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A former Pentagon adviser on why the military has become too powerful

Author Rosa Brooks on the domestic dangers of an ever-expanding military.<p>Rosa Brooks walked away from her job as a civilian adviser at the Pentagon in 2011. She had served for just under two years. She left, in part, due to frustration with the process. A lawyer specializing in human rights, she …

WeWork is testing how much people will pay to live in its experimental co-living space on Wall Street

WeLive, the co-living business operated by WeWork, is raising the list price of a studio apartment in its furnished complex in Manhattan’s Financial District to $3,050 a month. The same unit was listed at $2,800 when WeLive put the building on the market in April, but no one was actually paying …

Bovespa cai 1,7% com piora em Wall Street e preocupação com Deutsche Bank

SÃO PAULO (Reuters) - A bolsa paulista fechou com seu principal índice em queda nesta quinta-feira, pressionada pela piora no mercado acionário nos Estados Unidos e com as preocupações com o Deutsche Bank aumentando a aversão a risco.<p>O Ibovespa caiu 1,69 por cento, a 58.350 pontos e perdendo o …

U.S. Troubles Over Trump and TPP Risk Emboldening China in Asia

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned a few months back that China risked a “great wall of self-isolation” for its actions in the disputed South …

How to Sort Data by Rows Instead of Columns in Your Excel - Data Recovery Blog

<i>Excel has many features that can help you finish many tiring tasks. And the feature of sort can help you quickly find certain values in a bunch of</i> …

How to Make a Histogram in Excel (Step-by-Step Guide)

A histogram is a common data analysis tool in the business world. It's a column chart that shows the frequency of the occurrence of a variable in the …

Data Science

This Excel trick will save you time and impress your boss

Here’s a really easy setup for displaying data in Excel. The key is to create dynamic named ranges. Watch the video to see how to do it in just a few …

Pivot data using Power Query to show text values – Data Restructuring using Excel – How To

The ones who make reports on daily basis using Excel can understand how important the data is and how equally important <i>data structure</i> is. With data …

Analytics

Meet the Chinese American immigrants who are supporting Donald Trump

Ling Zeng got celebrity treatment at this week's Donald Trump rally in Anaheim.<p>One after another, dozens of Trump supporters approached to snap pictures of Zeng and her friends, who wore matching T-shirts that read: "Chinese Americans love Trump."<p>After a campaign staffer invited the group to stand …

China

Obama's 'foreign-policy guru' gave a shockingly blunt interview to The New York Times

The interview — published Thursday with the headline "The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama's Foreign-Policy Guru" — received widespread attention for its unusually honest tone and Rhodes' willingness to share details about the meticulous foreign-policy narrative he has helped Obama …

National Security

Wireless Firms Roam the Globe for Customers

Maturing markets push cellphone firms to pursue new users in places like Ukraine, despite turmoil and a challenging business environment<p>KOSIVSKA POLIANA, UKRAINE—A team of network technicians in February ventured into the snow-covered Carpathian Mountains in southwestern Ukraine, where a pocket of …

Customers

Commentary: Why the battle for Aleppo could decide the Syria war

If Wednesday’s ceasefire in Aleppo holds, it could be a real turning point in what has become the world’s worst — and perhaps most geopolitically complex — conflict in recent memory.<p>A boy carries his belongings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to …

Middle East

Despite sanctions and isolation, Pyongyang skyline grows

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - The Pyongyang skyline is rising - and not just with the trophy structures that represent the North Korean state. Despite its political and economic isolation, the capital is in the midst of a building boom.<p>In a comparison of photos taken by Reuters this week and on a visit to …

These 9 charts explain the global slowdown and why central banks are powerless

GDP growth has only two basic components: growth in productivity and growth in the workforce size. That's it. There are two and only two ways you can grow an economy: increase the (working-age) population or productivity.<p>There is no magic fairy dust you can sprinkle on an economy to make it grow. …

How Russia and China Are Cooperating to Dismantle America's Dominance of the Internet

Did the Cold War even end?<p>Moscow and Beijing, deeply resentful of American power, are again finding ideological common cause, jointly aiming at two pillars of the post-Cold War dispensation: a borderless Internet and international civil society. They are doing so on the declared basis of national …

NGOs

Which subway stop will save you the most rent?

Few other places in the world put a premium on location the way that New York does.<p>In fact, according to a recent analysis by RentHop you can save …

“Há desproporção no processo de impeachment de Dilma Rousseff”

<b>Pergunta.</b> Independente do resultado da votação de domingo, como você imagina que será o dia seguinte em Brasília?<p><b>Resposta.</b> Se o cenário for de …

8 Time-Saving Excel Shortcuts Worth Memorizing [Infographic]

Need help navigating Excel? Check out these time-saving Excel shortcuts guaranteed to make your life easier.

Infographics

This Is What Could Really Fix Brazil’s Corruption Crisis

Brazil is not doing well. Does this come as a surprise? Well, generally, yes. It is hard, at least for me, to imagine Brazil facing not just one type …

To Optimize or to Satisfice When Visualizing Data?

In Defense of Freelancing

<i>Raw Deal: How the "Uber Econom</i><i>y"</i> <i>and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, by Steven Hill, St. Martin's Press, 326 pages, $27.99</i><p>I've …

Forget the “Washington playbook”: How the Obama doctrine is so vastly different from what Americans are used to in the Oval Office

<b>President Obama (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>Saying he’s a radical would be overstating it. But in one crucial respect, Obama truly has rejected the status quo<p>Elias Isquith<p>March 12, 2016 11:30am (UTC)<p>The gargantuan long-read on the “Obama doctrine” that the Atlantic published earlier this week is full …

Is there a link between free trade and war?

People who have read my posts in the past two years might have noticed that I discussed several times the origins of World War I (here and here and …

Globalization

There will be chaos: Big Oil’s collapse and the birth of a new world order

Barrel prices have completely cratered. With alternative energies on the rise, geopolitics may never be the same<p>Michael Klare<p>January 14, 2016 10:28pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>As 2015 drew to a close, many in the global energy industry were praying that the price of oil …

Here's a look inside New York City's first 'micro apartment'

• 'The world's fastest bike': Cannondale unveils new SystemSix just days before the start of the Tour de France — and Trek, Specialized, and Canyon …

Australia bet the house on never-ending Chinese growth. It might not end well

Over the last couple of decades, China has undergone profound change and is often cited as an economic growth miracle. Day by day, however, the evidence becomes increasingly clear the probability of a severe economic and financial downturn in China is on the cards. This is not good news at all for …

How Saudi Arabia 'pulled a proxy out from under Iran's wing'

Saudi Arabia's execution of the country's most prominent Shi'ite cleric on January 2nd triggered the apparently state-sanctioned burning of Saudi diplomatic facilities in Tehran and Mershad, a breach of international order that in turn resulted in Saudi Arabia cutting ties with their Persian Gulf …

Middle East

Oil, money, politics and evil: Our leading Middle East ally is the worst country imaginable

<b>Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Saudi Arabia'a Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud at the State Department in Washington, on April 12, 2012. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>America’s BFF relationship with the corrupt, vicious and oil-rich Saudi despots might be our worst mistake of …

Military Review Explains the Russian View of Future War

The latest issue of the US Army's Military Review professional journal has three related items of great importance. The first is the complete text of …

Obama's Second Term Could Be The Most Consequential In Recent Memory

But he needs one last thing to happen.<p>Barack Obama enters the final year of his presidency with plenty of unfinished business, from closing Guantanamo Bay to completing negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.<p>But Obama has already accomplished a great deal in his second term -- more than …