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Trump Warns Low Interest Rates Can Create a 'Bubble'

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The low interest rates that have prevailed for years benefit real estate developer Donald Trump. As a possible president, he's worried. "I've always loved low interest rates as a developer ...

Fifty psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid: a list of inaccurate, misleading, misused, am...

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The goal of this article is to promote clear thinking and clear writing among students and teachers of psychological science by curbing terminological misinformation and confusion. To this end, we ...

Radar Detectors Are Now Technologically Advanced Enough to Match Your Supercar

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So you spent six figures and now you’ve finally got your dream car. Six hundred horsepower. Zero to 60 mph in 3 seconds. Curves that make you bite your thumb ...

It's Not Just You. Blockbuster Movies Really Have Gotten Incomprehensible Lately.

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Phil Hoad of the Guardian laments the rise of impenetrable plots in action movies, and suggests that it's a recent phenomenon. I disagree: I think it's been going on for ...

Donald Trump's Top Iowa Staffer Made This Amazing Infomercial for Bedazzler

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With the first Republican presidential debate two days away, Donald Trump is leading his nearest competitor in the national polls by as much as 12 points. In Iowa, the Real ...

Today's Cliffhanger: Will Rick Perry Make It To the Main Debate Stage?

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Vox's Andrew Prokop takes a look at the polls released today and gives us his projection of who's going to make the cut for the main stage in Thursday's Fox ...

Oil’s Drop Below $50 May Be Just the Start as Demand Swoons

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Oil has fallen to a six-month low, and hopes of a quick rebound are fading as demand heads into an autumn swoon. Brent crude tumbled below $50 on Monday for ...

GOP Plans to Kick Disability Can Down the Road

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The Social Security disability fund is running out of money, so Congress has to do something. But what? A simple reallocation of money from the main retirement trust fund is ...

Houston Mayor Sued Over LGBT Rights Law — Again

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A conservative Christian pastors’ group in Houston has once again sued Mayor Annise Parker over issues relating to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, a city law that bans discrimination based ...

Why the World’s Largest Record Label Wants to Be a Movie Studio

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Amy Winehouse’s 9-year-old album “Back to Black” is outselling newer records from Beyonce, Adele and Pitbull, buoyed by critical praise for the documentary about the singer’s sudden rise and fall.

California Regulator Mary Nichols May Transform the Auto Industry

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Sergio Marchionne had a funny thing to say about the $32,500 battery-powered Fiat 500e that his company markets in California as “eco-chic.” “I hope you don’t buy it,” he told ...

This Video Shows a Police Officer Handcuffing an 8-Year-Old Boy With a Mental Disorder

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A Kentucky police officer has been named in a federal lawsuit filed Monday alleging that he illegally handcuffed and restrained two elementary school students with disabilities. According to the lawsuit,

Shire Makes Unsolicited Bid to Buy Baxalta for $30 Billion

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Shire Plc made an unsolicited offer to buy Baxalta Inc., a business that Baxter International Inc. spun off last month, for about $30 billion in stock to create a biotech ...

In Cash-Starved Greece, Plastic Casts Light Into Shadow Economy

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Greece’s banking crisis is having at least one positive outcome, and it’s made of plastic. In a country where cash is king and undeclared transactions still make up about a ...

Totally Not Desperate Ted Cruz Now Filming Himself Eating Bacon Off a Gun Barrel

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Lindsey Graham put his cell phone in a blender. Rand Paul stuffed the tax code into a wood chipper. And on Monday, Ted Cruz became the latest Republican presidential contender ...

Seven Amazing Ice Cream Sandwiches to Eat Right Now

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Antonio Biagi was inspired by sweet panettone-like treats that get warmed to order in Italy when he introduced these ice cream sandwiches to his Soho gelato shop. The barely sweet,

Chilly at Work? A Decades-Old Formula May Be to Blame

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Summers are hot in Omaha, where heat indexes can top 100 degrees. But Molly Mahannah is prepared. At the office, she bundles up in cardigans or an oversized sweatshirt from ...

Abortion Is Not Murder

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Ramesh Ponnuru comments on Planned Parenthood's sale of fetal tissue from the abortions it performs: A recent Sarah Silverman tweet distilled one argument many liberals are making about the Planned ...

Planned Parenthood Clinic Construction Site Vandalized in New Orleans

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An unidentified person poured gasoline on as recently laid foundation and a security guard's car in an apparent act of politically-motivated violence early Saturday morning at the construction site of ...

Trap Door Spider!

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Finally got footage of our trap door spider grabbing a quick snack. Literally. These spiders make tunnel webs underground, and cover the "lid" of the web with soil. Filmed at ...

Black Lives Matter Organizers Labeled as "Threat Actors" by Cybersecurity Firm

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Documents from a "crisis management" report produced by the cybersecurity firm ZeroFox indicate that the firm monitored Black Lives Matter protesters during the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore earlier this ...

Jeb Bush Takes on Lazy Bum Members of Congress

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Steve Benen points us to Jeb Bush's latest YouTube video: a cheap 15-second spot calling out members of Congress for being lazy bums and suggesting that the laziest ones deserve ...

Review: Meryl Streep, Diablo Cody and Jonathan Demme Coll

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Tue Aug 04 00:00:00 EDT 2015 READ MORE: Jonathan Demme Talks Rooting For The Underdog, Rock Star Meryl Streep, Learning From Christopher Walken and More ...

Cloud Security Platform Zscaler Raises A $100M Series B Round Led By TPG, Now Valued At Over $1B

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Security platform Zscaler today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series B funding round led by late stage investor TPG. The company, which offers a wide range of ...

President Obama Just Finalized His Plan to Fight Climate Change

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President Barack Obama has been more vocal than any previous president about the need to combat climate change, and on Monday his administration is releasing a package of rules that ...

Private Prisons Are Struggling To Keep Profiting Off Immigrant Detainees

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Privately run correctional facilities are losing money as immigrant apprehensions have slowed down and the federal government has begun releasing some immigrants from detention facilities. At least nine out of ...

Here's How Much Water Golf Courses, Ski Resorts, and Pools Are Using in California

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California residents have gotten used to gentle coaxing to save water: ads urging residents to "Make It a Quickie" when showering and restaurants withholding water unless it's ordered, for example.

Where Joe Biden Is Coming From

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Three years ago, in mid-August 2012, I spent several days in close quarters with Joe Biden for a magazine profile I was writing. In an interview in his cabin aboard Air Force ...

Instacart Makes Its First Acquisition With “Acqui-hire"€ Of App Maker Wedding Party

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On-demand grocery delivery service Instacart has made its first acquisition since raising hundreds of millions in venture funding for its growing business. The company is “acqui-hiring” the team from NEA-backed Wedding ...

Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

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From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens. A gene variant from archaic humans helps modern-day Tibetans to cope with high altitudes. Our ancestors ...

Tracing the Urban Transportation Revolution

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CicLAvia participants cross the Fourth Street Bridge, with a view of downtown Los Angeles in the background. (Photo by Downtowngal) Over the last 30 to 40 years, a tectonic shift ...

Gurgaon-based Local Delivery Startup Pickingo Picks Up $1.3M

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Pickingo is the latest hyperlocal delivery startup in India to get funding. The company, which transports items between merchants and customers in six cities, has raised $1.3 million led by ...

Costa Rica’s Fisheries Suffer From Poor Regulation, Monitoring

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In May, Costa Rica’s National System of Conservation Areas tested the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor collect evidence of illegal fishing and poaching. In an email interview, Marco ...

Former Libor `Ringmaster' Hayes Guilty of Manipulating Rates

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Former UBS Group AG and Citigroup Inc. trader Tom Hayes, the first person to stand trial for manipulating Libor, was found guilty of eight counts of conspiracy to rig the ...

Wind Could Replace Coal As US’ Primary Generation Source, New NREL Data Suggests

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Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Guest Contributor Originally published on The Handleman Post. By Clayton Handleman The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released data showing that the ...

Greece PMI, HSBC, Iran oil, what people in markets are talking about.

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Athens stock market reopens, Greek manufacturing PMI devastated, HSBC profits jump. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about this morning. Following a shutdown that lasted ...

One Pollster Has Stopped Polling the Republican Primary. Will Others Follow?

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I've been wondering for a while who the first pollster would be to stop polling the Republican primary. Today I got my answer: As candidates jostle to make the cut ...

Mediterranean migrant numbers hit deadly milestone

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More than 2,000 people are estimated have died so far this year trying to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) ...

Breathtaking photo of humpback whale wins 2015 National Geographic travel photo contest

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The top 10 stunning photos have been unveiled by the nature magazine but it is an underwater snap of an unpredictable whale that took the top prize.Anuar Patjane Floriuk's spectacular ...

Banks Lead Greek Stock Slump in 1st Day of Trading After Closure

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Lenders led a record plunge in Greek equities as the Athens Stock Exchange reopened after a five-week shutdown, with restrictions in place due to capital controls. Piraeus Bank SA and ...

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Aims To Spread Awareness About Gender Diversity In Tech

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When OneLogin Platform Engineer Isis Wenger agreed to participate in the company’s recruiting campaign, she didn’t anticipate the backlash that has come from it. “I was not personally ready for ...

As Federal Aid Goes Up, College Costs Rise Enough to Gobble It All Up

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Josh Mitchell of the Wall Street Journal writes today about the spiraling cost of college: The federal government has boosted aid to families in recent decades to make college more ...

What drives the urge to explore?

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First, there is nothing. From all appearances, the fast ferry, whipping through the water in the early morning sun, is headed out into the cold wastes of the Atlantic. But ...

The Key Human Factors That Can Lead Any City to Transform Its Streets

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How did Portland get to be a national model for sustainable transportation and walkable development? Yes, Mayor Neil Goldschmidt stopped the Mount Hood Freeway from being built in 1974 and ...

Bangladesh: Empowering Women Against Natural Disasters

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During the rainy monsoon months, up to 70% of Bangladesh gets inundated, making it tough for coastal communities to rebuild their lives. ROYGANJ UPAZILA, SIRAJGANJ – Holding a makeshift soil ...

US official: Israel's Dermer not only ambassador in DC pushing policy against administration

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WASHINGTON - US ambassador to Israel Ron Dermer has been “unusually vigorous” in outreach to the Hill, a senior US official said Monday, adding -- however -- that he is ...

Bonobo Peeps May Be Necessary Language Precursors

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Animal communication studies have shown only fixed vocalizations, such as alarm cries. But Bonobo chimps appear to have a call that has different meanings in different contexts. Babies sometimes laugh ...

Whaler Considers Anti-Whaling Petition "A Joke"

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Iceland’s primary whaler accused reporters of “lapping up” what he calls misinformation about his hunting of fin whales, and dismissed a widespread anti-whaling petition as “a joke”. Kristján Loftsson, – ...

"Value my virginity"

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By Michael WilsononJuly 28, 2015All too often, you hear politicians and activists talking about the challenges facing young girls in the developing world. And that's not surprising - it's normally ...

Does Your Commute Make You Sick? Surprising Research Results

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Most of us at some point in our careers have worked farther from home than we’d like and endured a commute to work that involves a car, bus or train ...
 

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