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October 22nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Why this is the best moment in history to be born in 23 charts

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There seems to be bad news everywhere you look these days. Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart. Between Ebola, climate change, Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, and the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria.

 

 

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October 22nd, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Futurework – how technology will redefine the culture of work

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“We’re increasingly going to be working with technology, and clearly some technologies are going to replace us.”

Former Secretary of Labor and professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, Robert Reich and Susan Hassler, editor in chief of IEEE Spectrum magazine, Susan Hassler , are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Rice University, and the Institute for the Future to give listeners insights into how technology will redefine work in the not too distant future. (Podcast)

 

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October 22nd, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Why Google could beat Apple and become the first $1 trillion company

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Google could beat Apple to the milestone.

Colin Gillis, a technology analyst at BGC Partners predicts Google Inc. will be the first $1 trillion company by market capitalization, not current front-runner Apple Inc.

 

 

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October 21st, 2014 at 11:30 am

Is it better to rent or buy a home? Comparing the monthly costs

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Renting vs. owning

Ever since the financial crisis left many Americans in dire financial straits, the debate over renting versus buying a home has heated up. American households’ spending on housing is on average 33% of their annual expenses, but until recently we didn’t have data to show the differences in costs between monthly mortgage payments versus rent.

 

 

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October 21st, 2014 at 11:08 am

You can go to college in Germany for free no matter where you are from

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Germany didn’t just abolish tuition for Germans, the ban goes for international students, too.

Lower Saxony has made itself the final state in Germany to do away with any public university tuition whatsoever. As of now, all state-run universities in the Federal Republic—legendary institutions that put the Bildung in Bildungsroman, like the Universität Heidelberg, the Universität München, or the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin—cost exactly nothing.

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October 21st, 2014 at 10:52 am

Journalism’s competition doesn’t even look like journalism

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Journalism is being replaced

Newspapers and other media entities have had to continually expand their view of who their competition is ever since the web was invented. In the old days the competition was other newspapers, and then TV, and then after the web it became other news websites, or maybe Yahoo or Google.

 

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October 21st, 2014 at 10:23 am

The state of investments around the world: Charts

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In terms of balanced growth, the US is the strongest economy in the world right now.

Here are a few charts that show the state of investment around the world. The data, taken from FRED, shows the percentage change in trailing twelve month real gross fixed capital formation from 1Q 2000 levels.

 

 

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October 21st, 2014 at 9:39 am

Top 5 most common sleep problems (and how to find relief)

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Sleep issues are complex.

If we had a pill that could give us a good sleep, it would probably be the strongest medication ever made. There have been several studies that have connected inadequate sleep to chronic diseases and shortened lifespan. But unfortunately, sleep is not that simple. In fact, it’s the one natural process that might cause the most issues for modern-day adults, with around 30 percent of the American population having some degree of sleep disruption.

 

 

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October 20th, 2014 at 12:49 pm

LinkedIn reranked top colleges for most desirable jobs

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LinkedIn used its massive dataset of professionals to see what colleges where producing employees at the most desirable firms.

Only a few of the conventionally prestigious schools made the top of the list when colleges are re-ranked by how graduates do in the job market. LinkedIn mined its massive dataset of professionals to see what colleges where producing employees at the most desirable firms in a handful of industries, including finance, tech, marketing, and media.

 

 

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October 20th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

The great decoupling – the impact of machine learning advancement on productivity and jobs

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Machine learning is advancing at exponential rates. Many highly skilled jobs once considered the exclusive domain of humans are increasingly being carried out by computers. That may be good or bad depending on whom you talk to. Technologists and economists tend to split into two camps, the technologists believing that innovation will cure all ills, the economists fretting that productivity gains will further divide the haves from the have-nots.

 

 

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