Tin Nguyen

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People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor

A new study finds that Trump voters weren’t losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world.<p>For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, …

Political Science

Krishanti Vignarajah Wants to Be the First Woman Governor of Maryland

She's the daughter of immigrants and a new mom.<p>People like to tell Krishanti Vignarajah she has a lot of nerve. She’s never held public office, she has a baby less than a year old, and, here she is, at 38, vying to be the first woman in history to be governor of Maryland. “So many people told me …

Sexual Harassment

Good luck leaving your Uber driver less than five stars

Have you ever given an Uber driver five stars who didn’t deserve it? If you’ve ever taken any ride-hailing service, the answer is probably yes.<p>Uber asks riders to give their drivers a rating of one to five stars at the end of each trip. But very few people make use of this full scale. That’s …

Gig Economy

Couple suing Johnson & Johnson over talcum powder wins $37 million judgment

An investment banker from New Jersey and his wife walked out $37 million richer from a court in New Brunswick Thursday, after a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson and a talc mining company to pay for causing him to develop a deadly cancer linked to asbestos.<p>The verdict is the first time a jury has …

Johnson & Johnson

Opinion: A U.S. dilemma as Turks advance on Kurdish enclaves

CLOSE<p>Tearful reunions, uncertain fates for Syrians fleeing Ghouta.<p>WASHINGTON – The seizure of the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin on Sunday by …

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

Demographic shifts rippling across the nation are fueling fears that their culture and standing are under threat.<p>Even after the coal mines closed and the factory jobs disappeared and the businesses began taking down their signs on Broad Street, even after the population started its steady decline …

New Orleans

What Airbnb Did to New York City

Airbnb’s effects on the city’s housing market have been dramatic, a report suggests. And other cities could soon see the same pattern.<p>There are two kinds of horror stories about Airbnb. When the home-sharing platform first appeared, the initial cautionary tales tended to emphasize extreme guest …

Housing

One of the most sought after jobs for rural Chinese women is to become a mistress

Shanshan’s $550 shoes came from her lover, but the soles of her feet, as hard as leather, came from her childhood. “We used to play barefoot in the village,” she told me. “All the girls in the karaoke bar had feet like this.”<p>At 26, Shanshan has come a long way from rural Sichuan, one of China’s …

China

The Genocide the U.S. Didn’t See Coming

Barack Obama was determined to open up to Myanmar. Now the country’s military is slaughtering its most vulnerable ethnic group. Could the United States have prevented it?<p><b>Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh</b>—The Moynarghona refugee camp, a claustrophobic, chaotic mass of bamboo and tarpaulin shacks, slumps over …

Asia Pacific

How Cities Are Divided By Income, Mapped

Three types of visualizations show the stark economic disparities in U.S. cities.<p>In Philly’s Center City live its richest residents—those who can pay the premium for that walkable, amenity-rich, green neighborhood. But just across the river, blocks away from the lush, expanding campuses of the …

Income Inequality

Inside North Korea’s Hacker Army

In most respects, Jong Hyok looks like any other middle-aged male tech worker you might see on the skyscraper-shadowed streets of Seoul’s Gangnam …

North Korea

Alzheimer's Disease Is Completely Reversed by Removing Just One Enzyme in New Study

An experimental treatment completely reversed Alzheimer’s disease in mice by reducing the levels of a single enzyme in the animals' brains. The …

The IRS Is Coming for Your Passports

The U.S. government is building the world’s largest debtors’ prison: the United States.<p>Beginning this month, the Internal Revenue Service will begin …

Taxes

Only 5 Nations Can Hit Any Place on Earth With a Missile. For Now.

North Korea is among a number of countries that have been working to improve the accuracy and range of their missiles.

North Korea

This state has had the highest number of millionaires for 7 years running

Residents of Maryland are raking in the riches, and don’t look to be stopping any time soon.<p>The state has came in the top spot for the seventh year …

Demographics

How to Check and Improve Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a number assigned to you by credit bureaus that determines your "creditworthiness" and influences the rates you get for …

Finance

Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Explains Most Everything

Stretching or breaking the law on her behalf would have been <i>rewarded</i> by a President Clinton.<p>What exactly were top officials in the FBI and DOJ doing …

Government

With Google, Bitcoins, and USPS, Feds realize it’s stupid easy to buy fentanyl | Ars Technica

Simple search led investigators to sales of $766 million worth of fentanyl.<p>A congressional report released Wednesday lays out just how easy it is for …

Customer Service

The real reason for Congress' shutdown fiasco

Lawmakers sowed the seeds for this years ago — as Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi know all too well.<p>The Republican-led government shutdown in 2013 was billed as a fight over Obamacare. The latest disruption was triggered by Democrats' demands on immigration.<p>But lost in the …

Mitch McConnell

Tinder's Lack of Encryption Lets Strangers Spy on Your Swipes

In 2018, you'd be forgiven for assuming that any sensitive app encrypts its connection from your phone to the cloud, so that the stranger two tables …

Apps

Eating Curry May Improve Memory and Happiness, New Study Says

An ingredient that gives curry its bright color could also improve your memory and make you happier, according to a new study, published Friday in …

Immigration

He tried to hold in a sneeze and ended up in the hospital on a feeding tube

Sneezing is an astoundingly powerful human action, blasting mucus and air from the nose and mouth at up to 100 miles per hour, according to the Cleveland Clinic. That power exists whether a sneeze is held in or not.<p>“Occasionally, people will cause some damage to their eardrums or their sinuses if …

Medical Journals

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

Early or late: One senior says ignore the conventional wisdom of waiting to take Social Security. Take it at 62.

My husband and I are in a great debate about when to start collecting Social Security.<p>I want to delay getting benefits until we are 70. We both reach full retirement age at 67.<p>“Nope,” my husband says. “I’m going to take it early at 62. Why wait all those years when we could use the money to travel …

Retirement

Chim Cut Chien Don – crispy spiced quail

<b>For the quails</b>:<p><b>1.</b><p>Combine the marinate ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. Cut off the neck and cut the quails along the breast bone to open …

Food & Dining

Tax Reform Changes To Recharacterizations And Roth IRA 2018 Contribution Limits

Despite lots of noise leading up to the passage of the tax reform bill, retirement planning was left mostly alone. While the tax cuts and changes might have a big impact on government program cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security in the future and might also significantly impact how …

Retirement

‘I hope I can quit working in a few years’: A preview of the U.S. without pensions

TULSA — Tom Coomer has retired twice: once when he was 65, and then several years ago. Each time he realized that with just a Social Security check, "You can hardly make it these days."<p>So here he is at 79, working full-time at Walmart. During each eight-hour shift, he stands at the store entrance …

Retirement

Retiring early could kill you

Research links men who claim their Social Security at age 62 with up to a 20% greater risk of mortality.<p>Your work really is your livelihood.<p>About …