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Nearly 80% of same-sex divorces in England and Wales are between women


Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in England and Wales since 2014 but some of those have already ended in divorce.

Your five-minute summary of Xi Jinping’s three-hour Communist Party congress speech


The 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party—the most important political event in China—kicked off today (Oct.

2 million Americans are drinking high levels of arsenic in their well water


In patches all over the US, an ancient layer of sediment in the Earth’s crust is rich in arsenic, a chemical element toxic to humans.

Now that ISIL is being defeated, never forget how horrific their rule actually was


After three years of ISIL reign, and an offensive that took nearly a year, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Kurdish-led independent militia that has systematically taken on the caliphate in Syria, freed the Syrian city of Raqqa.

When potential matters more than past experience


In 1952 a young woman from a well-off English family left school at the age of 18 and took a job as a secretary.

A “drama researcher” explains how to stop wasting emotional energy at work


Your company is wasting a lot of time on drama—according to my estimate, as much as 2.5 hours per employee every day.

The best and worst cities for reproductive care in the US


Reproductive rights might be under attack all over the US thanks to Trump White House policies, but because so many of the regulations on abortions and other reproductive services are ultimately decided at the state and city level, there are significant discrepancies across the country.

Ending fake news means changing how Wall Street values Facebook and Twitter


Wall Street has a very simple way of pricing social media giants: the number of users that see its ads.

Before you ask for a raise, take time to hone this skill


In more than 30 years of recruiting, I’ve counseled thousands of people at all career stages. It’s a privilege to help people get hired and build satisfying professional lives.

Can Rent the Runway ever become the Spotify of fashion?


If you believe Jennifer Hyman, CEO of Rent the Runway, her company is a major disruptor in fashion. It rents out designer clothes from some 500 different brands to subscribers who pay a monthly fee, allowing them to borrow a high-end wardrobe for much less than it would cost to actually buy.

The bottom line of US tax reform, in two charts


The push for “tax reform” in the US often seems convoluted and confusing. It doesn’t have to be. While some of the details are complex, at its essence, the Republican plan to overhaul the US federal tax system can be understood in two charts.

What happens to your email after you die?


Life keeps us so busy writing emails that most of us haven’t considered what happens to our electronic communications when we’re dead.

How to Determine If Your Finances Are Ready for a Big Purchase

Maybe you're ready to make an offer on that dream home down the street. Maybe you're eying a new car for that long commute to work.

Mozambique’s forgotten “East Germans” are still fighting for their communist payday


Maputo, Mozambique It’s a Wednesday morning in a leafy square in Maputo, and forty middle-aged men are gathering with their drums, whistles, and German flags.

Germany heads for “Jamaica” as three-way coalitions talks begin


German chancellor Angela Merkel begins talks today (Oct. 18) to form a three-way coalition government with two parties—the Free Democrats and the Greens—who have historically been enemies.

Xi Jinping just showed his power by making China’s elite sit through a tortuously long speech


Xi Jinping, China’s president and head of the Chinese Communist Party, delivered the most important talk of his political career today in Beijing.

8 Ways to Escape a Dying Industry

There was a time when you could train for a career, take a job at a great firm, spend 40 years moving up the ladder, and have a retirement party with a gold watch at the end of it.

Best Money Tips: How to Save $300 by Christmas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on how to save $300 by Christmas, simple ways to save on medical bills, and the best sites for streaming TV shows and movies.

9 Retirement Hotspots That Are Cheaper Now Than Ever Before

Financial considerations are the biggest factor for many people when deciding where they want to enjoy their retirement years.

5 Ways to Get the Most From Your Employer’s Automated Retirement Plan

An increasing number of companies are automating their 401(k) plans — automatically enrolling new hires and even automatically choosing investments for employees.


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