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Impostor Syndrome leaves most tech workers feeling like a fake

Feeling like a hack is more common than you might think. In fact, 58 percent of people with technology-focused careers suffer from Impostor Syndrome, according to a new informal study from workplace social media site Blind.<p>Impostor Syndrome was first defined in 1978 by psychologists Pauline R. …

Amazon

America's Real Economy: It Isn't Booming

Ostensibly, for the past ten years, our economy has been recovering from the 2008 collapse. During the past few years, our comeback seems to have gained momentum. All the official indicators say we’re back in boom times, with a bull market, low unemployment and steady job growth. But there is an …

Financial Services

U.S. Household Wealth Is Experiencing An Unsustainable Bubble

Since the dark days of the Great Recession in 2009, America has experienced one of the most powerful household wealth booms in its history. Household wealth has ballooned by approximately $46 trillion or 83% to an all-time high of $100.8 trillion. While most people welcome and applaud a wealth boom …

House Prices

LG’s new wearable robot is a connected exoskeleton that gives you just a hint of superpowers

LG Electronics has announced the development of a connected robotic suit that won’t turn you into Iron Man but will help you do stuff like lift heavy boxes. And while we can imagine all sorts of fun and fantastic uses, LG says it’s mainly for assisting with manual labor at factories and …

Robotics

A New Home for $90,000? Manufactured Housing Is Making a Comeback

While others walked away from manufactured homes, Don Glisson Jr. stuck around.<p>He’s seen the industry’s ups and downs in his 36 years working at …

Elizabeth Warren Put a Stake in the Ground. We Should Pay Close Attention.

If corporations want to be treated like people then they should be punished like them, too.<p>It is not often that you see a politician put a stake in the ground, run a big bright flag up it, and declare that this is where I stand, dammit. This is what Senator Professor Warren, a daughter of Oklahoma, …

U.S. Pursues One of the Biggest Mortgage-Fraud Probes Since the Financial Crisis

Owners of an apartment complex near Pittsburgh, who wanted to take out a mortgage on the buildings, allegedly made vacant units look occupied by turning on radios, placing shoes and mats outside doors and in one instance having a woman tell inspectors her boyfriend was asleep inside.<p>The owners …

Elizabeth Warren unveils bold new plan to reshape American capitalism

Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator tipped as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, has unveiled new plans for legislation aimed at reining in big corporations, redistributing wealth, and giving workers and local communities a bigger say.<p>Warren will introduce the bill dubbed the …

Social Work

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Light from digital devices triggers creation of toxic molecule in the retina that can cause macular degeneration<p>Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US …

Macular Degeneration

Many Americans Still Feel the Sting of Lost Wealth

The financial crisis and the Great Recession were absolutely devastating for the wealth of middle- and lower-income Americans. A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis shows just how big of a hit they took:<p>Hurt More at the Bottom, Recovered Less<p>Change in index of household …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Shadow Rulers of the VA

How Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter and two other Mar-a-Lago cronies are secretly shaping the Trump administration’s veterans</b> …

Mar-a-Lago

Sea Scallop Risotto

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat chicken stock in a saucepan over medium-high until steaming but not boiling; reduce heat to low to keep warm.<p>Step 2<p>Heat 2 …

Recipes

This Housing Price Spike Is Different

In cities nationwide, home prices are at or above their pre-recession levels. But it’s no bubble.<p>Housing prices are cooking. Across the nation, the price of homes is rising faster than the rate of inflation—in some places by a factor of three. That’s true of high-cost cities such as Seattle and San …

The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market

Ten years after the housing collapse during the Great Recession, a new and different housing crisis has emerged.<p>Back then, people were losing their homes as home values crashed and homeowners went underwater. Today, home values have rebounded, but people who want to buy a new home are often priced …

San Francisco

Never-Trump Republicans raise the ‘W’ word

By Jennifer Rubin<p>Jennifer Rubin<p>Opinion writer reporting from a center-right perspective<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>Republicans for the Rule of Law, a new conservative group seeking to push back against President Trump and Trumpism and defend democratic norms and institutions, is out with a new ad:<p>…

Donald Trump

People with depression have low blood levels of this stuff

People with depression have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine, according to a new study.<p>“[Depression is] the No. 1 reason for …

Depression

Accidents at Amazon: workers left to suffer after warehouse injuries

Vickie Shannon Allen, 49, started working at Amazon as a counter in a fulfillment warehouse at Haslet, Texas, in May 2017. At first, like many employees, Allen was excited by the idea of working for one of the fastest growing corporations in the world. That feeling dissipated quickly after a few …

Technology (Australia)

CHARTS: Why the cost of renting is a better measure of housing demand

If property prices are rising, it is commonly assumed we must be facing a shortage of supply relative to demand. So if we’re ever going to reduce …

What Economists Still Don’t Get About the 2008 Crisis

Macroeconomics tends to advance — or, at least, to change — one crisis at a time. The Great Depression discredited the idea that economies were basically self-correcting, and the following decades saw the development of Keynesian theory and the use of fiscal stimulus. The stagflation of the 1970s …

Keynesian 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 …

Private Sector

The Urbanist Case for Trailer Parks

You want density and affordability? You should want manufactured housing. Too bad it’s often illegal.<p>Earlier this summer, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University released its annual report on the state of housing affordability in America. The findings aren’t pretty. According to …

Want Less-Biased Decisions? Use Algorithms.

A quiet revolution is taking place. In contrast to much of the press coverage of artificial intelligence, this revolution is not about the ascendance of a sentient android army. Rather, it is characterized by a steady increase in the automation of traditionally human-based decision processes …

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games

Neural networks have garnered all the headlines, but a much more powerful approach is waiting in the wings.<p>With all the excitement over neural …

Deep Learning

The Best Way to Wipe Your Butt, According to the Experts

Curtis Asbury, MD sees it all the time. A patient comes in with blotchy, red, irritated rectum and insists they’re not doing anything unusual. …

Cleaning

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Full time minimum wage workers can't afford the rent on a 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in the USA

In the US, states and cities have their own minimum wages, keyed to the local cost of living -- but every one of these minimum wages is insufficient …

Midcentury-Inspired Homes in This Texas Community Start in the Low $300Ks

Starlight Village, a new housing community in Leander, Texas, offers eight models that combine midcentury flair with modern convenience.<p>"Inspired by the Space Race and growing up in Air Force base housing, my husband, Michael, and I dreamed up a neighborhood built entirely of midcentury modern …

New approach to immunotherapy leads to complete response in breast cancer patient unresponsive to other treatments

New approach is a modified form of adoptive cell transfer.

Blloc Phone: Your Minimalist Smartphone

The Blloc Phone is a simple and minimalist phone that merges power saving operating system with a proficient hardware and simple to use messaging …

Gear & Gadgets