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The Best Ten Years Ever

I came across a piece titled The Best Ten Years Ever and being a student of market history I took more than a cursory glance. The article is filled with some very interesting charts based around the S&P500 and a series of metrics measuring performance. Things like this appeal to me because they offer a…

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ACCORDING TO THE Harvard Business Review, more people under the age of 45 (43%) say they’re ‘constantly exhausted at work’, instead of over the age of 45 (35%). Funnily enough… the least exhausted are those greater than 60 years old. So, it might be time that we stopped using age as an excuse for not…

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Well… actually…

SCENE: EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL tropical hotel. I’m sitting by the pool, margarita in hand, sunglasses on – looking at share charts on my laptop. Mid 60s deck chair neighbour wearing retina-damaging speedos, a forest of body hair, sporting an over-tanned big brown belly leans over to me. “What’s that you’re looking at, love?” Me: “Share charts”…

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Here’s What We Know About Mental Fatigue

Back in 2009, a research team at Bangor University in Wales published a study showing that mental fatigue impairs physical performance. Subjects spent 90 minutes sitting in front of a computer screen either watching a bland documentary or playing a simple but focus-demanding computer game. Afterwards, when they hopped on an exercise bike for a time-to-exhaustion test,…

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Gold Bugs Are Incapable of Logical Thought

Gold goes up a fraction and everyone loses their friggen mind. My LinkedIn feed is alight with gold bugs who have gone all a quiver in their nether regions because gold has had a modest move up. Now I will agree that Linkedin has become like Facebook but for people with either a real job…

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Dow Jones Monthly Returns

Apparently, the Dow has just logged its best June return in more than 80 years. You may ask exactly the WTF is so important about June which is exactly what I did when I glanced at the article. If your conclusion is that there is nothing special about June at all then you would be…

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The Right Way to Follow Your Passion

Passion can be an energizing, fulfilling force, the stuff upon which businesses are built, works of art are created and Olympic medals are won. However, if you’re not careful, passion can become an equally destructive curse, leading to suffering and distress. Understanding how this happens — and how you can prevent it — is integral…

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