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Pay No Attention to Money-Losing Casinos. Let’s Build More Casinos

Increased competition is making it more difficult for casinos to keep locals employed and pass along hefty payments to host states—which are the two …

There’s Now a College Course About Beyoncé at Rutgers University

Is Beyoncé a feminist? Is she objectifying or empowering herself by donning that skimpy outfit? Why is there that line referring to a famous incident …

3 Ways to Save Thailand's Election From Disaster

Residents in Bangkok are on edge. After four years of tenuous peace in the capital, Bangkok appears poised for another round of violence this …

Amazon Prime Price Hike Could Be a Major Mistake

Amazon has long been given the benefit of the doubt by investors, who have been content to forgo profits as long as Amazon has proven that it is …

The Millennials Are All Right

Toddlers, it seems, are taking selfies. And the trend is kicking off a new round of debate about how technology affects our children.<p>The fear for …

San Francisco's 1 Percent: Tech Wealth's Displacement Effect

The numbers don’t lie. The median monthly rent in San Francisco has jumped 27% since 2011 — from $2726 to $3475. No-fault evictions have doubled from …

NFL Coaches Are Too Chicken for Their Own Good

“Going for it on fourth down, statistically, helps you win games.”<p>That’s Kevin Kelley, head football coach at Little Rock, Arkansas’s Pulaski …

Making Peace With Failure: A Love Story

Allegedly, it is life at its best when we are succeeding and life at its worse when we are failing. How do we define success and failure? How do we come to have such a strong attachment to success and a deep aversion to failure? How does our relationship to success and failure define our …

The Tragedy of Philip Seymour Hoffman: How We Can Prevent Overdose Deaths

The suspected overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is hitting millions of people, including myself, like a tsunami today. The story keeps unfolding and the tragedy just keeps compounding. Recent reports are suggesting that he was discovered with a needle in his arm and bags of a substance …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Congress Is Now Mostly A Millionaires’ Club

Congress is loaded, if you weren’t already aware.<p>The Center for Responsive Politics analyzed the personal financial disclosure data from 2012 of the …

If I'm Bored, You Must Be Bored

<b>By Kristi Law</b><p>The first day of my first year in the Magnet program in 2002, I said to the students, "All right, guys. I want to see what you can do. Take a few minutes and write for me." One of the boys came up and said, "Well, Mrs. Law, I would like to write about a guy who travels to another …

Teaching

Alaska Takes Step to Becoming Next State to Legalize Marijuana

Advocates for legalizing marijuana say that Colorado and Washington were just the beginning, and it’s looking like Alaska may be next. On Wednesday, …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

5 China Attractions Are Mapped But Not Very Accessible

Chinese internet company Tencent now boasts the mapping service with the most comprehensive on-the-ground photography in China (akin to Google’s …

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

<b>Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers.</b><p>The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.<p>The team at the University …

Pregnancy

The war over “Wolf of Wall Street”

Does Scorsese’s would-be masterpiece glorify greed and debauchery or attack them? And how do we know for sure?<p>Here we are again: How does Martin Scorsese feel about Jordan Belfort, the debauched penny-stock tycoon played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who never quite receives his just deserts in “The Wolf …

This activity tracker lives in your shoe's insole

We're still several days out from CES, and we've already seen previews of a couple of fitness tracking devices. It's far, far too early to start talking overall trends for the show, but it seems pretty safe to suggest that we'll be seeing even more before the week is out. At the very least, …

NSA Trying To Develop Computer Program To Break Encryption Software: Report

Jan 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether they are used to protect other nations' spying programs or consumers' bank accounts, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.<p>The report, which the …