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The Tent Cities of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California may be the new capital of American liberalism, but everybody who likes the sound of that ought to consider the fate of three recent San Francisco ballot initiatives.<p>The first, Proposition Q, aimed to eliminate homeless people’s unsightly tent camps by banning sidewalk …

Don't try to be happy. We're programmed to be dissatisfied | Frank T McAndrew

Perpetual bliss would completely undermine our will to accomplish anything at all – that’s why perfect contentment has probably been evolved out of us<p>In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the …

Happiness

How Patagonia Keeps Employee Turnover 'Freakishly Low'

First, tech-savvy human resources managers started using data analytics software to replace annual performance reviews and gather nearly continuous …

How I Used Real Estate to Pay for My Newborn Daughter's College Education

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two weeks ago, my wife and I welcomed Rosie into the world -- our first child. Last week, I had her entire college education paid for without spending a single dollar of my own money. How? Through a single real estate investment.<p>The …

Real Estate

The biggest difference between rich people and everyone else isn't how much money they have

Yet, so many of us fail to accumulate wealth simply because of our doubts and fears.<p>"<b>The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they manage fear,</b>" writes Kiyosaki, who grew up observing two father figures: "poor dad" — his real father who died with bills to pay — and …

Schadenfreude

18 Movies to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October

"That rug really tied the room together."<p>Every month, Netflix bids farewell to a collection of great titles, but this September is a particularly difficult month for those who love the streaming giant. From horror to drama to comedy, an unusually large number of notable films will disappear when …

How to profit from economic cycles

<i>This article is by staff writer William Cowie.</i><p><i>(Since April is Financial Literacy Month, a number of articles will be devoted to more educational</i> …

The Best Management Article Of 2014

Good news: Harvard Business Review has announced that Bill Lazonick is the 2014 HBR McKinsey Award winner for the best HBR article in 2014 for his brilliant, hard-hitting piece, “Profits Without Prosperity” (September 2014 HBR). Lazonick is a professor of economics at the University of …

How to become super, super wealthy

Staunton,<p>Your mother and I are so proud that in less than a week you'll be graduating college, and from my alma mater, no less! So this seems an opportune moment to share some thoughts about what you might look for in a career. And as luck would have it, I've just finished a new book, "Capital in …

Americans taking fewest vacation days in four decades | CNN Travel

Why America’s middle class is lost | The Washington Post

In this new reality, a smaller share of Americans enjoy the fruits of an expanding economy. This isn’t a fluke of the past few years — it’s woven into the very structure of the economy. And even though Republicans and Democrats keep promising to help the middle class reclaim the prosperity it grew …

The Trip Treatment

Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results.<p>On an April Monday in 2010, Patrick Mettes, a fifty-four-year-old television news director being treated for a cancer of the bile ducts, read an article on the front page of the <i>Times</i> that would change his death. His …

Psychedelia

The big “middle class” rip-off: How a short sale taught me rich people’s ethics

<b>(Andy Dean Photography via Shutterstock)</b><p>So many of us are clueless about business and finance. Here’s why that’s just the way the investment class likes it<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>September 29, 2014 9:35pm (UTC)<p>“Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.” – Honoré de Balzac.<p>The closest I ever came to acting …

How to deal with Wall Street and income inequality in one fell swoop

<b>David Koch, Jamie Dimon (AP/Evan Agostini/Reuters/Yuri Gripas/Jezper via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>If we want to curb the worst Wall Street abuses, and also make America a more equitable place, here’s what to do<p>Sean McElwee<p>November 30, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>The financial industry is a behemoth. Over the past …

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age<p>This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of …

4 Things You Must Do to Get the Salary You Deserve

The top workplace question I get asked about from young women is, <i>"How do I negotiate the salary for a new job?"</i><p>Sorry, that's not quite right. What they usually ask me, all too apologetically, is <i>"Is it okay to ask for more money?"</i><p>In other words, will their would-be boss be put off by their demands? …

Employment

Sorry, But Saving Money Won't Make You Rich

If you think you can save your way to wealth, you’re wrong. Spending less than you make is not the path to riches. Instead, wealth comes and goes as asset prices -– real estate, stocks, and bonds -– rise and fall.<p>This is why most Americans have no shot at ever being wealthy, while the …

College is ripping you off: Students are cash cows, and schools the predators

<b>(f11photo, Krivosheev Vitaly via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Higher ed is sold as the key to an affluent life. It’s really a big business designed to leave you buried in debt<p>Thomas Frank<p>October 1, 2014 7:59pm (UTC)<p>This piece was originally published in The Baffler, and is reprinted with permission.<p>This …

Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

Barely a year removed from the devastation of the 2008 financial crisis, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York faced a crossroads. …

18 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

Knowing that, most people take the process very seriously. They arrive to the interview on time, dress impeccably, and answer each question intelligently.<p>But as it turns out, there's more to it than just showing up and doing your best — there are dozens of small details that overtly or …

Employment

Growing up poor erodes a sense of control over life well into adulthood, study finds

More than a half century after Stanford University’s landmark marshmallow test, in which children who managed to defer the pleasure of eating a candy for a few minutes were rewarded with two, self-control is still said to be the key to success. And current educational thinking exalts the value of …

World's first surviving panda triplets born in Chinese zoo

A Chinese zoo has unveiled newborn panda triplets billed as the world's first known surviving trio, in what it hailed as a miracle given the animal's famously low reproductive rate.<p>The mother, named Juxiao, which means "chrysanthemum smile", delivered the triplets at Guangzhou's Chimelong safari …