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Do Higher Taxes Make Us Work Less?

In 2010, Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw wrote a column in the New York Times warning that if taxes go up, he and people like him will work …

Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations

Want a “more perfect” you? Look to those who sought a more perfect union.<p>I know, I know. You haven’t gotten around to even thinking about New Years …

2015, make it a year of solutions

We spent 2014 talking over and over again about some big problems, like policing practices, sexual violence and climate change. What if we spend 2015 talking about effective solutions?<p><b>Racial bias in policing</b><p>There's overwhelming data that black men are more likely to suffer racial profiling and …

Is there still a case against Serial's Adnan Syed after Jay Wilds' interview?

Jay Wilds was the key eyewitness in the murder case against Adnan Syed, which Sarah Koenig explored in the course of her podcast-gone-viral Serial. I’ve known Adnan for many years, and I have long believed he was wrongfully convicted in the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee because of Wilds’ testimony.<p>So …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

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24 Movies You Probably Missed This Year, But Should Totally See

Just because these 2014 movies flew under the radar — and each grossed less than $10 million at the U.S. box office this year — that doesn't mean they aren't so very worth your time.<p>Playing Theresa D'Agostino in Seasons 3 and 4 of <i>The Wire</i> was a major break for Brandy Burre, the biggest role of her …

The Everything Book: reading in the age of Amazon

The Everything Book: reading in the age of Amazon<p>Amazon won the book war. In a series of rare interviews, the company tells us what's next<p>By Casey Newton<p>Chris Green holds an envelope. At least, it <i>looks</i> like an envelope. In reality, it's a piece of office copy paper that's been cut and folded into …

Summertime Photography

Since 2012, the Polish photographer Izabela Urbaniak also mother of two boys decided to immortalize them. A series in black and white called …

After Giant Rubber Duck, An 82-Foot Gigantic Rabbit Makes Its Appearance

<b>A giant rabbit</b> has descended in Taiwan for the upcoming Mid-Autumn festival of the Chinese lunar calendar happening next week.<p><b>The 82-foot</b> white …

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

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Podcast changes public perception of murder case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Like more than 1 million other faithful listeners, the family of convicted killer Adnan Syed eagerly awaits the next episode of a …

Fifty Shades of Grey publisher Random House posts record profits

EL James's Fifty Shades trilogy sold more than 70m copies in 2012, driving Random House to record annual revenues and profits.<p>The publisher's …

Here’s A Google Perk Any Company Can Imitate: Employee-To-Employee Learning

Google taps its own ranks to teach valuable career-building classes as well as “extracurriculars” like kickboxing and social skills for engineers. Fast Company takes a peek at the curriculum.<p>Adam Green sprinkles his lecture on data visualization with class participation. “Does anyone read sheet …

Tumblr now home to over 100 million blogs and 44.6 billion individual posts

Over 100 million user blogs have been created at Tumblr, according to the most recent statistics displayed on the company's website. <i>The Next Web</i> was first to notice that Tumblr had crossed the hundred million milestone only a year after reaching 50 million. Over 44.6 billion posts have been …