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Why are the fictional presidents of Succession to Homeland so young?

Welcome to Noticed, Vox’s cultural trends column. You know that thing you’ve been seeing all over the place? Let us explain it. Things: They’re charming, fit, and usually good-looking, with Arlington cemetery smiles and oilfield hair. There’s a good chance they served in a family conflict like Iraq or Afghanistan. They can be found on …

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Congressional stock ban: There’s a new bill to prevent lawmakers from trading stock

The vast majority of voters don’t want members of Congress to trade stock. Many members of Congress say they don’t think they or their colleagues should play the stock market. And so a bipartisan piece of legislation has just arrived that would do just that. It is unclear how this bill, like many others before …

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Post-divorce money, combining savings with a partner and other personal finance questions answered

About the money is a new monthly advice column written by Nicole Dieker, a Personal finance expert who has been writing about money for over a decade. For Vox’s Money Talks interview column, he wrote stories about couples running small businessesnavigate different relationships with spendinghandle health insurance, and more. If you want advice on spending, …

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Why wildfires in Canada will affect air quality for weeks to come

US cities are once again experiencing air quality problems this week as wildfires continue to burn in Canada and smoke drifts south. That smoke includes contaminants, which can exacerbate respiratory conditions and affect breathing, and could be lingering for weeks to come. Typically, fire season in Canada runs through spring and summer, so there is …

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FDA approves first over-the-counter birth control pill: What to know

The United States reached a major milestone in reproductive healthcare on Thursday: The FDA approved a birth control pill for over-the-counter sale without a prescription. The drug, known as Opill, is already available with a prescription and has been approved for contraceptive use for half a century. It is over 90% effective at preventing pregnancy, …

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Microsoft and Activision may merge despite FTC lawsuit to block it

Microsoft’s merger with video game giant Activision Blizzard just received a major boost: A California federal district court judge denied the Federal Trade Commission’s request for a preliminary injunction to stop it. The agency is currently suing Microsoft and Activision to block the massive $69 billion acquisition over competition concerns, with the trial expected to …

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Want to learn a new skill set? Here’s how, without the need for a classroom.

Many people view learning as an active endeavor, taking place in the classroom with a teacher, assignments, and tests. This intentional form of education is just one way of gaining knowledge. In fact, we absorb new information every day, often unintentionally: the best way to store tomatoes, the fastest way to get to work, the …

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