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The Fanatic Feminist Who Created ‘Monopoly’

The famous boardgame has an equally famous origin myth—poor Depression dad creates game for family—but it turns out the truth is more tortured, and …

Both symptom and balm

AFTER declining gradually for three months, oil prices suddenly tumbled almost $4 on October 14th alone. It was the largest single-day fall in more …

Oil

What Dutch disease is, and why it's bad

THIS YEAR the Russian rouble has lost 25% of its value. That sounds awful and indeed could cause Russia problems. Some economists, though, reckon …

12 Promises You Should Make to Yourself and Keep Forever

<i>When you become your own best friend, life is easier.</i><p>Life is not all rainbows and butterflies. It can be tough sometimes. And you’ve paid a heavy …

What is Enlightenment?

Thomas Razzeto, <i>GrahamHancock.com</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>My most passionate plea is for you to wake up to your true self as pure awareness. We have all heard it …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Keep Shining Your Light, Even When You Feel Broken

<b>“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~Hafiz</b><p>I keep a prism hanging near the …

Why Being Present Is So Difficult (And What You Can Do About It)

Before we try to answer that question, it's necessary to understand the intrinsic nature of the mind.<p>The basic nature of the mind is to dwell in the …

Motivate Yourself to Keep Going: The Hidden Power of “What If”

<b>“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” ~Mary Anne …

Why You Really Need To Quiet Your Mind (And How To Do It)

Meditation is an underappreciated practice, especially in a high-stress workplace–but that’s where it’s needed the most. Here’s how to quiet your racing thoughts.<p>Peace and quiet is a precious commodity these days, but sometimes we’re our own worst enemies. How many times have you gone to bed only …

Meditation

How A Change of Attitude Can Change An Entire Life

<i>“Your greatest limitation comes from within, not from without!”</i> Master Choa Kok Sui<p>There are tons and tons of quotes, proverbs and advices that are …

Motivation

Exhale Fear….

The idea or concept of fear can be considered a form of suffering and it is debatably one the most debilitating within the ego family of forged …

5 Key Benefits of Being Positive

412 Shares<p>Our hearts are like a safe in the energy bank of our bodies. We each have our own security personnel in the form of a personal energy field …

How Executives Waste the Most Time

Odds are very good that you spend to much time on certain activities and not enough time on others. Here are four common ways that time-management goes wrong.<p>A survey from McKinsey & Co. finds that only 9 percent of executives are "satisfied" with the way they spend their time.<p>The others? They fall …

Time Management

How Busy People Make Time To Read–And You Can Too

Haven’t finished a book since college? Between work, family, and social lives, trying to find time to read can be more effort than relaxing hobby. Here’s how to make more time for your favorite page-turners.<p>Reading is one of the most pleasurable activities out there. On a scale of human enjoyment I …

Books

Why so many find the Mark Duggan verdict hard to accept

You learn as a barrister that it is usually very unwise to second-guess a jury. However unpalatable or surprising a verdict might be, you respect a jury's conclusions and you move on. But, in the days following the verdict of lawful killing in the Mark Duggan inquest, two people have explained to …

How Clothes Should Fit

Writer<p>Designer<p>Website<p>Your appearance; whether sharp and confident, relaxed and cool, or sloppy and juvenile – is often reduced to the fit of your …

Dr. Phil: The One Question You Need to Ask to Get What You Really Want

When I was growing up, my family was often dirt poor. At times we were living hand-to-mouth, so I understood from a very early age that I would need …

The lady who changed the world

ONLY a handful of peace-time politicians can claim to have changed the world. Margaret Thatcher, who died this morning, was one. She transformed not …

What The Economist saw

MARGARET THATCHER was part of British poliltical life for 33 years and was mentioned in hundreds of <i>Economist</i> articles. Here are a few highlights from …

More than minerals

A GROUP of five tourists from Beijing passes low over Mount Kenya and into the Rift Valley in their private plane before landing on a dusty airstrip …

South Africa

Chinua Achebe

AS A boy Chinua Achebe so loved reading that his friends called him “Dictionary”. He lived in the library at Government College in Umuahia, in …

Literature

Bottoms up

AT HONG KONG airport, a couple hold an animated discussion about whether to buy a $350 polo shirt from Hugo Boss. Their conversation, like many in …

China

Can India become a great power?

NOBODY doubts that China has joined the ranks of the great powers: the idea of a G2 with America is mooted, albeit prematurely. India is often spoken …