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How This Couple Saved $1 Million in 11 Years and Became Financially Independent Before 40

They aim to spend just $2 on every meal.<p>Convenience drives American cuisine, and from her kitchen in Richmond, Va., Laura Barrett has put her own, …

Personal Finance

The Life Of One Of America’s Bloodiest Hitmen

“True Evil has a face you know and a voice you trust.”

Crime

How Useful Is Fear?

Evolution has installed phobias in humans that are proving hard to shake.<p>Franklin D. Roosevelt no doubt meant to be soothing when he insisted, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” A quick and terrifying tour through the academic literature on fear, though, reveals just how much heavy …

Chapman University

Colleges Hire Consultants to Help Manipulate Student Loan Default Rates

WASHINGTON — Colleges and universities are avoiding federal punishment for high student-loan default rates by hiring consultants who encourage borrowers to delay payments on their loans, even if that will cost them and taxpayers more in the long run, Congress’s nonpartisan watchdog found.<p>In a …

College & University

Who killed Martin Luther King Jr.? His family believes James Earl Ray was framed.

In the five decades since Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead by an assassin at age 39, his children have worked tirelessly to preserve his legacy, sometimes with sharply different views on how best to do that. But they are unanimous on one key point: James Earl Ray did not kill Martin Luther King.<p>…

Black History

From the archive: Martin Luther King Jr.

<i>[Editor’s Note: This is the original editorial published by The Washington Post following the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.]</i><p>To each generation of mankind is given one or two rare spirits, touched by some divinity, who see visions and dream dreams. Committed to something outside …

Black History

Spotify’s direct listing is an inflection point in the Wall Street-Silicon Valley relationship

You should care what happens on Tuesday — even if you don’t care about Spotify.<p>Tuesday will be an abnormal day in the history of the IPO.<p>“Normally, companies ring bells. Normally, companies spend their day doing interviews on the trading floor touting why their stock is a good investment. Normally, …

Silicon Valley

Facebook suspends 273 accounts and pages linked to Russian misinformation agency

Facebook says it has suspended 70 Facebook accounts, 138 Facebook pages, and 65 Instagram accounts controlled by the Internet Research Agency. Chief security officer Alex Stamos announced the news today, posting a handful of sample ads and pages that it says were run by the Russia-linked …

Big landlords are trying to solve Britain’s renting mess

<b>Most people in the UK rent from small private landlords, often amateurs, with mixed results. Big investors are now building thousands of properties especially for rent, but will they be a better option?</b><p>Moving into his new sparkling white flat in a high-rise block in east London, Michael McDonald is …

Housing

Amazon's best-selling mattresses are nearly all under $200 — here's what you should know about them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>#6 on the best-sellers list is Tuft & Needle's mattress with T&N Adaptive foam. (Queen, $575) Amazon<p>When it comes to convenience, it's hard …

Shopping

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps

The 11 best apps for your new Android phone

So you just got a new Android phone. You’ve probably turned it on, logged into a bunch of apps, downloaded your favorites — Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. — and logged into all of them as well. But now it’s time to dive a little bit deeper. If you’re setting up a phone for the first time, here …

Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore: We need 'a battle plan for poverty'

In his quest to eradicate poverty, Wes Moore is declaring war.<p>"We need to create a battle plan for poverty," says Moore, the recently appointed CEO of New York-based nonprofit Robin Hood foundation.<p>"We have people who are living in a state of chaos, and for many of them, it's to no fault of their …

Social Issues

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

Uber Ex-Manager Details Company's Alleged Surveillance Tactics

Fresh details of Uber Technologies Inc.’s alleged surveillance tactics — by humans and electronic means — and in particular its scraping of …

Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared. What Comes Next?

SAN FRANCISCO — Bitcoin has been in a bull market like few the world has ever seen.<p>At the beginning of the year, the price of a Bitcoin was below $1,000. It hit $5,000 in October, then doubled by late November. And on Thursday, less than two weeks later, the price of a single Bitcoin rose above …

Cryptocurrency

Trump's Victory — One Year Later: Update on the President's Agenda in Congress

The year since Donald Trump’s victory put Republicans in complete control of Washington has been a mixed bag for the party's agenda on Capitol Hill<p>WASHINGTON — The year since Donald Trump's victory put Republicans in complete control of Washington has been a mixed bag for the president's and his …

Mike Pence

J.F.K. Files Released, Highlighting Hoover, L.B.J. Among Others

• The federal government just released thousands of documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.<p>• The papers were posted online by the National Archives in compliance with a 1992 law requiring their release after 25 years.<p>• After a chaotic last-minute review in which …

Communist Party

Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.<p>"If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said …

Equality

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Neuroscience

The Danger of President Pence

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.<p>On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

Immune System

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …

Neuroscience

WeWork's $20 Billion Office Party: The Crazy Bet That Could Change How The World Does Business

<b>ADAM NEUMANN, THE FRENETIC</b> cofounder and CEO of WeWork, was pacing back and forth in his office in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, ignoring the heavy bag, the Peloton spin bike and the generously stocked bar in favor of something more urgent: the clock. Softbank boss Masayoshi Son, Japan’s …

Henry Viii

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Economic Justice

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

Gun Stocks Jump After Las Vegas Mass Shooting Leaves 50 People Dead

Shares of gunmakers such as Sturm, Ruger & Co. (rgr) and Smith & Wesson maker American Outdoor Brands (aobc) rose sharply Monday after a mass …

Guns

Full text: Donald Trump's speech on Las Vegas shooting

<i>President Donald Trump's full speech on the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, 2017, per the White House.</i><p>THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. Last night, a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert in Las Vegas, …

Donald Trump

5 Brain Hacks That Will Help You Think Smarter | Inc.com

When I bought my first computer years ago, I hired a tutor to teach me how to use it, but before she had finished giving me instructions my fingers were all over the keyboard pushing buttons. "What do these do?" I wanted to know. She was a little horrified because I could have frozen my computer, …

Hacking

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website | Inc.com

Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with Google.<p>With one fell swoop, Google just provided proven tools, best practices, …

Startups