Barbara Pierce

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Why certain music gives you goosebumps – and why it's a very good thing

Does music give you the chills? Have you got a few favourite songs that leave you with goosebumps?<p>There's a scientific name for it: 'frisson'. And …

Flute

Why understanding how a child's brain works at different ages is so important

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters’ height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown – but what’s going on just below …

$1 Billion Cannabis Market by 2020 -- and Only 1 Small-Cap Marijuana Stock Is Set to Profit

Medical Marijuana Inc. could profit from huge projected growth in the hemp CBD market -- but there are also huge risks.<p><i>This article was updated on</i> …

What exactly is a trust and do you have to be rich to set one up?

Many people set up a trust for tax-minimisation purposes, which is a big part of Labor's motivation to change the laws.<p>The Labor Party's proposal is …

Brisbane

Why You Feel Richer or Poorer Than You Really Are

Whenever my parents wanted to buy something, they remembered the swimming pool. Our backyard was large, flat, sunny, and square: perfect for a pool. …

Follow these 21 Twitter accounts to get smarter about money, and learn secrets to wealth and success

You’ve heard the advice to diversify your assets if you want to build wealth. Well, the same goes for diversifying the information you consume: If …

Personal Finance

Warren Watch: Author says stock diversity useful only for the financially ignorant

Warren Buffett urges people to invest in low-cost mutual funds that mirror a diverse collection of U.S. stocks, if they don’t have the time, talent …

Investing

Learning to Bridge a Generation Gap in Philanthropy

A decade ago, shortly before their daughter, Caitlin Heising, started her freshman year at Brown University, Liz Simons, a former teacher, and her husband, Mark Heising, the founder of an investment firm, established the Heising-Simons Foundation, a family philanthropy focused initially on …

Inside The 'Hidden Disorder' New Moms Are Afraid To Talk About

Postpartum anxiety is common, crippling and under-recognized.<p>In the weeks leading up to the birth of her first baby three years ago, Kate* was excited and upbeat. She and her husband had been trying to have a child for eight years, and she hoped some of the pain of infertility would ease when she …

16 Cool Things to do For the 4th of July in Los Angeles (2017)

July 4 is just around the corner! Do you know what you’re doing on Tuesday?<p>Whether you want to visit an art museum, attend a rooftop dance party, …

Oakland zoo unveils $13 million restaurant and gondolas

Oakland’s newest restaurant features 190 seats and totes a $13 million price tag. Its window-lined dining room, nestled in the rolling hills, has views overlooking six Bay Area counties and can be accessed only by a four-minute ride on Northern California’s only urban gondolas.<p>And those gondolas? …

The Third Wave Fund Is Funding The People Usually Overlooked By Big Philanthropy

In a world where leadership positions are still dominated by older white men, the organizations that get grants from the Third Wave Fund must be young and demographically similar to the people they’re serving.<p>One of the greatest inequalities that the philanthropy sector has failed to address is why …

The Best True Crime Podcasts You Need To Be Listening To Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 7th</b><p>True Crime and podcasts go together like peanut butter and (that wrongly incarcerated sh*t is my) jam! With the massive successes of <i>Serial</i>, <i>The Jinx</i>, <i>Making a Murderer</i>, and so many more, it’s clear that we have an insatiable appetite for all things true crime.<p>That means that …

Crime

Healthy Microwave Sides

No need to turn on the oven or stovetop — these speedy, good-for-you sides are designed to come out perfectly in the microwave.<p>Microwave …

The Craziest Stories Behind the Scenes of ‘Planet Earth 2’s Third Episode, “Jungles”

It’s Saturday night, which means you have a date with some amazing animals. Two weeks ago, BBC America took us on a tour of the incredible wildlife …

Streaming

Separately Managed Accounts: A Mutual Fund Alternative

The investment management world is divided into retail and institutional investors. Products designed for middle-income individual investors, such as …

Incredible Storm Photography by Dennis Oswald

<b>Dennis Oswald</b> is a talented photographer, traveler, adventurer and storm chaser currently based in Neuss, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany. Dennis …

A Photographer’s Guide to Iceland

The popularity of Iceland has exploded in the last few years. After the economic crash ended in 2011, they began to do something they’d never really …

Science Says Investing and Cocaine Look Same to Brain | Investopedia

It's coming any minute now. You're refreshing the investor relations page constantly, cursing your unbelievably slow WiFi, twitching in anticipation …

Hidden estate planning mistakes that have horrible consequences

Imagine your spouse is ill, and you meet with an estate planning attorney to get your family affairs in order. Your attorney drafts a trust document …

Whodunit: A chilly Icelandic mystery with hints of Agatha Christie - Column

Yes, yes, another clever Scandinavian mystery novel. Can’t those folks ever sit down and write an awful book? If Ragnar Jonasson’s <b>Snowblind</b> is any …

Books

What Metrics Nonprofits Need to Care More About When It Comes to Raising Money

You are what you measure.<p>So goes the expression. An expression I personally believe in and the older I get and more experience I have, I think the importance of such a statement only grows. Measurement doesn't just show progress or results but shows insights and, perhaps most importantly, shapes …

Taking Our Rightful Seat at the Institutional Investor Table (Blog)

By Kate WolfordMost foundations have endowments with invested assets—but many don’t see themselves as institutional investors. As a result, they are …

12 Easy DIY Ways to Transform Your Walls

Sticking close to home for the holidays? Keep busy (and get crafty!) with one of these 12 easy DIY decorating ideas. Simply choose some color …

Weapons of Math Destruction, book review: Democracy in the age of the algorithm

Our lives are increasingly influenced by mathematical models and algorithms that are hard to challenge and often discriminatory. In this book, former …

The best Alexa skills to distract your kiddos

Jobs in solar, wind power are growing 12 times faster than U.S. economy

The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy is inevitable, since coal, oil and gas are far more finite than wind or sunlight. And because fossil …

What 108 Millionaires Just Taught Me About Money, Success, And Life

Imagine sitting in a room with 108 millionaires and being able to pick their brains for three days.<p>What would you ask them?<p>What would you hope to learn?<p>This is the exact situation I found myself in last weekend, and the event <i>completely changed my life</i>, as I hope the lessons I learned, and …

Self-improvement

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.<p>Business Insider is running the full letter below (emphasis ours):<p>Each year, I write to the CEOs of leading companies in which …