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Why buying a condo for your college kid could be a smart move

Why buying a condo for your college kid could be a smart move | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
With appreciation and tax advantages, you could make money on the deal.
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Disrupting Honeywell: The Startups Unbundling Honeywell in the Smart Home

Disrupting Honeywell: The Startups Unbundling Honeywell in the Smart Home | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
From Simplisafe to August to Canary, a host of home automation startups are unbundling $81B conglomerate Honeywell in the home.
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I've Followed Warren Buffett For Decades And These 10 Quotes Are What I Keep Coming Back To

I've Followed Warren Buffett For Decades And These 10 Quotes Are What I Keep Coming Back To | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
I’ve covered business for more than 20 years, writing articles for Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg, Money, Fast Company, Time, The New Yorker and The Economist. Along the way, I’ve interviewed countless billionaires, many legendary investors, and the CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies. But in all those years, no business figure has fascinated and obsessed me as much as Warren Buffett.Fifty years after taking charge of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett reigns supreme as the greatest investor in h
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Republican-Led States Balance Budgets With Cuts To Public Higher Education

Republican-Led States Balance Budgets With Cuts To Public Higher Education | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- If you don’t like it, you can leave.

That’s essentially what three University of Arizona students said state Sen. Kelli Ward (R) told them during a private discussion over a proposed $75 million state funding cut to highe...
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For now, these universities can find the funds elsewhere ... ie) the influx of millions of students from countries who have cash...  but this does not bode well for US students.  

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Founding Fathers: We Are Not a Christian Nation

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As we witness yet again the brutal and bloody consequences of religious intolerance in the form of ISIS, we have a majority of Republicans pining for a Christian America. Proponents of converting the United States into a theocracy do not see the terr...
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Be negative, criticize, and complain

Be negative, criticize, and complain | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
I hear a lot on LinkedIn about how being negative, criticizing and complaining are negatives - they're attributes of "unsuccessful" people and how everyone is encouraged to stop this behavior if they want to be "as successful as Steve Jobs". But I think it's a bit more nuanced than that. In fact, the most successful people I know are negative about the status quo, they criticize, and they complain. So in the spirit of New Years resolutions, I'm going to present an alternative resolution :)The re
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Amen.  Thank you for the articulation. Credibility demands a range of human reactions to life's experiences ... unfiltered is the most credible and efficient... and my preferred flavor.  Do us all a favor, and stop being so damn polite.  lol

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Thank You, America

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From the report on torture we can draw three lessons. The first is a terrible one, but the other two are encouraging. The first thing the report teaches us is that it is possible for the most prominent intelligence agency of the world's most powerfu...
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The One Sign You Will Be Rich

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When I was studying Philosophy at Berkeley, a friend told me that she could tell who was going to be rich and who was not. Fascinating, I thought. But when I asked how, she refused to answer and only
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Ex-CIA Pilot Gives Sworn Testimony That No Planes Hit The Twin Towers

Ex-CIA Pilot Gives Sworn Testimony That No Planes Hit The Twin Towers | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
 

A former CIA and civilian pilot has sworn an affidavit, stating that no planes flew into the Twin Towers as it would h
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Listen To Russell Brand And David Graeber On 'Mafia Capitalism'

Listen To Russell Brand And David Graeber On 'Mafia Capitalism' | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
Russell Brand and professor David Graeber have called for the debts of "ordinary people" to be cancelled in an impassioned attack on "mafia capitalism".

In an podcast exclusively shared with the Huffington Post, Graeber, who wa...
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Disrupting FedEx: The Startups Unbundling FedEx, UPS and the Logistics Industry

Disrupting FedEx: The Startups Unbundling FedEx, UPS and the Logistics Industry | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
From Shyp to Haven to Uber, companies like FedEx and UPS are being unbundled by an army of startups.
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Board of Directors Analysis: Who’s Who in eCommerce?

Board of Directors Analysis: Who’s Who in eCommerce? | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
We used CB Insights Board Search to highlight 14 prominent VC investors who sit on the most boards within the eCommerce industry.
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The Skills We All Need But College Doesn't Teach

The Skills We All Need But College Doesn't Teach | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
He dropped out of high school. Started a company that didn't work. Read a lot. Then started another company. He wanted me to advise his company. I didn't do it. But we spoke for awhile about his being a high school dropout.He said, "Once I figured out how I can learn to learn then I didn't need school anymore." I didn't know whether to believe him. But I liked that phrase, "learn to learn". He made an app that didn't work. Nobody wanted it. Not even his friends who said they
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Who is taking this disconnect to the bank?  Elance and other outsourcers whose worldwide clients, large and small, don't care about degrees, at all.  Skills and value will get you the gig. Regardless of the educational models out there, none will compete with the student's own will to "learn to learn." 

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Free the Corinthian 15 -- And 41 Million Other Student Debtors

Free the Corinthian 15 -- And 41 Million Other Student Debtors | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
The Corinthian story is certainly an unjust one. These strikers have raised issues which go to the heart of our nation's entire student debt crisis. That crisis affects 41 million Americans, who hold an estimated $1.3 trillion in debt. Those are stag...
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Would You Like Some Crushing Debt With That Degree?

Would You Like Some Crushing Debt With That Degree? | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
Wall Street-style predatory capitalism has taken over our education system, and it's absolutely devastating a whole generation of young people.
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How Mice Turned Their Private Paradise Into A Terrifying Dystopia

How Mice Turned Their Private Paradise Into A Terrifying Dystopia | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
In 1972, animal behaviorist John Calhoun built a rat paradise with beautiful buildings and limitless food. He introduced eight mice to the population. Two years later, the mice had created their own apocalypse. Here's why.
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The Share-the-Scraps Economy

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The euphemism is the "share" economy. A more accurate term would be the "share-the-scraps" economy. New software technologies are allowing almost any job to be divided up into discrete tasks that can be parceled out to workers whe...
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American Democracy and Torture

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Let's face it, turning this kind of microscope on our own actions brings with it a lot of controversy, calls that we are endangering or damaging the CIA, or opening a can of worms that is best left closed. The dilemmas of a free society are many, and...
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Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post

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Under such an umbrella of injustice, no one can breath.  Yet, by not acting to correct these injustices, we agree to continue to follow these bad leaders.  

Wins are no longer wins. 

Art no longer inspires.

And 4th of July can no longer be about American greatness. 

There are no heroes who willingly follow such bad/injust leadership. 

 

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PayPal vs. Dwolla: Which is Right for You? | Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

PayPal vs. Dwolla: Which is Right for You? | Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
PayPal has been around a long time, but Dwolla has really low transaction rates – which should you choose? Here's a comparison of the two!
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These Charts Show Growing Numbers of People Being Excluded From the Economy

These Charts Show Growing Numbers of People Being Excluded From the Economy | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
We have moved towards an economy that can simultaneously benefit some enormously and destroy unusually large numbers of others....
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Arrested in Ferguson in an Act of Repentance

Arrested in Ferguson in an Act of Repentance | Just for Fun | Scoop.it
Let me be as honest as I can be: If white Christians in America were more Christian than white, black parents could feel safer about their children. It's time for us white Christians to repent -- turn around and go in a new direction....
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