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Visual Capitalist launches "The Money Project" Introducing: The Money Project We are proud to announce the launch of The Money Project, an exploration of the meaning of money itself. The aim of The Money Project is to understand the evolving nature of money, and to try to answer the difficult questions about the role that money plays in finance, investments, and accumulating wealth. Over the next year, we will publish new additions to The Money Project every 1-2 weeks. This week, we start by publishing two foundational infographics: What is Money and The Properties of Money. These infographics highlight some of the basics of money, as well as some of the common questions we will continue to explore as the project continues. Click on the two infographics below to access The Money Project microsite, and keep your eye open for new content by subscribing to Visual Capitalist. Get in Touch: Do you have questions on how money affects your wealth and investments? Founding Partners: Related The Gold Series: 2014 Trends and Beyond (PART 5 of 5)

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Luminita Saviuc, Purpose FairyWaking Times Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change. 1. 2. “By letting it go it all gets done. 3. 4. “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. 5. “A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind.” 6. 7. 8. 9. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” 10. “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” 11. “The only fear we have to fear, is fear itself.” 12. 13. 14. 15. About the Author

Banking on the World Bank More Infographics on Good The Uncertainty Of Economics: Exploring The Dismal Science When speaking or reading about economics, you've probably heard someone drop the phrase the dismal science. If you did not know what this phrase meant, you may have dismissed it as a clever joke, or, harboring a secret passion for experimental observation and beakers, you may have been too shy to question how on earth any science could be dismal. Looking at what the dismal science is and why it carries such a depressing name, however, may help you better understand why you may face uncertainty and contradictions in your investing endeavors. OriginsThe phrase "dismal science" was coined by Thomas Carlyle in response to Thomas Malthus' beliefs that the exponential population growth would outpace the linear growth of the world's food supply, resulting in a global famine. Why Economics Isn't Really a ScienceIn addition to the blunder of Malthus the phrase dismal science refers to the unreliability of economics in comparison to conventional sciences such as mathematics, physics or biology.

- Renseignement, Défense, Technologie, Terrorisme, Intelligence économique La carte du monde des dettes d'État INFOGRAPHIE - Les pays émergents ont retrouvé en vingt ans les premiers rangs, alors que les États occidentaux sont relégués en fond de classe. Pour ces derniers, le redressement pourrait durer dix ans. 1991-2011. Aujourd'hui, les rôles sont inversés: Européens et Américains se font tancer par les puissances émergentes, Brésil et Chine en tête. Les émergents reviennent de loin «L'essentiel des pays qui se trouvaient à l'épicentre des crises précédentes (Mexique en 1994, pays asiatiques et Russie en 1998, Brésil et Argentine début 2000, NDLR), sont désormais sortis hors de la zone dangereuse en matière de finances publiques», expliquent les économistes Daniel Cohen et Cécile Valadier dans une étude récente. Les pays émergents reviennent donc de loin. Deux principaux facteurs expliquent la bonne santé des émergents aujourd'hui. Explosion des dettes Selon leurs travaux effectués sur les pays émergents ces vingt dernières années, il faut sept ans à un État pour assainir ses comptes.

50 Ways to Get Your Life in Order This is an article by guest writer Mark Foo, author of The 77 Traits of Highly Successful People. There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of chaos in your life. As Albert Einstein once stated, “Three rules of work: out of clutter find simplicity, from discord find harmony, in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Unexpected challenges are what make us stronger, so don’t avoid them. Recycle old papers that are filling drawers in your house. Do you have a tip to help us get our lives in order?

Eurostat Home Regions in Europe – Statistics visualised How does your region compare? Explore the diversity of EU regions in the new interactive publication "Regions in Europe - Statistics visualised". It offers a range of interactive visualisations and short texts on a wide range of statistics. > more Key figures on Europe Do you want to get a quick, interactive overview of a selection of key figures for your country and compare it to others? > more COVID-19: support for statisticians Eurostat is providing practical guidance for official statisticians on the issues triggered by COVID-19. > more Education corner Do you use statistics when you teach? > more