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Richard Thaler on misbehavior, tipping, and economists as failed mathematicians

Richard Thaler spent most of his career as an academic outsider. And along the way, he became one of the founding fathers of a once-obscure blend of psychology and economics that we now know as behavioral economics.<p>An economics professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Thaler …

300+ Top Inspirational Quotes & Quote Pictures | Quote Catalog

<b>339 Inspirational Quotes</b> organized by Most Popular<p>Accomplishing goals is not success. How much you expand in the process is.<p><b>— Brianna Wiest</b><i>, brought</i> …

How Your State of Mind Affects Your Performance

Don, a senior vice president for sales at a global manufacturing company, wakes up late, scrambles to get showered and dressed, has an argument with his teenage daughter over breakfast, then gets stuck in traffic on the way to work and realizes he will be late for his first meeting.<p>Donna, a …

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: Best Summer Reads

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

A capital contango, and why oil storage economics may be dead

2015-01-12T15:07:03.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>$80 oil,$70 oil,$60 oil, $50 oil and counting… If you suspect the structure of the oil market has …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

The one thing successful people never do

It’s hard to feel successful when you’re staring failure in the face. Maybe you’ve lost a job, had to close a business, or been told that your …

A Bandage That Senses Tremors, Delivers Drugs, and Keeps a Record - MIT Technology Review

Offering a preview of what future wearable medical devices may look like, researchers in Korea have built a skin patch that’s thinner than a sheet of …

Medical Technology

What's In Store For Commuting's Future? (Hint: There's Hope)

If you want to look into the future of commuting, you need only go to the graduate transportation program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.<p>The program's creator, Geoff Wardle, says he started it because he sees a coming tipping point "where all aspects of transportation, …

The Four-Year Career

Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where “career planning” is an oxymoron.<p><b>Adam Hasler looks like</b> a footloose millennial. He’s worked as a model, waited tables, and lived all over the world. But at 28, there’s more to his résumé than meets the eye.<p>He earned a dual degree in history and …

India's Wealthiest Feel Pain, Gain Only 3%

There has been little respite lately for India’s stumbling economy, lashed by close to double-digit inflation and a rupee that fell by 16% in the past year. That wiped out any gain from the 12% rise of the stock market, resulting in a lackluster 3% growth in the wealth of India’s 100 richest, to …

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

How Old Memories Fade Away

<b>Discovery of a gene essential for memory extinction could lead to new PTSD treatments.</b><p>If you got beat up by a bully on your walk home from school …

9 classic movies about memory manipulation, and how they inspired real neuroscience

<i>Total Recall</i>, <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>, <i>Inception</i>. In today’s talk, MIT neuroscientists Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu admit that their latest …

What Every Contact Lens Wearer Needs To Know (But Is Afraid To Ask)

If you're one of the 36 million contact lens wearers in the U.S., chances are you went through a mini-course in hygiene when you first got your prescription. You know the drill: First wash your hands with soap and water before drying them with a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel. Then, …

The Root of the Problem - Ape to Gentleman

Male hair loss – let’s be clear, is not a problem. It’s a fact of life for most men – some of us lose our hair earlier than others, and the majority …

America's Richest Hedge Fund Managers

Twenty-eight members of the 2013 Forbes 400 built their fortunes through the management of hedge funds. Now making up 7% of America’s wealthiest individuals, their number decreased over the past twelve months from the 31 managers that made the list in 2012, as several legendary investors failed to …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

The secret stock market run by ultrafast machines

A paper in <i>Scientific Reports</i> suggests there's a second stock market that's invisible to humans, running on millisecond-level machine time. High-frequency trading bots operate too quickly for humans to track, but a team of scientists examined five years of trading activity, from 2006 to 2011, and …

35 Questions That Will Change Your Life

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”</i> – Voltaire<p><i>“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.”</i> – Carl Sagan<p><i>“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”</i> – Ayn Rand<p>As I turn 35 and think of my life so …

Quants-R-Us? Algorithmic Trading Trickles Down To Individual Investors.

Six flights up in a dim, grungy office building in Manhattan’s Union Square neighborhood, Christopher Ivey is working on what he thinks is the next step in the evolution of trading. His efforts also serve as a subtle reminder that the current bull market seems to be a bit frothy.<p>Armed with $4.5 …