In some ways, the U.S. economy has rebounded quite well since the recession. At 5.5%, national unemployment is half what it was. The stock market has more than doubled in value. And cities like San Francisco and Austin are riding along quite happily (at least for many people), buoyed by investment, new businesses, and infectious energy.
The figures highlight the mismatch between dipping job earnings and soaring housing costs. Yes, the American economy is improving, and yes, we’re creating more jobs. But the hourly wages for a lot of these jobs are stagnant at best.
In late February, a Baltimore-born, self-proclaimed freedom fighter named Matthew VanDyke beamed into Greta Van Susteren's Fox News show from Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region. A few days earlier, he had announced on Facebook that he was in Iraq to "raise and train a Christian army to fight" ISIS and that he had formed a company called Sons of Liberty International
Try to imagine how hard it would be to skin a Komodo dragon. It is harder than that.......The problem is that the giant lizard’s hide is not just tough and leathery, but also reinforced.
The politics in the USA is undoubtedly among the hottest topics that is being discussed in various corners of the world. As of the year 2008, the USA has experienced a revolutionary change when Barack Obama won the presidential election. However, through the years of being in the office, there have been various opinions from the people regarding his rule of what is best considered as the world’s most powerful and influential nation.
Celebrating one’s work does sound amazing and extraordinary to the onlookers and sometimes, even the celebrated person finds it too overwhelming to absorb everything. There is this appealing lure of wonderfulness that is being associated to the celebrity figures that do not just influence the young kids to dream of themselves as a celebrity when they grow up for at the same time, it also challenges a lot of people to completely focus their career and interest on the movies, music and others, having these hopeful thoughts that achieving a celebrity status is easy.
At the age of 11, Tanishq Abraham is a college graduate. The Mensa member (he joined at age of 4) is the proud recipient of associate’s degrees in foreign language studies, general science and math and physical sciences.
Right now you can purchase someone's Instagram photo for around $100,000. The money won't go to the photographer, however, it will go to "artist" Richard Prince, who has blown up and made prints of other people's Instagram photos for his series titled "New Portraits." The previously private show at the Gagosian has been a part of Frieze
Why we should all be ashamed of Alan Grayson, the Sunshine State’s most loathsome congressman. One of the fundamentally grotesque facts of the American political system is that we get the politicians we vote for.
Which brings me to Alan Grayson, the congressman who is vying to become the political equivalent
TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
Today the State Department has released 296 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail account related to the Sept. 2012 terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
It’s not about affecting professional distance. It’s about not wallowing in clichés. I’ve recently been feeling exhausted by the number of male professors I know who’ve had, or tried to have, affairs with their students. I am not the kind of person who always sees women as victims.
Data belonging to 1.1 million CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield customers in the Washington D.C. area was stolen in a cyber attack last year, the healthcare insurer announced Thursday.
According to Glassdoor’s Best Cities for Jobs report, the top three are Raleigh, North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, based on a comparison of the 50 most populated U.S. metro areas.
Does Earth need a flag? Perhaps not, at least not until we have another planet on which to plant it (or another civilisation with which to exchange diplomatic stationary). But that doesn't mean actually designing one is a pointless process
Google may have lost Twitch.tv to Amazon, but it still wants in on the live-streaming gaming market. The company has announced that YouTube live streaming now supports 60 FPS 1080p and 720p video streams. This brings YouTube streaming up to parity with Twitch, but YouTube one-ups Amazon's streaming service with HTML5 playback—Twitch still uses Flash.
Ever wonder why, in 2015, Wi-Fi on U.S. airplanes is still terrible, or expensive, or both? Or completely nonexistent, as is the case on one in five domestic flights? Does it have to be like this? Will it always be?
Yes, it's back. The dress. Society can't let it die just yet. In case you missed the Internet explosion that was 'the dress,' let me explain. An unassuming woman snapped a quick photo of a dress to send to a friend.