tdfunk

71 Added | 2 Magazines | 3 Likes | 2 Following | @tdfunk | Keep up with tdfunk on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “tdfunk”

What happens to economies when education levels increase?

For at least the past one 100 years, the growth of industrialised economies has been remarkably balanced; output per worker has increased at a …

So Can Running Technique Be Taught?

I love running. Interval running, hill running, even those long distance marathon-style runs that take every ounce of energy to complete. However, it appears that running doesn't love me back. As soon as I start to pound the pavement, old injuries flair up and I'm plagued with pesky pains. Shin …

Massage Therapy

This 'homeless' guy flies first class for free and says anyone could do it — here's how

And he's homeless, because he spends most of his time in the sky, flying first class — for free.<p>He says anybody could get free first-class tickets, if you play it smart.<p>"It sounds cliché, but I'm living my dream," Schlappig told Business Insider.<p>We spoke to Schlappig to hear his story:

Qatar Airways

3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double

Image source: Pixabay.<p>Dividend stocks are often the foundation of a great retirement portfolio. Dividend payments not only put money in your pocket, which can help hedge against any downward move in the stock market, but they're usually a sign of a financially sound company. Dividend payments also …

Seven Running Drills to Improve Speed, Form, and Efficiency

When I first started performing running drills, I felt silly. Aren’t neon short shorts embarrassing enough? But running drills can be hugely …

Kansas' Economic Growth Continues to Lag, Despite Tax Cuts

Kansas' Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow at <i>half</i> the rate of national GDP in 2015, according to new projections from the state's nonpartisan Legislative Research Department, marking another year of sluggish growth since Kansas enacted massive tax cuts meant to spur its economy.<p>Kansas' huge tax …

The heroes of ‘Flash Boys’ took a huge swipe at the New York Stock Exchange

In a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission, IEX took aim at NYSE, saying it empowers high-speed-trading firms in a way that widens the information gap between these firms and slower-moving investors.<p>It describes earlier feedback from NYSE at various points as "disingenuous," …

Markets

70 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet

<b>1. netflixroulette.net</b> – Find something random to watch on Netflix.<b><br>2. pintsinthesun.co.uk</b> – Find somewhere to drink a pint in the sun.<b><br>3.</b> …

Freebies

Why Republicans Are Bad for Business

Republican politicians bill themselves as pro-business, pro-growth, and pro-opportunity. Yet the financial facts say otherwise. Republican administrations bring hard times, for rich and poor alike. Why are their results so different from their aims? Perhaps Democrats are better at motivating …

Stock Markets

How to port forward for a faster internet

Routers are becoming easier to set up, yet they come with an increasing number of features that the product manual barely mentions.<p>What's more, if …

Wi-Fi

Flying Saucers to Mind Control: 22 Declassified Military & CIA Secrets

Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force<p>Slide 1 of 45<p>A secret history<p>Government and military secrets can range from terrifying to amusing to downright absurd, …

10 top women in economics

Following her nomination by President Obama to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, academic economist Kathryn M. Dominguez has joined …

A dozen notorious crimes - the evidence that helped solve them

<b>From vicious gangland crimes of 1960s London to sinister Victorian murders where the perpetrators thought they had got away with it - take a look at some fascinating and gruesome evidence used in a dozen criminal cases.</b><p>For the Museum of London's latest exhibition - The Crime Museum Uncovered - it …

Museum of London

The 9 deadliest special forces in the world

They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets and conducting daring rescue missions.<p>These really are the best of the best.<p>Although it's difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above the rest in …

Military

5 Exercises That Are More Effective In Shaping Your Body Than Running

Everyone wants to be in shape. But not many people absolutely love working out and running. However, there are a variety of exercises you can do in …

5 tips for writing a blog that people actually want to read

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What are Oliver Emberton's tips for running a blog?<p><b>Answer below by Quora user Oliver Emberton, Founder of</b> …

Wix Launches WixEd, A Free Online School For Website Design

DIY website creator Wix wants to make starting a career in web design as easy as it’s made building your own site.<p>Today, the company is launching WixEd, a free online education program that teaches Wix users everything they need to know to launch their own website design business.<p>The course …

Small Business

How does income inequality affect economic growth?

The relationship between aggregate output and the distribution of income is an important topic in macroeconomics (Galor 2011). The role that income …

Income Inequality

Forget Your Bank -- Here Are Four New Sources of Capital You Probably Didn't Know

Remember back in the day when your business needed financing?<p>Your choices were few. You could go to a traditional bank for a traditional bank loan. Or you could look for money from a family member. Or an investor. Or, if you were hoping to go public maybe an investment from a venture capital firm. …

Small Business
United States

Speed Workouts: Standing Rest Vs. Jogging Rest | Page 3 of 3

Slow Jog Rest<p>Sometimes you might have a rest interval that is anywhere from three to five minutes long, usually during some type of broken tempo run, …

5 weight-training exercises for runners

Strength work plays a crucial role in a runner’s training. While current practice by runners and coaches is mixed, improvements in the performance of …

170-year-old shipwrecked champagne much like bubbly today, study finds

When divers salvaged 168 bottles of champagne from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea in 2010, taking a sip when they emerged from the surface, they knew immediately that they were probably tasting wine that was more than 100 years old.<p>But for scientists, the journey to understand what the …

Will new app Rook be a useful pawn in the publishing game?

Launching later this spring, Rook provides location-based free access to ebooks with an option to buy. But some publishers might fear a great ebook giveaway<p>Part of the inspiration behind Rook – an app offering free access to ebooks, which is being shortlisted for awards even before it launches – …

Writing

The Art of War in 7 Charts

A new version of the millennia-old classic—with Venn diagrams<p><i>The Art of War</i> may be one of the most adaptable books of the past two millennia. There's an <i>Art of War</i> for small businesses. There's an <i>Art of War</i> for dating. There's even an <i>Art of War</i> for librarians.<p>According to Jessica Hagy, author of the …

Acquainted

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

Why Balancing The Budget Means Economic Catastrophe

It appears as if those in Washington may once again be preparing to make our economic situation even worse than it is. We have already navigated fiscal cliffs, sequestration, and other attempts to make the government fiscally “responsible,” and we dodged a bullet only days ago with respect to …

Economics
Motorsport
Rowing