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Delusional, prudish, selfish, violent: This is how Americans compare to the rest of the world

Findings from the Pew Research Center shed new light on our national character, good, bad and hideously ugly<p>Cultural differences exist across borders, and because monoliths are mostly fantasies, often within them, too. That said, America, in particular, is culturally perplexing, and even …

An economics professor shares the career lesson he's taught 20,000 students

I caught up with Smith in between his classes at Ontario's University of Waterloo to talk about his new book, "No Fears, No Excuses."<p><b>Smith believes that having a passion for what you do isn't just nice to have; it's a requirement for having a great career.</b><p>"If you want to achieve a great career and …

Is Your Mind Wandering?

<b>Is your mind wandering?</b><p><b>The Practice: Pay attention.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

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3 Trends That Will Completely Change the World by 2020

Ideas are the true currency of this next century.<p><i>What are the most promising disruptive innovations for the decade 2011-2020? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, blogger, author,</b> …

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Janet Yellen Heads to Capitol Hill –Morning MoneyBeat

Janet Yellen’s semi-annual appearance before Congress this week carries more significance than usual.

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