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The future of oil - Breaking the habit

Special report<p>Breaking the habitThe future of oil<p>AT THE TURN of the 20th century, the most malodorous environmental challenge facing the world’s big …

Saudi Aramco

There may be an evolutionary reason suburbia feels so miserable

As Alex Balashov outlined for Quartz, so much of American suburbia is characterized by its surplus of cookie-cutter homes, odd and winding streets, and random smattering of trees that barely qualify as nature.<p>The feeling you're often left with in these towns is one of general malaise, a vague sense …

Wikimedia

14 garden tricks to make it look like you hired a pro

It's wonderful to be good friends with your neighbours, but it's ok to admit that you want your house and garden to be a little nicer than theirs. …

NASA’s List Of The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Back in the late ‘80s, NASA was looking for ways to detoxify the air in its space stations. So it conducted a study to determine the most effective …

Houseplants

The real reason women seem to always go for jerks

If you ever feel like jerks always get the girl, you’re not wrong: New Austrian research confirms that women are more interested in dating guys with narcissistic personality traits.<p>But it’s the confidence—not narcissism—she’s really attracted to, the study suggests.<p>The researchers surveyed people …

Psychology

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

Predict the Future: How to Improve the Accuracy of Forecasts

Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner, the authors of ‘Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction,’ explain why precision precedes accuracy<p>SIX YEARS AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, the probability of a third seemed high and rising. The Soviets had the bomb; Europe was riddled with tripwires. …

Data Science

The Race to Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up

A German-born entrepreneur, Ahlborn made a small fortune founding alternative energy companies in Italy, moved to the U.S., and lost that fortune shortly after. At one point, he found himself waiting tables to make ends meet while pursuing another startup. He took a lesson in unreliability from …

High-speed Rail

Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions

The brain looks like a featureless expanse of folds and bulges, but it’s actually carved up into invisible territories. Each is specialized: Some groups of neurons become active when we recognize faces, others when we read, others when we raise our hands.<p>On Wednesday, in what many experts are …

The Brain

Underwater in the Las Vegas Desert, Years After the Housing Crash

LAS VEGAS — Michael Hutchings bet it all when he built his 3,300-square-foot dream home on a strip of rock-strewn desert gazing west toward the Las Vegas Strip. He had made a fortune building custom homes as Vegas boomed higher and higher, and for his own, he chose red Spanish tiles, wrought iron …

Real Estate

Why Men Want to Marry Melanias and Raise Ivankas

<i>This article has been updated to reflect news events.</i><p>YOU can tell a lot about a person by whom they choose to marry. As the nominees selected at this week’s Republican National Convention and next week’s Democratic one take the stage along with their family members, they will display not only stark …

Michelle Obama

Brexit and the Crisis of Capitalism

<b>Thousands of commentaries have been issued about Brexit in the past week.</b>I’ve written four myself. Most discuss Brexit as the result of immigration …

Weekly Market Comment: Head of the Snake - the Poisonous Gap Between Paper Wealth and Real Wealth - July 4, 2016

<b>July 4, 2016</b><p><b>Head of the Snake - The Poisonous Gap Between Paper Wealth and Real Wealth</b> <i><br>John P. Hussman, Ph.D.<br>All rights reserved and actively …

A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

We often associate climate change with too much water — the melting ice caps triggering a rise in sea levels. Now a new World Bank report says we also need to think about too little water — the potable sort.<p>High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy examines the future effects of …

Economics

This is how the next financial crisis will spread around the world economy

A new economic crisis, which I believe we are on the brink of experiencing, will have similarities, and differences, to 2008. The problem of crowded …

Opinion: The seeds of the next housing crisis have already been planted

Back when the 2005-07 housing bubble was brewing, photos of impossibly small houses selling for insanely high prices famously made the rounds. It was …

Wesco International Still Waiting for Stabilization

The first quarter was never going to be a pretty one for . Compared to other industrial suppliers like , Wesco has a lot of exposure to the kind of heavy industrial activities (metals, mining, energy) that have suffered the most in the recent slowdown. However, given the startling recovery in …

Investing

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

Psychology

China Poised To DEMAND U.S. LAND As Payment For U.S. Debt

That’s part of an evolving proposal Beijing has been developing quietly since 2009 to convert more than $1 trillion of U.S debt it owns into …

Economics

Things to do this fall in NYC

Munch on a pumpkin doughnut from Doughnut Plant.gsz/Flickr<p>New York City is a magical place in the fall.<p>There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food …

Staten Island

Find out if your housing market is over- or underpriced

Is your market over- or underpriced? Here is a map of our over/underpriced conclusions today. We explain our methodology and the opportunities this creates below.<p>To answer this question for our clients, we have studied the ratio of housing costs / income over time in every major market in the …

Real Estate

Intelligent Machines: The jobs robots will steal first

<b>If you are sitting at a desk, driving a taxi or carrying a hod, stop for a moment and ask: could a robot or machine do this job better?</b><p>The answer, unfortunately for you, is probably - yes.<p>The debate about whether machines will eliminate the need for human employment is no longer just …

Boston Consulting Group

10 Cities Where Foreclosures Still Haunt The Housing Market

NEW YORK (MainStreet) – Foreclosures aren't as big a part of the housing market as they were just after the recession, but they're still a huge …

Real Estate

#AskRyanSerhant: How to beat your real estate competition

<b>Takeaways:</b><p><b>Networking consciously for just a few months helps you do it unconsciously for life.</b>• <b><br>Real estate is a business riddled with jealousy — it’s</b> …

Real Estate

Food insecurity and social instability: 2007-2015 | #9billionbowls

How will we fill 9 billion bowls by 2050?<p>The food chain is broken<p>On paper, we produce enough food to feed our current population of 7 billion. Yet an …

Agriculture

Today's stock-market bubble is bigger than the dot-com boom

A bubble occurs naturally when market forces converge. Trends come together and make the markets so hot that everyone starts piling in.<p>But it's one thing when investors speculate on the fundamentals such as demographics, rising technology, and falling interest rates. For example, as in 1925 to 1929 …

Stock Markets