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If you want to be a millionaire, it's better to be a software engineer than a pro athlete

There's no question being an elite pro athlete pays very, very well.<p>But consider this: The career span for an athlete is short and the rank-and-file pros don't get paid nearly so much as the top players. In the NFL, the average career length is 3.5 years with the lifetime earning potential of …

Don’t make New Year’s resolutions this year. Redesign your life instead, Stanford professor says.

Throughout our lives, there will be moments when we’ll find ourselves stuck or worried that we’ve fallen short of our potential and greatest ambitions. We might find ourselves fantasizing over a different career or another partner, wondering if it is too late to change.<p>In their new book, “Designing …

The Best Books We Read in 2016

The Atlantic’s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p><b>Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky</b><p><i>Roadside Picnic</i> is a book about aliens in which no aliens appear. Rather, one character hypothesizes, aliens seemed to have …

Books

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Paul Krugman: This election will come down to the “racial animus” and “the rage of white men”

<b>(AP/Lai Seng Sin)</b><p>The only “sure thing” about the upcoming election, he argued, is that “it’s going to be ugly”<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>June 10, 2016 11:47am (UTC)<p>In his Friday New York Times column, economist Paul Krugman discussed the likely role that "horizontal inequality" -- that is, inequality …

40 New York Millionaires Ask State to Raise Their Taxes

Forty millionaires have written an open letter to New York state legislators asking for their taxes to be raised.<p>The group, composed of people who …

To Counter Trumpism, Let's Press the Senate to Confirm Judge Garland

Whatever dwindling hope remained that Trumpism would somehow magically go away just got two more blows in the last few days. First, Donald Trump got a hero's welcome at AIPAC. Then, Trump exploited a terrorist attack in Brussels to generate headlines with calls for purported "tough guy" measures …

New York City Just Took A Huge Step To Tackle Obscenely High Rents

Almost all city council members supported the mayor's affordable housing proposal, but critics say it doesn't go far enough.<p>Two significant components of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) affordable housing plan won the approval of City Council Tuesday after months of negotiating, changes …

Burundi and the Responsibilities of the African Union

<i>By Linda-Ann Akanvou</i><p>After a long civil war, Burundi seemed on the path to recovery until April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run for a third term. Since then, the country has become immersed in a deep social and political crisis. For the past year, Human Rights Watch has …

The New Way That Walmart Is Ruining America's Small Towns

Walmart is toying with towns around the country.<p>When a Walmart comes to town, the local economic framework is immediately thrown into turmoil. Many …

Stacey Dash Won’t Back Down After Backlash Over Comments on BET and Racial Equality: ‘Anything That Promotes Segregation Is Bad!’

Actress Stacey Dash is fighting back against the severe backlash that arose after she gave her opinion regarding the #OscarsSoWhite controversy Wednesday.<p>In a follow-up blog post published Thursday, Dash, 49, defended her remarks that she gave when she appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” …

The Man Who Plays the Bear that Attacks Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant Is Speaking Out

<i>The Revenant</i> has been making waves in the movie world since its Christmas day release, particularly for the hyper-realistic scene in which Leonardo …

How the World’s Butcher Shops Link Farm to Plate

Even the the most avid meat eaters would agree: animal butchery isn’t pretty. It’s bloody, it’s messy, and it requires confronting death—not to mention the ecological and potential health effects of a meat-heavy diet.<p>Watching a butcher in action also means considering our relationship with other …

Agriculture

A Kansas Lawmaker Banned Female Witnesses from Wearing 'Inappropriate' Clothing

"Oh, for crying out loud."<p>Kansas state Senator Mitch Holmes, a Republican and chairman of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, apparently can't focus on what a woman is saying when she is dressed in a manner that he finds sexually provocative, so he has issued a new code of conduct for women …

Make Room in Your Makeup Bag: The 10 Best Eyeshadows You Need to Try Now

For when you just don't have the energy for another cat eye.<p>No more hemming and hawing at the beauty counter: here are the best eyeshadows that are worth the precious space in your makeup bag, from creamy eyeshadow pots to super-saturated color palettes. Plus, some of the best metallics, shimmery …

Makeup

We Tried the Foundation That's Supposed to Work on Any Skin Tone

We've been noticing a common theme on many beauty bloggers' Snapchat stories recently. They're absolutely raving about one foundation: <b>Elcie Micro Silque Foundation</b>, which was created by Los Angeles–based makeup artist Lilit Caradanian last year. "The average consumer is really confused about what …

Skip the New Year's Resolutions: 5 Tips to Have a Happy Life

<i>Photo credit to Alyssa Braver</i><p>As another year passes and a new one begins, it is only natural to think about how you can improve your life. Many of us try to start this journey of self improvement by making New Year's resolutions. We vow that this year will be the year that we will succeed in …

Why Millennial Feminists Don’t Like Hillary

Regardless of the cheers for her SNL skit this weekend, for many young women, Hillary Clinton isn’t feminist enough. How can she win them over?<p>In …

Why Women Should Bow Out of Hookup Culture

Dr. Wendy Walsh on how old-wave sexual liberation fits a lot like '80s shoulder pads.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues! All throughout October, clinical psychologist Dr. Wendy Walsh will help you untangle your heartstrings with just the right amount of tough (science-backed) love.</b><p>Shoulder pads are what …

Vigilantism

Drugstore Buys Makeup Artists Can’t Get Enough Of | Makeup.com

You <i>know</i> our thoughts on drugstore makeup. C’mon, why spend $100 when you can spend $10. Of course, we’ve made exceptions for the classics that are a …

Makeup

Meet the New Site That Wants to Take the Legwork out of Instagram-Stalking for You

semaine site<p>There was a time when the suggestion of “lifestyle curation” would have provoked, at best, a bewildered shrug, and at worst, a seething diatribe against "millennials." That time is not 2015. These days, one does not fill a closet, decorate an apartment, or even “blog”: One <i>curates</i>. And …

Brazil downgraded to junk rating by S&P, deepening woes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's downgraded Brazil's credit rating to junk grade on Wednesday, further hampering President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to regain investors' trust and pull Latin America's largest economy out of recession.<p>The faster-than-anticipated downgrade from investment …

New Justice Dept. policy aims to get tough on Wall Street fraud

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department issued a new policy Wednesday that made the prosecution of Wall Street executives involved in financial fraud a major priority, all but acknowledging nagging criticism that powerful corporate figures have escaped criminal charges in favor of giant monetary …

Wall Street

21 Must-Read Fall Books

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>21 Must-Read Fall Books<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

119 of 193 UN member states gathered at general assembly vote yes to resolution<p>Palestine’s flag will fly at UN headquarters after the general assembly overwhelmingly approved a Palestinian resolution, infuriating Israel with a move that Palestinians described as a step toward UN membership.<p>There …

Israel

Best Seats In the House: NYFW Spring 2016 Front Row

Plus, see all of the best front row looks from the past week.<p>See who's sitting front row at New York Fashion Week's most exclusive shows and what they wore.

Michael Kors

The Busy Girl Guide to NYFW: 5 Must-See Instagrams from Day 1

Even with Instagram curating the best of the best snaps from New York Fashion Week this year, it’s almost impossible to keep up with the fashion hustle and bustle if you’re not dedicating your entire news feed to #NYFW. Over the course of these next nine days, new trends will emerge on runways, …