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World Records

Coming Attraction: The Brand-New Museum Of The American Revolution To Open In Historic Philadelphia In Early 2017

This country’s revolutionary history never feels like its too far gone in Philadelphia, with the profusion of public attractions devoted to telling …

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

<b>Listen · 8:54</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

30 years of space shuttle missions: A salute in images

The shuttle era is over, but graphic artist Luke Wesley Price is determined to keep the memory from fading. A new photography book, written and designed by Price, collects some of "the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring NASA images from the space shuttle’s 30-year service history."<p>"Space Shuttle: …

Why email newsletters still work — and how you can make yours better

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The email newsletter model comes from some very humble roots, yet has grown into a powerful business model. …

Charts: Which country is home to the world's richest people?

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Also, find out which country has the highest median wealth. The answer might …

5 Steps To Unleash The Power Of Your People

Let’s be honest. A lot of people are unhappy at their jobs. They feel unfulfilled, unappreciated, stifled and just plain bored. And their performance reflects it.<p>Many of us have been there at some point in our work lives: crummy boss, lame culture (think logo mugs and posters riddled with “upbeat” …

New, simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a …

Emerging Market Rout Spells Opportunity

The investor love affair with emerging markets is quickly fading. For much of the past decade, emerging markets – Asia being the largest – were the place to be, offering explosive growth compared to the meagre offerings of the developed world. The trend spawned sexy acronyms such as BRICs, numerous …

Are You Engineering Your Life Or Letting It Happen To You?

I am an engineer. I grew up in a family of engineers, building with Legos and electrical sets, and got my undergraduate degree in Electrical …

Engineering

Goldman Sachs Is Now The Most Bullish Broker On Wall Street

Wall Street's top strategists have been scrambling to explain why the stock market has left their clients in the dust.<p>Just yesterday, Goldman Sach's David Kostin cranked up his year-end price target on the S&P 500 to 1,750.<p>That makes Goldman the most bullish research department on Wall …

The Citi Economic Surprise Index Is Signaling A Comeback In A Weak Corner Of The Stock Market

Will stocks have a pullback? Eventually sure—but when? This past Friday, May 10, 2013 marked 176 days since a 5%+ pullback in the S&P 500, tying the record for stretches without a pullback in this 50-month-old bull market [Figure 1], so it may be close. Also, in the spring of each of the past three …

Five Red Flags You Picked The Wrong Financial Advisor

Libby Kane has an interesting article entitled “Five Signs You Picked The Wrong Financial Advisor” which fits well with our “ Ten Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor.” Here are her five warning signs:<p><b>1. She Isn’t Certified.</b> In other words, you should value comprehensive wealth management.<b>2. He</b> …

To the brainy, the spoils

ELITE management consultancies shun the spotlight. They hardly advertise: everyone who might hire them already knows their names. The Manhattan …

The Unemployment Rate Is Much Higher Than They Tell You

The 7.5% US unemployment rate, at its lowest level since 2008, seems to be telling a story of slow-but-steady recovery after the Great Recession and Financial Crisis.<p>Unfortunately, the bulk of evidence suggests the "real" jobless rate is far higher. As the U-3 rate has fallen, so has the labor …

Economy

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

David Foster Wallace

Blankfein Sees Parallels to 1994 Interest-Rate Increases

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein warned that the interest-rate environment has parallels to 1994, when a sudden …

IMF: Sorry, everyone—the global economy will produce $216 billion less than we thought

In a report titled “Hopes, Realities, Risks” (pdf), the IMF revised its estimates for global economic output today, saying it now expects 3.3% GDP growth, down from the 3.5% it projected back in January. That would put global GDP at around $74.3 trillion for 2013.<p>“We have moved from a two-speed …

Economy

The Citi Economic Surprise Index Just Went Negative...

Lately economic data seems to be coming in week, and it's gotten a lot of people talking about a "spring swoon" for the economy.<p>Actually, there's a bigger patter people are worried about, that every year we seem to have these false dawns for the economy, only for things to get sluggish again.<p>The …

The myths of happiness

Three books on how to attain it and what it means<p>WHEN MY CHILDREN WERE YOUNG, my wife and I focused our child-rearing efforts on nurturing intellectual enthusiasm, self-discipline, kindness, empathy, honesty, and ambition. I don’t think we spent 10 minutes worrying about whether our kids were going …

Why the Euro Is Doomed in 4 Steps

It's the gold standard minus the shiny rocks<p>(Reuters)<p>We're going to need a bigger acronym.<p>In the beginning, it was just the "Greek debt crisis". Then markets realized Portugal, Ireland, Italy, and Spain were in bad shape too, and the PIIGS (or GIIPS) were born. But now Cyprus and Slovenia have run …

The biggest problem

EUROPE has a lot of economic problems. It has the sort of problems everyone has: demographic headwinds, plateauing educational attainment, the need …