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The Fed's stock market warning is more ominous than ever before

The Fed minutes were released Wednesday and there's one sentence everyone is talking about: "Some participants viewed equity prices as quite high relative to standard valuation measures." By "quite high" I imagine they are referring to the fact that even by their own measures the broad stock market …

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be

We all want to be more productive. Here are three ways you can set yourself up for success.<p>We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs …

Time Management

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit

Harvard research has revealed a counterintuitive way to develop mental toughness--see how to use it daily.<p>When we resolve to be more resilient and mentally strong, we often adopt a militaristic "tough it out" approach. That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the …

Time Management

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António Horta Osório, the chief executive of Lloyds Bank has read it; Peter Sands, the former chief executive of Standard Chartered, has most certainly read it; and Stuart Gulliver, the chief executive of HSBC, thought so much of the book that he hired its author. I suspect there isn’t a bedside …

Chicken Teriyaki Skewers

Step 1<p>Preheat The Grill<p>Preheat the grill to high.<p>Step 2<p>Marinade The Chicken<p>Soak the wooden skewers in water if you’re not using metal ones. Slice the …

Elon Musk to share his plan for colonizing Mars

Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has a plan to get humans to Mars, and he'll be sharing it tomorrow at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.<p>The title of his hour-long presentation, per the official IAC16 programme: "Making Humans an Interplanetary Species."<p>Mars has …

Space Travel

For 100 Days, This Dad Of 4 Tried Growing All His Family's Food

This past May, Justin Rhodes, a North Carolina homesteader and vlogger, decided to take on a challenge: He would spend the next 100 days trying to grow and raise as much of the food his family of six eats.<p>"I wanted to do this for myself, but also to inspire and encourage other people, and show them …

NASA’s impossible space engine, the EMdrive, passes peer review

But that doesn’t mean it actually works as advertised.<p><i>“All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a</i> …

Legendary physicist Freeman Dyson talks about math, nuclear rockets, and astounding things about the universe

<i>Today, Dyson frequently writes about science and technology's relationship to ethics and social issues. Business Insider sat down with him and talked about math, war, the human brain, the education system, and the Orion Project.</i><p><i>This interview has been edited for clarity and length. It was</i> …

The best quinoa recipes

It's quick. And it's so healthy, scientists reckon a bowl every day could save your life. But most importantly, it's delicious in everything from a salad to pilaff<p>It's not a good idea to tell me I 'must try' something. I am fashion-averse. Sarah Lund had disappeared in a hail of gunfire (and her …

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

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5 healthy foods that nutritionists once thought were terrible for you

It can be difficult to keep up with which foods are healthy and which aren't.<p>Here we look at five foods that have gone through the cycle of being the villains of nutritional science but are now, based on some old and some new science, apparently okay to eat again.

How to Make Rainbow Quinoa Salad Recipe | Hilah Cooking

The Majority of Americans Are Unhealthy, Scientists Say

Here's something that will not shock you: Scientists say the four basic behaviors that constitute a "healthy lifestyle" are a good diet, moderate exercise, a recommend body fat percentage, and not smoking. Check these four boxes and you're protecting yourself against heart disease, cancer, and type …

Turkey town in line for Nobel Peace Prize

UpFront - Lakhdar Brahimi: 'No good guys in Syrian tragedy’

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Snowden: FBI's claim about unlockable iPhone is 'bulls***'

The latest figure with an opinion on the fight between Apple and the FBI is none other than NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>His conclusion? The FBI's claim that only Apple can bypass the security of the iPhone used by a terrorist is bogus.<p>"The FBI says Apple has the 'exclusive technical means' of …

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Will low oil prices cause the next refugee crisis?

The idea that oil wealth can be a curse is an old one – and it should need no explaining. Every few decades, energy prices rise to the heavens, …

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Britain is at war with Yemen. So why does nobody know about it? | Owen Jones

Saudi Arabia has British military advisers and continues to bomb Yemeni civilians with British weapons. Yet our government is strangely quiet about it<p>Britain is arming and aiding a fundamentalist dictatorship that’s bombing and killing civilians. This is an incontestable fact. The Saudi tyranny – …

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FTSE 100 tumbles as Osborne pulls Lloyds share sale and oil surges

Market Report: Ashtead slumps on United Rentals read-across

Robert Reich: Paul Krugman just doesn’t get it

The rich have wrested control of our democracy. We need Bernie more than ever, argues the former secretary of labor<p>New York Times columnist Paul Krugman yesterday warned Bernie supporters that change doesn’t happen with “transformative rhetoric” but with “political pragmatism” – “accepting half …

'Devastating' Brexit will consign Europe to a second rate world power, warns Deutsche Bank

"The implications of the UK not being in the EU will be truly devastating for Europe" says David Folkerts-Landau<p>Britain's exit from the European Union would have a "devastating" impact on the continent, relegating Europe to the status of a second-rank world power, a leading investment bank has …

Vladimir Putin accuses Lenin of placing a 'time bomb' under Russia

Russian president blames revolutionary’s federalism for break up of Soviet Union and creating ethnic tension in region<p>Vladimir Putin has denounced Lenin and his Bolshevik government for their brutal repressions and accused him of having placed a “time bomb” under the state.<p>The criticism of Lenin, …

China's banking stress looms like Banquo's Ghost in Davos

China is trapped. The more it burns through foreign reserves to defend the currency, the more it tightens domestic credit<p>Bad debts in the Chinese banking system are four or five times higher than officially admitted and pose a mounting risk to the country's financial stability, the world's leading …

CREDIT SUISSE: China risks 'losing control' of the economy

The investment bank had forecast a continued managed slowdown of GDP growth in 2016. But in a note sent to clients this week, fixed income Ric Deverell and his team say that fears are growing that Beijing is losing control of the economy. The perception that it is losing control could, in turn, hit …

5 Ways to Finally Lose Your Spare Tire—and Keep It Off For Good

Find out why you’re having such a difficult time keeping off weight—and the simple techniques that will transform your body forever<p>I have this buddy who’s a big dude: 6’3”, 240. He’s not “fat,” but he could spare to lose a few pounds. Girls describe him as a big teddy bear.<p>He plays pickup sports …

Don't Blame China, Blame The Fed For This Senseless Volatility

This sell-off has very little to do with oil and China, it’s mainly due to our clueless Fed Reserve and its self-serving agenda.<p>The pundits will all wring their hands and talk about China as the cause of our sell-off and then turn around and blame oil as another reason why our markets (and as a …

Is This The House That Will Turn Millennials Into Homeowners?

Millennials are having a hard time entering the real estate market (because the generations before them destroyed it). This affordable, sustainable house is trying to change that.<p>If you were born after 1980, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t own a house. Thanks in part to massive student loans …