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Three Guys Built a Better Healthcare.gov

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Affordable Health Care act rollout was an unmitigated disaster thanks in large part to a …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

The U.S. Needs a New Constitution—Here's How to Write It

Let's face it: What worked well 224 years ago is no longer the best we can do.<p>America, we've got some bad news: Our Constitution isn't going to make it. It's had 224 years of commendable, often glorious service, but there's a time for everything, and the government shutdown and permanent-crisis …

Ninth Grade: The Most Important Year in High School

Freshman year is essential in deciding whether a student drops out or stays in school.<p>Educators are increasingly focusing on the ninth grade as the year that determines whether a young person will move on or drop out of school. According to research published in the journal <i>Education</i>, ninth graders …

If the Suspected Google Barge Turns Out to Be a Store, Who Won't Be Disappointed?

Where's that sad trombone sound when you need it?<p>If you haven't been following the story, there are two very unusual barges sitting in the waters near San Francisco and Portland, Maine. They are the foundations for future shipping-container-constructed buildings. And Google is very likely behind at …

No Percy Harvin return this week

AP<p>The Seahawks will be without wide receiver Sidney Rice this week after Rice tore his ACL in Monday night’s narrow victory over the Rams.<p>They won’t …

Dear Google, What’s Wrong With You?

Dear Google: What’s wrong?<p>I ask because last weekend, while in San Francisco, I asked Google Maps for “hot chocolate mission” — and was promptly directed to an ARCO station in Fremont, 40 miles away. Similarly, last month I searched for “coffee” while in the Embarcadero Center, one of the denser …

Data-driven web browsing: Knoema’s new Chrome extension adds a data layer to the web

Tired of hearing about the importance of data analytics? What if tapping into an all new layer of data was as easy as installing a browser extension?<p>Data startup Knoema has come up with a new Chrome browser extension, World Data Finder, that can help users see and start thinking about data right …

The Godzilla of patent trolls attacks Google

<b>Sergey Brin (AP/Jeff Chiu)</b><p>Message to the Department of Justice: Microsoft, Apple and Sony intend to screw up the smartphone market<p>Andrew Leonard<p>November 1, 2013 6:28pm (UTC)<p>The patent troll bomb everyone in Silicon Valley was waiting for has finally dropped. On Thursday, Rockstar, a consortium …

How drug companies price patients out of survival

A landmark ruling against Novartis highlights practices that make healthcare unaffordable in developing countries<p>Michelle Chen<p>November 2, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Dissent.<p>As our television screens toggle between pundits squabbling over Obamacare’s insurance rules …

Guilt, history and “Ender’s Game”

The new movie version of Orson Scott Card’s fable about sci-fi genocide offers surprising historical insight<p>We seem greatly preoccupied with issues of historical guilt and historical reckoning these days, issues that lie at the heart of Orson Scott Card’s tangled science-fiction masterwork “Ender’s …

An Olive Leaf: “To recognize the genuine”

By Laurel Thatcher Ulrich<p><i>Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, professor at Harvard University, and founding member of</i> …

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Rising college enrollment: It’s not the sign of an improving economy.

People with college degrees make more money than people without college degrees. They are also less likely to experience unemployment, and if they …

Bond v. United States: The ridiculous libertarian argument in the Supreme Court chemical weapons case.

It’s the Supreme Court case that sounds like a Lifetime movie: When Carol Bond found out that her husband was having an affair with her best friend, …

Angela Merkel’s cellphone isn’t worth tapping: The NSA’s technology shouldn’t decide policy.

BERLIN—It was early evening in a restaurant east of what used to be the Wall, and we were debating the only issue of interest to anyone in this city …

Sweden’s billionaires: They have more per capita than the United States.

America is a land of billionaires, boasting five of the 10 richest people on the planet as of the most recent Forbes 500 list. Then again, we’re a …

US ends food stamp benefits as Congress debates more cuts

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Male professors, female students: A tricky power dynamic.

<i>This article</i> <i>originally appeared in</i> Inside Higher Ed<i>.</i><p>The intellectual and physical seduction of young female students by older, male …

What Scary Movie Should You Watch Tonight?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Finally, Halloween is here! It's an exciting day. Children will soon reap the rewards of the past …

Warning: Your Sriracha Supply Is in Serious Jeopardy

This Exposé of China's 'Gutter Oil' Black Market Will Churn Your Stomach

This Might Be the Most 'Portland' Thing That's Ever Happened in Portland, Oregon

Britain Is Experimenting With a Glowing, Seemingly Self-Aware Bike Path

The Truth About D.C.'s Growing Knowledge-Based Economy

How to Spot the Reptilians Running the U.S. Government

As 12 million Americans "know," the United States government is run by lizard people (or, to be scientifically accurate, <i>reptilians)</i>. But they never …

The Week in Review: When the Lights Turned Back On

Inside Flipboard / October 18, 2013<p>The government shutdown has ended, but it isn’t over. Arguably, it’s just begun.<p>The United States Congress voted …

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

5 Steps to Surviving Infidelity

Don't just take his word that he's cut off his mistress, or expect him to trust that you've ended things. The two of you have to handle this breakup together. Even though it will be an emotionally charged, and possibly surreal, thing to do, sit down with your guy to write an e-mail or letter to …

How A Wandering Brain Can Help People Cope With Pain

When some people are in pain, the experience is so intense that they can't think of anything else. But others can turn their minds elsewhere and feel better.<p>Why? The difference may be due in part to brain wiring, researchers say, and knowing more about how it works may someday make it easier to …