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Hedge funds are loading up on these 17 ETFs

ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, are emerging as extremely popular investments.<p>The funds are designed to track a specific set of stocks, commodity or another group of assets. The idea is that investors can diversify their portfolios by simply investing in a single fund, rather than each of the …

Want to be a better writer? Try letting a robot tell you what to do

There’s a scene in <i>I, Robot</i><i>,</i> the 2004 Will Smith movie, in which Smith’s character, Detective Spooner, tries to get a robot to understand that it’s not human.<p>“Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?” he asks.<p>“Can you?” it replies.<p>This exchange typifies …

Machine Learning

Here’s to Dashiell Hammett: 9 Cutting Quotes from Crime Fiction

May 27 would have been Dashiell Hammett’s 123rd, birthday, an apt number for the author who famously pointed out, “The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two.”<p>Hammett’s lurid prose infected the imaginations of his contemporaries in …

3 ETFs to Help You Build Retirement Wealth

If you want the growth power of stocks in your retirement portfolio, here are three smart ways to get it.<p>The stock market remains the best way to …

Investing

The One Product You Should Actually Buy From the Most Expensive Skincare Brands

Having a vanity topped with La Mer, La Prairie, and Eve Lom is like having a closet full of Chanel and Givenchy—it just makes you feel damn fancy. …

The Great Barrier Reef Is In Its Final 'Terminal Stage'

The Great Barrier Reef is perhaps on its final deathbed as it suffers from back to back massive dying events in the past two years. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders of the world, a tremendous display of beauty, biodiversity, and a fragile ecosystem. Now, the reef …

Great Barrier Reef

Every Book on Emma Watson's Reading List

Join the club.<p>Like her beloved characters Hermione Granger and Belle, Emma Watson LOVES to read. She loves it so much she started a global, monthly Goodreads book club of feminist texts. She's recruited a team to hide books for people to find all over the world. She once took a year off from acting …

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Stellar nonfiction chosen by the National Book Critics Circle

Next month, the National Book Critics Circle will present its 2016 book prizes in six categories; these are the five finalists in nonfiction. Each book deserves to be read for years to come, but every one of them seems to speak urgently about this particular moment — a time of economic inequality …

Colonists shipped Native Americans abroad as slaves

Native Americans, including noncombatants, who surrendered during King Philip’s War to avoid enslavement were enslaved at nearly the same rate as …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

At these parks, you'll get scenery and experiences you won't find anywhere else.<p>Last year, former National Geographic travel photographer, Jonathan …

This Is Why You Probably Hate Slam Poetry, According to a Linguistic Scholar

It’s called “slam voice” and apparently most poets hate it too.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you've ever attended a poetry slam, you probably already hate "slam voice." For the uninitiated, it's a term used to describe the affected …

25 Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

<i>Originally published by Travel + Leisure.</i><p>Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign transaction fees, the dreaded …

The 10 Best Vanguard Funds for 2017

Shifting market and economic currents will make diversification the underlying theme for choosing the best <b>Vanguard</b> funds for 2017.<p>The 2016 Donald …

17 NYC-Based Startups Ready to Take On 2017

These companies are likely to grab a decent bite of the Big Apple.<p>On the one hand, New York City is one of the most expensive cities to build a startup, mainly due to sky-high real estate prices and salaries. On the other hand, the startup scene in New York City is booming, and the following list …

Startups

10 Must-have apps that college students shouldn’t live without

Share30<p>Tweet<p>Share12<p>+13<p>Shares 45<p>The truth of our modern times is that you probably won’t find a student who does not use innovative gadgets today. It …

Apps

13 Eye Creams That Actually Work, According to Glamour.com Editors

"I think eye creams are bullshit." We got this response literally no less than a dozen times from while conducting research for this story. It's understandable. No matter how much beauty ads promise, there really is no such thing as a magic cream that'll make you look like a woman who always drinks …

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 1 Crucial Life Skill They Need to Start Learning Young

The way boys and girls are socialized has long-term effects on their success.<p>The founder of Girls Who Code kept hearing the same story. In their first week of learning to code, the girls' screens would be blank. They said they were stuck and didn't know which code to write. Yet when the teachers …

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

The 5 Best Biotech Stocks of 2016

There have been better years for biotech stocks than 2016 has turned out to be. Concerns about a potential crackdown on excessive drug pricing cast a dark cloud over most drugmakers. However, despite headwinds for the broader industry, some biotech stocks performed very well. Here's how <b>Axim</b> …

28 Best Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

If you're sipping on a smoothie in the morning to lose weight, don't just throw a million healthy ingredients into the blender and hope for the best! It needs to follow this formula for weight loss. You can stray from the formula a little, but aim to keep it between 300 and 400 calories, and it …

36 Days and 36 Design Prompts Lead to 36 Spectacular Typographical Creations

Jesseca Dollano makes a new type pattern with polished futurism.<p><i>36 Days of Type</i> is a yearly challenge created by Spanish designers Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea, which invites people across the world to design a new font every day for 36 consecutive days. For this year’s edition, up-and-coming …

What It's Like To Write About Your Best Friend's Death

The first thing I ever wrote about my best friend was her eulogy.<p><i>Friday</i><p>The first thing I ever wrote about my best friend was her eulogy. It had to be beautiful, obviously. I wasn’t just the best friend, I was <i>the writer</i> — beautiful was bare minimum. I wanted more. Demanded better. Imagined myself …

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2016

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2016. (Ranked in no particular order.)

Robert Rauschenberg: ‘He was just something to be around’

From his paint-spattered bed to a stuffed goat, the artist broke boundaries. On the eve of a major retrospective, his friends recall a generous spirit on his island hideaway<p>Matt Hall vividly remembers his job interview with Robert Rauschenberg. A mutual acquaintance had approached Hall, then sous …

Artists

15 Quotes for When You Need More Creative Inspiration

Creativity is a complex topic, with multiple facets. From leadership to neuroscience to management and more, here are the top 15 quotes from those disciplines as they are related, directly and indirectly, to creativity.<p>1. "Above all, innovation is work rather than genius. It requires knowledge, it …

What Donald Trump will have to accept: without journalism, there is no America

How American journalists should organize and fight in such a climate is a long and uncertain discussion. But they will fight a losing battle without the trust and support of the American public<p>Support our independent journalism with a contribution or by becoming a member<p>Six days after the …

Journalism

15+ Incredibly Realistic Artworks That Are Hard to Believe Are Not Photographs

Since the ancient Greeks, realism has been aspired by Western art lovers, but during the late 1960s and '70s the popularity of highly-realistic …