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How To Prepare For The Coming Stock Market Crash

Economists are cautioned to predict what or when, but never both. While not an economist, I’ll heed this advice and predict what. The stock market will crash in dramatic fashion.<p>It’s inescapable. Central banks have driven rates into the ground. According to the WSJ, there is more than $11 trillion …

Stock Markets

How to Find a Great Cash-Back Credit Card

It’s no wonder that cash-back credit cards are the most popular kind of rewards card available. For doing very little, you get back money for every …

I tried Hopscotch, the surprisingly powerful app that lets you make small games without coding

But for those who want to learn more about coding but are perhaps intimidated by the steep learning curve, there's Hopscotch, an iPhone and iPad app designed to help people create simple games by giving them a playground with objects to play around with, instead of a blank screen and blinking …

iPad Apps

20 Reasons London Is the Most Exciting City in the World

A wise man once said, 'Once you are tired of London, you are tired of life," and I am pretty sure this is the truest thing ever said. If you can't find something you like to do in London, you are pretty much incapable of finding things to do period. This city has absolutely everything, and there …

England

Q&A with Jim Brikman: Splitting Up a Codebase into Microservices and Artifacts | LinkedIn Engineering

Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and author.<p>As a software engineer at LinkedIn, he helped build the company's …

Microservices

Coding Jarvis in Python in 2016

It’s tough for an erstwhile Iron Man to work on creating their personal AI assistant on the weekends. Like any other time-pressured inventor without …

Speech Recognition

Beyond The 401k: Retirement Savings For The Rich

The 401(k) plan is the single best wealth accumulation vehicle available to the vast majority of Americans. At today’s contribution limits, you can defer $18,000 of income — and $24,000 if you’re 50 or older — tax free.<p>That’s great for middle-class Americans, and many can meet those goals with a …

Retirement

10 Awesome AngularJS Tutorials to Kick-Start your Web Programming Projects

AngularJS (commonly referred to as “Angular” or “Angular.js”) is an open-source web application framework mainly maintained by Google and by a …

JavaScript

How to Build an Easy, Beginner “Set and Forget” Investment Portfolio

Many people don’t invest because it seems overly complicated. But if you want to build wealth, investing now is the easiest way to do so—and <i>anyone</i> …

Retirement

The One Money Move to Make Before the End of the Year

When you rebalance your mix of stocks and bonds, make sure you shift the right slices.<p>The end of the year is a natural time to rebalance—that is, …

NFL Week 12 Picks: Cowboys stun Panthers, Seahawks over Steelers

If you're wondering which NFL teams are going to win in Week 12, you've come to the right place.<p>After 52 weeks of waiting, it's finally Thanksgiving …

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

This App Alerts You If Your Food Is About To Go Bad, Then Tells You How To Cook It

The back of the fridge will no longer be where food goes to spoil.<p>Before your spinach gets slimy or your strawberries start to sprout tiny forests of mold, a new app will remind you they’re hidden in the back of your fridge. Then it suggests a few recipes to use them up.<p>“We wanted to try to start …

Investing legend Jack Bogle shares his top tip — and it’s something anyone can do

In fact, it's simple enough for even beginning investors to execute: <b>Invest in low-cost index funds.</b> This subset of mutual funds includes those that are broadly diversified, hold many stocks, and operate with minimal expenses.<p>That's what John "Jack" Bogle, founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard …

These 5 Kits Can Teach Kids About Computers and Coding

As adults and parents, we’re quick to point out how much simpler—and therefore better—things were when we were young. Instead of iPads, we had books. …

Kids

5 Top-Rated Mutual Funds for Your Retirement Portfolio (HICOX, GTLIX) | Investopedia

Investing in mutual funds has its advantages and disadvantages. The biggest advantage to investing in a mutual fund is broad diversification. That …

Scratch – the website to teach kids the idea behind coding

These days, even having a bit of understanding of what coding is and how it works will help you in a variety of ways. Scratch is a free website to …

Book review: Teach Your Kids to Code by Bryson Payne

While researching my article about Python Turtle Graphics for Opensource.com, I came across Bryson Payne's new book, <i>Teach Your Kids to Code</i>. It's …

First Code’s Michelle Sun Is Teaching Kids To Code In Hong Kong

As the #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag continues to gain traction, you’ll be hearing more about geeks who break the stereotypes of what programmers should be like. One such example is Michelle Sun, the founder of First Code Academy, a company that teaches schoolchildren as young as 6 years old how to …

Hong Kong

If You Sit at a Computer All Day This Mobility Exercise Will Change Your Life in 30 Seconds

If you're like me, you probably spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen.<p>In fact, you probably spend a lot of time in a hunched over position. Whether it's sitting at a desk, in a car, or on the couch, the default position for many people is shoulders forward, hips flexed, back slightly …

Hips

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Entertainment