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Free Money: The Surprising Effects of a Basic Income Supplied by Government

Skooter McCoy was 20 years old when his wife, Michelle, gave birth to their first child, a son named Spencer. It was 1996, and McCoy was living in …

Trump has started a brain drain back to India

Twelve years later, Sahay, now 50, is still a data architect, still working for the same firm, and still waiting for that green card. It's not clear when he'll clear the government backlog. He does know that his provisional status stalled his career — changing jobs would have required the company …

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

How to Work From Home: 6 Steps to Land the Perfect Remote Job | Inc.com

Remote work is increasingly popular for employees and employers. (I know: "Thanks, Captain Obvious.") Working from home is quickly becoming an expectation: Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this survey say they expect to work remotely in the future.<p>Yet for many, working from home is still …

Employment

The Everything Guide to Buying Running Shoes

Whether you’re training for your first marathon or just trying to get into a treadmill habit, the most important gear for any runner is your shoes. These pieces of foam and plastic are the only thing protecting your body from the impact of pounding the pavement, track, or trails. And while it might …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

The mystery of the lost Roman herb

Julius Caesar kept a cache of it in the government treasury and the Greeks even put it on their money. It was worth its weight in gold – but no one knows if it still exists.<p>Long ago, in the ancient city of Cyrene, there was a herb called silphium. It didn’t look like much – with stout roots, stumpy …

Water

Kushners' China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash

Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash<p>By David KocieniewskiDavid Kocieniewski and Caleb MelbyCaleb Melby<p>Jared Kushner, …

The eternal mystique of Goldman Sachs

<i>Goldman Sachs.</i> The name feels like the bob of a yacht in Biarritz and tastes like the marbling of a Wagyu steak. It sounds like money being moved, invested, tripled, then moved again to avoid taxes and bubbles and crashes. Its headquarters on Lower Manhattan’s West Street smells like wealth, from …

Donald Trump

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

Traces of Times Lost

How childhood memories shape us, even after we've forgotten them<p>The slippery baby in the plastic blue tub cringes when her daddy, holding a drippy orange washcloth, leaks a bit of water in her face. He is bathing her for the first time. “Make sure you get the folds in her neck, where milk hides,” I …

Parenting

The Tina Fey Interview, by David Letterman

THR's Sherry Lansing Leadership Award honoree confesses to a fellow late-night pioneer her fear of bombing onstage (his response: "It's like I have a …

Comedy

This Great Course on Beating Procrastination Used to Be Paid, Now It’s Free

Productivity trainer Kosio Angelov built a paid course at Udemy on how to beat procrastination, and over a thousand people took it. Now Angelov has …

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Leigh Robinson was out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 …

131 Actionable Ideas from Ten Books I Wish I Had Read Ages Ago

I highly recommend you read these books and form your own takes. But if you only have 45–90 seconds time blocks, here is a list of times to go …

A Long List of Life Changing Books

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

It's Not Your Imagination, Single Women: There Literally Aren't Enough Men Out There

We talked to author Jon Birger about the shortage of educated men, where women should go if they really want to land a husband, and why boys aren't going to college in the first place.<p>We all have that friend: the beautiful, intelligent, driven woman who—like Katherine Heigl in every rom-com—can't …

The Best Ways to Organize All Your Digital Photos

Thanks to digital photography, everyone has a camera in their pocket and pictures are now instantly accessible and shareable. The only drawback is …

Apps

‘They Will Have to Die Now’

Before dawn on a Sunday late last month, a battalion of pesh merga soldiers — about 600 Kurdish men, along with a few women — gathered in the shadow of Bashiqa Mountain, on the western edge of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. They were sons, daughters, fathers, grandfathers. They wore an …

How Surgeons Stay Focused for Hours

Practitioners at Montefiore Health System have honed strategies to push through long procedures<p>Organ-transplant surgeons have skills most of us can only dream about. One, concentrating for hours straight, is something we can aspire to.<p>Transplanting a liver can take eight to 10 hours. Surgeons are …

Medicine

LatAm Viva: Brazil’s House of Cards

<b>This is the latest edition of LatAm Viva, our weekly newsletter on the continent. To receive it every Friday by email, sign up here.</b><p>If there is one …