I had a health crisis in France. I’m here to tell you that ‘socialized medicine’ is terrific – LA Times

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, two days after my 54th birthday, I came very close to dying. I was sitting in an armchair in my Paris apartment, reading a newspaper, when I became dizzy. The next thing I knew, my heart was beating violently. When the paramedics arrived, it was racing at 240 beats per […]

If You Have 29 Credit Cards, You’re Probably a Millennial – WSJ

When Kyle Allen gets home from work each day, he heads straight for his mailbox. “It does give me a rush,” says the 29-year-old financial analyst from Orlando. What he hopes to find is yet another offer for a new credit card. He and his wife together have 40 of them and have earned, so […]

Never Reveal Your Previous Salary When Negotiating for a Job

Most hiring managers expect you to ask about salary by the second interview, but if you do, they might turn that question around and ask you about your own salary history to get an idea of what you’re willing to take. Here’s why you shouldn’t share with them what you’ve made before. Telling your potential […]

‘Brexit’ Fuels Feeling in Scotland That Time Is Right for Independence – The New York Times

A demonstration in Glasgow on Monday, after the Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said she would seek permission to hold a new referendum on independence. Credit Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images LONDON — Scotland’s nationalists wasted no time: Just minutes after the country’s leader, Nicola Sturgeon, called on Monday for a new independence referendum, a website […]

Europe Is Facing 4 Existential Tests. Can It Hold Together? – The New York Times

Geert Wilders, the Dutch far-right leader, center, campaigning in Valkenburg on Saturday. Credit Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press The risk of European disintegration looks significantly more real this week. Multiple crises, each a symptom and cause of the continent’s deepest problems, are converging simultaneously. Britain took a step toward leaving the European Union, and Scotland toward independence. […]

Ban on Head Scarves at Work Is Legal, E.U. Court Rules – The New York Times

An Amsterdam shop selling Islamic dresses and head scarves. A European ruling on head scarves could have far-reaching consequences for the balance between freedom of religion and the rights of companies to implement policies requiring religious neutrality. Credit Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press LONDON — The European Union’s highest court waded into the politically explosive issue of […]

Financiers Fight Over the American Dream – The New Yorker

  Bill Ackman saw his hedge fund’s crusade against Herbalife as a moral battle with a billion-dollar payday.CreditIllustration by Mike McQuade / Photograph by Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg / Getty Barrier Status: ‘none’ One day in the summer of 2011, Christine Richard arrived at the forty-second floor of a high-rise on Fifty-seventh Street in Manhattan to visit a […]