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The failure of negative interest rates is a devastating intellectual defeat for conservatives

That lesson will be difficult for conservatives to swallow. It was the right — Thatcher and Reagan, specifically — who convinced us all back in the 1980s that conducting economics via central bank monetary policy and not through fiscal government spending was the correct course.<p>Now, with the …

The Cruel, Unrelenting, Back-Breaking, Knee-Busting Anti-Logic of the NBA Schedule

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 29 NBA Body Analytics Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>TO THE UNTRAINED EYE</b>, Kristaps Porzingis looked fresh and …

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Why a die-hard mechanical watch lover can't get the Apple Watch off his wrist after one year — and why that matters

In April of last year, Apple launched the Apple Watch, with a design by Jony Ive and Marc Newson.<p>Ever since Apple first announced the existence of the Apple Watch, there has been considerable speculation about what effect it might have on the health of mechanical horology, and whether or not it, …

34 Wonderful Products For People Who Hate Clutter

Nobody ever said "I regret organizing my house."<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

How To Schedule SMS Text Messages On iPhone [No Jailbreak Required]

Here's how to schedule and automatically send SMS text messages from your iPhone. No jailbreak is required for this. Works with all iOS versions.<br>[ …

The Food Lab: Here's Why McDonald's Burgers Don't Rot

Like Rolling Stones farewell tours or the McRib, every few years they seem to come back. I'm talking about those ready-made-for-reposting, viral-friendly photographs of McDonald's food that doesn't seem to ever rot. It started back in 2008, when Karen Hanrahan shared a photograph of a McDonald's …

9 sneaky psychology tricks companies use to get you to buy stuff

1/<p>Priming<p>It's well-known in psychology that being exposed to one idea or concept can affect your response to another, related thing. For example, …

Stephen Colbert takes on #CoinGate: “The Democrats picked the winner last night the same way roommates decide who has to drive to Taco Bell”

By winning six straight coin tosses, Colbert suggested, Hillary’s luck might be in demand at the Super Bowl<p>Sarah Burris<p>February 3, 2016 11:50am (UTC)<p>The results finally came in for the Iowa caucuses and it was time for the comedy shows to celebrate. Stephen Colbert, like many of us, was amazed so …

How to use the robot AI that is becoming the bane of telemarketers

Instead of just hanging up every time “Sharon, your local Google specialist” calls, one person decided to create an artificial intelligence that is …

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RANKED: The 10 worst movies to win the best picture Oscar — and what should have won

But the Academy voters don't always get it right. Tucked away in the 89 years of Oscar ceremonies are best picture winners that quickly vanish from the zeitgeist, never to be heard from again. That's often because they weren't as good as originally thought.<p>Here we look back on the 10 most …

A Phil Jackson tactic helps Tyronn Lue keep the Cavs winning

INDIANAPOLIS -- A body wracked with injuries from his playing days -- three knee surgeries, two of them of the microfracture variety -- already had …

The 62 richest people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population

Timed to coincide with this week's gathering of many of the super-rich at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, the report calls for urgent action to deal with a trend showing that 1% of people own more wealth than the other 99% combined.<p>Oxfam said that the wealth of the poorest 50% dropped by …

#853: Peak Sand from Planet Money

Episode Info<p>Episode Info: Sand. It's in buildings, windows, your cell phone. But there isn't enough in the world for everyone. And that's created a …

Amazon is cutting out middlemen to stop bleeding billions in shipping costs

Amazon China is now registered to deliver its own products to seaports for ocean shipping, part of a bid to cork the costly task of moving packages around the world.<p>Documents show Amazon submitted its paperwork in November 2015, as first reported by FlexPort. Amazon confirmed it registered for …

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Japan’s decluttering guru says she is on a mission to 'organise the world'

Interview: Marie Kondo, Japan’s superstar tidying guru, tells the Telegraph how Shintoism influenced her methods - and how life with a new baby has not dented her devotion to order<p>She has revolutionised underwear drawers around the world, likes to thank belongings for their service before binning …

The US economy is nowhere near a recession

After the worst 10-day start to a year ever, investors are anxious about not just the prospects for financial markets but the US economy as a whole.<p>And now, people are talking about recession.<p>In an email on Friday, Torsten Sløk, chief international economist at Deutsche Bank, wrote, "Over the past …

A lead developer just quit bitcoin, saying it 'failed'

Hearn, one of five senior developers who has spent more than five years working on the web-based currency, said he would no longer be taking part in development.<p>"Despite knowing that bitcoin could fail all along, the now inescapable conclusion that it has failed still saddens me greatly," Hearn …

Yewande Finds Her Super Power from The Sporkful

Show Info<p>Episode Info<p>Episode Info: A chef working in the US as an undocumented immigrant cooks to stay connected to her home. But what happens when …

What Does Your State Buy the Most on eBay?

Nobody loves a Roomba quite like the people of Delaware.<p>From 2013 to 2014, the nation's "first state" has been the top consumer of robotic vacuums …

Graphic Design Trends Fading in 2015

To say that graphics are the fabrication of visual statement won’t be wrong at all. It is an art of combining ideas, pictures as well as texts into …

Facebook Is Keeping You From Being Happy, Study Suggests

We don't like this.<p>Facebook is ruining all of our lives.<p>Okay, so that's not completely true, but a new study from the cheerily-named Happiness Research Institute suggests that staying off Facebook can actually make you happier.<p>Not that this isn't something we haven't already heard before. Many …

Are Evangelicals Losing Faith in Trump?

Many leaders of the church have already denounced the billionaire’s non-Christlike antics and now others may be following suit.<p>One of the many great mysteries of the 2016 primary season so far has been the fact that evangelicals love Donald Trump. As Jonathan Merritt wrote last month, “Trump is …

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Time Warner Cable will test internet-only TV in NYC next week

If you want cable TV without the cable box, Time Warner Cable may have something for you soon. Reliable sources tell Engadget that starting Monday, Time Warner Cable will beta test a version of its TWC TV service made available for the company's internet-only customers living in New York City. …

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Doomsday forecasts

IT IS not only wild-eyed prognosticators, in lonely towers with an owl for company, who predict the exact date of the end of the world. It has been …

10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity

I've written about how millennials are leaving organized religion and its associated anti-LGBT animus in droves. As a result, the only religions holding on to membership (barely) are ones with super-high birth rates and very conservative views. In the process, conservative faiths are becoming …

5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on Crew blog.</i><p>It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our own worst enemies.<p>Maintaining a growth mindset isn’t a matter of walking up a staircase one small step at a …

NBC Hated ‘The Chinese Restaurant’ And Other Facts And Easter Eggs About The ‘Seinfeld’ Classic

Dear Los Angeles friends: If you’re ever near Fairfax Avenue, do us a favor, stop by Genghis Cohen and give the maître d’ a big hug. They’re the responsible party.<p>One of <i>Seinfeld</i>‘s most iconic episodes, “The Chinese Restaurant,” was dreamt up by the great and ornery Larry David as he and the show’s …

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20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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The Future of College?

A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right?<p>On a Friday morning in April, I strapped on a headset, leaned into a …