William Workcuff

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Fannie, Freddie and the Secrets of a Bailout With No Exit

When Washington took over the beleaguered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the collapse of the housing market and the financial crisis of 2008, it was with the implicit promise that they would be returned to shareholders after being nursed back to health.<p>But now, with the unsealing …

10 basic rules for a happier life — and most may surprise you

Happy International Day of Happiness! How did you celebrate?<p>The United Nations sets aside March 20 as a time to recognize "the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings."<p>Rejoicing yet? Or do the stresses of everyday life mean little …

Happiness

Meet the new you: a self-help guide to shake you up

Overhauling your life, whether it’s your home, job or your relationship, can seem an impossible task. But these five self-help gurus are here to get you started<p>Whatever you know or even think you know about mindfulness, Rohan Gunatillake wants you to consider his perspective. “Mindfulness needs to …

Mindfulness

2015 brought bold, feminine filmmaking and strong leading roles for women

"She's Lost Control": A vastly underrated film by Anja Marquardt, featuring knockout performances by Brooke Bloom and Marc Menchaca. This tale of a sex surrogate is a slick, engrossing tale of postmodern intimacy and urban alienation that harkens to classics of the '70s. Smart, sexy and …

Mad Max

Religion in ancient Rome: what did they believe?

From Jupiter to Venus, Romans worshipped and made sacrifices to a multitude of gods and goddesses, believing that these deities could influence their …

8 Ways To Improve Your Focus

Our attention spans are dwindling, but focus is a muscle that you can build if you work on it. Pay attention: Here are eight ways.<p>The average human has an eight-second attention span–less than that of a goldfish, according to a 2015 study from Microsoft. That number has shrunk over the years due to …

Doodling

11 Ways to Be Productive When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

Time Management