James Tulajev

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“Get a blender”: 10 habits to take your life into the stratosphere of greatness

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What habits have changed people’s lives?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur and writer with 10 years in technology. Founder of CEO Lifestyle.</i><p>When I was seventeen, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. …

There's a worrisome shift in the way the most powerful people in the world are talking about China

BULLS: China is going to be a world power, surpassing the US, and one with the power to cleanly vault over the challenges posed by a modernizing economy — with a management capability and store of cash reserves to weather a storm.<p>BEARS: China will suffer terrible shocks to its economy in order to …

Stock Markets

Capital flight pushes China to the brink of devaluation

Beijing cannot keep burning through reserves at a record pace to defend the yuan and at the same time loosen monetary policy. It has to choose<p>China is perilously close to a devaluation crisis as the yuan threatens to break through the floor of its currency basket, despite massive intervention by …

What to say when the interviewer asks, 'Why should we hire you?’

The lucky ones will be invited in for interviews, and will probably be asked questions like "What's your biggest weakness?" and "Why do you want to work here?"<p>Another common one people should prepare for: "Why should we hire you?"<p>Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your …

How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists

Data scientist might be considered the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” with many companies eager to hire data science talent. But 20 years ago the term was barely used, save for a few academic articles.<p>Even a decade ago, explaining data science to employers was challenging. Few people understood …

What's So Special About the Human Brain?

Why do we study other animals and they don't study us?<p>What is it about the human brain that allows the cognitive ability for abstract reasoning and creativeness?<p>What is it that makes the human brain so special?<p>It comes down to one thing humans do that no other living creature does.<p>I just watched a …

New Year’s Eve has been cancelled for most of Shanghai

Last New Year’s Eve, a light display in Shanghai turned into a deadly stampede after hundreds of thousands of locals and migrants flooded into the city’s glitzy waterfront area. The incident left 36 dead and 49 others injured, victims of an absence of adequate crowd control and planning.<p>To prevent …

How to Make Yourself Do Everything You Hate Doing

You can have the best of intentions, but it’s all useless without willpower. Here’s the simple way boost your motivation<p>Unless you’re Tony Robbins, finding the motivation to exercise can be tougher than the actual workout itself. Your willpower can be easily defeated by the demands of a family, the …

Audiobooks

Switzerland has discovered the unintended consequences of negative interest rates

In Europe, after they became established as the latest method of flogging savers until their mood improves, all kinds of absurdities saw the light of the day. For example, bailed-out national governments can now fund their deficits at negative rates, extracting money from their bondholders, rather …

Butterflies remember a mountain that hasn't existed for millennia

Geology is what we look to when we want enduring monuments. Rock and metal outlast anything made of living tissue. Or do they? In another example of …

Lake Superior

Salad Is Three Times Worse For the Environment Than Bacon: Study

Salad Is Three Times Worse For the Environment Than Bacon: StudySorrel, a sour, tangy lettuce that often gets ground down to fish sauce, is brilliant …

How one country made a dramatic shift to nearly 95% clean energy in just 10 years

In less than 10 years, Uruguay has slashed its carbon footprint without government subsidies or higher consumer costs, according to the country's head of climate change policy, Ramón Méndez.<p>In fact, he says that now that renewables provide 94.5% of the country's electricity, prices are lower than …

TOM LEE: These 9 stocks could be the 'FANGs' of 2016

The group of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google have by themselves kept the S&P 500 in positive territory. The four companies are up 86% in 2015, but according to Fundstrat's Tom Lee that isn't going to continue next year.<p>"Since 2005, top 10 stocks underperformed the following year by an average …

Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero

Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a …

Community Solar Is Going To Explode Next Year

If you’re one of the many who’ve missed the rooftop solar panel revolution—renters and home owners who don’t have solar-friendly roofs—here’s a bit …

Workouts Top Trainers Do When They Only Have 15 Minutes

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You want to work out, but you're tight on time and don't know where to start. The struggle is real!<p>When it comes to …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Why Your Workout Should Be More Like a Drinking Game

I've been turning my workouts into a drinking game.<p>I had to.<p>You know how some people (who shall remain nameless) used to play drinking games in college that had all sorts of crazy rules to make them drink? There was Three Man, which for the life of me I cannot remember the rules for...because there …

Why China Had To Crash Part 2

One thing my 28 years as a card-carrying economist have taught me is that conventional economic theory is the best guide to what is likely to happen in the economy.<p>Read whatever it advises or predicts, and then advise or expect the opposite. You (almost) can’t go wrong.<p>Nowhere is this more obvious …

The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives.

Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and …

The Looming Bankruptcy Of Saudi Arabia

There’s two interesting little stories in this idea that Saudi Arabia is going to go bust in a couple of years as a result of the sagging oil price. Both are more general economic ideas than just the story of that oil price. The first is that mono-anything in economics is something we don’t really …

Oil

This insanely detailed map shows every power plant in the United States

1/1<p>As President Obama looks to shift the U.S. away from coal power and towards renewable energy in America's Clean Power Plan, the Washington Post …

Congress's Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Retiring in Europe is more affordable than ever

(This article previously appeared on InternationalLiving.com.)<p>A retirement in many parts of Europe is a dream many would-be expats assume comes with …

High-Level American Officials Admit that the United States Uses False Flag Terror ... And Warn of Future Attacks

Preface: U.S. President James Madison said:<p>"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign …

How Goldman Sachs Profited from the Greek Debt Crisis

NationofChange is a nonprofit organization, and this website is funded by readers like you. Please support our work. Donate or give monthly.<p>The Greek …

Germany’s Wind Power Debacle Escalates: Nation’s Grid on the Brink of Collapse

It doesn’t just ‘look’ chaotic, it is ‘chaotic’.<p><b>Calamitous Planning: German Wind Parks Overload Power Grid … “At Its Limits” … Record 50,000 Grid</b> …

America’s July 4 military nightmare: With our recent history, could we even beat the British today?

America used to win wars. Then came decades of quagmires, stalemates and fiascoes. Are we doomed to failures?<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Private First Class Harold B. Smith had just sixteen more minutes of the Korean War to survive before the cease-fire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. You can …