Month: July 2018

exPLAINers of the week: July 23-July 29

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This weeks exPLAINers examine the ethical problems with gene replacement therapy and a detailed map of the 2016 presidential election voting across the U.S.

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The Ten Best Cities in The US

By Pawan Naidu

The United States is a great country, with people, places and employment opportunities in every city that make it a great place to live. However, not every city is the same. Let’s take a look at the 10 best cities to live in the U.S.

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Countries Need to Prepare For a Changing Workforce

By Teodor Teofilov

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are developing at an ever-increasing rate, and it has lead many people to worry about their future work. Especially in the manufacturing industry, workers are progressively substituted by robots that never get tired and are more precise and efficient.

Violent crime is like infectious disease – and we know how to stop it spreadin

By Samira Shackle

Headlines scream about “epidemics” of shootings and stabbings – but what if we took that literally? From Chicago to Glasgow, treating violence as a public health problem has produced great results.

Five Resources We Are Running Out Of And Their Alternatives

By Pawan Naidu

For every resource that is running out due to human consumption, there is an alternative that can serve the same purpose. Let’s take a look at the five resources in danger of extinction and their alternatives.

exPLAINers of the Week July 16 – 22

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two pieces that delve into the reasons impeaching Trump is near impossible and the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin is more popular than the West believes. Jacob Neiheisel and Zachary Jacobson bring them to us in an easy to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

The 10 Highest Paid Degrees

By Pawan Naidu

While a bachelor’s degree isn’t the only avenue to obtain a job that gives us financial independence, it is a path that many teenagers and parents feel is an investment to transition into adulthood. However, when it comes to money, not all degrees are built the same. Your major largely determines your earning potential, and Payscale recently ranked majors based on alumni salaries.

EU and Japan Create Largest Single Market

By Teodor Teofilov

Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk and Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, have signed a massive trade deal between the European Union (EU) and Japan on July 17, which could come into effect in 2019. It creates a free trade zone that incorporates over 600 million people and almost a third of the world’s GDP.

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exPLAINers of the Week July 9 – 15

By Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week. This week we have stopped on two pieces that delve into the life of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won the pulled off a political upset in the Democratic primary for the Fourteenth Congressional District, and a comprehensive guide to the messy research into cell phone use and cancer. David Remnick and Julia Belluz bring them to us in an easy to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

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Trade Wars: A Dangerous Gamble

By Teodor Teofilov

Trade wars have wide implications and may change the world economic order. What will be the effects of Trumps escalating tariff tit-for-tat with China? History may hold some of the answers.