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How can we create a better life for everyone?

Why is equality still so elusive, while inequality is seen as normal and almost inevitable? We interview the sharpest economic minds in the world, as …

Economics

A robot’s analysis of Trump’s inauguration speech reveals what he was feeling while taking the oath of office

Some people watched the inaugural speech of US president Donald Trump and saw darkness. Others saw hope. Is one view correct and the other just wrong? Is there a middle ground on which we all can meet? And if Facebook is a filter bubble filled with fake news, and journalists, as the president has …

Donald Trump

Tweets from Death Valley National Park create a social media stir

A series of messages from Death Valley National Park's official Twitter feed set off a flurry of social media activity Wednesday when users assumed the posts were meant to be taken as commentary on President Trump.<p>The three posts Wednesday morning addressed internment of Japanese Americans during …

Trump administration orders EPA to axe climate change page from site

After barring the Environmental Protection Agency and its staff from discussing or disseminating any climate-related news to outsiders, President Donald Trump’s administration has reportedly instructed the EPA to take down the climate change page from its website, Reuters reports.<p>Citing undisclosed …

Trump Administration

The French are hosting “intellectual rave parties” in 30 cities around the world

Could it be more French?<p>Between Jan. 26 and Jan. 29, French consulates in 30 cities around the world will be hosting free, all-night “intellectual rave parties” to wrestle with today’s most pressing matters. The Night of Philosophy and Ideas (<i>La Nuit des idées)</i> is a festival of philosophical …

New York City

Trump administration removes apology for historic mass government discrimination against LGBTI employees

The Trump administration sparked fury from gay activists after it removed from its state department's website an apology for past discrimination towards the LGBTI community.<p>Former secretary of state John Kerry published an apology on the website earlier this month for his department’s past …

Immigration

New Chinese money rules threaten tide of foreign buyers in Canada

Strict new government scrutiny on Chinese people who want to convert their money into other currencies threatens to slow the rush of foreign property buying that has stoked sky-high home prices in Canada and around the world.<p>For months, China has sought to dam the flood of money pouring out of its …

Canadian Real Estate
Personal Data

Big Data's Big Misses: 2016 Was a Bad Year For Predictions

Goodbye 2016. The journalists and analysts who work with numbers will not miss you.<p>From the United States to the United Kingdom, the last 12 months will be remembered for missed calls, surprises and upsets that didn’t just beat the odds, but that shattered them – and not just in politics. On the …

Golden State Warriors
Emerging Technology

Canada's Building a Plant That Will Make Fuel Out of Poop

Each time you flush a toilet, it’s the beginning of a long journey. Your waste makes its way through a maze of pipes and sewers, eventually reaching …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

The disturbingly accurate brain science that identifies potential criminals while they’re still toddlers

Scientists are able to use brain tests on three-year-olds to determine which children are more likely to grow up to become criminals. It sounds like <i>Minority Report</i> come to life: An uncomfortable idea presenting myriad ethical concerns. But, though unnerving, the research is nuanced and could …

The Brain

23 Men And Women Share The Surprising Life Lessons They Learned From Their Last Relationship

That there are worse things than being alone.<p>—<p>3. Timing Is Everything<p>“If you have chemistry you only need one other thing – timing, but timing’s a …

Amazon opens a grocery store with no checkout line

Amazon has gone after book stores, retail chains and electronics shops. Now it's taking on grocery stores, with a twist.<p>Amazon (AMZN) unveiled in a video a new physical store on Monday that sells a mix of "grocery essentials" and ready-made meals. But the key selling point is what it doesn't have: …

eCommerce

Trump supporter Sarah Palin calls Carrier deal 'crony capitalism'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- an early supporter of Donald Trump who is under consideration to serve in his Cabinet -- is criticizing the use of subsidies to keep an Indiana-based air conditioning company from sending jobs to Mexico, a move the President-elect has spotlighted as one of …

Mike Pence

This Is How You Know You're in Love

I used to believe that love was like a light switch: Something flicks on. You get an overwhelming sensation. It hits you like a bag of bricks—or a …

Relationships

Trump Picks Staunch Opponents of Net Neutrality to Oversee FCC

President-elect Donald Trump formally named two staunch opponents of net neutrality to oversee his policies for the agency that created the rules to …

Net Neutrality

Obama advice to daughters about election: 'Don't get into a fetal position'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama's advice to his two daughters and anyone worried about the election of Donald Trump is not to "get into a fetal position" and put the outcome in context.<p>Asked by The New Yorker's David Remnick what Obama told his daughters Sasha and Malia about the …

Prenatal Development

DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

I know I always get pretty excited about the projects on here but, seriously, this is one of my favorites! I’ve had a hanging chair on my to-make …

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

Motivation

Comment on Why the World Is Better Than Ever—and Will Get Better Still by Robyn Wyrick

@deltajent, I think you’re probably right that @mking lacks understanding about “free markets and true capitalism” I think it is also probably fair …

Emerging Technology

In Virginia, Biden calls for empathy for Trump backers: ‘We have got to let it go.’

With an eye to postelection unity, Vice President Biden on Monday evening urged supporters in Fairfax County, Va., to prepare to let go of anger toward Donald Trump and empathize with the fury driving his supporters.<p>Biden appeared alongside Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) and their spouses in a final-hour …

Michelle Obama

20 Brutal Truths About Relationships No One Wants to Admit | Inc.com

In a world full of superficial greetings and surface-level chatter, it's of vital importance you confront truths that you may not like to hear.<p>When forced to encounter fears that otherwise go unacknowledged, you grow and adapt, making better use of your time on this planet and developing more …

Relationships

13 People On What Happened When They Stopped Being Sexually Attracted To Their Partner

I jerk off to our wedding/honeymoon sex tapes.<p>—<p>I lived with a man years ago and this happened to me. Initially I was attracted to him, not because of …

“Power magnifies personality” — remember that when casting votes

Psychologists have long studied what power does to the mind. It isn’t always pretty.<p>For many voters, and especially women voters, Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy raises a central question loaded with fear: What happens if you give a person with a long history of abusing power even more …

This Is How To Deal With Psychopaths And Toxic People: 5 Proven Secrets

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

Study Shows Even Social Scientists Can Be Biased

From Simon Oxenham's excellent weekly column in <i>New Scientist</i> comes word of another social psychology study that will undermine our faith in social …

Psychology

Researchers Think They Know How to Make Your Brain Learn Like a Kid Again

Make our brains great again.<p>Kids have amazing brains. They can pick up two languages in early childhood just as easily as they can learn one. Early …

The Brain