Thanks for checking in with us this weekend. Here are the most clicked on items on Abnormal Returns for the week ended Saturday, November 1st, 2014. The description is as it reads in the relevant linkfest:

  1. Three things you can do right now to improve your life.  (TraderFeed)
  2. The surprising answer to: what do firefighters do all day?  (Vox)
  3. Bond markets are a lot smarter than equity markets.  (Alpha Architect)
  4. 7 lifehacks to boost your productivity.  (Mental Floss)
  5. When equity free cash flow yields are higher than junk bond yields, stocks tend to do well.  (Michael Santoli)
  6. A (long) profile of Bill Ackman.  (NYTimes)
  7. The ten cheapest country ETFs.  (ETF)
  8. The problem with positive thinking.  (NYTimes)
  9. How brain science can tell just how big a (financial) risk taker you really are.  (Jason Zweig)
  10. The most important charts in the world.  (Business Insider)

Here is what else you may have missed on the site this week:

  1. Building your personal margin of safety.  (Abnormal Returns)
  2. Q&A with Wes Gray of Alpha Architect and the ValueShares US Quantitative Value ETF ($QVAL).  (Abnormal Returns, part 2)
  3. Q&A with Tobias Carlisle author of Deep Value: Why Activist Investors and Other Contrarians Battle for Control of Losing Corporations.  (Abnormal Returns)
  4. Podcast Friday features a talk with a guy who is taking on Google ($GOOG) in search.  (Abnormal Returns)

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