David F Gugino

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How Portugal Became A Horrific Economic Mess

According to Nomura's Alastair Newton, this amounts to 20 percent of Portugal's austerity plan. This austerity was part of a bailout deal the country agreed to two years ago.<p><b>Click here to jump straight to the presentation ></b><p>Portugal, which has been undertaking comprehensive labor market reform, is …

Ministry of Finance

Photo of the Day

Introduction

America's major metro area downtowns welcomed double-digit population growth in the decade ending 2010, more than double the rate of growth for their overall cities, according to the U.S. Census. As more Americans, particularly college-educated young adults ages 25 to 34, opt for urban lifestyles, …

Teens

Lilly Pulitzer’s Most Iconic Photos

Flower Power<p>Fashion designer and socialite Lilly Pulitzer passed away on Sunday at age 81, leaving behind a legacy of brightly colored printed shift …

Trippy, Gorgeous Photos of Salt Mines

By the numbers: How America tallies its 11.1 million undocumented immigrants

The debate over how to deal with the approximately 11 million individuals living in the United States without authorization - including the argument over whether to call them “illegal” or “undocumented” - is perhaps the most politically tricky aspect of the sprawling immigration policy overhaul …

Oscar Pistorius: family hits out at attacks on relatives of Reeva Steenkamp

The family of Oscar Pistorius have spoken out against attacks on the family of his murdered girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on social media websites, saying they are "deeply disturbed" by such treatment.<p>"The disregard that is being shown by some - specifically those commenting via social media - for …

Ryan Says He's 'Cautiously Optimistic' On A Bipartisan Budget Deal

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan tells NPR that he's "cautiously optimistic" that a budget deal can be reached with the White House.<p>Speaking to NPR a day after President Obama unveiled a 2014 budget proposal that includes cuts to Social Security and Medicare, as well as tax increases and …

VO2 and the Low-But-Normal Thyroid

Speculation is swirling about the use of thyroid medication by athletes.<p>I posted a couple of weeks ago aboutwhether and how endurance training affects thyroid function -- concluding with more questions than answers. Since then, the topic has lit up, first with a blog entry by steepler Anthony …

The Science of What We Do (and Don’t) Know About Data Visualization

Visualization is easy, right? After all, it’s just some colorful shapes and a few text labels. But things are more complex than they seem, largely due to the the ways we see and digest charts, graphs, and other data-driven images. While scientifically-backed studies do exist, there are actually …

BlackBerry 10 launch by the numbers: Over 50% returns, 71% of people don’t want under any circumstances, 83% of Americans unaware it even launched (Updated)

Six years after Apple took the smartphone industry by surprise with its release of the iPhone, former market leader BlackBerry Limited, or <i>RIM</i> as it called itself until just recently, launched what some consider to be a true iPhone competitor.<p>The problem is that almost no one has seemed to notice. A …

Detroit Lions Sign Norwegian Kicker Havard Rugland to Compete with David Akers

The Detroit Lions have acquired Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland, the "Kickalicious" Internet phenomenon.<p>According to Tim Twentyman of Lions.com, Rugland was brought in on Thursday:<p>The team signed Norwegian kicking sensation Havard Rugland to a contract Thursday to compete for their kicking job left …

Tips For Living Frugally & Saving Drive Space On A Tiny Mac SSD [Feature]

<b>Tip</b>: Run Rdio or Spotify on your desktop machine first so they can scan your local libraries.<p>One of the biggest space hogs on a computer is photos.<p>One essential Dropbox trick you need to know: Turn off the Camera Uploads folder in the Selective Sync preferences.<p>Next time you’re about to save …

Personal Finance

Analyst: iPhone 5S Will Have Larger Camera, New Fingerprint Technology, Same Screen Size

Topeka analyst Brian White today issued a new research note summarizing his thoughts on the phone he calls the iPhone 5S, expected to be released this summer. Most notably, he seems to have reversed his prior assertion that the next iPhone will have multiple screen sizes, noting that at a trade …

Beckham Says Ronaldo Not on Same Level as Messi

Even though Real Madrid and Barcelona have managed to avoid each other in the Champions League draw thus far, the football world is always eager to compare the skills and prowess of megastars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.<p>Former England international and Real Madrid superstar David Beckham …

The class of 2013 is seeing the highest salaries since the Great Recession (even sociology majors)

It’s about time.<p>American graduates are seeing better salaries and first-job prospects than any year since the recession wiped away millions of jobs, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.<p>Health-science majors, from public health to physical therapists<b>,</b> are …

Salaries & Wages

NPR's Talk of the Nation Is Signing Off

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"East Coast liberal elites" have lost another outlet for their opinions now that National Public …

Consumer Spending Rose 0.7 Percent In February; Higher Gas Prices A Factor

There was a slightly larger-than-expected increase of 0.7 percent in consumer spending from January to February, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says.<p>Higher gasoline prices, though, were much of the reason for the rise. According to the bureau, if spending is adjusted for inflation the increase was …

Walmart Vs. Amazon: It's About To Get Interesting

In the case of Walmart Vs. Amazon, it’s about to get interesting.<p>Let’s put aside the much discussed news leak that Walmart is considering using its own shoppers as delivery people, providing some kind of incentive to drop off online orders on their way home from the store.<p>It’s not likely to happen, …

Flipboard 2.0 Update: Create Your Own Magazines & More

The <b>Flipboard iPad app</b> has had a major update today, to Version 2.0. There are a host of new features in this update, but the one that is rightly grabbing headlines is the ability to create your own magazines within the app.<p>Creating Flipboard magazines is easy and fun, and I’m sure this is going to …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac: Use iClouDrive To Access Your Files Like Dropbox [OS X Tips]

Remember iDisk? It was a great feature of the otherwise forgettable MobileMe service, and it let you access your free Apple-provided internet disk space just like Dropbox or Google Drive do now.<p>Interestingly, you can make iCloud work the same way, with a little app called iClouDrive, from Zibity …

Operating Systems

How Training Partners Boost Health

Running’s health benefits likely amplified when we log miles with others.<p>Training partners can push us to new paces and longer workouts. But perhaps the greatest benefit of running with others is the camaraderie, particularly as we get older.<p>That's the takeaway of two separate but related studies …

Apple ‘Pushing Hard’ for Summer Release of New ‘iRadio’ Music Streaming Service

- Mar 29, 2013<p>We’ve heard a lot of reports about Apple’s rumored streaming radio service lately – and many of those reports have come from credible …

The Best and Worst Teammates for the NFL's First Openly Gay Player

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A big week for gay rights in Washington was a big one for the entertainment world, too, and it looks …

Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees

March was a good month for Google. Its market capitalization breached a record high $260 billion. Since its IPO in 2004, its shares have soared over 900%. The company’s success stems from its continuous innovation and it extraordinary management practices. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of …

How Fat Distribution Affects Performance

Women with less abdominal fat might be better at using fat as energy source.<p>It's well-known that having much of your fat in your abdominal area is worse than having the same amount more evenly distributed. A high concentration of abdominal fat has been linked to increased risk of heart disease and …

Google's Favorite Psychologist Has Some Advice About Motivation

Psychologist<p>He says "the greatest untapped source of motivation" is focusing on how our work contributes to other people, as opposed to the obvious levers of self-interest.<p>This is coming from the youngest-tenured and best-rated professor at Wharton. According to Google's "people analytics" head …

Personal Hygiene