White House: Waiting to Act on Global Warming Means Much Higher Costs

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Delaying cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to stem global warming would cost significantly more than taking such actions now, according to a new report released Monday by the White House Council on Economic Advisors (CEA)

According to the report, the cost of hitting a specific climate target increases, on average, by approximately 40% in today’s dollars for each decade that the U.S. and the world at large delays such actions. This jump in price is due in part to the fact that delaying…

20 Private Thoughts From the Backseat of an Uber Car

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At the end of an exhausting day, it’s comforting to know that with just a few taps on your smartphone, a car will be on its way to pick you up and deliver you to your front door.

Some of the best thinking gets done while seated in the back of an Uber car. Groundbreaking thoughts like: Do I have enough Uber credits to cover this ride? Will my driver judge me if I play Kim Kardashian: Hollywood at full volume all the way home? Will he stop to let me pick up pizza?

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At Least 22 Civilians Were Killed in Ukraine Today

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At least 22 civilians were killed on Tuesday as violence between government forces and pro-Russian separatists engulfs eastern Ukraine

The use of unguided rockets has dramatically escalated the violence in the area in the weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down. Though eastern Ukraine has been entrenched in bloodshed over the past few months, it’s different this time around. The fighting is no longer confined to the rural outskirts; it’s now spilling over into the cities and…

Twitter Looks to Break Out of Its Earnings Slump

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A busy second quarter of 2014 will be overshadowed if Twitter is unable to convince investors that its user growth is back on the upswing when the company reports earnings on Tuesday afternoon.

The social media company is set to release its report after the close of market trading at 4 p.m. ET, with analysts expecting the company to post a narrow net loss of $0.01 per share on revenue of $283.07 million

There had been no shortage of news out of…

Fiery Skies and Black Clouds: Gaza’s Long, Burning Night

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip’s only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far.

Flares turned the sky over Gaza City orange overnight and by daybreak, as the conflict entered its fourth week, heavy clouds of dust hovered over the territory. A thick column of black smoke rose from a burning fuel tank at the power…

For the New York Times, a Profit Shortfall

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It’s the same old story for the New York Times: Digital subscriptions continue to rise, but not enough to offset falling revenues and earnings.

Profit fell 21% to $55.7 million or $0.07 a share, versus the average analyst estimate of $0.085 in The New York Times Company’s second quarter. An overall 4.1% slump in overall ad revenues weighed on the results as did increased investments in “strategic initiatives,” the company said.

A 32,000…

Connie Britton and Geena Rocero Join the Social Good Summit

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Connie Britton, the famous actress from Nashville and Friday Night Lights, and Geena Rocero, a supermodel and transgender activist, are confirmed to speak at the 2014 Social Good Summit. At the event, world leaders, grassroots activists and global citizens will discuss digital solutions to the greatest challenges of our time

Britton was recently appointed a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, focusing on poverty eradication and women’s empowerment. With just a glance at the star’s Twitter feed, it’s…

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7 Things We’d Change About LinkedIn

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You didn’t really think sending the recruiter at your dream company a Facebook message would work, right?

That’s why you have LinkedIn, the definitive online platform for networking and finding new career opportunities. The website has effectively cornered the market on adapting social networking to the professional space, but it can use a few upgrades to make the most of its unique place in the virtual world.

While one of its most frustrating…

Your Dream Job Doesn’t Exist Yet. Here’s How to Land It Anyway

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Waiting for the perfect position to pop up in your LinkedIn feed? Can’t find job descriptions that nail down your skills and goals in your daily search results? If you’ve been searching for your dream job and haven’t found it, it’s possible that it doesn’t exist — at least not yet.

In fact, if you really want a job you love, it’s time to stop limiting your search to posted positions. I recently carved out my own place in the workplace, and you can, too, by doing some strategic research,…

17 Majestic Mountains That Take Your Breath Away

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There’s so much beauty in the world, if you just look up — unless you’re a city-dweller. You’re probably going to just see a lot of scaffolding . Or if you’re lucky, some pigeons pooping off a telephone wire.

Skyscrapers aside, countless sights of beauty surrounds us in nature. One of Earth‘s greatest wonders comes from the awe-inspiring mountains which can literally take your breath away. Seriously, the altitude is unreal.