Mark Musolino

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Why regulatory complexity is suddenly a big deal for enterprise blockchain adoption

If you work in blockchain and focus on enterprises, it’s hard at times not to be a little disappointed in the last year. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are out there raising billions of dollars from investors over public networks. However, those of us responsible for enterprise blockchain strategy …

Blockchain

An advanced earner’s guide to Backdoor Roth IRAs

A Backdoor Roth is a way for a high earner to contribute more to retirement by converting a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA.<p>This is a powerful …

Retirement

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

We Compared Life Expectancy in All 50 States to Countries Around the World. The Results Are Truly Stunning

If you live in Mississippi, you have the same life expectancy as someone in Bangladesh.<p>What's the difference between living in Minnesota and living in Mississippi? About seven years.<p>It sounds like some kind of weird joke, but according to a new study, it's no laughing matter. That's because there's …

World Health Organization

2 Must-Read Books That Will Help You Win the Stock Market Game

Jesse Livermore is the Michael Jordan of stock trading.<p><i>What are some recommended books for beginners to learn about finance and Wall Street? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by John</b> …

Trading

The Surprising Psychology Behind Our Favorite Kitchen Paint Colors

From a design standpoint, color certainly has the power to transform a room, making tiny rooms feel larger or dark rooms feel brighter. But …

Interior Design

3 Ways to Benefit from a Roth IRA Under New Tax Law, Including a ‘Mega Backdoor Roth’

The tax benefits to Roth IRAs have always been enticing, but now they're even more attractive. Even if you think you make too much to take advantage, …

Retirement

​Why You Should Pour Flour in Your Sink

Are you one of those who, after completing a cleaning task, look back at the job to admire how spotless everything looks? I do.

Acquainted

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

DIY

7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

Immune System

An Egregious Example Of Congressional Republicans Covering For Trump

Life in the Donald Trump presidency can feel like dog years. Every week, we are bombarded with developments and unprecedented actions that are almost impossible to keep track of. The urgent tends to crowd out the important.<p>In recent days, the president has led attacks against the media, his own …

Donald Trump

Collect $3,333 In Monthly Dividends On Just $500,000 For Life

Most investors with $500,000 in their portfolios think they don’t have enough money to retire on.<p>They do – they just need to do two things with their …

Investing

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

More patients are taking home recordings of their doctor visits. But who else could listen?

Doctors across the U.S. have begun doing what once seemed unthinkable in a litigious health care environment: recording their medical conversations …

Artificial Intelligence

PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First

There’s a lot of hype about turning property into digital tokens and trading it on a blockchain—but so far no one is actually doing it. That’s going …

Blockchain

Why You're Losing Weight but Not Belly Fat — and What to Do About It

You've gotten into the stride of a healthy nutrition and workout regimen, and you're seeing the results on the scale. But many women reach their target weight only to be disappointed that they've lost little to no belly fat. Although it seems logical that our belly fat will shrink as we lose …

Fitness

3 Ways AI Could Totally Change Healthcare

Most of the time, artificial intelligence (AI) is discussed with respect to how it will make our technology devices better, how it'll usher in …

WATCH: These 5 Mood-Boosting Paint Colors Will Make Your Home a Happier Place

When it comes to decorating a house, color is so much more than a matter of taste. In fact, plenty of scientific evidence suggests that use of color …

AI identifies 'invisible' heart condition LQTS

AI is playing an increasing role in medical care, from spotting diabetes and examining medical scans, to taking the place of doctors altogether. Now, it's able to recognize life-threatening conditions where traditional diagnostic tools can't. AliveCor, the company behind KardiaBand, has harnessed …

Republicans Fill Court Seat They Denied To Obama For 6 Years

Ron Johnson and Mitch McConnell did whatever it took to hold the lifetime seat open for a GOP president to fill.<p>WASHINGTON ― The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Michael Brennan to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ― a vacancy that Republicans prevented President …

Seeing is believing: How AI could prevent blindness for 415 million people (right now)

When you take a picture of a cat and Google’s algorithms place it in a folder called “pets,” with no direction from you, you’re seeing the benefit of image recognition AI. The exact same technology is used by doctors to diagnose diseases on a scale never before possible by humans.<p>Diabetic …

The 20 most interesting business school classes in the world, with links to their syllabi

Asked to make a list of things that feel “ripped from the headlines,” you might include episodes of television’s <i>Law & Order</i> or videos by rappers like Childish Gambino.<p>Increasingly, university syllabi also belong in that company—and according to the Aspen Institute, a US-based global think tank …

Business School

John McAfee Says Blockchain Will Upend Business as We Know It in 5 Years (Hint: No Bosses, Banks or Retirement)

"You have to unlearn everything about 'I'm the boss, I make the rules.' In the blockchain world, nobody makes the rules," he says.<p>14 min read<p>Politics, race and religion could all be fair game for dinnertime conversation with John McAfee, but if you’re a blockchain skeptic, you might want to keep …

You’ll Never Regret Painting Your Entire House in This Color

Take your neutrals game up a notch by painting your entire home in an unexpected hue. Our favorite of the moment is Farrow & Ball Pale Powder (No. …

Interior Design

Elon Musk is trolling Warren Buffett over moats and candy

At Tesla’s combative quarterly earnings call last week, CEO Elon Musk dismissed the concept of moats—the idea that a company should have some sort of competitive buffer to fend off competition—when asked why he was offering competitors access to its superchargers, saying they are “lame” and “like …

Are 3% 10-Year Treasuries The Death Knell For Stocks, Bonds And Real Estate?

The remarkable 34-year bull market in bonds which enriched stock, bond and real estate investors for the last three decades, broke another key …

Investing

Don't Believe Everything You Hear About Platform Businesses

Platforms are no panacea<p>When Enron was formed in 1985 through the merger of two natural gas pipeline companies, it became the second largest gas marketer in the America. Over the next decade the firm grew to be a dominant force in the industry and built a sophisticated trading operation that could …

American highways are so expensive that cities are tearing them down — here’s what they’re turning into

But these days, investing in highways is a bad business decision for many cities.<p>An increasing number of cities around the US are choosing to tear down or transform parts of their dilapidated interstates, rather than repair them. These redevelopments are largely happening because old highways are …

What Is Tax-Loss Harvesting and Why Should You Care?

Selling an investment at a loss seems counter-intuitive. The whole point of investing is to make money, after all.<p>However, as any investor with the …

How to Pay Zero Taxes Legally in Retirement

And when you pay zero taxes, you shouldn't be doing it the way most people do it -- which is by being broke.<p>5 min read<p>Are you gambling your retirement savings on the idea that your taxes will be lower when you retire? If so, I’ve got some bad news. If you have your retirement savings in a …

Retirement