U.S. Businesses Struggle to Find Seasonal Help After Visa Restrictions on Foreign Workers Well a lot of people have dropped out of the labor market, and many more are underemployed. Seems like raising wages might be in order to attract more workers. Temporary positions are less than ideal for most people, but higher compensation would…

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How America’s Luxury-Obsessed Festival Industry Made the Fyre Festival Debacle Possible So if you’re one of the post-election DSA card holders chuckling at the deserved plight of the wealthy trapped on Great Exuma, you haven’t flipped over the price tag on a regular, non-exotic-island festival recently. While these costs are disappointing for music fans, they’re…

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Step away from the juice! It’s not healthy for you or the kids. Even as a kid with a massive sweet tooth, I could barely tolerate apple juice; I thought it was way too sweet. How that’s been the go-to choice for children for ages is beyond me. Why are leftists targeting troll columnists like Ann…

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Since this is in reference to both Winklevosses, the name should be pluralized. Unless you want to go The Social Network route and call them “Winklevi”. Same goes for both Hemsworths. Although I suspect this was more the common mistake of adding a superfluous apostrophe to a plural.

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I’m trying to catch up on old news articles I thought were interesting so I haven’t even been reading the news for the past few days. Oh well. Trump’s Corporate Tax Rewrite Faces Major Obstacle: Its Cost Only Democrats have to worry about deficits. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has successfully traveled between Saturn and its rings…

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Ikea responds back with sass to Balenciaga’s copycat tote bag Overcoming a Mastectomy as a Young Woman How to Fight Cancer (When Cancer Fights Back) I have cancer on the brain today. Actually I think about it a lot. The unsung women of Star Wars: buns, a dead Obi-Wan and the script doctor It’s a…

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The new status symbol: it’s not what you spend – it’s how hard you work The rich used to show how much they could spend on things they didn’t need. Today, a public display of productivity is the new symbol of class power Ugh. Count me out. Taking pride in what you do is important…

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God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism It’s fascinating how, in the continuing journey of the breakdown of religion and religious faith, people are finding new avenues of spiritual belief. Although it’s also troubling when that spiritual belief seeps into areas of scientific research, not to mention political ideology. Do Soda Taxes Really…

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Lady Macbeth: how one film took on costume drama’s whites-only rule But there is something else striking about Lady Macbeth: Katherine’s maid, Anna, is black. The cocksure groom Katherine takes as her lover is also dark-skinned. Two more major characters who appear late in the story are black. In fact, there are practically more characters of…

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