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The Top 3 Financial Ratios All Small Business Owners Should Be Tracking. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Makes Case For Tackling Net Neutrality Violations 'After The Fact' : All Tech Considered. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has started the process to roll back Obama-era regulations for Internet service providers.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Makes Case For Tackling Net Neutrality Violations 'After The Fact' : All Tech Considered

Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption toggle caption Emily Bogle/NPR Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has started the process to roll back Obama-era regulations for Internet service providers. The Federal Communications Commission will vote on May 18 to formally begin the process of loosening regulations that enforce the so-called net neutrality rules for Internet providers. Ajit Pai, who became chairman of the commission in January, says he supports a free and open Internet, which rests on a basic principle of "net neutrality. " This term in recent history has come to encapsulate the idea that Internet providers should treat all web traffic equally and fairly, but Pai opposes the regulatory approach to enforcing net neutrality that was adopted by the FCC's then-Democratic majority in 2015.

Interview Highlights. What Can We Do to Counter Internet Service Provider Monopolies? Homeless, a Democrat and in jail: is this America's most unlikely candidate? Seven Reasons the Left Is Losing - The Atlantic. President Trump wields great power.

Seven Reasons the Left Is Losing - The Atlantic

Those who believe him to be a cruel, dishonest man who is glaringly unqualified to preside over the executive branch or U.S. foreign policy, should welcome challenges from the left, right, and center to his administration. But is the American left capable of political success right now? Its recent win-loss record is poor, whether one begins with the Seattle WTO protests, the anti-war marches of 2003, the push for immigration reform, Occupy Wall Street, or Black Lives Matter. The Impossible Question of Public School Uniforms - Racked. Kenneth doesn’t think much about his school uniform.

The Impossible Question of Public School Uniforms - Racked

He is 11 years old, attends fifth grade at a public school on Chicago’s South Side, and wears thick brown glasses that are, his mom says, unbreakable. He also wears navy pants and a white polo, something he’s required to do five days a week. So does Kenneth’s 7-year-old brother, Steven, though Steven’s pants are streaked with dirt from the day’s activities, and at some point in the afternoon he loses the polo to reveal a crisp white T-shirt beneath. “Steven!” DJI is running away with the drone market - Recode. Great Barrier Reef at 'terminal stage': scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data. Back-to-back severe bleaching events have affected two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, new aerial surveys have found.

Great Barrier Reef at 'terminal stage': scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data

The findings have caused alarm among scientists, who say the proximity of the 2016 and 2017 bleaching events is unprecedented for the reef, and will give damaged coral little chance to recover. Scientists with the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies last week completed aerial surveys of the world’s largest living structure, scoring bleaching at 800 individual coral reefs across 8,000km. The results show the two consecutive mass bleaching events have affected a 1,500km stretch, leaving only the reef’s southern third unscathed. Where last year’s bleaching was concentrated in the reef’s northern third, the 2017 event spread further south, and was most intense in the middle section of the Great Barrier Reef. Love drugs: Oxford neuroethicists are investigating drugs to rekindle dying romances — Quartz. Love potions have been a plot point in fairytales for centuries.

Love drugs: Oxford neuroethicists are investigating drugs to rekindle dying romances — Quartz

Now, thanks to dramatic advances in our understanding of the neuroscience behind love, they’re close enough to reality to be studied by Oxford University researchers. Anders Sandberg, a neuroethicist at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, will discuss the role of romance drugs at an upcoming Institute of Art and Ideas conference “Love in the Time of Tinder”. Kicking The Bit Bucket – One blog post at a time! Student Loan Debt Has Nearly Tripled : NPR Ed. Recent college graduates who borrow are leaving school with an average of $34,000 in student loans.

Student Loan Debt Has Nearly Tripled : NPR Ed

That's up from $20,000 just 10 years ago, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In that report, out this week, the New York Fed took a careful look at the relationship between debt and homeownership. For people aged 30 to 36, the analysis shows having any student debt significantly hurts your chances of buying a home, compared to college graduates with no debt.

The cliche of "good debt" notwithstanding, the consequences of borrowing are real, and they are lasting. The report paints a mixed picture of how student borrowing has evolved over the last decade, since the financial crisis. There Are Two Versions of the Story of How the U.S. Purchased Alaska From Russia. One hundred and fifty years ago, on March 30, 1867, U.S.

There Are Two Versions of the Story of How the U.S. Purchased Alaska From Russia

Secretary of State William H. Seward and Russian envoy Baron Edouard de Stoeckl signed the Treaty of Cession. With a stroke of a pen, Tsar Alexander II had ceded Alaska, his country’s last remaining foothold in North America, to the United States for US$7.2 million. That sum, amounting to just $113 million in today’s dollars, brought to an end Russia’s 125-year odyssey in Alaska and its expansion across the treacherous Bering Sea, which at one point extended the Russian Empire as far south as Fort Ross, California, 90 miles from San Francisco Bay. German Kindergartens Ban Toys to Prevent Drug Abuse - The Atlantic. At a Berlin day-care center, the children packed away all the toys: the cars, the tiny plastic animals, the blocks and Legos, even the board games and most of the art materials.

German Kindergartens Ban Toys to Prevent Drug Abuse - The Atlantic

Millennials are half as wealthy as those now in their 40s were at the same age – Daily Inequality. Today’s 30-something generation has missed out on house price increases and better pensions, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Millennials are half as wealthy as those now in their 40s were at the same age – Daily Inequality

A Stanford psychologist just disproved the oldest love advice in the book — Quartz. Both science and intuition suggest that we choose our friends and romantic partners because we share things in common, such as age, educational level, race, religion, attitudes, and general intelligence.

A Stanford psychologist just disproved the oldest love advice in the book — Quartz

But what role does personality play in attraction? Are conscientious people drawn to conscientious people? Extroverts to extroverts? Until recently no one really knew, says Michal Kosinski, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. “Psychologists looked at this issue for many years, but the results were quite clear: Friends and partners are not similar in terms of personality,” he says. Personality is usually measured using surveys in which people answer questions about themselves. Kosinski and three colleagues decided to approach personality assessment differently. Abbreviation ‘lb’ for pound. Q From Andrea: Why are pounds, when used as a weight, abbreviated lbs?

A If I’m to be strictly accurate in my reply (which you may construe as being pedantic if you wish, but there’s a serious point here) lbs isn’t an abbreviation of “pounds”. It’s shorthand for “pounds weight” but isn’t an abbreviation of the word pounds. The form lb is actually an abbreviation of the Latin word libra, which could mean a pound, itself a shortened form of the full expression, libra pondo, “pound weight”. Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp? Early one morning in January, under the veil of darkness, a team of undercover police from China quietly entered Hong Kong’s Four Seasons hotel and made their way into a luxurious residential suite. After sweeping aside the billionaire occupant’s private contingent of female bodyguards, they shrouded the man’s head in a white sheet and bundled him off in a wheelchair. Xiao Jianhua was one of China’s richest businessmen. He had built his fortune over the past two decades through deals involving the cream of China’s political elite, reportedly including close relatives of the president, Xi Jinping.

Why Americans have come to worship their own ignorance. A placard warning against the dangers of climate change used in the March on Washington stands by an overflowing garbage can January 21st 2017, up to 500,000 marchers had protested earlier in DC and estimates of five million nationwide campaigned for legislation and policies regarding human rights, women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality and freedom of religion in response to the newly elected presidency of Donald Trump. (Epics/Getty Images) A five-time undefeated Jeopardy! Champion and a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, Tom Nichols is the author of several books on international relations, Russian affairs and nuclear weapons—as well as a former adviser on foreign and defence affairs for the late senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania. Secretive Billionaire Reveals How He Toppled Apple in China - Bloomberg.

Duan Yongping is convinced Tim Cook didn’t have a clue who he was when they first met a couple years ago. The Apple boss probably does now. How Aristotle Created the Computer - The Atlantic. The history of computers is often told as a history of objects, from the abacus to the Babbage engine up through the code-breaking machines of World War II. In Kyoto, Feeling Forever Foreign. Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh (UP) CM: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is finally confident enough to reveal its most venomous religious agenda to India — Quartz. Orphans of progress. Being and Nothingness - Wikipedia. Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It’ll Be Gone. Nevada corporation - Wikipedia. Making Athens Great Again - The Atlantic. Our new (mixed) reality: Early adopters have become HoloLens believers at work. Laziness isn’t why people are poor. And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care.

Uk.businessinsider. Still pain after microdiscectomy....SO concerned. ELI5: Why does the US struggles to have a proper health care system, even though the premiums paid by the patients are much higher than most of the countries, where there is a working health care system (e.g. most of the European countries)? : explainlike. Asdf. My Friend, Stalin’s Daughter. The Populist Papers: 29 Years of Populism. Ers Beware – U.S. Customs Agents Are Coercing for Mobile Passwords. The Border Patrol can take your password. Now what? Have Americans Given Up? - The Atlantic. What Causes Burnout and How to Overcome It. Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here is what you can really do to save the environment. — Quartz. Ten million lives saved by 1962 breakthrough, study says. Imagining the Future of VR at Google. Quora. Greeks in Egypt - Wikipedia. Theresa may surveillance. Love Lives In Whitefish, Montana, But So Do Neo-Nazis - BuzzFeed News.

Eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being in just 2 weeks. The Mysterious Disappearance of the Biggest Scandal in Washington. 'Give Us Your Passwords' - The Atlantic. 75 Years ago: How World War 2 started - WW2 Gravestone. Cheap Eats, Cheap Labor: The Hidden Human Costs Of Those Lists. A Solo Traveler’s Guide on How to Meet People While Traveling. You're Really Going to Miss Net Neutrality. Becoming better fathers – TheTLS. Crafting the Koran. How microaggressions are like mosquito bites.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Wikipedia. Why Don't Americans Riot Anymore? Tell Congress: It's time to demilitarize the police. 5 craziest laws passed by GOP legislators — just this month. Walk With Mike. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (1968) - Wikipedia. The Netherlands Keeps Closing Prisons Because It Doesn't Have Enough Prisoners. Against Empathy by Paul Bloom; The Empathy Instinct by Peter Bazalgette – review. The New Face of American Unemployment. Cameroonian Government Leaves Millions Without Internet - Meleana Moore. We're Running Out of Chocolate. How much it takes to live comfortably in the 50 biggest US cities. Why Benedict Arnold Turned Traitor Against the American Revolution. With Works Like 'Orphan Black,' 'Ex Machina,' and 'The Martian,' Science Fiction Is Becoming Less Fictional - The Atlantic.

This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor. 4 Women with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford. Three Things You and Your Partner Should Agree On Before Moving In Together. 15 Years After 9/11, Is America Any Safer? - The Atlantic. Four Simple Remedies for Avoiding Burnout. Uk.businessinsider. Why Productivity Keeps Falling and What to Do About It. Why Productivity Keeps Falling and What to Do About It. I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump's Biggest Fans. Here's What They Won't Tell You. Quora. A universal basic income won't stop people from working–it will change the nature of work — Quartz.

Abandoned in Iraq: Inside Two Soldiers' Harrowing Escape - Rolling Stone. Ultra-rich man’s letter: “To My Fellow Filthy Rich Americans: The Pitchforks Are Coming” – Anonymous. Do Insects Sleep? How Bugs Regain Energy. Quora. What Hillary Clinton's email scandal is really about, explained with a cartoon. This Calculator Shows How Much Money You'll Save When You Quit Smoking. Why You Get White Spots On Your Nails. Comparing College Costs Requires Time-Consuming Effort - The Atlantic.

Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia. The Millennial Housing Trend Is a Repeat of the Middle Ages - The Atlantic. Clean and Freshen Your Pillows In Three Simple Steps. Uk.businessinsider. Millennials need to ditch their parents' outdated career ladders and embrace job-hopping — Quartz. The World Has Passed the Old Grand Strategies By. Motherboard.vice. Five Useful Things You Can Do With a Burner Phone Number. The ultimate efficiency hack: Have kids (we're serious) Women with children outperform those who don't have children over a 30-year career research shows — Quartz.