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Who was here first? A new study explains the origins of ancient Indians

A new paper authored by 92 scientists from around the globe that was posted online this weekend could settle some major questions about the subcontinent’s history and what that means for various theories of Indian civilisation. The paper, titled “The Genomic Formation of South and Central Asia,” …

20 Must-Read Books for Finance Professionals | Investopedia

The world of finance has provided the backdrop for many dramas, from mergers and acquisitions and Wall Street shenanigans to Tulip Mania, and let's …

Investing

Tiny houses in 2016: more tricked-out and eco-friendly

Possibilities are endless even in a tiny house<p>Another year in our housing-crunched yet sustainability-minded world means another year of folks exploring down-sized lifestyles in tiny homes. Used for everything from housing the homeless to short-term rentals to, yes, full-time residences, these …

Off-grid

Panama Papers: What happened next?

<b>This year saw the release of the biggest leak of documents in history, when the Panama Papers were made public.</b><p>Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world's most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. They revealed in detail how parts of the offshore industry …

A Beginner's Guide to Learning How to Analyze an Income Statement

Learning How to Analyze an Income Statement<p>Updated February 04, 2018<p>As we continue our investing lesson series, the next subject we are going to …

25 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the thrillers, anthologies, or biographies you've grown partial to. If you <i>really</i> want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to force yourself out of your comfort zone at the bookstore.<p>If you're not sure where to …

Books

Magic in Ancient Greece

For the Greeks magic (<i>mageia</i> or <i>goeteia</i>) was a wide-ranging topic which involved spells and evil prayers (<i>epoidai</i>), curse tablets (<i>katadesmoi</i>), …

Ancient History

12 of Britain's most mysterious ancient sites

Stone circles, standing stones and burial chambers - explore Britain's ancient history at these atmospheric sites<p>1. Stonehenge<p>Amesbury, Wiltshire<p>With …

Graces

The Graces (also <i></i>Charites, <i>sing.</i> Charis) were goddesses from Greek mythology who personified charm, grace, and beauty. Hesiod describes three Graces, …

Ancient History

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

9 Cheap Ways to Increase Your Knowledge and Earning Potential

Some methods are free, others have minimal costs. All may help you get ahead.<p>The more knowledge you have, the more chances you will get to score …

Online Education

23 free or ridiculously cheap things to do on your trip to Los Angeles

1. Go fly a kite (festival).<p><b>Cost:</b> Free…or the cost of a kite<p>I love the sight of a colorful kite soaring high in a strong ocean breeze. How awesome …

3 ETFs To Fund A Happy Retirement

They’re two deadly mistakes I see retirees—and non-retirees—make again and again: being seduced by so-called “safe” investments and overpaying on fees.<p>Fees, in particular, can be a killer. A recent study found that even a 1% annual fee would pluck $70,000 from a typical worker’s retirement account …

Investing

You aren’t Warren Buffett. Stop trying to invest like him.

Personal finance doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s the subhed of of a new book by journalist Helaine Olen and University of Chicago professor …

24 free Ivy League courses you can sign up for today

Let’s be real — not everyone can afford to go to an Ivy League school, nor can most people get in to begin with (certainly not I).<p>But lo and behold, the beautiful invention of online education has transformed how we can learn—so much so that with just a click of a button, we can take any course …

How the Ancient Religions Viewed the Afterlife - The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Article

For thousands of years, many people have chosen to believe that existence doesn’t end with physical death, and that some sort of afterlife exists.<p>Many ancient civilizations, in fact, developed elaborate visions of what life beyond the grave might be like. The beliefs of four ancient peoples--the …

Ancient History

3 savings mistakes even smart people make

The 10 most expensive lies we tell ourselves about money

It's a frequent occurrence that people find themselves in financial trouble because they weren't honest about their money situation. But recognizing the most common lies is one key to moving toward a more honest — and profitable — future.<p>Here are some of the biggest money lies we tell ourselves.

The 15 Crucial Steps Needed To Achieve Financial Independence

Just about everybody wants to become financially independent – so why do so few people get there?<p>One of the secrets to attaining financial independence is that it doesn’t usually “just happen”.<p>It starts with a detailed plan, and a willingness to commit to that plan.<p>To help you get going in the …

Personal Finance