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Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts

The U.S. leads the world in health care spending, but we don't live very long, and going to the doctor is so expensive that we don't do it very often. So where is the money going?<p>Not toward obesity-related diseases or unnecessary tests and treatments, as the writer John Green pointed out in a …

Warren Buffett On Debt Ceiling Debate: 'We'll Go Right Up To The Point Of Extreme Idiocy'

Congressional Republicans aren’t stupid enough to hold America’s full faith and credit hostage to politics, but they'll get pretty close, according to Warren Buffett.<p>The billionaire investor told Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC Thursday that Congress will probably raise the nation’s debt ceiling in time …

A Visionary CEO Changes The Face Of Pet Care And Commerce

When Brock Weatherup arrived at PetFoodDirect.com four years ago, it was a struggling pure play e-commerce company. His vision was to turn the site into a pet food subscription business “before subscriptions were sexy” — but he quickly discovered he was going to need to do more than that in order …

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Every situation in which language is used – texting your mates, asking for a pay rise, composing a small ad, making a speech, drafting a will, writing up an experiment, praying, rapping, or any other – has its own conventions. You wouldn't expect a politician being interviewed by Kirsty Wark about …

The Most Complete Guide To Beer Ever [Infographic]

It's... it's beautiful.<p>The artists at Pop Chart Lab, who've created gorgeous visualizations of everything from classic Nintendo games to bicycles, are tackling beer. A lot of beer.<p>Pop Chart has already released two beer posters, but since you can never, ever have a problem because of too much beer, …

Solid Proof That Patrick Kane Is A Stickhandling God

We're not worthy. We're not worthy.

Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

14 Rules Of The New Workplace That Millennials Need To Master

To navigate the new workplace, Schawbel says millennials need to master a new set of rules that aren't taught in school. Advances in technology, the rise of social media, and 24/7 connectivity mean young people have to promote themselves and take ownership of their careers in ways that previous …

The Real Reason Creative Workers Are Good for the Economy

How the Internet is killing innovation

<i>Rob May is CEO and cofounder of Backupify.</i><p>I believed the same lies that you still believe, for a long time. I was in college during the early days of the World Wide Web, and like others, I rejoiced in the incredible access to knowledge it provided, and diversity of thought it promoted. So when I …

Richard Dawkins: 'I don't think I am strident or aggressive'

On the top floor of Random House's offices in London, the world's number one thinker – according to <i>Prospect</i> magazine's annual poll – walks in from the roof terrace and shakes my hand. Richard Dawkins is a trim 72-year-old with one of those faces that, no matter the accumulation of lines, will …