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Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

Economists traditionally use Gross Domestic Product to measure economic progress. If GDP is rising, the economy is good and the nation is moving forward. If GDP is falling, the economy is in trouble and the nation is losing ground. From a strictly numerical perspective, GDP provides an …

Coffee is at its cheapest in three years (but your latte isn’t)

Coffee futures on IntercontinentalExchange, the commodities trading market, for arabica beans (not the cheaper, nastier robusta) traded below $1.30 per pound today for the first time since March 5, 2010. That continues a decline in prices since the April 29, 2011 high of $2.99 per pound.<p>This …

Coffee

Guatemala's Rios Montt guilty of genocide

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of the genocide of more than 1,700 indigenous Ixil Mayans during his 1982-83 rule.<p>A three-judge panel issued the verdict Friday, one day after the conclusion of the trial. The court sentenced Rios Montt, 86, to 80 years in prison.<p>The …

Growth in Africa to Outpace World Average

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to reach 5 percent on average over the next three years, outpacing global growth, as a result of high …

World Bank

Chinese officials shirk austerity to hold secret sauna parties

Faced with a strict edict to embrace austerity, China's officials have had to resort to ever more creative ways to lead the high life.<p>Xi Jinping, <b>China's</b> news president, has repeatedly warned that the graft and gluttony of the country's free-spending officials could bring down the Communist …

China

How to Wire an Outlet | The Art of Manliness

<i>This is a guest post by Ethan Hagan from One Project Closer. Check out some of his other manly contributions like How to Install a Toilet.</i><p>Being able …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>Our Legacy joins the fray.<p>By Tyler Watamanuk1 day agoView More<p>Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee …

We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage …

U.S. Politics

Processing power

TRANQUIL and picturesque, Friesland in northern Germany might seem an unlikely spot for an experiment in digital politics. Its population is ageing, …

Create a Modern Concrete Stool for $5

You don't have to break the bank to furnish an in-home bar. It's easy to create some great looking stools with just a few dollars worth of …

Net Impact's Army for Good and the Rise of the Enlightened Merchant

Here’s a prediction: Soon, 1/5th of the S&P 500 will be driven by purpose, not profit. Think that’s unlikely? Today, 72% of consumers would prefer to support a brand that contributes a part of their profits to a good cause. There is a clear demand for purpose driven products and proof that …

Who Will Argentina's President Follow Now That Chavez Is Gone?

Bolivarian minds think alike, and Kirchner has copied many of Venezuela's policies for her own country.<p>What's a woman to do when her political boyfriend passes away?<p>The scene outside of the Venezuelan Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina the day after Hugo Chavez died was highly symbolic of Cristina …

Kofi Annan claims it is too late for outside intervention in Syria

Syria's civil war cannot be resolved by outside meddling as the regime and the rebels are committed to the fight for control of the divided state, Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general has said.<p>Mr Annan said he believed that Western powers had left it too late to intervene effectively in the …

Middle East

Homeland Security seeks student hackers to help counter cyberthreats

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is out to find some 600 'hackers for good,' but sequester cuts are derailing recruiting drives to build …

Awaiting Official Legalized Pot System, Wash., Colo., Businesses Test Law's Limits

In Washington and Colorado, where the personal use of marijuana has been legalized, the fledgling pot industry is beginning to take shape.<p>While both …

"How Can I Tell the Difference Between Navy Blue and Black Clothes?"

<i>Introducing the first installment in a new column where we provide the answers to your most pressing sartorial inquiries. Tweet with the hashtag #ESQuestion to tell us what you want to know.</i><p><b>Is it navy or is it black?</b> Seems like a simple question, but as any guy who's ever tried to distinguish …