Michael Konig

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12 high-paying side jobs you can do in your free time

If you’re looking to earn some extra money, gain experience in a new field or industry, fill some free time, or find a summer gig, side jobs can fill …

Employment

Mindfulness may have been over-hyped

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for millennia – and today is a billion-dollar business. But how much does the practice really change our health?<p>In late 1971, US Navy veteran Stephen Islas returned from Vietnam, but the war continued to rage in his head. “I came very close to committing …

Mindfulness

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Just Dropped the Best Business Advice You'll Read Today

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqués. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

Jeff Bezos

The Bull And Bear Cases For EOS

<i>Disclosure: Multicoin Capital owns both ETH and EOS.</i><p>The first blockchains based on the EOS.io software are going to launch in June. The market is excited about this launch: the EOS token is up nearly 150% in the last 30 days.<p>Multicoin Capital, the hedge fund I cofounded, just published a formal …

Q&A: How an Economist Unlocked Hidden Truths About School Choice

Parag Pathak, recently named the nation’s most impressive economist under 40, has focused much of his career on using economic modeling to study and improve school choice.<p>The Wall Street Journal spoke with Mr. Pathak, a 37-year-old MIT economist who joined the elite group of recipients of the …

A Closer Look at the Cannabis Market

Before you jump into starting a cannabis business, find out what the outlook is for this currently booming industry.<p><i>The following excerpt is from</i> <i>The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.</i> <i>and</i> <i>Javier Hasse</i><i>’s book</i> Start Your Own Cannabis Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>…

How to retire ridiculously early

Ever dreamed of retiring in your 30s or 40s? These people did it, fueled by an extreme code of frugality called the FIRE movement.<p>Bianca DiValerio …

52 Things That Can Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Even on a budget, you can create a home that looks straight out of a luxury magazine.<p>Take note of the preexisting features in your home you can …

Home Decorating

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I had learned these 7 lessons when I was younger. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life:<p>Health is priority #1<p>…

Looking into the Future: 21 new jobs of the next decade

Image: Shutterstock<p>Work has been central to humans for millennia and shall always be. It has constantly changed to suit the times we live in. Over …

Coming Attractions: The Rise of VR Porn

The porn industry may have changed a lot in the digital age, but some things still live up to the stereotype. Like, say, this house in the San …

Virtual Reality

Hemp Is the Multibillion-Dollar Cannabis Opportunity Few Have Heard About

If the move to make it legal succeeds, entire industries could be revolutionized.<p>6 min read<p>Today, the U.S. is the world’s largest consumer of hemp products. But because of the federal prohibition imposed on cannabis and hemp, the U.S. is importing an estimated $100 million of hemp products each …

How to be a teenage tycoon

Meet the teenage entrepreneurs making millions between them.<p>Akshay Ruparelia is 19 and has an online estate agency valued at £12m.<p>Kate and Annie Madden are 17 and 16 respectively and their supplement to prevent stomach ulcers in horses is used by five royal families around the world.<p>Henry Patterson …

'Killer robots': AI experts call for boycott over lab at South Korea university

Developing autonomous weapons would make the security situation on the Korean peninsula worse. Toby Walsh, professor at University of New South Wales<p>Artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns a new lab in partnership with a …

Artificial Intelligence

The Saudi Crown Prince Thinks He Can Transform the Middle East. Should We Believe Him?

There may not even be a name for what the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has been doing in the U.S. for three weeks, but he has been doing a lot of it. …

With 5 Quick Clicks, You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Social Media

If You Held Bitcoins In 2017 Put Your Tax Return On Extension

The IRS has issued a reminder about the reporting requirements for virtual currency transactions. It is a strong reminder.<p>Taxpayers who do not properly report the income tax consequences of virtual currency transactions can be audited for those transactions and, when appropriate, can be liable for …

How Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could kill off cash

National governments are also looking into creating virtual currencies of their own.<p>Virtual currencies have been part of the world’s monetary system since 2009, when Bitcoin became the first of what is now a handful of these so-called cryptocurrencies.<p>Digital currency transactions take place in …

Cryptocurrency

If you’re over 40 and work, you’re in for some big surprises

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Boomers and Gen X-ers: Your working world is in for major disruptions between now and …

Retirement

Amazon's latest benefit targeted to millennials reveals how terrifyingly powerful the company has become

If millennials couldn't live without Amazon before, they certainly won't be able to live without it now.<p>The e-commerce giant is in talks with banking's big leagues, including JPMorgan Chase and Capital One, about creating an Amazon-branded checking account for its customers, the Wall Street Journal …

Nasa slams Elon Musk’s SpaceX for launching a Tesla car into the heavens

It was hailed as the future of space exploration.<p>But Nasa has taken a dig at Elon Musk for sending a Tesla Roadster into the heavens during the test …

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

Bitcoin, LiteCoin, Ethereum and Ripple prices to soar in cryptocurrency boom during 2018, experts predict

The price of Bitcoin will shoot up by almost 3,000% during 2018, experts have predicted.<p>A group of 13 experts have suggested Bitcoin will be the best …

In an Unexpected Move, Amazon Just Made Its Biggest Announcement Since Acquiring Whole Foods

This could be the biggest thing since self-driving cars.<p>There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. And there definitely aren't any lines.<p>At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your …

eCommerce

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Upgrade Gets Some Hands-On Testing

Lightning Network, a technology that many hope will make the Bitcoin payment network substantially more efficient, is becoming a reality. Standards …

Dreyfus Teams With Banks for First Agriculture Blockchain Trade

The blockchain is now part of the route from farm to table.<p>Louis Dreyfus Co., one of the world’s biggest foodstuffs traders, teamed up with Dutch and …

These Major Companies Hold The Most Blockchain Patents

This article originally appeared in Motley Fool.<p>If you've been waiting for the greatest thing since sliced bread to come along, cryptocurrencies …

There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin’s Energy Appetite

SAN FRANCISCO — Creating a new Bitcoin requires electricity. A lot of it.<p>In the virtual currency world this creation process is called “mining.” There is no physical digging, since Bitcoins are purely digital. But the computer power needed to create each digital token consumes at least as much …

Bitcoin

Watch the First Footage of a Tesla Semi in the Real World

Just two months after its official unveiling, the Tesla Semi is really really real.<p>A UPS worker in California last week captured the first known …

What it’s really like to be sued by a patent troll — and how to stop it

Patent trolls, more formally known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), are entities that acquire patents for the sole purpose of suing companies in order to monetize them. They also happen to make a habit of piling on a tremendous amount of added work, expense, and stress onto legitimate operating …