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The World Bank’s misguided attempts to improve its writing show how bad the communication crisis is in economics

The World Bank’s chief economist Paul Romer lost his managerial duties at the bank’s research arm late last month following a staff revolt against Romer’s efforts to improve the quality of writing in the group’s publications.<p>It was a noble goal, and a necessary one. World Bank reports are …

I Gave Up Everything When My Partner Suffered a Brain Hemorrhage

On Sept. 27, 2014, my partner Rob suffered a brain hemorrhage. When I woke on that Saturday morning, I heard him stumbling around our hotel room. I …

When the Patient Is a Gold Mine: The Trouble With Rare-Disease Drugs

With a flagship treatment that helps fewer than 11,000 people, how is Alexion making so much money?<p>Kerry Owens, a doctor in Oklahoma City who …

21 Secret Facts About Successful Online Businesses That Nobody Understands

There are a lot of misconceptions about what it takes to run a successful online business. I find that even experienced business owners often underestimate the time, energy and skill it takes to really succeed online.<p>This post will look at 21 “secret” facts that set successful online businesses …

Small Business

Basic Math to Get Rich By Investing in Stocks

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts than …

European Travel

Whittling for Beginners: A Guide to the Basics

Playing with knives… Not something to recommend to, well anyone really. But idle hands will find their way to a blade at some point, so curiosities …

Woodworking

Canada To China: Your Money Is Not Welcome Here

Shockwaves reverberated through Canada last week as the government announced that negotiations would commence on an extradition treaty between Canada and China.<p>Canada (along with Australia, and others) have long resisted an extradition treaty with China because of its dismal human rights record. …

Canadian Real Estate

The Top 10 AI And Machine Learning Use Cases Everyone Should Know About

Machine learning is a buzzword in the technology world right now, and for good reason: It represents a major step forward in how computers can learn.<p>Very basically, a machine learning algorithm is given a “teaching set” of data, then asked to use that data to answer a question. For example, you …

Machine Learning