Robert Fritz

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This Simple Math Helps You Decide When to Take Social Security

Thousands of dollars are at stake based on when you claim benefits.<p>Social Security provided $955 billion in benefits to 62 million seniors in 2017, …

Week 31: Bannon Puts Jared Through the Grinder

Ever quotable, the Breitbart chief lays the swirling Russia scandal at the feet of his old White House nemesis.<p>Former Trump chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon milled his former Oval Office colleague Jared Kushner into a bloody chunk of battle sausage this week and smeared him across the shiny pages …

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Mentorship And The Art Of The Cold Email

The cold email landed WayUp’s CEO dinner at Sheryl Sandberg’s house and conversations with executives at Match and Twitter.<p>Myriad blogs and self-help books tout the benefits of having a mentor: that person that helps guide you up your career beanstalk. But finding a mentor can often seem elusive. …

Donald Trump: is he the unlikely hero of Britain's savers?

As markets adjust to the idea of Donald Trump as president, a once unthought-of notion is taking hold: his election victory might be the catalyst for the return to “financial normality”.<p>That would mean the resumption of higher interest rates and inflation, a fall in the price of bonds and a …

Analysis: Clinton Haters and Lovers Feel Vindicated By WikiLeaks

There’s something for everyone in the 12,073 released pages of John Podesta emails.<p>Now into its second week, WikiLeaks’ daily releases of emails — allegedly stolen by Russian hackers from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair personal account — are confirming what everyone thought they knew about …

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help …

Suddenly, the banks all agree: monetarism doesn't work and governments need to ramp up spending

Deutsche Bank, Barclays, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch all published notes to investors that said something similar:<p><b>Central bank monetary policy isn't working anymore and now is the time for governments to turn on their money spigots, running deficits if need</b> …

Getting Good at Body Language

That our bodies affect our minds and the way we feel is proven; and research shows, just as convincingly, that the way we carry ourselves affects the …

100+ Free English Grammar Tutorials, PDF & eBooks

Sophia SMITH Reply<p>10:47 PM A+ A-<p>https://www.imustread.com/2016/08/english-grammar-tutorials-ebooks.html<p>Want to learn English grammar? Or thinking of …

How To Hack Your Brain To Destroy Procrastination, According To Harvard Research

People procrastinate for many reasons, but the result is always the same: they rush to get the task done at the last minute or miss the deadline. Even though it feels frustrating to procrastinate, people still continue this bad habit. Why?<p><b>How to beat the "Tomorrow Syndrome" that almost everyone</b> …

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I spend my time writing about the economy, but the climate data hits me right in the gut | Greg Jericho

I love my graphs and get carried away by data, but if the world keeps warming like this, talking about GDP and housing affordability will all be rather quaint<p>Last week it was announced that June was the warmest June on record – making it the 14th consecutive month of a record being set. It comes at …

Here's How Your Grandma Is Killing the Economy

Old people are ruining it for the rest of us, at least that’s what a group of economists think.<p>A working paper published Monday by the National …

Donald Trump: Sociopath?

Taking his biographer’s claim seriously<p>This week, the co-author of Donald Trump’s autobiography said in <i>The New Yorker</i> that if he were writing <i>The Art of the Deal</i> today, it would be a very different book with a very different title: <i>The Sociopath</i>.<p>To title a person’s life story with that label is a …

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Congressman Steve King: whites aided civilization more than other 'sub-groups'

During a roundtable discussion regarding the uniformly white leadership of the Republican party, six-term congressman Steve King of Iowa declared that white people have contributed more to the advancement of human civilization than any other “sub-group of people”, igniting a firestorm from his …

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10 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Living Happy And SMART

Here then, are 10 falsehoods some people tell themselves that keep them from being happy and SMART.<p>I do my best with my writing here and on my blog SMART Living 365 to stay away from politics. That's not because I don't have an opinion, but my intention is to instead inspire and encourage us all to …

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Physicists Achieve Atomic Data Storage

A new memory technology could pack the entire Library of Congress into a .1 mm-wide cube.<p>Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created a rewritable data-storage device capable of storing information at the level of single atoms representing single bits of …

The House Just Passed the Most Important Mental Health Bill in Decades

Though the conversation surrounding mental health issues is improving every day, stigmas persist and resources for the mentally ill are seriously limited. That’s why the news last week that the House of Representatives almost unanimously passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of …

This 1 Science-Backed Rule Is All You Need to Stay Motivated

The road to success is long. Stick it out with this research-backed trick.<p>In case you haven't heard, there really is no such thing as an overnight success. Breakout hits are almost always followed by years of toil and failure.<p>Angry Birds was Rovio's 52nd attempt. Elon Musk studied battery …

People with Autism Can Read Emotions, Feel Empathy

There is a persistent stereotype that people with autism are individuals who lack empathy and cannot understand emotion. It’s true that many people …

Apparently Pokemon GO Is An Indictment Of Late Stage Capitalism Now

Human society is depressingly prone to fads and crazes which, once passed, we all look back upon with a certain wonder and amazement. The South Sea Bubble, the dotcom boom, Hula Hoops and what the heck was that pet rock thing? Fortunately most of them do pass and we all regain our equilibrium. Some …

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10 brilliant hikes in Europe that belong on your bucket list

Author: Abeer El-Sayed<p>Europe offers an amazing array of hiking trails boasting diverse landscapes, stunning scenery and breathtaking views. From the …

When meds didn’t improve my depression, I tried retraining my brain waves instead

Two years ago, I walked through the door of a Seattle therapist’s office with the goal of resetting my 45-year-old brain. A trauma survivor with a history of depression and anxiety, I was hoping that an alternative mode of therapy I’d heard about called neurofeedback might finally alleviate my more …

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6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

Chicago Booth Review | Research, analysis, and commentary from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

BlackRock cofounder Sue Wagner joins Chicago Booth’s Marianne Bertrand, Robert H. Gertner, and Luigi Zingales to discuss the business of business.<p>To …

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The Psychology of Saving

When we think about our relationship with money, it’s all too easy to view it a series of external attributes: the bank account, the credit card and …

This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

See The ‘Doom Spiral’ That Perfectly Explains Global Warming

The effects may soon be irreversible<p>A round infographic has been making the rounds on the internet. The animation shows how the temperatures have risen over the years since 1850, spiraling upwards and outwards toward the current streak of record high temperatures that we've been enjoying …

Germany had so much renewable energy on Sunday that it had to pay people to use electricity

On Sunday, May 8, Germany hit a new high in renewable energy generation. Thanks to a sunny and windy day, at one point around 1pm the country’s solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants were supplying about 55 GW of the 63 GW being consumed, or 87%.<p>Power prices actually went negative for several hours, …

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