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In Sikkim, a crop of young entrepreneurs is leading the charge for a shift to organic farming

Despite the government declaring the Himalayan state 100% organic, its farmers need help to transport, sell their produce.<p>Decades after farmers on …

Parents and Inheritance

A two-part primer for parents and their children.<p>With an unprecedented transfer of wealth under way, many parents fret that the younger generation may not be ready for it. Here’s a look at how both generations might alleviate concerns and best prepare for the responsibility that comes along with …

How the 80/20 Rule Helped Me Double My Income in Two Months

Learn how you can apply the 80/20 rule to your business.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>When I first read about the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Principle, I had a healthy skepticism for it. I couldn’t wrap my head around how 80 percent of my work would only lead to 20 percent of results and that …

How you’ll know when the U.S. isn’t a democracy anymore

Here's the funny thing about democracy: Sometimes, you don't know what you've got til it's gone.<p>John Carey, a Dartmouth professor of government, would know. He has spent his career studying the erosion of democracy in Latin American countries such as Venezuela and Argentina. And time and again, he …

Political Science

One of the Most Mysterious Laws of the Universe Confirmed in a New Experiment

There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in Physical Review …

There's a new push to make Obama president again. This time, of France.

In just a couple of months, French voters will go to the polls to elect their next president. It's already turning into a divisive campaign, with the one-time conservative front-runner François Fillon deeply wounded by a corruption scandal and facing stiff competition from both the far right Marine …

Constitutional collapse: Why we could be on the verge of a democratic apocalypse

If Republicans gain full control, they have the power to amend the Constitution into their own authoritarian image<p>As Donald Trump vilifies the press, the courts, immigrants, Muslims, Democrats, protesters and anyone who disagrees with him, it isn't hard to imagine a modern-day Mussolini — or worse. …

When it comes to heart attacks, women are different from men

On that November Sunday in 2015, Stephanie Thomas Nichols was 40 miles into her drive home to Townsend, Delaware, from her vacation cabin in Western Maryland when she felt an odd sensation in her upper body.<p>"No pain, just pressure, heaviness,'' recalls Nichols, who owns a software company. She …

We used to have six more letters in the English alphabet

Along quaint New England streets, you’ll probably spot a sign or two declaring itself “Ye Olde Tavern” or “Ye Old Soda Shoppe.” But before you adopt a British accent and order a pint of ale inside, there’s a bit of history you should know.<p>Phrases like <i>ye olde</i> are actually just some of the late 19th …

Language

Drastic cooling in North Atlantic beyond worst fears, scientists warn

For thousands of years, parts of northwest Europe have enjoyed a climate about 5C warmer than many other regions on the same latitude. But new scientific analysis suggests that that could change much sooner and much faster than thought possible.<p>Climatologists who have looked again at the …

Global Warming

White People Talk About Their White Privilege

The point is not whether we choose to acknowledge or ignore the impact of race, but how white privilege defines all aspects of American life.<p>It started as so many great ideas do: on a Saturday morning, lying in bed watching SportsCenter, and talking to strangers on Twitter. I don't think any of …

White Privilege

First Bumblebee Declared Endangered in U.S.

The rusty patched bumblebee population has declined 87 percent over the past two decades.<p>For the first time in the United States, a species of bumblebee is endangered.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday on its website that the rusty patched bumblebee (<i>Bombus affinis</i>), once a common …

Earth Was Almost Hit By an Asteroid and No One Saw it Coming

Asteroid 2017 AG13 was only spotted by scientists at the last minute.<p>On Monday, while you were watching Meryl Streep's viral Globes speech or doing whatever else to fill the void, planet Earth came dangerously close to being hit by a small asteroid. Asteroid 2017 AG13—as it has since been dubbed—is …

Shibuya Honey Toast

How to make the sweet bread bowl to rule them all<p>Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.<p>In a small bowl, …

Baking

America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign

Most Americans would probably be astounded to realize that the president who has been painted by Washington pundits as a reluctant warrior has actually been a hawk. The Iran nuclear deal, a herculean achievement, and the opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba unfortunately stand alone as …

Middle East