Christopher Richards

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An app millennials are using to trade stocks and cryptocurrencies without any fees is now worth $5.6 billion: Here's how to use it

And it's a model that's working for people. A little over four years after launch, the company has a $5.6 billion valuation— four times more than its 2017 valuation of $1.3 billion.<p>The app first launched in December 2014 and quickly became a favorite among younger people looking to invest. It …

Robin Hood

4 Apps To Turn You Into A Stock Market Pro (You Should Use)

The stock market is changing, and not by its own accord. Just like nearly every other industry, the stock market is experiencing disruption. From …

Words of Wisdom

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Privacy

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

Entrepreneurship

The 7 most common types of managers, and how to deal with each one

Luckily, determining how to communicate with your boss is as easy as determining his or her management style. Once you know that, you'll have the tools you need to deliver the results she wants, in the way she wants.<p>Here are seven of the most popular types of managers you'll encounter in the …

Nimby Nation: The High Cost To America Of Saying No To Everything

<i>Fueled by legal advocacy groups, cries of Not In My Backyard are quietly costing the United States economy trillions. The ability of America to flourish is at stake.</i><p>For more than 50 years Onyx Specialty Papers of South Lee, Mass. has carved out a niche selling unusual, high-value products like the …

Natural Gas

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Libraries

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Self-help

Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Actually Lose Body Fat

Losing fat isn't the same thing as losing weight. This is how it all works.<p><i>Everyone has their own goals for their health and wellness, and those goals vary from person to person. We get that not everyone is focused on losing body fat — and that is A-OK. But since some people do want to change their</i> …

How To Make Your Wife Happy In 5 Minutes A Day

Do you only have five minutes to make your wife happy per day? No, you probably have more, but it's a good thought experiment to show that even tiny increments of time can make a huge difference in your marriage. This is a relationship-focused extension of this piece about how to make your life …

Happiness

Illiteracy about this energy source is outright killing millions of people worldwide every year

<i>This article originally appeared on Quora as Ryan Carlyle's answer to the question:What are some policies that would improve millions of lives, but people still oppose?</i><p><b>Anti-science activism and statistics-illiterate fear-mongering are killing millions of people.</b> It's shocking and horrifying to …

Nuclear Energy

Opinion: The truth about future stock returns? You can’t handle the truth

Legendary investor Howard Marks likes to quote Albert Einstein: “I never think about the future — it comes soon enough.”<p>But as Marks writes in his …

Dozens of US companies are betting over $1 billion on a nuclear power revolution

Advanced nuclear power plants, which will employ techniques such as using fuels other than uranium and coolants other than water, have attracted private investments from more than 40 companies from Florida to Washington state, the Third Way think tank says in the first report specifying the number …

Nuclear Energy

A startup that lets you 'unsend' any email just raised $500,000

But now, with the help of a startup called Criptext, you can recall any email you've sent — even if the person you sent it to has already read it.<p>Criptext bills itself as a more secure way to send email. It's currently available as a plugin and a browser extension for Gmail and Outlook.<p>Criptext …

Apps

Tesla's Battery May Not Destroy Utilities, But Utilities May Destroy Tesla

Tesla’s slick new storage batteries won’t put your local utility out of business anytime soon. That was the take away from Elon Musk’s keynote address yesterday at Edison Electric Institute’s annual convention in New Orleans.<p>Industrial-scale batteries designed for peak shaving are projected to …

Solar Power

Why China wants as much personal data from US government servers as possible

To that end, last month's massive breach of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) servers — allegedly at the hands of Chinese hackers — marked a crucial win for China in its virtual war against the US.<p>"Personal information is just as valuable as passwords today," Mark Wuergler, a senior …

Personal Data

A new, game-changing technology can put electronics directly into the brain

All of these technologies are made possible by brain implants: electrical devices inserted into or attached to the brain. These implants have sensors or electrodes that can monitor activity, block or electrically stimulate processes in the neural network.<p>Applying these technologies to …

Immune System

Here's how fitness startups can become the next Fitbit

Fitness is clearly a rising category in tech; in addition to FitBit's 20M+ fitness trackers in the wild, many other startups are trying to cater to the active lifestyle. Across the board, the host of new fitness products today are focused on delivering a few key value propositions to their users. …

Weight Watchers

How to become a billionaire like Jamie Dimon

If you want to be a billionaire (and really, who doesn’t?), you don’t have to marry one — if you choose the right degree at the right college.<p>Jamie …

Demographics

Boston Market aims to take flight once again

In the past 20 years, only five restaurants have seen their stock prices double on their first day of trading. One restaurant chain that went public …

Wall Street Costs The Economy 2% Of GDP Each Year

“Wall Street is back,” says the <i>New York Times</i>, and the economic cost is high. The excessive financialization of the U.S. economy reduces GDP growth by 2% every year, according to a new study by International Monetary Fund. That’s a massive drag on the economy–some $320 billion per year. Wall Street …

The four ways to create wealth

Mr Sheargold is a coach to many of Australia’s leading real estate agents and principals. He addressed more than 3700 agents at the Australasian Real …