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Technology is herding us into like-minded political tribes

Why is politics becoming so polarised? This is the question that agonises centre-ground parties around the world. In the US, the election of Donald Trump appalled those who believed a bigoted braggart could never win the presidency. Last year’s EU referendum revealed a nation divided as if by a diamond-cutter. …

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Good Health Care for Older Persons Falls Short of the Mark

GENEVA —  To mark the International Day of the Older Person, the World Health Organization is calling for a new, integrated approach to meet the health needs of an aging population. By mid-century, the World Health Organization reports one in five people in the world will be aged 60 or …

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Qatar’s Economy Was Already Slowing Ahead of Saudi-Led Boycott

Qatar’s economic growth was slowing even before a Saudi Arabia-led bloc severed diplomatic and transport links in early June, as the world’s biggest exporter of natural gas felt the impact of lower energy prices. Gross domestic product grew 0.6 percent in the second quarter ended June 30 from a year …

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3 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever — The Motley Fool

As the late, great musician Prince once said, forever is “a mighty long time.” So when you’re looking for stocks to buy and hold forever, you can’t settle for just any stock. That’s true even if your definition of forever when it comes to investing is really more along the …

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