Peter Mcintyre

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When You Argue With a Fundamentalist You Don't Know What You're Asking For

How do we talk to people who see the world as collateral damage in the pursuit of the Heavenly Kingdom? Is it even worth trying to nudge people out …

Faith

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …

Self-improvement

The Only Way I Was Able to Get Rid of Ants in My House Without Using Toxic Chemicals

There's a recipe for disaster brewing in my home at all times: my apartment is located on the first floor, just below ground level, and my two kittens eat like little piggies, flinging their food halfway across the room before chasing after it and — only sometimes — actually eating it. Throw in the …

Insects

This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research

Forget pandas. Close friends are the real endangered species these days.<p>That’s a painful thing. And I don’t mean “sad-painful.” I mean …

Psychology

Financial Advisor Shares The 20 Best Financial Tips He Wishes He Could Tell His 20-Year-Old Self

Most of my financial planning clients are business owners, older folks who want to focus on retirement planning, or sudden wealth recipients (think inheritance, lawsuit settlement, business sale, etc.). I’ve been working with clients for over 20 years, so many of my clients now have kids of their …

Personal Finance

Are your perfectionist ways holding you back?

“Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination” (Michael Hyatt)<p>Are you a neat freak? Someone who constantly re-arranges things to make them ‘look …

Self-improvement

No wife, no kids, no dog, no cat — but can he retire?

<b>Situation</b> Retiree with low-return savings has ample income now but could run out of money in future<p><b>Solution</b> Shift cash balances to dividend-paying …

Retirement

Your ultimate guide to this season's hottest bikinis

With spring break and summer coming up fast, swimwear is all that we can think about -- and all that is covering our Instagram feeds. From designer bikinis to affordable options from Forever 21 and Tobi, we can't get enough of all of the creative cuts and fun prints that are out on the market right …

Clothing

The hidden healing power of sugar

Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds when antibiotics fail.<p>As a child growing up in poverty in the rural Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu was used to having salt literally rubbed in his wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky …

Medicine

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

Employment

The Great Lie of Conservatism

The philosophical foundation of conservatism is a template for exploitation, argues Drew Magary, and it's time to stop treating it as half our country's guiding principles.<p>They’re all dead now. All the unofficial fathers of modern conservatism: William F. Buckley, Russell Kirk, Milton Friedman, …

Political Science

25 Retirement Rules to Live By

Author: Selena Maranjian | March 21, 2018<p>Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 26<p>Follow these guidelines for a stress-free retirement<p>Many, if not most, of us are …

Retirement

Two retired couples, two different budgets: How much are they spending?

One thing that helps make retirement affordable is you generally don't need to spend as much money to maintain your standard of living compared to what you spent in your middle years.<p>But figuring out how much less isn't simple. Advisers often use the rule-of-thumb that retirees need 70 per cent of …

4 things you should spend your money on if you want to be happier, according to research

Happiness

Opinion: Why annuities are a bad idea for almost everyone

“Don’t lose money in the Wall Street casino!” the radio announcer blared.<p>“It could take a lifetime to make up your losses in the stock market.”<p>Unless …

Retirement

These are the best skills to include in your resume

Everybody strives to create a resume that will give them more interviews. But it’s not that easy to stand out from the crowd. Each job offer receives …

9 words and phrases that make any professional look weak

<i>Hey, I’m not sure if you have the time right now, but it would be great if you can read my latest column. Is that OK?</i><p>…said the weakest communicator …

Employment

No Pension? You Can ‘Pensionize’ Your Savings

After years of working, many people face the challenge of converting their savings into a sustainable flow of income in retirement. Some researchers think they have a practical solution: Workers should take steps to “pensionize” their nest eggs.<p>The transition from saving to spending was once …

Retirement

How to Retire Without Running Out of Money

Matt Carey studied Arabic at the University of Pennsylvania, preparing for what he hoped would be a career at the Central Intelligence Agency. Eleven …

Retirement

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

Self-improvement

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

How to Choose the Right Caulk for Any Surface

Seal the gaps.<p>Caulk is used to create a waterproof or insulating seal between building materials. Examples where caulk is used to fill a gap include: between a tub and tile, countertop and backsplash, or window and frame. Although applications may seem similar, the key to a successful seal is to …

10 Costco Products That Obsessives Swear By

Kirkland forever.<p>Costco Wholesale loyalists love the discount store for its convenience and remarkable savings. A membership allows you to buy pantry …

Shopping

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

A "Wishfully Minimalist, Hopelessly Maximalist" Cabin

<b>Name:</b> Danielle and Ely Franko <b><br>Location:</b> Tannersville, New York <b><br>Size</b><i>:</i> 1,529 square feet <b><br>Years Lived In:</b> Every weekend for the past two years, owned<p>"We …

West Elm

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …

Retirement

How much do you really need for retirement? We did the math

If personal finance questions were like pop songs, then <i>How much do I need for retirement?</i> would be at the top of the hit parade every single</b> …

3 reasons to retire as early as you can

Time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Unfortunately, many people spend 40 hours a week for 40 or 50 years trading their time for this thing we call money.<p>The great news is that there's a corollary to that fact: If people are willing to give you money for your time, you can spend …

Retirement

Difficult relationships: 5 easy ways to improve them, backed by research

Sometimes your closest and most important relationships are also the most difficult. Why?<p>Columbia business school professor Adam Galinsky and Wharton …