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Closing the Gender Gap Could Boost Emerging Markets’ GDP

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MIT’s latest invention pulls clean drinking water out of thin air

For people in the world without easy access to drinkable water, the idea of being able to pull it straight […]

Digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments

The nation state has survived wars, plagues, and upheaval, but it won’t survive digital nomads, not if people like Karoli […]

South Korean capital Seoul mulls ‘S-Coin’ tokens and blockchain-based government

South Korea has been at the forefront of the blockchain movement, with some of the highest density of cryptocurrency traders […]

After rising for 100 years, electricity demand is flat. Utilities are freaking out.

The US electricity sector is in a period of unprecedented change and turmoil. Renewable energy prices are falling like crazy. Natural […]

A Driverless Future Threatens the Laws of Real Estate

It may no longer be about ‘location, location, location’ The link between property and transport has been perhaps the most […]

New Rules for Retirement 3 reasons to retire as early as you can

Time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Unfortunately, many people spend 40 hours a week for […]

George Soros says Facebook and Google’s ‘days are numbered’

Julia La Roche Business magnate George Soros in London, Britain, June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor Billionaire hedge fund manager George […]

The Air Quality-Life Index™

How much longer would you live if your country reduced air pollution to comply with your own national standard or […]

Old-Age Safety Net Frays for Millions of Americans

Long-term-care insurance was supposed to help pay for nursing homes, assisted living and personal aides for tens of millions of […]

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