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25 Websites Other Than Social Media To Upgrade Your Life

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Marketing

There's really only one question on Wall Street right now

That is the question dominating the attention of executives on Wall Street and in corporate America right now.<p>Financial markets seem to be bracing for a global recession. One example of this in action is the bond market, which has "recessionary" fund flows, as investors shift their money out of …

This stock market dip isn't a buying opportunity

The stock market is off to its worst start in history this year. Not only that, the losses over the past few weeks have come amid one of the most rapid declines over the past few decades. This has some coming to the conclusion this has to be buying opportunity.<p>I've seen plenty of headlines and …

Stock Markets

Jeff Bezos won't let Elon Musk just have this moment of SpaceX victory

SpaceX founder and billionaire Elon Musk made history today by launching his Falcon 9 rocket and landing the first stage on earth — the equivalent of …

Space Travel

How 'Star Wars' could become Disney's next cash cow

When Walt Disney Co. put up $4 billion to buy "Star Wars" creator Lucasfilm in 2012, Wall Street wasn't sure it was a good bet.<p>To some analysts, it seemed like a lot of money to pay for a company whose signature movie franchise had gone on hiatus following a trilogy that underwhelmed fans and ended …

The FT’s best books of 2015

Where does literature end and fantasy begin? The answer would seem to involve dragons — or at least, you might have thought so in the early months of …

The mysterious creator of bitcoin has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Economics

Writing in The Huffington Post, UCLA professor of finance Bhagwan Chowdhry says that he is using his official nomination to nominate Satoshi for his work on bitcoin.<p>Digital currency bitcoin was created in 2009, but almost nothing is known about its inventor. His identity was kept secret from all …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

How speed listening became the new speed reading

When Andre Dubus III and his wife narrated the audio book of “House of Sand and Fog,” they created a work of tragedy and suspense that runs for …

Is Daniel Craig’s Bond ‘tired’ and ‘dull’?

Reviews of Spectre from around the world have been mixed. Several UK critics loved it, while one US critic called it “the worst Bond film in 30 years”. Who’s right?<p>Spectre is poised to rake in a sum at the worldwide box office that would make Auric Goldfinger jealous. But after Skyfall was met with …

Reading with your ears: do audiobooks harm or help literature?

It was Alan Garner’s audio story, The Common Dean, that started me thinking. This second in a series of Forest fables spins a mysterious yarn about an incomer discovering the history layered beneath the fallen leaves of an ancient Cheshire wood. It was thrilling to hear the voice of a writer who is …

Books

Dollar jumps as RBA wrong-foots punters

The Australian dollar jumped back above US72¢ on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia held the cash rate at 2 per cent for the sixth month in …

Instagram Star Quits Social Media, Says It’s Not Real Life

With over half a million Instagram followers, some 60,000 friends on Snapchat, and more than 200,000 subscribers on YouTube, Essena O’Neillwas considered a teenage social media superstar. But last week, the 18-year-old Australian said goodbye to her massive following, shut down most of her social …

Social Media

Articles about back basics 5 homes take minimalism max on Dwell.com - Dwell

These spare homes turn our minimalist dreams into a stylish reality.<p>We are nothing but domestic voyeurs.<p>Get ready to dive into warmer weather with these refreshing modern pools.<p>In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced …

What the New Equity Crowdfunding Rules Mean for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The SEC has finally released rules for Title III of the JOBS Act, the equity crowdfunding law. Nearly three years and seven months after the potentially game-changing bill was first signed into law, equity crowdfunding will be available …

$10 billion WeWork is raising $750 million in debt financing

The super-hot office rental company, which has raised $969 million in funding at a $10 billion valuation, is the 11th most valuable startup in the world.<p>Debt financing is structured like a loan to be paid back later, while equity means the lender gets a piece of the company.<p>Late-stage private …

J. Crew is alienating its most important customers — here's why

Recently, Eliza Cohen, a J. Crew customer in her late 20s, wrote a letter to the brand, asking it to make changes to its clothing.<p>After reading the letter, we decided to check a nearby J. Crew store to see if the problems Cohen highlighted were easily visible.<p>They were.<p>A walk through a J. Crew …

6 Reasons Carl Icahn Overvalues Apple By $700 Billion

Carl Icahn has a reputation for using his big microphone to get technology companies whose businesses he doesn’t understand to do something that he does — conduct what former Labor Secretary Robert Reich dubbed paper entrepreneurialism — boosting stock price through balance sheet manipulations like …

Behind The Coconut-Oil Craze

With benefits that can include weight loss, white teeth, glowing skin, and shiny hair, coconut oil is the health and beauty cure-all du jour.<p>Move over, coconut water, your big sister has come to town. Coconut oil—specifically, virgin coconut oil extracted from the meat of the fruit—is suddenly on …

Coconut

How to Break into China's Piggy Bank

Winter was the slow season on my family’s farm, so I worked as a bus boy at a local Chinese restaurant when I was in high school.<p>It wasn’t an easy …

This $15 Stock Could Head to $40, or $3 ... and Soon

<b>When you believe a stock could make a huge</b><p><b>UP move on pending news, but there’s still a chance</b><p><b>of a big DOWN move:</b><p><b>Use a Straddle!</b><p>Dear Subscriber,<p>My …

What Will it Take to Restore Whole Foods to 'Whole Paycheck'?

Last week we reviewed the question of "When can I buy the names that are being crushed in the transformation of ‘momentum stocks’ to ‘moron …

Putin Claims Victory, Invites Chinese Cash

Vladimir Putin just presided over a huge military parade in Moscow to mark his country’s glorious victory … 69 years ago over Germany. Will it be a …

Amazon plays hardball -- and puts the hurt on consumers

If the average Amazon-loving book buyer were to go to the company's website and attempt to order a book from publishing house Hachette, they'd find everything from price increases to availability issues to overt roadblocks to buying those titles.<p>The reason: Amazon is in a negotiations standoff with …

eCommerce

Amazon.com Closes Below $300 For First Time Since September

Things could have been worse for Amazon.com shareholders on Monday. The stock could have closed at the low on the day: $288.<p>As it was, the shares ended the day at $296.58, down $7.29 or 2.4%. That’s the lowest close since Sept. 16. The $288 low was its lowest intraday price since Sept. 4.<p>Monday’s …

Zombies once destroyed Japan’s economy—now they’re infecting China’s

America’s global dominance is fading—and a rising superpower in the East is poised to take its place. Renowned for their formidable work ethic, savings habit, discipline and math skills, its workers are already putting Westerners out of jobs. It’s the world’s second-biggest economy, and the …

To learn why Facebook’s stock is falling, look at sales

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Facebook’s stock has slumped 10% since the company released a widely celebrated first-quarter earnings report a …

How to save Wall Street: Start with better parenting and more Canadians

<i>This post, originally published on April 27, was updated on May 18.</i><p>This past February, I retired from finance. Although I intend to continue to study the markets and write about them, I have no intention of ever working in the securities industry again. This makes it easy for me to talk to you …

The five most worrisome charts in the global economy

First things first. There are plenty of reasons to think that the global economy could continue to power forward.<p>The US economy seems to be emerging from its winter’s nap. China’s economic managers look ready to embark on a mini-stimulus push. German industrial production continues to push forward. …