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JP MORGAN STRATEGIST: Central banks tried to control the world … and failed miserably

The Federal Reserve kept US interest rates at 0% for seven years.<p>The Fed, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) all launched massive quantitative-easing programs.<p>And most recently, the BoJ joined the ECB in doing what was once unthinkable: instituting negative interest …

Economics

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and habits. Statistically, you …

eLearning

You don’t have to go to bed super early to get a good night’s sleep

Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others. A teenager is much more likely to emerge from their bed at midday than their middle-aged parents—but even within age groups, individual differences exist.<p>Why is this? It’s well-known …

Sleep

Does Mindfulness Enhance Critical Thinking?

In recent years, we have become more and more used to seeing the effects of mindfulness discussed in the media by psychologists, neuroscientists and …

Mindfulness

15 islands you don't need a passport to visit

Stunning, shimmering sunsets across the water, the peaceful lullaby of waves crashing and the wind blowing, the feeling of truly being removed for your everyday life ... yep, islands are pretty much the best.<p>While it's wonderful to get that coveted passport stamp, there are plenty of islands to …

National Parks

When You're Feeling Down, Remember These 15 Tips for Peace and Happiness

<i>By Laura Caseley, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>Are you feeling down, or stressed out from life in general? Are you just feeling like everything is kind of <i>blah</i>?<p>Maybe you're even beating yourself up about it. After all, your life is probably pretty good, so what do you have to feel bad about?<p>Whoa there. …

Bowie in America: how the US got under the singer's skin, and vice versa

David Bowie was dreaming of the country that would become his home since at least the 1960s. It fired his imagination, and his influence on US culture ran deep<p>“By the time I got to New York/I was living like a king,” sings David Bowie on Lazarus, his final single and also the title of the theatre …