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The Silver Economy: Downsizers transform US housing landscape

Phoenix, Arizona, is at the heart of efforts to address the US’s demographic time-bomb.<p>Three years ago the third-largest US housebuilder, Lennar …

Housing

This military-grade facial recognition software is a security win — & a privacy nightmare

We are now in the age of face-recognition-as-a-service. That’s the word from the CEO of a facial recognition company that is now licensing an API for its military-grade face recognition.<p>Paul Schuepp, head of New Hampshire-based Animetrics, told VentureBeat that his company’s FaceR API converts a 2D …

11 Personal Finance Books Everyone Should Read Before Turning 30

But not all advice is created equal. When you're in your 20s, you want easy-to-read books that will teach you the foundations of investing, the best way to budget for major purchases down the road, and how to finally pay off those student loans.<p>To help narrow down the choices and find the best …

Personal Finance

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …