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Joke of the Day: Why did the photo go to jail?
Because it was framed.
Keeping up with America
How Google is using AI to help one U.S. city reduce traffic and emissions: Getting stuck in traffic and hitting several red lights in a row isn’t just frustrating and bad for stress levels, it’s also bad for the environment. But one U.S. city is getting help from a tech giant and artificial intelligence to solve this problem.
Claudine Gay, Harvard University’s embattled president, resigns: The campus leader drew heated criticism for her testimony at a congressional hearing on antisemitism, as well as subsequent allegations of plagiarism.
A man was found dead inside an airplane engine Monday night at Salt Lake City International Airport after police say he breached an emergency exit door, walked onto the tarmac and climbed inside the jet’s engine.
Jeffrey Epstein’s list is coming out: Who will be named?
More than a third of US adults say Biden’s 2020 victory was not legitimate: New poll finds just 62% believe Biden’s election win over Donald Trump was fair – down from 69% in December 2021
Around the World
Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri killed in Beirut blast: Israel has insisted the assassination of a Hamas leader in Beirut was not an attack on Lebanon, as its enemies warned of “punishment” for his death.
Planes collide and catch fire at Japan’s busy Haneda airport, killing 5. Hundreds evacuated safely: A large passenger plane and a Japanese coast guard aircraft collided on the runway at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Tuesday and burst into flames, killing five people aboard the coast guard plane, officials said.
Lets Talk Business and Tech
A New Year’s resolution for tech companies: knock it off with the CAPTCHAs
Emotional Intelligence Must Guide Artificial Intelligence
Higher forever? Markets see few rate cuts after 2024: Borrowers looking for relief from higher interest rates may be set for disappointment with financial markets indicating rates will stay elevated for years to come
Richer, Wiser, Happier
New year, new budget? Here are tips to set your finances up for success in 2024: Dr. Jeff Jones, a finance expert at Missouri State University, offers insight on how to get your financial house in order.
Budget Reset Habits To Help You Thrive | Sheiresa McRae Ngo, GoBankingRates. As we embark on a new year, it’s an ideal time to reassess your financial strategies. Ramsey Show host Rachel Cruze highlights five key budget reset habits that will help guide you toward financial success in 2024. Whether you’re a seasoned budgeter or just starting to take control of your finances, these practical tips are small steps that can lead to significant improvements in the long run.
Piere focused on intuitive budgeting: When designing an intelligent budget-tracking app, Piere prioritized functionality, integrations, and the evolving needs of Gen-Z.
Here’s how Billy Joel celebrated the New Year | Jimmy Kimmel Threatens to Take Aaron Rodgers to Court After NFL Player Links Him to Jeffrey Epstein
Life Hacks to Hack Your Life
Here’s What the ‘A’ Button Does in Your Car
Add These Books to Your 2024 Reading List
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