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Why Not Speak Their Language When You Travel?

When you go to Europe, don't be shy: Try speak the language of your destination. It can be fun!<p>Preparing for my first German book tour, I took an on-line grammar test from a language school. Big mistake. I was never good at test-taking and I bombed, despite having studied some basic German for more …

How We Won a 6-Figure Verdict Against a Vendor-Photographer

As wedding photographers, our clients entrust us with artfully documenting one of the most important days of their lives. In order to do the best …

eCommerce

11 signs you aren't as good with money as you think you are

Newsflash: We all make money mistakes sometimes.<p>The trick is to know what they are, and to improve upon them on the road to building wealth.<p>If you think you're the exception to the rule, take a look at the points below — you might not be as flawless with your finances as you think.

Personal Finance

How I built a seven-figure business without employees

There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, which is why they end up taking up space on the front page of a …

The Savvy Traveler: 10 Tips of the Trade

<i>Darn it, I told the agent I wanted a direct flight to Vegas, but the plane stopped - twice - along the way.</i><p>Whether you're booking your vacation online, directly with the airlines, hotels and cruise lines or through travel agents, knowing the jargon of the travel industry can help you save a lot of …

International Air Transport Association

6 things every small business owner should invest in

If you're trying to grow a healthy small business, there are some investments that are worth every penny in the long run.<p>Here are six things worth the investment for small business owners:<p>Setting up social media accounts and a basic website can be cheap — if not completely free — but unless you're …

Small Business

Meet New York’s homeless fashion photographer

Mark Reay was looking for a job. It was 2007 when he entered a New York newsagents, writing down the email addresses of staff from magazines on the shelf. He sent out around 50 messages with some images from his photography portfolio. We called him back. Thus began seven years of shooting for …

Cologne

4 Ways to Remember Everything You Learn

If you’re going to learn anything, you need two kinds of prior knowledge:<p>knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or …

Self-improvement

Lost Weather Balloon GoPro Found 2 Years Later with Grand Canyon ‘Money Shot’

Back in 2013, five friends in Arizona decided to capture some photos and video from the edge of space by sending a GoPro up on a weather balloon. The …

Grand Canyon

GOLDMAN: Here are 19 great stocks shoveling tons of cash to their investors

Dividends and share buybacks help increase value for people holding a stock, and there's a lot of money to be had as companies shovel record amounts of cash back to shareholders.<p>In a note to clients Thursday, Goldman Sachs' Amanda Sneider gave insights into a lot of the firms's investment …

Investing

Google Translate’s App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 Languages

One of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours. There’s a host of tools you can use, but Google’s Translate product has leapfrogged just about everything out there over the years.<p>Its most handy, and impressive, tool is the …

What your date of birth says about you

Astrology may be pure bunk, but new research is shedding light on how our birthdays can impact our personalities<p>A search for the amount of money Americans spend annually on astrology turns up estimates ranging from several million to a couple hundred million dollars, depending on the source. …

Top 10 Best Cities for Families

Maybe you're planning to move, maybe you're just daydreaming. Either way, here are our picks for the Top 10 Best Cities for Families. …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Albert Einstein

An SEC lockdown almost killed this startup right after it launched — now it's worth more than $6.5 billion

But founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche isn't the type of leader who likes to go around telling the world about his success.<p>He's more reserved and humble, merely calling his accomplishment, "A big honor for sure…but outside of that particular [IPO] week, it's really business as usual."<p>But one thing …

Morgenthaler

What If Facebook Actually Paid People For Content?

I know this sounds crazy, but what if authors and artists didn’t just pump their work into Facebook for free? Yeah, it built the pipes, but that doesn’t mean the water’s not worth money. The content keeps people coming back to Facebook’s News Feed, which is filled with expertly targeted ads. Right …

19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …

The U.S. military is a national security threat

America’s armed forces are a massive drain on resources that could otherwise strengthen the country<p>The American military budget is massive.<p>At $610 billion, it dwarfs the combined military budgets of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, the UK, India and Germany (see chart below). Put another way, …

Buffett bets on these 8 stocks for 2015

Warren Buffett is no stranger to multibillion-dollar investments. The Oracle of Omaha has been beating the market for decades while accumulating positions in some of the world's most popular companies. Courtesy of a new filing, we now have a peek at how the legendary investor deployed capital in …

This is the most common mistake made during tech job interviews

Developers and engineers will often list skills on their resume that they can't really back up with solid experience, Tyler Mikkelson, a team lead for recruiting firm Mondo, told Business Insider.<p>So, for example, a candidate may list a particular skill or type of technology that he or she has …

Employment
Team Building

18 Things You Need to Stop Doing if You Want to Be Successful

Your time is way too valuable to be wasting it on things that don't work. Instead, treat it like the precious resource it is.<p>Too often we act as if time is infinitely available. There's always another day, right? But that's a huge mistake.<p>Whether you're working or having fun, being mindful about …

Self-improvement

Photographer follows his girlfriend through India in beautiful Instagram series

Mix one part adorable couple, one part adventurous lifestyle, one part talented photography — and you get an enviable collection of Instagram …