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The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

Economics

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

The 10 Best Business And Productivity Books Of 2015

Read some (or all!) of these 2015 favorites over the holidays and you’ll return to work in January ready to make 2016 the best year yet.<p>The holidays are a great time to catch up on reading, and think beyond day-to-day issues. Here are 10 of our favorite business and productivity books from 2015 …

Our humming brains help us learn rapidly

Our brain’s ability to rapidly interpret and analyse new information may lie in the musical hum of our brainwaves.<p>We continuously take in information …

How to (Truly) Improve Your Luck

In 1938, a Detroit street sweeper named Joseph Figlock saved the life of a baby falling from an apartment building. A lucky moment, indeed. It was …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The Losing Bet on Climate Change

Two recent articles with related themes caught my eye. They are important for anyone who manages money, either professionally or for themselves. …

Can YOU Write a Romance Novel? Plot and Character

Romance novels and short stories sell. Can <b>YOU</b> write a romance novel? If you read them, sure you can.<p>Recently a reader asked whether plot or character …

New Template: Create Your Book Covers in Microsoft Word

Earlier this week I promised some help for authors who want to create their own book covers in Microsoft Word, but who find getting all the technical …

Writing Down the Bones: Nine Rules for Romance Writers

I found another gem - this one was done by Ruby Frankel and Jane Toombs.<br>The rules they give are to help us avoid the most common mistakes made by …

What Makes A Romance Novel Endure?

June 17, 2014<p>Specifically, what makes a Romance novel endure? Think about the hundreds of Romance novels published each month – in a multitude of …

Today’s South is boldly moving backward

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>China Macau tolerance won’t last forever<p>Next Post »<p>Sending Benghazi suspect to Gitmo would be obstruction of justice<p>26 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is …

Revising Your First Draft: The First Read-Through

<b>[Revised 02/10/2015]</b><p>What have I gotten myself into?<p>If you’re in the middle of your first draft, you’ve probably asked yourself that question several …

The U.S. shouldn't be condoning violence against women

One in three women worldwide have been raped, abused, forced into prostitution, or suffered some other form of violence. This is happening every day, …

Twitterific Writing Links

<b>by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig</b><p>Twitterific links are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software …

Creative Writing

Thinking & Writing : The CIA’s Guide to Cognitive Science & Intelligence Analysis

This CIA Monograph (re-released in 2010 by Robert Sinclair) presents “the implications of growing knowledge in the cognitive sciences for the way the …

Audio-visual

What George W. Bush, artist, can teach retirees - Encore - MarketWatch

George W. Bush added a new chapter to his biography today, unveiling 24 portraits he painted of world leaders he met during his eight-year …

White House Creates 'Climate Hubs' To Help Rural Towns, Farmers

The White House on Wednesday rolled out a high-profile plan to help farmers and ranchers adjust to climate changes that have already begun to upend growing seasons and threaten livestock.<p>The "climate hub" initiative was praised by environmentalists, though they were quick to warn President Obama …

How to retire your professional identity

What’s the best way to forge a new identity after leaving the workforce?<p>In her classic book, “Becoming an Ex,” sociologist Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh …

3 Fiction Writing Tips: Romance Fiction Made Easy

Fiction writing is huge fun, and it’s EASY if you’re writing romance. All you need is two people, attraction, messy stuff, a BIG BANG (pun intended)… …

\’Moneyball\’ author Michael Lewis\’s new high-frequency-trading book has crisis-era tinge

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

The First Woman to Get a Ph.D. in Computer Science From MIT

Irene Greif talks to The Atlantic about her life and legacy.<p>Irene Greif always thought she'd be a teacher. "For one thing," she told me, "I'd been told by my mother that it was good to be a teacher because you just worked the hours your kids were in school and you could come home." It had just …

Growing global thirst for energy threatens water supplies

Growing demand for energy will put increasing pressure on the world's already strained water resources, particularly in developing and emerging economies, the UN has warned.<p>"There is an increasing potential for serious conflict between power generation, other water users and environmental …

SEC: Variable-annuity scam targeted the terminally ill - Encore - MarketWatch

You’ve no doubt seen one of those film-noir thrillers where the bad guy and the femme fatale take out a life insurance policy on some unsuspecting …

Retirement income without annuity quirks - Encore - MarketWatch

BlackRock Inc.<p>/quotes/zigman/249424/delayed /quotes/nls/blk BLK , a huge money-management firm that has been trying to capture a bigger share of the …

Estate planning: How to keep your house in the family - Encore - MarketWatch

By the time you pass away, it’s very likely that your home will be the most valuable asset you own—and that figuring out what to do with the home …