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5 signs America is devolving into a plutocracy

<b>(Shutterstock/Palmer Kane LLC)</b><p>One-percent elections. Congressional gridlock. An increasingly demobilized public. Our democracy is on life support<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>March 22, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified …

National Security

50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life

Tired of reading the same blogs over and over? Looking for fresh articles to read? A new angle on your favorite personal development topics? I got …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t …

Self-improvement

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Step Aside, Rockets – Ion Engines Are the Future of Space Travel

The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years traveling across the solar system to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet …

15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

So you’re feeling uninspired. You went to Instagram to look for style inspo, then Pinterest to plan your future dream home and now you’re here. We’re flattered, but we really do want you to start working on that project. If your to-do list is looking impossible or you’ve been postponing a …

Time Management

10 things the Apple Watch can do that Google's Android Wear watches can't

But there are several fundamental differences in how you actually interact with the Apple Watch compared to gadgets like the Moto 360, LG G Watch R, and other Android Wear watches.<p>Here's a look at some of the biggest things that make the Apple Watch stand out from the competition.

6 Very Risky Investment Mistakes Warren Buffett Says You May Be Making

What does risk mean to you? If you ask the average person, they’re likely to say the probability of losing money. If you ask most financial professionals, they’ll probably equate risk with volatility of returns. (While these may sound similar, they’re not exactly the same thing. Let’s say …

Investing

Fund Roth IRAs To Make Your Kids Rich And Instill Your Core Values

Kids can start Roth IRAs as soon as they have earned income. By starting young, the power of compound interest is fully harnessed to turn small annual contributions into substantial tax-free wealth at retirement. In addition, helping your kids find ways to earn money so they qualify to make a …

Retirement

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Time Management

Five Stocks The Billionaires Are Buying

It’s that time again. The Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF <b></b>(IBLN), which follows the trading moves of billionaire investors, is doing its quarterly rebalancing. Eleven of the ETF’s 30 stock positions are getting the boot.<p>What’s in? Consumer discretionaries and tech, each of which will now make up 30% …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

Warren Buffett’s Letter Lays Out Exactly How ‘Unsophisticated’ Investors Beat Huge Banks. It’s Worth Reading Every Word.

There’s a key passage in the 2014 Berkshire Hathaway letter to shareholders that helps explain the mindset of Warren Buffett, a man who has made staggering amounts of money over his investing lifetime.<p>Buffett’s points in the Saturday letter: volatility is not the same as risk, you should fear …

Doctor Who: Friendly Dalek teaches you to code

The BBC has unveiled a computer game called The Doctor and the Dalek, as part of the Make it Digital initiative to get more young people into computer coding.<p>It is voiced by Peter Capaldi and the story, starring a friendly Dalek, is written by Doctor Who series writer Phil Ford.<p>A browser game …

Learn to Code, Code to Learn

In this demo-filled talk MIT's Mitch Resnick, one of the main creators of the kids coding program called Scratch, outlines the benefits of teaching …

You Won't Believe How Tough This 2-Move Workout Is

Most guys can’t make it through the entire challenge. Can you?<p>A few years ago, I discovered the two-move exercise combination I call The Eagle. I named it after the school’s mascot where I taught at the time. It pairs the farmer’s walk with the double-kettlebell front squat.<p>It’s simple on paper, …

Harvard Faculty Fights to Stop ObamaCare Cost Increases

The <i>New York Times</i> has a hilarious article on how Harvard’s faculty ran afoul of the ObamaCare “reforms” they pushed down America’s throat, and they …

21 Ways to Make Your Next Job Interview the Best Ever [Infographic]

Getting a job interview these days is tough… you must make the most of each opportunity!<p>But how? Where do you start? How do you really impress? And …

The 100 Rich People Who Run America

A hundred ultra-wealthy liberal and conservative donors have taken over the political system. Do we have the guts to take it back?<p>We are well past …

Revamped U.S. oil hedges may test OPEC's patience

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a war of nerves between U.S. shale producers and Gulf powerhouses intensifies, OPEC’s biggest members are counting down the months until their upstart rivals lose the one thing shielding them from crashing oil prices - hedges.<p>The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting …

Oil

How $40 oil would impact Canada’s provinces

What does Canada's economy look like with oil prices at $40 a barrel? Certainly it won't be the energy superpower envisioned by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.<p>If $40 a barrel still seems a ways off, consider that the benchmark price for oil sands crude is already trading in that price range. What's …

ObamaCare Slaps States With $15 Billion In New Costs

Thirty-six states that rely on private managed care programs to provide medical services to all or some of their Medicaid recipients are facing an added ObamaCare tax.<p>According to a report by Milliman consulting actuaries, states that contract with Medicaid managed care plans face up to $15 billion …

Health Care

The almighty US dollar: Who it helps, who it crushes

The market move most people noticed last year was the the collapse in crude oil prices, which tumbled more than 40%.<p>But the decline in crude is merely the tail of the dog. And that dog is the US dollar.<p>No market mutt, the greenback is in the midst of a period of strength not seen since well before …

Economics

The Foods You Should Never Eat in 2015

From chocolate-covered bacon to corn dogs and cheese fries.<p>It's resolution time again--and the vast majority of us are hoping to eat better, lose weight, and get in shape in the New Year.<p>Easier said than done. We already know the drill: We certainly know we need to eat lean proteins, heart-healthy …

Nutrition

7 Lessons (Some Embarrassing) I Learned After Writing A Book About Meditation

In 2014, to my vast surprise, I became a public evangelist for meditation. I published a memoir called <i>10% Happier</i>, about an ambitious, agnostic …

China Is Building A New Fleet Of Guided Missile Destroyers

The Jinan was commissioned at a naval port in eastern China. From there, the vessel will join the East China Sea Fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Part of a new generation of guided missile destroyers, the Jinan will help the PLAN to expand its ability to operate in the …

18 Things I've Learned about Changing Habits, Settings Goals, and Living Life