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Activehours, which makes every day a payday, just raised $22 million in Series A funding

What if you didn’t have to wait every two weeks to receive a paycheck?<p>What if you could be wired the money you earned almost immediately after a shift?<p>What if, unlike with payday lenders, you didn’t have to pay interest on those payments? Instead, you were merely encouraged to donate a kind of tip …

Definitive data on what poor people buy when they’re just given cash

It is increasingly common for governments to give poor people money. Rather than grant services or particular goods to those in poverty, such as food or housing, governments have found that it is more effective and efficient to simply hand out cash. In some cases, these cash transfers are …

Stanford University

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Credit Suisse traders are prepping one of the biggest hedge fund launches this year

Qube, a quantitative-oriented hedge fund owned by Credit Suisse, has just opened its doors for business.<p>The fund, which is led by Pierre-Yves Morlat, started approaching investors about raising funds in the last few months and now has $800 million committed to the fund, according to people familiar …

One of The Physicists Behind The Higgs Boson Has Made an Algorithm to Replace The Pill

It's up to 99.5% effective at stopping pregnancy.<p>One of the physicists who helped find the Higgs boson, Elina Berglund, has spent the past three …

This Guy Takes The Most Epic Photos Of Maine Coon Cats You've Ever Seen

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STOP IT! 3 Things I STOPPED Doing in Microsoft Excel to Boost Productivity

I recently watched Bob Newhart’s <b>“Stop It”</b> skit on YouTube. Anyone who is a Bob Newhart fan may remember this, where he explains to a patient how to …

Productivity

The Season’s Biggest Novel Has 1.3 Million Words and Outweighs a Bowling Ball

‘Bottom’s Dream’ is 1,496 pages of linguistic cartwheels; no e-readers<p>An experimental German novel first published in 1970 is set to be one of the biggest books of the season. The publisher hopes you can’t put it down.<p>At more than 13 pounds, it is not easy to pick up.<p>The first English-language …

Books

This week Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to ‘advance human potential’ and ‘promote’ equality. But he’s not the only tech billionaire in a Che Guevara shirt<p>Capitalism is catechism in Silicon Valley. The civic religion is entrepreneurism and evangelism is a marketing tool. But for an industry that …

Mao Zedong

You Need a Password Manager. Here Are Some Good Free Ones

It’s an interconnected world out there, and while it might be more convenient if one company acted as the gatekeeper for the array of services you …

Information Systems

Professors Aren't Feeling the Economy's Pain

Their salaries might help explain the lack of a paradigm shift in macroeconomic research.<p>In the eight months since I returned to academia from a six-year stint at the Federal Reserve, I've noticed a strange inertia: Despite the shocking experience of a global financial crisis and prolonged economic …

The 5 best relaxation apps for hitting your reset button

If you were intrigued by the announcement of Apple‘s upcoming Breathe app for Apple Watch, you should know the world of relaxation is already just a …

Meditation