Jason Coppola

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9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

The most productive people do a lot more than just stay busy.<p>Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from …

7 signs it's time to quit and look for a new job

At one point or another we've all dreamt about changing jobs. The reasons vary. For some, it's about money.<p>For others, it's about doing something with meaning or maybe the chance to create their own business.<p>As someone who's lived in 11 countries, worked in 10+ different companies and started a few …

Burnout

Why The Clock Is Ticking On The U.S. Equity Bull Market

Since early 2009, being "long" (that is, owning) the U.S. equity market has made a lot of investors a lot of money.<p>As measured by the S&P 500, U.S. …

The Very Best Upper-Body Exercise

The Pullover, Reinvented<p>Pullovers Work Damn Near Everything<p>Pullovers are one of the most underrated exercises. Besides improving stability and …

Your Best Habits Might Be Killing Your Success. Here's How to Find Out

Think you have the right habits to achieve your goals? They might be killing your success, instead.<p>Life coaches and business leaders from Tony Robbins to Steve Jobs have all extolled the importance of positive habits for achieving your wildest dreams. We all know how important it is to form the …

World's Smartest Physicist Thinks Science Can't Crack Consciousness

I’ve been writing a lot lately about consciousness, the ultimate enigma. I used to think why there is something rather than nothing is the ultimate …

What Is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Get to Mars?

The best ways that SpaceX could take humanity to the red planet.<p>It has been over 30 years since a human walked on a heavenly body that is not Earth, and many people think it's high time that we start shooting for the planets. SpaceX, for example, recently announced that it plans to send a Dragon …

How the Universe Solved the 'Hard Problem'

For some inexplicable reason the most common element in every possible experience -- consciousness -- has kept itself a secret. How the human brain produces consciousness -- if it does -- is an age-old question, currently traveling under the name of "the hard problem." Philosopher David Chalmers, …

Consciousness

These are the five exercises that you must do before leaving for work

This one is for all lazy bones out there who frown when they hear the word ‘exercise’. And this time, you cannot excuse yourself in pretext of being …

9 signs you'll never be rich

Contrary to popular belief, "everyone has the same opportunity to acquire wealth," says self-made millionaire Steve Siebold.<p>Is wealth in the cards …

The Fed robbed the poor and made the top 25% wealthier

When the next recession hits the US, the Fed will likely want to print more money to relieve the suffering. Unfortunately, there's no evidence that the last QE experiment boosted the economy, and I don't think the next will, either.<p>QE was nothing but a waste of $4 trillion—or a gift to the rich—at …

18 choices millionaires make that the rest of us don't

Getting rich isn't reserved for a lucky, select few.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of …

Self-improvement

28 Days to Massive Arms Workout Program

Let’s get one thing straight: the arms are small muscles. And we’re not just talking about your arms the way they appear now—no offense. The biceps …

The Fed was divided over whether to raise rates

The Fed's policy-setting arm — the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) — left its benchmark rate unchanged in March, as expected.<p>But what markets did not anticipate was a lowering of the Fed's forecast for rate increases this year from four to two.<p>The minutes showed that there must have been a …

The world is near a 'major turning point' in the currency wars

In the currency wars, it looks like a recent quiet period is over and war is entering a new major battle. The U.S. dollar went from an all-time low in August 2011 to a 10-year high in mid-2015. This dollar rally was fueled by the Fed's tightening policy that began in May 2013 with Bernanke's "taper …

Interest Rates

Has the Federal Reserve messed up?

America's central bank has two goals: get the country to full employment and keep the costs of goods stable.<p>The Federal Reserve can put a fat check mark next to those goals. So why is the central bank so hesitant to raise interest rates from almost near zero?<p>The U.S. is adding jobs at a pace that …

3 Types of Taxes That Only the Richest Americans Pay

Image source: Flickr user StockMonkey.com.<p>We're deep into the heart of tax season, which for the majority of procrastinating Americans means it's just about time to begin pulling out your hair. Preparing and filing taxes often means revisiting your financial history, including W-2s, receipts, and …

There was a secret meeting at the G20 to 'take down' the dollar

The term "Shanghaied" refers to the 19th-century practice of sailors forced to serve against their will on vessels bound for Shanghai and other ports in China. Victims were often from West Coast port cities such as San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Tactics used included kidnapping, beatings and …

Central Banks

The Best Camping Spots In California

California, with its impressive diverse terrains, is the best place for camping. From stargazing in the desert to leaping into a mountainous …

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>It's been shown over and over again that just thinking about something can cause your brain to release neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that allow it to …

The Brain

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Dark Matter

Foreign governments are dumping US debt at a record rate

Naturally, if the Chinese and the Japanese, and others, decided they didn't want to buy US debt anymore — at least not at the promised interest rate — then the US government would have to entice them and others to take on the debt by promising to pay a higher interest rate on it. In turn, this …

Interest Rates

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

This Former Wall Street Forex Trader Reveals How He Gets 4 BIG Winning Trades Per Month

After working on Wall Street as a trader for 23 years, and managing private client accounts for the past 13 years, I’ve seen a number of miracles …

Trading