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19 College Fraternities With Top Wall Street Alumni

The reasons people join these groups might vary. Most people probably want to make more friends and have a full social calendar, while others might want to form connections with past and current brothers that could be useful in later life.<p>We combed through a bunch of fraternities' notable members …

College & University

How A Company Called Twilio Quietly Helped A Startup Get Bought For $200 Million

After the deal was made official last week, Samsung said it bought the startup because it "has a software platform that can connect all these devices."<p>What makes SmartThings truly valuable is its SMS feature, which allows Internet connected-devices to 'communicate' with human beings by sending text …

Startups

The Air Force Has A Radical Technology Plan For The Next 30 Years

The advances will focus on adding even more "speed, range, flexibility, and precision" to the Force's operations.<p>"The aircraft as an instrument of war was once considered 'game changing,'" the report says. "Pursuit of the next 'game changing' technology is central to maintaining the asymmetric …

Military

This 15-Minute Activity Will Make You More Successful At Work

"When people have the opportunity to reflect, they experience a boost in self-efficacy," says HBS professor Francesca Gino. "They feel more confident that they can achieve things. As a result, they put more effort into what they're doing and what they learn."<p>In a series of laboratory and field …

Employment

An FBI Agent Reveals 5 Steps To Gaining Anyone's Trust

I had an opportunity to ask Robin Dreeke a few questions. Robin is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program and the author of "It's Not All About Me."<p>Robin combines science and years of work in the field to offer practical tips to …

FBI

This Startup Wants To Be The E-Trade Of Real Estate

Typically investors buy and flip homes, or they invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs), which own different types of properties.<p>But Sharestates is offering both accredited investors and the public a real estate crowdfunding platform that lets them dip as little as $100 into a project. The …

Real Estate

The Analyst Who Nailed The Housing Crash Is Quietly Revealing The Next Big Thing

<i>While people worry about the greying of the U.S., and how we'll support so many retirees, there's another big story playing out: An increasingly young workforce is poised help the economy and the housing market in a big way</i>.<p>For years, very few people have nailed the big, economic themes like Bill …

Demographics

How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less sexy.<p>But a …

3D Printing

This Vest Isn't For Style, It's To Restart Your Heart

This smartly designed vest could help at-risk patients avoid a heart attack.<p>If you’re unlucky enough to have a heart attack, you may be prescribed a portable defibrillator. The device, which patients wear with a harness around their chest, senses for irregular rhythms and delivers a quick shock if …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Kids with autism often have parents with similar traits - Futurity

When there is a child with autism in the family, both parents are more likely to have autistic traits than parents who don't have a child with autism.

Autism

Billionaire Russian gas trader says U.S. sanctions a badge of honor | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gennady Timchenko, the billionaire Russian gas trader hit with U.S. sanctions over his alleged ties with the Kremlin following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, said being singled out by Washington was a badge of honor.<p>Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko attends the men's …

2018 BMW X7 SUV Rendered, Detailed

The most extended X yet.<p><b>What It Is:</b> An artist's impression of what the upcoming BMW X7 über-SUV could look like. It will be a far bigger vehicle than the X5, offering a fully usable third row. Currently, the X5 is available with tiny third-row seats that are suitable only for small children and …

Automotive Design

2014 Audi S5 vs. 2014 BMW 435i | Comparison Test

Conspiracy theorists will tell you that BMW’s payroll got a little lighter when the current-generation 3-series appeared. Our early reviews were tempered with disappointment because the car wasn’t as involving as its predecessor, confusing those readers who believed our affinity for the 3 was based …