Keith Snyder

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How the ‘Uber Eats’ Mentality Pushes Millennials Toward Socialism

Need new headphones? Amazon.<p>Need to get across town? Uber.<p>Need a date? Tinder.<p>Need to end world poverty? Socialism.<p>What do these all have in common? …

UberEATS

FEMA Blamed Delays In Puerto Rico On Maria; Agency Records Tell Another Story

<b>Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET</b><p>A month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan stepped off a helicopter in the town of Ceiba with a mission: Get relief supplies to people in need.<p>He and FEMA's regional administrator, Thomas Von Essen, told the town's mayor and other mayors …

Puerto Rico

5 expert tips for stunning detail in landscape photos

How do you make a mountain appear as large to the viewer as it does to you? How do you get rid of noise in your nightscape images? How can you get …

China's global trade plan is piling huge debt on smaller nations

Big loans from China can come with big headaches.<p>A new report says China's massive plan to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into ports, rail lines and other projects across Asia, Europe and Africa could pile debt problems onto smaller countries.<p>Loans from China's Belt and Road Initiative "will …

How to take a picture of the moon that doesn’t look like a tiny, white blob

Taking a good picture of our little satellite pal is harder than it seems, but a little prep makes a big difference.<p>The moon is a photographic tease. It hangs up there in the sky, all big and bright. Then you try to take a picture of it and you get a pathetic white blob floating in a sea of digital …

Mobile Photography

Poll: Millennials say the country is on the wrong track, but they're not

Politics News<p>Millennials think things in the country are off on the wrong track but at the same time, they're optimistic about their own futures, according to a new NBC News/GenForward survey.<p>Nearly two-thirds of millennials (63 percent) think things in this country are off on the wrong track. Only …

Democratic Party

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “<b>What aperture is best for landscape photography?</b>” is often asked via the CaptureLandscapes newsletter and other discussion venues.While</b> …

Landscape Photography

Scientists Just Recalibrated Our Future Climate Scenarios And We Need to Pay Attention

They've narrowed it down.<p>Climate scientists on Wednesday suggested that they may be able to rule out some of the most dire scenarios of what would …

Study: Americans view media negatively, can't agree on meaning of 'fake news'

Forty-three percent of respondents also had a very or somewhat unfavorable view of the press.<p>A new study on the news media in the United States, released on Tuesday by Gallup and the Knight Foundation, finds many familiar if unsettling trends: Americans have a negative view of the media, believe …

China is heading toward a debt crisis that will throw into question everything we think we know about its economy

China's worrisome build-up of corporate and household debt is well-documented, but fears of a financial crisis have receded sharply from the turbulent days of 2015 and 2016, when the country's stock market crashed on fears that an epic two-decade growth streak might come to an abrupt halt.<p>Since …

China

'Swatting' suspect was linked to many other hoax calls in L.A. and elsewhere before Kansas tragedy - Los Angeles Times

In some corners of the online gaming world, Tyler Rai Barriss was a notorious figure.<p>The 25-year-old Los Angeles man had built a reputation for helping others gain revenge on rival players. He also had a history of making fake bomb threats and other hoaxes that sowed chaos and landed him in …

Los Angeles

The Greatest Bubble Ever: Why You Better Believe It, Part 1

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan's infamous "irrational exuberance" speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from <i>830</i> to <i>4585</i> or by</i> …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>Elisabeth Leamy<p>Bio Follow<p>Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and …

Real Estate

Your Social Security Benefits Will Be Smaller Than You Think

Don't count on your Social Security benefits until you've factored in these related expenses.<p>If you're counting on your Social Security benefits for …

CNN Corrects a Trump Story, Fueling Claims of ‘Fake News’

CNN on Friday corrected an erroneous report that Donald Trump Jr. had received advance notice from the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks about a trove of hacked documents that it planned to release during last year’s presidential campaign.<p>In fact, the email to Mr. Trump was sent a day after the …

Donald Trump

IMF warns high debt threatens China’s financial stability

High levels of corporate, government and household debt are undermining China’s financial stability, the IMF said in a report. It urged Beijing to …

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Why I Think Trump Is Finished (And My Work Is Done)

After 187 episodes—and nearly half a billion views—Keith Olbermann signs off.<p><b>I am confident now,</b> even more so than I have been throughout the last year, that this nightmare presidency of Donald John Trump will end prematurely—and end soon. And I am thus also confident that this is the correct …

Donald Trump

The Perfect Storm (Of The Coming Market Crisis)

It is always refreshing to step away from the keyboard for a few days and hit the "reset button," which is exactly what I did last week. My wife and …

No, Republicans Aren’t Hypocrites on Family Values

Setting aside the behavior of certain GOP politicians, the data show that Red America is hardly the land of broken families and libertine behavior depicted in the press.<p>Today, Roy Moore stands as Exhibit A in conservative hypocrisy when it comes to family values—saying one thing in public and doing …

The stock market may be rising, but a report from the Federal Reserve shows the grim state of American wealth

Incomes are up, the stock market is soaring, and home prices have largely recovered from the mortgage meltdown. But Americans still haven't regained all the wealth they lost and, on the whole, are worse off than in 1998.<p>The Federal Reserve's just-released Survey of Consumer Finances, done every …

Yes, the Clintons should be investigated

By Marc A. Thiessen<p>Marc A. Thiessen<p>Columnist focusing on foreign and domestic policy<p>Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>President Trump's critics are arguing that GOP calls for the Justice Department to investigate Hillary Clinton and Democrats' ties to Russia are an effort to distract from the real Russia …

Hillary Clinton

Donna Brazile's Tell-All Is Troubling For the Wrong Reasons

Instead of contributing to our understanding of what happened in 2016, Hacks muddies the waters.<p>“Why am I supposed to be the only person that is unable to tell my story?” asked Donna Brazile, during the early days of her media blitz. Apparently she shouldn’t have worried. Her campaign memoir, <i>Hacks</i>, …

Hacking

Everything You Need to Know About Polarizing Filters

You can research polarizing filters online and come up with a lot of info and videos explaining how they work, but some of the tutorials are a bit …

Crops in 25 States Damaged by Unintended Drift of Weed Killer

WASHINGTON — A weed killer called dicamba has damaged more than 3.6 million acres of soybean crops, or about 4 percent of all soybeans planted in the United States this year, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday in calling for an urgent federal response.<p>“It is not often that we hear …

Britain’s improving gender gap has nothing to do with wages or promotions

Britain is one of most improved countries for closing the gender gap, according to the World Economic Forum. But data shows that this improvement has nothing to do with tangible improvements in either salaries or getting more women into leadership. Here are the most-improved countries in closing …

Scientists Just Found a Serious Flaw in Ocean Temperature Calculations

Oh no.<p>Models used to estimate past ocean temperatures might be based on a flawed assumption, according to new research.<p>If true, it would mean our …

Stock market usually gives this 'advance warning' before plunging

Fear not. The market will likely give you a heads-up before a 10% pullback, equity strategist Sam Stovall says.<p>That heads-up typically comes in the form of rising volatility, CFRA Research's chief investment said in a note Monday.<p>Over the past 40 years, the S&P 500 posted an average of 67 trading …

Pay No Tax on Capital Gains? Yep. Here's How to Do It

Each time I write about the zero percent capital gains tax rate, someone says “I didn’t know there was a zero percent tax rate on long-term capital …