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Opinion: Investors are sick of gold, and that’s why it’s time to buy now

Poor gold bugs. Everywhere they turn, another can of Raid.<p>Gold is “doomed,” says one gloomy headline. Gold demand is the weakest in six years. And …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

The best ways to invest $5,000

"If you're asking what's the best way to invest $5,000, it's kind of like asking what should I have for dinner tonight? Well, it depends," says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst of Bankrate. "What do you like? What don't you like? Do you have any allergies? What are you in the mood for? The …

Investing

Everything is starting to crash

Despite a $486 billion fund to prop up the Chinese market, China's stocks sunk another 8.5% on Monday— the biggest one-day drop since 2007.<p>This is following a 35% crash into early July. Now, after bouncing back up to 4,200, the Shanghai Composite is down to 3,750. If it falls another 10% to below …

Real Estate

'China has destroyed its stock market in order to save it'

China has announced a blanket ban on major shareholder selling for the next six months to try to curb crashing prices on Shanghai markets.<p>The China Securities Regulatory Commission's announcement — No. 18 for 2015— orders shareholders with more than 5% to stop selling shares, because the stock …

Stock Markets

Comic-Con Doesn't Matter For Movies, But It's Huge For TV

Over the years, San Diego Comic-Con has been <i>the</i> place studios began their marketing campaigns for major tent-pole films in the modern era. From Marvel to DC and everything between, if you were a studio with a major release coming within the next year, you were almost expected to make your presence …

Chinese Stock Markets Alarming? Time for Investing Lessons From Mr. Banks

The turmoil in Chinese stock markets on the heels of the Greek referendum and the frank announcement by the Governor of Puerto Rico that his island state can’t pay its debts should have investors large and small thinking about risk and asset allocation. In the contemporary environment, investing …

8 Great Office Collaboration Tools For Your Team

A while back I wrote an article about the “fives types of office collaboration tools” that are commonly available, each one a different style of collaboration and project management, with the recommendation that you determine which format best fit your team’s particular working style and …

Where Is Google Driving Us?

<i>Where are you taking me?</i> courtesy Wikicommons<p>I am working my way through Simon Schama's excellent History of Britain.<p>I am into the third volume, 1776-present. At the moment we are in the middle of the Enlightenment.<p>This was a fascinating time in Western history. Adam Smith, Thomas Hobbes, Francis …

Google's Answer To Making Your Web Site Faster

In May, Google announced that they will strip down your web pages for users on mobile devices with slow connections. Back then, they gave a sample …

Secrets To Prominent Mind Power

The most important organ in our body is our brain. The mind in each and every one of us has the incredible capacity for thinking, understanding and …

Creativity

Google unveils Material Design Lite to help websites look more like Android apps

Your favorite website may soon look a lot like an Android app. Google has announced Material Design Lite (MDL), which brings its Material Design design guidelines to the Web using CSS, JavaScript and HTML.<p>Google says MDL is framework agnostic, and can be used with just about any front-end solution …

Material Design

The apps giving hospitals a cutting edge

<b>Hospitals have long relied on the trusty pager to alert doctors to an emergency. But the technology now looks embarrassingly primitive in the age of the multimedia smartphone.</b><p>So some healthcare start-ups are looking at ways to improve how doctors and nurses communicate, care for patients and manage …

Medical Technology

People are starting to call Apple's Safari web browser 'the new Internet Explorer'

Lawson makes a convincing case: Apple isn't updating its web browser enough, so it's not supporting tools such as certain APIs that web developers use to make sites. The author also published a second post which takes a more in-depth look at the problem.<p>It may not seem like a big problem if Apple …

Software

Why do people quit their jobs at dream companies like Facebook or Google?

<i>Answer by Michael Wolfe on Quora.</i><p>I’ll answer the question as asked, but let me first highlight what I think is the assumption underlying the …

The coolest and most powerful people over 40 in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is known for its obsession with youth. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg once suggested that people over 30 shouldn't really work in tech startups because "young people are just smarter."<p>These folks are bucking the trend.<p>Pulled from our recently published Silicon Valley 100 list, meet the …

Silicon Valley

This Is Apple and Google's Next Big Battleground

For most of my 35-year technology career, fights over operating systems have dominated the landscape. First, it was MS-DOS againt the original Apple …

4 Web Design Trends Your Small Business Should Follow

In today's digital economy, a good website is essential to the success of small businesses. Trends are ever changing, so are client needs. While businesses are busy focusing on their core product or service, most do not understand the value and importance of staying on the cutting edge of web …

Web Design

Wallderful Frames Mockups

Wallderful, useful frames mockups with 12 photos, 500 variations, and 11 frames.<p>With the Wallderful frames mockups, it is now easier than ever to …

The Design Essentials: iPad Apps for the Creative

Quietly and almost covertly, Apple’s iPad has become a common tool in every realm of professional design. Fashion designers sketch on it, designers …

Apps

Six Big Risks For The Stock Market

The performance of the U.S. stock market in 2015 has been impressive. Not because stocks have made huge gains. They haven’t. The S&P 500 is down about half a percent for the year. Rather, stocks have been impressive because they have climbed many significant walls of worry while index levels have …

New works by Scott Albrecht, now on view at Andenken

Brands aren't your friends, they're the idiots of social media

Do you know who aren’t your friends? Brands.<p>Repeat it slowly: “Brands are not my friends.” Brands are psychopathic constructs, infesting your social media timelines with carefully-constructed babble, a hollow echo of a real human voice.<p>Brands want to make you think they know what “on fleek” means. …

How Facebook and Yahoo are spawning billion-dollar startups

Take Facebook, for example.<p>As Facebook got bigger and bigger, it started running into some serious growing pains — it was generating more data than its data centers could handle. This was a problem, given that people expect Facebook to always be available and snappy.<p>Normally, this is where a …

What Is a Business Model?

In <i>The New, New Thing</i>, Michael Lewis refers to the phrase <i>business model</i> as “a term of art.” And like art itself, it’s one of those things many people feel they can recognize when they see it (especially a particularly clever or terrible one) but can’t quite define.<p>That’s less surprising than it …

How to Stay Calm in Frustrating Situations

<b>“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” ~Buddha</b><p>Uh-oh, you …

9 Clever Visual Tricks Behind Iconic Poster Designs

Design historians have been portending the poster's demise for at least four decades. And by most accounts, the computer screen should have been the …

How Steve Jobs became the greatest businessman the world has ever known

A vegan college dropout who took acid and traveled to India for spiritual enlightenment, Steve Jobs was the greatest businessman in history.<p>But Jobs' ascent was neither simple nor straightforward.<p>Jobs' life story is well known to many, but as a quick reminder: Jobs was kicked out of Apple, a …

Tim Cook