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How to Build an Autocracy

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本<p>It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. …

Russia Is Already Winning

If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim. But it also gives us a clear path to fight back.<p>The whirlwind of Russian spy news over the past few weeks has forced Americans to confront questions that previously would only have seemed possible in fiction: Did a foreign power …

Top Stock Picks From 4 Professional Investors Who Keep Beating the Market

See which equities they're choosing for the long run.<p>Consistency is the rarest of qualities in the mutual fund world. Managers come and go. So, too, …

Investing

Donald Trump's leaked tax returns help explain why he wants to end the estate tax

The $916 million loss that Donald Trump reported on his 1995 income taxes was extraordinary. As Alan Cole from the conservative Tax Foundation notes, total net operating losses claimed on all individual income tax returns in 1995 amounted to $49.3 billion.*<p>That is, in that year, Trump claimed …

Here's How Much China's Outbound Investment Is Projected to Jump In H2

China’s rapidly increasing non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) will jump at least 20% in the second half of 2016 from a year earlier, a …

Six Charts On The Economy You Should See

As we said yesterday, we’ve seen a slew of threatening events come and go over the course of the past seven years, and with each of those events, the heightened scrutiny of the economy comes, as do recession predictions. Each has been wrong. The Brexit vote is the latest hurdle.<p>With the UK …

How to Get a Perfect Credit Score

What is a perfect credit score? Using the popular FICO scoring method, the magic number is 850, which is difficult, but not impossible to achieve. By learning how the FICO formula works, we can get some insight on how to get an 850 credit score, or close to it.<p>Unfortunately, the specific formula by …

The largest IPO of all-time still won't fix Saudi Arabia's problems

Saudi Arabia has run its own state-owned oil company for decades now, which should lead prudent investors to question why the country would be interested in giving up even a piece of the firm now. There are only two possible answers. Either Saudi Arabia needs the funding and sees profits from Saudi …

The Most Astounding Picture Of Stars Beyond Our Galaxy

With billions of stars apiece, most galaxies appear only as indistinct shapes through even powerful telescopes.<p>But thanks to:<p>being above the atmosphere,<br>• looking at the closest galaxies,<br>• and imaging away from the crowded center,<p>the Hubble Space Telescope actually can resolve individual, extragalactic …

Walking into the jihad trap

Data shows that jihadi terrorism has actually declined<p>Written by |<p>How often have you heard statements along the lines of jihadi terrorism posing an …

Eyewitness Accounts From Recent Defectors From Islamic State: Why they Joined, What they Saw, Why they Quit

by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. and Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D.<p>The Islamic State (IS) is the most powerful, ruthless, horrific and well-funded terrorist group in recent history. Not only has ISIS managed to take and control a significant swathe of territory, it has become a de-facto state. Since their 2014 …

101 quotes on success from some of the world's most accomplished people

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

What Makes Pi So Special?

No number can claim more fame than pi. But why, exactly?<p>Defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, pi, or in symbol form, …

State Dept. official: Hillary Clinton's private email 'unacceptable'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A senior State Department official acknowledged on Wednesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's practice of using a personal email account on a private server was "not acceptable."<p>Joyce Barr, the State Department's top Freedom of Information Act officer, was hit …

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your …

Self-improvement

In Just 2 Minutes, This Video Will Make You Want To Go Out And Start Really Living

Everything is Posibl. from Posibl. on Vimeo.<p>We can all use a little reminder to stop ignoring our dreams.<p>The video above from social networking site Posibl. does just that. Consider this a two-minute burst of inspiration -- a quick push to keep going after what's important to you.<p>"Your wildest …

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Quick links<p>Customer service<p>Article text size<p>A<p>0<p>A<p>+2<p>A<p>+4<p>A<p>+6<p>The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures.<p>Oops! That page isn’t here.<p>We couldn’t find the page you were looking for one of the following reasons:<br>It has <b>moved</b>, it <b>never existed</b>, or …

Canada

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Gen-Y's pain is real: Paycheques tell the tale

Young adults are not to blame for their financial frustrations.<p>Their problem is an economy that has put them on track to be worse off than their parents. So much for the theorizing about them being spoiled, coddled and otherwise not as good as the generations that came before them.<p>"Young adults may …

Demographics

Penrose Triangle Animation

The Penrose triangle, first popularized back in the 50’s by mathematician Roger Penrose is a peculiar impossible object that resembles an illusion …

33 Disney Characters Dancing To Biggie Will Make Your Day

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24 Ways to Add One Year (or More) to Your Life

<b>1. Stand up while reading articles like this one ...and (especially) while watching TV.</b><p>Australian researchers determined that every hour of …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

IBM faces a new challenge: doubters

The computer company that pulled off one of the most famous reinventions in tech industry history now looks to be in need of a fresh burst of innovation.<p>After pioneering the personal computer in the 1980s, International Business Machines Corp. presciently moved out of such commodity businesses and …

The Permanent Portfolio: the only investment plan you'll ever need?

<i>Andrew Hallam is the index investor for Globe Investor's Strategy Lab. Follow his contributions here</i> <i>and view his model portfolio here.</i><p>There are permanent portfolios and then there's the Permanent Portfolio.<p>Devised decades ago by the late investing writer Harry Browne, it combines gold, stocks, …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

Scientist praises socialist philosopher under attack from senator Joseph McCarthy in letters written in 1954<p>Published: 1 Mar 2013<p><b>Stephen Curry:</b> Wonders of Life is the amazing story of the physics of living things, but underneath there is a harder and more complex tale to tell<p>Published: 18 Feb …

My 5 biggest money mistakes | The Star

<b>2. I wasn’t creating realistic budgets</b><p>By creating a strict budget, I was able to eliminate my debt in just 12 months. This meant making sacrifices, …

Everything you ever wanted to know about ETFs

<i>For a complete list of links to the websites mentioned below, click here.</i><p><b>1. What the heck is an ETF, anyway?</b><p>Basic, unbiased information about ETFs is available on the GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca website, which was established by the Ontario Securities Commission and, unlike many other financial sites, …

Sex addiction? New study says it might just be a case of too much libido

Does sex addiction exist?<p>New research suggests people who believe they are addicted to sex might simply have heightened libidos.<p>Published this week in the journal Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, the study suggests that "sex addiction" may not be a physiological disorder, but simply high …