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Low Carb Eating Pros & Cons

Shares 749<p>I’m a big proponent of the rule that you have to deserve your carbs<p>Determining the right macronutrient balance has long been the source of …

The Rise of Islamic State

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz say they would keep Assad in power to defeat the Syrian jihad. But ISIS is a product of the Assad regime.<p>The rise of Islamic State has finally shaken Americans out of their war weariness. A CNN poll conducted in December found that 53% support sending ground troops to …

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders’s Tax Plan Would Test an Economic Hypothesis

In the Democratic presidential primary, Bernie Sanders is calling for a political revolution, saying his movement can sweep in policy changes that would seem impossible in traditional American politics.<p>One of the ideas Mr. Sanders has advanced is more revolutionary than it looks at first glance: …

Income Inequality

The Endurance Workout to Last Longer in Bed

Last Longer WorkoutBuild your endurance for the bedroom with this routine in the gym.Picture this: You take your girlfriend or wife out on a romantic …

23 Free Health And Fitness Apps You Need To Download Immediately

Whether you're trying to lose weight, train for a 5k, or just track your sodium intake, there's an app for that.<p>Response in this post have been edited and condensed for clarity.

Fitness

5 Ways the Rich Pay Less in Taxes

And you can too!<p>Looking for ways to cut your tax bill at tax time? It might pay to think like the rich. While you may not be able to take advantage …

Architect + Entrepreneur (Volume 2): How to Stabilize Your Revenue Streams With "Passive Income"

<i>In “Architect + Entrepreneur Volume Two”, we follow along as architect Eric Reinholdt scales his business, continuing the narrative begun in volume 1</i> …

An Entrepreneur's Guide To Managing Anxiety

Building and running a business is often a difficult, stressful, and uncertain process. In a day and age where we idolize successful entrepreneurs, we are encouraged to buy into the false narrative of the “rugged individualist,” a person who is simultaneously unflappable and confident. In reality, …

Entrepreneurship

6 Little-Known Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world of entrepreneurship is surprising. Once you enter it, you either love it or hate it. You're either addicted or turned off. You realize you can go further than you ever thought possible and work harder than you thought you were …

Trim your monthly spending with these easy steps

When Yale graduates Thomas Smyth and Daniel Petkevich scanned each other's credit card bills, they were surprised by what they found.<p>Petkevich was …

Personal Finance

Why Do Corporations Pay Dividends?

There is increasing chatter in recent years about share repurchases, dividends, corporate investment and the ideal way for firms to use capital. But …

Stocks

Is a “Socialist” Really Unelectable? The Potential Significance of the Sanders Campaign

According to a survey taken by Pew Research Center in late 2011, 49% of 18 to 29 year-olds in this country had at that time a positive view of …

What's the Difference Between Capitalism and Democratic Socialism?

As I listen to the campaign speeches of the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners - each outlining their views for the future of America - it seems to me that it boils down to this central question:<p><b>What kind of country do we want: an America in which it's "Every person for</b> …

Capitalism, Slavery, Racism and Imprisonment of People of Color Cannot Be Separated

Dennis Childs, author of <i>Slaves of the State</i>, discusses how a clause within the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution ushered in a system of …

Black History

If You Liked ‘The Big Short’ You’ll Love These 6 Financial Films

As all things do with time, our <i>5 Movies to Watch This Week</i> series has run its course and is evolving into something slightly different. Instead of …

What Christians Should Know About Crony Capitalism

<i>Note: This is the latest entry in the Acton blog series, “What Christians Should Know About Economics.” For other entries in the series see this post.</i><p>…

The economy explained in six charts

Economic Growth<p>Much of the election debate is focusing on the space for tax cuts, increasing spending or even paying off some of the national debt. …

Why the oil industry could be a stain on economic recovery in US

Early Friday afternoon, Barack Obama took the stage at the White House briefing room to announce that the US unemployment rate had dropped below 5% for the first time since February 2008.<p>Under the president’s tenure, unemployment has more than halved. But there’s a growing stain on the labor …

Oil & Gas Industry

TSX falls, pressured by financial and energy stocks | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index fell on Monday as banking, energy and consumer stocks lost ground, offsetting gains among gold miners as global growth concerns mounted.<p>A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch<p>Declining …

Business (Canada)

The Next Generation Of Oil Fortunes

Age demographics do not care about the price of oil. Whether oil is at $100/barrel or at $30/barrel, babies get born, people age and pass away, and when they do, their assets get passed on to their families, dear friends, favorite charities, or alma maters.<p>This could be the great, untold story of …

Oil & Gas Industry

Five Reasons Oil Is Driving The Stock Market

At its basic level the price of oil is a product of supply and demand. Other factors such as political turmoil can influence it but the main factor is supply and demand. At times and especially now oil is viewed as a proxy for the global economy, which has a ripple effect on the stock market. Over …

Stock Markets

Twitter Inc. (TWTR) Stock Hits Record Low Two Days Before Fourth-Quarter Earnings

<b>UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. EST --</b> Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) shares fell another 5.28 percent Monday, closing at $14.89, its lowest point since its 2013 initial …

I do have Muslim friends (at least 20 of them), Donald Trump claims

Donald Trump has defended himself against accusations of Islamophobia by claimed that he has “at least 20” Muslim friends.<p>The Republican presidential …

Donald Trump

10 Small Things You Can Do to Make Your Business Stand Out - Small Business Trends

Giving your business a boost doesn’t always have to mean making huge changes. Sometimes the little things can make a big difference. Here are some …

Small Business

5 Ugly Truths About Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. If you decide to start an entrepreneurial journey, you aren’t guaranteed anything, but then again, nothing worthwhile comes without some degree of risk and hard work.<p><b>Related: 3 Ways to Wring at Least Some</b> …

Which Republican candidates can make the flat tax work and help the economy?

During last week's Republican debate in Charleston, Senator Marco Rubio attacked Senator Ted Cruz for being in favor of "a VAT tax." Cruz responded that his flat tax plan of 16 percent has the full endorsement of "Reagan economist Arthur Laffer." He was referring to a joint statement by the two of …

Income Tax

7 extremely wealthy people who choose to live frugally

A handful of frugal billionaires appear on our list of the richest people on earth, and each one has his own penny-pinching habits.<p>From eating lunch in the office cafeteria with their employees to residing in homes worth a fraction of their wealth, these seven self-made billionaires — many of whom …