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Himalayan Monks Have Super Human Abilities That Stun Even Harvard Scientists

It is popularly believed that Buddhist monks have brains that function beyond usual human capabilities. But has this been verified by scientists?<p>It …

Meditation

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Transform Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

Meditation

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3 Tough Truths About Our “Priorities” No One Wants to Admit

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<br>― Annie Dillard</i>Fifteen years ago he walked into my dorm room on the verge of tears.“I …

Computer Science

10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Emotional Intelligence

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

A Buddhist master reveals the number one cause of suffering and what we can do about it

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy.<p>The first …

Mindfulness

This Simple Daily Habit Will Increase Your IQ By 23 Percent, According to Neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

By the numbers: Why millions go uninsured under Republicans' Obamacare alternative

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are pushing legislation that would repeal key aspects of the Affordable Care Act.<p>Changing the heath insurance marketplace under Obamacare is complicated business, and there is no universal agreement on how any legislation would affect …

Health Care

Scrap the Autumn Statement to deliver more stability, says IMF

The Government should scrap the Autumn Statement in its current form and move to a single Budget delivered by the Chancellor in January, according to the International Monetary Fund.<p>The Fund said concentrating "major tax and spending decisions into a single fiscal event" held "at least" three …

Philip Hammond

This startup that wants to blow up the real-estate market is now worth more than $1 billion

The round, which was led by Wellington Management Company LLP, values the company at over $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the raise. A report last month from The Real Deal said Compass was seeking a valuation of between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion.<p>While Compass functions like a …

Personal Finance Basics: 7 Essential Habits for Saving and Investing

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Investors<p>These are the basics of running your financial life.<p>By Suzanne Woolley | June 20, 2016 | Updated on May 3, …

Retirement

Samsung Snatches Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory

And it was all going so well for Samsung. In the run up to its official reveal of the Galaxy Note 7, the financial reports showed growth and the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones were critical and commercial hits. Although the iPhone 7 was lurking around the corner to challenge Samsung, Apple’s …

Phones

4 Reasons to Not Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

You've imagined it: that party you'll throw (and the happy dance you'll undoubtedly do) the day you pay off your mortgage. Ah, the joy of being debt-free and the full owner of your home!<p>But hold on: While paying off that principal is certainly an achievement, it's not one you want to rush.<p>We know, …

The bankruptcy in Brazil shows why rating agencies are still a 'joke'

It owes creditors 65 billion reais ($19 billion). This includes 50 billion reais in bonds and bank loans, some of them denominated in foreign currencies.<p>It has been trying "restructure" its debt by stiffing creditors and practically wiping out stockholders. But ten days ago, CEO Bayard Gontijo …

5 Key Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I sat down to write my book, <i>An American Hedge Fund</i> (which I now make free to the public), I wrote it with one key goal in mind, to provide entrepreneurs like me with access to the information they need to be as successful as …

The 20 Most Generous Companies of the Fortune 500

<i>By surveying the top 150 companies in the Fortune 500 and collecting data from public documents filed with the IRS and SEC,</i> The Chronicle of …

Here's the story behind Hillary Clinton's claim about landing under 'sniper fire' in Bosnia

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said in a speech at George Washington University in March 2008 that she landed "under sniper fire" during a 1996 trip to Bosnia. The war ended in 1995, but tensions within the country were still high.<p>"There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting …

The path to the top for one hotel general manager

Polish chef Piotr Kupiec has forged a successful career in the hotel industry.<p>Find out how he became general manager of a 5-star hotel in Singapore.

Hospitality

Boris Johnson will make TV apology if Brexit triggers recession

Boris Johnson has said he will apologise on national television if Britain were to plunge into recession after a vote to leave the EU.<p>His promise came in response to a caller to radio station LBC, who asked the former mayor of London: “If we Brexit and we go into recession, would you have the …

Boris Johnson

RBS bank sheds another 900 jobs in cost-cutting drive

<b>Royal Bank of Scotland is cutting another 900 jobs as part of plans to reduce costs by £800m this year.</b><p>The lender, majority owned by the UK government, has axed more than 2,500 jobs since January.<p>RBS has been reducing the scale of its international operations to focus on the UK and Ireland.<p>BBC …

Employment

Capitalism will collapse because banks & political elite ‘allow poor to rot’ ‒ Tariq Ali

The banks behind politicians in the western world “have allowed the poor to rot,” and now the elites in those countries, especially the US, are …

Investors who 'couldn't care less' about clean energy are giving money to a solar finance fund promising big returns

A common perception of impact investing is that you have to make sacrifices to put your money behind a good cause.<p>Bryan Birsic, the CEO of Wunder Capital, a solar investment startup, says that's exactly the wrong way to think about it.<p>"Impact investors want to feel as though the positive impact …

Solar Power

The housing market is trapped

Long-term and short-term trends have converged, and while it hasn't caused disaster for American homeowners yet, it certainly has made movement a lot harder.<p>Mark Fleming, an economist at First American Financial Corporation, compares the number of homes sold on an annual basis against what should …

Sterling swings as polls suggest UK heading for EU exit

The pound swung wildly on currency markets on Monday, reaching extremes of volatility not seen since the financial crisis, as City traders reacted to polls suggesting voters were increasingly likely to send Britain out of the EU this month.<p>The poll boost to the Vote Leave campaign sent the pound …

Brexit

George Soros, the billionaire 'who broke the Bank of England' opts for gold haven saying Brexit would spell end of EU

Billionaire investor George Soros has piled more of his $30bn fund into gold as UK government borrowing costs fell to a record low amid concerns about global growth.<p>Mr Soros also warned that if Britain voted to leave the EU on June 23 it would mark the end of the European project.<p>"If Britain …

16 hot UK fintech startups that could one day be worth $1 billion

Many lenders are losing business to more innovative and customer-focused startups offering cheaper, quicker, online services.<p>London is leading the way in Europe, with two fintech startups there already reaching "unicorn" status — the coveted $1 billion (£650 million) valuation. They are …

FinTech

These 2 charts show a huge problem with bank-CEO pay

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon took home $27 million for 2015. Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein earned $23 million.<p>Those are big numbers, and there are sure to be lots of people out there who think that they are too big.<p>Another huge issue, though, is why the most well-paid bank CEOs earn what they …

Compensation

One of the central topics of Donald Trump's campaign is a terrible idea

And politicians have zeroed in on these anxieties as they vie for the top job in the White House.<p>Donald Trump made the debate over free trade one of the central topics of his campaign after criticizing China, Mexico, and Japan. He even once suggested putting a 45% tariff on Chinese …

Economics

Oil production is plummeting — but we could see a huge turnaround soon

Bloomberg flagged new data from the Norwegian consultancy firm Rystad Energy, which predicts that legacy production will tip the supply balance into the negative in 2016 for the first time in years.<p>The production from an average conventional oil field typically ramps up in the early years, plateaus …