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GENETICIST

Why Men Work So Many Hours

How many employed American mothers work more than 50 hours a week? Go on, guess. I’ve been asking lots of people that question lately. Most guess around 50 percent.<p>The truth is 9 percent.<p>Nine percent of working moms clock more than 50 hours a week during the key years of career advancement: ages 25 …

PAUL SINGER: The Fed Is Creating 'Class Warfare' And The Recovery Is Being Distorted

Singer made the point that quantitative easing has caused a "distorted recovery."<p>He explained that this means people who own stocks and bonds — financiers, bankers, hedge funds— are doing fine.<p>"Most of the people in this room are doing just fine," Singer said, adding, "The ordinary person is not …

World Economic Forum

Why Successful Hedge Fund Managers Can Make A Killing Without Understanding Economics

When I first came to the markets, I was taken aback by how superficial the market's understanding of economics was. Not stupid, but superficial in the most neutral sense of the word. This was particularly true in emerging markets. It seemed that guys would have a hunch, based on price action or …

The 'Rule Of 20' Offers A Multi-Decade Bullish Case For Stocks

Numerous analysts - often the same ones that were bearish just six months ago - continue to talk up US equities using a variety of metrics. These include comparisons of dividend yields or PE ratios to treasuries, etc. One of the more unusual metrics is the so-called Rule of 20. Developed over 30 …

The 'No-Brainer' Investing Method Beats The 'Smart Money' All The Time

<b>FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors.</b><p><b>Global Market Indices (GMI) Are No Brainers But Most Investors Don't Turn To Them (Capital Spectator)</b><p>"It's hard to beat asset allocation when defined across a wide array of asset …

Investing

Retiring Wall Street Strategist Gives Amazing Investment Advice Just Before He Quits

This is a bummer. Minack's work was lucid and helpful.<p>But as a parting gift to clients, Minack wrote a two-page farewell note that contains the best investment advice you will likely ever receive.<p>What is this investment advice?<p><b>Don't try to pick stocks</b>• <b><br>Don't try to time the market</b>• <b><br>Just invest in a</b> …

Investing

DOUG KASS: Here Are My 31 Favorite Books On Investing

With all of the titles floating around out there, though, it can be hard to sort through the pile.<p>"Doug Kass has a terrific reading list," says Blackstone Vice Chairman Byron Wien.<p>Kass, the widely-followed portfolio manager who is president and founder of Seabreeze Partners Management, gave us a …

Investing

GARTMAN: These 16 Rules Will Make You A Better Trader

<b>2. Trade Like a Wizened Mercenary Soldier:</b> We must fight on the winning side, not on the side we may believe to be correct economically.<p><b>3. Mental Capital Trumps Real Capital:</b> Capital comes in two types, mental and real, and the former is far more valuable than the latter. Holding losing positions …

Stock Markets

El-Erian's 6 Rules On Running Your Portfolio

<b>FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors.</b><p><b>Mohamed El-Erian's Six Rules For Running Your Portfolio (The Reformed Broker)</b><p>PIMCO'S CEO Mohamed El-Erian spoke at the PIMCO 2013 NYC Investment Summit New York. El-Erian gave …

7 ways your brain makes you a terrible investor

You have a brain, and the chemicals in your brain often force you to make irrational decisions. This affects all your decisions, whether in your love life or your investment portfolio.<p>"Investors are 'normal,' not rational," says Meir Statman, one of the leading thinkers in behavioral …

Investing

The Only 5 Things You Need To Know About Investing

Should it bother me that there's so much about finance I don't know? I don't think so. As John Reed writes in his book <i>Succeeding:</i><p>When you first start to study a field, it seems like you have to memorize a zillion things. You don't. What you need is to identify the core principles -- generally three …

Investing

Can You Find Undervalued Stocks in This Market? Peter Lynch Chart Says Yes

In his book, “One Up on Wall Street,” Lynch described a process of valuing stocks to predict whether they would provide a good or meager return to investors.<p>This is how Peter Lynch describes his process: <i>“A quick way to tell if a stock is overpriced is to compare the price line to the earnings line.</i> …

CNBC Star Anchor Kelly Evans Could Be Returning From London To Anchor 'Squawk On The Street'

TVNewser hears Kelly Evans who joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal last year and who currently anchors "Worldwide Exchange" from London, will be returning to CNBC HQ in the coming weeks and could land at "Squawk" alongside Carl Quintanilla, David Faber,Simon Hobbs and Jim Cramer. But no …

Erin Burnett

Joe Kernen, CNBC Host, Grills Eric Cantor On Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

During an interview with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Friday, CNBC host Joe Kernen filled some air time by bringing up a topic rarely discussed on the finance-focused news network: same-sex marriage.<p>Kernen opined that many people who would be Republicans vote against the GOP because …

Bald Men: 10 Cities Where Bald Midlife Men Lure The Ladies

Does your hunka-hunka burning love come in a package topped with a shiny crown or a full crop of the shaggy stuff? Turns out that bald men actually do pretty well with the ladies. And that's probably a good thing since studies show that more than half of all men will be affected by baldness by age …

Heed the Name and Head Straight for the Cookies at Urban Cookies in Phoenix

At <b>Urban Cookies Bake Shop</b>, there's an entire case of cupcakes, morning buns, muffins, and croissants, but if you've only got one chance to visit, you really can't go wrong with a bag of the shop's signature offering: cookies.<p>There are seven flavors in total, including classics like snickerdoodle …

French Toast Definitely Worth The Drive To Frank & Albert's in Phoenix

Stunning architecture is a big part of what makes the Arizona Biltmore hotel so impressive. Built in 1929 by Albert, Charles, and Warren McArthur (with Frank Lloyd Wright serving as the consulting architect), the 39-acre retreat crafted from custom-designed pre-cast concrete blocks is a stunner. …

What's really driving Yahoo stock

When we took a look at Yahoo Inc. last fall, soon after the appointment of CEO Marissa Mayer, we suggested investors were giving the company's core portal business little to no value. Ms. Mayer merely had to demonstrate Yahoo wasn't "a big zero" to make the stock a worthy bet.<p>So far, so good: The …

The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk

One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” …

The Brain

The 5 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language - Copyblogger

When it comes to assembling persuasive copy, like any other construction job, you need to rely on your skills, experience, and <i>toolbox</i>.<p>The toolbox of …

When Psychotherapy Goes Wrong

When talk therapy works, it can work wonders. When it doesn't work (which is a fair amount of the time), all bets are off, because anything can …

iPad and Record Mac Sales Boost Apple’s Quarterly Revenue to Highest Ever

Apple may have been fighting some lousy press in the past few weeks, but its third quarter earnings, released today, show that the company is still raking in cash. Apple might as well buy a currency printing press at this point: revenue was up 78% over last year, at $15.7 billion, with a profit of …

In Defense of Henry Kissinger

He was the 20th century's greatest 19th-century statesman.<p>In the summer of 2002, during the initial buildup to the invasion of Iraq, which he supported, Henry Kissinger told me he was nevertheless concerned about the lack of critical thinking and planning for the occupation of a Middle Eastern …

Urgent care centers are booming, which worries some doctors

When Emily Auerswald and her children need care for minor illnesses or injuries, they head to a shopping center near Annapolis that has a Starbucks, a Five Guys hamburger joint and an urgent care center.<p>Doctors Express in Edgewater is open nights and weekends, and accepts walk-ins without an …

Havertown Urgent Care Center Expanding

CareSTAT, which opened in the township in 2011, is adding a new Delco location.<p>CareSTAT is expanding to Springfield.<p>According to an article on the …

Ramona Ambulatory Care Center's Open House Will Offer Free Screenings

Free tours will also be offered at the event, which takes place April 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.<p>Ramona's new Ambulatory Care Center is hosting an open …

Delta Dental Grants $700K for Dental Care for Poor

28 groups in New Jersey and Connecticut will receive grants, including three in Morris County.<p>Thousands of at-risk children, seniors, and …

A Boom In Urgent Care Centers As Entitlement Cuts Loom

As the sequester and entitlement cuts loom, there’s a boom in less costly urgent care centers opening across the country, according to industry reports and spending by large operators.<p>Urgent care, also known as immediate care, is similar to retail health clinics operated by Walgreen (WAG), …

The public cost of health-care waiting lists

This story will sound all too familiar to the many Canadians suffering from what our health-care system labels "non-urgent" maladies. Last year, a family member was diagnosed with spinal ailments that have worsened to the point where his mobility is severely impaired and he is in constant pain. The …