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Rents are collapsing in some of America's biggest cities

Since 2012, nearly 26,000 multifamily rental units have been completed in the city, according to Fannie Mae, which for 2017 sees "elevated volume of new supply, particularly in the Loop/River North/Gold Coast submarkets." This does not include condos and single-family homes that were bought by …

Meet The Futuristic Personal Transportation Vehicle Coming To China And U.S. Soon

Leo Liu still remembers the first time he saw a “personal transportation” machine.<p>“I was an industrial engineering student at University of Florida, and I saw a group of people ride around campus standing completely upright on giant wheels,” he recalls. “They were Segways. I thought to myself, …

Remote Controls

Why Consumer Reports is wrong about Microsoft’s Surface products

Yes, I'm that guy. I'm the one who sits on the train using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and who takes it to the front row of exclusive Apple press …

Consumer Tech

If You Do Nothing Else to Get Healthy, Do These Three Things

<b>Everyone needs a foundation, no matter what they are struggling with, and there are three steps to creating a healthier life recommended for everyone.</b><p>…

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Leadership

7 iconic logos and what you can learn from them

Logo design is one of those areas of graphic design that looks easy, but can be fiendishly difficult to get right. So classic logos that have stood …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life

<b>“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I never gave much thought to my breath unless I …

Meditation

3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

6 skills of self-made millionaires — and how to develop them yourself

1. Be able to identify fruitful opportunities.<p>Carlos Slim Helu, Mexican business magnate and philanthropist, said, "When there is a crisis, that's when some are interested in getting out, and that's when we are interested in getting in."<p>Learn to identify open doors when they appear, then consider …

This 32-year-old CEO shares the most common piece of advice she gives aspiring entrepreneurs

Cofounder Cassandra Stavrou, 32, came up with the idea for the company — which makes posh, healthy popcorn — while working at advertising agency BBH in London.<p>"3pm everyday people go and buy a snack," Stavrou told Business Insider. "Invariably they'd buy a chocolate bar and feel really guilty or …

12 tricks to save money on groceries, from a woman who wiped out almost $24,000 in debt

In 2009 Anna Newell Jones of And Then We Saved was over $23,000 in debt.<p>Instead of just cutting back her spending, she decided to stop spending as much as possible on things she didn't truly need, a pattern that she turned into her trademarked Spending Fast.<p>The trickiest areas to cut back, she …

Personal Finance

Who Controls Your Mind? (Hint: It's Not Your Brain)

One of the easiest bets to win is to offer a million dollars to anyone who can accurately predict their next thought. It would be foolhardy to accept such a bet. As we all experience every day -- and yet rarely notice -- our thoughts are unpredictable and spontaneous. They come and go at will, and …

The Three Most Important Decisions You Will Ever Make

If you want to be successful in life and in business, then you need to take massive action. Before you do, however, you need to make these three important decisions.<p>I just returned from the Tony Robbins Business Mastery seminar, and what I'm about to share with you will change your life--but only …

Self-improvement

World's first 'Indigenous Olympics' held in Brazil

The event is billed as a chance for indigenous groups from as far as Ethiopia and Mongolia to test their mettle.<p><b>Palmas, Brazil</b> - Archers, wrestlers and runners from ethnic groups from around the world have descended on the Brazilian Amazon city of Palmas to take part in the world's first Indigenous …

Brazil

Are These 7 Superfoods Actually Super?

Kale, chia seeds, seaweed: these trendy superfoods have garnered a lot of buzz for their health benefits. But are any of them actually a “magic bullet” nutrition solution? We get to the bottom of it.<p><b>Tyler MacNiven</b>, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s grub guru and food explorer, just debunked the myths surrounding the …