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The Heroin Crisis in Trump’s Backyard

In Palm Beach County, where ‘sober homes’ trap addicts and scam insurance companies, the cure is as bad as the disease.<p>PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.—Across the bridge from Palm Beach’s oceanfront mansions and Mar-a-Lago<b>,</b> the private club owned by President Donald Trump, where he spent seven weekends this …

Drug Addiction

29 of the Toughest Interview Questions With Answers

Tough Job Interview Questions and Answers<p>How to Answer Some of the Toughest Questions to Get the Job<p>Updated October 26, 2017<p>Preparing for a job …

Will big data change how you use social media?

Anyone who is confused by this term should simply look at the name for an answer. Big data is exactly what it sounds like: massive volumes of data.<p>Businesses are concerned with big data because it requires new methods of interaction. Every part of the process including collecting, storing, and …

Big Data

The massive volcano that scientists can't find

It was the biggest eruption for 700 years but scientists still can't find the volcano responsible.<p>It was 10 October 1465 – the day of the hotly anticipated wedding of King Alfonso II of Naples. He was set to marry the sophisticated Ippolita Maria Sforza, a noblewoman from Milan, in a lavish …

Earth Science

To End Distracted Driving, MIT Figures Out How People Really Drive

Given the sheer numbers of things that go on in cars these days, it is, perhaps, a touch worrying that scientists still aren’t quite sure how the …

An inside look at One America News, the insurgent TV network taking ‘pro-Trump’ to new heights

One America News is an obscure TV channel struggling to emerge from the cellar of the cable ratings, but it is nonetheless one of President Trump’s favorite media outlets. It’s not hard to see why: On One America newscasts, the Trump administration is a juggernaut of progress, a shining success …

Donald Trump

All the Promises Automakers Have Made About the Future of Cars

If you believe them, there will be a lot of self-driving cars on the road by 2020.<p>Yet another announcement came yesterday: Volvo, the Swedish slash Chinese car company, announced that it will only offer electric or hybrid vehicles by 2019. It was widely hailed as a bold move.<p>Previously, the company …

Autonomous Cars

Andrew Cuomo Could Beat Trump … If He Can Win Over the Left First

The governor of New York suddenly looks like the kind of take-no-prisoners pol his party needs. With one catch.<p>NEW YORK — The scene is unfolding in the shabby headquarters of the Hotel Trades Council just off Times Square in the late spring of 2017, but it’s not hard to imagine the speech somewhere …

Andrew Cuomo

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained

Yes, the placebo effect is all in your mind. And it’s real.<p>Over the last several years, doctors noticed a mystifying trend: Fewer and fewer new pain drugs were getting through double-blind placebo control trials, the gold standard for testing a drug’s effectiveness.<p>In these trials, neither doctors …

The watchers: Airmen who surveil the Islamic State never get to look away

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Her day begins following a man on a red motorcycle as he bumps down a rutted road past palm trees and cement block houses. An assault rifle is slung across his back.<p>While her partner stares at the video feed from an armed Air Force drone, Courtney, 29, a staff …

Military

Pablo Escobar and 'El Chapo' Guzman: How 2 of the world's most powerful and dangerous drug lords compare

Since the late 1970s, two men have emerged as the most powerful and most dangerous drug lords in the world.<p>Pablo Escobar, a farmer's son from rural Colombia, and Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a product of Mexico's rugged Sierra Madre mountains, delivered immeasurable amounts of cocaine and other drugs …

America’s Future Is Texas

With right-wing zealots taking over the legislature even as the state’s demographics shift leftward, Texas has become the nation’s bellwether.<p>When Frederick Law Olmsted passed through Texas, in 1853, he became besotted with the majesty of the Texas legislature. “I have seen several similar bodies …

Merkel's Impossible Role at the G20 Summit

With the U.S. trying to step out of some of the most important issues at the meeting, the German Chancellor was forced to play negotiator and host.<p>World leaders wrapped up the Group of 20 (G20) summit on Saturday by releasing their final statement, a communique that was remarkable this year in that …

This trend in teen communication just may make the world a better place

Social media used to be a place where people could go to post photos of cute animals, link to weird articles, and share mundane status updates with friends and relatives. But as events such as the 2016 US presidential election have shown, social media has tipped into feeling primarily like a …

Social Media

The Science of Pep Talks

Alexei Vella<p>Erica Galos Alioto stands in front of 650 sales reps in the New York office of Yelp, the online review company, wearing a pair of shiny gold pants that she calls her lucky LDOM pants. LDOM is Yelp’s acronym for “last day of the month,” and for Alioto, senior vice president for local …

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

The Complete Story of the Millennial Generation | Inc.com

Maturity is the ability to see and act on the behalf of others. Immaturity is not seeing things from someone else's point of view.<p>It's natural for Millennials to exude immaturity in the workplace because they lack the necessary context and experience. But unfortunately, it's all too common for …

Demographics

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded just broke free of Antarctica

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded — measuring about the size of Delaware and containing a volume of ice twice the size of Lake Erie — has …

American Tech Companies Are So Afraid Of Offending Indians That They're Censoring All Their Products

In the world’s largest democracy, Amazon Prime Video deletes most nudity and profanity, Google bans retailers from buying ads for erotica, Amazon and Flipkart refuse to sell adult products, and Tinder suggests its users should get parental approval for their dates.<p><b>For a Bollywood movie,</b> Gaurav …

India

Scientists Upload a Galloping Horse GIF Into Bacteria With Crispr

<i>E. coli</i> might best be known for giving street food connoisseurs occasional bouts of gastric regret. But the humble microbial workhorse, with its …