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MAPPED: Where the working class can't afford to live

The national conversation in the U.S. is focused squarely on improving the lives of people in the working class. The debate revolves around exactly how to do that.<p>Politicians and pundits have all sorts of ideas, from efforts to save jobs, create tax cuts, subsidize housing, and provide universal …

Housing

Striking photos of America's child laborers reveal what work was like a century ago

The first Labor Day was celebrated Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. It was made a federal holiday in 1984, just days after federal troops ended the bloody Pullman strike.<p>The origins of the holiday — springing from Industrial Revolution-era clashes between workers and employers— have …

Library of Congress

Improve your life by making huge decisions with a coin toss

FACING a difficult decision? Toss a coin. It will change your life.<p>This is the message from a new working paper, by Steven Levitt of the University …

The US Air Force hopes to recruit you with a virtual reality game

The US Air Force has an interesting dilemma: how do you convey the thrill of flying a fighter jet to potential recruits without taking them on a very expensive trip? Virtual reality, apparently. The military branch is teaming up with Reel FX on Air Force Performance Lab, a recruiting "experience" …

The 33 Directories Every Start-Up Should Be Registered On

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth at Twoodo building the future of teamwork. He’s also a Growth Evangelist at Growth Tribe. Follow him on Twitter or G+. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>If you subscribe to the notion, “build it and they will come” then you can stop reading here. If, …

Startups

The real truth about FinTech startups…

Nouveau FinTech: The new wave of consumer-centric companies tackling the old financial ecosystem.<p><i>Originally published: August 2014, update</b> …

Here Are The Companies That Presented At Y Combinator Demo Day 1

It’s that time again! Today was Demo Day 1 (of 2) for Y Combinator’s Winter 2015 class — when investors and reporters get their first in-person look at many of the startups that YC has been incubating for the past few months.<p>Want to see what debuted? We’ll have a list of our favorites soon — but if …