Mario Gonzalez

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Puerto Rico Is In Serious Trouble. Here's What You Need To Know.

2016 will likely bring more financial misery for the beleaguered island.<p>Puerto Rico is on course to default on some of its debts on Monday, deepening a crisis that has been escalating steadily for months.<p>But the seemingly arcane dispute over the island's public finances masks a struggle for wealth …

24 Awesome Food Events Worth Traveling to This Year

This year, expand your cultural horizons—and eat some amazing food while you're at it. Here's how to make 2016 the year you travel the world in …

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 …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Martin O’Malley: 'We Can’t Let Puerto Rico Fail'

The Maryland Democrat calls for swift action in the face of the island’s potential default.<p>Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is making his pitch to fix Puerto Rico’s financial crisis in the wake of the commonwealth missing a critical debt payment toward the $72 billion it owes …

Puerto Rico will default

The missed payment will mark the first default by the commonwealth and shows the depth of the island's economic and cash flow problems. Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla shocked investors in June when he said the island's debt, totaling $72 billion, was unpayable and required …

Puerto Rico tourism industry lags rivals, offers little relief from debt crisis | Reuters

(Reuters) - Puerto Rico may sport palm trees, pristine beaches and glorious weather but its tourism industry is losing out to rival Caribbean islands - and that is holding the U.S. territory back at a time when its deeply troubled economy most needs a fillip.<p>A view of the empty swimming pool and …

3 main reasons why Puerto Rico can't declare bankruptcy

A "bailout" is simply unacceptable to U.S. taxpayers. But a solution that provides fairness to creditors as well as debtors is at hand, if Congress is prepared to deploy its readily available constitutional powers. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico should be authorized to restructure all its debts in …

Puerto Rico is finally facing reality

These are the key issues:<p><b>Unsustainable debt.</b> Puerto Rico's debt is not sustainable without real economic growth and a consolidated surplus. These will remain elusive over the next several years by any reasonable estimate. One-off improvements in socioeconomic metrics do not imply debt …

Puerto Rico Says Too Soon to Say How Bondholders Will Fare

Puerto Rico’s top finance official said it’s too soon to discuss how creditors will be affected while making the case for a restructuring of the …

U.S. shippers push back in battle over Puerto Rico import costs | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tensions over a 95-year-old shipping law have reignited after Puerto Rico’s governor said it has contributed to the island’s dire fiscal situation, a charge met with fierce resistance from the U.S. shipping industry but support from some oil companies and economists.<p>Puerto …

German Official Jokes About Trading Greece For Puerto Rico

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Thursday joked about offering U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew an exchange of Greece for Puerto Rico.<p>“I offered my friend Jack Lew these days that we could take Puerto Rico into the euro zone if the U.S. were willing to take Greece into the dollar …

How Washington helped create Puerto Rico’s staggering debt crisis

Officially a U.S. commonwealth, Puerto Rico is treated in some ways like a foreign country, in other ways a state, and in still other ways unlike anywhere else.<p>Caught in political limbo, the island teeters on the financial brink.<p>BARCELONETA, PUERTO RICO — The sprawling pharmaceutical plants nestled …

Anthony Bourdain's favorite books

Share on:<p>Favorite books of Anthony Bourdain:<p>Daniel Boulud's My French Cuisine is pretty incredible. It's personal. It's filled with breathtaking …

Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation

You know the feeling: You’re about to give a big presentation (maybe it’s not even that big), and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems inevitable that you’re going to mess this up — and everyone will …

Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership

In 1998, one of us, Daniel Goleman, published in these pages his first article on emotional intelligence and leadership. The response to “What Makes a Leader?” was enthusiastic. People throughout and beyond the business community started talking about the vital role that empathy and self-knowledge …

How Did Velázquez, Rembrandt, and Picasso Influence Francis Bacon?

Exhibitions<p>,<p>Masterpieces from the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg are being shown for the first time in the UK as part of the exhibition …

Art

The Man Who Bought 1,000 Monets...And Fathered Today's Art Market

The same man who bought and sold 1,000 paintings by the master Claude Monet also bought thousands more from the other Impressionists: 1,500 by Pierre August Renoir, 800 by Camille Pissarro, 400 by Edgar Degas and as many by Alfred Sisley, Eugène Boudin, Edouard Manet, and Mary Cassals, including …

70 Top Sources of Free eLearning Courses

Two years ago we featured Julie DeNeen’s (@jdeneen4) 50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses on Getting Smart. Since, we’ve seen platforms enhance, …

7 Things to Keep in Mind When Doing Travel Photography

When traveling there are things that are not in your control, especially if photography is one of the main reasons you are traveling. That doesn't …

11 Incredible Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with the Camera You Use

The great team at Artifact Uprising has created a strong list of tips by some of the top mobile photographers on Instagram. Having been engulfed in …

What Am I Entitled To When My Flight Goes Wrong?

<i>A:</i><p>As airlines pack more passengers than ever onto each plane, a single storm can reverberate through the system—leaving flyers stranded as agents scramble to find ever-rarer empty seats on later flights. But you aren't entirely at the mercy of the airlines. Should your itinerary be delayed, …