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How To Diversify Highly Appreciated Stock

Most Americans assume capital gains and income are equivalent. They are not.<p>Your pay for your work is income, usually in the form of Federal Reserve Notes (dollars). This is simply a medium of exchange so we don’t have to use the barter system to trade our goods and services.<p>If the government …

9 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

Mexican drug lord's deputy to plead guilty in $1bn trafficking conspiracy

Likely plea from Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez comes days after Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested following manhunt<p>A reputed lieutenant of recently captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman indicated in a US courtroom Wednesday that he will change his plea to guilty in a $1bn trafficking …

6 Career Tips for Recent Graduates

If your cap and gown are retired to the closet, your diploma is behind glass, and ramen noodles are no longer a viable meal option, then you must be …

Read Satya Nadella's first letter to employees as Microsoft's CEO

CEO calls for focus as he warns that "our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation."<p>It's official, Satya Nadella is Microsoft's next CEO, and on his first day on the job he's sent a letter to the whole staff. In the letter, Nadella speaks of what he thinks makes Microsoft a …

Stay Injury-Free on the Treadmill

Be fit and healthy when running indoors this winter.<p>Tera Moody, 34, is coming off one of the strongest years of her racing career. In 2013, she set personal bests in the 8-K, 10-mile, and 25-K distances and tied her 5-K PR. Her secret weapon: the treadmill.<p>"It's been absolutely huge," says Moody, a …

Marathons

The Difference Between Success and Failure

Think “success” is the opposite of “failure”? Are you afraid to succeed, because failure is too hard to handle? If so, your fear of failure is likely …

Base Your Budget on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

There may be as many ways to set up and stick to a budget as there are types of spenders and savers. Here's one more. By aligning your budget with …

Personal Finance

How To Train For A 5K Run If You Never Work Out

For many people, this approach is exactly what works. For people like me, who like things in neat, detailed little packages, I needed some direction and guidance. If left to my own devices, one or more of the following would happen:<p>• Too far, too hard, too soon.<p>• Make <i>every</i> run farther and harder …

Marathons

5 Phases of Endurance Training

5 Phases of Endurance Training<p>January 22, 2014<p>For the past few months, I’ve been working on my marathon coaching certification. [My first test is …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Income Inequality

Until 100% Legal, Banks to Turn Away Marijuana Money

Most drug dealers work in cash. That’s common knowledge. Yet that well-known fact could soon be relegated to history. As more states adopt less restrictive policies against marijuana and its dealers become licensed business owners, the new entrepreneurs are now seeking means to keep their cash in …

The World's Rich Are Not Incomprehensibly Wealthy Because They 'Work Harder'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The richest 1 percent of the world is 60 times more wealthy than the poorest 50 percent, according …

Bill Gates predicts there will be almost no poor countries by 2035

In their foundation’s just-released annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates attempt to debunk three pervasive myths in development economics:<p>“Poor countries are doomed to stay poor.”<br>• “Foreign aid is a big waste.”<br>• “Saving lives leads to overpopulation.”<p>From the letter’s introduction:<p>We hear these myths …

Income Inequality

Top 10 City Boat Trips

Top 10 City Boat Trips from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Vancouver Ferries, Canada</b> <br>State-of-the-art ferries cross sparkling waters between Vancouver and the surrounding islands, passing dense deciduous forests and snowy peaks, glimpsed distantly across …

Travel Photography

Amazon Patents “Anticipatory” Shipping — To Start Sending Stuff Before You’ve Bought It

Amazon’s plans for autonomous flying delivery drones are so last year. The ecommerce juggernaut is purportedly working on something far more dystopian: pre-shipment.<p>Amazon has filed a patent for a shipping system designed to cut delivery times by predicting what buyers are going to buy before they …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

Egypt votes overwhelmingly for military-backed constitution

With most ballots counted, referendum “Yes” vote stands at 96.3 per cent, with opposition crying foul<p>Egypt has voted by a 98 per cent majority to approve a new military-backed constitution in a referendum criticised by internal and foreign monitors, according to provisional results quoted by state …