Paul Volcker’s memoir invites a rethink of the fight against inflation

PAUL VOLCKER’S legend is almost as grand and imposing as his physical personage, all six feet and seven inches of it. In 1979 President Jimmy Carter chose him to run the Federal Reserve and tackle America’s high inflation. Mr Volcker acted with grim determination, tightening monetary policy even as the economy sank into deep recession […]

Higher Education Needs a Rethink to Train Tomorrow's Workforce

Anant Agarwal is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the CEO of edX, the online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. The ways in which the nature of work is changing beyond our control necessitate a more flexible education system, with “students” no longer being defined just as 18-to-22-year-olds on college […]

This Victoria’s Secret Angel’s beauty routine will make you rethink the way you use foundation

Vogue/YouTube Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shared her beauty routine in a YouTube video with Vogue. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel starts by moisturizing with a spray of Caudalie Beauty Elixir and a light layer of Erborian Glow Creme for a dewy finish. Huntington-Whiteley then lightly applies Erborian BB Creme for a subtle, sheer base of “natural” color. The self-professed “lip […]

'Don’t try anything rash’: Russian Embassy urges UK to rethink rumoured cyber attack

Bad blood is continuing to rise between the UK and the Kremlin. The UK Russian Embassy has warned May’s government to choose its next step carefully as rumors swirl that Britain is planning a cyber attack on Russia. The claims come as Theresa May’s midnight deadline ticks ever closer. On Monday afternoon, Theresa May took […]

Abbas urges Israel to rethink ‘apartheid’ policies before it’s ‘too late’

Published time: 1 Jan, 2018 01:42 Edited time: 1 Jan, 2018 02:51 Israel must “rethink” its aggressive “apartheid system” and honor the status of East Jerusalem as the future capital of a Palestinian state, President Mahmoud Abbas said on New Year’s Eve. “We will not accept the status quo. We will not accept the apartheid […]

Public outcry causes Google to rethink banning powerful “accessibility” apps

Enlarge A month ago, Google started warning developers about a coming crackdown on apps that use the Android accessibility APIs for things other than accessibility. For years, the accessibility APIs have been a way for power-user apps to hook into the operating system, but Google apparently had a change of heart last month, telling developers […]

Why one of Facebook’s most successful video publishers had to scramble to re-think its whole strategy to cash in on ads

Tastemade Publishers like Tastemade built big Facebook audiences by churning out lots of short content. But now many need to shift gears. That’s because Facebook has begun inserting ads into video clips, but only if they run 90 seconds or more. For Tastemade, that’s meant shooting videos using more TV-like conventions, like cliffhangers before ad breaks. […]