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How Motif helped two 11-year-olds beat Ivy League MBAs in an investing contest
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A little over a year after opening up its thematic investment platform to the public, Motif has seen more than 75,000 individual investment motifs created by its users, co-founder and CEO Hardeep Walia announced today from the Stocktoberfest conference in Coronado.

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Behind the Scenes of Barbie’s Insanely Popular, Painstakingly
www.racked.com

“Beads? No beads?” “She needs beads for Coachella…and her 900-year-old phone! Ha, like she wants to lug that around!” “Does she need makeup brushes?”

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Build a Better Sandwich
www.nytimes.com

It is one of life’s nagging mysteries: Why is a sandwich you order at a restaurant so invariably and intensely better than a sandwich you make at home?

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Five gay college basketball coaches speak from the closet
www.outsports.com

Five gay closeted college basketball coaches talk about the deep-seated homophobia and forced lifestyle contracts that are driving them to suicidal thoughts and out of their profession. Right now, no one is doing anything about it.

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Coal Is Dying and It’s Never Coming Back
www.motherjones.com

Coal, the No. 1 cause of climate change, is dying. Last year saw a record number of coal plant retirements in the United States, and a study last week from Duke University found that since 2008, the coal industry shed nearly 50,000 jobs, while natural gas and renewable energy added four times that number.

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A Crash Course on Derivatives
www.wired.com

There you are in your introductory physics course. The course requirements say that you have to be in Calculus 101 (it’s probably not called that) in order to enroll in Physics 101.

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10 richest people who did not finish college
www.interesticle.com

If the recent recession taught us anything it is that nothing is for certain. One of the most disturbing aspects of the recession was the amount of individuals who found themselves out of work for prolonged periods of time despite the fact that they were college graduates who held a marketable degree.

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NFL MOCK DRAFT: Here’s what the experts are predicting for all 32 first-round picks
www.businessinsider.com

We are now just three weeks from the NFL Draft. With the NFL Combine over and free agency nearing its end, many experts have weighed in with fresh mock drafts.

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Coachella 2015 Live Stream: Watch The Music Festival From Anywhere In The World, Set Times And More
www.ibtimes.com

Coachella 2015 is happening! Following SXSW and the Ultra Music Festival, Coachella kicks off the 2015 music festival season. Getting tickets to Coachella required luck and skill since the two weekends sold out pretty quickly. The Indio Valley, California, festival released its set times Wednesday and there aren’t too many conflicts for attendees. If you […]

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Thousands dead, few prosecuted
www.washingtonpost.com

Among the thousands of fatal shootings at the hands of police since 2005, only 54 officers have been charged, a Post analysis found. Most were cleared or acquitted in the cases that have been resolved.

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For Drinking Water in Drought, California Looks Warily to Sea
www.nytimes.com

Every time drought strikes California, the people of this state cannot help noticing the substantial reservoir of untapped water lapping at their shores — 187 quintillion gallons of it, more or less, shimmering so invitingly in the sun.

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Creators of The Wire were asked to remove details that could help criminals avoid wiretaps
www.theverge.com

HBO’s The Wire was lauded for its gritty, realistic portrayal of the drug war in Baltimore, but it seems law enforcement thought the show could be a bit too authentic at times. In a story about cellphone tracking technology, showrunner David Simon tells The Baltimore Sun that “At points, we were asked by law enforcement not […]

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Here’s what scientists learned in the largest systematic study of email habits
www.popsci.com

You probably get a lot of emails. Heck, maybe someone even sent you this article in an email. And you have likely developed a systematic approach to dealing with this digital avalanche that never seems to end. Even though email has been around for about two decades, researchers didn’t have a good idea of how […]

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Listeria in Sabra Hummus Prompts New Wave of Recalls
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Two food manufacturers have issued nationwide recalls of products because of the discovery of the potentially lethal bacterium listeria, which federal authorities have now linked to three deaths and five illnesses in Texas and Kansas.

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