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French protest Macron's new reduced speed limits

Several hundred bikers drove across Paris on Saturday in a last-ditch protest against the introduction of lower speed limits from July 1 on France’s secondary roads, the most unpopular reform so far undertaken by President Emmanuel Macron.<p>The maximum speed will drop to 80 kilometres (50 miles) per …

Emmanuel Macron

Never mind the Brexiteurs: why it’s time to learn French

<i>Putain de bordel de merde. Ces rosbifs sont cons comme des bites</i>. Pardon my French, but we must make the most of the obscenities while we can. English children are increasingly unwilling to learn the language of Molière and MC Solaar, according to the British Council, which reports that within a …

Language

How I’m getting richer every day: 4 ways to increase wealth

I’m not hungry for money. Compared to several years ago, when I had less money, I still have the same life.<p>I wake up, drink my freshly brewed coffee, …

Personal Finance

Trump Trade War Is A Side Show

The purpose of this article is to show that the impact of tariffs compared with overall trade flows is very small, but the downside for President …

Economics

More than half of working Parisians want to leave, but where to?

More than half of people working in the greater Paris region dream of swapping their lives for a more peaceful existence elsewhere in France, a new …

Paris

How Sourdough Bread Is Helping People Eat Gluten Again

There's some magic behind the fermentation process.<p>If you’re sensitive to gluten, sourdough bread could be your new best friend.<p>Gluten is the most misunderstood substance of the new millennium, so demonized that even coffee, yogurt and body wash are labeled “gluten-free” as a selling point.<p>But …

Baking

Is The MLS Dead? The Threat of Tech & New Homebuying Habits

One of the biggest benefits of using a real estate agent has long been their access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)—a comprehensive database of agent- and broker-listed homes in any given area.<p>Sellers enjoyed more exposure for their properties, while buyers had access to exclusive listings …

Real Estate

There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of

Change is coming for a small but blooming corner of the marijuana industry.<p>A compound in marijuana that's been linked to a range of potential health benefits — but doesn't cause a high — is increasingly being eyed for use in salves, oils, balms, and beverages. It's also the active ingredient in a …

Cannabis

This Tree Is So Toxic, You Can't Stand Under It When It Rains

The Tree of Death.<p>In 1999, radiologist Nicola Strickland went on a holiday to the Caribbean island of Tobago, a tropical paradise complete with …

Red Cross

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Is it really a mistake to claim benefits early?<p>Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement …

Oil Prices Are Sky-High: What Happened to Fracking?

Remember the good old days when experts decided that the power of the OPEC oil cartel to control oil prices had come to an end? That fracking had …

What Happens to Your Debts When You Die

Of the many downsides of death you could name, you might think an upside is that you no longer have to worry about the massive pile of debt you’ve …

This Is The Secret Meaning Behind The Devil's Number 666

It's a code for his real name.<p>We've all heard about the infamous number 666, which is rather cryptically referred to as the "number of the beast" in …

mathematics

Basic Guide To Successful Investing - Part I

<b>Introduction</b><p>A few years ago I wrote a very popular series of articles about how I created my own portfolio over a lifetime. As time passes I …

Ex-Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan: 'We are in a bond market bubble' that's beginning to unwind

Former Federal Reserve Chariman Alan Greenspan told CNBC on Thursday the decadeslong bull market in bond prices is coming to an end.<p>"We are in a bond …

This Map Shows the Average Income in Every State—and What It's Really Worth

$50,000 goes further in Ohio than New Hampshire.<p>Geography can transform a paycheck. That is: How much your wages are actually worth depends largely …

'Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal': Employees say Whole Foods is using 'scorecards' to punish them

Whole Foods has a new inventory-management system aimed at making stores more efficient and cutting down on food waste. And employees say the retailer's method of ensuring compliance is crushing morale.<p>The new system, called order-to-shelf, or OTS, has a strict set of procedures for purchasing, …

A year in the life of Joe Billionaire

The world's wealthiest are prospering. As of February 2017, there were about 2,000 billionaires in the world. This micro-elite controls over US$7.6 trillion, an increase of 18 percent from 2016.<p>A billionaire's spending power is difficult to grasp, both because most people do not correctly intuit …

Everything You Need to Know About How the New Tax Law Affects Your Home

Whether you own a home or want to buy one<p>Homeowners have long been a favorite child of the tax code. With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act they are losing …

Personal Finance

How Much You Should Have Saved (by Age) | Investopedia

Knowing how much you should have saved toward retirement at each stage of your life will help you answer that all-important question: “Have I put …

Everything that changes in France from January 2018

Here are the main ones you need to know about.<p><b>Vaccinations:</b><p>The number of vaccinations that are compulsory for children rises from three to 11 in 2018.<p>…

This Anxiety-Inducing Video Shows More Than 100 Years of Climate Change in 20 Seconds

NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirmed this year that 2016 really was the hottest year on record... …

Global Warming

Scientists just pinpointed link between red meat and cancer

Eating red meat has long been linked to cancer, and researchers now understand why.<p>Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, have identified a …

Cancer

The battle to make French a “gender-neutral language” is emphasizing the country’s inherent sexism

That the French language remains so central to the culture here wouldn’t surprise most people outside the country. Still, having two teenagers in French middle school has taught me to appreciate how profoundly important it remains for people not just to master their language skills, but to perfect …

Feminism

Homeowners Have Had It Good. Too Good, Says the Tax Bill.

For decades, the tax code has been filled with rewards for homeownership. Tax breaks encourage people to get into first homes and to trade up as they get older, building a national mind-set that you’re never quite middle class until you’ve qualified for a mortgage.<p>It amounts to a vast social …

Real Estate

What’s in the Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect You

(UPDATED) — Republican lawmakers passed a sweeping tax overhaul this week. Several of the most anticipated changes — such as a significant increase in the standard deduction and the curtailing of state and local income tax breaks — made the final cut of the bill. Some of the most controversial …

Retirement

'Baguettes at dawn' as traditional French bakers fight chains for right to shut shop once a week

Daggers are drawn in France over a century-old law obliging the country's bakers to shut shop once a week after bakery chains called for the rule to be scrapped in the name of free enterprise.<p>Traditional "boulangers" have warned that dropping the law could sound the death knell for local bakers who …

The Crooked Economists Behind Trump’s Tax Giveaway

<i>This article first appeared on Verdict.</i><p>Republican politicians are having a very difficult time defending their House and Senate tax plans as they try …

France’s butter crisis is a perfect lesson in basic economics

Toulouse<p>A visit to the Sena Fromager at the Marché des Carmes brought more bad news. Daniel, the knowledgeable and personable fromager who gamely tolerates my poor French, looked grimly at the display case when I inquired about butter.<p>Gone was the giant block of gleaming fresh butter from which he …

France

Mercury Will Devour Your Gold If You Let It

Freddie Mercury may have had the golden voice, but real mercury, that endlessly entertaining and dangerous liquid metal, has the golden touch. That …