Updated 7:39 am CST, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 FILE - This June, 1954 file photo, shows physicist Albert Einstein in Princeton, N.J. Israel’s Hebrew University has obtained a “magnificent” collection of famed physicist Albert Einstein’s manuscripts, including computations and letters that reveal glimpses of the Nobel-winner’s personality. The university announced the acquisition Wednesday, March 6, 2019, ahead of Einstein’s 140th birthday. less FILE - This June, 1954 file photo, shows physicist Albert Einstein in Princeton, N.J. Israel’s Hebrew University has obtained a “magnificent” collection of famed physicist Albert Einstein’s manuscripts, ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - … [Read more...] about Hebrew University adds new manuscripts to Einstein archive
Brian Spence* Do you have some bad financial habits? If so, then you are certainly not alone, since a massive 78 per cent of us will admit to behaving badly with money, according to a new survey by financial services provider OneFamily. As someone who has spent my career giving financial advice, I can certainly attest to the truth in that figure. Whether it be impulse spending, not saving enough or failing to ensure that any savings are working as hard as possible, most people could do with overhauling their financial behaviour in one way or another. Breaking bad money habits and forming new, healthy ones really is an investment in your future – and that of your family – and as we begin a new year, there really is no better time to start. So, mark the start of 2019 by making some solid financial resolutions that will power you closer to your money goals and make sure you end the year (and every one after that) in a much better place. Whether you are focused on saving … [Read more...] about Seven life-changing financial resolutions for 2019
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Larry Edelman Globe Staff January 14, 2019 The high-stakes skirmish between the Federal Reserve and Wall Street over the path of interest rates is over. At least for now.That helps explain why, after frantically pushing US stocks to the brink of a 20 percent decline (a dreaded bear market), investors have reversed course. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 2.4 percent last week, and since its nadir on Dec. 24, the benchmark has rallied 10 percent.Why the mood swing? Diagnosing the psychology of the market is more Freud than Einstein. But something quite unexpected had transpired: The Fed, facing strong criticism from Wall Street and the White House for its campaign to raise interest rates to more normal levels, concluded it was best to take a breather. Advertisement It was a decision with enormous implications for the economy, the Fed, and President … [Read more...] about The Federal Reserve calms markets, but pays a price
Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 9:51 am PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a fraud? Russian researchers have concluded an incredible sleight of hand between the French woman and her daughter, provoking interest and controversy in the scientific community. Jeanne Calment died at the age of 122 years and 164 days in 1997 - a world record of longevity of all genders. less (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a ... more Photo: GEORGES GOBET, AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about The world’s oldest person record stood for decades. Then came a Russian conspiracy theory.
Rick Kelleher is a big, white-haired, crisply presented man who looks very much the way you’d expect a Boston Irish power broker to look. If you found yourself sitting next to him on a plane, you might notice how he kept the conversation flowing naturally and emphasized his points with the physicality of a great salesman, dramatically raising his eyebrows and cocking his head. On this morning, Kelleher is seated at a back table in the lobby restaurant of the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel, where the server knows exactly how he likes his house-smoked salmon. He carries himself as if he owns the place, and, in a way, he does. Related Links New England’s smallest colleges are struggling Former Mount Ida students sue, accusing college leaders of fraud The college debt crisis is even worse than you think Sitting across the table is a man who is also in his late 60s but who cuts a very different figure. Kumble Subbaswamy — unassuming, of slight build, with … [Read more...] about ‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university needed?