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10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their …

Oprah Winfrey

The euro was pointless

2015-11-11T18:34:15.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>It’s easy to forget now, but the single currency wasn’t created purely as a political project.<p>Many …

Economics

What Highly Successful People Do Daily To Perform Better

What separates highly successful people from the “average crowd?” This is a topic that is widely discussed.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to …

Ex-PayPal cofounder wants to hook millennials up with virtual credit

Affirm, a lending startup led by PayPal cofounder Max Levchin, wants to make it easier for millennials to get credit when they’re actuallyshoppingin stores. The company is rolling out real-time credit scoring to let customers borrow money on the spot to make a one-time purchase.<p>Essentially, Affirm …

FinTech

Uber is trying to lure new drivers by offering bank accounts

One of the biggest challenges Uber faces as it aggressively expands and fends off competitors is attracting—and then retaining—drivers. As part of those efforts, the ride-share startup is planning to offer banking services to drivers, according to people who work closely with financial institutions …

Transportation

19 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Self-improvement

Think Like a Billionaire With These 19 Traits From Mark Cuban and the Super Rich

s_bukley / Shutterstock.com<p>To become a huge success, you might decide to blaze your own trail. But hacking through the jungle of life can leave you …

Five strange things happening in financial markets

"May you live in interesting times" is sometimes said to be an ancient Chinese curse.<p>Interesting things have certainly been happening in the underpinnings of global markets - things that either run counter to long-standing financial logic, or represent an unusual dislocation in the "normal" state …

Opinion: 5 reasons stocks are facing a short period of weakness

Talk about a sweet ride. The S&P 500 is up 12.5% since the intra-day low of 1,867 on Aug. 24.<p>I missed calling that low by just two trading days in …

Stock Markets

Value stocks: Maybe financial markets have been wrong all along

Is the value premium disappearing? The answer to that question could shake the foundations of the asset-management industry.<p>First, for the uninitiated, a little background. In the late 1970s and '80s, a lot of investors and researchers confirmed what market analysts had claimed for a long time – …

Investing

China passes Canada to become largest U.S. trading partner

China has displaced Canada as the United States's largest trading partner, a landmark shift that eliminates one of the defining characteristics of the Canadian economy.<p>Due in part to the crash in oil prices and the reduced value of Canada's energy exports south of the border, U.S. year-to-date …

Extreme altruism: should you care for strangers at the expense of your family?

The world is full of needless suffering. How should each of us respond? Should we live as moral a life as possible, even giving away most of our earnings? A new movement argues that we are not doing enough to help those in need<p>For many years, Julia Wise wondered if she would ever meet another …

Empathy

ThyssenKrupp unveils model of the MULTI, a vertical mass transit system

Elevators haven’t changed much in 150 years; the controls got more sophisticated, but they basically remained a box pulled up by a cable, with one …

Skyscrapers

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Queen Elizabeth II

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Articles about 7 modern homes sweeping panoramic views on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>We previously featured a 19-part start to …

Architecture

Articles about 5 spaces transformed interior plants on Dwell.com - Dwell

With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has proven her...<p>Who doesn't love a good patio or back deck? We sure do. Take a peek at our favorite homes this week that will have you remodeling...<p>Frontways, sideways, backward, or leaning …

Home Improvement

Starling – The World’s First Educational Wearable for Children

With 82% of brain development complete by age three, the number of words your child hears before the age of four is the biggest predictor of …

The mainstreaming of technological abundance thinking

2015-10-27T17:33:31.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>FT Alphaville started its “beyond scarcity” series in June 2012, having explored the core tenets of …

Economics

Commodity financing as a deflationary feedback loop of hell

2015-10-28T16:26:05.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Money printing was supposed to cause an inflationary collapse, right?<p>Except, points out Seth Kleinman at …

Oil

This is nuts. When’s the crash?

2015-10-29T11:43:17.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Congratulations London, your housing market is indeed the most nuts.<p>UBS wealth management have you right at …

Real Estate

The Federal Reserve: Illusion Of Understanding, Illusion Of Control

<i>The net result is nonsensical policies that fail to achieve their stated objectives.</i><p><b>We live in an era of illusion:</b> the illusion of understanding, and …

Federal Reserve

Understand the 4 Components of Influence

We’ve all encountered people who say less but what they say matters more; people who know how to use silence to dominate an exchange. So having influence means more than just doing all the talking; it’s about taking charge and understanding the roles that positional power, emotion, expertise, and …

Leadership

One Trader Loses It Over Draghi And Yellen's Lies

Epsilon Theory's Ben Hunt is one of our favorite commentators and market analysts. He is a very rational, even-keeled and objective observer and …

Political Science

8 ‘Paranormal’ Scientific Studies That Will Make You Question The True Nature Of Reality

If you google “parapsychology,” the first thing that will probably pop up is a Wikipedia entry loosely (and, in my opinion, rather offensively) …

Shifting tides: Global economic scenarios for 2015–25

Are we in for a bumpy ride? How bumpy? And for how long?<p><b>At the National People’s</b> Congress in Beijing in March 2015, China’s Premier Li Keqiang …

Economics

Agenda

The stories shaping the Global, Regional and Industry agendas<p>EN ES FR

What are the IMF’s global growth predictions?

First, China’s economic transformation – away from export- and investment-led growth and manufacturing, in favor of a greater focus on consumption …

Economic Development