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Samuel L. Jackson is arguably one of Hollywood’s biggest actors. Jackson first achieved breakout success when he played Gator in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, then went on to earn a...

Sep 17, 2019

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Long before NASA and its Russian counterparts launched the twentieth-century space race with rocket programs like Apollo and Soyuz, humankind has long dreamed of breaking beyond...

Sep 17, 2019

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Even the world’s greatest performers get nervous—some famously so. From Barbra Streisand to Adele to Laurence Olivier, some of the most commanding stage performers can actually ...

Sep 17, 2019

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If you can make a simple pan sauce, the rest is gravy.

Sep 17, 2019

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Calculating a country’s income helps determine its level of economic activity. The most common way to calculate national income is the gross domestic product—or GDP. There are ...

Sep 17, 2019

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There are a variety of ways to calculate the national income of a country, all of which attempt to determine the total market value of all goods and services produced in a count...

Sep 17, 2019

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There are a variety of ways to calculate the national income of a country, all of which attempt to determine the total market value of all goods and services produced in a count...

Sep 17, 2019

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In an open market, price levels are driven by supply and demand—as supply and demand rise and fall, so do consumer prices. However, when severe fluctuations occur in general pri...

Sep 16, 2019

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Unemployment is a hot-button issue across many of the world’s economies, and many governments use unemployment rates to determine everything from economic stability to citizen s...

Sep 16, 2019

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