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How Happy Is Your Uber Driver? Survey Offers Candid Glimpse Of Gig-Economy Workers

Are gig economy workers victims who are being denied good jobs — or free agents living the good life?<p>That depends on which on-demand workers you ask, according to a new survey of 4,622 on-demand workers conducted for Intuit's QuickBooks Self-Employed, a provider of cloud-based financial software …

The Workplace

How to Exit the Matrix in 6 Steps

The virtual reality introduced in the Matrix films is generated by a computer, and the people live in this artificially created reality. If you spend …

Banking's 'Uber moment' is already happening — 100,000 bankers lost their jobs in 2015

The "Uber moment" in finance that the former CEO of Barclays warned about recently is already happening — 11 big banks have cut a combined 10% of their staff this year.<p>Analysis by the Financial Times shows that almost 100,000 banking jobs were cut this year, equivalent to 10% of the combined staff …

Financial Services

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

The Maxims of Francois de La Rochefoucauld | The Art of Manliness

I love a good maxim.<p>The ability to encapsulate a profound truth or insight in as few words as possible is a talent I really admire. Such dense …

Don't Let Your Children Grow Up To Be Accountants

The accounting industry is under pressure. Fee compression, intense and increasing competition, and more demanding clients are often making the position of accounting partner less profitable and even more tenuous.<p>In a survey of managing partners in 301 small accounting firms (five or fewer equity …

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational , but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i> ?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to …

Anger Management

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, " I Will Teach You To Be Rich ."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

3 Characteristics of an Educated Person | The Art of Manliness

What defines an educated man? The number of degrees he has? The size of his vocabulary? How many books he’s read?<p>The qualities that constitute an …

Wall Street's brightest minds reveal the most important charts in the world

As many of the charts in our latest collection from some of Wall Street's top strategists show, questions right now center on what the future holds for the US economy, for emerging markets, and the Federal Reserve.<p>The last time we ran this feature back in February, the world looked different. The …

Markets

Domain Name For Sale | Undeveloped

Buyer Protection Program<p>Undeveloped safeguards your purchase. You never have to worry! We protect every transaction through a careful escrow process, …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

The US economy is at risk, and the warning is coming from 'the lowest of the low'

"If our analysis is correct, today's elevated level of US investment-grade and high-yield credit spreads will persist, and default rates may rise materially through 2016," UBS's Stephen Caprio said on Wednesday. " <b>The implication for the US economy is that wide credit spreads and ascending downgrade</b> …

Markets

Underrated Mexico Destinations for Families With Kids

<i>Bacalar Lagoon in Bacalar, Mexico (Photo: Ladylidia)</i><p>Ditch the typical resort vacation and go for a family trip to Mexico that takes you off the beaten path in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From small seaside villages to colonial cities with Mayan roots, a number of underrated …

Mexico

The 10 Things In Economics That Everybody Should Know

Balaji Viswanathan, CEO of ZingFin.com, has written a great post on Quora, going over the 10 concepts - plus two bonus insights - that everybody should know.<p>It's a very good overview that runs through key definitions, concepts, and theories.<p><i>We thank Viswanathan for giving us permission to feature</i> …

The innovators: the pulsating wristband that sets your daily rhythm

No need for coffee for a post-lunch lift, the Doppel can enliven or relax users with a gentle change in pulse, its creators claim<p>As the post-lunch slump sets in, many office workers opt for a coffee or chocolate to keep their eyes open, risking sleeplessness or a sugar crash. It is at times like …

Three important finance books for this fall

<b>Other People’s Money</b><br>By John Kay<p>Kay doesn’t care what the markets think. “Any notion that traders have interesting insights into the formation of …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Consciousness

When negative emotions take a physical toll on our bodies

If you prefer to listen, here’s the Soundcloud podcast version of this post, also on iTunes.<p>Just like stress can cause you to get a tight knot in the …

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read about the origins of global poverty

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books , has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 18th pick, he's gone with " Why Nations Fail " by MIT economist Daren Acemoğlu and Harvard political scientist James Robinson, first published in 2012.<p>After 15 years of research, the …

Globalization

10 Things That Make Anxiety Worse You Can’t Ignore!

When your feelings of anxiety become intense, it’s only natural to want to rid them from your system as quickly as possible. This is particularly …

Depression

Creactor – Creatine Comes Clean

Creatine is one of the most researched supps and most talked about today — over 20 years after it was first introduced to the market. It has been …

7 Money Secrets the Rich Don't Want You to Know

What's the secret to wealth? GOBankingRates divulges the money-building tips you won't hear from the ultra-rich.<p>Ask most personal finance experts and …

Investing

Lessons In Manliness from Fight Club | The Art of Manliness

<i>“The first rule about fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.”</i><p>Today we’re gonna break the first rule with aplomb. Hey, everyone else does too. …

How Much Should I Eat Per Day To Gain Muscle Mass?

In order to gain muscle mass, you should take in about 15 calories per each pound of your body weight. If you have 180 pounds, you should eat about …