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‘You don’t get a life as a sole trader’

High rate of failure New analysis indicates that one in five sole traders will go bust in the first year, while 60% will fail within five years. “Very few ever go on to make significant investments or employ others,” says the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which arrived at its conclusions by studying HMRC tax records. […]

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Blue-checked political analyst says if you don’t believe ‘Trump is murdering immigrant children,’ you should ‘go f*ck yourself’

Bill Palmer is the founder and senior editor of the Palmer Report, a site you’re supposed to be able to count on for sharp, insightful political analysis. But if you’re too busy to visit his namesake site, just tune into his Twitter feed and you’ll get all the analysis you need:

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Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions over party in Lebedev mansion

Potential PM will not say whether he had police protection during weekend in Italy while foreign secretary Boris Johnson is refusing to give details of a trip he made to Italy when he was foreign secretary for a weekend-long party held at a restored castle owned by the media billionaire and socialite Evgeny Lebedev. The […]

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Why the Guardian is launching a major reader-funded project on the toxicity of modern life

From pesticides in our produce to toxic dyes in cosmetics, the Guardian is launching an ambitious series to explore the health risks Americans can face from exposure to chemicals in our everyday lives Carcinogenic chemicals in your furniture, and drinking water. Welcome to Toxic America a Guardian project which will explore the health implications of […]

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New Republic Drops Out Of Climate Forum Over Backlash To Buttigieg Op-Ed

The summit, set for Sept. 23 in New York, will provide an opportunity for Democratic presidential candidates to discuss the climate change crisis after the Democratic National Committee said it would not host a debate focused solely on the issue, TNR and Gizmodo announced Thursday. “This incident was entirely inconsistent with our values as journalists […]

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Greek Skull Pushes Modern Humans’ Arrival In Europe Back By 160,000 Years

Humanity’s messy journey just got messier. A fossil skull from southern Greece has been identified as belonging to Homo sapiens and dated as at least 210,000 years old. If both claims prove true it would demonstrate that H. sapiens left Africa more than 100,000 years before our world-conquering dispersal. For some reason, this expansion failed to create a lasting presence. When […]

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Buying Real Estate: What You Need To Know To Make A Great Purchase (4)

Buying Real Estate: What You Need To Know To Make A Great Purchase If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you are not alone. There are so many great deals out there of which it is tempting to take advantage. While that is a good idea, there are a lot of things to consider. […]

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These Mysterious Blue Clouds Form Thanks To Meteorite Dust

At high latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere in late spring and summer, it’s possible to catch a curious night-time phenomenon: wispy, pale blue clouds shining in the light of a Sun that has already set. These formations are known as noctilucent clouds, and recent reports have them popping up further and further south. The NASA Earth Observatory recently looked […]

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Mulan: first trailer for Disney live action reboot released

The film, starring Liu Yifei as the eponymous fighter, will be released in March 2020 The first footage of Disneys live-action remake of its animated warrior saga Mulan has been released. Starring Chinese-American actor Donnie Yen, Jet Li. It is directed by New Zealander Niki Caro (Whale Rider), who becomes the second solo female director […]

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A Debt Consolidation Loan: Smooth Out The Financial Rough Spots

A Debt Consolidation Loan: Smooth Out The Financial Rough Spots Most people have times in their lives where their income just doesn’t meet expenses and they need to find ways to get through those tough times. One of the most stressful times in someone’s life is when they find themselves out of work for any […]

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