Trump’s Nominee to Lead the FDA Got Paid Millions by the Health Care Industry — Fortune

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a widely respected physician and prominent conservative health care thinker. He also has some serious financial ties to the industry he’s tasked with overseeing if ultimately confirmed by the Senate. Gottlieb has received millions of dollars in compensation from…

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Sears Seeks to Kill Bankruptcy Talk as Stock Collapses — Fortune

Sears Holdings shld sought on Wednesday to soothe growing fears it was going bankrupt after a disclosure in its annual report evoking concerns about its survival sent shares plummeting 15%. The owner of the Kmart and Sears chains put out a blog post slamming media reports about the bankruptcy concerns, saying they did not make…

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See the Aftermath of the London Attack Near United Kingdom Parliament — TIME

Britain’s parliament was on lockdown Wednesday after an attacker stabbed a police officer and was subsequently shot by police. Around the same time on Westminster Bridge, near parliament, a vehicle struck several people, leaving one woman dead and several others with “catastrophic” injuries, officials said. Until proven otherwise, London police are treating the incident as…

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Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens only worked four hours a day—and you should too — Quartz This is important, but requires a revolution in social structures.

An underlying assumption driving today’s pervasive cult of productivity is that the more hours you work, the more you get done. This seems like a logical enough formula, but it is also leading to an epidemic of job-induced stress and burnout. Regardless, being perpetually “busy” has become a 21st-century status symbol; the option to work…

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When You Struggle With Your Sexuality Because Of Your Religion — Thought Catalog The powers of (the) faith.

Unsplash / Prasanna KumarIt was a steamy July night in Daegu, South Korea. I was drunk and sweaty and so was he — his lips smashed into mine without warning. His kisses stunned me, and I could feel a rush of butterflies all the way up my spine. He was sloppy, kind of wild, but…

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Elizabeth Warren Wants To Delay Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation Vote Because of the FBI’s Russia Probe — Fortune

In a flurry of tweets on Tuesday evening, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for a delay of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation vote in light of the FBI investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Warren claimed Republicans are using the Supreme Court vote as way of distracting from the ongoing…

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These Are the 5 Worst Cities for Mobile Phone Users — Fortune Tourists beware!

Mobile carriers have spent billions to expand the reach of their 4G networks, but the gains aren’t spreading evenly across the country. Surveys by network rater Rootmetrics found starkly varying conditions in different metropolitan areas, as carriers’ investments didn’t always match the growth of usage in some places. In its latest rankings, some of the…

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Hey Donald Trump, Pulling Back Obama’s Car Fuel Standards Could Actually Hurt America’s Auto Industry — Fortune Here we go again, with more short-sightedness!

On Wednesday, the Trump Administration announced it would review Obama’s historic greenhouse gas standards that aimed to double fuel efficiency to 54.5 mpg by 2025 for cars and trucks. Trump’s move can be viewed as a first step to relax the standards. And it comes at the pressures of the auto industry, which in my…

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Canada Is Expecting Even More Refugees to Come From the U.S — TIME “This is just the start of something big”

Since President Donald Trump’s surprise election, some stateless U.S. migrants are choosing arrest by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police over risking deportation in America. Situations like this will become increasingly common, says Canadian immigration lawyer Richard Kurland in an interview with CBC News Thursday. And thousands will be seeking refugee status, he said. According to…

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House Committee Votes to Ban Federal Employees from Watching Porn at Work — TIME Aw shucks! CEOs too?

A House panel has approved a bill that would ban government workers from using federal devices to watch porn at work. The U.S. House Oversight Committee voted unanimously in favor of the legislation, News-4 I-Team reported Thursday. NBC’s investigation team last month found that nearly 100 employees of the federal government have viewed pornographic materials…

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The CIA appears to have copied instructions from Reddit on how to hack Windows — Quartz The next frontier.

WikiLeaks released nearly 9,000 documents and files on Tuesday, allegedly from an internal CIA knowledge base, which describe tools that can be used to hack into myriad devices and applications. One of those documents is a blog post on how to hack user accounts on Windows. Users of the Reddit section called r/netsec, a subreddit…

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The simplest way to improve the world’s food systems requires no new science — Quartz More birth control is needed.

In recent decades, the international community has made impressive strides against hunger and undernourishment, as amply evidenced by the data from the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Between 1990 and 2014, for example, the proportion of undernourished people in the world dropped from over 23% to under 13%, remarkable progress indeed. Still, that…

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