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Londoners' incomes - the data in detail

Figures recently compiled by the Greater London Authority reveal both variations in average incomes within the capital and changes over time<p>There are various ways to quantify how rich or poor Londoners are and plenty of interpretations of whichever statistics you look at. The Greater London …

Americans Prioritize Wealth Over Health

In funding retirement, we are essentially on our own.<p>The era of the company pension plan is long gone and according to a recent study by Schwab Retirement Services, it appears that Americans are understanding the important role participation in their 401(k) can play in their financial future.<p>“When …

Goldman Sachs says this chart looks like this only when there's about to be a recession

Volatility in stock trading is not, on its own, an indicator of a decline in economic activity. But it does usually indicate that investors are nervous and twitchy about the way things are going, therefore trading their shares more frequently. That scenario often occurs right before the economy …

One Thing You Have to Master to Succeed in Business and in Life

This may well be the most important factor in determining your professional and personal success.<p>One thing I've realized about the most successful people I've met is that whatever their varied personalities and idiosyncrasies, there is one attribute they consistently share: high "conversational …

Leadership

Want To Start A Successful Company? Read These Five Books First

There’s an old saying in the rare coin business. That is: “buy the book before you buy the coin.” The same thing, I would say, goes for folks who want to start their own businesses. But where do you start? I asked Ted D. Zoller, the director for entrepreneurial studies at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler …

Watch moment 'alien UFO' flies within sight of International Space Station as it orbits Earth

Are aliens keeping an extraterrestrial eye on Nasa's International Space Station?<p>Footage of a orb soaring nearby in a new clip has made some people …

Space Station

The Rise of the Functioning Alcoholic: Is Getting Drunk After 30 Still as Fun?

Alcohol has unfortunately been a theme in my life for some time. At the age of 15, I had two people in my life abuse alcohol and other substances to the point where they could no longer function successfully in society. At the age of 15, I became an adult, and never looked back. I watched first …

The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>This article by Professor James Tracy first published in August 2015 is of particular relevance in relation to the “fake news” campaign directed</i> …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

The CEO of this $30 billion company gives half of his gross income to charity

Long ago, he publicly vowed to give an increasing percentage of his gross income to charity and he's now up to 50%, he tells Business Insider.<p>"I make a lot of money so I can give a lot of money away. We have a small foundation, but most of it we just give directly from our revenue and overall …

Dos and don’ts to preserve your brainpower

From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, here are six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.<p>Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance …

Overcoming a basic psychological barrier could be the difference between earning just enough and getting rich

"The biggest thing holding back most people from striking it big are their thoughts, beliefs and philosophies about money," writes self-made millionaire and author of "How Rich People Think," Steve Siebold.<p>Certified financial planner Douglas Obey echoes this belief in his book, "Money & The Human …

Marijuana fights diabetes, another study confirms

A study in the February issue of the journal <i>Obesity</i> found that regular cannabis users had a lower body mass index, lower fat percentages, and lower fasting insulin — adding to the growing body of research debunking the ‘fat, munchie-chomping stoner’ stereotype.<p>Canadian researchers looked at 786 …

Advocates Say Marijuana Legalization In Arizona Could Generate $40 Million A Year For Schools

Still, the Democratic and Republican parties in the state could not be more divided on the issue.<p>The backers of a proposed 2016 Arizona ballot initiative that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol in the state estimate that if the measure makes it on the ballot and is …

Claims that marijuana smell offensive go up in smoke, odor ruled nicer than garbage

The smell of marijuana is not inherently offensive, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. The court tossed out charges against a man who …

Berlin's Increasingly Unhappy Relationship With Marijuana

The discovery of 700 marijuana plants is just the latest in an ongoing saga in and around Kreuzberg’s Görlitzer Park.<p>There’s something special about the illegal Berlin cannabis plantation uncovered Monday. The 700 plants the city’s police just discovered were not hidden away in some attic, but …

Users describe the terrifying effects of the drug some are calling 'weaponized marijuana'

New York City's police commissioner, William Bratton, recently said that the drug, which he referred to as "weaponized marijuana" is of "great and growing concern" to the city's police force, which has seen a spike in hospitalizations from the drug.<p>Erowid Center, a non-profit psychoactive drug …

Cannabis

Should you buy a home or invest?

<i>This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson.</i><p>The path toward retirement and financial independence usually involves buying a home and investing for …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Happiness

Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on the brain

DALLAS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Generally speaking, the smaller a person's hippocampus -- a part of the brain associated with learning and memory -- the …

3 Effective Ways to Beat Procrastination

What your life would be like if you kept promises to yourself, did whatever you needed or wanted to do, set the goals and actually achieved them? …

Stoner action-thriller 'American Ultra' needs more dope, smarts and humor

Those who enjoy the recreational use of marijuana — stoners, as they are commonly known — are often thought to be a listless, inactive bunch. Mellow, one could say. Which makes the idea of a high-energy action film centered on some stoners seem, while not without precedent, funny.<p>The notion of …

Action Movies

25 Cities Worth Moving to If You Want to Launch a Business

VIP Contributor<p>Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In business -- as in real estate -- it’s all about location, location, location. Despite the rise in remote-work arrangements, this sentiment holds true even if you don’t …

Small Business

Three of the most influential Alien Species on Earth

<b>There is a worldwide debate going on about aliens. There are people who believe that we have been visited in the past by extraterrestrial beings, and</b> …

The 10 Lessons I Learned in More Than 10 Years as an Entrepreneur

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are plenty of articles online these days focused on helping entrepreneurs make it big quickly. This has caused founders to stop focusing on building a sustainable business brick by brick and instead have their sights on …

Entrepreneurship

6 simple tricks to improve the way you react to stress

As our stress levels increase, our response continues over a long period of time and puts our work effectiveness and health levels at risk.<p>Once we've identified our stressors, it's crucial to learn how to reverse our stress response, writes Elizabeth Scott in her book "8 Keys to Stress …

The Surprising Way to Truly Unconditional Wealth and Happiness

Contentment is the greatest wealth. Why not find more contentment in your life, starting right now?<p>Want less to live more.<p>It's an age-old adage we've heard time and again. Happiness, as we know very well, is toxic if it is dependent on material, goal-oriented goods. To embody the philosophy, …

Happiness

Stock market correction could be the new financial crisis

The FTSE 100 index peaked on 27 April, just before the general election, and has been on the slide ever since. It is now down more than 10% from its peak, so fulfilling the definition of a correction.<p>On the face of it, there seems to have been no real reason for the slide in the FTSE 100 over the …

Disgust in Rome at mafia don's glamour funeral complete with Godfather music

Photograph: Massimo Percossi/AP<p>A banner showing Vittorio Casamonica and reading King of Rome hangs from the facade of the Don Bosco church in …