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Why the Kardashian Marketing Strategy Is One for the Books

Recently, one of my friends asked me: "What is Kim Kardashian famous for, again?" My reply was: "I think she is just famous for being famous." But this, albeit short, topic of conversation made me want to find out what exactly it was that put the Kardashian family on the map and how they managed to …

Natural Happiness: The Truth About Exercise and Depression

We all <i>want</i> to be happy.<p>But is there anything you can actually do to feel happier more often? Or at the very least... can you limit the likelihood that you'll feel sad and depressed?<p>There isn't a single perfect answer, of course, but research is starting to reveal the incredible connection between …

Tories lobbying to protect Google’s £30bn island tax haven

Opposition figures react angrily to news that government has objected to EU’s proposed blacklisting of Bermuda as ‘unhelpful’<p>Britain has been privately lobbying the EU to remove from an official blacklist the tax haven through which Google funnels billions of pounds of profits, the <i>Observer</i> can …

Tax Havens

The Added Value of the UN Norms

The European coalition for a binding treaty on human rights violations by transnational corporations has welcomed Luis Gallegos Chiriboga as …

Human Rights

What Europe Needs To Know About The Dutch Tax Haven

2.8K Shares<p>David Hollanders<p>As of this January 1, the Netherlands holds the Presidency of the European Union. This is a good occasion to put the …

PwC promoting tax avoidance on ‘industrial scale’ - committee

Accounting firm’s denials ‘misleading’, says public accounts committee<p>Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 01:00 Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 07:31<p>PricewaterhouseCoopers …

Investing

Why Apple, Yahoo, DuPont And Pfizer Will Trigger A U.S. Corporate Tax War in 2016

Something’s got to give when it comes to the U.S. corporate tax. I’ve written a number of articles over the past year citing isolated examples where the corporate tax code is simply unsustainable for U.S.-based multinational corporations. But, now, the evidence is starting to mount, providing …

Finance

Russian oligarchs lose $11bn in just 10 days during oil price crash

The gilded generation of Russia's richest men have suffered drastic losses during the market turmoil this year, hastening the end of an era of world dominance<p>They rose from nothing to accumulate wealth on an unimaginable scale. But the era of the Russian oligarch is now drawing to a close, as the …

Crude Oil Prices

'4-hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss plans to donate $100,000 toward studying how to treat depression with psychedelics like magic mushrooms

Tim Ferriss. Jemal Countess / Getty Images Tim Ferriss, widely known as a productivity guru and the author of "The 4-Hour Workweek," is donating at least $100,000 this year to research on psychedelic drugs for the treatment of major depression.<p>A portion of those funds will go toward a pilot study …

Magic Mushrooms

This Is When You Should Ditch Your Startup Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Ireland as a Tax Haven

This episode provides updates on the economics of immigration, economic alarmists and Ireland as a tax haven. We also respond to a question on the …

Taxes

The Chaser’s Guide to Tax Havens

Want to pay the same tax rate as Apple, Google or the PM, but don’t have millions to spend on advisors? Here's howThe post The Chaser’s Guide to Tax …

Finance

Curbing Tax Avoidance, Tax Evasion And Tax Havens

177 Shares<p>Paul Sweeney<p>The aggressive tax avoidance by multinational corporations (MNCs) where they are now paying virtually no tax was highlighted …

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert — here's what she learned about how the ultra wealthy keep their money

"All the world's a stage" - Shakespeare. Istvan Biro via Wikimedia Commons<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past …

Income Inequality

32 Ways To Actually Wake Yourself Up In The Morning

Stop snoozin' and start livin'.<p>To get the best sleep, stop eating or drinking things with caffeine at least eight hours before you want to go to bed. That means soda, coffee, energy drinks, tea, and even chocolate.<p>According to the National Sleep Foundation, drinking alcohol can have adverse effects …

Jet Lag

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

The Shortcut To Bonding With A Romantic Partner On A Deeper Level

From Sam Gosling’s book, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You:<p>Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is …

Amazon's UK business paid just £11.9m in tax last year

Amazon’s booming UK business paid just £11.9m of tax last year, while the online retailer’s Luxembourg unit took £5.3bn of sales from British internet shoppers without being subject to UK tax, according to company filings.<p>The Amazon group posted a strong UK performance in 2014, with overall takings …

OECD

The Only 5 Ab Exercises You'll Ever Need

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS</i><p><i>(photos: Getty)</i><p>Take a look around your gym: There's no end to the array of abs exercises that guys are churning out. Their bodies are contorted. Their foreheads are drenched. But their abs? Meh.<p>See, when it really comes down to it, all you really need are five staple …

Soon, a 1-person startup will be worth $1 billion

Maybe I was a bit overzealous, suggesting a company could reach $1B in value without <i>any</i> full-time employees… but startup value per person (whether measured in users, or dollars, or some other way) is rising fast. Why?<p>Another way to look at the question: why do companies of more than one person …

Financial Fair Play Villains Man City and PSG Boosted by Rich-List Rankings

The 18th edition of the Deloitte Football Money League, released late Wednesday, heralded good news for Financial Fair Play (FFP) villains Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.<p>According to last season's data, both clubs once again posted impressive revenue figures that, when entered alongside …

Soccer