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The market trends that are about to end and those that are just beginning

Since the market began its recovery following the 2008 financial crisis, a number of trends have dominated the landscape. Many of them have gone on way longer than expected, and have scaled heights never seen before. Some looked to be on their last legs two or three years ago, but are still going …

Double Depression - I Lived with Depression Almost Every Day of my Life

When I was in early adolescence, a fog descended. I had been warned about teenage moodiness, but the fog I experienced was less of a cyclical storm and more of a permanent haze. A window seemed to separate me from everyone else, to separate me from genuine smiles and enthusiasm for kickball or …

How anxiety warps your perception

An anxious mindset can change the way you view the world in profound ways. But could a simple new treatment offer a way out of the perpetual fear?<p>As your thoughts run uncontrollably, your heartbeat starts to race and your breathing becomes heavy. Uneasiness is followed by fear, and then without …

Psychology

7 Yoga Poses to Undo the Damage of Sitting at a Desk All Day

Ah, there’s much to love about yoga. We know those brilliant yogis have secrets we could all benefit from, and your uber-cute colorful workout gear is fresh from a laundering. But sometimes, after a long day at the office, the last thing you want to do is trek all the way to a studio and then get …

Yoga

8 Trade Routes That Shaped World History

Trade routes have developed since ancient times to transport goods from places of production to places of commerce. Scarce commodities that were only …

Archaeology

5 Signs You're a Lot Smarter Than You Think

These surprising qualities and habits might indicate a higher intelligence.<p>Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean, founder and author of the popular website PsyBlog, caught my attention recently with an article about some really odd signs that suggest your IQ may be above average.<p>I went around the internet …

British History, Roman Britain, What the Romans did for us

Roman Britain<p><i>What the Romans did for us</i><p>Long before Julius Caesar invaded Britain the Romans had traded with these islands: Welsh gold and Cornish tin …

It’s fundamental why Warren Buffett beats the stock market — how have investors missed it for so long?

Eugene Fama and Richard Thaler, two legendary finance professors at the University of Chicago, recently had a debate about whether markets are …

Here's What Happens to Your Brain on LSD

Yes, there's a good chance it could make you more creative.<p>There isn't a whole lot of research out there about LSD, but that research is slowly growing, helped by this very small study. Like, 10 people small. Still, it's the first since the LSD heydays to study the connection between the drug and …

Consciousness

5 Reasons Your Sales Team Isn't Selling

Sales. It's pretty black and white. For your salespeople, there are several reasons why the closing isn't happening as often as you'd like.<p>Sales is a numbers game. Except when it's a people game. This constant dual-brain thinking can cause imbalances on your sales team that lead to down cycles. How …

The Monastic Movement: Origins Purposes

In 313 CE, Constantine the Great (272 – 337 CE) ended the sporadic-yet-terrifying Christian persecutions under the Roman Empire with his “Edict of …

My year of no spending: I've been on one of the best holidays ever

In the past nine months my bicycle has become my most important possession, taking me to work but also enabling me to get away from home in my spare time.<p>As part of my no spend challenge I cut my travel budget to zero. As I usually rode to work I didn’t think tacking on a few extra miles each week …

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Victorian poverty proves pertinent in Forgotten Tale at The Photographers' Gallery

For years, artists and writers have been inspired by the destitution of the Victorian poor. Works such as Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist and Jack of London’s The People of the Abyss have come to define an era synonymous with slums, street urchins, prostitutes and gangs. Now, one young artist has …

Mind Over Marijuana: What Pot Really Does to Your Brain

Sorry, folks, pot is still an illegal substance in America. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently doubled down on keeping it that …

Successful Remote Workers Share Their Productivity Secrets

Remote working means we no longer have to choose between a career and travel. Improved efficiency and lower stress mean it can be a winner for employers too. But just how do you stay productive while working on the move?<p>Remote working is more accessible to both employees and the self employed than …

What It Was Really Like To Be At Woodstock Back In 1969

This month, in 1969, nearly half a million music lovers got together at a dairy farm in New York for the legendary 3-day Woodstock …

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Investing For Beginners: Four Smart Ways to Invest Your Money

You may think that you have to be rich in order to begin investing funds, but the truth is that with as little as 50 dollars you can begin putting money into investments that will get you a return. Not all investors place their money in the stock market. There are countless ways to invest money …

An Aggressive Full-Body Fat-Loss Workout from The 21-Day Shred

By the time you reach Day 18 of the <b>The 21-Day Shred</b> you’ll already be significantly leaner, and quite possibly even stronger. The workout starts out …

Workouts

23 of the most incredible works of Burning Man art ever made

One of the main spectacles at Burning Man are the outlandish, elaborate, and zany sculptures and structures that attendees create there.<p>Many are intentionally destroyed at the end of the festival, since part of Burning Man's mission is to leave no trace, but some have moved to other locations …

The genocide Germany wants to forget

As a teenager in the 1960s, Israel Kaunatjike joined the fight against apartheid in his native Namibia. Years later his activism would take him …

South Africa

3 Morning Workout Hacks If You Hate Getting Up Early

Some people are just <i>not</i> morning people. While working out in the a.m. is an awesome productivity hack, even all the coffee in the world can’t motivate some people to get themselves out of bed before a certain hour. If this sounds like you, good news: If you put your mind to it, you totally can …

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