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  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by Petrox
    +15 +6

    Welfare comes before defense spending: Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that welfare and social spending must take precedence over the increased military expenditure demanded by U.S. President Donald Trump. The conservative leader's Social Democratic (SPD) rivals in an election on Sept. 24 have accused her of bowing to the U.S. administration's demand that Germany meet NATO's spending target of 2 percent of national output on defense.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by geoleo
    +28 +5

    Nearly a Billion People Still Defecate Outdoors. Here’s Why.

    A farmer in Peepli Khera heads into a sugarcane field to defecate, carrying a container of water to rinse with. In his village, north of Delhi, only one family has a toilet. The others go in the fields—men on one side of the village, women on the other.

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by LisMan
    +16 +5

    Does Your Pet Need an Eye Doctor?

    Veterinarians specialized in vision problems are few, but some conditions ailing dogs and other animals can be treated.

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by maelstorm
    +24 +7

    Sexual harassment and the sharing economy: the dark side of working for strangers

    Women working for companies like Uber and DoorDash say they have been groped, threatened and harassed by customers. Their stories highlight how technology connects strangers – and opens the door for abuse

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by wildcard
    +26 +7

    Vast number of Americans live paycheck to paycheck

    With unemployment in the U.S. at its lowest level in 16 years, experts are prone to talk about the economy as if it has fully recovered from the housing crash. But other measures of how Americans are doing reveal a darker picture. Almost 8 out of 10 American workers say they live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. That can force people to take on debt or otherwise struggle when an unexpected bill arises.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +19 +4

    Canada has officially completed the longest trail system in the world (PHOTOS)

    There’s always a reason to celebrate Canada, and to get outside in our beautiful nation. And The Great Trail is now your next reason to explore the country. Twenty-five years ago, a small group of visionaries had a dream to connect Canada and its people with a multi-use recreational trail. Now, The Great Trail – which stretches almost 24,000 kilometres – will finally be connected. It’s the longest trail system in the world and it’s in our backyard.

  • How-to
    2 months ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +14 +3

    How to Die

    As a psychotherapist, Irvin Yalom has helped others grapple with their mortality. Now he is preparing for his own end. By Jordan Michael Smith.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +46 +21

    The Child Prodigies Who Became 20th-Century Celebrities

    Every generation produces kid geniuses, but in the early 1900s, the public was obsessed with them. By Greg Daugherty. (June 24, 2013)

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by cone
    +44 +13

    Superblocks: how Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars

    Modern cities are ruled by cars. Streets are designed for them; bikers, pedestrians, vendors, hangers-out, and all other forms of human life are pushed to the perimeter in narrow lanes or sidewalks. Truly shared spaces are confined to parks and the occasional plaza. This is such a fundamental reality of cities that we barely notice it any more. Some folks, however, still cling to the old idea that cities are for people, that more common space should be devoted to living in the city rather than getting through it or around it.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +41 +11

    The Mammoth Pirates

    In Russia's Arctic north, a new kind of gold rush is under way.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Apolatia
    +32 +9

    The Commune in Ethiopia Where Feminism is the Law

    Tucked away between the rugged gorges and valleys of the Ethiopian highlands is an egalitarian commune that defies the norms of traditional society. Awra Amba, founded in the utopian mold 44 years ago, has managed to thrive where so many other attempts have failed. Awra Amba could be described as communist, puritanical, pantheistic, feminist, or even cult-like, but its 450 residents are wary of such descriptors. They believe their philosophy, as dictated by the community’s soft-spoken founder Zumra Nuru, is too easily distorted by cultural and linguistic differences to be labeled accurately by outsiders.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by bradd
    +37 +11

    Corporations running the world used to be science fiction – Now it's a reality

    Imagine a world in which all of the main functions of society are run for-profit by private companies. Schools are run by multinationals. Private security firms have replaced police forces. And most big infrastructure lies in the hands of a tiny plutocratic elite. Justice, such as it is, is meted out by shady corporate tribunals only accessible to the rich, who can easily escape the reach of limited national judicial systems. The poor, on the other hand, have almost no recourse against the mighty will of the remote corporate elite as they are chased off their land and forced into further penury.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by drunkenninja
    +35 +12

    Basic Income Could Be the Moonshot of Our Generation

    In the startup world the role of an investor is to take “capital off the table”. This means that an entrepreneur can focus on delivering the product, without constantly needing to worry about resources. One of the promises of basic income is to do just that, not only for entrepreneurs but for all of us.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +34 +12

    Parking Lots Are an Incredible Waste of Space. Here's How to End Them.

    The main problem with cars in the city is that they spend 95 percent of their time parked on a valuable piece of land. Carsharing changes that ratio, which gives cities the opportunity to reclaim the parking lot. Sometimes the future arrives humbly in our everyday life, until one day we realize its implications. Carsharing is like that—I was ignoring it until I noticed car2go popping around Berlin:

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by lexi6
    +22 +8

    This Tiny Home Grows With The Push Of A Button

    Love the idea of a tiny home, but not the tiny square-footage? ZeroSquared, a Calgary-based company, has come up with tiny home model that is flipping the script on tiny home living — with only one touch of a button. The Aurora tiny home will expand using motorized slide-outs, immediately creating more living space. In fact, the home will almost double in width — going from 8.6 feet to 15.1 feet wide and offering a total 337 sq.-ft. of living space.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +26 +7

    Taiwan set to legalize same-sex marriages, a first in Asia

    Su Shan and her partner are raising 5-month-old twins together, but only one of the women is their legal parent. That could soon change as Taiwan appears set to become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. "Now, if something happens to the child, the other partner is nothing but a stranger," said Su, a 35-year-old software engineer in Taipei. By contrast, either partner in a legally recognized marriage could make legal, medical and educational decisions, she says.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by funhonestdude
    +39 +11

    Shani Shingnapur: The Village Without Doors

    About 300 km east of Mumbai, in the remote Indian village of Shani Shingnapur, crime is a concept so alien that villagers here have stopped guarding their houses, their properties and their valuables. Nobody locks their cars and motorbikes anymore. Shopkeepers leave cash in unlocked drawers overnight, and housewives keep jewelry in unlocked boxes, inside houses that have no doors —just a wooden door frame with a curtain drawn across to protect the privacy of the residents.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by zyery
    +34 +7

    Why South Korea predicts its end will come in 2750

    South Korea may be doomed. A recent study, conducted by the National Assembly Research Service in Seoul, predicts that the country will reach zero inhabitants by 2750. The report makes it clear where the country's problem lies: A remarkably low birth rate of 1.19 children per woman. But what's really striking is the speed at which it could happen: South Korea's population (currently larger than Spain) could shrink to a level comparable to tiny Switzerland within only a few generations.

  • Video/Audio
    1 year ago
    by rti9
    +21 +6

    Muslim NYPD chaplain: saluted in uniform, harassed as a civilian

    Khalid Latif's reality in a post-9/11 world.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by wildcat
    +33 +7

    Record 40% of Japanese sleep less than six hours a day

    A record 39.5 percent of Japanese get less than six hours of sleep a day, according to an annual health ministry survey. Male respondents attributed their short sleep time to their job and health, while women cited housework and their job, the 2015 National Health and Nutrition Survey found. The survey also highlighted the risk of exposure to secondhand smoke in restaurants and workplaces — which remains high despite the government’s aim of meeting global standards ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  • Current Event
    12 months ago
    by geoleo
    +35 +12

    A day in the life of a care worker: 23 house calls in 12 hours for £64.80

    It’s 6.30am and still dark, and Jean is setting out for her job as a home care worker. When she returns in 12 hours’ time she will have made 23 house calls to sick and elderly people, driven 20 miles between appointments and earned £64.80 before tax. Jean isn’t her real name. Along with fellow care workers in this northern town she is on a zero-hours contract and fears losing work if her employer is unhappy with her. She fears that speaking out about how she has to race between visits, cutting short her appointments in order to earn the “national living wage”, might result in an immediate loss of earnings.

  • Analysis
    12 months ago
    by zyery
    +35 +7

    Inside the world of Australian opal miners who live underground

    Photographer Tamara Merino and her boyfriend were driving through the desert in Australia in November 2015 when they started to see a few odd signs: “Underground bar,” then “underground restaurant.” After they got a flat tire, they found an underground church — empty, but lit by a few flickering candles. They had stumbled into the city of Coober Pedy, a partly subterranean community and the opal capital of the world. The town’s name comes from the Aboriginal phrase “kupa piti,” or, roughly, “white man’s hole.”

  • Expression
    12 months ago
    by rexall
    +22 +6

    Welcome to Canlandia

    “Congratulations on moving to Toronto,” said the FedEx guy, looking down at the job contract I was scanning. There we were, surrounded by bars, clothing stores, and coffee shops full of people working on Macs—exactly where you would expect a young New Yorker to want to be. The city to which I would be returning, in contrast, had always felt a bit like a holding pen for the people waiting to get to the Lower East Side. You have Drake,” he said.

  • Current Event
    12 months ago
    by gottlieb
    +29 +7

    Photos show the privileged lives of North Korea’s new elite

    When Christian Petersen-Clausen visited North Korea last year, he was struck by how few people had cellphones. In a world where it seems virtually everyone is now connected by mobile technology, the Hermit Kingdom lived up to its name. But when the China-based photographer returned to Pyongyang earlier this year, phones were suddenly everywhere.

  • Current Event
    12 months ago
    by jedlicka
    +18 +7

    Dementia patient: 'Assessors say I'm improving'

    Thousands of people living with degenerative conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis (MS) are losing part or all of their disability benefits after being reassessed. Wendy Mitchell, who has early onset dementia, told the Victoria Derbyshire programme how her benefits have stopped following a reassessment, despite her belief that her condition has got worse.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by belangermira
    +38 +12

    Amazon unveils ‘self-driving’ brick-and-mortar convenience store

    The 1,800-square-foot store, dubbed “Amazon Go,” is the latest beach in brick-and-mortar retail stormed by the e-commerce giant. It’s clearly a sign Amazon sees a big opportunity in revolutionizing Main Street commerce.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by geoleo
    +20 +7

    Why Living Near Water is Good For Your Mind

    As someone healing from debilitating postpartum depression and anxiety, I've come to realize that a short walk near the ocean, a lake, or even a reservoir calms my anxious mind. In the cities where I've lived—New York City and Singapore—I have never been more than a few minutes from a river or a strait or a harbor, and I turn to them often in times of distress.

  • Analysis
    11 months ago
    by geoleo
    +31 +8

    The Libertarian Utopia That’s Just a Bunch of White Guys on a Tiny Island

    With some luck, Liberland, the unrecognized three-square-mile territory on the Western bank of the Danube, might one day become the Libertarian utopia for disaffected white men.

  • Unspecified
    11 months ago
    by everlost
    +44 +11

    Banning Smoking in Public Housing is Just Another Experiment on the Poor

    It is understandable, given everything else going on, that there has not been much controversy around the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) new plan to ban smoking in all public housing. And after all, why should there be controversy? Liberals like the smoking ban because it’s a public health initiative, and keeps children from getting asthma. Conservatives couldn’t care less about some new public housing regulation. Banning smoking in housing projects is a plan everyone can be happy with.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by takai
    +24 +7

    Mental health and relationships 'key to happiness'

    Good mental health and having a partner make people happier than doubling their income, a new study has found. The research by the London School of Economics looked at responses from 200,000 people on how different factors impacted their wellbeing. Suffering from depression or anxiety hit individuals hardest, whilst being in a relationship saw the biggest increase in their happiness. The study's co-author said the findings demanded "a new role from the state".

  • Analysis
    11 months ago
    by wildcat
    +29 +7

    Why Minimum Wage Hikes Work, in 3 Charts

    The biggest argument against raising the minimum wage is that it’s going to end up cutting jobs. By having to pay each worker extra, the cost of producing goods or services will increase. So, the argument goes, employers will either pass that cost off to customers (by raising prices) or try to find savings elsewhere (by investing in equipment rather than workers, or reducing the hours their employees work). Either way, the total demand for labor will drop.

  • Analysis
    11 months ago
    by Apolatia
    +37 +9

    100 CEOs Have as Much Retirement Savings as 116 Million Americans - Monetary Watch

    While many Americans are facing a “frightening retirement reality,” 100 CEOs are looking at “colossal nest eggs” and can look forward to monthly retirement checks of over $250,000 for the rest of their lives. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) puts a spotlight on this massive savings gap in its newreport (pdf), “A Tale of Two Retirements.”

  • Analysis
    11 months ago
    by Nelson
    +31 +6

    Robots will take our jobs – but that's good for the future of civilisation

    The next time you're standing at a busy junction, look around and count how many people you can see driving for a living. Tot them up – bus drivers, van drivers, Amazon deliverymen, Ubers, black cabs, hauliers – and you're looking at the single biggest sector of our economy. Yet, in another decade or so, almost all these men – they're mainly men – will be out of work, displaced by driverless cars and delivery drones.

  • Image
    10 months ago
    by jcscher
    +19 +6

    In Pictures: Twelve months, Twelve Frames

    The best images of 2016 by Getty Images photographers as selected by Hugh Pinney.

  • Analysis
    10 months ago
    by tranxene
    +43 +6

    Charles Bukowski wrote this letter about quitting the 9 to 5 Life, 30 years later it’s more relevant than ever.

    As a young man I could not believe that people could give their lives over to those conditions. As an old man, I still can’t believe it. What do they do it for? Sex? TV? An automobile on monthly payments? Or children? Children who are just going to do the same things that they did?