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<i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p>This week, I listened to what 16 Trump voters thought about a single-payer, Medicare-for-all health care …

2 winners and 3 losers from the Republican tax bill

Donald Trump personally makes out as a winner.<p>House Republicans have unveiled their tax reform bill — a 400-page overhaul of the nation’s tax code that will radically cut the corporate tax rate, double the standard deduction, and consolidate the individual tax rates.<p>After months releasing vague …

President Trump is the master of abhorrent identity politics

By now it should be clear that racism is a feature of the Trump administration, not a bug.<p>White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly's hideous rewriting of Civil War history is merely the latest evidence. Can anyone really believe "the lack of an ability to compromise" caused that bloody war? Is it …

Donald Trump

Here’s what you can learn from Bhutan’s surprising secret to happiness

Imagine stepping off a plane and being able to photograph the incredible beauty around you—and then waltzing through security without a guard …

Warren Buffett: Solar and Wind Could ‘Erode the Economics of the Incumbent Utility’

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that renewable energy and efficiency are pushing utilities beyond a "sloppy" operational model and into a …

MALA - Elevate Y/our Journey

Najifa Hossain: Freedom, As West Encounters East<p>"Today, I know that the two separate sides of me were never separate at all; they are the same. They …

Jeff Bezos Knows the Difference Between Content and Complacent

If you're happy with your job, count it as a blessing because there is nothing convenient about a restless desire to do something more.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A while back, I met up with an acquaintance. I liked talking to her -- she's funny, happy to help …

Fact-checking the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate

In the first debate between presidential contenders Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Trump repeatedly relied on troublesome and false facts that have been debunked throughout the campaign. Clinton stretched the truth on occasion, such as when she tried to wiggle out of her 2012 praise of the Trans …

A Novel about the Armenian Genocide that Inspired Jews in Hitler’s Europe—and in Mandatory Palestine

April 20 2016<p>0 1 Comments Print Email<p>In <i>The Forty Days of Musa Dagh</i>, the German-Jewish writer Franz Werfel told the story of Armenians on “Mount …

A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …

Critical Thinking

Takeaways from the GOP town hall

<b>(CNN) —</b> The ironclad commitment each Republican presidential candidate gave to support the party's nominee -- no matter who that may be -- is no more.<p>Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich explicitly renounced the commitment they'd made last fall, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said he'd have a hard …

Blizzard Watch – Winter Storm Warning – Winter Storm Watch – Winter Storm Watch for Colorado | 7″ for Boulder, 16″ for Mountains

<b>Colorado is going to get pummeled by snow and wind Tuesday and Wednesday.</b> Even Boulder has 4-7″ of snow forecast from this one. The mountains are …

Doctor dubbed 'the father of cyborgs' tested implants in his own brain

How far would you go to create a brain-controlled speech decoder? Doctor Philip Kennedy already helped blaze a trail in brain-computer interfaces back in the 80s. Now, a report in <i>MIT Technology Review</i> explains how the neurosurgeon decided to crank his research up a notch. Well, several notches, …

Neurophilosophy

The bond market is telling stocks that it's 'last call'

Bond market risk appetites hold the key to the stock market right now. It is normally the case that equity and debt markets are very closely intertwined, but today this is true more than ever. And the bond market is signaling the party is nearly over.<p>I say that the relationship between bonds and …

Scientists finally think they know what killed 211,000 of these antelope in May

Native to the grassy steppes of Kazakhstan and nearby regions, populations of the critically endangered species have suffered one catastrophic loss after the next over the past 15 years.<p>And now, a mass die-off in the spring of 2015 seems to have killed off about half the species, according to The …

Wildlife

Tesla goes wild after earnings

Tesla came in a little light on earnings while revenue was right in line with expectations in its report after the market close on Tuesday.<p>In the third quarter, Tesla reported an adjusted loss per share of $0.58 against expectations for a $0.56 loss.<p>Revenue was $1.24 billion, as expected.<p>Following …

Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a …

South America

White House says drone strikes have killed four US citizens

The White House has launched a new effort to draw a line under its controversial drone strike policy by admitting for the first time that four …