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Statins Aren't the Only Way to Lower Cholesterol

Statins are the perfect example of a blockbuster drug; they’re extremely good at lowering cholesterol levels and reducing risk of heart events, …

Holistic Medicine

Three of the Meanest Board Games You’ll Play (That Aren’t Diplomacy)

<i>Diplomacy</i> is an epic game of negotiation and strategy, but it is unbelievably brutal (partly because it takes so long). If you’ve spent hours …

Board Games

The Inflation Interest Rate Paradox: Why You Must Continuously Invest

Don’t fight inflation. It will beat you with a stick. Ride inflation, so you can beat its ass instead.I’m afraid there are a lot of anti-real estate …

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

Memory Loss Reversed in 10 Alzheimer's Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers report the results of MRI scans and psychological testing show marked improvements in memory for ten Alzheimer’s patients</i> …

Immigration Economics: Illegal Aliens Are Our Bread and Butter

Have you ever wondered why politicians make some immigration illegal and then turn a blind eye to illegal immigration wherever it is happening … for …

Immigration

Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralysed or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.<p>18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of …

Why History Matters: The 1967 Six-Day War

Mention history and it can trigger a roll of the eyes.<p>Add the Middle East to the equation and folks might start running for the hills, unwilling to get caught up in the seemingly bottomless pit of details and disputes.<p>But without an understanding of what happened in the past, it's impossible to …

How to avoid paying taxes: Top 10 list of Trump University-approved strategies

<b>(CNN) —</b> For all of their disagreements, Donald Trump and President Barack Obama have one thing in common: They believe the tax code is convoluted, overly complicated and in need of dramatic change.<p>But until that happens, Trump's line of business provides no shortage of ways to defer, downsize or …

Finance

Entry Level Rental Property Investing -- Even if You're Renting

You want to be a real estate investor, but you don't even own your own home. How can you make it happen? Especially when you check out your assets and cash and can't find a 20% down payment anywhere in the pile, it looks impossible.<p>You've toyed with the idea of buying a personal home, but you're …

What The Rich Are Doing With Their Money In 2015 -- And You Should, Too

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that the rich don’t have some secret knowledge about money that the rest of us “regular” people don’t have.<p>After all, the more zeros you have at the end of your paycheck, the smarter you must be about managing your finances, …

Personal Finance

Why China's Housing Market Refuses To Crash

As far back as 2005, international media sources have been projecting the collapse of what has been dubbed the Chinese property bubble. In 2008, the Economist declared that the “sizzle is off” China’s housing market and there were no improvement on the horizon. They then upped their ante in 2014, …

HSBC: China's stock market resurgence could be the start of something big

Monotonously, and somewhat suspiciously, they have been pushing higher since hitting a multiyear low in February, buoyed by further monetary-policy stimulus from the People's Bank of China, an increase in the use of margin lending, and, of course, suspected buying from China's so-called national …

The Holy Roman Empire by Peter H Wilson review – Europe from Charlemagne to Ukip

The empire at the heart of Europe for nearly a thousand years was much like the EU, with its Byzantine complexity, a reliance on fudge, inequalities and multiple identities – but it worked<p>When the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V besieged Metz in 1522 the city taunted him with a banner emblazoned with …

World History

The Man Who Turned Hitler Into Hitler

In this prologue to the mesmerizing The Devil’s Diary, we meet Alfred Rosenberg, the evil mastermind who more than anyone shaped Hitler’s …

The Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence Mistakes (From a 31-Year Veteran Investor!)

Due diligence is rarely talked about because it takes back seat to sexier topics like raising money and finding, analyzing and negotiating commercial …

South Sudan Faces One of World's Most 'Horrendous' Human Rights Situations: U.N. Rights Chief

GENEVA — A U.N. report describing sweeping crimes like children being burned alive and fighters raping women as payment shows South Sudan is facing "one of the most horrendous" human rights situations in the world," the United Nations rights chief said Friday.<p>Zeid Raad al-Hussein lamented that the …

This Chart Explains Why You Shouldn't Try to Time the Market

Investor sentiment lags reality.<p>In 2007, just before the financial crisis, more than 90% of individual investors thought stocks were the best …

Stock Markets

'Ant Simulator' Cancelled After Devs Blow Crowdfunding Money On Booze And Strippers

The cancellation of <i>Ant Simulator</i> is one of the most disheartening stories about crowdfunding indie games I’ve heard. It’s also one of the most outrageous and crazy, filled with betrayal and greed and tragedy.<p>Lead programmer Eric Tereshinski, along with two business partners, raised money on …

Crowd Funding

‘I was terribly wrong’ - writers look back at the Arab spring five years on

In January 2011, days after the first uprising in Tunisia and the protests in Tahrir Square, the Guardian invited leading writers from across the Arab world to reflect on the revolutionary fervour sweeping the region. Then, they expressed great optimism for the future. Here, they revisit their …

Egypt

How To Ace A Debate? Ask The Pros Behind The Politicians

Election campaigns are scripted. Every TV ad, every email, every stump speech, every meet-and-greet: It's all planned down to the most minute detail.<p>And then, there are the debates. The debate stage can create breakout moments that go down in political history — but even the most well-practiced …

Tax-Smart Moves When Selling Real Estate

<b>Updated March 2017</b> — If you jumped into real estate at the bottom of the market around 2008, or if you've been holding onto an asset even longer, you …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

How to Run a Meeting of People from Different Cultures

When you’re running a meeting with people from different cultures, you need to consider your colleagues’ different needs and approaches. How do you brainstorm ideas, make decisions, and address conflict in a way that is comfortable for everyone? Which culture’s preferences should be the default? …

Leadership

We already knew the Earth was not the center of the universe, but now we know exactly where it is.

Scientists have mapped more than 8,000 galaxies to find the Earth's official address, and it turns out the universe is even bigger than we …

Hole Drilled to Bottom of Earth's Crust, Breakthrough to Mantle Looms

<b>Seeking the elusive 'Moho'</b><p>Scientist said this week they had drilled into the lower section of Earth's crust for the first time and were poised to …

Earth Science

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