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Krugman: 'History May Record Democracy Died 5/17;' Watergate Journalist Chimes In.

Paul Krugman is a columnist for the <i>New York Times</i> and a Nobel Prize-winning economist. Writing on his own blog recently, Krugman warns that America …

Donald Trump

The fall of Juicero isn’t just entertaining tech industry stupidity – it’s the sign of a country refusing to break new ground<p>If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s …

Tech Industry

12 Landscaping Ideas That Will Transform Your Yard

Check out these tips from the pros to add color, texture, functionality, and points of interest to your yard.<p>These landscaping ideas can add interest to your lawn and boost your curb appeal. Use these tips to create a timeless landscape that is easy to maintain and great to look at.

Landscaping

What To Do When Your Internet Is Busted

How to get back online as quickly as possible.<p>So your internet has stopped working, leaving you without those news updates, social media pings, and streaming video shows you've grown accustomed to. Take a deep breath. Fortunately you must still have <i>some</i> way to tap into the information superhighway, …

Wi-Fi

Scientists Uncover the Secrets of Antarctica's Blood Falls

Think of it like a pressure release valve, but with blood-red water.<p>On the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica, there's a glacier gushing water the color of blood. The oddity, first discovered in 1911, was understandably named Blood Falls. What makes it happen? Scientists have now mapped the glacier's …

Antarctica

This Guy Is Getting Minimum Wage To Hunt Pythons in Florida and He Couldn't Be Happier

It's the best job ever for a man with a cobra tattooed over his heart.<p>Florida is paying $8.10 an hour to hunt invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades, but Brian Hargrove says he'd work for free.<p>He's enjoying special access to state-owned wetlands and reliving his teenage years, when catching …

Zoology

Scientists Are Growing Baby Lambs in Plastic Bags

A womb with a view.<p>In this insane new video from SciShow, we get a peak into a <i>Matrix</i>-like future where babies are grown in bags. Scientists have recently succeeded in keeping a lamb fetus in a "BioBag" for four weeks while it continued to grow and develop. The bag was filled with electrolyte-laced …

Pregnancy

8 Terrific Roof Top Tents That Make Camping a Breeze

Roof top tents assemble in seconds, which allow you more time around the campfire and less time fiddling with tent poles.<p>Roof top tents (sometimes just RTT) are more popular than ever, due to their convenience and an abundance of overlanders and adventure seeking campers. Securely attached to a …

South Africa

The Best Weed Killer for Your Lawn

It's time to attack those stubborn plants.<p>The ideal lawn is lush, green, and free of weeds. Achieving this trifecta can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. To make it happen, your lawn needs maintaining year round, not just during the spring and summer. Pesky weeds can appear at anytime and …

Caterpillars

Now Microsoft Has a Smart Home Assistant Too

The Cortana-powered "Invoke" is the latest guest at the party Amazon's Echo started.<p>Amazon started a smart speaker/voice assistant trend with the release of the Amazon Echo in 2015, and while it has been upping the creepiness ante with smart cameras for your bedroom, techs other giants are just …

Smart Homes

Funny Gifs

Momma is just too tired.<p>Mar 1, 2017<p>Mar 2, 2017<p>Que plomitooo!!! Seguro que donde logra despertar a la mami, se duerme. Jajaja<p>May 12, 2017<p>Aww this is …

9 Perfect Mother's Day Gifts for the Well-Read Mom

Settling on a meaningful present for the woman who literally gifted you your life can be pretty daunting. But if her favorite way to relax is curled …

The Best Gifts for Techie Moms

We have created a gift guide for your tech-savvy mom with items she will ACTUALLY use. For the moms who have adapted to the 21st-century technology …

Sprint and T-Mobile have reportedly reinitiated discussion regarding possible merger

Now that the government spectrum auction is over, people familiar with the matter say that Sprint and T-Mobile have started preliminary talks about a possible merger.<p>This isn’t the first time we are seeing possible consolidation rumors regarding T-Mobile and Sprint, the third and the fourth largest …

U.S. consumer prices rebound on rising gasoline, rental costs | Reuters

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices rebounded in April amid increases in the cost of gasoline, food and rents, pointing to steadily rising inflation that could keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates next month.<p>Customers line up with their cars at a Costco gasoline station in …

China to allow US beef exports after deal on trade issues with US

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A new trade deal will allow US beef and natural gas exports to flow into China while opening up the US market for cooked poultry and Chinese banks, the US Commerce Secretary announced Thursday.<p>The initial slate of commitments from the two countries marked the first sign of …

US retail sales rebounded in April after sluggish winter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their spending at auto dealers, hardware stores and e-commerce outlets as retail sales rebounded from two …

"It Is Profitable to Let the World Go to Hell": Will Capitalism Doom the Planet?

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (left) with Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru Segura Vasi (center) and International Monetary Fund Managing …

The Ancient March from Crony Capitalism to Statism

What is at stake is our society, not just the electoral success of the Right.<p>I have always considered 1 Samuel 8 the birthplace of statism. We read …

Mission And Money: Insights From Conscious Capitalism 2017

Over 300 business leaders gathered at the Conscious Capitalism 2017 conference in Philadelphia, on April 18-20. It focused on the intersection of purpose, stakeholders, culture and leadership as the essential component to a successful conscious business.<p>In many circles, capitalism is a dirty word, …

Government Has Allowed Corporations to Be More Powerful Than the State

In his book, <i>Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe</i>, author Antony Loewenstein documents how the most vulnerable people on the …

How automation could endanger capitalism

Many technologists and futurists are concerned about how artificial intelligence and automation will affect capitalism, according to a survey of more …

Most experts predict capitalism will survive job-killing robots. But some aren't so sure

Could robots kill capitalism?<p>That was one of several questions posed to academics, analysts, and other experts in Pew Research Center's latest look …

Dismantling Domination: What We Can Learn About Freedom From Karl Marx

Over the years, especially following the latest global financial crisis that erupted in late 2007, there has been a renewed interest in the work of …

Globalization

How President Trump Might Carry The Torch Of Privatization

Support the news<p>President Reagan may be best associated with privatization of government-run entities and programs, but it was President Clinton who …

Fairfax cuts: the tension between capitalism and the news has reached breaking point

The sackings at Fairfax represent more than a tragedy for journalists and for anyone who cares about news. They provide one more illustration of how our social order increasingly fails to serve basic human needs.<p>Despite what we’re so often told, the deep crisis in media, of which the Fairfax cuts …

Journalism

Bumblebee Tuna To Pay $25 Million For Price Fixing - Excellent, Crush the Cartels, Always

Excellent news about the government doing something economically sensible, punishing those who took part in a price fixing cartel. It’s not exactly every day that we get to say that government is doing something economically sensible so when they do we should say so. There is, after all, the faint …

What is human capital?

Human capital theory was invented as an ideological weapon in the Cold War. Now it is helping to Uberise the world of work<i>By Peter Fleming</i>Read at Aeon

5 Tip-Offs to Mechanic Rip-Offs

Unless you’re a car mechanic yourself, dealing with a repair shop may require a leap of faith. But if you pay attention to what your mechanic says …

Repairs