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A PhD in economics is the only one worth getting

People often ask me: “Noah, what career path can I take where I’m virtually guaranteed to get a well-paying job in my field of interest, which doesn’t force me to work 80 hours a week, and which gives me both autonomy and intellectual excitement?” Well, actually, I lied, no one asks me that. But …

Higher Education

How Nike Solved Its Sweatshop Problem

The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh was a reminder that even though Nike managed to turn around its image, large parts of the industry still haven't changed much at all.<p>Nike was an early target for the very reason it's been so successful. Its business model was based on outsourcing its …

Human Rights

Before LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman Founded An Overeager Dating Site

His first try was a dating service in 1997 called SocialNet.<p>It was an ambitious idea. Not only would SocialNet find you a date, it was supposed to help with professional networking, finding roommates, it even included something called Just Play for finding tennis partners, Hoffman told Bloomberg …

Temporary and part-time jobs are going to kill the global economy

The consequences of the current unemployment situation may be felt for decades eventually undermining financial stability. The threat to stability has become a grave concern—enough so that in a radical strategy shift, the International Monetary Fund is now focusing on fixing unemployment.<p>Since the …

Economics

$1 Billion Waze Acquisition Would Be More Proof Facebook Is No Longer A Social Network

Without this lens, Facebook's acquisition of Waze makes no sense. Facebook doesn't have a mapping application, and it's not clear why it would want to start competing in that arena with the likes of Google, Microsoft's Bing, or Apple. Apple wanted to acquire Waze at one point, but only because it …

Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon are all trying to turn into the same uber-company

Who will be the sole provider of all that you desire? Which company’s services will you “hire” to address your every internet-enabled whim? It sounds absurd, but this is the essence of the battle between the big four tech giants—oh and Microsoft too, but these days Microsoft is mostly an enterprise …

Google Play

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination

A recent early morning hike in Malibu, California, led me to a beach, where I sat on a rock and watched surfers. I marveled at these courageous men and women who woke before dawn, endured freezing water, paddled through barreling waves, and even risked shark attacks, all for the sake of, maybe, …

The Loss of Historical Adam and the Death of Exegesis

Steven Wedgeworth, commenting on the revisionist work of Peter Enns and J. R. Daniel Kirk and the agnosticism of Tremper Longman on the historical …

What Does 'Sexual Coercion' Say About A Society?

Anthropologists, sociologists and biologists have explored over several decades many factors that shape the likelihood of sexual coercion of women by men.<p>Such research cannot, of course, definitively explain the recent case in Cleveland involving Ariel Castro, who has been charged with abducting …

Home Brewing: Soon To Be Legal In All 50 States

The Alabama Legislature has approved a bill making it legal to brew beer at home, a practice that had been forbidden in the state. If Gov. Robert Bentley signs the bill, as is expected, home brewing will soon be legal in all 50 states.<p>Alabama lawmakers voted on the bill to legalize home brewing …

3D-printed guns: expert warns of threat to user

Firing a gun in which any part has been made in a 3D printer could result in the death of the user, a specialist has warned, because the plastics in …

Did a Female North Korean Traffic Cop Save Kim Jong-un from Assassination?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When you win North Korea's "Hero of the Republic" award, you've probably helped the entire state …

California's Bay Bridge Hits Trouble Ahead Of Opening Day

Faced with lingering safety concerns over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's new eastern span, California transportation officials say it will take more work — and up to $10 million — to get the bridge ready for its planned grand opening on Labor Day.<p>They discovered the problem after massive …

Disney Animation Is Ready to Charm You Again, This Time with Marvel, Not Pixar

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Disney animation—the part that doesn't involve Pixar—isn't exactly what it used to be, but it might …

Uhuru Kenyatta's crimes against humanity trial must be stopped, Kenya tells UN

Kenya's government has launched an international lobbying campaign to have charges accusing its new president of crimes against humanity dropped.<p>The International Criminal Court cases against Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, are flawed, threaten regional security and violate Kenyans' …

New Details About North Korea's American Prisoner Are Appropriately Crazy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>United States citizen and "devout Christian" Kenneth Bae is set to spend the next 15 years in a …

Diabetes: dirty air 'may raise' insulin resistance risk

<b>Children's exposure to air traffic pollution could increase their risk of insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes in adults, suggests a study in Diabetologia.</b><p>German research on 397 10-year-olds found that living close to a major road increased resistance by 7% per 500m.<p>Air pollutants are …

Pollution

Associated Press News

LinkedIn is 10 Years Old: Here's How it Changed the Way we Work

Today marks a historic moment for one of Silicon Valley’s biggest and well-known companies. It has been a decade since LinkedIn was founded as a business-related social network and now it has grown up to become a successful public company with more than 225 million members and nearly $325 million …