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Economics as a positive force for change: Nobel economist Jean Tirole

Jean Tirole, Nobel economist and "Economics for the Common Good" author, explains how economics can be used to find solutions to social and economic …

Economics

What your food craving could be telling you about your health

We ought to know better, but there's nothing like a good Google search to convince you that you're about to kick the bucket at—oh, wait—three, two, one, dead.<p>For instance, when all I wanted was an explanation for a weeks-long onion-ring craving (ongoing), I emerged fearing that I might suffer from …

Fake News

Archbishop calls for cut to universal credit delays

<b>The six-week waiting time for universal credit must be cut as the idea that people have a nest egg to fall back on is "grotesquely ignorant", the Archbishop of York has said.</b><p>Writing in The Sunday Times, Dr John Sentamu said ministers must take a "courageous" look at the benefit.<p>Addressing the delay …

Universal Credit

The Five Basic Sauces

Knowing the five basic “mother sauces” is as helpful to the food lover as it is to the chef. Understanding these sauces will help you read menus, …

Cooking

Something Happened on the Way to the Market: The Economic State of the Former USSR | The Foreign Service Journal - December 2016

When it comes to the Soviet successor nations, economic and commercial diplomacy is a particularly important part of the U.S. foreign policy playbook.<p>…

Geopolitics

Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story

It's one of the biggest medical mysteries of our time: How did HIV come to the U.S.?<p>By genetically sequencing samples from people infected early on, scientists say they have figured out when and where the virus that took hold here first arrived. In the process, they have exonerated the man accused …

Public Health

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain mostly unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest …

Did Arab leftists betray the revolution? | Egypt

The traditional Arab left-wing parties were as surprised as the Arab dictatorial regimes by the popular uprisings that started in late 2010 and swept over the region. Ironically, most left-wing parties were caught unprepared for what has become an important revolutionary movement in the modern …

How Racism Preordained the Atlanta Transit Mess

Key to understanding the transit disaster in Atlanta is grasping the degree to which racial tensions have shaped the structure and reach of municipal …

This Infographic Will Help You Remember the Ten Must-Have Wedding Shots

Wedding photography gets a bum rap among many photographers, but the thing is, it gets that bum rap because it’s hard! You’re working in a …

Photographer Takes on Multiple Roles in Creative Self-Portrait

Los Angeles-based photographer and multifaceted artist Christine McConnell takes some really interesting images that place herself in multiple roles. Besides being behind the camera, McConnell also serves as the model, stylist, costume and set designer throughout much of her photography. Her keen …

Photography

Moving Walls 21: A Photo Exhibition That Fights the Good Fight

Gym class at School No 1 in the Chechen village of Serzhen-Yurt. The schoolgirls, all dressed in skirts with their heads<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Diana …

Why They Mattered: Aaron Swartz

1986-2013<p>In January we lost Aaron Swartz, 26, to suicide. Or better, as the breadth of his work was wide and its depth, profound: In January we <i>all</i> lost Aaron Swartz to suicide.<p>At 14, Aaron gave us RSS—the syndication protocol that feeds information across the Net automatically. Two years later, he …

Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace …