Curiousmatic

Curiousmatic Understand news like an insider. Curiousmatic - delivering news context and understanding since the summer of 2013.

Based in New York City, Curiousmatic is a startup focused on contextual journalism and news augmentation. We're building new ways to help the curious get deeper understanding experiences from the news.

Mission: Curiousmatic aims to improve the news-sharing experience, making it a deeper and more meaningful, faster and more mobile.

As ocean levels rise the world faces an acute water crisis. Counter-intuitive, right?  Here are the vital facts about th...
05/11/2016
Factcard: 1 In 5 People On Earth Could Be Without Water By 2025 - Curiousmatic

As ocean levels rise the world faces an acute water crisis. Counter-intuitive, right? Here are the vital facts about the looming global water crisis.

https://curiousmatic.com/factcard-1-5-people-earth-without-water-2025/

A water crisis is looming in some parts of the world, threatening billions of people. As needs rise and resources become more precious, here are some sobering facts about the world’s water crisis. Earth’s population is projected to reach 8 billion by 2025 and about 10 billion by 2050. The populati...

Here's how new algorithms help investors make sound moral investment choices with strong financial returns. Interestingl...
04/19/2016
Investing With a Conscience, but Done by a Robot

Here's how new algorithms help investors make sound moral investment choices with strong financial returns. Interestingly, one algorithm puts Cracker Barrel, a US company, at the top of the investment list.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/07/business/dealbook/investing-with-a-conscience-but-done-by-a-robot.html?_r=0

It’s called ESG investing, for environmental, social and governance factors, and firms are feeding this data to an algorithm to decide where to invest.

A few hours ago the FTC announced it is is going after Volkswagen for false advertising about their supposedly "clean" d...
03/30/2016
Greenwashing: How To Spot False Environmental Claims

A few hours ago the FTC announced it is is going after Volkswagen for false advertising about their supposedly "clean" diesel engines. Critics call such false environmental claims "Greenwashing". Here's what greenwashing is, and how to spot it:

https://curiousmatic.com/greenwashing-spot-false-environmental-claims/

Some companies looking to jump on the sustainability wagon are guilty of greenwashing. Here’s what it is, and how to spot it.

It just got harder to trust financial advisers, according to new research that shows nearly 20% of financial advisers ha...
03/02/2016
It Just Got Even Harder to Trust Financial Advisers

It just got harder to trust financial advisers, according to new research that shows nearly 20% of financial advisers have misconduct records at some firms.

The industry misconduct average is 7%, which is extremely high. Interestingly, financial advisers are on high on the list of jobs to be replaced by robots and AI.

If you have an adviser, you may want to check their record right now.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-01/it-just-got-even-harder-to-trust-financial-advisers

If you haven't yet checked your adviser's disciplinary record, you will after reading this.

Justice Scalia died at a secret society gathering, according to the Washington Post. Here's a list of 7 elite secret soc...
02/26/2016
6 Elite Secret Societies That Are Still Active Today - Curiousmatic

Justice Scalia died at a secret society gathering, according to the Washington Post. Here's a list of 7 elite secret societies that are still active today, many with strange rituals and surprising members.

Since it's such a strange topic we had some fun with it and made a quiz at the end of the article. Be sure to check out the quiz at - it tells you which secret society you should belong to.

https://curiousmatic.com/6-secret-societies-exclusive-rich-powerful/

Secret societies are the subject of conspiracy theories and visions of a wealthy elite

Maps are awesome. Here's a new one for those wondering where their favorite #British television shows were filmed. And i...
02/12/2016
Americans: Use this map to figure out where TV shows across the pond take place

Maps are awesome. Here's a new one for those wondering where their favorite #British television shows were filmed.

And if you're looking for something to watch on Netflix this weekend, try the Detectorists, an award-winning TV series about two eccentric treasure hunters. The map shows the filming location for the Detectorists - near Suffolk.

http://www.avclub.com/article/americans-use-map-figure-out-where-tv-shows-across-232104

Geography—the bane of Americans everywhere. Many U.S. residents don’t even know the lay of their own land, let alone international locations. This can be vexing on a few levels; but from a pop culture perspective, it can make it very hard to know where certain things are meant to take place. As more

Know your stock market terms? Here are 9 we should all know as global markets come ungluedhttps://curiousmatic.com/stock...
02/11/2016
9 Stock Market Terms And Slang Worth Knowing - Curiousmatic

Know your stock market terms? Here are 9 we should all know as global markets come unglued

https://curiousmatic.com/stock-market-terms-worth-knowing-when-things-go-bad/

Stock market terms and slang are rich in variety and meaning. They are especially valuable to understand when global markets start to drop. Here are a few of the more important ones to know: Bear Market: A period of extended losses that result in a 20% loss or more of value from the market’s peak. ……

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