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How Elon Musk Envisions Transforming Mars into Another Earth

Elon Musk has a pretty ambitious plan to get humans to live on Mars in 40 years. The key part, as he announced yesterday at the International …

What Lowe's Booming Sales Say About America's Housing Market

Higher spending by professional customers gave Lowe’s a big sales boost, as improving housing prices and a warm winter led homeowners to schedule …

3 countries desperately need to buy the world

This was an idea floated by HSBC economist Stephen King in a note on Wednesday morning called "Unhappy Families: The Case for International Policy Coordination."<p>The countries that he says should take on this buyer's burden are the US, Germany, and China. They have the savings (or the dollar power) …

How To Play The Oil Price Rebound

It’s not surprising that skepticism persists about signs of an oil industry rebound. After all, the sharp decline in oil prices since mid-2014 brought huge damage to a lot of industries and the stock market — particularly to investors in energy stocks. Indeed, the surprise 75% decline in oil has …

5 Necessities for Starting Your Own Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is not like climbing Everest -- in fact, 530,000 Americans do it every month. But knowing the common, unforeseen roadblocks new businesses run into will give you a competitive edge and set you up for success.<p>There are …

Small Business

How To Make Money From The Global Aging Megatrend

You’ve undoubtedly heard that people around the world are living longer. Next Avenue often publishes pieces about global aging, including the post I just wrote: <i>How Increasing Longevity Will Shape Our World</i>, featuring four of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers In Aging. Fine, fine, you say, but how do I …

How the Banks Stole Higher Education

Student debt is big business for the banks, and it's fucking us all over.<p>Most progressive-minded people share an inherent belief that education should be free, a universal human right rather than the privilege of a wealthy few. For the left, it's an article of faith. This is the way we progress in …

5 Things Most People Don't Understand About the National Debt

This is one of those ideas that sounds better than it actually is<p>Since this is an election year, you’re hearing a lot about the size of the national …

Intentionally unstable Water Pavilion lets visitors walk on the ocean

This breathtaking platform lets users walk into the sea in an experience that feels like floating in and on the water. For the Yeosu Expo in 2012, …

Climate and the inequality of nations

Countries grow richer as one moves away from the equator, and the same is generally true if one looks at differences among regions within countries. …

6 Easy-to-Acquire Habits That Will Help You Build Wealth

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,”</i>Aristotle said. And that’s good advice. Yet some habits are hard to …

Overcome Your Fear of Speaking to an Audience by Learning to Have Fun

<b>Sarah Kay:</b> Certainly when I think about performance in the classroom we focus on performance as process and not performance as product. I think a lot …

Sahara Desert Project to grow 10 hectares of food in Tunisian desert

With 75 percent of its country comprised of desert, it’s not easy for Tunisia to grow food. But the Sahara Forest Project aims to change that with a …

Renewable Energy

What You Need To Know About Life – Paul Miller

Around May time last year I learned something that would change the way I approach things and reduce the amount of stress that I had in my life. It …

Are we greening our cities, or just greenwashing them?

Architecture and urban design are in the throes of a green fever dream: Everywhere you look there are plans for "sustainable" buildings, futuristic eco-cities, even vertical aquaponic farms in the sky, each promising to redeem the ecologically sinful modern city and bring its inhabitants back into …

Los Angeles

The Week in Luxury Cars: BMW's M2, McLaren's 570 GT, Maserati's First-Ever SUV, and More

From behind-the-wheel reviews to first-looks at models soon to debut, here’s this week’s luxury auto dispatch in a nutshell.<p><b>In the Spotlight</b><p>A full week ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, McLaren launched a preemptive bid to win headlines with its early unveiling of the 2017 570 GT.<p>“The 570GT will be …

Autos

What Happens When You Look at Someone?

<b>What happens when you look at someone?</b><p><i>The Practice:</i><p><b>See beings, not bodies.</b><p><i>Why?</i><p>When we encounter someone, usually the mind automatically slots the person into a category: man, woman, your friend Tom, the kid next door, etc. Watch this happen in your own mind as you meet or talk with a co-worker, …

Mindfulness

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

Time Management

What marijuana does to your body and brain

Marijuana, best-known for its "feel-good" effects and touted for its ability to relieve various symptoms of illness and disease, can also be damaging, especially when overused. When weed's active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), hits the brain, it causes cells to release dopamine. It is a …

Reward Systems

Humans will live underwater in 100 years' time as the population is squeezed out of cities

A report predicts underground cities and floating neighbours will become commonplace in the next century<p>One hundred years from now, the human population will be living in underwater cities and in 3D-printed homes, according to a study that looks at the future of living.<p>Buildings and interiors will …

If you're thinking about retiring overseas, consider these places

<b>Overseas places to retire (Financial Advisor)</b><p>Financial Advisor shared Live and Invest Overseas' list of top places for Americans to retire outside of the US. Algarve, Portugal, heads the list because of its low cost of living, cheap real estate, and the ability to speak English. Coming in second is …

Wells Fargo

Nobody Likes the Obama Economy

In New Hampshire, voters in both parties are worried.<p>President Obama strode into the White House press room last Friday to deliver an economic pep talk. “So unemployment, deficits, gas prices are all down. Jobs, wages, and the rate of the insured are up,” he said. “The United States of America, …

New Hampshire

This is the end of marriage, capitalism and God. Finally!

<b>Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke in "Girls" (HBO/Mark Schafer)</b><p>My fellow boomers might mock millennials, but what if the new generation has the big questions absolutely right?<p>Jeff DeGraff<p>February 6, 2016 2:29pm (UTC)<p>The next big thing isn’t a clever gadget or miracle …

Idealism

An Arab billionaire shares his explosive views on Obama, Iran, ISIS, and what falling oil prices will do to the Middle East

This is the second year in a row we spoke with this investor.<p>Last year, the investor agreed to answer our questions, but only if we redacted his name and only referred to him as an "Arab" investor and billionaire. We went with the same set up this year so we could get the most honest outlook on …

Middle East

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the Mysterious."<p>When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scientists questioned whether someone who professed a strong belief in God was qualified to …

Stephen Hawking

3. Smaller Brains

It might seem disturbing, but it looks like our brains are actually smaller than they used to be. Despite the fact that we think we're pretty smart …

A Seller Of Marijuana-Related Domain Names Expects A Very Big Year

Drew Riegel makes a six-figure salary in the marijuana business without touching the plant, holding any physical inventory, or hiring any employees. Instead, he closely watches the development of the emerging industry, identifies the web domain names the players there might want, and buys them. …

Domain Names

McDonald's new plan to dominate fast food is angering some franchisees

Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski expects the company to report a 4.1% increase in US same-store sales for the fourth quarter ending December 2015, based on franchisee responses to the survey.<p>That would mark McDonald's best quarterly same-store sales performance in four years.<p>But several operators are …

McDonald's

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …