Akshay Aggarwal

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What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Blinded By The Sun: How Much Do Solar Panels Really Cost?

Nearly three years ago, a political controversy over the U.S. government’s loan guarantee supporting the once-promising but now bankrupt California solar start-up Solyndra seriously damaged support for clean energy in the United States.<p>At the time, I speculated that financial forces similar to …

The solution to trading glitches might be to have fewer exchanges to trade on

A spate of recent trading glitches and problems in the US—most recently this morning, when a hiccup on the Nasdaq briefly affected some stocks—have brought higher scrutiny to the trading world. Such glitches always prompt the exchanges to conduct internal reviews and promise they’ll do better next …

Stock Markets

The biggest bond deal ever from Verizon might mark the end of the easy money era

It’s a good week on Wall Street.<p>Investment banks stand to earn at least $500 million in fees on Verizon’s titanic $49 billion bond deal, which launched Wednesday to strong demand. Verizon is borrowing the money to help come up with $130 billion it needs to fork over to Vodafone to convince its …

Interest Rates

Once again the Winklevoss twins get beaten launching their big idea: a bitcoin trust

Mark Zuckerberg beat the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to the punch in launching Facebook. Now someone else seems to be stealing a march on their plan to launch an investment scheme for bitcoin.<p>SecondMarket, an American online marketplace, announced today that it’s launching a new bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency