Robert Douglas

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16 Quick + Easy Weekend Getaways

No matter which metropolis you're fleeing this summer, we've got you covered. These 16 driving-distance excursions range from little-known east coast beaches to endless west coast singletrack—and all points in between.<p>Escape from: New York City<p><b>Hit an Uncrowded Beach</b><br>Skip the four-hour traffic jams …

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This Modular Urban Farm To Pop Up On Vacant Lots, And Then Move On

Vacant city lots could be put to far better use as urban farms. The Bowery Project will make pop-up food gardens quicker to sprout–and quicker to abandon once a developer is ready to build.<p>Using a simple modular system built from milk crates, a new Toronto nonprofit plans to convert vacant city …

Urban Agriculture

20 Essential Life Lessons For Happiness And Success

A recent birthday got me reflecting on my journey to this age, and I’m happy to say that, compared with the younger me, I’m much more at peace with myself, content with my life, confident of what I want and sure of how to get there.<p>I often write about how to attain career and money success, and …

Smart Passive Income: 10 Top Tips From Expert Pat Flynn

<b>Be sure to check out the related story, How Pat Flynn Made His First $3 Million In Passive Income.</b><p>In February 2007, Pat Flynn was working at an architecture firm making $38,000 a year. He mulled boosting his earning power by getting an architecture license, but the process would likely take six to …

Outside Board Members Bring Needed Experience And Perspective To Your Company

<i>By Michael Evans and Mike Kipp</i><p>Middle-market companies often operate as small fiefdoms under the control of the king, or to use a business term, the CEO. Very few mid-sized companies have a formal board of directors and for those that do have boards, CEOs tend to populate them with family, friends, …

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4 Promising Growth Stocks Selling At Very Attractive Levels

<b>John Barr:</b> We manage the Needham Growth, Aggressive Growth, and Small Cap Growth funds. We focus on domestic growth equities — but at a reasonable price. Our objective is to create wealth for long-term investors.<p>Our current point of view on the market is that, while things seem quite unsettled, we …

What You Should Know About The 50+ Job Market

As Labor Day nears, this is an ideal time to size up the labor market for America’s 50+ population and speculate on what it might look like in the future. By 2020, workers 55+ will account for 25% of the labor force, up from 13 percent in 2000, according to the Stanford Center on Longevity.<p>To cover …

Boost Nutrition, Save Money with Surprising "Veggie Hacks" | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Since man first discovered that he could domesticate plants, we’ve been trying to make them more palatable. Most edible wild plants are too bitter, …

Healthy Eating

The $1,000 Challenge, Part 6: Finding Big Savings in Little Purchases

How To Find A Doctor You Can Trust | Doctor Reviews - Consumer Reports

When meeting a new patient, I often break the ice by asking, “How did you get to me?” Aside from the occasional wise guy who says “By taxi,” the most …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

10 Power Tips For CEOs To Kick Start 2014

A lot of businesses experience the January doldrums during the first few weeks of the year. Not only do sales slow down after an active holiday season, but most employees are still in vacation mode, which diminishes productivity levels. To address these issues in my company, I take small but …

Recipes: How to Shuck Oysters, Cook Mussels, and Boil Lobster | The Art of Manliness

These days, you’d be hard pressed to not find a restaurant menu listing one of my favorite dishes – P.E.I. mussels. Years ago, diners were often …

How to Make Small Talk | The Art of Manliness

Are you already kind of dreading meeting your freshman dorm roommate for the first time, wondering what you’re going to say?<p>When you spot an …

Podcast Suggestions for Men: 24 Shows to Make You a Better Man | The Art of Manliness

The humble podcast has seen its fair share of ups and downs since its inception (at least as we know it now) about 15 years ago. These days, …

How to Write a Thank You Note | The Art of Manliness

Gratitude is a virtue every man should cultivate. Yet gratitude means nothing if you haven’t mastered the art of expressing it. A man should use …

How to Pick a Kayak | The Art of Manliness

This week I’m sharing two posts that are one part travelogue, and one part how-to, all with the goal of inspiring you to find some wild and adventure …

8 Strategies for Meeting and Connecting with VIPs | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from</i> <i>John Corcoran</i><i>.</i><p><b>Imagine for a second that you’re in an elevator.</b> The doors have just opened and the CEO of your …

5 Goals I'm Setting For My Business In 2014

We’re all guilty of it. We set our resolutions on the 31st of December, jazzed to make progress in our personal and professional lives, and then, by the middle of January, we’re bored. Our goals, which had once seemed so within reach, have suddenly become infinitely far away. It’s no wonder that a …

9 Great Ways To Prep For A Meeting With A Financial Adviser

If you have an appointment to meet with a Certified Financial Planner™, you may be feeling a mix of emotions ranging from excited, hopeful or even anxious about what could happen on that first big date to discuss your finances.<p>One way to ease your mind: Do everything that you can to be fully …

10 Items for Your Retirement Checklist

14 Ways to Slash Your Expenses in the New Year

With the new year approaching, it's time to get your financial house in order.<p>No matter what mistakes you made in 2013, you get a do-over in 2014. …

How One Family Paid Off $118,000 in Debt

A 10-Week Plan to Cut $1,000 a Month from Your Budget: Ready for the Challenge?

If you've made a New Year's resolution to get your finances in shape, you're not alone. A survey from Fidelity Investments finds a record number of …

How to Create Strong Financial New Year's Resolutions

For 2014, a record number of consumers — 54% — are considering making a financial New Year’s resolution, according to study by Fidelity Investments.<p>By Laura Shin If you also plan to make a financial resolution, you may have learned from past New Year’s that it’s much easier to make a resolution …

Fidelity Investments

The Secret To Making Financial Resolutions You'll Actually Keep

For 2014, a record number of consumers — 54% — are considering making a financial New Year’s resolution, according to a study by Fidelity Investments. One reason could be that 26% of survey participants say they are in a stronger financial situation than they were a year ago, compared to 19% last …