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The average single American is forking over about 25 percent of their paycheck for income tax and social safety taxes — which in the U.S. include programs like Social Security and unemployment insurance. But when compared to other high-income...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Barack Obama shake hands in the White House’s Oval Office on Feb. 22, 2013. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images TOKYO — In diplomacy, as in musical theater or opera, words go only so far...
Smart Highway — Glowing Lines. Photo by Flickr user Studio Roosegaarde So long, streetlights — there’s a new technology lighting up the pavement in the Netherlands. On a 500-meter stretch of highway in the city of Oss, you can now find...
Photo by NASA A rare “blood moon” eclipse will be visible in the North and South American skies tonight when the Earth’s shadow covers the full moon in an eerie red glow. These “blood moons” occur when the moon passes through the darkest part of...
“The Horse, the Rider, and the Clown 1943-4.” Maquette for plate V of the illustrated book “Jazz.” Art by Henri Matisse/Image by Centre Pompidou A battle with cancer in the 1940s left artist Henri Matisse confined to a...
The Social Security Administration has no idea who’s in your family unless you tell them. That information can affect the benefits you collect. Photo by Flickr user Alex Proimos. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “...