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How to Foster an Animal for the First Time
Lifehacker.com

At the Animal Care Centers of New York City, the shelters receive between 40 and 60 animals a day; during one holiday weekend last year, the shelters received more than 300 animals, including dogs, cats, and rabbits that were strays or were relinquished by ow… more…

Don't let your precious Apple Card touch lesser credit cards, warns Apple
Mashable

The Platonic Ideal of conspicuous consumption never looked so shiny — and Apple really wants you to keep it that way. The much ballyhooed Apple Card had its official U.S.-wide launch yesterday, with eager early adopters rushing to praise the card's titanium b… more…

A Dead Cat, A Lawyer's Call And A 5-Figure Donation: How Media Fell Short On Epstein
Npr.org

Why did it take some of the nation's biggest news organizations so long to take seriously the accusations against the late Jeffrey Epstein? Allegations about his behavior go back more than a decade. more…

The life of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the Emir of Dubai, poet, racehorse tycoon, and husband to Princess Haya who is suing him in London
Insider.com

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum took Dubai from a post-colonial backwater to the global financial powerhouse it is today. Mohammed was present in 1971 when the British relinquished the seven Emirates after 150 years of colonial rule. Today he's Prime Mi… more…

'Forever chemicals' linked to cancer and developmental issues lurk in the blood of almost every American. Here's how to avoid them.
Business Insider

The chemical class known as PFAS became popular in the US around the 1940s, since they resist heat, grease, stains, and water. Today, PFAS are considered toxic and have been linked to cancer, liver damage, thyroid disease, and developmental issues. Most human… more…

The best makeup brush sets you can buy for less than $50
Business Insider

Picking the right makeup brushes can be a chore — there are so many options! We've researched to find the best makeup brushes you can buy, and the BS-MALL Makeup Brush Set is our top pick because the brushes work as well as high-end ones but cost a fraction o… more…

Creating Impeccable Structure for Your Life
Zenhabits.net

By Leo Babauta There’s a strange contradiction in most of our lives: We deeply feel the messiness of our lives. We feel it in all areas of our lives, which stresses us out and causes us to shut down, feel overwhelmed, run to distraction and comforts. It creat… more…

Suicide--turning the tide
Sciencemag.org

Suicide is a devastating public health problem, afflicting individuals, families, and societies. Fortunately, continuous striving by the World Health Organization to strengthen suicide prevention efforts is paying off. The annual number of suicide deaths decr… more…

Target will take a bite out of its grocery competition with Good & Gather, experts say
Marketwatch.com

Target is expanding into the food category, one area where it has been lacking and has opportunity. more…

Rex Nutting: No, the fundamentals of the U.S. economy are not ‘great’
Marketwatch.com

The louder Donald Trump insists that everything is fine in the economy, the more we’re convinced that maybe it isn’t. more…

“Old age” is made up—and this concept is hurting everyone
Technologyreview.com

Products designed for older people reinforce a bogus image of them as passive and feeble. more…

Myths about disaster survivors stall the global response to climate change
Phys.org

The 2018 report from the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body that assesses climate change science, says the world needs to limit global temperature increases to below 1.5C this century. more…

The Woman Behind Foundrae Jewelry Is Redefining Luxury
Refinery29.com

Success stories can seem just as fantastical as the fairy tales you (may have) loved growing up: Bold career woman finds herself in the right place at the right time, and poof, her fairy godmother mentor snaps her fingers, transforming our hero into an overni… more…

Washing laundry may be an underappreciated source of microplastic pollution
Phys.org

Concerns over plastic in the ocean are growing in recent years. About 2.41 million tons of plastic waste enter the oceans every year, including approximately 15,000 plastic bags per day. However, most of the plastic waste (94 percent) is made up of microplast… more…

Discretionary Income and Student Loans: What Does It Mean?
Mint.com

Have you ever heard of “discretionary income” but felt unsure about exactly what it means? You’re not alone. Many people are aware of what they spend, but not the financial lingo behind it. Discretionary income refers to the remaining funds... Full Story The … more…

How Much Would Cat Owners Spend if Their Pet Needed Surgery?
Fool.com

Most would open up their wallets for their furry friend. more…

Who Goes Bankrupt in America? Increasingly, the Elderly
Ozy.com

For senior citizens, retirement isn't what it once was ... and it shows on their balance sheets. more…

Getting personal about change
Mckinsey.com

The need to shift mind-sets is the biggest block to successful transformations. The key lies in making the shift both individual and institutional—at the same time. more…

Believing You Get What You Work for Can Destroy Compassion
Psychologytoday.com

Experiments have shown that adults are likely to assume that fortunate people are good and unfortunate people are relatively bad. There are subtle messages that reinforce this. more…

Believing You Get What You Work for Can Destroy Compassion
Psychologytoday.com

Experiments have shown that adults are likely to assume that fortunate people are good and unfortunate people are relatively bad. There are subtle messages that reinforce this. more…