Trump says US "locked and loaded" on North Korea, and the trouble with index funds.
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WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: How to find your opposite job, living off the grid leaves you with too *much* power, and breaking down "American innocence."
RIDING THE WAVE
The enormous surf of Nazaré, Portugal was once greatly feared by the townspeople, but now it’s becoming their greatest resource.
A growing chorus of experts argue that they’re strangling the economy — and must be stopped.
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LOST IN THE SHUFFLE
RIO, ONE YEAR LATER
The 2016 Summer Games were supposed to bring Rio and Brazil to new financial and athletic heights. What's left behind? A city and country shrouded by corruption, debt and broken promises.
JEFF BEZOS WILL CRUSH YOU
The implosion of the retail economy is a "silent crisis" sending shockwaves through the US economy. The culprit? Amazon.
Kevin Sampsell bears witness to the ways in which Alzheimer’s has been pulling his mother back in time, and taking over her life.
DON'T BLAME URSULA
More and more singers are cancelling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing?
VIDEO OF THE DAY
GET OUTTA HERE DUDE
This biker left his ride unattended for less than 20 seconds, but that was all the time a thief needed — until the cyclist took him out.
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Trump Says Military Solutions For North Korea Are 'Locked And Loaded,' And Other Trump News From Today
All the Trump news you need to read today.
US and South Korean militaries will go ahead with massive sea, land and air exercises later this month, despite a spiralling situation in which North Korea has threatened to fire missiles towards a US Pacific territory.
The company planned to hold an all-hands meeting to discuss the firing of an employee who wrote a contentious memo about gender diversity.
It wasn’t even a hurricane, but heavy rains have overwhelmed the city's flood protections.