Andy Bennetts

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Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 19 major US cities

In the market for a home?<p>Mortgage website HSH.com has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major metropolitan areas in the US, according to third-quarter 2015 data.<p>Housing prices in Los Angeles have jumped, increasing 14% since last quarter. And for …

The iPad Pro is a great tablet, but you probably don't need to buy it

But after more than a week with the iPad Pro, I've learned that it's pretty simple. It's just a big iPad.<p>That probably sounds like a silly, obvious statement to many of you, but over the last two weeks, tech pundits (and maybe even Apple itself) have been shouting nonstop, conflicting opinions …

How To: The Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

These Are the Best Black Friday Deals in Tech

If you’ve been eyeballing a new PlayStation 4 or HDTV, this is the week to buy it. The biggest shopping holiday of the year, Black Friday, is almost …

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100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

Top 10 Gadgets

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Gear & Gadgets

They Will Know We Are Christian by... Our Fear?

The call to welcome the refugee is practically an essential tenant of Christianity, and yet after the Paris terrorists attacks, many Christians are calling to halt our (already paltry) resettlement of Syrian refugees.<p>This reaction is difficult for me to understand, but like many irrational …

8 Uncommon Ways To Show You're Thankful

When we show people we are thankful for them, it doesn’t just make <i>them</i> feel good. It’s actually good for <i>us</i> as well. In fact, Dr. Martin Seligman, a former president of the American Psychological Association, and his colleagues found that tangible expressions of gratitude can reduce depression and …

How to Function at Work When You Get Almost No Sleep

Yes, we know you're supposed to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Here's what to do when you don't.<p>My wife and I are new parents. (Yay!) That means we get--no joke--maybe 50 percent as much sleep as we used to, if we're lucky. (Boo!)<p>That's not sustainable, and I know it's not healthy. Yet …

University of California

Change the way you use the Internet with these 10 incredible tips and tricks

Every once in a while, we’ll share some of the most interesting life hacks we find around the Internet — simple ways you can improve your life …

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

University of California

7 Traits Every Leader Should Avoid

How can you become a better leader? Don't make these mistakes.<p>In any type of managerial role or as an entrepreneur, your leadership skills will directly impact the growth and ultimate success of your company.<p>There are certain qualities and actions that prevent individuals from being effective …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Airport Tech Hacks Every Traveler Should Know

<i>By: Alex Bracetti</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/scanrail</i><p>Airports are pretty bad in and of themselves, but the hassles and restrictions they place on our gadgets are the worst. No Wi-Fi, weak cellular reception, and three power outlets per terminal? Come on.<p>But not every trip to JFK or LAX has to be a brutal …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Let’s laugh at this Forbes article on why ‘you shouldn’t upgrade’ to Windows 10

Oh, <i>Forbes</i> contributors. Is there any opinion too silly for you to have? <i>Forbes</i> contributor Gordon Kelly has written a piece in which he explicitly …

Apple and Samsung are said to be working on a technology that would change the wireless industry as we know it

The GSMA, an industry association that represents mobile-phone makers worldwide, is working on a standardized, embeddable SIM card that would let you jump between carriers more easily.<p>Apple and Samsung, two of the world's biggest phone makers, are said to be in "advanced talks" with the GSMA about …

17 Colouring Books That Every Grown-Up Needs

Fresh ink.<p>Want some more recommendations? Try these out.

When Teachers Cheat

Rampant conspiracies to alter kids' scores, including the one that resulted in the recent conviction of 11 Atlanta educators, attest to the dangers of high-stakes testing.<p>The social scientist Donald T. Campbell offered an insightful analysis of American education in his 1976 paper, "Assessing the …

Education

10 Habits You Should Ditch Now to Bring Productivity to an All-Time High

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce -- so why does it feel like you’re never able to get caught up on your business to-do list?<p>Apart from not having your own team of personal assistants, …

Time Management

29 Boredom Busters Your Kids Will Actually Love

Because you refuse to hear the b-word.

Djay Pro brings Spotify-powered mixes to the Mac

Popular features from Djay's mobile apps make their jump to the desktop<p>Djay is one of the most popular and successful DJ-ing apps for mobile phones, occupying top spots in the iPhone, iPad, and Android charts. Algoriddim, the developer behind the app, actually first released Djay on the Mac back in …

Twelve South launches BookBook for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple accessory maker Twelve South has debuted an updated version of its popular BookBook iPhone case for the latest models of the iconic smartphone. The new BookBook for iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus) is available now from the company’s website.<p>The BookBook combines a protective smartphone cover …

Apple Reveals The Year's Most Downloaded Apps On iTunes

Apple's digital store iTunes has announced its biggest selling apps of the year, with Facebook and popular sandbox game Minecraft both topping best …

Apple hiring fashion-focused store staff for Apple Watch launch, report says

If Apple opened a luxury section in its Apple stores, would the workers' shapeless blue T-shirts be replaced by dressy black blazers with an Apple …

Best Days to Book Flights are Tuesdays, 50-100 Days Before Travel, Expedia Study Concludes

One of the most contentious issues between airline writers and the travel industry is over when the best time to purchase tickets is. Those who do the ticket selling want a concrete answer, for with that data, consumers can feel more confident to purchase tickets. But in reality, ticket prices fit …

10 Good Financial Rules of Thumb

Rules of thumb can be a good approximate guideline for decisions, and there are tons of money rules that aim to get your finances on track. While …

Dave Grohl: The ‘Sonic Highways’ Exit Interview

“I haven’t had too many reflective moments in the past eight months,” Dave Grohl tells <i>Rolling Stone</i> a day before the finale of his musical travelogue …

Music

7 Golden Beliefs of Amazingly Successful Salespeople

Knowledge may be power, but beliefs define who we are.<p>I've had countless people ask me, <i>"What is the one thing I need to do to be a great salesperson?"</i> That's a loaded question. I've found that it's rarely, if ever, just one thing. But to attempt to answer the question, I start with just one thing: …

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