buy a Belgian waffle at a food festival this weekend in Ubud, Bali, you’ll be able to eat the wrapper it comes in. A waffle vendor is one of the early customers testing new food packaging made …

Recycling

VW’s Family Heirloom, Intel’s Chasing Polar Bears: The Top 5 Ads Of The Week

Stranger Things: The Game goes retro on mobile, a telepathic bulldog with skincare advice, and Jackson Hole uses Charlie Chaplin to stay wild.<p>Over the last few years we’ve witnessed the rise of drones–from beautiful photography and video, to the promise of personalized same-day delivery. Now Intel …

Polar Bears

Struggling With A Work Setback? Reflect On Your Childhood (Yes, Really)

Growing up might not have been an entirely happy experience, but you can tap into moments that instilled a sense of purpose in you.<p>Lost your job?<p>“You’re fired.”<br>“I’m sorry, but we have to let you go.”<br>“I’m afraid we’re not going to renew your contract.”<p>Lost the pitch?<p>“We felt the fit just wasn’t …

Mind

Animal rights activists are using tech to expose the horrors of factory farms

McDonald’s is testing a vegan burger, and after reading this report about the horrors of factory farms from <i>The Intercept</i>, you’re going to want to try it.<p><i>The Intercept</i>‘s story looks at the federal piglet-hunt that arose when activists from Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), decided to <b>rescue two piglets</b> …

Activism

This Simple Tax Policy Change Could Boost The Cash, Credit, And Well-Being Of The Working Poor

Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit is a rare policy for helping the poor that’s supported on both the left and the right–and could be a step toward a universal basic income.<p>The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is widely considered the federal government’s most effective anti-poverty program. …

Basic Income

Report: Google finds Russia bought ads on its platforms to influence 2016 election

The search giant has uncovered evidence that shows Russian operatives on YouTube, Gmail, search listings, and via the company’s DoubleClick aimed at spreading disinformation before the 2016 presidential election, the <i>Washington Post</i> reports. The <i>Post</i> is reporting their sources are “people familiar …

Internet Research Agency

“The Industry Is Fundamentally Broken”: Women On Sexism In Silicon Valley

Have we reached a tipping point for sexism in tech? Join five women for an honest and unflinching roundtable discussion on the past, present, and future for women in tech.<p>Sexism in tech isn’t new. But 2017 has been the year that the harassment and bias that many women in Silicon Valley have long …

Diversity

Hate Mornings? Design A Productive Afternoon Routine Instead

You don’t need to wake up at 4 a.m. to have a productive day.<p>With the amount of tips and tricks out there telling us how to have the most productive mornings possible, you’d think the majority of the working population spends the pre-lunch hours lifelessly shuffling around like a bunch of …

Productivity

By Excluding Trump, “SNL” Handled A Tragedy Better Than Trump

This week’s gloriously Trump-free “Saturday Night Live” mostly kept things light–before going all in on gun control during Weekend Update.<p>As they say, the show must go on. And after a tragic week so unrelentingly awful that Tom Petty’s death barely reverberated, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> did.<p>Although the …

Donald Trump

Apple Has The Early Advantage In AR, But Google Will Win In The End: Study

Apple’s platform will be a big winner for app developers, but over time, Google’s should bring in more money for advertisers and media companies.<p>In these early days of the augmented reality platform wars between Apple, Google, and Facebook, the big early edge goes to the maker of the iPhone, thanks …

Google

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for cryo-electron microsopy

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their pioneering work developing new methods of visualising biomolecules, such as those in the Zika virus.<p>Jacques Dubochet of Switzerland, Joachim Frank of the US and Richard Henderson of the UK were awarded the …

Literature

The Latest: NRA open to regulation of bump stocks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the idea in Congress of banning "bump stocks" like the device used by the Las Vegas shooter (all times local):<p>6 p.m.<p>The National Rifle Association says "bump stock" devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to perform more like fully automatic weapons should be …

Las Vegas

What Is Bitcoin, and How Does It Work?

If you find the concept of Bitcoin confusing, you are not alone. The virtual currency has been a constant source of controversy, but it is still not well understood.<p><b>Are Bitcoins those coins I see in photographs?</b><p>No. Those coins are novelty items that newspapers used in photographs because they …

Bitcoin

A 4-Year-Old Boy Has Inspired a Crazy New Organ Donation System, And It's Already Saving Lives

Almost 70 people are alive because of the new system.<p>When retired judge Howard Broadman realised his four-year-old grandson would one day need a …

Medicine

Is the Universe Conscious? Prominent Scientists Say Yes

For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws …

Consciousness

Most people in America want paid parental leave — here's the real reason the US is the only developed nation that doesn't have it

• <b>Democrats and Republicans agree that the US needs paid leave policies for new parents.</b>• <b><br>The reason the US doesn't have one yet while the rest of the developed world does comes down to distinct cultural values.</b>• <b><br>Values and opinions are shifting in the US, so it may not be long until there is a federal</b> …

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