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Supreme Court takes the wheel in 2 cases of vehicle searches

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's justices put themselves in the driver's seat Tuesday, hearing arguments in two cases involving vehicle …

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Making an older brain younger by manipulating a single gene

As we age, our brains lose plasticity, which is their ability to adapt to behavioral, physical, or environmental changes. This can have negative …

Rome's Collapse Turned Petty Kings, Strongmen, And Warlords Into The French

Decades before Romulus Augustulus was deposed in 476 AD and the Western Roman Empire officially went out of business, the provinces of northern Gaul …

James Blake's mother says 'there's no end to racism' in America

Comments come after son’s wrongful detention Officer placed on desk duty after incident<p>The mother of James Blake, the tennis star who was slammed to the ground by an NYPD officer last week in an incident that prompted far-reaching condemnation, has suggested that race relations in America are …

City Halls

Man with Down syndrome refused entry to JB Hi-Fi because he looked 'the same' as another boy with the genetic disorder who had been banned from the store - despite them being different ethnicities

• <b>James Milne was refused entry at JB Hi-Fi in Mt Ommaney on Monday</b>• <b><br>His sister Victoria claims security said he looked the same as another boy</b>• <b><br>Another</b> …

JB Hi-Fi

Wells Fargo is being accused of steering minorities into high-cost loans that led to foreclosures

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The City of Oakland, California has sued Wells Fargo, accusing the largest U.S. mortgage lender of steering minorities into high-cost mortgage loans that allegedly led to foreclosures, abandoned properties and neighborhood blight.<p>The complaint is a sign that U.S. municipalities …

Wealth Gap Widens Along Race Lines

<b>New Study Shows Increasing Inequality</b><p>The Great Recession took quite a toll on the average American's net worth. A combined fiscal crisis and plummeting home values chopped off almost 40 percent of the median net worth of U.S. households, from $135,700 in 2007 to $82,300 in 2010 (expressed in 2013 …

Demographics

The case against equality of opportunity - Vox

It's an incoherent, impossible ideal. And if we're really going to fight inequality, it needs to be abandoned.<p>"While we don’t promise equal outcomes, we have strived to deliver equal opportunity."<p>– Barack Obama<p>"Instead of focusing on equality of outcomes, we should be focusing on equality of …

JPMorgan C.E.O Jamie Dimon Says It’s Pointless to Slash C.E.O. Pay

The billionaire JPMorgan chief executive gets why you blame Wall Street, though.<p>Cutting C.E.O. pay wouldn’t do much to close the nation’s wealth gap and income inequality, according to a theory from billionaire JPMorgan C.E.O. <b>Jamie Dimon</b>.<p>Dimon told <b>Chuck Todd</b> on NBC’s <i>Meet the Press</i> that lowering …

Wall Street

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract …

Pedagogy

4 scientifically proven ways to be a better spouse

A wealth of research and a touch of game theory can do wonders for your marriage. Here are a few simple pointers<p>Before you get married, everyone tells you that marriage takes work. I never really believed it until my husband and I landed in therapy after four years, two kids and one seismically …

The Return of the Mercenary

How private armies, and the technology they use, are changing warfare<p>The use of mercenaries in warfare has a very long history—much longer, in fact, than the almost-exclusive deployment of national militaries to wage wars. Before the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 ended Europe's Thirty Years' War and …

Why Older Men Should Date Younger Women

Women over the age of 50 have been complaining ever since their 50th birthday parties that men their age prefer younger women. Yours truly, Life in the Boomer Lane, has written several posts that attempt to dispel that dangerous belief. She has been unsuccessful. She now throws in the towel and …