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I asked some of the most successful people what books they give as gifts — and there were 5 winners

Self-improvement

Cramer shares the unusual signs that mean a stock is ready to explode

Technicals and fundamentals are Jim Cramer's key tools for determining when a stock is ready to explode.<p>"Typically, when a stock gets overbought, it …

Investing

9 Things Real Estate Agents Don't Want You to Know

One of them could save you thousands -- and another could cost you big-time.<p>In 2016, close to 5.5 million homes -- including single-family dwellings, …

Everyone 'severely underestimates the impact of AI' — here's why Nvidia could soar to $250 (NVDA)

Not enough people are talking about artificial intelligence.<p>At least, that's the thinking behind Evercore's massive price target increase for Nvidia on Friday. The firm upgraded their price target for Nvidia from $180 to $250, implying that Nvidia should be worth about $45 billion more than its …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making | Inc.com

Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. It's been nudging them to keep us alive. Those aren't always the same thing.<p>If our brains were bad at …

Psychology

How to Price Anything: The Psychology of Why We’ll Pay What We Pay

“How much should I charge for this?”<p>While talking about money might still be taboo in some circles, there’s no way to get past the fact that your …

45 New Books to Read This Fall

<i>Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with our</i> <i>Fall Entertainment Generator</i><i>. But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of</i> …

solar powered pipe desalinates seawater into drinkable fluid

<b>this massive solar powered pipe proposed for the 2016 land art generator initiative by khalili engineers intends to desalinate seawater into</b> …

Michael Burry, Real-Life Market Genius From <i>The Big Short</i>, Thinks Another Financial Crisis Is Looming

If <i>The Big Short</i>, Adam McKay’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’s book about the 2008 financial crisis and the subject of last month’s Vulture cover story, …

The 15 biggest equity crowdfunding rounds of 2015

After achieving its first two exits in 2015, the equity crowdfunding market is all grown up. We take a look at the year that was.<p>Crowdfunding projects, from artists' ventures to Kickstarter campaigns, have been around for years.<p>But equity crowdfunding, when investors front up cash in return for a …

Crowd Funding

Low oil prices are intensifying competition between OPEC members

With swelling crude oil inventories and rising global oil production, oil prices have now fallen below 11-year lows. On Monday December 21, 2015, Brent was trading at $36.04 per barrel while the WTI benchmark was trading at $34.74 a barrel.<p>While investment bankers from Goldman Sachs are predicting …

Oil

Why lifting the ban on US oil exports could backfire in the short-term

At the heart of the deal is a measure lifting the US' four-decade-old ban on exporting oil in most circumstances, which was put in place some time after a 1973 Arab oil embargo.<p>This particular measure is largely seen as a big win for Republicans and oil companies because it comes at a time when 1. …

Oil

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

Work-life Balance

7 steps to get rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

The "secret" to getting rich is not much of a secret at all.<p>"It is practical. That which one man knows can be taught to others," George S. Clason writes in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon."<p>Clason's collection of parables, based in the ancient city of Babylon, starts …

Retirement

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Creativity

CREDIT SUISSE: This is the most bearish we've been on stocks in 7 years

With valuations offering little upside and a myriad of risks offering plenty of downside, Credit Suisse thinks now's a good time to cut back on your portfolio's exposure to stocks.<p>"We reduce our weighting in equities to a small overweight, our most bearish strategic stance on the asset class in …

Markets

After subprime collapse, nonbank lenders again dominate riskier mortgages

PennyMac, AmeriHome Mortgage and Stearns Lending have several things in common.<p>All are among the nation's largest mortgage lenders — and none of them is a bank. They're part of a growing class of alternative lenders that now extend more than 4 in 10 home loans.<p>All are headquartered in Southern …

Investors are terrified by the '3rd wave' of the financial crisis

First, the good bits: Aberdeen's revenue is up 5% to £1.16 billion ($1.74 billion), underlying profit is up £1.3 million ($1.95 million) to £491.6 million ($739.1 million), and dividend raised by 0.75 pence to 12 pence.<p>But there's a glaring red mark on Aberdeen's homework — assets under management …

Stock Markets

15 Quotes That Take You Inside the Mind of Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history. Today, he has an estimated net worth of over $70 billion, making him the third …

Self-improvement

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Singularity

16 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us.<p>To help you get into your interviewer's head and learn what they want to see in a candidate, we rounded up a list of science-backed strategies to make yourself seem more likable, …

Employment

13 psychological biases that explain why we make terrible financial decisions even though they 'feel' right

We all have these biases, yet most of us don't know how powerful they are. They frame information for us so that it "feels" like you're being rational. But they're leading you to make decisions that are completely wrong. That's why you end up making horrible decisions with your money.<p>You may have …

Critical Thinking

Banks are seriously discussing negative interest rates for normal people's savings

Normally, this doesn't happen. Banks want your cash, and pay you interest on it, because the more deposits they have, the more they can lend it to others who pay them even more on their investments.<p>But interest rates in Europe are so close to zero — and economic activity is so sluggish — that some …

Interest Rates

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

Self-help

Warren Buffett and Jeremy Grantham have been warning us about this moment for years

Since the financial crisis, corporations have managed to deliver robust profit growth by offsetting the drag from weak sales growth with widening profit margins. These fatter profit margins came from cutting costs, which usually means getting more productivity out of fewer workers.<p>But with the …

Markets

Earth's 6th mass extinction has begun, and there are no signs that humans will be spared

Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival of a species.<p>While this is not a straightforward exercise, research so far indicates that the odds are not in our favor.<p>Limitations of diversity<p>Life on Earth can be traced …

Extinction

One Word That Will Change Your LinkedIn Profile Forever

It’s no secret. I’m nuts about social media. (I lead the Cisco Careers “Life at Cisco” social media strategy.) Word gets around, so people who aren’t as nuts about social media ask me for advice. I love helping them, because when you’re passionate about something, you want others to be passionate …

A new global recession has begun

Yes, it seems to be coming — the collapse of the whole world economy!<p>Our friend and longtime <i>Bonner & Partners Family Office</i> member Hense Ellis summarizes:<p>"A new global recession has begun. The collapse in commodity prices and the slump in the emerging market economies will inevitably lead to a …

Stock Markets

OPEC is losing its grip on oil prices

<i>Once the indisputable ruler of oil markets, the OPEC cartel is under great pressure to revise its current policy as low oil prices are starting to hurt oil exporters' economies and threaten to split the Organisation apart.</i><p>The past year was not good for OPEC. The global oil glut slashed oil prices …

Oil