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Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …

Wine

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exists in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

Ernest Hemingway

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

<i>This definitive guide to affordable Scotch explores everything you need to know about the world’s most popular single malt whisky, including</i> …

Whiskey

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

Employment

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

Exercise

Forget Ethereum: Here Are 8 Intriguing Cryptocurrencies You Should Follow

Source: Getty Images<p>of<p>Look beyond bitcoin and Ethereum<p>In 2017, virtual currencies simply couldn’t be stopped. When the year began, the combined market cap of every cryptocurrency was just shy of $18 billion. But by year’s end, cryptocurrencies were worth a combined $613 billion. That’s a gain of …

Blockchain

This Neuroscience Trick Will Help You Overcome Any Fear

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone that doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Self-improvement

Apple’s enterprise evolution

Back in 2010, Apple’s iconic co-founder Steve Jobs was not entirely enthralled with the enterprise. In fact, Jobs is famously quoted as saying, “What I love about the consumer market, that I always hated about the enterprise market, is that we come up with a product, we try to tell everybody about …

Mobile

Tron Took Cryptocurrency By Storm: What's Beyond the Hype and Controversy?

The cryptocurrency makes big promises... time to see if it can deliver.<p>Earlier this month, Tron was embroiled in a plagiarism controversy after …

The Tax Deduction You Can't Afford to Miss | Investopedia

After 14 years of experience reviewing tax returns, I have seen five clients in a row miss the general sales tax deduction on line 5b of their …

It Took Apple Executive Angela Ahrendts 1 Sentence to Drop the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Not everyone thought Angela Ahrendts was cut out to lead a team. That's why she learned this invaluable lesson.<p>As the Senior Vice President of Retail Strategy at Apple, Angela Ahrendts is one of the highest ranking executives at the most valuable company in the world. To get that job, she had to …

Angela Ahrendts

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

Cryptocurrency

Want to be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

1 Top Water Stock to Buy Now

This high-yielding global infrastructure giant's water business might be tiny now, but it expects it to be a big growth driver in the coming …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The “more” often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like “swamp cooler …

Fannie Mae

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

Scientists Figure Out Why Italian Family Can't Feel Pain

An Italian woman, her two daughters, and her three grandchildren have always had trouble feeling pain. They can’t sense temperature. They break bones …

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as they appear in both verbal and non-verbal cues, the ability to …

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

Investing

3 Tips in Writing Effective Emails That Convert to Business

TeroVesalainen / Pixabay<p>Every small business relies on email lists to find new customers and to sell to the already existing ones. They use a site …

Small Business

Want to master digital marketing? Learn how for $15.

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>It’s never been easier to start your own …

Ben Bernanke Is Worried, Maybe We Should Be

Ben Bernanke is worried — and perhaps we should be, too.<p>As chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014, it was Bernanke, along with others, who …

Ask a Fool: Can I avoid capital gains tax when I sell a stock?

There are a few possible ways to avoid capital gains tax.<p>Q: I'm considering selling one of my stocks at a $5,000 profit. Is there any way I could get out of paying capital gains tax on the sale?<p>The capital gains tax you'll owe generally depends on two main factors: your total income (adjusted gross …

Retirement

How to Make Money and Get Paid By YouTube

As you’ve noticed, the world’s top YouTubers cover all sorts of different niche markets. And that means there’s a good chance on of your interests …

3 Stocks That Turned $8,000 Into $125,000 in 5 Years

Few companies have performed quite as well as 22nd Century Group, Willian Group, and EnviroStar.<p>There may be a sense of safety in size, but many …

You Just Doubled Your Money If You Invested at the 2007 Market Peak

If you bought the S&P 500 at this time 10 years ago, you watched more than half your investment erased. You heard buy-and-hold pronounced dead and …

Stock Markets

10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

How to Write an Email Subject and Opener That Will Actually Make People Pay Attention

If you want to engage your email reader, be direct, drop that weak vocabulary and use action language.<p>How many of these emails have you deleted this week? Maybe this one...<p>Hi John, I hope all is well. Wanted to reach out to you about the useless crap we are selling and that I really don't care …

Writing

This 13-Year-Old Just Built a 6-Figure Business Online. What's Your Excuse?

Discover how a 13-year-old living in Fort Lauderdale turned his SEO obsession into a thriving, 6 figure business with clients across the country.<p>Morris Laloshi is putting all those negative millennial stereotypes to shame.<p>At the ripe old age of 20, he's spent the past seven years running his own …

Entrepreneurship