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World Bank issues warnings on interest rates and inflation

After better than expected growth in the global economy, Bank says financial markets are vulnerable to unforeseen negative news<p>Financial markets are complacent about the risks of sharply higher interest rates that could be triggered by better than expected growth in the global economy this year, …

5 Things to Fear in a Strong Global Economy

An unpredictable Fed. Chinese debt. Downward spirals. Trump tweets. Southeast Asian politics. (Hello, 2018.)<p>The world economy entered 2018 on a stronger footing than many economists and investors dared predict. Growth is picking up almost everywhere and deflation is no longer feared. Central banks …

Economy

Forget Bitcoin, Buy Ether

Bitcoin is making headlines again, since it just smashed through its $5000 barrier onto $6000.<p>I’ll tell you why Bitcoin jumped, and why it's …

Ways to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want

In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer.<p>In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i>and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my …

Self-improvement

House to vote on Trump's $1.6B border wall request next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving next week to fund President Donald Trump's $1.6 billion request to begin construction of his oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>Aides said Tuesday evening that GOP leaders have decided to attach the money — to build 74 miles of fencing and …

Rodney Frelinghuysen

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Pedagogy

The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know

This column is by James Li, Product Intern at NewStoryCharity<p>It is no doubt that the sub-field of machine learning / artificial intelligence has …

Machine Learning

Google Celebrates 100th Birthday of Claude Shannon, the Inventor of the Bit

Charles Babbage, Alan Turing, Bill Gates—names you probably recognize. But today’s Google Doodle (the animation above the search bar on Google.com) …

Google Patent Application Shows Device That's Injected Directly Into Your Eyeball To Improve Vision

Google has a penchant for far-out tech that never reaches the market. The latest is a method of injecting a device into an eyeball, mostly as a means to correct poor vision. Described in a patent application dated April 28, 2016, the device is injected in fluid that then solidifies to couple the …

Contact Lenses

3 Productivity Hacks That Will Completely Change the Way You Work

Starting work is painful. That never goes away, but you can get better at facing it, just like you can get better at playing the piano or julienning carrots.<p><i>What tips or hacks have saved you the most time or energy in your life? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where</i> …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

If you want to know how to avoid procrastination, scheduling your task is more effective than putting it on your to-do list.<p>Upon researching the successful habits of over 200 billionaires, Olympic athletes, and entrepreneurs, Kevin Kruse reported that none of them mentioned a to-do list.<p>According …

How to Stop Hackers From Taking Over Your Computer

Grayson Barnes had just started working at his father’s law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma when a note popped-up on one of the computer screens. It informed …

Cybersecurity

The 1 Lesson That Will Sharpen Your Emotional Intelligence

Understanding the difference can help you get the most out of everyone.<p><i>Before you criticize someone, try walking a mile in his or her shoes.</i><p>Chances are, you've heard that proverbial advice in one form or another. One could say it perfectly illustrates the quality of empathy, a hallmark trait of …

Self-help

5 Tips to Break the Grip of Procrastination

<b>Procrastination, prevarication, inertia</b> - all names for the same activity, or rather lack of it.<p>We all blame our circumstances, our surroundings or other external influences for not getting on with the "job" - whatever that may be. Finding the next distraction to avoid doing the task at hand is an …

How to Stop Being Lazy: 7 Tips

Don't focus on motivation (or your lack thereof). Instead, use these simple behavior modifications.<p>When you're sitting around feeling bad for something you've failed to do, it's easy to think of laziness as a character trait, an inherent weakness that you need to struggle with and feel bad …

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

Data Visualization

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

Self-improvement

10 Surprising Productivity Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind (and Help You)

As we move into spring and the weather finally starts to come around, it’s easy to get distracted from work. But before the slow summer hits, spring can be very busy for some businesses, which is why you need to rev up your productivity life hack search. Luckily, we looked far and wide for some of …

Time Management

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Software

This essay got a high-school senior into 5 Ivy League schools and Stanford

She also got into Stanford, which has an acceptance rate of 4.69% — a lower rate than any of the Ivy League schools.<p>"I'm sort of still in shock. I don't think I've processed everything yet," she excitedly told Business Insider.<p>The Ivy League is notoriously hard to get into, as the hundreds of …

College & University

12 Motivational Habits That Maximize Your Everyday Productivity

In this fast paced world of deadlines, working late nights, and angry bosses, increased prodcutivity is important not only to achieve success, but …

19 crazy facts about Bill Gates' $123 million mansion

It shouldn't be too surprising that one of the wealthiest people in the world also has an insanely extravagant home.<p>It took Gates seven years and $63 million to build his Medina, Washington, estate, named "Xanadu 2.0" after the fictional home of Charles Foster Kane, the title character of "Citizen …

Bill Gates

What To Expect At Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ Event

Tomorrow’s Apple event is going to be a behemoth. First, it’s going to take place in San Francisco’s Civic Auditorium, which seats a huge crowd of 7,000 people. Second, rumor has it that Apple is going to touch on many product lines — the iPhone obviously, but also the Apple TV, the iPad and the …

The 5 Best Ways To Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of …

Torch Your Gut with Two Exercises

This routine is so ridiculously simple it shouldn’t work (but it does)<p>If you want to change your body, push the pedal to the floor and turn up the intensity. You can do just that with this “Elevator of Fitness Challenge.”<p>By pairing two explosive, total-body exercises—like the split jerk and skier …

38 Dumbbell Exercises That You’ve Probably Never Seen

These movements will ignite your metabolism<p>Have you seen one of these exercises? Okay, yes.<p>Two? Sure.<p>And 10? Maybe.<p>But what about 20? Or 25? For most people—that may not be you, oh experienced one!—we think it’s doubtful.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout—an Intense Fitness DVD from <i>Men’s Health</i> That …

Health