David Bigness

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Marriage Isn’t For You

Having been married only a year and a half, I've recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn't for me...

Check Your "Fitness Age" With This Research-Based Calculator

It's based on the suffering of 4,637 Norwegian men and women aged 20 to 90.<p>Five thousand Norwegians "ran to the point of exhaustion on a treadmill" so you wouldn't have to. They were research subjects whose measurements went into a new online fitness age calculator made by exercise researchers at …

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

Britney Spears' music used by British navy to scare off Somali pirates

'As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can,' says merchant naval officer<p>In an excellent case of "here's a sentence you won't read every day", Britney Spears has emerged as an unlikely figurehead in the fight against Somali pirates.<p>According to reports, …

Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime Into Dream Adventures (Updated)

Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully? Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother of three boys living in California, has …

Fairy Tales

Meet The 17-Year-Old Trader Who Knows Global Macro Markets Like A Veteran

These days he's passionate about global macro trading and he's garnering attention in the space from more seasoned macro traders.<p>"The breadth and depth of Julian's market knowledge is that of a seasoned macro trader. The young man is very impressive," one New York-based macro trader commented.<p>You …

Obamacare Will Increase Health Spending By $7,450 For A Typical Family of Four

<i>UPDATE: At the bottom of this post, the author responds to criticism of his argument. Over at National Review, Avik Roy says the critics are missing the point of Conover’s post.</i><p>It was one of candidate Obama’s most vivid and concrete campaign promises. Forget about high minded (some might say high …

How To Make A Beach Clean Itself

Redirecting runoff underground could make for a much more pleasant day at the beach<p>In 2011, water pollution closed or drove visitors away from U.S. shores on more than 15,000 beach days across the country. In many places, the problem is getting worse. As coastal towns crowd with rooftops and …

Check Out The Document That Created NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 started it all. Happy birfday, NASA!<p>This document is the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, which created NASA. It was signed into law by President Eisenhower 55 years ago yesterday. The document outlines NASA's policies, guidelines, …

Report: IRS Scrutiny Worse For Conservatives

House Republicans investigating IRS targeting of groups for extra scrutiny say they have proof conservatives had it worse.<p>A House Ways and Means Committee staff analysis of the applications of 111 conservative and progressive groups applying for tax exempt status found conservative applicants faced …