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How 3 investors, all under 25, made money this year

Talk about a tough year to invest.<p>Markets were volatile left and right, driven by three main reasons -- Oil prices tanked, China's economic slowdown got worse and the U.S. Federal Reserve kept everyone on their toes over whether it was going to increase interest rates for the first time in a decade.<p>…

Investing

We Asked a Satanist What He's Doing for Christmas

Turns out it's pretty much the same thing as everyone else.<p>I know it's not the done thing to say, but Christmas is great isn't it? Even if you're not into the whole nativity story with those three wise men, the Star of Bethlehem, and the inexplicable whiteness of all the protagonists – even then, …

Theology

French power station generates electricity from cheese

Cheese-based power station in the Alps produces enough power to supply a community of 1,500<p>Generating electricity from cheese could be the plot of an Asterix comic book, but that is exactly what is happening at a new power plant in the French Alps.<p>A by-product of Beaufort cheese, skimmed whey, is …

Hydroelectric Power

After A Church Visit, One Muslim Seeks A New Kind Of Attention To His Faith

During a sensitive time of global scrutiny surrounding Islam and Muslims, one unexpected image relating to the religion drew a more positive light.<p>Ali Kadri, a Muslim man living in Brisbane, Australia, posted a picture to his Facebook page last weekend that got the attention of tens of thousands of …

Faith

The Bible Doesn't Say Anything

The Bible says...<p>This is a powerful statement. We've all heard it before, from a pulpit or politician, friend or foe. These three words conjure an absolutist stance and the highest authority, but the fact is, the Bible doesn't say anything.<p>Here's an experiment. Go find a Bible. Place it on the …

Bible

Why I'm Leaving the Mormon Church

The church's recent decision to reaffirm opposition to same-sex marriage has proved I cannot balance the LDS faith and my beliefs.<p><i>Mindy is a 33-year-old teacher from Salt Lake City, Utah. Born and raised Mormon, Mindy remained a devout member of the LDS Church until last month's "update" on LDS</i> …

A Farewell to Life as a Mormon Housewife

"Leap and the net will appear." -- John Burroughs<p>"She left the church."<p>In the vernacular of her upbringing, the words imply far more than skipping Sunday school -- any good Mormon knows this. Someone like her, who pulls up stakes and walks away from their own assumes consequences: anger, …

Faith

Dear Fellow Christians

It was bad enough to be an apologizing Republican, now I have to be an apologizing Christian too?<p>Good God Almighty (pun intended) people, what the hell has gotten into you?<p>You're offended with the Starbucks holiday cup because it doesn't say Christmas to you, so you have declared that Starbucks is …

Drums

I went hands-free in Tesla's Model S on Autopilot, even though I wasn't supposed to

Just before Model S drivers receive software 7.0 over the air, upstart automaker Tesla invited me out to its Palo Alto, California headquarters to …

Hey Christians! You're Doing It Wrong

I would love to start out this post with a laundry list of theological credentials to back up that title but I don't have them. To be completely honest, I haven't had a church home in ages and with a very few exceptions, I haven't even heard a sermon since I was a teenager.<p>But I tell you what I did …

Faith
Guns

Bill Maher smacks down GOP’s “supply-side Jesus”

“It exposed just how little the so-called Christians of the far right believe in what Jesus actually said.”<p>If there's one thing Bill Maher knows about it's Jesus. On Friday's <i>Real Time</i>, the former Catholic chastised the GOP for lying about Jesus's record, putting words in his mouth, and baring false …

Martin Shkreli

The Weird Week in Review

The Evidence was on Facebook<p>John Mogan and Ashley Duboe were arrested last week in connection with a bank robbery in Ashville, Ohio. The bank was …

How Sweden's negative interest rates experiment has turned economics on its head

Nordic experimentation with sub-zero interest rates has changed the way central bankers think about fighting recessions<p>It has long been believed that when it comes to interest rates, zero is as low as you can go. Who would choose to keep their money in the bank if they had to pay for the …

Economics

'Blood Moon' seen as sign of end times by some Mormons

A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.<p>Sunday night's …

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decisions

You’ve always considered yourself a sound decision-maker. From that heavily researched car that you drove to work this morning to the carefully …

The Brain

40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Going through a home renovation is actually the worst. Time to take matters into your own hands.

Janet Yellen made a terrible stock market call one year ago today

Janet Yellen is facing Congress on Wednesday for her semi-annual testimony.<p>And one year ago today, Yellen's monetary policy report warned about stock market valuations, particularly in social media and biotech stocks.<p>It was an awful call.<p>Yellen's testimony last year said:<p>"Some broad equity price …

Stock Markets

10 Unorthodox Forms Of Marriage

Opponents of same-sex marriage often claim that the traditional marriage of a man and a woman has been the universal standard throughout human …

Same-sex Marriage

I'm a Christian, Therefore I Support Same-Sex Marriage

Crowd assembled in front of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC on Friday, June 26, 2015<p><i>(commons.wikimedia.org Matt Popovich)</i><p>Last week, in a landmark opinion, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples would be allowed to marry in all fifty states. And that banning them …

LGBTQI
Health Care