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Daughters of working mothers grow up to be just as happy as those of stay-at-home moms

4 weeks ago kakp2 Comments Off on Daughters of working mothers grow up to be just as happy as those of stay-at-home moms
In 2015, preliminary results of a groundbreaking study found that the daughters of employed mothers often perform better in their eventual careers than the daughters of stay-at-home moms. “People still have this belief that when moms are employed, it’s somehow detrimental to their children.” Now the full study has been released, and it brings even Read More

A salmonella recall is affecting 207 million eggs across the US

4 months ago 7ring Comments Off on A salmonella recall is affecting 207 million eggs across the US
A recall of 206,749,248 eggs has occurred in the US, following 22 reports of illness linked to salmonella contamination. The eggs were distrubuted to stores and restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The US Food & Drug Administration has a full list here (including Read More

The economic surprise of 2017 was Europe’s best year in a decade

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on The economic surprise of 2017 was Europe’s best year in a decade
Europe didn’t head into 2017 under the best circumstances. Brexit was still relatively new and troubling, Italy’s oldest bank had just collapsed, and a series of upcoming elections were making investors nervous. Twelve months later, the success of Europe’s economy this year has been such a standout surprise it’s even been enjoying its own hashtag: Read More

Archaeologists in Turkey believe they are digging up the original Santa Claus

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Archaeologists in Turkey believe they are digging up the original Santa Claus
Santa isn’t just a myth made up for kids on Christmas. He did exist and he did give generous gifts, though not via chimneys on Dec. 25, as popular legend tells it. By this time next year, you may even be able to visit him in his original setting, say Turkish archaeologists. What we know Read More

Please don’t use AI to write Christmas carols

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Please don’t use AI to write Christmas carols
Christmas carol songwriters should be relieved to hear that they can keep their jobs for a little while longer. It turns out that artificial intelligence hasn’t quite mastered the art of their job. In a Dec. 21 entry on her personal AI blog, Janelle Shane, a research scientist in industry and machine-learning hobbyist in her Read More

Incomes grew more than 250% over five years in the Tokyo district where Google and Apple have offices, compared to 7% for the whole city

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Incomes grew more than 250% over five years in the Tokyo district where Google and Apple have offices, compared to 7% for the whole city
Income in Minato—the area in Tokyo where industry giants like Google, Honda, Apple, and Sony have put down roots—increased 251% between 2012 and 2016. That’s a big difference from the overall Tokyo income growth of 7%. Published 2 hours ago  |  Photo by Reuters/Toru Hanai 251% Japan has long been considered an example of income equality Read More

The complete guide to the world’s largest carbon market that just launched in China

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on The complete guide to the world’s largest carbon market that just launched in China
In the lead up to the 2015 Paris climate summit, premier Xi Jinping announced China would launch a carbon market in two years. Today (Dec. 19), Xi delivered on his promise, opening up what will become the world’s largest carbon market. If wielded wisely, it could help the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases hit Read More

Amazon buying Whole Foods was the best thing that ever happened to Instacart

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Amazon buying Whole Foods was the best thing that ever happened to Instacart
Grocery stores had been keeping a wary eye on Amazon. When word came in June that the e-commerce giant was buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, big grocery chains scrambled for a response. They found one in startups like Instacart. The San Francisco-based delivery service has long positioned itself as the “de facto ally of Read More

The world has a brand-new language, and it’s a win for nationalists

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on The world has a brand-new language, and it’s a win for nationalists
Linguistic nationalism just scored a victory. Montenegrins are excited that their national language, Montenegrin, has been added to the list of language codes recognized by the International Organization for Standardization, identifying it as a separate language from Serbian. Is it actually a different language, though? Since Serbia and Montenegro split into two countries in 2007, Read More

The ghost economy, partisan feminism, and eight other stories you might have missed

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on The ghost economy, partisan feminism, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. The Mod Squad “I didn’t shake hands for like three years because I figured out that people were disgusting. And I just could not touch people. Most normal people in the world are just f-cking weirdos. I was disgusted by humanity when I left there. So many of my peers, same thing. We all Read More