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The best advice from 2018 commencement speeches

From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not.<p>When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s been there before. That’s the gist of commencement speeches. Speakers often share their personal …

University of Pennsylvania

The End Of Stimulus? (And The Start Of The Crash?)

Back in January of 2016 we saw what appeared to be, and in my opinion should have been, the end of the Everything Bubble blown by the world's central …

Stock Markets

San Francisco dessert experiences you need to try at least once

Humphry Slocombe<p>There’s never been a deficit when it comes to the decadent desserts you’ll find around San Francisco, but how do you know you’re getting the best options?<p>We have some suggestions. SFGATE staff members pitched their top SF desserts that everyone needs to try at least once.<p>These …

Need to calm down? Science says sniff your partner's shirt

From the emotional nostalgia that certain smells can evoke to some odd recent research suggesting weight gain could be connected to smelling food, …

India's economy in 'downward spiral.' What did Modi get wrong?

India's economy, once hailed as a global bright spot, is down in the dumps.<p>Growth in the South Asian nation fell during the first six months of 2017 from 7% to 5.7%, its slowest pace in three years, and analysts say the road to recovery is steep.<p>"We're on a downward spiral," said Mohan Guruswamy, …

Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. 'What is going on here?'

It was a spectacle nobody in this sleepy New Jersey town would forget.<p>Early one Monday morning, police and<p>FBIagents in bulletproof vests bounded up the steps of suburban townhouses and split levels, threatening to break down the doors, hauling out in handcuffs husbands and wives in the distinctive …

How Pants Went From Banned to Required in the Roman Empire

Six hundred years in the history of trousers.<p>Go to a meeting with any male politician today and you’re almost certainly going to be standing in front …

Ancient History

Who blinked in the China-India military standoff?

BEIJING — For weeks, China’s Foreign Ministry had been vehement in its denunciations of India and insistence that New Delhi unconditionally withdraw troops that had trespassed into Chinese territory. Don't underestimate us, China repeatedly insisted, we are prepared for military conflict if need be.<p>…

China

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

If you want to sell your home for more money, these are the colors you should paint your walls

According to a new analysis by Zillow, paint color should definitely be a change you consider.<p>After analyzing more than 32,000 listing photos of homes that have sold across the US, Zillow came up with a list of the colors that performed the best.<p>For example, homes that are painted "greige," a shade …

Want to be more charismatic? Science finds out how

It doesn't matter how smart you are - as long as you're quick<p>Want people to think you're charismatic? Then think fast - and don't worry too much about accuracy.<p>According to a new study by researchers at the University of Queensland, an ability to think, and act, quickly plays a vital part in …

Charisma

Albert Einstein On God: “Nothing More Than the Expression and Product of Human Weakness”

With dependable frequency, the religious views of Albert Einstein get revised and re-revised according to some re-discovered or re-interpreted …

Albert Einstein

La Taqueria in San Francisco named America’s Best Burrito - Inside Scoop SF

<b>La Taqueria</b> in the Mission has been declared to have America’s Best Burrito by ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight.<p>Anna Maria Barry-Jester, FiveThirtyEight’s burrito correspondent, dubbed the rice-less carnitas burrito at La Taqueria “a technical marvel with a monumental first bite worthy of a national …