What the End of the World Teaches Us About Investing

There have been many predictions of Armageddon throughout human history and, so far, all have been a bit exaggerated. Sometimes several apocalyptic false alarms come from the same person, such as Pastor Charles Taze Russell, who predicted the end of the world in 1914, based on careful calculations. When the world didn’t end, he updated his calculations, according to the book History’s Worst Predictions (Chartwell Books, 2011), predicting it would end in 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975 and 1994. …

Best. Shuttle. Movies. Ever.

Yep, I’m double-dipping here, so please do drop in at aarp.org today to read my roundup of the five best cameos by the Space Shuttle in Hollywood movies.  But as a reward for being loyal blogpals, here are links to those Shuttle spectaculars: Moonraker: With James Bond’s best opening scene ever–thrown from a plane without a parachute! Space Camp:   Which, thanks to Challenger, went overnight from being a cute-thrill teen movie to the stuff of nightmares. Armageddon:  “Shuttle to Houston, Armageddon outta …