Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EDT Jun 19, 2019 If you grumbled about the size of your tax refund or even writing a huge check for your federal income taxes in April, don't expect things to change without tinkering with a W-4. And if you think the current W-4 Form is a headache, get ready for a migraine with a new form for 2020 and beyond. Many people still should take time now to withhold more money out of their paychecks to cover their 2019 federal income taxes. Setting aside more money now through the rest of the year can trigger a bigger refund when you file your 2019 return — or you might avoid owing money to the federal government. If you're paid every two weeks, you could have a dozen or so paychecks ahead in 2019. It's enough to make a good dent. Remember, not everyone was thrilled back in April. While many did see lower tax bills as part of the Trump tax cuts, some had to hand over money for federal income taxes … [Read more...] about New, confusing W-4 form is coming for 2020 : What to do now
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As runners, we all consistently take strides to improve our time on the road. We aim for a faster pace, a farther distance, or even just the ability to end a long run feeling like a graceful gazelle instead of a crawling gopher. That’s likely why the proper running technique and how to achieve the perfect take-off and landing remains a hot topic. But should you even focus on your form, switching up how you naturally transfer weight from one step to the next? Will a tweak in your technique get you to the finish line faster, or could it sideline you with an injury? The truth is, that’s a really tricky question. While you’ve probably heard some tips on proper running form—stand tall with a slight forward lean, arms gliding back and forth as you land softly on your forefoot and take off solid hip extension behind you—everyone’s mechanics vary. So while a few small tricks might be the start of feeling stronger as you stride, there’s a fine line … [Read more...] about Is There Really Such a Thing as Perfect Running Form?
“It’s a coming-of-age story”: How a bunch of friends from 1990s Cornell University launched a hip-hop architecture movement-seminar-exhibition that lands in a remixed University Avenue auto dealership next week in St. Paul. In the early ‘90s, frustrated by the white-male-old-school ways of architecture and academia, a group of Cornell University students (and like-minded friends, thinkers, and students from other universities) that included Sekou Cooke, James Garrett Jr., Amanda Williams, Nate Johnson, Craig Wilkins, and Nate Williams challenged the status quo by marrying two passions — architecture and hip-hop as a way of life — and launched the movement known as hip-hop architecture. Throughout the ’90s, the relatively small coalition studied, worked, and pushed the edges of art, architecture, and design, all the while honoring the inclusive counterculture tenets of hip-hop and freedom of expression first expressed by graffiti art and rap … [Read more...] about What’s hip-hop architecture? ‘Hip-hop culture in built form’
Friday, January 04, 2019 by: Edsel Cook Tags: electromagnetic field, fusion power, fusion reactor technology, future technology, magnetic field, nuclear fusion, plasma, superconductors (Natural News) One of the biggest issues when it comes to designing practical fusion power plants is finding a safe and efficient way to cool it down. MIT researchers have proposed using high-temperature superconducting magnets to expel dangerous heat from the reactor, an article in Science Daily stated. Their design features a compact fusion reactor with an easy-to-access internal chamber. The parts for the heat-venting mechanism can be swapped in and out of the chamber with ease. MIT professor Dennis Whyte heads the research team that came up with the new cooling system. He explains that their approach is much more effective than current means of expelling the tremendous heat produced by nuclear fusion. (Related: Physicists unravel the process of magnetic flux pumping to advance the … [Read more...] about New design suggests a solution for next-gen fusion power plants
About a year ago, I became aware of the latest celebrity antivaccinationist with a penchant for saying truly stupid things and thus making an even bigger fool of himself than he usually does. I'm referring to Rob "makin' copies" Schneider, who most recently has been making waves for narrating a misinformation-packed "viral" video about the Vaccine Court and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). It's a video that's so mendacious that it even amazes me, and I've been watching the antivaccine movement for a decade now. However, back in 2012, Rob Scheider, apparently being a California resident, was outraged at what he viewed as an assault on freedom so horrific that, if allowed to stand, it would obviously produce a slippery slope that would lead straight to fascism and medical experimentation on par with what Josef Mengele did at Auschwitz. (No one ever accused Rob Schneider of subtlety—or much intelligence.) I'm referring to California Bill AB 2109, which … [Read more...] about California children betrayed: Governor Jerry Brown and the neutering of a law designed to make vaccine exemptions harder to get