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Investing $100 a Month in Stocks for 30 Years | Investopedia

If you asked the average saver if it's safer to invest $100 in the stock market or to put $100 in a savings account, most would pick the savings …

Investing

How technology can help us eliminate, not alleviate, poverty

<i>As part of a blog series on</i> <i>Social Entrepreneurs</i><i>, we spoke to Martin Burt,</i> <i>Founder and Chief Executive Officer,</i> <i>Fundación Paraguaya</i><i>, about his</i> …

Each day in the stock market has become 'all or nothing'

Every day in the stock market has started to become "all or nothing": Either everything is good, or everything is bad.<p>On Tuesday, stocks surged higher, rising more than 2% across the board with the Dow having its second-best day of the year, gaining 390 points. The previous trading day, Friday, …

Stock Markets

12 Money Hacks You Must Learn Now Or Regret It In 20 Years

If you’re a young professional, the lifestyle of your 40s will be dictated by your choices in the coming years, and even in the coming months. They …

Personal Finance

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

San Francisco

11 Major Misconceptions About the Black Lives Matter Movement

You might associate it with the fight against police brutality, but it's simply not true that it's a one-issue movement.<p>Since the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer in 2013 and the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, the phrase "black lives matter" has become a rallying cry …

Bernie Sanders

The American Dream Is Dead: Here’s Where It Went

The U.S. ranks among the lowest of developed countries for upward mobility, despite clinging to the mythology of Horatio Alger.<p>Look at a list of rags-to-riches billionaires, from Oprah to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, from immigrant investor George Soros to Jay-Z, and you’ll see a common thread. …

Jewels of Allah: The Untold Stories of Women In Iran

<i>"It is difficult to find many bright spots in the lives of Persian women. ... Their liberty of movement, of action, and of speech is curtailed. ... In the prevailing social condition ... they could not do anything unless [they were] helped by men. ... But some of the women maintain, and I agree</i> …

Academic Research
Israel

Saudi singer: People say, 'I hope you die, I hope you burn in hell, you're a slut.'

Rotana Tarabzouni has a voice, and she's not afraid to use it. "In a religious sense, there are always going to be people that are extremely offended with what I'm doing, there are always going to be people that think that what I'm doing is just blasphemy," she says.<p>Tarabzouni grew up in Dhahran, …

Saudi Arabia

Case proven: ivory trafficking funds terrorism

A sensational and shocking film provides the first direct evidence linking ivory trafficking to terrorism<p><i>Warlords of Ivory</i> shows the results of a year-long investigation by National Geographic reporter Bryan Christy. It documents atrocities committed against people and wildlife, on an almost …

Africa

Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner: Which One Are You?

Credit: Mavo/Shutterstock<p>Just because you run your own business doesn't mean you are an entrepreneur, new research suggests.<p>A study set to be …

Small Business

Nigerians Can Go Camping Too!!! See 5 Top Exotic Camp Sites In Jos | Nigeria’s Entertainment News, Music, Video, Lifestyle

Camping is green, adventurous, inexpensive, and the best way to get up close and personal with the most sumptuous scenery in any location.<p>If you are …

Hiking

Banksy Blasts Hollywood, Disney In Latest Prank Installation, “Dismaland”

1 of 23<p>Source: Forbes<p>2 of 23<p>Source: Newsweek<p>3 of 23<p>Stern theme park employees parade around Dismaland wearing frowns and ironic mouse ears. Source: …

Walt Disney Company

News agency criticised for describing Amal Clooney as 'actor's wife' in coverage of human rights trial

A respected news organisation has come under fire after referring to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as an “actor’s wife” in their coverage of a …

George Clooney

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

Self-improvement

Capitalism Explained. This Is So Accurate It Hurts.

<b>TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM:</b><p>You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the …

The refugee crisis and the inhuman face of European capitalism

28 August 2015<p>The horrific treatment of refugees seeking shelter in central Europe in recent weeks via the Balkans and Italy shows the brutal and …

North Africa

Poverty is sexist: African celebrities ally to kick poverty out of the continent

“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, it is an act of justice.” – Nelson Mandela<p>From 2012 to 2014, one in every nine person in the world …

Africa