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10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The Streets Of Ann Arbor Will Soon Be Filled With Driverless Cars

It takes more than just advanced technology to bring about a revolution in how we drive. It takes a city.<p>One-by-one, driverless car test vehicles are already hitting the road, and soon, they’ll start to appear by the dozen. The university town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, plans to up the ante further by …

Banking will be transformed – by technology, not politics

When did you hear of Bitcoin? The first transaction involving the digital currency was just four years ago – believed to be a Briton paying a programmer in Florida for a pizza. But Americans are embracing this form of computer-generated money so fast you can now use it to buy a ticket to the ball …

3 risks that could crash the market

After a roaring run for stocks in 2013, there are some signs of trouble on the horizon.<p>December’s job report was ugly. Earnings warnings have picked …

Markets

Bitcoin: miracle or madness? | Financial Times

The first ATM machine dispensing Bitcoins is apparently opening this month in Asia. So what exactly is the Bitcoin phenomenon? Variously described as …

Nobody 'Likes' Your Status Updates Any More? Blame Facebook

Do your Facebook friends seem inactive? Notification numbers shrinking by the day?<p>It's not <i>necessarily</i> that your friends are bored by the itemized details of your life (but aggressive food Instagrammers shouldn't rule that out). It's possible your friends never had the opportunity to see your status …

Stock Quotes, Business News and Data from Stock Markets

Key to a successful career shift: ask for help

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>My colleague was in her 20s. I was old enough to be her father. But I had switched …

Employment

“Expired” food is good for you: A supermarket exec’s bold business gamble

Trader Joe’s’ former president wants to sell you the food that other stores throw out. Will it work?<p>The former president of Trader Joe’s thinks he can sell the food that other stores throw out.<p>At first glance, that sentence looks like it tells you everything you need to know: Like Jeff Bezos’ …

A firefighter from North Carolina is writing apps for Google Glass to make his job safer

Google Glass is still a technology very much in its infancy, looking for the specific utilities and features that'll make it useful to a broader market than the developers and enthusiasts who are currently experimenting with the device. One of those developers is Patrick Jackson of Rocky Mount, …

Fired From Subway, This 20-Year-Old Started A Company And Makes A Living Off Facebook And Google Traffic

Most of us think of Facebook as a place to catch up on baby photos, keep tabs on your ex, and maybe read some quirky news about 2013's most important corgis.<p>But, for a small but growing class of small business owners, Facebook is a place to find customers, sell them stuff, and make a decent …

Profit

Hersheys to create 3D chocolate printer

Hersheys is to partner with 3D systems to create a 3D printer for creating chocolate and other edible products<p>The US chocolate manufacturer did not reveal the cost of the deal or if and when the printed products will be available to consumers.<p>Three-dimensional chocolate products are created by …

Energy-Generating Floor Tiles Make US Debut at NYC Prep School

Pavegen's floor tiles underfoot at the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Kent | Image credit: Pavegen<p>Related:<p>“Imagine if children running, …

March 2013

Your 'High-Earning Years': Salary Secrets For Your 20s, 30s And 40s

When we’re younger, we probably think that we’ll make more money when we’re older. Job seniority comes with promotions—and raises—right?<p>As it turns out, your money arc is shorter than you think. According to an analysis from PayScale.com, women’s pay peaks at age 39, and, according to their median …

The secret ingredient for a safer bike helmet: paper

<b>Lying flat in the middle of the road doesn't usually inspire a eureka moment. But for one man, having a potentially serious bike accident got him thinking about a new future for helmet design.</b><p>"I was riding my bike down a hill, wearing a helmet and a guy opened his car door," says Anirudha Surabhi, …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …

Staten Island

Can Intel break our addiction to conflict minerals?

The war on conflict minerals began heating up this week, following a controversial court case and an unexpected announcement at CES. On Monday, Intel announced that all of its microprocessors released in 2014 will be free of so-called conflict minerals: a class of four materials used to fund armed …

Finsix's revolutionary power tech could finally make our laptop chargers smaller

LAS VEGAS — Even though our laptops have become thinner and lighter, the lowly power adapter remains surprisingly bulky. Finsix’s tech could change that.<p>The startup has created a 65-watt laptop charger that’s about a third of the size of today’s devices. It also includes two USB charging inputs, …

The Past, Present and Future of Crowdfunding

If you’ve been following digital trends over the past few years, you’ll probably be aware of the hockey stick-growth of crowdfunding as a ‘thing’. It’s everywhere.<p>From smartwaches and ad campaigns, to mobile phones and Google Glass apps, seemingly every industry has taken to the Web’s myriad of …

Your Social Media Activity Could Prevent You From Getting A Loan

By now, you likely already know it’s not unusual for human resource managers to judge you by your Facebook and Twitter presence (in addition to your resume, of course). But it appears a number of small lending companies are using social media as a criteria to determine whether to finance potential …

Social Media

The World's Industry Leaders: Which Companies Dominate Their Sectors

When it comes to screening for stocks, one traditionally uses CapIQ, Factset or the Bloomberg Terminal. However, in a welcome development, the …

The Bifurcated Housing Bubble; From "Why Didn't I Buy?" To "This Is Crazy"

Never was 'location, location, location' more important than in the current housing 'recovery'. From the Bay Area to Pittsburgh and from Denver to …

How to return a gift and get the most for it

It’s the season for returns — store returns. And with the long lines, comes something that affects all of us: return fraud. While that’s definitely …

eCommerce

A Study Found How The Best Hedge Funds Make Tons Of Money

Bloomberg reports that finance professor Russel Jame's study has found that the tpo 30% of hedge funds outperform by making short term, contrarian bets.<p>It also finds that 25% of a fund's annual performance occurs a month after a big winning trade.<p>In other words — when they score. They score …

Twitter Crashed Hard

After a great run, Twitter is finally coming back to Earth.<p>The stock fell 13.04% today.<p>There was no real catalyst for the stock's run, so investors may be profit-taking as they say. (Ugh, we know.)<p>This morning Ben Schachter at Macquarie downgraded the stock saying that it had gone on a crazy run …

How Not To Critique App Monetization Strategies

One of the Christmas season’s big mobile apps is rolling out today – and a notably weird review of Rovio’s “Angry Birds Go” in The Verge is a good example of how confused or misguided criticism of the app industry can be. The Verge admonished “Angry Birds Go” for adopting the single most effective …

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Former BP geologist: peak oil is here and it will 'break economies' | Nafeez Ahmed

Industry expert warns of grim future of 'recession' driven 'resource wars' at University College London lecture<p>A former British Petroleum (BP) geologist has warned that the age of cheap oil is long gone, bringing with it the danger of "continuous recession" and increased risk of conflict and hunger.<p>…