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It’s been a little over a year since I became CFO—a role I have wanted and worked toward since graduating college. It was a difficult experience but it had a profound impact on how I view my role as a manager and address issues that may arise.

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Recipe For Magic Mushrooms Molecule Revealed [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 6:01 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Scientists have finally figured out how magic mushrooms make the molecules behind their trippy hallucinatory effects.

The active ingredient in magic mushrooms is a compound called psilocybin, first described in 1958 by chemist Albert Hoffman.

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Growing up in East Harlem in the early 1990s, I heard my fair share of gunshots and police sirens. The word stood out to me because it neatly expressed the problem that Year Up works to address – the massive divide that exists between a rapidly growing number of youth and the modern corporate offices, often only a few miles away.

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It's a long journey, but it's a journey that starts today. Anyone who wants to prove themselves the best Clash Royale player on planet Earth will start that process today with a 20-win Crown Championship Challenge in the first of many qualifying rounds that will eventually whittle down millions of players to a few chosen champions from 8 regions, and then eventually whittle those champions down to one single global winner in December.

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Older adults in the US are better off, on average, than those in other countries, according to a new index developed by researchers at Columbia University and the University of Southern California. For instance, the populations of Germany and Japan are much older than the US, thus those countries have much greater challenges as they respond to their aging populations.

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Not Buying Acadia Healthcare's Roll-Up Story [0.06]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 5:50 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) plummeted nearly 40% in the second half of 2016 on the back of disappointing earnings and regulatory concerns over its acquisition of Priory Group.

Acadia and other companies that pursue a roll-up strategy often benefit from the confusion and opacity surrounding their financial statements.

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When’s the correction coming?

There hasn't been a 10 percent drop from a recent high (the generally accepted definition of a correction) since February 2016, when markets plunged 12 percent from a peak set the previous December.

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Two consumer groups are suing the federal government, saying it has endangered the public by failing to follow a Congressional mandate. That mandate is to require automakers to install a device that would remind occupants in the back seat to buckle up.

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With contribution from Jason D. Rowley of Hippo Thinks.

Research from government and university labs has brought us technologies as ubiquitous as the internet, microwaves, and GPS.

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Three stocks breaking out of consolidation patterns lead our charts to watch today, while one trending lower is highlighted as a potential short. While the company, which develops and markets regenerative biomaterial products and bioimplants, did not report news on Tuesday, its price lifted out of a multi-month consolidation phase on the stock's largest trading volume this year.

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Was Facebook right to shut down its AI after it invented its own language? Facebook does not appear to have “shut down an AI” that invented its own language, for example out of any fear that it would get out of control.

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Why do grapefruits taste bitter to some people, but not others?

Among the different types of taste, we understand bitterness the least, but it is a well known fact that there is a lot of variability in how humans perceive bitterness.

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For the past several years, marketers have been focused on one demographic: millennials.

Today’s e-commerce retailers are learning from their past missteps.

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Who Still Steals Music These Days? [0.08]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 5:35 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Despite music being everywhere online these days and available to anybody who wants to listen to their favorite tunes while still supporting the artists in one way or another, millions of people are still stealing music. It’s a sad fact, but who is actually committing these crimes and robbing musicians of the sales and royalties they deserve in today’s musical economy, which is already so customer-focused?

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What can deep neural networks teach us about human thought?

It’s hard to study Deep Learning without being struck by the parallels with both the way individual humans think, and the way groups of humans think collectively.

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When Being Too Accurate Hurts Sales [0.16]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 5:33 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

The English language is a funny thing.

Often times, the language we use has less to do with the actual words we say than the meaning behind them.

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Traditional business models are built on centralization and the power of a single financial hub.

Traditional social networking is fraught with risk and doubt and information shared by users can often be used by the centralized platform to drive traffic to specific links that can increase revenue.

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When Andrew Auernheimer, better known by his pseudonym weev, left prison in April 2014, he could've come out the ginger-bearded poster child of the information security world.

Though Auernheimer was set free, some perceived it was only on a technicality: the judge agreed the charges should have been brought in a different district.

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How will video games evolve in the next few years?

Video games are exploding with creativity and energy.

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Last week, multiple media sources reported that as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry, investigators executed a court-authorized search warrant at the Alexandria, Virginia home of Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman.

In particular, Section 9-13.420 of the Department of Justice’s United States Attorney’s Manual applies to searches of premises of attorneys—such as Mr. Manafort—who are subjects of investigations, and sets forth detailed guidelines for agents and prosecutors to follow.

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