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10 of the best places in the world to retire

Slide 1 of 12<p>This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>These are the top 10 spots to retire on the new 2016 Retire Overseas Annual …

Leaked Pinterest Documents Show Revenue, Growth Forecasts

TechCrunch has obtained documents that show Pinterest has been forecasting $169 million in revenue this year and $2.8 billion in annual revenue by 2018. Pinterest was also expecting to grow its monthly active users to 151 million by the end of 2015 and 329 million by 2018.<p>Andreessen Horowitz used …

No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.<p>It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.<p>And yet every summer we are inundated with news media reports warning that dehydration is dangerous and also ubiquitous.<p>These reports work up a …

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3 Stocks Under $10 to Trade for Big Breakouts

DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) – As part of a daily routine as an active trader or investor, one should always be tracking the stocks in the market …

How Dick Cheney's Defense Company Poisons And Extorts Sick Veterans, Then Wants US To Pay

How Dick Cheney’s Defense Company Poisons And Extorts Sick Veterans, Then Wants US To Pay (VIDEO)<p>July 26, 2015Elisabeth Parker Justice<p>In 2003, 300 …

A hedge fund billionaire says there are only 2 things you need to remember about investing

For example, the idea of being on the right side of a predominant trend — bring a concept like this into the Church of Value Investing and you may see the holy water begin to boil. And yet, it can work if applied correctly.<p>Here's PTJ on his own chosen trend indicator, the 200-day moving average, …

The stock market is very clearly unclear

Stocks have been on an absolute tear since they bottomed out in 2009:<p>But since the market peaked in early 2000, U.S. stocks haven't really done much for investors as we've gone through a series of booms and busts:<p>On the other hand, interest rates around the globe are at historically low …

Texas trooper had no right to ask Sandra Bland to put out her cigarette

<b>Trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland in Waller County, Texas, July 10, 2015. (AP/Andy Alfaro)</b><p>There was nothing “lawful” about Trooper Encinia’s order<p>Terrell Jermaine Starr<p>July 25, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet<p>Asking a woman sitting inside of her vehicle to put …

We might already be in a bear market

The Nasdaq Composite hit an all-time high on Friday. It seemed time to pop the champagne and celebrate newfound riches.<p>But what actually happened is that while the index hit a fresh all-time high, more stocks actually went down than went up!<p>The last time this happened - when the index made a …

The Unglamorous Truth About My First Year of Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no question that running your own business is fulfilling. You’ve seen the glamorous Instagram photos of sandy feet and laptops by the ocean, and the Facebook posts exclaiming (literally exclaiming, with five exclamation marks, …

The American Confederacy is still alive in a small Brazilian city called Americana

Now, 150 years later, their story has been seemingly erased from the history books.<p>But deep in the heart of Brazil, descendendants of these confederate expats gather annually to celebrate their controversial history and maintain their traditions and culture.<p><i>Thanks to VICE reporter Mimi Dwyer, whose</i> …

The Cancer Drug Market Just Hit $100 Billion And Could Jump 50% In Four Years

The global market for cancer drugs has hit $100 billion in annual sales, and could reach $147 billion by 2018, according to a new report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a unit of drug data provider IMS Health.<p>This figure does not include discounts or rebates paid to insurers and …

25 Mind-Boggling Facts About Dreams That Will Freak You Out

Dreams hold much more mystery than you think. You may think dreams are just hallucinations but it is impossible to fathom what’s going on in your …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Elon Musk said it would be "great" if Apple starts making cars.</b> He also denied that the company was seeing engineers leave for Apple.<p><b>2. Samsung is creating a $14.3 billion chip factory.</b> It is seeing an increase in demand for chips, but a drop in interest for its smartphones.<p><b>3. Netflix is</b> …

Zero-Fee Stock Trading App Robinhood Nabs $50M From NEA To Go Global

In case you thought paying $7 to $10 to trade a stock in the US was bad, it costs $65 in Australia. So now that its zero-fee stock trading app is thriving stateside with hundreds of thousands of users, Robinhood is planning to go international, starting in Australia. A $50 million Series B cash …

The Importance of Texas' Oil and Natural Gas Surge

“The Texas Miracle” is being built on oil and natural gas. Thanks to hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) coupled with horizontal drilling, Texas crude oil production has tripled since 2010, and gas output is up 15%. Every day, Texas now produces 3.6 million barrels (b/d) of crude oil and about 22 …

12 online courses that could help you get rich

If you want to learn about personal finance, books aren't the only option.<p>You have choices, including the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>From understanding the stock market to developing negotiation skills, we've picked out some of the best classes for …

The 1 percent is right! Here’s how education could reduce inequality

<b>Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" (Twentieth Century Fox)</b><p>America’s plutocrats shun redistribution and favor education. But here’s why ignorance is truly their best friend<p>Elias Isquith<p>June 4, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>As anyone who’s watched a TED talk, read a David Brooks column, or attended …

Harry Belafonte - Reflecttions on Working Toward Peace:

Harry Belafonte - Reflecttions on Working Toward Peace:<p>Midway through the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. realized that the struggle for integration would ultimately become a struggle for economic rights. I remember the last time we were together, at my home, shortly before he was murdered. He seemed quite agitated and preoccupied, and I asked him what the problem was. "I've come upon something that disturbs me deeply," he said. "We have fought hard and long for integration, …

The Hanging Death of a Black Man Stirred Up Old Racial Fears in Mississippi

When 54-year-old Otis Byrd was found hanging from a tree in this former hotbed of racial terrorism, many people suspected foul play—even though the authorities say his death was a suicide.<p>When Claiborne County Sheriff Marvin Lucas saw a black man's body hanging from a locust tree on the outskirts …