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5 Ways to Build Your First Million

<i>By Arielle O'Shea</i><p>A million dollars is a frequently-cited retirement benchmark, though it's a decidedly feeble attempt to put a number on a moving target. The value of a $1 million nest egg is substantially different depending on whether you're living in Kansas City or San Francisco, retiring at 62 …

Retirement

BlackBerry’s first Android phone may cost more than the best Android phones

<b>Read next:</b> The Blackberry Priv review.<p>Rather than announcing its first Android phone, BlackBerry has taken the odd strategy of just letting every detail about the device leak out and then casually referencing it in an official capacity every now and then. The latest detail to leak out is the …

Mobile Technology

Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'

Researchers at Harvard University announced recently that they had successfully developed a means of manipulating light at the nanoscale, which could lead to photonic-based (rather than electronic) telecommunications. Think, ubiquitous fiber optics. The team reportedly developed an on-chip …

Nanotech

Watch What Happens When a Black Hole Swallows a Star

It’s not clean, that’s for sure.<p>It's been about a year since <i>Interstellar</i>, but if you're still looking for black holes ripping things apart, NASA has you covered. The Goddard Space Flight Center published an artist's rendition of what happens when a star gets close enough to a black hole to get …

Black Holes

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13 Harsh Reasons Why You Are Nowhere Near Success

Here are 13 harsh, yet truthful indicators as to why you are nowhere near success at this very point in time.<p>1 – You procrastinate<p>Actions speak …

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

This Is Your Brain on Love

Research shows love is as addictive to the brain as cocaine or heroin.<p>Psychologist JoAnn Deak opened her talk at a recent 92Y event by noting the …

Fund managers have been piling into these 24 stocks

Credit Suisse analysts tracked what it describes as the large-cap rising stars, or the US large-cap stocks where large-cap fund ownership rose the most during the second quarter.<p>Five financial firms made it onto the list, including Goldman Sachs, Prudential Financial and Bank of New York …

Investing

3 Investment Gurus Share Their Model Portfolios

How do some of the most respected investors on the planet think Americans should be investing their money? NPR talked to three about what a retirement portfolio should look like.<p><b>David Swensen</b> has made an average return of 13.9 percent a year over the last 20 years for Yale, adding $20.6 billion to …

Investing

15 Thoughts That Will Lead You To Success

Success is a very complex phenomenon that cannot be summed up in a few sentences. <i>To achieve success you must strive very hard to meet your goals</i>, and …

Capitalism Explained In 2015: "You Have Two Cows..."

<b>When I was a kid,</b> I used to proudly wear around a T-shirt explaining different economic systems using ‘two cows’ as a metaphor.<p>It started off like …

These 16 companies control almost everything you buy

Companies' signature brands add to their annual revenues and provide an edge to competition.<p>To determine how powerful each company is, we factored together fiscal 2014 revenue, the number of employees, and press mentions on Google News over the past year.<p>Here is a list of retail companies that own …

Employment

5 habits that are costing you big money

When looking for room in your budget, it's sometimes easier to focus on the big things: Cut the $50-a-month gym membership you rarely use. Ditch cable or satellite and save $100 a month.<p>Sure, reducing your big monthly bills will make an impact, but looking at the little things you do on a daily …

Personal Finance

10 health mistakes to stop before you turn 40

Want look and feel young into your 40s and beyond? Now's the time to hit the refresh button.<p>"When you're in your 20s and 30s, you have forever"—or so you think, explained Heather Provino, CEO of the workplace wellness company Provant Health Solutions Inc., in East Greenwich, R.I.<p>But health and …

Wellness

How to Talk about Sex with Your Wife | Men's Health

But sticking to Old Faithful is exactly how couples fall into a rut, says Kristen Mark, Ph.D., a sex researcher at the University of Kentucky.<p>No matter how well your go-to move “works,” routine sex is boring sex. And when she’s bored, her desire flatlines.<p>The worst part: Most couples never talk …

Owe

3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

In recent years, a number of groundbreaking studies have been published showing a very direct link between our thoughts, beliefs, emotions and the …

How to get enough protein on a vegetarian diet

One of the first questions vegetarians are asked when acknowledging their dietary preferences is, “Are you getting enough protein?” Many people …

6 Powerful Ways to Become More Persistent (And Never Quit Again)

Most of us are great at setting goals, but not at achieving them.<p>Whether it’s starting a new business, learning a new language, or mastering an …

7 common traits of successful entrepreneurs

Were Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson born with entrepreneurial DNA? No, they cultivated traits that led them to …

Entrepreneurship

The New Science on Feeling Happier and More Successful

I love it when modern science overlaps with ancient philosophy. Recently, positive psychologists found evidence for the ideas that philosophers have known to be true for thousands of years.<p>"When people don't believe there is a way up, they have virtually no choice but to stay as down as they are." …

Happiness

Samsung launching two new Galaxy Note 5 colours

Samsung is known for reinvigorating its smartphone line with new colours after launch and while it didn’t do so for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the company has today introduced two new colours for its Galaxy Note 5 phablet in South Korea.<p>Customers in Samsung’s home market will now be able to …

Phones

Enormous SUPERVOID size of 10,000 galaxies that is 'TOO big' to exist found by scientists

ESAPLANCKCOLLABORATIONThe supervoid if the large dark blue shape ringed on the bottom right of rugby ball-shaped Universe<p>Three billion light-years …

Universe