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Working Tall: The Ultimate Standing Desk Setup | WIRED

<b>The Desk</b> NextDesk Terra | $1,500<p>Your workbench is the nucleus of your office — invest in quality. This sleek standout is easy to adjust up and down, …

Readers Live for That Occasional Transcendent Novel

We read fiction for many reasons -- including excitement, enjoyment, diversion, comfort and education. I'd like to add another: the hope that, every once in a while, we'll stumble across a book that's absolutely wonderful.<p>Most novels I read range from good to excellent. (It helps that many of them …

5 Rules For Successful Investing

<i>After more than thirty years in the financial markets I have made my shares of mistakes but have also learned many things on how investors or traders can stack the odds in your favor.</i><p>The financial media is full of analysts’ lists of what will be the best stocks or ETFs for the year. Some have …

The Week in Review: Rising Tensions in Syria

Inside Flipboard / August 30, 2013<p>Syria’s unstable and weak regime has created a two-year long turmoil, causing more than 100,000 casualties and …

Gogobot, The Travel Site Where Friends And Experts Plan Your Vacation, Is Growing Really Fast

It now has 3.7 million registered users and has become the fastest growing travel site on the web, according to data from Comscore and eMarketeer shared with us by cofounder and CEO Travis Katz.<p>In the summer-travel month of July, Gogobot was a more popular website than AirBnB, Bing Travel or …

Lucrative lifesavers

NEW weapons are emerging in the war on cancer. That is good news not just for patients but also for drug companies. The biggest ones, faced with …

Immune System

The Week’s Best Longreads for August 31, 2013

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.<p><b>12 Minutes of Freedom in 460 Days of Captivity</b><p><i>Amanda</i> …

Putin Calls Claims Of Syrian Chemical Attack 'Nonsense'

Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. claims that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons "utter nonsense" and urged the White House not to launch a retaliatory strike.<p>Putin, speaking to reporters in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, said he was convinced that reports of a …

America's Most Dangerous Football Is in the Pee-Wee Leagues, Not the NFL

The United States of Football reveals the risks of football brain injuries, both among pros and in Pop Warner—where "our worst coaches are coaching the most critical position.”<p>Dr. Ann McKee, chief neuropathologist at Boston University who testified before a House Judiciary committee on football …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

These inexpensive, high-value road, city, and mountain bikes are easy on your wallet, but certainly not cheap. For bike shopping tips, read our How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less.

A Rap Sheet For Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program — ProPublica

A lot has happened since our investigation in May showed that Medicare wasn’t watching out for dangerous or fraudulent prescribing by doctors and …

FAQ

<i>This story was originally published on June 27, 2013.</i><p><i>There have been a lot of news stories about NSA surveillance programs following the leaks of</i> …

Study: Apple’s bet on the wrist might be smarter than Google’s bet on the face

A new Forrester study on Google Glass might just show that Apple’s apparent obsession with the wrist might be a better bet than Google’s focus on the face.<p>According to the study of 4,600 adults, 12 percent of us would want to purchase wearable technology, like glasses, on our face. That’s almost 22 …

Einstein’s Problem-Solving Formula, And Why You’re Doing It All Wrong

Einstein spent nearly all his time thinking, and very little time doing. Today, we do just the opposite–and it’s working against innovation. Here’s how to get your ratio right.<p>While Einstein said he had no special talent aside from being passionately curious (and being possibly the smartest person …

The Economics of Higher Education, Part 2: Different Major, Different Tuition

It has become increasingly common for colleges and universities to charge different tuition for different undergraduate majors. Do those prices …

Understanding Profit Metrics: Gross, Operating And Net Profits

When investors want to see how a company is performing, chances are they’ll browse the company’s website or annual report for its income statement. One sees the business’s total revenue at the top, followed by several rows of expenses. The very bottom row shows what’s left over: the net profit or …

Diversification: Why Not Put Everything in Whatever Will Go Up the Most?

The U.S. markets are doing well this year. Many other asset classes are not. The S&P 500 was up 16.9% at its peak on June 18. Then it dropped 2.9% in the last 10 days of the quarter. This gain in the U.S. markets has some people questioning the merits of a global portfolio. But the track record of …