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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

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KKR Didn't Want to Share Fees With Investors

A couple of weeks ago, Andrew Bowden of the Securities and Exchange Commission gave a speech about private equity fees. It was pretty punchy, for an …

Cyber Cadets: West Point Graduates Hackers

Is Electronic Dance Music The Ticket To Reach Millennials?

Being in my forties, I can’t say I have a favorite DJ. I still think of music as something coming out of a guitar. But being in marketing, I can’t ignore the ferocious upswell in popularity of this little thing called “electronic dance music” (EDM). It’s the fastest growing genre of music, leaving …

UBS sued after 'drastic downscaling and disposal of its investment banking arm'

An asset management firm founded by former Goldman Sachs partner Vishal Gupta sued UBS, saying investment banking cuts at the firm have undermined a …

A Bottom-Line Focus For Solving Mining Conflicts

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Downstream from the suspended Pascua-Lama mine, in Chile’s Atacama Region (Credit: Alturas Oceanicas)<p>The lure of precious metals and other natural resources has long been a source of conflict in Latin America, from the Andes to the Amazon and most everywhere else. But new …

Golf Market Stuck in Bunker as Thousands Leave the Sport

The golf industry is in the rough.<p>Once the go-to activity for corporate bonding, the sport is suffering from an exodus of players, a lack of interest …

Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Hidden Black Holes, and Starry Everest Skies

Supermassive black holes cluster together while dust bunnies gain weight.<p>A lone motorcycle wends its way to Mount Everest's base camp from the Chinese side of the border with Nepal in a photograph submitted to Your Shot on May 17.<p>The 2014 Everest climbing season got off to a tragic start on April …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Next Music Discovery and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps<p>Retro for Instagram<p>Next — Social Music Discovery<p>Notifyr<p>PumpUp<p>Scout GPS, Maps, Voice Navigation & Traffic<p>Between Microsoft unveiling …

Indian Ecommerce Giant Flipkart Buys Fashion E-tailer Myntra To Fight Amazon’s Growth

India’s biggest e-commerce company, Flipkart, is acquiring fast growing online fashion retailer Myntra, the two companies confirmed today.<p>The pair share two investors, Tiger Global Management and Accel Partners.<p>Flipkart will be acquiring 100% of Myntra, and plans to invest $100 million in further …

How The Sallie Mae and Navient Split May Help Student Loan Borrowers

Sallie Mae recently announced that they will be splitting up into two companies: Sallie Mae and Navient. In 2010, the government, through the Department of Education, started lending directly to students and ended the guarantee program where it guaranteed student loans made through lenders like …

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Three Big Reasons to Consolidate Your 401(k) Into An IRA

If you’re leaving a company or retiring, what do you do with your 401(k)?<p>You can, of course, cash it out or leave it with your former employer. The first option is a bad idea because Uncle Sam will cream you with taxes and a possible early-withdrawal penalty if you’re under 59 1/2. Why not move the …

Recession And Bear Market Ahead?

The almost unanimous view of economists just two months ago was that the U.S. economy would strengthen and finally have a real recovery this year. Earlier this year, the consensus was that GDP growth in the first quarter would be 2.5%-3%. Some estimates of Wall Street were for 4%-4.5% growth.<p>I was …

5 Stats You Need To Know About The Housing Recovery

The housing market is recovering — but not in a clean, linear fashion. Rather than progressing from the depths of the recession into a bountiful new boom, the recovery looks like a zigzag line, with some indicators appearing rosy, some seeming downright glum, and some that are a conflicting mix …

Facebook developing video messaging app to rival Snapchat

Social network building own 'ephemeral' chat app after $3bn buyout offer rejected, reports claim<p>Facebook is working on a video chat app to rival the popular Snapchat ephemeral messaging app, according to reports.<p>Known internally as Slingshot, according to the Financial Times, the app has been under …

Modi’s supporters see him as a leader who can restore investor confidence by curbing inflation-fueling subsidies.

The Case for Giving Money to Poor Parents

About a month and a half ago, Demos’ Matt Bruenig launched an Internet scuffle with a post suggesting that recent conservative proposals to rejigger the tax code in parents’ favor are unnecessarily complicated. If we want to address child poverty, Bruenig asked, why should we “create three …

Bridgewater, J.P. Morgan top list of 100 largest hedge funds

Jeremy Grantham: S&P 500 will rally to 2,250, then stock-market bubble will pop

5 Business Secrets You Probably Never Thought Of

Everybody in business is looking for the “secret sauce.” Some gain insights through experience. Others receive wisdom passed down from a mentor and still others simply learn from experience.<p>Yet however we come by our ideas, we rarely revisit them. Accepted wisdoms have a way of becoming second …

Making millions in the blink of an eye

<b>Speed. It's crucial for animals, cars, planes, athletes and waiters. Keanu Reeves made it a movie, Usain Bolt embodies it on the track.</b><p>But if you want to know what speed really looks like, then ask Ronan Ryan.<p>You probably haven't heard of Ryan, but don't worry, because he didn't set out to be …

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A Farm Grows in Brooklyn—on the Roof

U.S. cities lead a rooftop-farming movement that’s spreading around the globe.<p><i>This story is part of</i> National Geographic<i>‘s special eight-month “Future of Food” series.</i><p><b>For most urban dwellers, visiting a working farm requires a journey into the countryside. But in a growing number of world capitals,</b> …

Citigroup and Justice to meet over mortgage-backed securities

The Justice Department and Citigroup plan to meet next month in the opening salvo of multibillion-dollar settlement talks aimed at ending probes into …

Confronting Threats to Virunga, Africa's Oldest Park

Rangers in new documentary risk their lives to protect the national park.<p>As filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel arrived in New York recently for the debut of <i>Virunga</i>, his new feature-length documentary, he turned on his phone to a slew of urgent messages. Seven thousand miles away, in the war-ravaged …

The Best Social Media Platforms for Your Business

It is commonly suggested that to increase your brand presence, you need to be active on all forms of social media. While that may be true, unless your company has a dedicated social media coordinator, finding the time to maintain every platform out there can be extremely time consuming.<p>The best …