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Beware of Selling Yoga Pants on Facebook

Is the social-media gig economy a form of entrepreneurship, fraud—or something else entirely?<p>“Hi! I noticed you posted about your cold today. It sucks to be sick. I thought maybe you’d like to try some greens! I love them; I swear, you’ll never get sick again!”<p>I did not want the greens.<p>This was the …

New Jersey

Access+Ability Exhibition Features Products Developed by and with People with Disabilities

The Cooper Hewitt is using their platform to educate the public on the growing movement toward accessibility and inclusive design<p><i>Access+Ability</i> is an …

Disability

Trump on trade war with China: “When you’re already $500 Billion DOWN, you can’t lose!”

Narrator: You can lose.<p>On Monday, the Trump administration announced tariffs on about $50 billion worth of imported goods from China, aiming to punish the country for alleged violations of American intellectual property. The Chinese clapped back Tuesday with retaliatory tariffs on about 106 …

Economics

The Daily 202: Trump’s DACA tweetstorm speaks volumes about his presidency

DACA

Will Trump Crash the Farm Economy?

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Donald Trump won over 60 percent of the 2016 vote in rural Iowa, where I live, and I haven’t heard much concern from Republicans over the president’s alleged infidelities with a porn actress, his ties to Russia or Jared Kushner’s real estate shenanigans.<p>Or, for that matter, much …

Donald Trump

How these Guatemalan women are transforming their town

Lidia Florentino Cumes greets visitors to her small, bright office with a giggle before grabbing a brochure and launching into a well-honed …

Indigenous Peoples

The Future of Clothing Isn't in Tatters

The global trade of new and used garments is sorting itself in surprising ways.<p><i>There are two textile-obsessed columnists at Bloomberg View. One, based in Kuala Lumpur, is writing a book about used goods, including the global trade in secondhand clothes. The other, based in Los Angeles, is also</i> …

Clothing

In Defense of the 'Ugly' Facebook Memo

An executive’s deliberately provocative post offers an encouraging sign that the company is grappling with the forces it has unleashed.<p>On Thursday, <i>BuzzFeed</i> published a controversial internal Facebook memo titled “The Ugly.” It features Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth’s 2016 reflections on …

Political Science

Bad Ideas Aren't Worth Debating

Mainstream magazines in the Donald Trump era have been scrambling to hire more right-leaning columnists to demonstrate their commitment to diversity of thought. These efforts have borne fruit, though not exactly in the manner intended. Instead of showing the value of vibrant debate, they’ve …

Political Science

Trump Can't Get What He Wants and Doesn't Know Why

The president’s irate criticism of the omnibus spending bill demonstrates his continued attachment to a flawed theory of the presidency.<p>In the end, Donald Trump had to sign the bill—for the military, he said. But he didn’t have to like it.<p>That was the upshot of a peculiar and rambling set of …

Donald Trump

Joe Biden Could Beat Trump in a Fight—and an Election

Face it, Democrats: These are the times we live in. To beat Trump, you need tough. And Biden is tough.<p>Joe Biden is as close as it gets to the real …

Joe Biden

Judge temporarily blocks 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just one day after Mississippi's governor signed a law banning abortions after 15 weeks, a federal judge issued an order temporarily blocking it.<p>District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday, blocking the law from taking effect for 10 days while the court …

Data Protection

Photos of the Week: The Sydney Skinny, a Glacial Arch, Pelicans at Play

Skijoring in Montana, a Russian presidential candidate in Moscow, economic disparity in Manila, a walkout against gun violence across the United States, civilians fleeing the battlefields of Syria, ski mountaineering in France, a balloon designer in Australia, the stark and lonely route of a German …

University of Washington

Life without toilets: the photographer tackling a global taboo

Andrea Bruce’s prize-winning images from India, Haiti and Vietnam document the deeply sensitive issue of open defecation, which affects 1.1 billion of the world’s poorest people<p>Photographs: Andrea Bruce/NOOR/Eyevine<p>One of the biggest issues at the intersection of sanitation, poverty and global …

Environmental Health

Low 'social credit scores' will restrict plane and train travel for Chinese citizens

<i>Black Mirror</i> has come to life in China.<p>A bad social ranking could affect every aspect of someone's life, <i>The Verge</i> reports, thanks to the country's …

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

Political Cartoons

4 charged with using 'Wounded Warrior' name to raise over $150,000 for personal profit

<b>New Albany, Indiana (CNN) —</b> Dan Cristiani of Clark County, Indiana, thought he was helping veterans. His late father had been awarded two Purple Hearts, so when Cristiani received a call from the "Wounded Warrior Fund" asking for a donation to help Indiana vets, he felt it was his duty to give. And …

Corruption

Danny Trejo On Acting, Addiction And Playing 'The Mean Chicano Dude'

Actor Danny Trejo came of age in the California prison system, doing time in a juvenile detention center as well as in San Quentin, Folsom and Soledad, on charges relating to drugs. He says that background prepared him well for acting.<p>"Standing on the yard in San Quentin, knowing that there's a …

TV shows

One Hundred Years Later, the Madness of Daylight Saving Time Endures

One hundred years after Congress passed the first daylight saving legislation, lawmakers in Florida this week passed the “Sunshine Protection Act,” …

Nova Scotia

12 Home Depot Shopping Secrets That Can Save You Serious Money

If "Let's do this" brings bright orange to mind, you must be a Home Depot regular like me. I've spent more hours of my life (and more dollars) than I …

Home Depot

Hunting for ghost gear: What happens when fishing nets go rogue

Marine life is battling an unexpected enemy, lost fishing gear, also known as ghost gear. 705,000 tons of fishing gear are lost in the ocean every year. Mike Neill and his crew are trying to change that.

Conservation

10 Dishes With Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri

The famous chef tackles our speed round of questions.<p><b>After a shift, what is your favorite guilty pleasure to eat?</b> “Real-deal, kick-ass, legit …

The sound illusion that makes Dunkirk so intense

Why Christopher Nolan is obsessed with the Shepard tone.<p>Christopher Nolan’s <i>Dunkirk</i> — now an Oscar winner for sound mixing and editing — is a nerve-wracking film. Three separate storylines tell the famed World War II tale, where 330,000 Allied forces were evacuated from the Northern beaches of …

Construction

Someone Gave Shaun White's Gold Medal Run The Super Mario Treatment

Shaun White took home his third career snowboarding gold medal at this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. His incredible final halfpipe run was virtually perfect and clinched his victory.<p>So how do you improve on perfection? That’s easy: just add internet. Video editor Dylan Tate …

History Is on the Side of Sanctuary Cities

Cities and states refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities are part of a long American tradition.<p>If President Trump had his way, this …

Trump's Tariff Can't Start A Trade War Because It Started Years Ago

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has economists cringing. Conservative Republicans are dusting off the principles they learned in Econ 101, liberal Nobel laureate Paul Krugman is warning that Trump will start an economically destructive …

'It Is My Greatest Fear.' Superintendents Are Shutting Down School Districts Nationwide Over Shooting Threats

There was little in her training as an educator that prepared Piera Gravenor to make decisions in the middle of the night in response to school …

New Jersey

Trump Thought the Rules Didn’t Apply—and Now He’s Paying the Price

The Trump administration decided early on that many guidelines were either antiquated or punitive, and is belatedly discovering that they were there for its own protection.<p>Soon after Donald Trump became president, he began running into a whole set of rules about how government works, like demands …

Donald Trump

Stephen Colbert Nails The NRA's Complete Hypocrisy In A Single Sentence

Stephen Colbert doesn’t understand why the National Rifle Association is upset that rental car company Enterprise cut ties with the gun rights group, ending discounts for members at its locations.<p>Using his personal account on Twitter, the CBS “Late Show” host wrote:<p>Colbert’s tweet drew more than …

Robert Mueller Doesn’t Need a Smoking Gun

<i>Updated on February 27 at 12:05 p.m. EST.</i>As of the latest indictments and plea agreements, the picture of what may have happened in the 2016 …

Donald Trump