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Study finds that 1 minute of exercising really hard is the equivalent of 45 minutes of moderate exercise

While you were off on your 45-minute jog, scientists at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, were conducting a study about "interval training," …

Watch Tupac Discuss Income Inequality and Donald Trump in This Unaired 1992 Interview Clip

"There's no way that these people should own planes and there are people that don't have houses."<p><i>Screenshot via MTV News</i><p>Income inequality. Giving people a level economic playing field. Donald Trump.<p>You'd be forgiven for assuming that someone bringing these topics up was talking about the 2016 …

The 50 most violent cities in the world

Of the 50 cities on the list, 41 are in Latin America, including 21 in Brazil.<p>The lion's share of the elevated violence in the region is due to drug trafficking supplemented with gang wars, political instability, and the deregulation of economies triggering widespread poverty.<p>"Narcotics are the …

Use a VPN-enabled router to stay secure even on public Wi-Fi

Every time you browse the web on a public Wi-Fi hotspot, you’re taking a risk that someone may be able to intercept your traffic and steal sensitive …

Weary professors give up, concede that Africa is a country

After years of teaching, speaking and publishing in an effort to convey the breadth and nuance of Africa’s thousands of cultural groups, earlier today, two weary professors gave up the fight to convince Americans that Africa is not, in fact, a country. Conceding defeat, Assistant Professors Laura …

In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA

Syrian militias armed by different parts of the U.S. war machine have begun to fight each other on the plains between the besieged city of Aleppo and the Turkish border, highlighting how little control U.S. intelligence officers and military planners have over the groups they have financed and …

Middle East

An epic miscalculation on the price of a warplane is going to cost taxpayers $1.5 trillion

At a sticker price of $412 million per plane, the U.S. Air Force couldn't afford to buy a lot of F-22s.<p>So, to ensure it had a good quantity of fighter jets, as well as a few of good quality, the Air Force proposed a "high-low" solution.<p>On the high end, it would buy a handful of ultra-expensive …

This 43-tweet story explains how black kids are treated by America’s criminal justice system

T. Greg Doucette is a criminal defense lawyer in North Carolina who also writes a legal blog. And he's got some things to say:<p>In a 43-part tweetstorm …

North Carolina

If you hate telemarketers, you’ll love this robot designed to waste their time

Anyone frustrated with telemarketers may have <b></b>a new best friend. A Los Angeles man with an unusual passion for phone systems created a new robotic answering service that wastes telemarketers’ time.<p>Roger Anderson started the Jolly Roger Telephone, which lets users start a three-way call with the …

Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music

For well over a decade, the music industry has been trying to figure out the Internet and they have failed more often than they have succeeded. Declining music sales and the rise of free sources like YouTube and Pandora have left a once proud industry in a state of perpetual anarchy. Half of it is …

Google Play Music

Amazon now offering unlimited cloud storage for $5 for one year

Now may be a really good time to try out Amazon Cloud Drive.<p>The company is offering a promotion for Black Friday that will give you a year of …

Dear Jamie Dimon: Kindly Fck Off

Whatever billionaires have is never enough. But if you're middle class, having an iPhone (or smartphone of any flavor, I suppose) should satisfy us. …

Defense spending is wasteful, and it might actually make the US less safe

The U.S. military accounts for a staggering 40% of global military spending, but this isn't anything new, folks. The United States has been experiencing a century of extreme defense spending, and if we don't slow down soon, this military spending could prove to be our country's downfall.<p>The World …

12 signs America is on the decline

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

U.S. Wealth Is Now the Most Concentrated at the Top Since 1916

A new report shows that income in the U.S. in 2012 was more concentrated at the top than at any time since 1916.<p>A bit more than one twenty-fifth of all income in the U.S. is now being taken in by the top one-ten-thousandth of the U.S. population. That one rich statistical person is bringing in …

Woman Accidentally Wins Marathon

Running the half-marathon at the Run for Heroes race last Sunday, Meredith Fitzmaurice planned to take it easy. She wanted to test herself with a 13-mile run in Amherstburg, Ontario, to prepare for her first long marathon in Detroit next month, where she would try to qualify for the Boston Marathon.<p>…

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

BBQ

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

The secret to getting engineers to be more charismatic

<i>Olivia Fox Cabane is an executive coach with an unusual approach: She teaches her clients how to become more charismatic. It’s an odd calling for someone who is an introvert by nature. In this excerpt from “The Charisma Coach” published by Matter, writer Teresa Chin explains why Silicon Valley</i> …

Leadership

Robots will take our jobs, but it’s hard to say when

Economists and management experts have begun to model what might happen when robots are smart enough to do our jobs for us. Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee argue in their book <i>Race Against the Machine</i> that yes, robots are taking some jobs now, and will take more jobs soon. Nobel laureate Paul …

Artificial Intelligence

Retiring Wall Street Strategist Gives Amazing Investment Advice Just Before He Quits

This is a bummer. Minack's work was lucid and helpful.<p>But as a parting gift to clients, Minack wrote a two-page farewell note that contains the best investment advice you will likely ever receive.<p>What is this investment advice?<p><b>Don't try to pick stocks</b>• <b><br>Don't try to time the market</b>• <b><br>Just invest in a</b> …