Get started with App.net.

  Sign up now  
quartz
    Americans really do have to work harder to stay middle class [qz.com] Few ideals are as universally celebrated in the US as the “middle class.” Both Republican and Democrats claim to represent the interests of this somewhat…
    quartz
      The trick to overcoming stress could be embracing it [qz.com] Anxiety is a mental health epidemic in US, a condition that Americans will go to great lengths to mitigate—to the benefit of drug companies, beverage…
      quartz
        Japan is building solar energy plants on abandoned golf courses—and the idea is spreading [qz.com] In Japan, country club memberships famously went for millions of dollars in the late 1980s. Then, too many courses were built in 1990s and 2000s…
        quartz
          Thomas Piketty has wise words on German hypocrisy and how to solve the Greek debt crisis [qz.com] French economist Thomas Piketty found unexpected fame with his book on wealth inequality, Capital in the 21st Century, and has now turned his attentions to…
          quartz
            Dominating mobile money could lead to the break-up of Kenya’s biggest mobile network [qz.com] The Kenyan government is introducing new regulations this week in parliament that could lead to the break-up of Safaricom, the country’s leading telecom company. Fred…
            quartz
              Some Indian CEOs make more than 400 times what their employees are paid [qz.com] That members of the C-suite make an incredible amount of money has always been known, but exactly how much—especially, compared to the average employee’s salary—has…
              quartz
                Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Greece votes “no,” tentative Iran agreement, Rolls-Royce’s troubles, robot weddings [qz.com] What to watch for today Will the ECB pull the plug on Greece’s banks? The European Central Bank will decide whether to maintain or incr…
                quartz
                  Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s combative finance minister, has called it quits [qz.com] Yanis Varoufakis abruptly quit his role as Greek finance minister this morning. The announcement came within hours of a referendum in which Greeks roundly backed…
                  quartz
                    These IIT graduates have built an electric scooter that charges faster than your phone [qz.com] For four years, Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain slogged for hours in their dorm rooms, working on prototypes of devices ranging from clean combustion engines…
                    quartz
                      India’s soldiers still have to fight with clunky, outdated and unreliable rifles [qz.com] One of the world’s largest tenders for assault rifles has been scrapped. And, as a result, one of the world’s largest armies must continue to…
                      quartz
                        A memorable US World Cup victory was capped by Abby Wambach’s groundbreaking kiss [qz.com] An exciting match at the World Cup women’s final in Vancouver—in which the US beat Japan 5-2—was capped off by a loving embrace between a…
                        quartz
                          It looks like Greece voted “no”—absolutely no one knows what comes next [qz.com] Early results suggest that Greece voted overwhelmingly against enduring more austerity in exchange for a new round of bailout funding from its creditors. It’s unclear…
                          quartz
                            Forget vacation—Summer is the perfect time to put your kids to work [qz.com] Never is the work/life balance of a small business owner more challenging than in summer. If the very mention of summer raises your blood pressure,…
                            quartz
                              Letter to my daughter: This is how you find a mentor [qz.com] Dear Emily, Every night I pass your room on the way to mine. It’s strange knowing that in a few weeks, that room will be…
                              quartz
                                The US Supreme Court decides less than half as many cases as it did 40 years ago—and that’s just fine [qz.com] The Supreme Court of the United States’s most recent term included some major decisions—gay marriage! Obamacare! abortion!—perhaps giving the impression …
                                quartz
                                  China’s trying to stop its stock markets from crashing—again [qz.com] China essentially closed its IPO market, amid an effort to keep a stock market rout from turning into an out-and-out crash. Last night China’s state-run…
                                  quartz
                                    How learning to love geography can help make the world a better place [qz.com] Our first experience with Montessori involved geography, and a four-year-old boy who taught us to see the world differently. Here’s what happened: A handful of…
                                    quartz
                                      We cannot rely on the Internet to teach our children [qz.com] Online learning is having a substantial impact on classrooms across the country and around the world. The recent announcement of the College Board’s partnership with…
                                      quartz
                                        Greeks are making a momentous and completely confusing vote on the future of their country [qz.com] Greeks head to the polls July 5 to vote in a referendum on whether the government should accept a proposed bailout. Rejection or acceptance of…
                                        quartz
                                          Hillary Clinton says China hacks into “everything that doesn’t move” [qz.com] US Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton aired accusations against China on Saturday, July 4. Speaking at a campaign event…