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How did Iceland clean up its banks?

<b>The 2008 global financial crisis hit Iceland hard. The currency crashed, unemployment soared and the stock market was more or less wiped out.</b><p>But unlike other Western economies, the Icelandic government let its three major banks - Kaupthing, Glitnir and Landsbankinn - fail and went after reckless …

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The world's wealth is going to just 62 people

And since 2010, wealth has become more and more concentrated in favor of the richest of the rich while those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder have seen their positions worsen, according to a new report from Oxfam International.<p>The wealth of the richest 62 people grew by more than half a …

I once tried to cheat sleep, and for a year I succeeded

In the summer of 2009, I was finishing the first—and toughest—year of my doctorate. To help me get through it, while I brewed chemicals in test tubes during the day, I was also planning a crazy experiment to cheat sleep.<p>As any good scientist would, I referred to past studies, recorded data, and …

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Why We Care So Much About What Others Think of Us

As a born and bred New Yorker and the daughter of two parents who lusted after material possessions, I grew up with my nose pressed against the store …

Larry Summers has a major warning for the US economy, and everyone should be paying attention

On Monday, we published Larry Summers' latest op-ed in The Washington Post, which opened with the former Treasury Secretary and Harvard president writing, <b>"This past month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system."</b><p>What Summers …

Paradise Found: Indian Ocean Escapes

The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichés of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that. Why else should you fly off to these exotic shores? From wildlife to culture, there is more to …

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12 Badass Revolutionary War Women You’ve Never Heard Of

The American Revolution was fought on the homefront, which means that women and children were often caught up in the fighting in one way or another. …

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The Healthiest Post-Sex Snacks

OK, OK..."what is the healthiest snack to eat right now?" may be not the <i>first</i> question that comes into your mind post-sex. But there are good reasons it should!<p>A few months ago, Gena reported that a six-minute sex session burns about 21 calories...obviously not <i>quite</i> on par with spinning class, but …

The Financial Advice You Shouldn't Take

These 'experts' underperform the markets year after year<p>Don't put much stock in money magazines: Investment picks from expert advisors at financial publications tend to perform worse than the market average, finds new research from the University of South Florida.<p>An analysis of 10 years of stock …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Are You Settling For Less?

See how fear could lower your standards<p>Are you out of <i>her</i> league? The fear of ending up alone could lead you to settle for less in your love life, finds a new study from the University of Toronto.<p>Compared to people who were content without a companion, those who freaked out at the idea of being …

The Simple Key to Your Happiness

Hit the sack to upgrade your relationship<p>For a happy life, pleasure your wife. Her bedroom bliss may predict your happiness, according to a new study in the <i>Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy</i>.<p>When researchers interviewed married couples to gauge the impact intimacy had on their relationship, they …

Miners spend $17 million a day for a shot at $4.4 million of bitcoin

The price of a single bitcoin, now sitting at $899, is derived from many mysterious sources: supply and demand, potential future business value, animal spirits. One factor is less widely understood: The price of bitcoin depends on the price of electricity.<p>Bitcoin are produced by “mining,” having …

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5 Crazy Ways Hot Women Trick You

How a beautiful babe can speed up time, deplete your bank account, and more<p>Time flies when you’re babbling with babes. After talking with a woman, men estimated the conversation to be nearly 3.5 minutes briefer if she was attractive, according to a Canadian study. Guys also recalled more discussion …

10 Steps to the Perfect First Date

Boost your chances of scoring a second by wearing the right shirt, making the right reservations, and more<p>Some first-date moves are obvious. For instance, 95 percent of women want you to compliment them on how they look, according to a dating survey from Flirt.com. The same survey found it’s a good …

Help Her Feel Sexier

A little confidence goes a long way to increasing her sexual satisfaction<p>Master the art of flattery: The way she feels about her body largely impacts her sexual satisfaction, according to a new Dutch study.<p>Researchers found that women who were comfortable in their skin reported more pleasure, more …

3 Tricks for a Better Relationship

Follow these simple steps to keep her happy<p>Why do some relationships work—while others bomb? It may come down to three critical skills, according to research in the <i>Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy</i>.<p>In the study, most people reported that good communication, how well you know your partner, …

The Habit That Hurts Your Marriage

When it comes to drinking preferences, opposites don’t attract<p>Sip together, stay together: Relationships are more likely to end in divorce when only one spouse is a heavy drinker, says a new study from the University of Buffalo.<p>Researchers followed newlyweds for 9 years and found couples with …

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10 Things You Can Tell About Her in 10 Minutes

She's sending you signs she wants you. The trick is knowing where to look<p>You don't have to be a psychic to peer into a woman's thoughts. Even when they don't say anything, women send a flood of subtle physical cues and gestures that can reveal their truest intentions—including if they secretly want …

The Hormone That Makes Her Hotter

All you need is a little oxytocin in your system<p>Testosterone may fuel your thrusting, but another chemical keeps you coming back to the sack: Oxytocin, the bonding hormone, may increase your attraction to your girlfriend, says new research from Germany.<p>Men who received a dose of oxytocin through …

5 Signs Your Marriage Will Make It

You might be surprised at these strange predictors of success<p>Smile for the camera! It could save your marriage, shows a study from DePauw University in Indiana.<p>Actually, it’s probably too late for that. The researchers found people who flashed the biggest, toothiest smiles in their yearbook and …

REVEALED: Why You Will Never Be Able To Invest Like Warren Buffett

Unlike some other famous investors who swing for the fences and hit home runs every once in a while, Buffett is known for his low-volatility returns over a very long period.<p>Indeed, an NBER paper shows that "Buffett's returns appear to be neither luck nor magic, but, rather, reward for the use of …