42% of Americans are at risk of retiring broke

42% of Americans are at risk of retiring broke
Nearly half of Americans have less than $10,000 stashed away for retirement, according to a report by GoBankingRates.
For them, a serious lack of planning coupled with a longer life expectancy has destroyed any retirement dreams.

CNBC
At this rate, retirement is more of a fantasy than a reality for many people in this country.

About 42 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for when they retire, according to a study by GoBankingRates released Tuesday.
The No. 1 reason most people cited for not stashing more away was because they didn’t earn enough to save, followed by the fact that they were already struggling to pay bills, GoBankingRates said. The personal finance site polled more than 1,000 adults online in February.

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5 Creative Ways to Make Passive Income

5 Creative Ways to Make Passive Income
Need a little extra cash in 2016? Try making passive income with these 5 ideas.
INC.
The idea of passive income has evolved over the years — from selling basic information products through snail mail for a few dollars to sophisticated high-end webinars directed at executives for thousands of dollars. We all want in on the passive income action and the dream of logging into our email to see sales racking up overnight like magic. But it’s not quite that easy.

Despite the name of his wildly popular blog, Smart Passive Income, blogger and entrepreneur Pat Flynn readily admits there is no such thing as 100 percent passive income. Although he made a name for himself with his six-figure monthly income reports from his passive income pursuits, he also details how much work it takes to get his ideas off the ground.

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Older People Can Still Produce New Brain Cells, Study Shows

Older People Can Still Produce New Brain Cells, Study Shows
FORBES
It has been a hot topic of debate in neuroscience as to whether human brains can continue to produce new cells throughout life and new research published today suggests that older brains are just as capable of producing these cells as younger ones.

The research published today in the journal Cell Stem Cell, led by scientists at Columbia University suggests that many senior citizens may remain more cognitively and emotionally intact than commonly accepted, with the research finding that even the oldest brains studied, produced new cells.

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Belly Fat: 12 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Belly Fat: 12 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight
TIME

Getting rid of your belly bulge is important for more than just vanity’s sake. Excess abdominal fat-particularly visceral fat, the kind that surrounds your organs and puffs your stomach into a “beer gut”-is a predictor of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and some cancers. If diet and exercise haven’t done much to reduce your pooch, then your hormones, your age and other genetic factors may be the reason why. Read on for 11 possible reasons why your belly fat won’t budge.

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Salman Khan, Bollywood Superstar, Gets Bail After Poaching Conviction

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Salman Khan, Bollywood Superstar, Gets Bail After Poaching Conviction
The Bollywood star Salman Khan was granted bail on Saturday while he appealed a conviction for killing two rare antelopes, which came with a five-year jail sentence. It’s a further twist in a case that has gone on for almost two decades.

Mr. Khan was convicted and sentenced by a court in the city of Jodhpur, in Rajasthan State, on Thursday, and spent the next two nights in jail.

The decision to grant him bail, which was set at some $1,500, followed the planned transfer of 87 judges, including at least one who heard the bail application, by the Rajasthan High Court late Friday evening for unspecified administrative reasons.

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4 Ways To Go From Manager To Leader

(FORBES) – 4 Ways To Go From Manager To Leader

Perhaps you’re in a leadership role but don’t feel like you’ve earned the respect from your team. Maybe you feel like they don’t even like you. As a career coach to millennials, I’ve had plenty of new managers come to me, desperate to win approval from their team. It’s a classic case of manager versus leader: they are managing their team effectively, but they aren’t leading them. So what separates a manager from a leader, and why does it matter?

A manager knows how to execute. He follows the rules and does everything right. He effectively delegates work, manages timelines, and meets deadlines. A manager can be counted on to get it done. Managers are a necessary part of any organization, but leaders will take things to the next level.

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Why Jerks Succeed at Work, According to Science

(INC.) – Why Jerks Succeed at Work, According to Science
Abrasive employees are better at getting their ideas heard.

Tales abound of jerks who changed the world with their brilliance.

Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees and made derogatory remarks about their work.

You might assume that these relatively unlikable people are successful because they’re smarter and more creative–better at coming up with original ideas than their more affable peers.

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Top MBA programs beef up cyrptocurrency courses to keep up with demand

CNBC – Top MBA programs beef up cyrptocurrency courses to keep up with demand

  • MBA programs at Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown are adding more blockchain and crypto classes in 2018 to keep up with demand from students.
  • The move is also being spurred by recruiters, especially in venture capital, which saw an 88 percent increase in blockchain investments in 2017, according to data from Pitchbook.
  • “Any world class program is going to have to equip students in this field to compete,” says John Jacobs, executive director of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Some of the top MBA programs in the world are adjusting their curriculum after last year’s mania around bitcoin. Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown University are expanding classes in digital currency and blockchain to keep up with demand from students and their future employers.

The Stanford Graduate School of Business, ranked no. 1 in the world by the Financial Times this year, is adding a new full-time course in May. The class, called “cryptocurrency”, was a grass-roots effort by students, according to one MBA candidate.

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2 idols missing for 40 years brought back from US

2 idols missing for 40 years brought back from US

THE KATHMANDU POST

Apr 4, 2018-Two idols that had gone missing for the past 40 years have been brought back to Nepal from the United States of America, informed Department of Archaeology.

An idol of Uma Maheshwor that had gone missing from Tangahiti in Patan since 1980 and another 12th-13th century idol of Gautam Buddha that had gone missing from Etkha, Kathmandu since 1986, were brought back to Nepal from New York-based Metropolitan Museum.

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The 5 Spots In Asia That Are Booming With Tourists In 2018

The 5 Spots In Asia That Are Booming With Tourists In 2018

FORBES ASIA

Last year was a busy one for the travel industry worldwide; outbound trips increased by 6% according to the World Travel Monitor. And, it’s expected to increase a further 5% this year.

At the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin, the world’s biggest travel trade show, tourism reps from countries around the world compete for the attentions and bookings of tourists from all over the world, as well as the businesses that will bring them in. For Asia in particular, where interest from Europe has always been high, there’s been a marked uptick in certain countries with more tourism expected than in previous years. What are the hottest spots in Asia this year, and why?

The 5 hottest destinations in Asia this year:

1) The Philippines
2) Japan
3) Malaysia
4) Indonesia
5) South Korea

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