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HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Selling Drones, Beach Towels, and More, These Millennial-Owned Startups Scored Big on 'Shark Tank' | Inc.com

<i>Shark Tank</i> is famous for changing the lives of its entrepreneur contestants--for better or worse.<p>While nearly half of those handshake agreements fall apart after taping, <i>Forbes</i> reported, a good chunk turn into concrete deals for burgeoning business owners. And according to the show's official …

Russell Simmons: Trump has unified people towards a common goal

Entrepreneur Russell Simmons is teaming up with an interfaith coalition for an anti-Trump rally dubbed "I Am Muslim, Too."

The American Psychiatric Association issues a warning: No psychoanalyzing Donald Trump

Donald Trump had a very bad week — so bad that some were asking whether something was wrong with him. Like, really wrong.<p>"We’re asking ourselves — I didn’t say this, but this is what everybody is saying: Is Donald Trump a sociopath?" MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said.<p><i>[Video: Donald Trump's really,</i> …

Mental Health

Melania Trump attacked for reciting 'The Lord's Prayer' at campaign rally

Leftists on social media tore into First Lady Melania Trump, mocking her accent and religion and branding her everything from a hostage to a whore – all for the secular offense of reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.”<p>Melania Trump began President Trump’s rally Saturday in Florida by delivering the prayer, …

Week Ahead On Wall Street: Warren Buffett Publishes Annual Letter, Retailers Unleash Earnings

Warren Buffett has been making quite a splash with his investments in recent weeks, piling into the airlines he once called a “death trap” and nearly quadrupling his stake in Apple. At the same time he has all but given up on Wal-Mart. Investors will be given a further glimpse into the …

Wall Street

Chill out about Trump because life is short, says Warren Buffett’s 93-year-old investing partner

Donald Trump has been president of the United States for less than a month. If the rest of his term is as chaotic as the past few weeks, the US, and the world, could be in for a wild ride.<p>But Charlie Munger, the 93-year-old vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, thinks everyone should chill out. …

5 Reasons Why Non-Digital Time Management Is More Productive

As technological innovation marches forward in so many aspects of life, there is a movement gaining momentum to return to the past in search of something important that progress may have left behind.<p>No, you can’t beat the convenience of streaming and digitized music, but the listening experience …

Time Management

These Granny Panties Are Better Than Whatever Underwear You’re Wearing Now

Grandma wore them for a reason.<p>One of the great joys in life as a woman is that moment away from the male gaze. Those moments when you don't have to worry about your posture, or the length of your skirt, or if someone is going to bother you while you’re trying to listen to music. Those pure, true …

Scientists Have Cooled an Object Beyond The Icy Limits of Known Physics

What's cooler than cool?<p>For the first time, physicists have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature colder than previously thought possible, …

Quantum Physics

Beginner Robotics: Understanding How Simple Sensors Work

For a robot to truly be considered a robot, it must be able to sense and affect its environment. That’s why sensors are so crucial to robotics, and understanding how to use them to make a robot smart is vital for any budding roboticist. I recently launched a Kickstarter and we’re actually giving …

Let a new robotic ball play with your lonely pet when you aren't home

LAS VEGAS — Gosh!'s new easyPlay pet ball is either your dog's new best friend, or its greatest nightmare.<p>The easyPlay is a goofy little robotic ball …

Pets

These Robot Race Cars Make Machine Logic Fun

Sam Labs’ DIY Hot Wheels are the perfect foot in the door for the neonate coder.<p>Products that teach kids to code abound. From videogames to board games to robots to throwable smartballs, pretty much every notable new toy is all about tricking kids into inducting themselves into the basics of …

Study The Ultimate Scientific Essentials Course Online Now

A crash course in science.<p>As the holidays approach, we're all feeling a bit burnt out and defeated by the mess that was 2016.<p>But the good news is …

5 Emerging Technology Trends for Manufacturers in 2017 - Manufacturing Talk Radio Podcast

The manufacturing industry has continued to push through the fourth industrial revolution known as Industry 4.0. Manufacturers are realizing that …

The Terrifying Atlas Robot Can Now Walk Across Rubble Because We Can’t Be Safe Anywhere

We’ve been following Boston Dynamics’s Atlas robot with some interest for years. It started out as Boston Dynamics’ DARPA-funded project which was hilariously clumsy, but soon after Google bought the company, Atlas got an upgrade. Now it’s no longer tethered to its power source and just keeps …

Robotics

The Victoria’s Secret 2016 show

FASHION NEWS<p><b>The annual Victoria’s Secret show took place last night at the Grand Palais in Paris. From Taylor Hill to Bella Hadid and Elsa Hosk, the</b> …

What DirecTV Now Means for Hollywood, Netflix, Pay TV

One Wall Street observer says the new offer could mitigate pay TV subscriber erosion and, along with other expected streaming video service launches, …

Watch This Drone Gun Take Down Drones In Flight

In the US, it can only be used by the government officials and law enforcement.<p>This drone gun won't destroy your drone, but it will take it down from over a mile away. By disabling signals keeping the drone afloat, such as GPS, the "DroneGun" can knock a drone off its course, keeping it from …

Mathematicians Measure Infinities and Find They’re Equal

Two mathematicians have proved that two different infinities are equal in size, settling a long-standing question. Their proof rests on a surprising …

Why patients are shelling out thousands for 'concierge medicine'

Five years ago, while Paul Cernuto was mountain biking on a Friday afternoon, he suddenly developed a severe headache.<p>“It was excruciating — I couldn’t even pedal to the car,’’ says Cernuto, who lives in Martinsville, NJ, and owns a landscaping company.<p>The then-44-year-old dialed his internist, …

19 gift ideas for the space nerd in your life

Space Exploration

PocketLab Voyager And Weather Allows You To Explore Science Anywhere (video)

Anyone who would like to learn more about the world around them using sensors may be interested in a new generation of PocketLab devices which have …

Learn the Russian alphabet in ten minutes

With Putin and Russia in the news more and more thanks to Trump and Steven Seagal, maybe it's high time to learn how to pronounce Russian text. …

Want to know how planets like Jupiter form? Use a supercomputer

Astronomers set up two theories explaining how gaseous giant planets like Jupiter or Saturn could be born. A bottom-up formation mechanism states …

Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump ally tweets caustic comment about Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump's campaign Tuesday night said that he “denounces hate in any form” and disavowed support for his candidacy offered by a newspaper associated with the Ku Klux Klan.<p>The campaign's statement came hours after the Crusader devoted its front page to Trump's well-known campaign slogan.<p>“ ‘Make …

Beyond Trump vs Clinton: A scientist’s guide to the US election

The congressional races and state ballot measures that could shape US science.<p>The presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is …

Obama health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one …