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Why the stock market has climbed to record highs despite Trump uncertainty

It's often said the stock market hates uncertainty, so one might assume Wall Street would be very skittish about President Trump.<p>Far from it, at least for now.<p>Stock prices have continued setting record highs as investors brushed aside Trump's controversial policy actions in his first month in …

Stock Markets

Google and Facebook employees are flocking to a startup that's raised ~$70 million to shake up the real estate world

But it wasn't a traditional real estate transaction. The 20 investors weren't private equity funds; the property wasn't even listed by a big brokerage firm. And the entire process, from the day it was listed to time it was completed, took a matter of weeks rather than months.<p>The four-building …

Real Estate

How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities

Father and son duo Don and Alex Tapscott have impeccable timing.<p>Just as their new book, “Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, And The World,” came out, ventures centered on blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, were in the news — including the …

Blockchain

A top Harvard professor says this is how to trick your brain into conquering fear

But, the TED Talk is only one of Cuddy's defining moments.<p>In her book, "Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges," Cuddy discusses how to feel liberated and perform at your best.<p>She defines presence as "the state of being attuned to and able to comfortably express our true …

TED Talks

Body Language and Leadership

Physical detailing often achieves more than eloquent presentation.<p>For me, the smallest details can make a big difference in leading my firm Corporate Rain and being its chief rainmaker. While I think a lot of entrepreneurial leaders do many of the following things instinctively, here are nine …

Fractional calculus: the calculus of witchcraft and wizardry - Chalkdust

by . Published on 13 March 2016.<p>Differentiating a function is usually regarded as a discrete operation: we use the first derivative of a function to …

Don’t want anything to do with Windows 10? Here’s how to banish it for good

Windows 7 and 8 users know all about Windows 10. They’ve probably seen an icon advertising the new operating system in their system tray for more …

The Tools of Big Data Science: The Technologies & Languages of Statistical Analysis

You’ve read about many of the kinds of big data projects that you can use to learn more about your data in our What Can a Data Scientist Do for You? …

Big Data

Central banks are already doing the unthinkable - you just don't know it

The lords of finance are losing their touch.<p>Institutions which dragged the world from its worst depression since the early 20th century are finally seeing their magic desert them, if conventional wisdom is to be believed.<p>Eight years on the from the Great Recession, voices as authoritative as the …

Business inventories have ballooned to 'crisis levels'

They're now back where they'd been in January 2013. Sales are adjusted for seasonal and trading-day differences, but not for price changes. And since January 2013, the consumer price index rose 2.8%! This is why the US economy has looked so crummy.<p>That's bad enough. But it gets much worse.<p>Total …

Independent Scotland's economy 'would crash if it tried to use sterling'

One of the world's top economists has warned that an independent Scotland's economy would crash within seven years if it tried to use sterling.<p>Professor Ronald MacDonald, a currency expert who advises the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, said the Scottish government's …

Cops Use This to Snoop on Your Phone

Brian Knappenberger, the director behind Pivot’s investigative docu-series Truth and Power (Fridays at 10 p.m. ET) on the dangers of cell phone …

Is fermented food a recipe for good gut health?

<b>Fermentation as a way of preserving food dates back thousands of years, but it is now being held up as a potentially important source of friendly, health-giving bacteria. So should we all be eating sauerkraut and kimchi?</b><p>Allowing bacteria to form in a sealed jar of vegetables over a few months might …

5 Simple Ways To Be A More Valuable Leader

It would be difficult, if not impossible, to count the number of books and articles written over the years on the subject of leadership. What’s not so hard is figuring out what they all have in common.<p>You can do all the reading you like on the subject, but at the end of the day, what you’ll likely …

Leadership

Qualitative Research Guide

Term qualitative can be dodgy and can confuse you. If you’re planning to conduct a <b>qualitative research</b> <b>for thesis writing</b>, you must take a few …

3 opportunities you ruin for yourself when you don't research a company

I know how much pressure there is to find a job when you can’t stand your current gig, and I also understand how tempting it is to take the first one …

A London startup CEO explains the way she steals top employees from companies like Bloomberg

Melissa Morris is the cofounder and CEO of Network Locum, which provides a platform to help self-employed locum doctors find work at GP practices and to help GP practices find cover when they need it.<p>"This is what I'm doing to take your talented people," she told an audience of employees from firms …

Employment

3 reasons Saudi Arabia is freaking out about its cash situation

"The reserves will remain sovereign," al-Falih said in an interview with Al-Arabiya. He added that the kingdom is mulling options for an IPO of the firm's "ability to convert these reserves into a financial gain."<p>The statements were vague and the Saudis' actual plan for the IPO remains unclear. …

Saudi Arabia

READ UP: 4 tough Wall Street interview questions

Below are four of the most difficult questions (two technical and two behavioral) you may encounter as well as some sample responses to give you an idea of how to structure a great answer.<p>As you will see, these questions take mastery both of your personal story and of the technical side of …

Wall Street

A Better Way to Turn Poop Into Energy

Scientists at Virginia Tech have unlocked a key aspect of how bacteria turn sewage into electricity.<p>Yes, poop is smelly and gross, but it’s also a solid source of energy. In India, for example, cow dung has been used for decades to light up villages, heat homes, and cook. It’s such a popular source …

Wastewater

This new technology will let you download 23 movies in one second

Li-Fi technology, short for Light Fidelity, uses light from LED bulbs to transmit internet data instead of the radio waves our Wi-Fi routers currently broadcast.<p>The LED lightbulbs flicker extremely quickly to emit a frequency of light that can transmit data at incredible speeds —up to 200 gigabits …

Wi-Fi

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Genetics

What Personality Tests Really Reveal

There are a lot of personality tests claiming to tell you how to work best. Here’s how to make sense of them all.<p>Because the human mind is such a mystery, we gravitate toward things that aim to give us insight into our minds and the minds of others. This is why personality tests are so appealing. …

Some of the most mysterious investors on the planet are about to pull billions out of stocks

According to a report from the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI), SWFs — investors with more than *$7 trillion at work around the world who invest on behalf of governments — aren't going to keep all their money in this choppy market for much longer.<p>From the report (emphasis added):<p>If oil …

World trade is so bad that cargo ships are being scrapped at double the 1986 record rate

The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of how much it costs to transport raw materials, in November dropped below 500 for the first time, and it has kept falling.<p>The index was as high as 1,222 in August, and it has fallen 84% from a recent peak of 2,330 in late 2013.<p>The index measures how much it costs to …

The Saudis blink over oil production

The Saudis blinked. The latest deal — an agreement with Russia to freeze oil output at January levels if they are joined by other large producers — …

We’re recycling way too much and it isn’t benefiting the economy or the environment — here’s how design can help

But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ardent of recycling fans questioning the current system .<p>No one is saying that using old things to make new things is intrinsically a bad idea, but consensus is building around …

Sustainability

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

<b>Tips You Won't Find Anywhere Else</b><p>Nothing is quite like a good night's sleep. For the past 30 years, I have been collecting strategies for dozing off into the abyss. First, please note that I do not take pills. The following tips work for me without pharmaceuticals or supplements.<p>1. <b>Go to sleep lying</b> …

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Self-improvement