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Stephen Hawking: Automation and AI is going to decimate middle class jobs

In a column in The Guardian, the world-famous physicist wrote that "the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative …

The Future

Meet The Man Who Lives Without Any Form Of Money

Mark Boyle was once just like you and me. He had a bank account, lived in a house, had access to electricity, clean water and a virtually continuous …

North America’s first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market

A brilliant new partnership announced today could revolutionize the way Americans build their homes. Ecocor has teamed up with sustainability-minded …

Stock Markets

Warren Buffett's right-hand man gave a dark warning about American finance

According to the Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman, we have "a vast gambling culture, and people have made it respectable."<p>Basically, the stock market is a casino, and too many people want to get rich quickly. He said:<p>There's way, way too much of that in America. And too much of the new wealth has …

Investing

Here’s one way to escape America’s high college costs: Leave the country

This month thousands of high-school seniors are contemplating where they’ll spend the next four years. For 17-year-old Jared Devon, that could very …

College & University

The 25 private colleges where students go on to earn the most money

Sticker prices on private colleges and universities tend to be steeper than public schools.<p>The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-16 school year was <b>$32,405</b> at private colleges in the US, while public universities cost an average of <b>$23,893</b>. For state residents at public colleges, average …

College & University

Declutter your wardrobe: Lessons from people who've done it

<b>(CNN) —</b> For one year, Matt Souveny wore only the following 10 items of clothing:<p>One pair of pants<p>One pair of shorts (that doubled as swim trunks)<p>Two T-shirts<p>One button-down collared shirt<p>One sweatshirt<p>One light jacket<p>One raincoat<p>One pair of running shoes<p>One pair of boots<p>Plus seven pair of socks, …

Minimalism

Do you have the nerve to back the 'Bonkers Portfolio' that has returned 3,000pc?

The hair-raising ride given to investors would have been akin to a runaway train – very fast, but with very little idea of where it would end, or how.<p>The principles of ‘value’ investing have guided some of the world’s greatest investors, Warren Buffett chief among them.<p>You invest where you see a …

Billionaire Says Commodity Returns Will Be Spectacular: “You’ve Suffered Through The Pain, Why Not Hang Around For The Gain?”

If you’ve been paying attention the last few years you have no doubt noticed that commodities are in a serious bear market. Nowhere is this more …

'Dilbert' creator: There's a 'clown genius' behind Donald Trump's campaign — and it's why he's unstoppable

Scott Adams, the cartoonist, published a blog post on the subject last week and repeatedly updated the article with additional thoughts on why the talking points of Trump's campaign trail reminded him of successful hypnosis.<p>"For our purposes today, persuasion, hypnosis, and negotiating all share a …

Donald Trump

7 Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What The Next Decade Will Bring

From smartphone apps that can do seemingly everything to driverless cars and eerily humanlike robots, the past decade has seen dramatic advances in science and technology. What amazing advances are we likely to see in the <i>next</i> 10 years?<p>To find out, HuffPost Science reached out to seven top futurists …

Singularity
Artificial Intelligence

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Ray Kurzweil

Ben Carson thinks “political correctness” could lead U.S. to collapse like Rome

The conservative pundit and potential presidential candidate sounds off on what he thinks will lead to our downfall<p>Historians have pointed to a variety of factors to explain the collapse of the Roman Empire. They've cited foreign invasions, an overstretched military, political and economic …

The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life

William Deresiewicz explains how an elite education can lead to a cycle of grandiosity and depression.<p>The former Yale English professor William Deresiewicz stirred up quite a storm earlier this month with his <i>New Republic</i> essay “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League”—a damning critique of the …

5 Gangster Movies You Have to See

<i>Editor's Note: Marc Krulewitch's Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He</i> …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

AI Could Kill Us All: Meet the Man Taking the Threat Seriously

Thinking about the end of the world is something that most people try to avoid; for others, it’s a profession. The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, UK specializes in looking at the ‘big-picture’ future of the human race, and notably, the risks that could wipe us out …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Just say no to college! Why it’s the worst decision a young American can make

For today’s grads, a job is no sure thing, but decades of debt may be. And don’t get me started on the “education”<p>Each autumn, millions of young Americans parade into colleges with cheap plastic furniture in tow, expecting their work over the next four years to result in a career worth going into …

Why You Shouldn't Buy a U.S.-to-Europe Flight More Than 2 Months in Advance

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War