James Lanza

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The internet is fucked (but we can fix it)

(but we can fix it)<p>Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development, from government and …

The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters

<i>“We are what we pretend to be,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut famously wrote, <i>“so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”</i> But given how much our minds mislead us, what if we don’t realize when we’re pretending — who are we then? That’s precisely what <b>David McRaney</b> explores in <b>You Are Now Less Dumb: How to</b> …

Zero-Commission Stock Trading App RobinHood Kicks Off Private Beta

RobinHood is about to let anyone buy and sell stocks for free instead of having to pay E*Trade or Scottrade $7 per transaction. Today RobinHood begins inviting the 160,000 people who’ve signed up to download its glossy new app where you can efficiently track and trade stocks. “It’s by far the most …

CONSUMER REPORTS: Tesla Model S Is The Best Car You Can Buy

Elon Musk's upstart automaker has been on a roll today: Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas raised his price target to $320, from $153, sending the stock skyrocketing.<p>And now, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S the best overall car of 2014, it announced this afternoon. Here's why:<p>Sure, you can …

Tesla

America's Weird, Enduring Love Affair With Cars and Houses

$1 of every $2 Americans spend is on real estate and transportation. It doesn't have to be that way.<p>Houses and cars. They fatten the economy and thin our wallets. Without them, recoveries don't feel like recoveries. The real estate and auto industries account for $1 in every $2 spent by the typical …

It takes how much water to grow an almond?!

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Why California's drought is a disaster for your favorite fruits, vegetables, and …

Robots will be smarter than us all by 2029, warns AI expert Ray Kurzweil

By 2029, computers will be able to understand our language, learn from experience and outsmart even the most intelligent humans, according to …

American shoppers are making a truly giant shift to dollar stores

Poor Americans are under even more extreme financial pressure lately, and that’s showing up in US companies’ sales.<p>For instance, check out this chart, which was including in an investor presentation US foods giant Kraft made earlier this week.<p>According these numbers, American visits to dollar …

The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

<i>Click here for our magazine cover story on the Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game</i><p>Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture …

Rinse Bacon in Water Before Cooking to Reduce Shrinkage by 50 Percent

This sounds like a bizarre thing to do, but we're talking about less bacon shrinkage! Rinse your bacon before you cook it and you'll have longer …

Recipes

Chris Hadfield on Life, the Universe and What's Really Out There

A fantastic interview with Canadian astronaut <b>Chris Hadfield</b> on life, the universe and what’s really out there.<p>Here’s an excerpt that really struck me …

Todd Harrison: Marijuana Will Be the Single Best Investment Idea of the Next Decade

Call it a drug trade for investors. Todd Harrison, CEO and founder of Internet-based financial media company Minyanville, thinks cannabis "will be …

Hedge Fund Managers Are the Biggest Gangsters of All

Last year, hedge fund founder George Soros made $4 billion. Five other hedge fund men made more than $1 billion. This, while hedge funds on the whole …

Hedge Funds

45 Successful People Share The Best Advice They've Ever Received

That's why LinkedIn asked over 90 leaders across a variety of industries to share the best advice they've ever received and continue using to this day.<p>Many recalled something that their parents, teachers, or career mentors taught them that has never left their hearts and minds.<p>These bits of wisdom …

Why the cult of hard work is counter-productive

From footballers’ work rates to the world of Big Data, the cult of “productivity” seems all-pervasive – but doing nothing might be the best thing for …

INFOGRAPHIC: The Science Behind a Happy Relationship

happify.com<p>Discover what scientists know about happy couples, and your relationship will never be the …

Domain Names

At What Age Does Genius Strike?

“A person who has not made his great contribution to science before the age of thirty will never do so.” -Albert Einstein<p>Does genius strike when the …

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means …

16 things I know are true but haven’t quite learned yet

There’s a difference between knowing something and living as if it were true. These truths are all lingering on that awkward threshold, for me anyway.<p>…

9 Things Happy, Successful People Choose to Ignore

<i>“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.”<br>―Gordon B. Hinckley</i><p>The president and co-founder of a local charity that directly cares for homeless people in …

5 Ways to Become a More Effective Leader, Parent, Teacher, Coach and All Around Loveable Person

My highlight from Sunday’s Super Bowl is probably very different than many. It wasn’t the ads (which I enjoyed a few), or Bruno Mars performance …

With Wall Street’s Support, Jeff Bezos Can Conquer the World Without Earning a Profit

E-commerce was <b></b>king this past holiday season, with Christmas surge orders overwhelming UPS’s systems and forcing $100 million in upgrades to prevent …

Emerging markets more vulnerable than ever to Fed tightening, warns BIS

Bank for International Settlements says there had been a “massive expansion” in borrowing on global bond markets by banks and companies in developing countries<p>Emerging markets may be even more vulnerable to an interest rate shock today than they were during the East Asia crisis in 1998, the Bank …

Thomson Reuters Taps Into Twitter For Big Data Sentiment Analysis

Twitter bases the majority of its revenue on advertising in and around its main content river, but a new service from Thomson Reuters points to how it also continues to build up its position as a big-data provider to different vertical sectors. Thomson Reuters is now incorporating sentiment …