A closer look at how the App makes its money explains why you can’t trade Gamestop and AMC today.

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Robinhood claims they are on a mission to “democratize finance for all,” what they don’t tell you is that they are financing that mission by selling your data to high-frequency trading firms. According to CNBC, “Robinhood has faced criticism over that piece of its revenue model, which relies on selling customers’ orders to high-frequency trading firms like Citadel Securities and Virtu.”

Like all major tech companies that allow you to use their services for free, if you dig a bit deeper…

Finding contentment in every circumstance (Psalm 42–43)

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We left off in part two of this series with the realization that contentment is not dependent on our situation but rather on our Savior. This type of contentment is expressed eloquently in the life of Horatio Spafford. Horatio Spafford was a Presbyterian layman from Chicago during the mid to late 1800s. He was a successful lawyer and businessman who owned many properties in the Chicago area. Horatio was also a devout Christian and friends with the evangelist D.L. Moody. He saw this success go up in flames during the great Chicago fire of 1871, which wiped out many of…

5 tips for getting healthy and losing weight without counting calories

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I have to be honest; I’m a big dude. I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life. It has always been difficult for me to lose weight and even harder to keep it off. I have a history of losing weight only to gain it right back, with a little extra attached. Having some spare time at home during this pandemic has given me a chance to reevaluate some of my decisions and lifestyle choices. I had to come to grips with how unhealthy I had become.

Worshipping God When You Feel Lost (Psalm 42–43)

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I hope you took the time to think about your “why me, God” moment. The moment where you felt most distant from God and questioned where He was in that circumstance. The time when you felt most alone and desperate. Since I have asked you to think about those difficult times in your life, it only seems fair that I share my most challenging moment when I was desperately in need of God.

On November 4, 2010, my life forever changed when a distracted driver struck me head-on at 55mph. While on the way to pick up my youngest sister…

The Role of the Psalms in Worship (Psalms 42–43): Part I

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Psalm 42 (NIV)

For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah.

1 As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?
3 My tears have been my food
day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?” …

A lesson on discipleship from Matthew 5:13–16

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Matthew 5:13–16

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

Man vs. Machine as AI Battles Human F-16 Pilot in Virtual Dogfight

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One of my favorite movies as a kid was WarGames with Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. The 1983 film focuses on Broderick’s character, David Lightman, who is a young hacker who thinks he’s hacking into a software developer but somehow manages to access a United States military supercomputer. After gaining access, Lightman locates what he believes to be a list of computer games and runs a program titled Global Thermonuclear War. The AI David is interacting with is tied into the U.S nuclear weapons control system and attempts to start World War III. …

The Benefit of Studying the Books of Psalms and Proverbs Daily

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One of my goals with starting to write on Medium was to commit to posting daily devotionals as a means of building up both myself and others in the faith. My goal in these devotionals is to go deeper rather than wide. I am not interested in speed reading through the Bible. I am interested in spiritual reading. Reading for spiritual growth with a desire to grow closer to God. Our goal should be not just to know God intellectually but to grow closer to God spiritually. This desire to draw near to God is the core of spiritual formation…

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The home-sharing platform could go public as early as this month

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According to CNBC, “Airbnb is planning to submit a confidential filing with the SEC this month to go public.” The company initially planned to go public earlier this year but had to put its plans on hold in response to a downturn in business due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The silicon valley unicorn was one of the many travel and hospitality businesses that were drastically impacted by the global shutdown earlier this year. In May, it announced plans to lay off nearly 1,900 employees or roughly 25% of the company. The company also halted projects “related to hotels, a transportation…

Covid-19 is shifting the population, creating obstacles and opportunities for your business.

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Joe Rogan was the first major comedian to announce that he was leaving Los Angeles. Several weeks ago, Rogan officially announced his upcoming move to Texas during a conversation with Spartan Race CEO and founder Joe De Sena. It appears as though he may have started a trend. Several other comedians, including his close friend Joey Diaz, seem to be following in his footsteps.

A few weeks back, Diaz announced that he was considering moving, but he made it official in the most recent episode of his podcast…

Christopher Hoskin

Writer | Speaker | Christ-Follower | Theologian | Investor | Tech Addict | Bibliophile. (B.A. Religion VCU/MDiv Regent University). www.comfortandhope.org

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