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Ask Matt: What's the best way to invest $100?

<i>USA TODAY markets reporter Matt Krantz answers a different reader question every weekday. To submit a question, e-mail Matt at mkrantz@usatoday.com.</i><p><b>Q: What's the best way to invest $100?</b><p>A: Online trading has definitely opened the door to beginning investors. You can get started with investing, …

Top 10 Yoga Poses for Men

1. Mountain (Tadasana)<p><b>What it does:</b> Simple but effective, mountain pose builds a solid foundation for all other standing poses. It strengthens and …

10 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Sleep

Sleep deprivation and stress can be a vicious cycle. We often have trouble falling sleep because we're worried and anxious, and in turn, the fact that we didn't get enough sleep makes us stressed the next day. According to a recent Huffington Post survey, sleep deprivation is a major source of …

Study: Short Yoga Sessions Boost Brain Power

Your yoga practice may be doing more for your body than combatting work stress and giving your muscles a good stretch between strength workouts. New …

14 Styles Of Yoga Explained Simply

If you’re like me, you've been slightly confused by all the different styles of yoga out there! There are many styles so don’t feel bad. Or dumb. …

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.<p>To …

What Marketers Must Know About The Psychology Behind Social Sharing

Jim Dougherty of Leaders West recently explored the psychology behind social sharing, a phenomenon that many digital marketers struggle to understand …

The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

If you want to achieve a major goal, conventional wisdom says to think positive. Picture yourself delivering the perfect presentation, and absorb the …

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition

Every year, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> summons some of our era’s greatest thinkers and unleashes them on one provocative question, whether it’s the single most elegant theory of how the world works or the best way to enhance our cognitive toolkit. This year, he sets out on …

Do You Know Squat? 4 Steps To Perfect Squats

Make no mistake about it, squats are one of the greatest exercises. From your quads and hamstrings to your glutes and calves, the squat hits them …

Rock Your Core and Tone Your Abs With This Bodyweight Workout

Wake up your core and kick your abs into high gear with this circuit workout. It should take you around 20 minutes, and the best part is you won't …

Archisketch: Sketching App For Architects & Designers

Archisketch, formerly Archipad, is a new iPad sketching app by Urban Design that’s ideal for architects, interior and product designers. While there …

Fantasy Hollywood: restaging classic films with black models

Back in the 80s, my classmates and I piled into Mbabane’s local cinema to watch Top Gun. We’d turn to each other, channeling our best version of Val Kilmer to spout “You can be my wing man anytime” – followed by intense laughter. Who doesn’t have a favourite line, an iconic moment from film lodged …

Why gold lost its lustre for investors

<b>A couple of years ago, so much scrap gold was coming through the door of Baird and Co that the company could barely keep up.</b><p>It is the biggest producer of gold products in the UK and Baird, based in east London, uses scrap metal supplied by pawnbrokers, traders and industry.<p>On the commodity markets, …

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Extreme weather threatens global economies

Extreme weather poses one of the biggest risks to the global economy, experts warn, with some of world's largest cities in danger of being caught off-guard.<p>In its recent Global Risks report for 2014, the World Economic Forum ranked extreme weather events – such as floods, storms and fires – at …

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Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace …