Features by Sean Cole

Flaunting their riches is not for the "stealthy wealthy"

Some rich folks keep their wealth to themselves - for a number of reasons.
Posted In: wealth

The realities -- and pitfalls -- of giving away money

One philanthropist passes on lessons she's learned, including the risks of "following your passion" without doing your homework
Posted In: philanthropy, foundations

Charitable foundations aren't just for the über-rich

There are some 80,000 private charitable foundations operating in the U.S. today, and you don't have to be crazy rich to launch a one.
Posted In: Charitable giving, charitable deduction, philanthropy

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Mid-career internships may be a trend, according to articles on the Internet and anecdotes at dinner parties
Posted In: Jobs

The ups and downs of pretend investing

Feeling a little wary about diving into Wall Street? An entrepreneur merged social media and stock indexes to create a fantasy investing world, where you can invest without losing any real dollars but potentially win some greenbacks too.
Posted In: Investing

'Smart pack' encourages social networking among e-cig users

Blu Cigs, a brand of electronic cigarettes, is coming out with a "smart pack" that will alert you when you're in the presence of other users.

A depressing job or a job for depressed people?

Stock brokers, financial planners, accountants: Workers of the financial industry are among the most likely to have had a major depressive episode in the past year. Reporter Sean Cole looks at what makes this industry more susceptible to depression.
Posted In: Jobs

A no-lose, no-cash-out way to gamble

Sean Cole looks at a game where people use real money to place bets, even though they know they'll never win. Ever.
Posted In: Internet

PepsiCo aims to chip away at sodium content with Crystal Salt

The company that makes Lay's Potato Chips says it has developed a low-sodium chip that doesn't taste any less salty.
Posted In: Food

Copyrighted material staying up on YouTube

There's a lot of creative content on YouTube, some of it copyrighted. But instead of blocking that content, copyright holders increasingly prefer making money.


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