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7 Smart Ways To Invest $1,000

You’d like to learn how to invest $1,000.<p><i>Is this possible?</i><p>After all, don’t many financial advisers have investing minimums? What if you’re new to investing? Where do you start?<p>Yes, there <i>are</i> places you can invest $1,000. And, some of them are pretty nifty, as well.<p>But, it’s not enough to know some …

Personal Finance

What Wealthy People Teach Their Children That Others Don't

John Olson—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>John Olson—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>John Olson—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>John Olson—Time & …

iPhone 'subscription' is Apple's most diabolical business plan yet

Who loves iPhones? Who loves <i>new</i> iPhones? Who wants to have the latest and greatest iPhone in their hands every time an Apple iPhone launch event …

Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude

Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a new study has shown.<p>Although owners might worry that their pet is nervously pining for their return when they leave the house, in fact, cats show no sign of separation …

Pets

Iran's president says no changes, additions to nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's president on Wednesday ruled out any changes or additions to the 2015 nuclear deal, amid European efforts to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the landmark agreement.<p>French President Emmanuel Macron suggested during a state visit to Washington this week …

South Asia

Nimby Nation: The High Cost To America Of Saying No To Everything

<i>Fueled by legal advocacy groups, cries of Not In My Backyard are quietly costing the United States economy trillions. The ability of America to flourish is at stake.</i><p>For more than 50 years Onyx Specialty Papers of South Lee, Mass. has carved out a niche selling unusual, high-value products like the …

Natural Gas

The Iran nuclear deal is worse than we could have imagined

Barack Obama's deal is mere folly. Iran will one day be flush with cash, and stopping it from going nuclear will be much harder then<p>When you write a column, as did I two weeks ago, headlined "The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history," you don't expect to revisit the issue. We had hit bottom. …

Asteroid Stuns Astronomers With Its Planet-like Icy Rings

Planets might reckon they’re the only ones big enough to pull off their own set of rings, but a cosmic collision has changed all that by giving the asteroid Chariklo two rings of icy debris.<p>Astronomers have previously only seen rings of material around giant worlds like Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and …

Super-Earths in habitable zone may just be dead worlds

A new planetary formation model suggests that Super-Earths identified as being in the "habitable zone" by the Kepler telescope, may just be dead …

The 10 Best Things from February 2014

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Sap Discovery Could Turn Syrup-Making Upside Down

Last year researchers at the University of Vermont announced something that could change the way we think about Vermont — or at least how it produces its famous maple syrup.<p>The time-honored method calls for inserting a tap near the bottom of a tall, mature maple tree. At the end of February, the …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

If it awakes, Rosetta will catch up with a comet and send down a lander to ride the dirty snowball as it rushes towards the sun<p>At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and …