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Sean Parker Wonders What Facebook Is 'Doing to Our Children's Brains'

Sean Parker, the onetime founding president of Facebook and co-founder of Napster, is not the social media advocate he once was.<p>Speaking at an Axios …

Sean Parker

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue …

Opinion: 9 books about financial markets you really should read

Earlier this week I wrote (again) about the importance of understanding financial market history. This prompted a few people to ask for some of my …

19 robber barons who built and ruled America

Many of these men gained their vast fortunes either at the expense of their factory workers or by methods that were considered unscrupulous even back then — a time when insider trading wasn't yet outlawed. But some of them also gave away their fortunes to build universities, hospitals, libraries, …

Ulysses S. Grant

5 engaging books about money and wealth to pick up in 2017

When it comes to vacation reading, books about money don't spring to mind as good page-turners. But that's an unfair impression: In any brokerage or …

4 Biotech Stocks to Buy in January

When an entire sector goes on sale it tends to create bargains. There's no doubt that the biotech sector has the blue-light special flashing right now, as it has massively underperformed the <b>S&P 500</b> year to date. Knowing that, we asked a team of healthcare contributors to highlight a biotech stock …

Biotechnology

31 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted by a number of pediatricians shows for …

Books

Keynesian economics: is it time for the theory to rise from the dead?

John Maynard Keynes penned his General Theory in 1936. Faced with the upheaval of 2016, what would a cryogenically frozen Keynes do?<p>Imagine this. In late 1936, shortly after the publication of his classic General Theory, John Maynard Keynes is cryogenically frozen so he can return 80 years …

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

Blackstone Group

The 8 Most Recommended Books for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, finding time to read may be difficult. The one thing you can gain from taking the time to read is inspiration. By reading through …

Entrepreneurship

Kochs reject push to meet with Trump

Trump donors have been pushing the billionaire brothers to reconsider their lack of support for the GOP nominee.<p>Top Donald Trump donors tried to set up a meeting between the GOP presidential nominee and Charles Koch in Colorado Springs on Friday, but Koch aides rejected the entreaties, according to …

Republicans
Blockchain

Finally, Canadians Can Access Their Credit Score for Free

Since the dawn of time, Canadians have have to pay just to view their credit scores. Annoying, huh? No longer—a local financial technology startup …

What Billionaire Investors Are Doing With Gold

<b>What Billionaire Investors Are Doing With Gold While You’re Not Watching By Stefan Gleason, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange</b><p>With each …

Canada Plans Marijuana Legalization by Spring 2017: Minister

TORONTO — Canada's Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in spring 2017, Health Minister Jane Philpott said on Wednesday.<p>Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised during last year's election campaign that his Liberals would legalize …

Cannabis

UFC superstar Conor McGregor releases scathing statement explaining his 'retirement' and why he refuses to promote his next fight

Nobody was sure whether it was true, but later, UFC president Dana White announced that McGregor was being dropped from UFC 200 in July, when he was supposed to take on Nate Diaz in a rematch.<p>White said McGregor was refusing to promote the fight, which is an obligation for fighters.<p>As Yahoo's Kevin …

Conor McGregor

8 amazing facts about Harriet Tubman

Aside from helping her family (and thousands more) escape slavery, she led troops in combat, cured a disease, and was generally way more badass than history generally portrays her.<p>Born Araminta "Minty" Ross in Maryland around 1822, "Harriet" adopted her mother's name after escaping slavery.<p>She …

Black History

In 5 years of studying millionaires, the vast majority said a simple change in outlook was critical to their success

The study noted that cynicism makes you wary of trusting others. It went on to argue that when you see people in a cynical light — untrustworthy, self-interested and deceitful — you are less likely and less willing to rely on others.<p>This prevents you from securing help from others, partnering with …

Self-improvement

Why Everyone Must Get Ready For The 4th Industrial Revolution

First came steam and water power; then electricity and assembly lines; then computerization… So what comes next?<p>Some call it the fourth industrial revolution, or industry 4.0, but whatever you call it, it represents the combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, and the Internet …

Manufacturing

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20 Home Decor Cheat Sheets That Will Have You Decorate Like a Pro

Decorating your home can sometimes become a daunting task because you can get lost in measurements, styles and other decor choices. Then you can …

Home Decorating

Global trade is worse than it was during the financial crisis

In an interview with the Financial Times after the company released its annual results, Maersk's boss, Nils Andersen, said:<p>"It is worse than in 2008. The oil price is as low as its lowest point in 2008-09 and has stayed there for a long time and doesn't look like going up soon. Freight rates are …

Markets

Elon Musk just lost $3.5B on a double whammy

It's been an ugly stock market for most investors. But famed inventor and investor Elon Musk is having an exceptionally bad year - not just on one investment - but on two.<p>Musk's holdings in electric car maker <b>Tesla (TSLA)</b> and solar panel installer <b>SolarCity (SCTY)</b> are down a staggering $3.5 billion …

Facebook holding an Android event on April 4th: "Come See Our New Home On Android"

Facebook has just sent out invites to an Android-specific event on April 4th at 10:00am PT (1:00pm EST). The invite states “Come See Our New Home On …

There will be chaos: Big Oil’s collapse and the birth of a new world order

Barrel prices have completely cratered. With alternative energies on the rise, geopolitics may never be the same<p>As 2015 drew to a close, many in the global energy industry were praying that the price of oil would bounce back from the abyss, restoring the petroleum-centric world of the past …

An American voter’s guide to the dirty truth about oil

<i>What does “oil” make you think of? Do “invasions” and “emissions” top your list? Why have leaders thought it worth spilling so much blood for the sake of this pungent mud? And why has it been so hard to switch away from this fuel that is harming our one and only environment? Here are the real facts</i> …

Oil

German vice chancellor warns Saudi Arabia over Islamist funding in Germany

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) has urged Saudi Arabia to end their financial support of radical religious groups in Germany. The call …

16 stocks to buy no matter what the economy does

It's a dicey time for stocks. The Dow is down on the year and investors are just now catching their breath from the late summer chaos on Wall Street.<p>Global growth this year is on track for the weakest level since 2009 and nearly one-third of investors polled by CNNMoney and E*Trade are worried …

Investing

Flipping houses? There are tax criteria to keep in mind

It's no secret that if you sell your principal residence, you might be able to sell it tax-free, thanks to the "principal residence exemption" (PRE). The problem? It's not always clear what should count as a principal residence.<p>Take Andrew Thurnheer, for example. This man's home outside Ithaca, …