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8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

Psychologists Say Doing These 7 Activities Will Make You Happier

Psychology research shows that happy people make more money, perform better at work, live longer, and have better marriages than everyone else.<p>But the causes of happiness are elusive — philosophers have been trying to figure it out for thousands of years.<p>Over the past few decades psychological …

Happiness

10 Things Tough Minds Don’t Do

Success isn’t simply a matter of rearranging files and appointments. It’s about mental strength. From letting go of control to taking smart risks, here are 10 things tough minds have mastered.<p>Many of us spend a lot of time trying to boost productivity by clearing off our desks, walking while we …

House prices across the UK are rising at nearly ten times average earnings

Halifax reveals house price inflation running at 7.7pc as low interest rates and Government schemes trigger a £37-a-day jump over past year<p>House prices are rising at nearly ten times the pace of average earnings after Britain's biggest mortgage lender today that record low interest rates and the …

Male and female brains: the REAL differences

The recent study which “confirms” the differences between male and female brains has been roundly criticised by neuroscientists. However, there are some genuine differences that cannot be denied<p>Unless you’ve been trapped in a lead-lined sensory-deprivation chamber this week, you’ve probably heard …

Youth unemployment continues to be a fly in the economic ointment

I am however, concerned there is a fly floating in the country’s half full glass that will leave a bad taste in the mouth.<p>The headline drop in …

UK growing at fastest rate in developed world, says OECD

The UK economy grew faster than any of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD's) 34 nations in the third quarter, think tank says<p>Britain is now the fastest growing economy in the developed world, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data …

OECD

FCA launches gold benchmark rigging review

Financial Conduct Authority launches preliminary review into possible rigging of gold benchmarks<p>Britain's financial regulator is looking into whether gold benchmarks could have been rigged.<p>The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a preliminary review into the issue, a person familiar with the …

Interest rates are going to rise - it is better to prepare now

For many investors a rising rate environment will be a novel experience. Yields have broadly speaking been falling for 30 years now.<p>The Bank of England changed tack this week as it signalled that its self-imposed threshold for considering an interest rate rise – 7pc unemployment – might be crossed …

Economics

Why entrepreneurs make the worst investors

Many entrepreneurs often neglect their finances, and some of the greatest portfolio losses that I have seen (sometimes in excess of 50%) have been in …

Finance