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Weaponized narrative: the stories we tell change our theories about the world
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Weaponized narrative: the stories we tell change our theories about the world

My latest Locus Magazine column is Weaponized Narrative, about the pulp fiction convention of mashing up "man against nature" stories with "man against man" stories to tell "man against nature stories" (first the tornado smashes your house, then your neighbors …

GOP health care push reflects a breakdown in American governance
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GOP health care push reflects a breakdown in American governance

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan shares a laugh with Republican members of Congress after signing legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and to cut off federal funding of Planned Parenthood during an enrollment ceremony …

Report: Smartphone owners are using 9 apps per day, 30 per month
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Report: Smartphone owners are using 9 apps per day, 30 per month

Smartphone users are spending more time in apps than in years past, and now access over 30 apps on a monthly basis, according to a new report from App Annie out this week. These 30 apps work out to being …

9 Investing Terms Every Retiree Needs to Know
Finance

9 Investing Terms Every Retiree Needs to Know

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Like any profession, the investment industry has its own vocabulary, which can be confusing and often off-putting.

But as you near retirement, it’s worth your while to become familiar with this specialized language. Not only will you be better …

Brexit: English is losing its importance in Europe, says Juncker
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Brexit: English is losing its importance in Europe, says Juncker

The English language is losing its importance in Europe, the president of the European commission has said amid simmering tensions over the Brexit negotiations.

Speaking to an audience of European diplomats and experts in Florence, Jean-Claude Juncker also described the …

How to make a pop song the whole family will love
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How to make a pop song the whole family will love

Uptown Funk took off after a surprise airing on a family TV show — its success was kickstarted in the UK by an X Factor performance from Fleur East, before Mark Ronson’s version was even released — and it’s easy …

Fabio’s Advice to Americans: ‘Don’t Ever Give up Your Guns’
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Fabio’s Advice to Americans: ‘Don’t Ever Give up Your Guns’

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services via AP

Based on his experiences living in Europe and the “out-of-control” problems now being committed in the name of liberalism in California, model and actor Fabio warns Americans, “Don’t ever give up your guns.”

Milo Sues Simon And Schuster For $10 Million, Announces Independent Book Publication
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Milo Sues Simon And Schuster For $10 Million, Announces Independent Book Publication

Milo Yiannopoulos (Photo Credit: YouTube/MILO)

Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos announced Friday that he is suing Simon and Schuster, which dropped his book in February, for $10 million, and that he will independently publish his book “Dangerous.”

Milo announced he will …

Winners and Losers of the Republican Health Care Act
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Winners and Losers of the Republican Health Care Act

Young adults with insurance would get big tax credits. Lower-income elderly people would suffer. Health Savings Accounts would get a big boost.

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Will you be a “winner” or a “loser” under Trumpcare? Your age, health and income level could …

Kinder eggs are coming to U.S. stores next year
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Kinder eggs are coming to U.S. stores next year

Inside Hershey’s super secret chocolate lab

Kinder eggs, welcome to America.

A version of the European chocolate treats — loved by kids and expats alike — will launch in the U.S. in January 2018, a spokeswoman for Italian candymaker Ferrero …