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China's gold hoard will slay the mighty dollar

From the time Tiger Woods burst onto the golf scene by dominating the 1997 Masters until he won the 2008 U.S. Open on a broken leg, he played golf at a level that we may never see from anyone again.<p>I had a front-row seat to that 2008 U.S. Open victory. I was underneath the grandstand, peering …

Central Banks

Three questions every entrepreneur should ask their accountant

You need help managing your small business finances. A professional partner who understands small businesses can offer strategic financial advice, help manage growth, ensure you're in compliance, uncover potential business issues and keep you on track. You need a strategic financial partner who is …

Ayn Rand killed the American dream: Our free-market economy only works for the 1 percent

<b>Ayn Rand, Paul Krugman (WIkimedia/Reuters/Anton Golubev)</b><p>Bankers cash bonus checks while sending others to unemployment. Selfishness and deregulation made the rich richer<p>Matthieu Ricard<p>June 21, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from the book “Altruism”<p>The billionaire investor and philanthropist George …

Economics

How to use a web API from your Android app

There are many times when your Android app will need to fetch data from the internet, to provide users with fresh information and/or data. There are different ways your app could achieve this. You could set up your own web service/API, or you could be fetching from an already existing service/API. …

'It's time to hold physical cash,' says one of Britain's most senior fund managers

It may be time to put money under the mattress. High profile fund managers explain how to prepare for a 'systemic event'<p>The manager of one of Britain’s biggest bond funds has urged investors to keep cash under the mattress.<p>Ian Spreadbury, who invests more than £4bn of investors’ money across a …

Pope Francis just took a huge step to uniting religion with science

Angry atheist and esteemed biologist Richard Dawkins thinks that religion is for idiots, and philosopher Sam Harris has written that "there are few modes of thinking less congenial to religious faith than science is."<p>But Pope Francis just proposed an alliance between reason and faith.<p>In Thursday's …

Christianity

6 money tips from billionaire Mark Cuban you can start using today

This self-made business mogul also has quite a bit to say about fiscal responsibility and money management. Cuban is known for being outspoken and often shares his thoughts on personal finance.<p>With a strong track record of self-driven financial success, it's certainly advice worth considering. Here …

Personal Finance

Islamic State group loses key town on Turkish border

BEIRUT (AP) — For more than a year, the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border provided a lifeline for the Islamic State group, allowing it …

The Long, Strange Trip Continues with New VW Camper Bus

That hippie-era icon of slow and hazy motoring freedom, the VW camper, may be only a fading memory here, but the camper-ized Volkswagen van lives on in Europe. There, the latest iteration of the concept has just been introduced.<p>Today called the California—fittingly named after the state that so …

Four Columbia House insiders explain the shady math behind “8 CDs for a penny”

<i>In entertainment, an awful lot of stuff happens behind closed doors, from canceling TV shows to organizing music festival lineups. While the public</i> …

Selling

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq | Seumas Milne

The sectarian terror group won’t be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place<p>The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin …

Multiculturalism

7 Essential JavaScript Functions

Read the full article at: 7 Essential JavaScript FunctionsI remember the early days of JavaScript where you needed a simple function for just about …

JavaScript

16 New Responsive HTML5 CSS3 Website Templates

Beautiful multipurpose Responsive <b>HTML5 website templates</b> compatible with all devices. Web templates perfect all kinds of websites. Responsive design …

Web Design

Florist converts a dilapidated Detroit home into a vibrant floral display

Florist Lisa Waud is transforming a long-forgotten home in Detroit into a spectacular display of flower blossoms and growth. The Flower House will …

25+ Free Responsive HTML5 CSS3 Website Templates

<b>HTML5 and CSS3 templates</b> used to create a powerful website with lots of amazing features and help designers to create eye catching and visually …

How the 'sharing economy' helped me claw out of massive credit card debt

I visited my local bank, asked for a $15,000 loan but was offered an interest rate higher than my cards were charging.<p>So I looked into online lenders and discovered a growing part of the sharing economy known as peer-to-peer lending, a system in which a group of investors pool money to loan to …

Finance

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Time Management

‘Avengers, Resemble!’ The Hidden Costs of Looking Like Thor

In the current film, the dudes are muscled to the max. But just remember, boys: It’s a superhero movie.<p>In the fall of 1963, Marvel Comics created and …

Start Your Own Simple, Super-Productive Backyard Farm - Gardening

Yearning for a more self-sufficient lifestyle? The solution might be as close as your own backyard. Whether you have an acre outside of town or a …

Gardening

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Drumi cleans clothes with no power and little water

In most homes, a significant amount of water and electricity is allotted to operating washing machines and drying clothes. That’s all fine and good …

Bootstrap Easy Modal JavaScript Library

You'll never need retro assets again Get today a massive bundle containing 4 different collections of more than 2000 unique retro, vintage & …

10 of the Best HTML5 Tools Developers to Boost their Workflow

Since its inception, HTML5 has garnered a lot of attention from users around the world, because of many reasons. The fifth and latest HTML iteration …

Web Design

New dual-boot TV boxes run Android + Ubuntu or Windows

Apps for your house enabled by new Linux OS

Ubuntu could soon been powering all manner of connected devices and autonomous machines with the newly unveiled Snappy Ubuntu Core, which has been …

Microsoft Is Making a Stripped-Down Windows to Rival Linux

Today, big Silicon Valley names like Google and Twitter run their online services across thousands of machines. And to efficiently execute their …

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …