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McDonald’s is Opening Near Florence Cathedral, and Florentines Aren’t Happy

McDonald’s wants to open a new fast food outlet near Florence’s cathedral, and the locals aren’t happy about it.

McDonald’s plans to open a restaurant in Piazza del Duomo, near Florence Cathedral, which was completed in the 15th century and now recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. McDonald’s said it had the agreement of Florence’s mayor, The Telegraph reports.

More than 16,000 people have now signed a Facebook petition to keep McDonald’s from being built near the cathedral, which is the third largest church in the world and known for its dome designed by

This Board Game Designer Isn’t Sorry About Taking a Big Risk

For many, the thought of playing board games evokes childhood memories of rainy-day Monopoly marathons or Scrabble showdowns. But board games are undergoing a modern renaissance. Players are seeking out a rare form of entertainment that doesn’t involve staring at digital pixels, while game creators are tapping into online crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter to finance their work. While the market remains minuscule compared to the $23.5 billion video game industry, sales of “hobby games” are up approximately 20% in 2015, according to one estimate.

Among the foremost beneficiaries of the board gaming boom is Matthew Leacock. Two years ago, …

Exclusive Survey: The Future of Work in America

It’s 9 a.m. on a Monday morning at the Gigster HQ in San Francisco, but it would be easy to mistake it for late on a Friday afternoon. There are almost no workers around the lofty, cubicle-less office in SoMa, a favorite neighborhood for tech startups. Even the CEO is absent, running a bit late for our interview. But this is not a company built on people showing up at the stroke of a clock so much as checking in whenever they have the time. “There’s always going to be the type of person who wants to work for a …

How Money Worries Keep Half of Us Awake at Night

Half of people ages 35 and older stay awake at night worried about their finances, a new study shows. That’s more than those kept up by concerns over their health, relationships, or career. And while the money concerns are mostly immediate, they threaten to deepen the retirement savings crisis in the long-term.

That’s because financial worries can be debilitating, putting pressure on other important aspects of your life. Stressing over money has been shown to cause health issues, sap productivity at work, and lead to discord at home. This is a big reason that companies are investing in financial wellness

Stocks Surge in Rebound From Major Losses That Followed Brexit Vote

Banks and other financial companies led another broad surge in U.S. stocks Wednesday, turning the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index slightly positive for the year.

It was the second rally in two days for the stock market, which had been rattled since Friday by investor concerns over Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

Those worries eased Wednesday as traders shifted money back into stocks. The gains over Tuesday and Wednesday erased more than half of the losses U.S. markets suffered in the two-day slide that kicked off on Friday.

Britain’s stock market has …