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How the Tax Bill Will Affect Eight American Families

If you’re confused by how the Republican tax bill will affect you, you’re not alone.<p>The final version rewrites the tax code in dozens of ways, …

Retirement

What to look for from the Republican tax bill, month by month

On Friday morning, President Trump signed into law the sprawling tax bill that was hastily built out by Republican leaders over the past month. In doing so, he formalized a huge range of changes to how Americans — and American businesses — will pay their taxes.<p>Given that U.S. tax law was not …

Personal Finance

For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

With touch-screen devices like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, Amazon is trying to upend a decade of smartphones, notifications, and apps.<p>Picture a hypothetical future in which Amazon’s Alexa renders your smartphone unnecessary.<p>You tap the “good morning” button on your bedside Echo Spot, and it …

A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October

Perhaps you’ve heard of this tiny show called Stranger Things<p>Halloween season is finally upon us, so you might expect your streaming service of choice to be filled with dozens of new slasher flicks, gothic thrillers, and serial killer movies. (The whole creepy killer clown thing is currently being …

Feds can charge you with obstruction of justice for clearing your browser history

In the early 2000s, former US Congressmen Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) and Michael Oxley (R-OH) crafted a bill that would put pressure on corporations to comply with federal prosecutors during investigations. It was largely a response to 2001's Enron scandal, when the energy company was able to hide …

Obese children do worse at school—but it may not be their fault

Negative stereotypes towards heavier individuals starts to affect long-term life opportunities from a young age. A number of studies in recent years have suggested that bigger children fare less well in school than their slimmer peers.<p>The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children followed …

Harvard

Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana

Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projections.<p>The three wins have pro-legalization activists enthused and many are already looking towards 2016, when ballot initiatives in states such as California, …

9 ways the 2014 midterm elections made history

The 2014 midterm election was one for the history books.<p>The Republicans captured control of the Senate on Tuesday, but there were also many other …

Workers’ Rights Get a Boost in 2014 Midterms

Four red states passed minimum wage ballot initiatives, and Massachusetts voters approved a sick leave amendment.<p>Sign up to receive the latest …

On abortion, election delivered mixed messages

The 2014 midterm election was a mixed bag for abortion rights supporters: Two out of three state ballot measures that would have regulated the procedure went down to defeat, but control of the<p>U.S. Senateswung to theRepublican Party, with its antiabortion candidates claiming victory.<p>"It is a happy …

Rights & Freedoms

What Obama said, what he meant

President Barack Obama took the stage after receiving another midterm election drubbing. And he stuck to the script.<p>He didn’t take the bait when reporters tried to get him to describe the results as a “shellacking,” as he did after Democrats lost the House in 2010. And he didn’t signal any …

Day after defeats, Obama strikes defiant tone

WASHINGTON (AP) — For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, President Barack Obama had one message Wednesday: Think again.<p>A day after Democrats lost control of the Senate and suffered big losses in House and …

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

Disease

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Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more Lamborghinis driving around Palo Alto because of the acquisition, it …

Just say no to college! Why it’s the worst decision a young American can make

For today’s grads, a job is no sure thing, but decades of debt may be. And don’t get me started on the “education”<p>Each autumn, millions of young Americans parade into colleges with cheap plastic furniture in tow, expecting their work over the next four years to result in a career worth going into …