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Economics Nobel Prize Winner Radically Redefined What It Means To Be Poor

Princeton professor Angus Deaton won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for his work on consumption, income and poverty.<p>Much of his work focuses on how to measure poverty around the world. The question of who is poor, he says, is very easy to determine at a community level. …

Economics

Premiers endorse climate change plan

Ontario and Quebec have seized the leadership of a long-promised Canadian energy strategy, shifting the focus to climate change and clean energy from the pipeline agenda.<p>At the closing session of their annual conference on Prince Edward Island, premiers released the outline of the Canadian Energy …

The World Bank says giving money to entrepreneurs might be the best jobs program

The World Bank may have some new advice for developing countries: Give away millions of dollars to random entrepreneurs.<p>That’s the implication of a study on development grants (pdf) produced by the international bank’s research group, led by economist David McKenzie. In 2011, then-Nigerian finance …

World Bank

17 Beautiful Places To Go Camping Around Sydney

All within a three-hour drive from the CBD.

Know Thyself: How to Develop Self-Awareness

Source: Unsplash.com<p>How well do you know yourself? How deeply do you understand your motivations?<p>If you’re on this website, you probably know the …

Psychology

Articles about tunquen treasure on Dwell.com - Dwell

A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a...<p>Ambra Medda, cofounder and creative director of design resource L’ArcoBaleno, tells us what home goods she treasures.<p>No matter where you're located or what time of the year …

Frank Lloyd Wright

12 Life Lessons To Teach Your Kids That Might Make Them Billionaires Someday

Even the best MBA programs teach you how to go to work for that guy rather than be that guy.<p><i>What are good ways to prepare my kids to become billionaires? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Charles Tips, venture entrepreneur, on Quora:</b><p>I once had a venture …

High School

Physicist David Bohm and Philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti on Love, Intelligence, and How to Transcend the Wall of Being

“One cannot accumulate love.”<p>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,” Carl Sagan wrote in his meditation on science and spirituality, “we will have failed.”<p>Between April and September of 1980, as Sagan’s <i>Cosmos</i> was making its debut and …

Russian billionaire hands two 'stolen' Picassos to French authorities

Dmitri Rybolovlev, the billionaire Russian art collector, hands French judges two paintings that Picasso's stepdaughter insists were stolen and sold without her knowledge<p>A Russian billionaire has handed in to French authorities two Picassos, valued at £20 million, that the artist’s stepdaughter …

Millions to be thrown into poverty as World Bank shifts threshold

The World Bank is to raise its global poverty measure by 50pc to about $1.90 per day<p>Millions of people across the world will be classed as living below the poverty line when the World Bank makes the largest revision to its global measure in a quarter of a century.<p>The UN has said that 836m people …

World Bank

Italy Beyond the Bucket List

You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down around the ankle and heel, …

Beautiful Houses: bm Modular One House

Today we will show you a beautiful house in Bethesda, Maryland, a project by Robert M. Gurney. This project shows that you can have a pretty stylish …

Real Estate

Your gut bacteria may begin to eat your intestines without this key nutrient

Trillions of bacteria line our digestive tracts, and they're extremely important. They support digestion by breaking down tough plant fibers, and …

You Never Thought You Needed A Mobile Private Island... Until Now

Why visit a private island when you could design your own... and drive it anywhere you want?<p>The Migaloo Kokomo Ailand is taking yachting -- and luxury in general -- to a borderline ridiculous new level, with a mobile private island design that rivals even the most elite of tropical beach clubs.<p>At a …

Sea Level

The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how great your business model is, how profitable you are or how many investors are interested in supporting your business, you can't survive if you can’t manage your company’s cash flow.<p>In fact, a prominent study from the …

Small Business

What's the Big Deal With Those Persian Gulf Airlines?

<i>(Even in economy class, Etihad Airlines offers little touches like neck pillows and three meal choices. Photo: George Hobica)</i><p>Those fancy Middle Eastern airlines -- Etihad, Emirates, Qatar and, to a lesser extent, Turkish -- have been in the news a lot lately, mostly thanks to the major U.S. and …

Abu Dhabi

4 Reasons My Six-Figure Job Led to an Unhappy Life

Although a six figure salary doesn't carry the same cachet as it once did, it's still a sign of status and success. During my corporate career and now in my work as a coach, I've observed so many who have worked their butts off trying to achieve a six-figure income. In the process, many of these …

Happiness

7 Secret Caribbean Islands You'll Want to Keep to Yourself

Caribbean

16 photos that will make you want to travel to the Philippines

It's the ultimate paradise for beach bums, divers, and adventurers.<p>The country offers a vast array of waterfalls, lagoons, caves, and beaches, among other attractions.<p>Keep scrolling for some of the Philippine's must sees.

South-east Asia

4 Ways To Master Any Skill and Achieve Greatness

In my journey to become a better person, to have a great life and to do what I love to do, I have discovered that there was a simple attitude that …

Motivation

Role of the World Bank in the Post-2015 Agenda

This past weekend, world leaders assembled at the United Nations in New York City to formally adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals, a new and historic commitment to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change.<p>This ambitious agenda can be …

3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Air Miles

<i>By Jamie Lowe for WhereTraveler</i><p>We sat down with airline rewards program experts to dig deep and find the tricks of the trade concerning airline rewards credit cards. Because everyone loves a free flight and great in-flight perks, right?<p>You can use these tips from the pros to help you understand …

Procrastination Is Complete Failure

Unconscious Procrastination is one of the single greatest obstacles hindering productivity and success. To reach your optimal productivity you need …

Procrastination

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

World Bank economist Kaushik Basu proves Pythagorean Theorem (2,600 years late)

<b>New York:</b> World Bank economist Kaushik Basu has proved that when it comes to right triangles, a² + b² = c². This merits the briefest of footnotes in …

College Life Hacks for To Help With Memorization, Procrastination and Saving Money

The latest episode of How to Adult offers 9 handy college hacks for study tips, motivation and money.<p>College, the transition into adulthood for many …

Procrastination

6 Amazing Talents You Never Knew Penises Had | Women's Health

Alyssa Zolna<p>While you probably think of a penis as a device designed to inject semen, it’s also engineered to remove the semen of competitors, suggests research from the State University of New York, Albany.<p>You know that ridge at the base of the penis head—the raised part just north of the shaft? …

How to Make Your Body Speak the Language of Success

Research shows that 60 to 90 percent of our communication with others is nonverbal, which means the body language we use is extremely important.<p>In addition, it's especially important to make a good first impression. Why? Because within the first few minutes of meeting someone, we are already making …

Self-help

As Your Startup Grows, Here Is Who to Hire When (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Knowing who to hire when is just as important as picking the right people for each role.<p>As a small company, when resources are tight, every new team member has to add a lot of value to drive growth. And as you scale, your staffing needs …

Entrepreneurship

Reliable data is the answer to Africa’s $1 trillion agriculture opportunity

It is a truth universally acknowledged that access to reliable data in Africa is a massive challenge.<p>Just last week, the World Bank gave $50 million to the Kenyan Bureau of Statistics to help the body with better accumulation of data. “High-quality data are critical to measure progress in growing …

World Bank