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The terrifying side effect of not getting enough sleep

When you feel particularly exhausted, it can definitely feel like you are also lacking in brain capacity. Now, a new study has suggested this could …

The Brain

Fracking, Now The Dominant Technology, Will Keep Oil Price Around $55: Goldman Sachs

Oil prices may rise or fall in the short-term, but they will return to a range of $55 to $65 in the long term because that’s the price of oil from fracking shale wells, the Goldman Sachs head of research said in Chicago Wednesday.<p>Oil prices today were about $52 for West Texas intermediate and $54 …

Oil

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The U.S.-OPEC Oil War Takes Another Turn

Capitalism and innovative technology in the United States still appears to be unbeatable. And no more so than for oil and gas.<p><i>Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources warns that OPEC’s efforts directly benefit the U.S. industry and ‘we will not underwrite</i> …

Oil

Elon Musk pens letter in local paper as Tesla makes final push for right to sell in Connecticut

As we reported earlier this month, Tesla’s battle to get the right to sell its electric vehicles directly to customers in Connecticut without having to go through third-party franchise dealerships took a turn for the worst after strong dealership opposition led to the DMV issuing a cease and desist …

Autos

Inside Google's Fight To Keep The US Government Out Of Gmail Inboxes

In at least six separate federal cases, Google is waging a quiet war against the U.S. government. It’s taking the FBI to task over warrants demanding it hand over the contents of Gmail data stored overseas. And because Google stores customer accounts in fragments in servers around the globe, it’s a …

Privacy

New Tesla owners can now get free charging with a referral code

Make friends with your fellow drivers<p>Up until this year, Tesla provided a handy perk for owners: they could charge their vehicles up at any of the company’s Supercharger stations for free. Last year, Tesla announced that it would phase the program out in favor of a modest pricing scheme for owners …

Autos

7 Subtle Signs You May Have An Anxiety Disorder

We all feel anxious now and then. We may get nervous before taking a test or going to a job interview, but for approximately 18 percent of adults in …

Anxiety

5 of Warren Buffett's most frugal habits

Trying to save more, pay off debt and make the most of your money? You might want to try living like a billionaire — but only if that billionaire is Warren Buffett.<p>The investor — known as the “Oracle of Omaha” — is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, but there’s more to this American business magnate …

Wealth

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Architecture

Details Emerge On Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan And What It May Mean For Autonomous Cars

As evidenced by an embarrassing moment at the LA Auto Show last year when a prototype Volvo autonomous vehicle carrying LA mayor Eric Garcetti couldn’t collect enough visual data to move forward smoothly, even the most basic aspects of the nation’s roadway infrastructure will need upgrading before …

Transportation

Sleep deprivation can cause anxiety and depression—and the problem goes both ways

Good sleep is essential for our mental well-being. Just one night of disturbed sleep can leave us feeling cranky, flat, worried, or sad the next day. So it’s no surprise sleeping problems, like difficulty falling asleep, not getting enough sleep, or regularly disrupted sleep patterns, are …

Depression

24 mind-blowing facts about Warren Buffett and his $70 billion fortune

With a net worth of over $70 billion, Warren Buffett is the second-richest person in the world, behind only his good friend Bill Gates.<p>But to those who knew him from the beginning, Buffett's success comes as no surprise: He was picking out stocks at 11 years old and had amassed the equivalent of …

Wealth

Bill Gates Is Correct, But Why Is Steven Pinker Right? - Capitalism And Free Markets

Bill Gates has been sharing some life lessons and the one that appeals to me the most is his recommendation of Steven Pinker’s “The Better Angels of Our Nature.” The basic point is obviously true, the world is very less violent now than it used to be. Yes, there are even some who argue with that, …

Capitalism

These 10 American colleges have minted almost 400 billionaires

Currently, only 2,397 people in the world hold billionaire status, according to Wealth-X, a firm that does research and valuations on ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals.<p>While the path to mega-riches certainly isn't the same for all, nearly 400 of those billionaires — 398, to be exact — hold a …

MBA

Recent Inflation Data Shows Signs of Weakness

The latest CPI report gives us more clues into our economy and it will be interesting to see if the Fed references the report ahead of their June 13-14 meeting. While last Friday’s report showed an expected 0.2% monthly increase in the headline inflation number, the April core inflation reading, …

Finance

US Household Debt Is Nowhere Near A Peak, It's Well Below 2008

Oh dear, oh dearieme. We seem to have one of those little incidents where near the entirety of the media gets ahold of the wrong end of the stick. And it has to be said that matters aren’t being helped here by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. For they’ve reported that US household debt is up …

Federal Reserve

Does Your Restless Mind Keep You Up at Night? Try This Simple Mind Trick

Toss and turn at night? Before you consider sleeping pills, try this.<p>Few feelings are worse that tossing and turning at night stressing about how you need to sleep, only to find that same stress keeps you from finally drifting off. What's the solution to this common but highly annoying problem?<p>Your …

Wellness

'Yay, I got accepted': Watch the moment teenage Mark Zuckerberg got accepted to Harvard

Before Mark Zuckerberg was the fifth-richest person on earth and one of the most powerful CEOs, he was a teenager who aspired to study at Harvard.<p>He ended up dropping out to work on Facebook, but next week he'll return to give this year's commencement address and receive an honorary degree.<p>Thanks …

Mark Zuckerberg

31 fascinating facts about the US dollar

Today, we all know the U.S. dollar as an iconic currency that is recognizable to people around the world.<p>And while we’ve previously looked at the buying power of the U.S. dollar over time, as well as important events like the Great Depression, we have not looked at the history of the dollar …

History

All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years in twin ‘death spiral’ for big oil and big autos, says study that’s shocking the industries

No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will …

Oil

New York City is the world's most expensive place to build

New York City isn’t just the most expensive place to build in the world — it’s also one of the most “overstretched” in terms of skilled construction workers available, according to a new report.<p>The average cost of building in the city was $354 per square foot last year, making it the most expensive …

Construction

Beauty sleep is real - too little sleep leaves you less attractive, study finds

There really is such a thing as beauty sleep - and people who don't get enough of it do appear less attractive to others.<p>That's the verdict of a new study by researchers at Stockholm University, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal.<p>The research involved 25 volunteers who agreed to be …

Psychology

The fabulous life of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the second-richest person in the world

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is one of the most powerful figures in tech, with a net worth of roughly $82 billion.<p>Today, his "Everything Store" sells more than $136 billion worth of goods a year.<p>Here's how the former hedge funder got his start and became one of the world's richest</i> …

Amazon

Standout College Application Essays on Work, Money and Class

Each year, we issue an open casting call for high school seniors who have dared to address money, work or social class in their college application essays. From the large pile that arrived this spring, these four — about parents, small business, landscapes and the meaning a single object can convey …

The richest person at every age

What is it about the very rich that fascinates us so?<p>In the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, "They are different from you and me." Yet still, we yearn to find some commonality, perhaps to imagine whether it's possible to some day be like them — or dream of what we might do with all that money.<p>For …

Wealth

PIMCO: Here's why we're slashing our US inflation forecast

The U.S. core Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded another soft print in April, at 0.07% month-over-month, following very weak results in March (-0.122%). But unlike in March – when weakness was primarily attributable to the largest-ever monthly decline in wireless services – April’s weakness was …

United States

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Tony Robbins Says Do This One Simple Thing

Drawing on the work of a Stanford psychologist, he says changing the way you talk to them can shape their lives for the better.<p>Parents want their kids to be successful. So when I saw that Tony Robbins was giving child-raising advice, I paid attention.<p>Robbins is one of the most successful …

Success

Bill Gates has career advice for new grads: ‘This is an amazing time to be alive’

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and the Gates Foundation, doesn’t need a commencement speech to give new graduates good advice about planning …

Success