Dear elites: Did you learn your lesson?

Populism: The "overnight" problem 40 years in the making

  • A globalized, interconnected world doesn't necessarily work for everyone... especially on the rural (and hyper-local) levels.
  • While many got massively rich from technology and globalized trade it left many feeling locked out.
  • Anand focuses on the rise of Trump and the huge popularity of Bernie Sanders to highlight the fact that the majority aren't satisfied with the current state of capitalism.
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Samsung unveils foldable phone prototype

The South Korean tech company unveiled its new Infinity Flex display and other product upgrades at a developers conference on Wednesday.

  • Samsung has been developing a flexible, foldable smartphone for years.
  • The prototype unveiled Wednesday isn't quite the finished product some had hoped to see, but it offered a glimpse at how its long-awaited foldable phone will work when released, likely in 2019.
  • Samsung also announced other device upgrades, including a new user interface and changes to its virtual assistant Bixby.
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Halloween history: The ancient origins of these dark traditions

Why do we celebrate Halloween, and what have pumpkins got to do with it?

  • Halloween was influenced heavily by Celtic, Pagan and Christian traditions.
  • The holiday has always celebrated the strange and scary, but festivities as we know them have changed over the years.
  • Current Halloween traditions were brought by immigrants to the United States in the early 20th century.
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Does winning the lottery ruin your life? Not usually, study shows.

A study from May 2018 found that most lottery winners report greater life satisfaction over a long-term period.

Balbir Atwal, owner of the California 7-Eleven that sold one of the 3 Powerball winning tickets, holds up a $1 million check. (Photo by Ringo Chiu/Getty Images)
  • The study asked more than 3,000 lottery winners about their mental health, happiness and life satisfaction years after winning big cash prizes.
  • Most winners reported greater life satisfaction, but less significant changes in mental health and happiness.
  • The recent Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots could be different, however, given the sheer size of the prizes.
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  • The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for Oct. 23 at 11 pm E.T.
  • The odds of any one ticket winning are about 1 in 300 million.
  • This might be a record-setting jackpot, but that doesn't mean you have a better chance of winning.
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