Currency

Yield

Currencies are oftentimes referred to as either high yield or low yield. High-yield currencies offer more attractive interest rates compared to low-yield currencies. When investors are optimistic, they generally like to buy high-yielding currencies and fund those purchases by selling low-yielding ones, creating what is called a carry trade …

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Quotes

Since there is no formalized exchange in the forex market, brokers may have different buy and sell prices (known as quotes) at any point in time. The buy price is also known as the ask price and the sell price is called the bid. When shopping for a forex broker …

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WHEN VETERAN DIPLOMAT

John Negroponte became U.S. ambassador to Iraq following Bremer’s disastrous year, Rob Richer said he pulled his punches rather than frankly convey the peril of Iraq’s situation. “Negroponte didn’t call it like it is. He wants to be secretary of state.” He tried at times to …

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Why Does Work Work

Millennials may have put the idea of “meaning at work” on the cover of business magazines, but humanity’s search for significance started way before Gen Y was around. Viktor Frankl—neurologist, psychiatrist, and author of Man’s Search for Meaning—believed that humans are driven by a desire to …

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Altruism in Animals

Altruism is characterized by selflessness and concern for the well-being of others. It is the unselfish concern for other people—doing things simply out of a desire to help, not because you feel obligated to out of duty, loyalty, or religious reasons.

Therein lies the evolutionary puzzle. We are not …

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We're All Born Weird

Growing up as the only child without many friends, I didn’t get much social training. I often asked myself “Why am I so weird?”. Everyone starts out strange. As children, we’re all just tiny, little weirdos testing the limits of what is normal, acceptable behavior and what makes …

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Not Being Good Enough

There’s a land that most people can only dream of. It’s a land that can be so close to us, but at times it seems so far away. It’s a land where we don’t have to be ruled by a need to be perfect or even …

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Anxious Parenting

What is a parent’s most important duty? Most of us, across cultures and contexts, would say it is to lovingly keep our children out of harm’s way. Not only do we want our children to be safe, we also want them to feel safe, so they can explore …

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Selecting the Right Tent

Before buying any piece of gear, you’ll need to consider what type of camping you plan to do most of the time. Do you need a featherweight tent you can carry for miles into the backcountry, or would a heavier, roomier tent make more sense for all the car …

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Anger Management

Anger can be really nasty. You may have firsthand experience with the pain and suffering it produces. Its toxic effects cut across many areas of life. Anger can ruin relationships. It can increase the risk of heart attacks. And having a life filled with anger is just plain unpleasant. You …

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Fear of Impromptu Speaking

If you fear impromptu speaking, you are not alone. People fear everything that is unfamiliar to them. Every time you get out of your comfort zone you feel fear, but it is also the time you grow the most.

After you give more than a dozen answers impromptu and practice …

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Why Manipulation Can Be Useful

Manipulation increased rapidly in the last few decades. Why is this? The twentieth century brought enormous social changes to Western society. Primarily these changes involved the concept of universal suffrage, a movement towards a more humanistic society, an increasing emphasis on democratic institutions and a popular demand for accountability.

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The Meaning of Hand Gestures

The hands are second only to the face in their ability to send nonverbal messages to others. They’re certainly used more for this purpose than any other part of the body. People almost always move their hands unconsciously when they’re talking. These movements help put emphasis on different …

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