You rely on The Profit Sector to bring you the most honest and profitable investment advice around. We do that every day. But there are so many fascinating things happening worldwide that we can’t cover it all.
Some of them are revelatory, some of them are practical, and some of them are just plain bizarre.
Here are a few things we discovered this week that were not fit to print.
The Search for Extraterrestrial Life as We Don’t Know It
Scientists are abandoning conventional thinking to search for extraterrestrial creatures that bear little resemblance to Earthlings.
The idea that other planets were truly “other”, and so their inhabitants might be very different, at a fundamental and chemical level, from anything on this world. Even places that seem familiar — like Mars, a place that we think we know intimately — can completely throw us for a loop.
How the Amish Way of Life Has Evolved Over the Last 150 Years
From beards, buttons, and barns, the Amish have always been a fascinating sect of American culture. The Amish believe through a simple, humble, isolated lifestyle and, with hard work, that they can reach the ultimate goal: divinity.
Here’s a long look at how they got where they are today, and these stories and photos show have maintained such a lifestyle.
Tech Layoffs Shock Young Workers. The Older People? Not So Much.
The industry’s recent job cuts have been an awakening for a generation of workers who have never experienced a cyclical crash.
How Robots are Helping Address the Fast-Food Labor Shortage
Struggling to find workers and eager to relieve staff from boring, repetitive tasks, fast-food restaurant chains are adding robots to their kitchens.
“The tide has turned, this is no longer a question of are robotics coming to the industry, it’s a foregone conclusion. The question is at what pace and in what form.”
Hedge Funds Lost $125 Billion Last Year
High inflation, aggressive central bank interest rate-hikes and Russia's invasion of Ukraine roiled world markets last year, with investors across asset classes having to navigate a level of volatility not seen in years.
Investors took $40.4 billion out of hedge funds that buy and sell stocks, which is also the strategy that posted the worst performance numbers, losing $112.5 billion.