Trauma from the 2008 financial crisis affects America's perception of what people think are profitable investments. Stocks are extremely susceptible to market swings, especially during times of volatility caused by economic shock. This insight likely influenced the people who participated in a study by Bankrate, where just 17 percent of people listed stocks as the best way to invest money for the long run. Stocks lost out to real estate at 30 percent and 23 percent of people who preferred cash investments. While it may churn stomachs to lose a large percentage of one’s stock investments in one day or a month—historical data shows that stocks always bounce back. While historical data is not always a predictor of future results, you can trust financial advisors and economic historians by dipping your toes into investing. Learn about the pros & cons of mutual funds vs ETFs to get over your fears of investing.
Touted as the disruptor of banks, and the replacement of fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies have not yet delivered on their infamy. Whether you are an investor or an anarchist, the question of, "Is crypto going to be illegal?" has crossed your mind at least once. Governments and those with vested stakes in industries under threat by emerging technologies often react with haste to change and disruption. An analysis of whether crypto is going to be illegal is best done by a historical comparison, as well as how feasible implementation toward making crypto illegal would be.
Over the course of the United State’s short history, Americans invented and implemented a few characteristics that contradict the rest of the world—the US standard system of measurement, degrees in Fahrenheit, and a sport called soccer. While the popularity of soccer is rising in the United States, there is little interest in changing the name for the sake of global standardization. South America, parts of Africa, and Europe, use a phonetically similar sounding word to signify a game played with a round ball and feet. Football, or fútbol, connects different cultures, ways of life, and is a global phenomenon. As the people of the United States attempt to answer the question, "What's next for American soccer?" more wonder if its name will hold the sport back from reaching its full potential at home and abroad? Let's learn about the history of why Americans call it 'soccer' instead of 'football.'
The United States has many problems. Interesting research done by the Rand Corporation illuminates one way to improve a broken system. The main take away is that prison education reduces recidivism and crime. Let's learn more about the prison industrial system and how prison education reduces crime.
WARNING! This list does not contain the best fictional soccer movie ever made, Shaolin Soccer. However, this list does contain the greatest soccer movies based on true stories ever to grace the big screen. From Michael Caine helping a team of prisoners of war against a German team during WWII to the infamous 1958 Munich air disaster—this list can perform at Stoke on a cold rainy night.