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The War Over Poverty: A Deep Divide On How To Help

<b>Listen · 3:57</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>All this week, Majority Leader Harry Reid declared over and over on the Senate floor that there's a downside to the recovering economy.<p>"It's true," he said. "The rich are getting a lot richer, and the poor are getting poorer."<p>That observation may …

How to Always Be Getting Smarter | Inc.com

As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe that emailing our users about how fun our games …

Neuroscience

US fast-food workers stage nationwide strike

<b>Fast-food restaurant workers across the US are staging a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.</b><p>Walkouts were reported in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and also Detroit, Michigan; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>Organisers hoped workers in as many as 100 cities will …

Fast Food

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in genetically blocking two proteins that control the …

I didn't vote, but I'm not worried about it

Democracy is about more than just elections. I'm pleased to see a growing debate about the nature of the democratic system<p>I failed to vote on Tuesday. It seems a bit absurd given that I studied politics and work in journalism, but the truth is, I'm not really that worried about it. It isn't that I …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

Pro-Confederate Protesters in Richmond Rally in Support of the Flag

In addition to mounting flags on highways, the 'Virginia Flaggers' also gather every week to protest a museum that doesn't share their fondness for …

Why Do Women Want Men to Change?

Men and women truly want to work more successfully with each other, but we're unsure how. We often have difficulty reading each other's intentions and understanding each other's behavior. We're trying our best to work together effectively and find greater happiness in our personal lives, but we're …

10 Must-Read Books for November

The eleventh month on the calendar finds us doing more reading inside while curling up under blankets, drinking hot beverages, and if you’re lucky, …

Try It Now

Friday We'll Get Some Big Time Data On What Really Happened To The Economy During The Shutdown

What happened to the U.S. economy in October is a crucial question, since A) The economy may have already started slowing going into the month and B) we had the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis. So how much of a setback will we have seen?<p>On Thursday we got a weird clue. The Chicago PMI …

Candy Sales Are Flat; The Industry Blames The Weather

Halloween candy sales have been flat over the last few years. And candy makers point to several reasons, including one I hadn't thought of: bad weather.<p>"The past two years have been plagued with major weather disruptions in key celebration regions," Jenn Ellek of the National Confectioners …

Marvin Gaye family sues Robin Thicke over Blurred Lines

<b>Marvin Gaye's family have sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copyright infringement over their hit song Blurred Lines.</b><p>Three of Gaye's children have filed legal papers accusing them of copying elements of the song Got To Give It Up.<p>They are seeking damages and a portion of Blurred Lines' …

Soul Music

Why Kids Are Losing Interest in Baseball

Baseball as we know it today is a disciplined, specialized, unapologetically grueling game better suited to grown-ups.<p>Every October, as World Series drama unfolds, parents lament that their kids don’t care about baseball.<p>Their concern is hardly unfounded: Baseball has, indeed, lost its edge with …

One in 10 girls has a child before the age of 15 in these six countries

Child pregnancy is serious global problem, and in some developing countries it’s only getting worse, according to a new report released by the United Nations on Wednesday (Oct. 30).<p>The UN’s annual State of the World Population for 2013, titled Motherhood in Childhood (pdf), highlights a number of …

Demographics

I Want to Die a Wealthy Man

When I die, I am not going to make a mental tally of how much money I have made over the course of my life. I am not going to count the number of important hands that I have shaken, or cocktail party niceties I have exchanged. I am not going to mull over the perceived slights I might have felt over …

Money Is Not Special

Prior to changing paths and moving to Hollywood, I had a whole other life in the Silicon Valley as a securities lawyer, a consultant, an investment banker and an Internet executive. I've spent a lot of time around a lot of money. The one thing I learned is that money, in and of itself, is not …

How To Do A Plank

A plank is one of the simplest, most effective bodyweight exercises out there—if you do it right. Because while you could hold a plank for an hour (figuratively, don’t try that), it’s isn’t worth anything if your form is off. “The plank is a great exercise for strengthening your deep inner core: …

Biden Hails Importance Of U.S.-China Relationship

Washington might love to hate China, but the U.S. relationship with the No. 2 economy is fast becoming our most important.<p>Vice President Joe Biden basically said so on Friday when he met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the White House.<p>Biden said he believed China’s development was in the …