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The $90,000 A Year Career You're Not Thinking About

There is one industry in which the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects to see 30% growth by 2024. It is growing faster than the average. It’s a career that Research firm Cerulli Associates estimates 10,000 job openings by 2020 and likely not enough candidates to fill them. That industry is financial …

Financial Planning

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 …

Bitcoin just soared to a new $1,600 high — but the first investor in Snapchat thinks it could hit $500,000 by 2030

But the cryptocurrency isn't anywhere close to its potential, according to Jeremy Liew, the first investor in Snapchat, and Peter Smith, the CEO and cofounder of Blockchain.<p>In a presentation sent to Business Insider, the duo laid out their case for bitcoin exploding to $500,000 by 2030.<p>Their …

'It's as though the Dark Ages never happened' – a weekend in Bath

There are two routes to a thriving tourism scene: luck and a shrewd eye for a story. Bath has both. You’ll already know about the hot springs that made the city a favourite with the Romans and the Georgians: the luck wasn’t the discovery of the springs, mysterious and magical though they must have …

9 Trips to Take With Your Significant Other

Traveling with someone is one of the best ways to really get to know them.<p>If you’re considering taking the next step and turning your significant …

The Making of ‘Planet Earth II’, the Most Epic Nature Documentary of All-Time

International players likely sellers as Canadian oil crash survivors hunt for bargains and big mergers

After a slow couple of years, merger and acquisition activity in the energy sector is expected to rebound in 2017 as oil prices stabilize, strong …

How to Defrost Your Car Windshield in Less Than a Minute

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>If you live in a place where it snows for three or more months out of the year, you know that …

Canadians to face some tax changes in 2017

Canadians will ring in the new year with a number of tax changes that will affect the bottom line of federal and provincial governments. Here's a look at some of them.<p><b>Nationally</b><p>The federal government is ending four child tax credits this year: arts, fitness, education and textbooks in 2017. Parents …

The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?

Hiking

AltSpaceVR boosts social VR with a new capture technique

Bruce Wooden is debuting a new feature for social VR platform, AltSpaceVR. To introduce it, he needs help from a guest. He motions to a set of doors that open, and in walks none other than Bruce Wooden.<p>The AltSpace developer was showcasing VR Capture, a means of recording performances within the …

Virtual Reality

Defining our relationship with early AI

Andrew Heikkila Contributor<p>Andrew Heikkila is a tech enthusiast and writer from Boise, Idaho.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Technology, happiness on demand and the absurd human condition<br>• Let’s start getting excited about robots taking our jobs<p><i>“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack</i> …

Linear Cabin

Overlooking a lake in the Wisconsin backwoods, the Linear Cabin gets its name from its continuous layout. The home consists of three blackened …

6 ways to make your living room classic and elegant

Confused about how to design and decorate the living room in your new home? Or maybe you are planning to revamp your old living space to give it a …

Interior Design

I learned the meditation technique taking over Wall Street and now I get why traders are willing to set aside 40 minutes a day

I was waiting for my first Transcendental Meditation lesson.<p>My teacher Mario Orsatti, a man in his 60s with a penchant for big smiles and unwavering eye contact, took my offering of two apples, a kiwi, and purple irises I'd picked up at a bodega 20 minutes earlier as instructed, and ushered me into …

Netflix's CEO Says Entertainment Pills Could Make Movies and TV Obsolete

You’ve no doubt heard of “Netflix and chill,” but Netflix imagines a future that’s a little more like “Netflix and…pill”?<p>According to <i>Tech Radar</i>, …

Flight Deal: U.S. to London (Plus Iceland) From $149

Wow Air is at it again, adding routes and lowering fares to Europe from East Coast hubs.<p>This week, Icelandic budget airline Wow Air announced additional flights this spring from Reykjavik to 31 European destinations like London, Paris, and Amsterdam. And while the addition of more flights to and …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos thinks space can be the new internet

But someone needs to do the heavy lifting<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos saw Neil Armstrong step on the Moon nearly 50 years ago and the moment changed his life. Now, as the head of one of the robust online retailers in the world, Bezos says that space is the next frontier, a new internet if you will, that …

Your mortgage, RRSP or TFSA: What’s the priority?

If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?<p>A low-income couple from Guernsey who had been collecting government housing and other benefits won about $90,000 in the Channel Islands Christmas lottery in December, 2014. The problem? They're now broke, faced eviction earlier this year and …

India’s temples of sex

This extremely conservative country was once home to the world’s first sex treatise and the erotic art on display is perhaps more shocking now than when it was created.<p>In December 2013, India’s LGBT community suffered a severe setback as the country’s Supreme Court ruled homosexuality to be a …

Sculpture

Soon, Fly From London to Sydney in Two Hours

Take a two hour nap, and wake up in Sydney.<p>Soon you may be able to have breakfast in London, and arrive in Sydney in time for a mid-morning flat …

NASA pours $67 million into solar electric spacecraft engines

NASA is big on solar electric propulsion (the Dawn spacecraft uses it, for instance) for a good reason: while the engines aren't powerful, they supply thrust for a very long time before giving up the ghost. And it now looks like the agency is ready to double down on that super-efficient tech. It …

This car has no gears and pumps out only water from its exhaust

A British startup has unveiled a working prototype of a zero-emission car that runs on hydrogen and is about to hit Europe’s roads.<p>The super-simple Rasa design created by Riversimple has only 18 moving parts and can run for 300 miles on just over 50 ounces of hydrogen.<p>The potential gasoline killer …

Alternative Fuel

George Osborne's big economic experiment is failing

When George Osborne first became Chancellor in 2010, he had a clear plan to "rebalance" Britain's economy.<p>His "New Economic Model," set out in the 2010 Mais lecture, involved lessening dependence on the City and other service sector industries and instead increasing the contribution of the likes of …

Where in the world have we achieved 100% renewable power?

In a few places around the world, humans have achieved a feat that seemed impossible just a few years ago, and still seems inconceivable nearly everywhere else: They’ve stopped burning fossil fuels for electricity.<p>Throughout 2015, several nations, states and cities announced they had either managed …

Renewable Energy

The Art and Heart of Travel Storytelling

Telling stories is one of humankind’s abiding, defining impulses.<p>The cave paintings at Lascaux in France and the Aboriginal wall paintings in Australia’s Kakadu National Park are very early examples of this—of people trying to make sense of their experience, and trying to share the sense they …

Asia Travel

Turns out you can actually save thousands of dollars using online rebates

Sound too good to be true, right? I was skeptical when I first learned about cash back platform Ebates. I first heard about it through a friend who's been using Ebates since 2009. She's a very conscientious shopper and told me that she'd saved over $1,200 since she started using the platform.<p>And …

Personal Finance

Solar power may be cheaper than coal in India by 2020

The price of solar power in India fell at a faster-than-expected rate this year. Now, some experts suggest that by 2020, renewable energy in Asia’s third-largest economy may become up to 10% cheaper than coal power.<p>Earlier this month, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy awarded a tender for a …

Renewable Energy