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The Secret to Happiness Is to Leave the Armor on the Wall

"I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get into arguments with strangers." Who started that funny but amazingly profound observation that continues to circle virally around the Internet?<p>Most …

Retirement career: Managing affairs for older adults

Many retirees are searching for encore careers that are good for them and society.<p>Diana Meinhold, 64, of Costa Mesa, Calif., is at an age when many people are thinking about retiring, but she is busy with an encore career, managing the lives and estates of 22 people who are older than she …

The 'Netflix For Pirated Movies' Will Soon Work With Your Google Chromecast

It's a competitive space, but Popcorn Time has been steadily building up its features list and integrating tools to hide your tracks. Now, Popcorn Time even supports Google's Chromecast streaming device, allowing Windows users to port movies from their laptop or PC over to their TVs.<p>Chromecast …

Chicago Mayor Says City Must 'Take a Stand' After Weekend of Violence

The mayor of Chicago says the violence there over the holiday weekend — 67 people were shot and 14 killed — is unacceptable and can’t be solved with policing alone.<p>“We also have to give our young people alternatives to the street, and as a community we need to demand more of ourselves and our …

Anti-super PAC fund MayDay hits its $5M crowdfunding goal

Will all the excitement (or craziness) happening over the holiday weekend, you may have missed that the “super PAC to end all super PACs” MayDay.us successfully hit its $5 million funding goal.<p>MayDay.us is a super PAC that was set up in early May by Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig to help …

The Truck of the Future Will Have Everything...Except a Driver

Truck drivers could become a thing of the past on the highways of the future. Daimler thinks so and unveiled it driverless Future Truck 2025 on Thursday. Using the maker’s Highway Pilot system, the prototype semi-truck is capable of hauling a full load at speeds exceeding 50 mph. “The truck of the …

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Keynesian Yellen versus Wicksellian BIS

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) caused a splash last weekend with an annual report that spelled out in detail why it disagrees with …

7 Excellent Ways To Start A Presentation

When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience's attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>If you waste those …

Don't ditch your U.S. stocks just yet

The party's not over for U.S. stocks.<p>Even though the Dow has soared above 17,000 Thursday, and the S&P 500 is already at levels most strategists weren't expecting until December, market veterans believe domestic equities are still the only game in town.<p>To put it bluntly, don't sell your stocks …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Larry Page's Plan To Deal With All The Jobs That Are Getting Wiped Out By Technology

Google CEO Larry Page was asked how society should deal with unemployment that may arise from technological advances.<p>His answer is surprisingly French. He says companies should consider hiring two part-time workers to do one full-time job. This way more people are employed, which is better for …

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Markets to receive clues about Fed’s views on jobs

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — It may be hard to imagine after the stellar jobs report, but notes from a recent Federal Reserve meeting are likely to …

Inside Google’s Big Plan to Race Amazon to Your Door

An attempt to steal back product searches from the country's largest online retailer.<p>Google is the undisputed king of search in all but one lucrative and vital category: Product searches.<p>Over the past decade, Amazon has transformed itself from a seller of books online to the place Americans turn to …