Art

Tell Your Boss Science Said Not To Respond To Those After-Hours Emails

Tell Your Boss Science Said Not To Respond To Those After-Hours Emails

I have a confession. Or perhaps it's a humble-brag depending on your perspective: I'm writing this column while on vacation abroad . The latest research suggests that taking my work with me , as many of us do when we travel or just leave the office, probably isn't the best thing for my well-being, so perhaps it is more of a confession. A new study in Springer's Journal of Business and Psychology finds that blurring the lines between work and ... Full story

Education

The Tories are savaging libraries – and closing the book on social mobility | John Harris

The Tories are savaging libraries – and closing the book on social mobility | John Harris

‘Reading is being snatched out of young lives, with a blithe cruelty that ought to make ministers ashamed.’ Library users protest at the closure of Carnegie library in south-east London last year. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images. f they weren’t already here, we’d have to invent them: public spaces, crammed with books, computers and information points, where events and meetings regularly take place, and children in particular get an early ... Full story

Economics

More places than normal may have a white Christmas this year across Lower 48

More places than normal may have a white Christmas this year across Lower 48

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Dec. 5, 2007. (Kevin Ambrose). Irving Berlin’s hit song “White Christmas” has forever romanticized dreams of a pristine display of snow Dec. 25. In the high mountains and northernmost parts of the nation, the dream reliably becomes reality. But in the South, Christmas snow remains a dream most of the time. But each year, a white Christmas surprise usually delights some areas unaccustomed to it. How much this ... Full story

Entertainment

BTS Rapper RM Drops a Verse in English on Fall Out Boy Collaboration -- Listen!

BTS Rapper RM Drops a Verse in English on Fall Out Boy Collaboration -- Listen!

RM just delivered an incredible performance -- without even using his native tongue! The BTS member teamed up with Fall Out Boy for a remix of "Champion," laying down two dope verses in English, with a fiery intensity befitting the song's battle cry-esque progression. "Yo, should I be a star? Baby, I think I already are," the 23-year-old Korean rapper posits on the track. "Ain't gotta be somebody, be anybody, rather be anybody than live in a ... Full story

Health

Pfizer's Xeljanz gets FDA nod as joint disease treatment

Pfizer's Xeljanz gets FDA nod as joint disease treatment

(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two doses of its drug Xeljanz for treatment of a joint disease. Xeljanz was approved as a 5-mg dose taken twice daily and as an extended-release 11-mg dose taken once daily as a drug for patients with active psoriatic arthritis who have not responded to other treatments. Psoriatic arthritis, a form of arthritis that affects some people ... Full story

Law

Betsy DeVos hit with two lawsuits in one day over backlog of student debt relief claims

Betsy DeVos hit with two lawsuits in one day over backlog of student debt relief claims

Top state law enforcement officials sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday for failing to process debt relief claims submitted by former Corinthian Colleges students. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock). Pressure is mounting on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to take action on thousands of federal student loan forgiveness applications languishing at the U.S. Department of Education. On Thursday, California Attorney General Xavier ... Full story

Living

‘Will They Take Me, Too?’

‘Will They Take Me, Too?’

Families like Kelly’s are known as “mixed status” — a reminder that the way we talk about immigration, with clear lines of legality separating groups of people, is often a fantasy. The reality is a world of families with separate legal statuses but intertwined fates. More than four million American children are estimated to have a parent in the country illegally. If deported, those parents face a difficult choice: Take their children to a ... Full story

Politics

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Congress: Helping Puerto Rico Is ‘Politically Smart’

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Congress: Helping Puerto Rico Is ‘Politically Smart’

Lin-Manuel Miranda wants Congress to know that it’s in their best interest to help the people of Puerto Rico. Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory, 36.5 percent of the island still has no power and at least 7 percent of residents don’t have running water, according to government statistics. The dire situation has pushed hundreds of Puerto Ricans, many of whom lost homes and jobs in the aftermath of Maria, to ... Full story

Sport

Champion (Remix) [feat. RM of BTS]

Champion (Remix) [feat. RM of BTS]

A new way to build and engage your audience. Full story

Technology

Microsoft's Cortana gets Gmail and Google Calendar support | VentureBeat

Microsoft's Cortana gets Gmail and Google Calendar support | VentureBeat

Microsoft’s AI assistant Cortana is now able to integrate with Gmail and Google Calendar accounts. Until recently, Outlook and Office 365 were the only calendar and email options for users of Cortana on devices like Windows 10 PCs and Microsoft’s first smart speaker with Cortana inside, the Harman Kardon Invoke . Cortana support with email and calendar functionality announced today will be extended to additional devices this spring, according ... Full story