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9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Self-improvement

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Physics

4 Common College Savings Mistakes Many Parents Make

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Arlene George assumed that her child’s college education would come with a hefty price tag, so she started saving when her daughter, Aimee, was three months old.<p>Depending on what she could afford, George socked away between $50 to $200 a month, figuring …

NASA Is Just Killing It With These Earth-Watching Satellites

Anybody can drive a shovel into the ground to see how moist the soil is. What's tricky is doing it over every square yard of land on Earth. From 426 …

Carbon Dioxide

Voyager 1 spacecraft approaches edge of Solar System

Now traveling at a speed of around 38,000 mph (61,155 km/h) and some 10.8 billion miles (17.38 billion km) from the Sun, Voyager 1 has reached a …

Six Predictions About Big Data and Marketing in 2015

The primacy of Big Data in marketing and advertising has occurred so quickly that it's hard to remember that just a few years ago, Big Data was …

McDonald’s Social Media Team Will Answer Literally Any Question Except One

The transparency was further limited–its willingness to answer questions didn’t extend to the topic of the workers that prepare its food. In a …

McDonald's

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

5 Best IRA Options For Every Type Of Investor

Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) are big business. Particularly during tax season when many individuals open an IRA, financial firms and advisors vie for the business. The intense marketing makes choosing the best IRA account confusing at best.<p>One challenging aspect of opening an IRA is …

Your Business Definitely Needs Social Listening: Here’s Why

Businesses around the world are catalyzing sales, amplifying brand awareness and differentiating from competition all through social listening – yet …

25 Great Home Projects and What They Cost

It’s rare for homeowners to dust off their hands and say, “There! Our home is complete!” There’s always something we feel we can do to make our …

Home Improvement

Tools stock junkies can't get through a day without

There are a plethora of do-it-yourself investors that have spurned the traditional model of using financial advisors to steer their portfolios. Many …

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …

Close encounter with distant Pluto getting under way

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is closing in on Pluto and its five moons. Soon we will see what no one has ever seen before: Crisp, clear pictures of the tiny, icy world.<p>"The pictures are what we're all waiting for," Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator, told CNN.<p>Up until now, …

Solar System

Collecting Big Data From IoT

If the IoT estimates are correct then we will soon be living a world along with 50 billion interconnected devices within the next 5-10 years. No one, however, seems to be talking about the data that will need to be processed from all these devices, sensors, and monitors. Except one company.<p>“We …

Internet of Things and Data Analytics Startups Join Cisco Incubation Program

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2015) - Cisco® (<p>NASDAQ:CSCO) today unveiled the newest cohort of startups to join Cisco Entrepreneurs in …

Viral Video of Passenger’s Tantrum After Missing New Year’s Eve Ferry Is Flat-Out Funny — but Not to Everybody in Her Country

Most of us can relate to those “ugh” moments when we miss planes, trains or other modes of transportation with fixed departure times. The “ugh” is well-deserved, as the tardiness often means a much longer wait, more complicated logistics and more money spent.<p>But sometimes “ugh” morphs into a …

Big Data and mobile analytics: Ready to rule 2015

2014 was a big year for big data, a term that gradually gained momentum to become one of the most talked-about subjects in the tech world. With 2015 fast approaching, prepare for big data’s total domination, as it, along with the Internet of Things, is set to be the focus of web and mobile.<p>It will …

Google Analytics

NRG's Grand Ambition To Dominate The Solar Market

As an owner of a fleet of coal and gas power plants worldwide, NRG Energy’s headlong dive into the world of solar power plant development and operation over five years ago made it an oddity in the power industry. It both bought a 21-megawatt project built by First Solar — NRG’s first solar power …

Memo To Obama: Middle Class Families Use 529 College Savings Plans

<i>Update (Jan. 27, 2015): Obama Flip-flop Spares 529 College Savings Plans.</i><p>When Angela Crabill of North Webster, Ind. had a baby girl last year at age 42 her ob-gyn gave her this advice: set up a 529 college savings fund. Dad—Mark, a line worker at CTB, a Berkshire Hathaway company, didn’t go to …

College & University

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Co.Design talked to a slew of experts about how design is changing the way we experience cities, from where we live to how we eat.<p>Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. But chances are, the cities of the future won’t look …

Why Invest In Hedge Funds If They Don't Outperform The Market?

Hedge funds have always been a bit exotic and an enigma to some, but bottom line they are supposed to produce good returns using a range of strategies including global macro, event driven and relative value (arbitrage). And, sophisticated or high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) could realistically …

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

Guide Books

Shocase Launches Social Network Targeted to Marketing Pros

There are plenty of social networking platforms out there, but few are targeted directly to the worldwide crew of marketing professionals. That’s about to change with today’s launch of Shocase.<p>Designed to pack the best aspects of LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest into a marketing-oriented …

Marketing

Stay Focused: An App That Brings Focus Stacking to Your iPhone Camera

Stay Focused is a new app that brings focus stacking to the iPhone. By shooting multiple photos at different focus distances and then combining them, …

A Massive Social Experiment On You Is Under Way, And You Will Love It

Monica Rogati had already created one of the most intelligent job-networking systems in the world, the code that sifted through LinkedIn profiles and magically recommended “People You May Know,” when she got a recruitment call in 2013 from a company known for its portable speakers, Bluetooth …

Hubble Snaps 1.5 Billion-Pixel Close-Up of Andromeda Galaxy

Space<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing 1.5 billion-pixel photo of the Andromeda Galaxy. The picture represents the sharpest and largest composite image of the Milky Way's galactic neighbor ever taken, the Space Telescope Science Institute says.<p>The panoramic image shows striking …

Barack Obama State of the Union Twitter Map Shows How People Reacted to the President's Speech

Twitter published an awesome interactive data visualization Wednesday that shows what people were talking about during specific moments of President …

PwC's 18th Annual Global CEO Survey: Mobile, Data Mining & Analysis Most Strategically Important Technologies

81% of CEOs see mobile technologies for customer engagement as the most strategically important in 2015. 80% see data mining and analysis technologies as the most strategically important, followed by cybersecurity (78%), Internet of Things (IoT) (65%), socially-enabled business processes (61%) and …