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How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

A massive, 'semi-infinite' trove of rare-earth metals has been found in Japan

Researchers have found hundreds of years' worth of critical rare-earth metals beneath Japanese waters — enough to supply to the world on a …

Rare Earth

Those stickers warning that repairs will void your warranty are nonsense, FTC says

If worries about voiding your warranty have ever kept you from trying to repair your own electronics, or from visiting the cheap repair shop on the corner, the government has some good news for you.<p>The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that the warning stickers that say people will void …

Repairs

Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe After Death

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“, published in the USA, has stirred …

Universe

14 Reasons You're Always Tired

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don't do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can …

Wellness

US and China playing a gigantic game of chicken

If Trump withdraws his threatened tariffs, the Chinese have said they will do the same<p>When Donald Trump tweeted that “trade wars are good and easy to win” most commentators thought the US president was merely sabre-rattling. The prospect of a return to full-scale 1930s protectionism was thought to …

Donald Trump

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

A Personal Trainer Reveals the Biggest Myths About Losing Body Fat

When it comes to losing weight and shedding body fat, it's easy to get confused by all the information we're bombarded with on the internet every day. Scrolling through social media, reading blog posts, and hearing about the latest health crazes all give you mixed messages about how to actually …

Fitness

I Was Shocked at All the Bad Things That Happened When I Stopped Intermittent Fasting

After recently hitting my one-year anniversary of doing intermittent fasting (IF), my positive experience has made me its number one fan. If you're unfamiliar with IF, it involves choosing an eating window during the day when you consume all your calories. For the past year, I've been skipping a …

Holistic Medicine

Who Hacked the ATL? Hijackers Are Holding Atlanta for Ransom and Time Is Running Out

For the past five days, a mysterious group has been holding the city of Atlanta for ransom as federal authorities fight a computer attack that has …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Nvidia just unveiled a terrifying AI supercomputer

Nvidia has unveiled several updates to its deep-learning computing platform, including an absurdly powerful GPU and supercomputer.<p>At this year's GPU …

Artificial Intelligence

Study overturns age-old theory of brain learning

For decades, scientists thought that learning occurs in synapses, or the numerous junctions between brain cells. But now, a new study proposes that …

Neuroscience

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People

5. They want change without having to change.<p>Source: Stefano Tinti/Shutterstock<p>Stephen Covey taught us the habits of highly effective people. We …

Self-improvement

10 Things To Remember When You Are Feeling Stuck

You cannot start the next chapter of your life, if you keep re-reading the old one.<p>We all feel stuck at one time or another--in a bad relationship, in the wrong job, in business, or just generally in life. Whatever the situation, feeling stuck doesn't make us feel good about ourselves. We may lose …

Motivation

The Art Of Conflict Resolution Among Leadership

There was a point early in my career when I was afforded the opportunity to work closely with the senior leadership team of a budding organization. One morning, a colleague pulled me aside for a water cooler chat and mentioned that some of the top brass were not seeing eye to eye over a matter. She …

Leadership

Oil Prices Are Heading Down

Oil prices have been jumpy this year. Output cuts led by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), strong demand growth, and geopolitical …

Oil

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

Want Affordable Housing? Just Build More of It

Urban California should emulate Tokyo, which ensured the supply of dwellings stayed ahead of population growth.<p>After years of dithering and hoping the problem would go away, California is finally taking steps to address its housing crisis. In 2017 the state passed a series of bills designed to …

Housing

Why Stephen Hawking Urged Humanity to Leave Earth

Stephen Hawking died at age 76 on Wednesday, his family announced in a statement. The famed British physicist, whose theories on black hole radiation …

Stephen Hawking

Stocks Rise as Economic Reports Mitigate Inflation Concerns | Investopedia

The major U.S. indexes moved sharply higher last week. The Beige Book painted a moderate economy with strong employment but weakness in auto sales …

Elon Musk crashes 'Westworld' panel at SXSW

The Tesla and SpaceX honcho splashes down for a quick appearance and some words about the inspirational power of space travel.<p>We better hope that when the artificial intelligence apocalypse finally descends on us, it'll be something like "Westworld."<p>That's the word from show co-creator Jonathan …

Space Travel

5 free programs you may not have heard of until now

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free: love, friends, and great software that works almost as well as a paid product. If you’re like me, you have probably shopped around for certain apps or programs, and then you balked at the price tag. “Is this really worth $200?” you ask …

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

Success

How knowledge about different cultures is shaking the foundations of psychology

The academic discipline of psychology was developed largely in North America and Europe. Some would argue it’s been remarkably successful in …

Psychology

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

The Leaked NSA Spy Tool That Hacked the World

An elite Russian hacking team, a historic ransomware attack, an espionage group in the Middle East, and countless small time cryptojackers all have …

Cybersecurity

Want Meaning? Self-Made Billionaire Ray Dalio Says This Is The 1 Question You Need To Answer

Global hedge fund founder says it isn't money or economics that matter most.<p>Life throws so many decisions at us. Which city do you live in? Which job? Do you marry? Self-made billionaire Ray Dalio has a reassuring perspective on how to approach big questions. According to Bloomberg, he's one of the …

Ray Dalio

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

When springtime hits, everything changes. The days get longer and the weather gets warmer. Spring showers bring on colorful blooms and lots of green, …

Want Strong Abs Without Crunches? Try This Standing Workout

If you're tired of the same old crunches, this standing ab workout will challenge your core in a whole new way. Standing ab exercises are more …