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The Trump tax calculator — will you pay more or less?

You have your W-2s in front of you, getting ready to staple your income documents to the tax return you send to Uncle Sam.<p>But before you do, use …

Donald Trump

How Much Income Puts You in the Top 1%, 5%, 10%? | Investopedia

Incomes have been making news this week. But when you read all those stories about the 5% or the storied 1% – or even the top 10% – how much money do …

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

Self-improvement

Death Star Desk Lamp Is the Ultimate Power in Your Cubicle - Technabob

That’s no moon! It is an armored space station that also happens to be a cool lamp for your desk. Use your new weapon wisely, to shed light onto the …

Man Caves

In Samsung's Messy Phone Recall, Lack Of Transparency Takes Center Stage

Now that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7s have caught fire even after the phone-maker said it had changed battery suppliers, and the real cause of overheating remains a mystery, the Korean tech giant is facing new questions about its transparency throughout the recall debacle.<p>It has been a week since …

WikiLeaks reveals the real Huma Abedin

Neither simply body woman or scheduler, Clinton’s long-time aide acts as shield, translator, and history keeper.<p>Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was frustrating Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta last year, dangling the possibility of an endorsement and then wavering about his …

Is China’s gaokao the world’s toughest school exam? | Alec Ash

Chinese children must endure years of stress and impossible expectations preparing for their final school exam. The students who do best can look forward to glittering careers and even good marriage prospects. But for the less successful, the system is brutal<p>For two days in early June every year, …

High School

What’s at Stake in Syria’s Battle for Aleppo: QuickTake Q&A

Even a war as pitiless as Syria’s can have a low point. The battle for Aleppo has produced carnage, civilian suffering and, according to some, war …

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken<p>Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official …

Human Geography

Trump, China, and the Ties That Bind

A visit to the Chinese factories that made Donald Trump’s clothing brand possible.<p>The answer was complicated, a bit too much so to explain in my rusty Chinese. Had I been honest, I would have told him that I had arrived in Hangzhou on a journey of last resort.<p>Encased in Ziploc at the bottom of my …

Around the World in 10 Books

Send your imagination to distant lands with our fall reading list.<p>We believe every season is book season, so we found 10 new picks for you to cozy up with this fall. Whether you’re an armchair traveler looking for a quick getaway or a restless adventurer who’s already at the airport, these stories …

Books

The ultimate (affordable) mattress buying guide: How to choose the best type for you

Some purchases are best made secondhand. Mattresses? Not so much.<p>Sure, Craigslist makes it easy to find a cheap used mattress, but that might mean …

Shopping

22 Fall Salad Recipes to See You Through the Season

In spring and summer salads are an obvious meal—farmers markets overflow with fresh produce, and salads are a seasonally appropriate way to showcase the lettuces, tomatoes, and other vegetables that are in abundance. When the seasons change, the offerings at the local market change, too, but that …

Healthy Eating

Everything Google announced at today's Pixel hardware event

Kicking off the show at its hardware launch, Google CEO Sundar Pichai touted the shift from mobile to artificial intelligence that allowed for two-way conversation and natural dialogue. He described Google’s desire to build an ‘individual Google’ for each user before detailing some interesting AI …

A Short History of Golden Parachutes

Golden parachutes can’t seem to stay out of the news. Last year, Jeff Smisek, the former CEO of United Airlines, received a separation payment of $4.875 million in cash along with additional equity awards and other benefits for a total of close to $37 million after being ousted from his company. …

Sexual Harassment

America is obsessed with happiness — and it’s making us miserable

A Brit on life in America: “The pursuit of happiness” has gotten out of hand.<p>I’m at the gynecologist for my Pap smear, feet in stirrups, idly wondering what Emily Post might have suggested as appropriate small talk for those moments when the person you are speaking to will be replying to your …

Happiness

6 Simple Ways to Maintain Perfect Posture

If you are feeling back pain, neck pain or shoulder pain, you may benefit from physical therapy to help decrease your pain and learn strategies to …

Motivational Quotes From 49 Intensely Competitive People

These motivational quotes will keep you energized and in the fight until you emerge as the winner.<p>Last week I explained why you should never apologize for being competitive, suggested that managers could foster competition by making salaries public and provided a five step guide to compete at work …

Motivation

How To Actually Get Work Done At Home

Science can’t quite figure out whether working from home is a good thing or a bad thing.<br>Some studies say it boosts employee productivity. Others say it doesn’t.<p>Those conflicting findings are a constant in my work-from-home life.<p>I spend about 3/4 of my time working from home and I’m much less …

Student-Centered Educational Software

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1088)Last year I wrote a long rant about how the Gallup-Purdue survey studying the impact of higher education on …

65 Movies That Need to Be on Your Radar This Fall

Goodbye, blockbusters of Summer; hello, comedies, dramas, and, well, blockbusters of Fall! So many highly anticipated films are hitting the big screen in September, October, November, and December. Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Winslet, and Ben Affleck are just a few of the …

After Fifteen Years, Alicia Keys Has Found an Entirely New Voice

Alicia Keys has sung many songs about New York City, but she’s never released an ode to the Big Apple quite like “Gramercy Park.” The track, which …

Alicia Keys

How Donald Trump Talked About 9/11 Attacks Then and Now

How Successful People Learn: 5 Simple Rules Everyone Should Follow

Want to work smarter? Incorporate these five rules into your daily habits.<p>How do you define success?<p>We all measure prosperity in different ways. But it doesn't really matter what your personal goals are. The key to getting better at anything is summed up in one word:<p>Learning.<p>That's why the most …

Self-improvement

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

12 Simple Ways To Cut Calories At Breakfast If You’re Trying To Lose Weight

If you’re trying to lose weight, cutting calories at breakfast is tricky for a couple of reasons. First thing in the morning, you want to be sure to …

Nutrition

How to Create a Meditation Space in Your Home

If you’re dealing with stress, you’ve likely been dabbling in anxiety apps, trying to journal your way to calmness or even sitting down with crayons and adult coloring books. If you haven’t found an awesome way to deal with your stress, it’s time to give meditation a real shot (consistency is …

Meditation