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When Stop Losses Stop You From Winning

More than a few traders were stopped out at inopportune moments during recent volatile trading. There are few things as frustrating as getting …

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

Global solar dominance in sight as science trumps fossil fuels

Solar power will slowly squeeze the revenues of petro-rentier regimes in Russia, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. They will have to find a new business model, or fade into decline<p>Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and …

The most disproportionately popular job in every state

Some jobs are disproportionately concentrated in certain states. Fashion designers flock to New York, Texas has an outsize share of petroleum engineers, and Floridians are much more likely to be motorboat operators than are other Americans.<p>We made a map that shows the most over-represented job in …

Japan as the crisis next time

Anatole Kaletsky<p>« Previous Post<p>Markets already see a Putin win<p>Next Post »<p>Janet Yellen’s moment<p>8 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our …

The thought father: Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman on luck

One word keeps coming up in Daniel Kahneman’s conversation. It is luck.<p>The 80-year-old Israeli-American is recognised as one of the most influential …

Why You Should Keep a Journal (and How to Start Yours)

Some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives. Those journals served two purposes: a permanent record for …

Larry Page Lays Out His Plan for Your Future

VANCOUVER — Google is a company finely tuned to make money – lots and lots of money. But CEO Larry Page doesn't talk a lot about that side of the web …

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes

The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their …

Apps

17 Mind-Blowing Facts About Russia

Earlier this year, it was for the Sochi Winter Olympics. More recently, it's because President Vladimir Putin has been flexing his muscles again, this time in Ukraine.<p>As the world's eighth-largest economy, Russia can't be ignored.<p>The sheer scale of the country's pipelines, for instance, its …

Wall Street Is Going Crazy For A Revolutionary Technology That Could Change The Energy Market As We Know It

Stocks of companies that develop and sell fuel cells are going crazy — their shares are up about 50% in the past five days.<p>The gainers include:<p>Plug Power: 67%<br>• Ballard: 48%<br>• Fuel Cell: 49%<p>Among the catalysts for the surge was the announcement of a huge new Wal-Mart order for Plug Power's fuel cells — …

An Unconventional Desalination Technology Could Solve California's Water Shortage

This year, farmers in California's Central Valley likely won't receive any water through the federal irrigation program, a network of reservoirs, rivers, and canals that is normally replenished yearly by ice melt from the Sierra mountains.<p>Crippling water shortages have made desalination technology …

Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots

Speaking at Washington, D.C., economic think tank The American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, Gates said that within 20 years, a lot of jobs will go away, replaced by software automation ("bots" in tech slang, though Gates used the term "software substitution").<p>This is what he said:<p>"Software …

Genius And Insanity: Do You Need To Be Crazy To Be The Best?

Research says experts practice for 10,000 hours. That’s a lot of hours. A <i>crazy</i> amount of hours, one might say.<p>I’ve posted a lot about “deliberate …

Walter Isaacson: 5 Traits of True Geniuses

As the biographer to Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs, Isaacson knows a thing or two about geniuses. Here's what he's learned.<p>People tend to think of geniuses as singular and incomparable characters, who can't be categorized or likened to anyone else. That's partly true, but …

Creativity

The More You Multitask, the Worse You Get at It

The thesis that the Internet is making us stupid - or that the constant distractions of the toys and tools of the digital age keep us from …

Fearlessness: 3 Things You Can Learn From Special Ops And Navy SEALS

“One-man army.”<p>It’s a phrase that gets thrown around lightly. But for 7 hours, Hector Cafferata was exactly that.<p><b>On November 28, 1950 during the</b> …

Why Russia No Longer Fears the West

The West is blinking in disbelief – Vladimir Putin just invaded Ukraine. German diplomats, French Eurocrats and American pundits are all stunned. Why has Russia chosen to gamble its trillion-dollar ties with the West?<p>Western leaders are stunned because they haven’t realized Russia’s owners no …

The 2007 Top vs Today

My friend Jon Krinsky, technical analyst at MKM Partners, has been killing it with some really key charts lately – many of which I’ve been featuring …

Best Free Office Suites: Microsoft Office Alternatives

Free office suites are great money-saving alternatives Microsoft Office. / Credit: Document image via Shutterstock<p>For small businesses, every red …

Five Best Standing Desks

Sitting all day is generally a bad idea, and standing desks can give you the flexibility to stand and move around, and leaves you a little freer to …

Ergonomics

Robots will be smarter than us all by 2029, warns AI expert Ray Kurzweil

By 2029, computers will be able to understand our language, learn from experience and outsmart even the most intelligent humans, according to …

How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes

The basis of Spritz's concept is that much of the time spend reading is "wasted" on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that's left is the time you take …

The Best Tools to (Productively) Gamify Every Aspect of Your Life

The idea of rewarding yourself to build better behaviors isn't new, even if the phrase "gamification" is. There are more tools out there to turn …

13 Books That Wall Streeters Love And Think You Should Be Reading

Over 1,000 people from around Wall Street sent their top reads to Stifel Nicolaus's Dave Lutz for his annual Spring Break reading list.<p>Here are the 13 books most frequently mentioned by those around the Street, from finance to fiction. The synopses are from Lutz's list.<p>Nine Americans and Their Epic …