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Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

The Psychology Of Why Being Really, Really Weird Can Get You Hired

Lady Gaga and foundational psychological theory help unlock the ways a little eccentricity can land you at the top of the “hire” pile.<p>Do us a favor and look at the below set of words:<p>apple<br>• truck<br>• necklace<br>• tomato<br>• glass<br>• dog<br>• rock<br>• umbrella<br>• butter<br>• spoon<br>• Lady Gaga<br>• pillow<br>• pencil<br>• chocolate<br>• desk<br>• banana<br>• bug<br>• soup<br>• milk<br>• tie<p>Which …

10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

I'm fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are choices that you make every day, some of which seem completely unrelated to your health and happiness, that dramatically impact the way you feel mentally and physically.<p>With that said, …

Why Graphene Sheets Make Sexier Chips Than Silicon

The innovation from researchers in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is all about making a complete …

California Is America's Poorest State

And yet the U.S. Census Bureau has determined, under its "supplemental poverty measure," that California is the poorest state in America. For the …

Better off renting? The new economics for young adults

Can a single young adult afford a condo in Toronto? Let's see how the numbers shake out.<p>Costs to buy<p>Condo cost<p>$350,000<p>5% downpayment<p>$17,500<p>Costs to own<p>Monthly mortgage payment*<p>$1,724<p>Estimated monthly condo fee<p>$350<p>Estimated monthly property tax amount<p>$200<p>Basic monthly home ownership …

8 Secrets of Undesired Singlehood

Clearly, some people are single because they choose to be. They are simply not interested in being in a serious relationship at this time in their life. Others are single due to the circumstances of their lives. They may have just gotten out of a meaningful relationship or have dated relentlessly …

21 Reasons Why Some People Get So Lucky in Life

Did you ever look at someone and think, "He is so lucky. He has money, he's in a great relationship and wow -- what a great career, being able to travel like that?"<p>I've done it too. And as my mind entertained this thought, I would find myself in an often depressing place overthinking about reasons …

No Quick Fix to Fighting Depression Comes Without Long-Term Side Effects

In today's fast-paced multitasking world, too many look to the quick fix. Antidepressant drugs, originally prescribed for severe depression, are being handed out like candy for any number of reasons. These days there is no longer a stigma attached to antidepressants. Taking them is often viewed as …