Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about “self” — not necessarily himself, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence. In his new book, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted by brain conditions, such as…Details
Gait Pattern Alterations during Walking, Texting and Walking and Texting during Cognitively Distractive Tasks while Negotiating Common Pedestrian Obstacles
Apparently, the long winded title above is from a study that says that when text and walk you have a tendency to bang into thing – no shit Sherlock.
It should also mention that you give the rest of us the shits when you bang into us.
Investors trading stocks with assistance of financial advisers are more diversified and overcome some common pitfalls, a new working paper from European researchers found. But they are worse off overall than investors who trade independently, because their stock purchases underperform, the study says. The findings suggest advisers “do not help investors make superior stock purchases,”…Details
With all the chatter about ETF’s I thought I would generate a dodgy collection of ETF’s and then look at their current market capitalisation. When I started the exercise I was interested to see where the liquidity risk might lie within the spectrum of the ETF’s I was looking at. When looking at an instrument…Details
The next time you sit down to read the business section of the paper or watch one of the business shows consider this – “The more people believed they knew about finances in general, the more likely they were to overclaim knowledge of the fictitious financial terms. The same pattern emerged for other domains, including…Details
This is a rare feel-good story about financial literacy. In 1996, John Rogers, head of $11 billion Ariel Investments, helped start an elementary school focused on financial education in a low-income neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Each class gets a portfolio and buys and sells its own stocks. Students get a portion of…Details
Let’s agree right off the bat that $25 million is a lot of money. Sure, to paraphrase Chris Rock (NSFW), if Bill Gates woke up tomorrow with a net worth of $25 million, he’d jump out a window. But to the vast majority of us, it’s a huge sum, more than enough to make some dreams come…Details