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Marijuana Investing in 2017: 5 Numbers Everyone Should Know

Many marijuana stocks have soared in 2016, with one enjoying especially impressive gains of well over 2,000%. However, this speculative industry is fraught with risk. If you're considering investing in marijuana stocks in the new year, here are five numbers you should know before taking the …

15 Simple Ways to Kill Procrastination & Reclaim Your Productivity

If you find yourself constantly scrambling at the last minute to get done what you managed to put off as long as possible, don’t worry — you’re not …

Procrastination

13 books ambitious entrepreneurs are reading

Stone and Log Home Construction: Building a Passive Solar Home on a Shoestring Budget with Slipform Stone Masonry and Skip Ellsworth's Butt-and-Pass Log Home Building Method

<i>We moved into a tent on the property and started building our house.</i><p><i>A previous owner excavated a site for a house and poured a concrete slab. We</i> …

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

The Mathematics of Design

It is common for people to group themselves into two categories; those who are good at art or design, and those who are good at math or science. The …

3 Mental Habits That Set True Geniuses Apart

What average people regard as 'work,' geniuses tend to regard as play.<p><i>What are some secret things geniuses do to solve problems? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Steve Denton on Quora:</b><p>I …

Genius

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life

Never stop learning. Improve your professional and personal lives here.<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and …

Learning

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Personal Finance

How to Network Your Way to Success

You often hear that to be successful you must be a networker, and that your connections will do more for you than your resume. There is certainly …

Self-improvement

SFU engineers extract drinking water from air

Engineers at Simon Fraser University have developed a system for extracting drinking water from a rich and inexhaustible source: The air.“Even in the …

Ten Bodybuilding Practices That Can Help Anyone Get Shredded

Training Articles<p>Ten Bodybuilding Practices That Can Help Anyone Get Shredded<p>Physique training is more popular than ever. At the same time, …

The Wake-Up Call That Transformed Neuroscientist Richard Davidson's Life

Sometimes, hearing the right question is just as critical as finding the right answer.<p>Richard Davidson had been studying the brain for more than a decade when he was asked a question that quite literally changed his life.<p>"Why have you been using the tools of modern neuroscience just to study …

The Nine Types of Intelligence Every Person Has

When you think about it, intelligence is a fairly broad term. Most of us are completely sharp in some areas but dull in others. Psychologist Howard …

14 of the most affordable places for Americans to retire outside the US

The prospect of living comfortably for less and seeing more of the world pushes many to consider becoming expats, yielding some unexpected (and welcome) benefits.<p>There are, of course, several key factors to consider before making the move abroad, including language, safety, and contact with loved …

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, …

Success

This Solar Power Plant Can Run All Night

More than 10,000 billboard-size mirrors encircle a central tower at the facility<br>Jamey Stillings<p>1 of 11<p>Crescent Dunes looks and sounds a bit like an …

Renewable Energy

5 Books That Influenced My Success Mindset

Every once in a while, you hit on a book that totally changes your worldview.<p><i>Image used under CC0 Public Domain license</i><p>Once that happens, you can never go back. You look at things through another lens; what was once irrefutable fact is now an assumption to be questioned.<p>Other times, you find a …

10 things you can learn about money in 10 minutes that will change your life

On Inc., Ilya Pozin wrote about 10 things anyone can learn in 10 minutes to make them more productive for the rest of their life.<p>More productive is one thing — but how about richer?<p>Only 10 minutes won't teach you everything there is to learn about managing your money and building wealth, but …

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a study that would change our understanding of human behavior.<p>It all started when Langer asked her research assistants to cut in front of innocent people …

Ageless Rob Lowe Celebrates His 52nd Birthday Taking a Shirtless Selfie with His Look-Alike Son

Rob Lowe's still got it! Reminding us once again that age ain't nothin' but a number, <i>The Grinder</i> star celebrated his 52nd birthday on Thursday by …

Rob Lowe

In 5 years of studying rich people, I found they use a daily tool that never occurs to most of us

The best to-do lists incorporate daily activities that help move you forward in life towards accomplishing your goals.<p>But to-do lists alone will not make you a success. While it's important to get things done, it's equally important to avoid doing things that wash out all of the benefits of a to-do …

7 Financial Goals Every GenXer Should Have

GenX – or more formally, Generation X – is that group of people who were born between 1965 (the first year after the Baby Boom ended), and approximately 1980.<p>That means that the leading edge of GenX is turning 50 this year, and most of the rest are somewhere north of 35. GenXers – welcome to middle …

The Productivity Hacks Of 12 Successful People

The secret to working more efficiently isn’t about working more or less, but smarter. So we asked 12 successful people how they do it.<p>If you find yourself getting easily overwhelmed by emails, struggling to keep your eyes open at your desk, or constantly getting distracted by coworkers, chances …

Time Management

Top 8 Weight Training Exercises for Muscle Mass Building at Home

If you ask what exercises are the best for building muscle mass, you’ll usually get an answer like bench press, squats, deadlift and so on. However …

Workouts

The Real Problem With Time Management Will Surprise You

If you were to Google “time management tips” you’ll come across 400,000,000 results. And a lot of those tips include things like:<p>Learn to say no.<br>• Use …