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Ben’s 4 Common Sense Rules of Investing

Here are four common sense reminders that guide my general philosophy about investing over the long haul: (1) Stocks usually go up. We lived through two separate 50% crashes during the first decade of this century so plenty of investors began to question stocks for the long run. Over the past 100 years or so, the…

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If we’re all so busy, why isn’t anything getting done?

Source: Mckinsey

It’s no wonder a recent McKinsey survey found 80 percent of executives were considering or already implementing changes in meeting structure and cadence in response to the evolution in how people work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, most executives say they frequently find themselves spending way too much time on pointless interactions that drain their energy…

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Lebanon’s economic crisis is wrecking the environment, too

Source: The Economist

Nostalgia is powerful in Lebanon, a country whose population is dwarfed by its diaspora. Ask Lebanese expats to describe home and they may offer sweet memories: the scent of jasmine and cedars, of coffee spiced with cardamom and of manaeesh (flatbreads) fresh from the oven; the sound of Fairouz, a beloved chanteuse, warbling from cafés and car radios. Three…

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What Is The Psychology of Advertising?

To encourage you to buy their product, companies may try to elicit a certain emotion. This is known as the psychology of advertising. So, how do they do it? Using cute animals Who hasn’t stopped scrolling their social media feeds to watch a cat video or look at a funny dog meme? Animals often bring about…

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