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The Fed is going to raise rates for 2 reasons

And neither of them <i>really</i> matter.<p>"We think the purpose of the Fed rate hike this time is more benign than usual: <b>it is to insure against financial asset bubbles and to create room for easing into the next recession</b>, not to control inflation by slowing down growth," writes Credit Suisse's Andrew …

Federal Reserve

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Alternative Medicine

6 Simple Techniques for Mindfulness Meditation

• Home<br>• Healthy Living<br>• 6 Effective, Simple Techniques for Mindfulness Meditation<p>Life is filled with changes. Children go to college, parents age, illness …

How to Consistently be a Calm Person Even if The Going Gets Tough | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How to be a calm person<p><i>There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.</i><i><br>– Willia Cather</i><p><i></i>We have all been through times that have been …

Mindfulness

Pro Presentation Tips: 7 Secrets To Winning The Room

You’ve done the work, you’ve put in your time, you know your stuff—but before you open your mouth to give the presentation you’ve prepared so intently, you’ve been judged.<p>It’s human nature: Our brains are wired to take in all available information and draw instant conclusions. Which means that …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

7 Things Calm People Do Differently

You've been through it more times than you'd care to count: As you trying to manage your growing stress throughout the chaos of a busy work day, there's (always!) at least one person who is keeping their cool. Don't they notice the crises you've been rushing between?<p>And have you ever wondered how …

Meditation For Parents: The 20-Minute Activity We All Should Try

<i>This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's latest workshop. Our leader Carla Naumburg is showing us how we can make our family life calmer and happier through mindful parenting.</i><p>I will never forget the first time I tried to meditate. I was sitting on a hard floor in a stinky gymnasium, hoping …

Why Jobs Go Unfilled Even in Times of High Unemployment

Skills for Amer­ica’s Fu­ture, a policy ini­ti­at­ive run out of the As­pen In­sti­tute, was cre­ated in 2010 as a spin-off of Pres­id­ent Obama’s …

Lenovo is the world’s biggest PC maker, but its heart belongs to smartphones

<b>The numbers</b>: China’s Lenovo announced better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Thursday as net income rose 23% to $173.9 million from the year before, and revenues by 9.7% to a record $8.9 billion.<p><b>The takeaway:</b> The company’s shift from PCs into smartphones is getting results. The company …

Profit

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

No more filthy smartphone screens with Corning's new Gorilla Glass

Corning’s new generation (Gorilla Glass 4?) of thin and durable glass is expected to pack new features that may make Dragontrail and even the superbly durable sapphire glass appear inferior. This time, it’s not just a solution similar to oleophobic coating, Nokia’s ClearBlack display polarizer …

Roofing