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A tale of two football teams

My elder son plays for a local football team – let’s call it Swallows United – that trains on the playing fields of a well known public school. 694 more words

Family

Lost in translation

Throughout Pakistan’s history, its citizens have been seeking answers and solutions to the myriad challenges facing this entity which has inexplicably and stubbornly persisted as a nation on the world map. 522 more words

Pakistan

New Mexico's declining middle class


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Stateline, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts, put together a neat (albeit sobering) infographic this week analyzing how much the middle class is shrinking in each state.

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Politics

Chrystia Freeland: The erosion of middle-class jobs and incomes in Canada is finally being exposed

One of the central economic trends of our time is the profound shift in the income distribution of industrialized Western societies. We are moving from the postwar era, a time of strong economic growth, when the gap between those at the top and the bottom actually shrank, to an age of rising income inequality. 1,213 more words

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Half of Americans are saving next to nothing

(CNN) — When it comes to saving, we aren’t doing enough of it.

Roughly half of Americans are saving 5 percent or less of their incomes, including 18 percent that are not saving anything, according to a survey from Bankrate. 256 more words

News

Sleeveless Dress

Thus far, my main interest in historic costume has been middle and upper class 16th century German. For the most part, I have always chosen to use set in sleeves because that is what is depicted for those classes. 460 more words

German Reformation