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SWAT Team Shot David Hooks At Home After Tip From Meth Addict

Deputies shot and killed a man inside his Georgia home last month following an apparently bogus tip they received from a confessed meth addict and thief.<p>East Dublin resident David Hooks, 59, was killed because, according to Laurens County Sheriff Bill Harrell, he aggressively brandished a gun at …

These Are The Traits You'll See In Most Millionaires

Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>For their books "The Millionaire Next Door" and "The Millionaire Mind" the authors surveyed over 700 millionaires to find out. Eighty percent were self-made, accruing all their wealth …

Ebola mathematics stark warning of disease's spread

The Ebola epidemic in Africa has continued to expand since I last wrote about it, and as of a week ago, has accounted for more than 4,200 cases and …

Changing the game: how Notch made Minecraft a cult hit

<i>This article was taken from the July 2012 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Building Legacy, Obama Reshapes Appellate Bench

Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy.<p>Read more on The New York Times

Cloverpop helps you solve your big life decisions

Should I start a business? Should I have a baby? Should I move house?<p>You may have put these questions to Siri on a whim before, but you probably …

USAID is incubating start-ups to tackle poverty problems

With his nifty PowerPoint slides and carefully crafted pitch, Yashraj Khaitan might be mistaken for any other fast-talking, code-savvy Bay Area millennial boasting that he has hit on the idea to solve a vexing world problem.<p>Yet, in Khaitan's case, some very influential people in Washington think he …

Gap Between Richest And The Rest Widened After The Recession: Fed

Sept 4 (Reuters) - The gap between the richest Americans and the rest of the nation widened after the Great Recession, a survey by the Federal Reserve showed on Thursday, suggesting deepening U.S. income inequality.<p>Though incomes of the highest-earners rose, none of the groups analyzed by the Fed …

This Is Why You Should Take A Break Every Hour

Wait, what?<p>Gifford's company, the Draugiem Group, recently conducted an experiment using the time tracking app DeskTime to see what habits or practices might set their most productive employees apart. The secret to their greater output, the company uncovered, wasn't what these super productive team …

These Are The 3 Core Leadership Qualities Employees Need To Excel

But once you identify your high-potentials, it's your job to ensure they are trained and equipped with the skills necessary to create change, move agendas, and work across silos and turf. They need to learn proactive leadership skills. After all, they are the future of your company and they need to …

Elon Musk Announces An Infinite-Mile Warranty On The Tesla Model S

CEO Elon Musk made the announcement on the company's blog [emphasis added]:<p>Reading between the lines a bit, Tesla could be making this move due to some recent, negative long-term reviews of the Model S, notably from Consumer Reports. Hence my emphasis: Tesla <i>does</i> believe that electric motors are …

Every Police Officer Should Wear A Camera At All Times

Thankfully, the stakes of customer service interactions tend to be pretty low. You might think that getting a small instead of an extra-small in the mail is a bona fide calamity, but no one else does. The same can't be said about interactions between armed police officers and civilians, which can …

Three Teenagers Created An App To Document Police Abuse

Three teenagers from Georgia have decided to take the issue into their own hands.<p>Caleb Christian, 14, and his two sisters — Ima, 16, and Asha, 15 — are about to roll out an app called "Five-O," which will let users document police abuse and join together as a community to problem-solve.<p>"We've been …

14 Brilliant Insights From Legendary Investor Jim Rogers

In 2007, he packed up and moved to Singapore where he is essentially shorting the West.<p>Behind Rogers' quick wit and endless charm are brilliant investing insights he gained during his lengthy and legendary career.<p>We put together 14 of the best insights that every investor will find helpful.

How to do a full body workout in seven minutes

No time to work out? No sweat. Here's a routine that will exercise your muscles in just seven minutes. The secret is high-intensity circuit training …

Cell phone unlocking bill signed into law by President Obama

New Yorkers use their smartphones in Manhattan. Soon, they will be able to unlock their smartphones legally, and choose whatever carrier they please. …

3 perspectives on Walmart's surprise CEO switch

Walmart is shaking up its C-suite, said Megan McArdle at <i>BloombergView</i>. The retail giant appointed a new CEO to run its U.S. operations last week, …

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The NRA's Murder Mystery Explored

Shortly before dark on the evening of April 17, 1963, Robert J. Dowlut went looking for a gun inside the city cemetery in South Bend, Indiana.<p>Read more on Mother Jones

Earth Is In The Early Days Of A New Mass-Extinction Event, Researchers Warn

Remember the mass-extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs? Earth is apparently on the verge of another great biological extinction, and humans are solely to blame.<p>Scientists have previously classified five large-scale losses of animal life as mass-extinction events, all of which occurred …

Meet the Researcher Who Was Fired After Trying to Give Weed to Veterans | VICE News

Dr. Sue Sisley, a psychiatrist overseeing the only approved study in the country to investigate the efficacy of medical marijuana in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, was dismissed a couple of weeks ago from her position at the University of Arizona.<p>In 2011, the FDA approved a protocol for …

Can Anything Stop Drug Companies From Fleeing The U.S. Tax System?

Friday morning, after five spurned bids, AbbVie, the North Chicago-based pharmaceutical giant finally closed in on a deal to buy Irish drugmaker Shire for $54 billion. One key consequence of the deal: AbbVie will change its tax domicile from Illinois to the U.K., reducing its tax rate.<p>The deal, the …

'Youth Bulge' May Undermine Political Stability In The Middle East

Unemployment fuels unrest and anger.<p>Political instability tends to escalate in regions with lots of economic volatility and limited employment opportunities, particularly for young people.<p>In a new presentation to clients, Deutsche Bank's Raj Hindocha and Marcos Arana include this chart of countries …

NSA Scares Germany So Much It's Considering Going Back To Typewriters

German politicians are so concerned about U.S. surveillance that they’re considering turning to typewriters to keep sensitive documents away from prying eyes.<p>In an interview with the German TV program “Morgenmagazin,” Patrick Sensburg, who heads up the German parliamentary inquiry into U.S. …

Why Are Obstetricians Top Billers For Group Therapy In Illinois?

A few years ago, Illinois' Medicaid program for the poor noticed some odd trends in its billings for group psychotherapy sessions.<p>Nursing home residents were being taken several times a week to off-site locations, and Medicaid was picking up the tab for both the services and the transportation.<p>And …

Weird Newfound Dinosaur Had Four 'Wings' & Very Long Tail Feathers, Scientists Say

The largest "four-winged" dinosaur known has been found, and this predator has the longest feathers yet outside of birds, researchers say. This new finding yields insights on how dinosaurs may have flown, the scientists added.<p>The 125-million-year-old feathered dinosaur, named <i>Changyuraptor yangi</i>, …