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Here's what Trump's tax plan means for people at every income level from $20,000 to $269,000 a year

The House passed the final version of the Republican tax bill on Wednesday, capping off a furious seven-week push to bring about the most sweeping changes to the US tax code in decades. The bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is set to bring about widespread changes to the US tax code for both businesses and individual Americans. The bill reduces the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%, and most — but not all —...

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A data scientist reveals how you can tell if a first date is going well based on language choice

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, New York Times writer, former Google data scientist, and author of "Everybody Lies" reveals the common language used on successful first dates. Following is a transcript of the video. We used to think of data as surveys, very structured answers, right? A checkbox, yes, no, or a number you put in, 101, 102, 103, whatever. And now data is kind of the wild unstructured world on the internet and one of...

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I learned how to mime from a pro — it's a lot more complicated than you think

Professional mime Bill Bowers gave a lesson on the fundamentals of pantomime, explaining the challenges of bringing imaginary objects into reality for an audience. Following is a transcript of the video.   My name’s Bill Bowers and I am a mime. I live in New York City and perform and teach mime and physical theater. And just imagine that right in front of us both a wall appears. An imaginary wall. And you’re going to see it with...