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Bailout

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Barofsky<p><b>In this riveting account of the mishandling of the TARP bailout fund, a former federal prosecutor offers behind-the-scenes proof of the corrupt ways Washington officials serve the interests of Wall Street.</b><p>In this bracing, page-turning account of his stranger-than-fiction …

Mississippi passes religious freedom bill that LGBT groups call discriminatory

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a controversial religious freedom bill Tuesday, a piece of legislation that gay rights groups and the state's businesses have decried as discriminatory.<p>Protesters had urged the governor not to sign it, saying it enables discrimination of gay, lesbian, …

LGBTQI

Nine films to watch in April

BBC Culture picks nine films coming out next month, including a remake of The Jungle Book, a horror starring Patrick Stewart and the latest from Richard Linklater.

Jordan Peele

These Incredible Hotel Bathrooms Will Leave You With Serious Wanderlust

If beautiful bathrooms are right up your street, you're about to be served a serious dose of wanderlust and envy.<p>There's nothing better than taking …

Here's How to Save Money on Your Next Airline Ticket

There’s no magic bullet day of week to book, but there are general rules for how far in advance to book. In general you should buy domestic flights 1 …

TSA Isn't Doing Enough to Secure U.S. Airports From Rogue Employees

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on transportation security Wednesday, with a specific focus on …

Here's the Right Time to Book Your Hotel for Summer Vacation

Summer vacation is right around the corner. While you’ve likely scoped out the best plane flights for your destination, one big costs looms: the …

This guy used a frequent-flyer loophole to take a $60,000 trip in a first-class suite on Emirates — here's what it was like

If you're looking to fly in style, it doesn't get much better than a first-class suite aboard the iconic Emirates airline.<p>Travel blogger Sam Huang …

5 Cruise Lines for Solo Travel on the Seas

Sail your way to freedom on these cruises and river boats<p>Here at AFAR, we love the idea of traveling solo—and encouraging you to do it, too, from …

12 New And Upcoming Nonfiction Books For Your Very Specific Interests

James Brown, pit bulls, the postal service, black holes, music feuds, war and more.<p>It's that time again: The last traces of winter snow have (almost) finally retreated, tulips are sprouting and the ideas of whiling away hours in a park or finally taking that vacation are suddenly very appealing. …

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

9 Books We’re Reading Right Now

April’s installment of the Cut Book Club includes a popular memoir by television megaboss Shonda Rhimes, a photographer’s tales about growing up in …

Books

10 inspiring female writers you need to read

As a response to Gay Talese’s failure to name any inspirational female writers, we asked our readers to explain why and how these authors changed their lives<p>It is hard to believe that this piece is still necessary. We long for the day when we don’t have to single out authors – or anyone of any walk …

Books

Play It Again

How Ragnar Kjartansson turns repetition into art.<p>“Bonjour,” a live theatre piece conceived, designed, and directed by the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, premièred last October at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris. The story line is brief. A young woman wakes up in her second-floor bedroom, above …

Ragnar

Russell Breaks Franchise Rookie 3-Point Record

With a triple early in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, D'Angelo Russell broke the Lakers' 22-year-old record for …

Barea outduels Harden as Mavs distance themselves from Rockets

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' magical, miraculous ride on the shoulders of itty-bitty J.J. Barea continues.<p>Make it five straight wins for the Mavs. …

Basketball

Clippers send Lakers to franchise-worst 62nd loss, 91-81

Lakers fans cheered Kobe Bryant as if Wednesday represented the turning point in a late-May playoff series.<p>It was loud when he touched the ball in the post. It was even louder when he scored.<p>When he checked back into the game with a handful of minutes remaining? Earplug time.<p>But Bryant's …

Basketball

Sources: Sam Hinkie steps down as 76ers' GM, prez of basketball ops

After three seasons of aggressively stockpiling draft picks and receiving criticism for his approach because of the heavy losing it spawned, Sam …

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Testicles

Balls, cojones, nuts, your local sidekicks, bollocks, nads, family jewels – whatever you call them, testicles are very important and so is their …

Scientists Find Gigantic Black Hole Way Out in the Cosmic Backwater

One of the biggest black holes ever found sits in a cosmic backwater, like a towering skyscraper in a small town.<p>Astronomers have spotted a supermassive black hole containing 17 billion times the mass of the sun — only slightly smaller than the heftiest known black hole, which weighs in at a …

Federal Report Says Global Warming Is Making Us Sick

Human-made global warming is making America sicker, and it's only going to get worse, according to a new federal government report.<p>The 332-page report issued Monday by the Obama administration said global warming will make the air dirtier, water more contaminated and food more tainted. It warned of …

Public Health

New Stem Cell Treatment Using Fat Cells Could Repair Any Tissue in The Body

Human trials are expected in 2017.<p>In a world first, Australian scientists have figured out how to reprogram adult bone or fat cells to form stem …

A Scientist Developed A Way To Lose Those Final Pounds

Dr. Wayne B. Hayes is a NASA scientist and professor who used studies surrounding cold exposure and calorie burn to develop a vest that fights …

10 best RSS reader apps for Android

It’s true that RSS isn’t as popular as it once was. Even so, it’s a great way to stay up to date on the latest news and pull together a ton of news stories from various websites and sources. There are still plenty of people who use it and it’s one of the best power user tools available for those …

Apps

Windows 10 preview adds Cortana's cross-device features

Been aching to try some of the bigger improvements from Windows 10's Anniversary Update? It's time to give them a shot. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview (only available on the Fast ring) that includes a few of the choicer improvements. The highlight is likely to be the …

Huawei P9 uses Leica dual-lens camera tech to refocus

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1236000/1236502_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534890111_4749cd849f21d226a158afd7fbeaae3b<p><b>Huawei has unveiled an Android smartphone that uses dual-camera technology to let owners refocus photos after they have been taken.</b><p>The feature is …

Depth Of Field

Work-Life Balance Is Easier When Your Manager Knows How to Assess Performance

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>Not long ago, a manager asked me to name the most important work-life benefit for employees. I answered that the most important benefit isn’t a benefit at all. Of course, child care, flexible scheduling, and family leave policies are important, but in my experience the best …

Chinese exporters think things can only improve from here

Despite that cautiously optimistic view, Shen Danyang, a spokesperson for China's commerce ministry, said on Thursday that the survey of exporters in 20 individual provinces suggested that exporters expected China's trade to face severe challenges year with continuing "downward pressure".<p>Next …

China

The Evolution Of Social: Cloud And Cognitive Computing

<i>Social business</i> is everywhere. Everything from social media to advanced collaboration technologies have taken hold in the workplace and in our personal lives.<p>While a certain fatigue may be setting in as we’re deluged with messages from a myriad of channels, social is proving to be more powerful …

A Social Entrepreneur's Tips For Taking On The Impossible

Lisa Curtis is a serious social entrepreneur. Since she started her career as a Peace Corps volunteer, she has been all about doing good. Her company, Kuli Kuli, which sells products with moringa (don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of it; most people haven’t) sourced from West Africa. It takes …