Jacob Schwartz

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Use This Free Worksheet to Budget Your Income and Necessities

Create a Budget for Your Income and Necessities<p>Compare your income to the cost of things you need<p>Updated March 26, 2018<p>Income is all the money you …

Were There Aliens Before Us?

Are we the only civilization-building intelligent species that has ever occurred in the universe?<p>It's one of science's oldest questions. Earlier this year, my colleague Woody Sullivan and I published a paper in the journal <i>Astrobiology</i> presenting new results that, I believe, throw new light on the …

Space

Casual Sex: Everyone Is Doing It

Zhana Vrangalova had hit a problem. On a blustery day in early spring, sitting in a small coffee shop near the campus of New York University, where she is an adjunct professor of psychology, she was unable to load onto her laptop the Web site that we had met to discuss. This was not a technical …

Bernie or Bust will save us: The foul stench of “lesser evilism” has made our politics useless

<b>Bernie Sanders (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)</b><p>Foolhardy? Perhaps. But also our best chance to deliver verdict on New Democrat disaster and awaken political will<p>Peter Gaffney<p>May 15, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>For months now, my Facebook feed has been clogged with inspirational posts about Bernie Sanders. Bernie …

How Blockchain Technology Can Reinvent The Power Grid

A power pole collapses at 8 p.m. on a hot night in the remote outback of Australia. This is a problem for William and Olivia Munroe, who raise sheep …

We’ll be fighting forever: America just can’t kick its addiction to war

Washington still believes military action will solve its terror problem. Our policymakers need an intervention<p>There are the news stories that genuinely surprise you, and then there are the ones that you could write in your sleep before they happen. Let me concoct an example for you:<p>“Top American …

“The scope of our failure”: The real story of our decades-long foreign policy disaster that set the Middle East on fire

<b>Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld (AP/Reuters/Jason Reed/Kevin Lamarque/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The brilliant Andrew Bacevich tells Salon why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>May 15, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, …

Trump and the Artifice of the Deal

How an old hotel covered with glass, underwritten by his father, became the Donald’s first big success as a “self-made” man.<p>On the evening of April 14, Donald Trump put on a tuxedo and delivered an unusually restrained speech at the annual fundraising gala of the New York state Republican Party. …

Consciousness Revealed

<b>Mr. Jones, at night, was fishing for something down a sewer drain under a street light. A passerby asked him, "Did you drop your keys down this storm</b> …

Top Strength Coach Explains How One Back Exercise Can Help Transform Your Entire Physique

If it’s not part of your program, it should be. Here’s why<p>Walk into any gym in America and you’ll usually find a traffic jam at the bench press.<p>But if you were to point out a man with an impressive physique, I guarantee he’s not pressing all day long.<p>I promise he’s putting a premium on exercises …

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“The evidence is pretty incontrovertible that he doesn’t exist”: Stephen Colbert’s favorite scientist on the universe, naturalism and finding meaning without God

Sean Carroll excels at explaining complex science to regular people — including those who don’t believe<p>More than two decades ago, the renowned astronomer Carl Sagan wrote that “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science …

9 Habits of People Who Never Settle for Mediocrity

When someone says it can't be done, or that it is impossible, you should be the first one in line to test it out.<p><i>How can I stop being average? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas</b> …

Motivation

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

Obamacare: The Gazillion-Dollar Startup Machine

Stashed away in the byzantine language of the Affordable Care Act are rules that have caused a big bang-size explosion in health care startups--led by founders who will reinvent the health care industry.<p>Seth Sternberg was visiting his 65-year-old mother in Connecticut when he got the idea for his …

Health Care

‘Biggest bribery scandal’: US, UK, Australia launch probe into mass oil industry corruption

An investigation into a massive global oil bribery scandal has been launched by authorities in the US, Britain, and Australia, after leaked …

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

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Correct a Child's Behavior Without Punishment By Focusing on These Three Things

Many parents dole out punishment when their children do something bad, but Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center, says that even gentle …

Parenting

Journalist Michael Ware Discusses His New HBO Doc And His Near-Beheading At The Hands Of ISIS

Australian journalist Michael Ware first left for Iraq in 2003 for a three-week reporting stint for <i>Time</i> magazine and CNN. After three weeks, his compulsion to report on the war led him to stay in Iraq for seven years. For his HBO documentary, <i>Only the Dead See the End of War</i>, Ware has culled footage …

Journalism

How couples can make smart retirement decisions together

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>If you’re married or have a partner: Want to boost your chances of having a secure …

Retirement

What rich countries get wrong about poverty

It’s astounding just how unequally wealth is distributed around the world. in 2015, according to calculations by Oxfam, just 62 people had the same amount of wealth as the poorer half of humanity – 3.6 billion people. Those 62 people are incredibly rich, to be sure, but it’s also the case that the …

Economics

'Winning the Brain Game' Will Help Fix Your Fatal Flaws of Thinking

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brainstorming. Problem solving. Creative thinking. These are all words that are closely related to entrepreneurship. However, you would be surprised to know that even successful business owners and intrapreneurs hold themselves …

Creativity

Aliette de Bodard picks up two sci-fi awards for 'startlingly original fiction'

Writer is the first to win best novel and best short story at British Science Fiction Association ceremony in the same year<p>Aliette de Bodard has scooped an unprecedented two British Science Fiction Association awards, for best novel and best short story.<p>It is the first time a writer has taken the …

Top V.C. on “Mostly Crap” Start-Ups, Mark Zuckerberg, and Early Facebook’s Grim Lunches

Former Facebook employee Chamath Palihapitiya dishes the dirt—and more—on Silicon Valley’s biggest companies.<p>Even in Silicon Valley, the home of the ever-present origin story, <b>Chamath Palihapitiya</b> has a pretty incredible narrative. The Sri Lankan immigrant escaped a civil war in his homeland before …

Neuroscientists Fight Brain Damage with Gut Microbes

Hacking the body's inflammatory immune response via the gut microbiome.<p>Neuroscientists from Cornell University have found that by tweaking the gut microbiota of mice it's possible to reduce the amount of brain damage incurred following a stroke.<p>Their work, which is described in Nature Medicine, …

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Do you wonder why certain people are more successful than others? The answer often lies in emotional intelligence, or EQ.<p>Why do certain people achieve more success than others?<p>What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired" that drives them to greater success than …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Signs You and Your Partner Are a Great Match

No couple is perfect, but you two are pretty close.<p>You’re pretty sure you’ve finally found that right person for you. You know, the one who listens intently while you vent about your grueling day at work and is there to hold you tightly on the couch with your Netflix queue already lined up. But how …

In Many Ways, Author Says, Spanish Civil War Was 'The First Battle Of WWII'

Nearly 80 years ago, about 2,800 Americans volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War. The war began in July 1936, when Gen. Francisco Franco led a fascist military coup against the the country's newly elected democratic government. It lasted until Franco's victory in 1939.<p>Journalist Adam …