Sometimes it isn't the government that's to blame for back door deals. Back in 1869, two wily financiers, Jay Gould and James Fisk, thought they could outsmart the government and corner the gold market, but were foiled by the administration. Gould and Fisk tried to buy massive amounts of gold at a low price and then sell high using insider information.
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I'm not personally a proponent of cohabitation before marriage. If you asked for my advice, I'd tell you not to. There's plenty of empirical research out there to suggest that it might not be the greatest idea. But you don't need to reduce men to sex-starved lunatics (or women to desperate shells who will whither and die if they don't get a ring) to get your point across.
01/31/2014 12:24 EST
Colonel Chris Hadfield's book opens with a brief description of the wonders of seeing Earth from space. For a few short paragraphs, the reader is treated to depictions of the sunrises. In the space of a few pages, however, this all ends, leaving a paean to meticulousness in its place. This book, as it turns out, is less about space than it is about being a certain sort of person.
01/06/2014 05:18 EST
Within 24 hours of the explosions at the Boston Marathon last April, another, more powerful one went off: Marathon registrations surged all over the country. The message was clear: You can't take this away from us.
11/12/2013 04:04 EST
List the many millions of things you have to do in a day. How often do you actually get all of those things done? How many of them are never completed because you never got to them the day before? Time management is never properly addressed. The truth is, juggling well is a matter of focus and coordination, and managing your life is no different.
10/18/2013 06:01 EDT
Fall is on our doorsteps, and while you may consider the falling temperatures an excuse to stay inside, it's time to take advantage of those last rays of sunshine. You have no excuse to be on the couch this weekend, but if you're still feeling unmotivated to leave, here are 10 reasons why you should get out of the house.
10/04/2013 05:35 EDT
Sometimes it's important to slow down, take a breath and realize what is actually going on around us. Especially when it comes to relationships, we can lose sight of our love in the day-to-day madness of our career-driven lives. Here are a few simple, quick things you can do to let your girlfriend know you keep her at the top of your list.
09/06/2013 08:07 EDT
Cheating is about one thing, and that's the transgressor's inability or unwillingness to reconcile the feeling of love with the decision to love. Feeling love is easy, because it's a largely chemical affair. But, once we cross that bridge into a serious, committed monogamous relationship, those feelings aren't enough. The decision to love is another matter entirely, and one that many cannot come to terms with.
08/31/2013 08:16 EDT
When you're young, it's kind of hard to imagine yourself doing anything different than you do now, even when you reach the ripe old age of 29. I spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon not chasing skirts or partying with my bros. And, again, I'm OK with that. As we get older, our proclivities and prerogatives change, and I think that's normal.
06/26/2013 12:19 EDT
Try and deny it all you want, but it's true. And social media allows, in a sense, for some instant gratification in regards to that innate desire. Is that a bad thing? A good thing? That's for you to decide.
06/21/2013 12:13 EDT
It's graduation season. As someone who's less a recent graduate and living more in "dude, why are you still attending events for recent graduates?" territory, I figured I'd throw my hat in the ring and address some of the concerns you probably didn't know you had.
06/12/2013 12:09 EDT
While some facial hair can be sexy, most men these days opt not to grow a full beard, as the barbarian look isn't exactly a girl-magnet. Shaving, however, comes with a few problems of its own. And here, to make shaving issues a thing of the past, is our guide to the most common facial hair problems and solutions.
06/07/2013 05:21 EDT
Relationships are messy, and sometimes love sucks. You won't always be 22 and carefree and riding on a train through Europe, wondering if you should doodle in your journal or take a nap. The movie Before Midnight understands that long-term love never comes easy, and romance isn't always about long walks in a Viennese park.
05/31/2013 05:44 EDT
I'm a big supporter of not settling for contentment when genuine happiness is attainable. It's kind of what I base my life on. Don't settle. Be happy. In actuality, the grass isn't always greener. If you're like me, and I'm sure all too many of you are, do yourself a favour and realize this.
05/24/2013 12:24 EDT
Was your car stolen? Complain. But if you couldn't find a parking spot, you stubbed your toe, your phone bill was too high last month or the coffee you're drinking is just a little too bitter, swallow the complaint, don't vocalize it and move on.
05/19/2013 11:57 EDT
Just about everyone I know has designs on or at least daydreams of starting a business, which I think is normal. And yet, while no one ever says, "I want to be a cog in a giant, multinational machine when I grow up," that's usually what happens. I can't give you advice on how to create a successful business, but I can hopefully give you the nudge you need to at least try.
05/16/2013 12:05 EDT
Whether or not you're a romantic guy, your honeymoon should be the most memorable vacation of your life. Although the possibilities are seemingly endless, if you truly want to have the perfect post-wedding getaway, you should choose your destination wisely.
05/10/2013 12:21 EDT
"All guys should dress like you," she said. "That's a really great blazer." I realized I was the only guy there who even bothered to toss on a blazer that brisk early winter evening. Here's what you need to know about buying and wearing a blazer.
05/10/2013 08:03 EDT
Busy men are always looking for nutritious snacks to eat when they are on the go. Unfortunately, many of you end up grabbing high-carb, high-fat and low-protein convenience store snacks, which are terrible nutritional choices.
05/03/2013 08:05 EDT
Many of us have experienced that moment when we question our career choice and start considering alternatives. It's natural, and our intuition is often right. When it's time to make a career change, a lot of us will hesitate and muddle ahead doing something we don't enjoy. Why don't we make the jump? Because fear gets in the way.
05/02/2013 05:25 EDT
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