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Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth

It's time we made money do what we want, rather than letting it diminish and degrade us<p>The house across the street has just gone on sale for £850,000. A bog-standard, late-Victorian, ex-council terrace house in the rough part of Islington, with a yard billed as a garden, costs as much as a street …

Move your money from the high street and help to achieve a fairer society

Never mind a new fitness regime for 2014, resolve instead to make things better without a revolution<p>The most significant card I received over the holiday period was one I had to sign myself: a Visa debit for my new current account. It marked the end of a 13-year relationship with my old bank, four …

Nevermind Amazon Prime Drones, Google Has Future Delivery Vehicle With Uber

Amazon’s recent announcement around drone delivery captured the world’s attention. It is a creative idea. But, as Chris Anderson, founder of 3D Robotics, (and the DIY Drones community), said about the idea before Amazon even suggested it: “It’s incredibly stupid.”<p>Now to be clear, I’m a huge fan of …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Are Stocks In For A Sea Change?

Things couldn’t have been rosier for equities in 2013. As I write this, stocks are up 187% from the depths of the crisis-panicked stock market of March 2009, and this year stocks are already up 24%. It’s been a banner year except for those holding bonds. The 30-year Treasury, by contrast, is down …

How To Invest For The Rest Of Your Life

Often, financial writers tell us how to invest for a given age: How to invest now that you’re 40, or how to invest as you enter retirement.<p>It’s not a bad idea. We’ve done it a few times ourselves.<p>But consider what these approaches have in common: You have to invest in something, since cash is …

4 Quality Stocks With High Cash Returns

<b>Simon Fennell, Co-Manager, William Blair International Growth Fund</b><p><b>Simon Fennell:</b> The approach of the International Growth Fund is to look for the best companies we can find with a focus on quality. What we mean by quality is a heavy emphasis on cash return on invested capital, which we believe is …

5 Signs You Should Run From An Interview And Never Look Back

A common job-hunting aphorism observes, “a job interview is as much about interviewing the company you’re applying to as it is about the hiring managers interviewing you.” But, we all know that’s not exactly how it goes. Mostly, we’re too obsessed with looking and acting the part to reflect upon …

16 Mistakes Employees Make When Trying To Get A Promotion

Asking for a promotion can be one of the most stressful experiences in your career–especially in today’s uncertain economy.<i>Why?</i> “Because you know you’re putting yourself at some level of risk,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of <i>Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant; How to</i> …

5 Basic But Important Things New Managers Need To Know

I was a new manager once. I think it was back in Pleistocene Era, though it may have been the Mesozoic. But one thing I do remember: It was a jungle out there. I didn’t have any training – why would I need it, doesn’t everyone instinctively know how to manage people?- and I quickly made a couple …

Apple's New iPads Show Company Believes It's Alone In The Tablet Market

Pundits look at Apple's declining share of the tablet market, and believe the iPad is doomed. The tablets face tons of competition and even slowing sales, despite a fast-growing market. But today’s introductions of the larger iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini show Apple believes it’s competing only …

BBM Could Be Worth Billions If BlackBerry Can Copy The LINE Playbook

It is difficult to get a handle on what the early success of BlackBerry’s messaging service on Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms might mean. By Friday 3 PM, BBM has become the #1 app in 80 countries. It hit the 10 M user mark on iOS and Android platforms in 24 hours, yet continues …

Gold Traders Watching $1,350/Oz Level, FOMC For Next Week's Action - Kito News Metals Outlook

<b>(Kitco News) -</b> Traders who follow technical charts and those who watch fundamental factors both have something to monitor next week in the gold market, as gold trades around the pivotal $1,350-an-ounce area ahead of a Federal Open Market Committee two-day meeting.<p>December gold futures rose Friday, …

Volvo Has Just Created The Future Of The Electric Car

Volvo has a reputation for building tanks that masquerade as cars. It generally takes emissions standards or a wrecking ball to get a Volvo off the …

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The science and magic of wine-making

Watching a cloudy, sweet liquid turn into a clear, alcoholic one – accompanied by the hiccupping of an airlock – is a treat<p>… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

The Best New Camera Gear From PhotoPlus Expo 2013

The annual PhotoPlus Expo in New York City is upon us once again and gear manufacturers have come from all over to show off their new stuff. We're …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

Twitter Could Become Profitable In 2015

Twitter filed its S-1 SEC form to go public last Thursday. The company has over 218 million monthly active users worldwide (49 million in the U.S.) who send out over 500 million Tweets per day and generated $139 million in revenue in the June quarter. I have built a model with Twitter’s financial …

You Can Get Richer Pinching Pennies Like Warren Buffett

Many people have tried to emulate Warren Buffett‘s investment style. More may attempt it as they search for the best investing ideas for 2012. But here’s a more attainable goal: Pinch pennies like the Oracle of Omaha. This might turn out to be a New Year’s resolution you can actually <i>keep</i>. And …