Ben Shaffer

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I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Ray Dalio

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Glock misses its target as the US Army awards new handgun contract to Sig Sauer

Its protest of a contract awarded to Sig Sauer for its P320 modular handgun was denied Monday by the GAO, and the Army Times says soldiers of the 101st Airborne would be the first to carry the new sidearm later this year.<p>One of the main attractions of the P320 is that it can be adapted to fit the …

Smith & Wesson

Matt Bromley in “Risky Business” - Around the world and back with the hard-charging South African

<i>Risky Business captures the journey of South African surfer Matt Bromley and filmer Guy Mac while they travel to some of the riskier places on earth</i> …

Aquatic Sports

The Nitrogen Cycle and the Fishless Cycle - getting your aquarium ready for fish

Fishless cycling and the nitrogen cycle are something you’ll hear a lot about in relation to fishkeeping. It is arguably ‘the’ most important thing …

Fishing

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

The colorful, fast growing, undulating characteristics of soft corals make them an appealing choice among beginners and advanced hobbyist. From the …

Woodworking

Watch: This is what it’s like to kayak high speed down the sand dunes of Namibia

Eric Walter is used to dropping some of the biggest waterfalls in the world in his kayak, but wanted to get out of his comfort zone a bit.<p>So Red Bull …

The Best Scotch Under $100

Under $75<p>Laphroaig Quarter Cask<p><b>Drinking a Campfire:</b>Distillers at Laphroaig took their Scotch, known as one of the peatiest, smokiest you can buy, and …

Scotch Whisky

Why has F1 banned so many innovations? · RaceFans

Paul wrote in to ask the following question about F1’s most controversial technologies:<p>I need help in locating information on all banned F1 …

Innovation

Scientists Just Discovered the World’s 'Most Expansive Coral Reef Systems Ever Recorded'

After nearly 20 years, scientists have finished their survey of an area of deep coral reefs in the Hawaiian Archipelago and what they have found is …

Improve Your Cat's Health and Happiness With Some DIY Puzzle Feeders

A recent study suggests that cats, especially indoor cats, can greatly benefit from food puzzles that force them to play with their grub before …

DIY

This Guy Rolls The Craziest Joints You've Ever Seen In Your Life

Tony Greenhand is the joint rolling master taking over the internet one doobie at a time.<p>Greenhand is taking the art of joint rolling to a whole new …

Watch How This Family Produces 6,000 lbs Of Food At Their Own Home!

Growing your own food used to mean moving to the country, but the modern techniques of urban farming have changed all that. This video takes us on a …

Farming

6 steps to becoming more entrepreneurial

When confronted by life, we are each bound within the scope and the limits of the perspectives we have adopted and nurtured over our lives. In times …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways to Reduce Pain When Selling Your Home

When it comes to pain and stress, selling your home ranks right up there with divorce and changing jobs. It doesn’t matter if you are selling your starter home or if you’ve been through this before, expect a lot of pain and frustration as you trudge through the process. And if you have a mortgage …

The 4-day beginner workout growth plan

The former skinny guy never gets enough credit. Many of us have been there before—have tried and failed—probably even too many times to remember. …

Fitness

These Are The Most Popular Tasty Desserts Of All Time

:: pins everything ::<p><b>• Cakes & Pies<br>• Bites & Minis<br>• Fruit & Berry-Based<br>• Cookies</b>

Sex is also on the menu at restaurant in oil palm plantation - Nation

• <b>Compiled by RAHIMY RAHIM, NG SI HOOI and R. ARAVINTHAN</b><p>A RESTAURANT in an oil palm plantation in Kuala Langat, Selangor, serves more than food – sex …

Asia

Bank of America not liable for fraud in Countrywide case, appeals court finds

Bank of America Corp.was not liable for fraud nor subject to a penalty of more than $1.2 billion for its actions before the economy collapsed in 2008 despite a jury's finding to the contrary, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.<p>The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said there was …

Countrywide

Hope is that oyster reef will help clean river

- Over the next two days, hundreds of volunteers are helping to build an artificial oyster reef that is being used in a slow battle against the cause …

Mario Batali's Eataly closing Baffo restaurant

Eataly, the giant Italian food emporium in downtown Chicago, will close Baffo, its fine-dining restaurant, on May 29.<p>“Since opening in Chicago, we have taken much pride in constantly changing our store based on guest feedback and being honest regarding the decisions we make as a company,” said …

Paul Ryan Won't Back Donald Trump, Signaling a Republican Party in Crisis

So, two days after Donald Trump effectively secured the Republican presidential nomination, how’s he doing rallying party leaders behind his …

6 Non-Margarita Drinks to Enjoy on Cinco de Mayo

Tired of celebrating Cinco de Mayo with yet another margarita? Try these popular Mexican drinks, which go beyond lime and tequila.<p>1. LA PALOMA<p>If you …

3 Non-Margarita Tequila Drinks For Your Cinco Drinking Pleasure

Don't get us wrong, we’re fans of margaritas, especially when they’re made properly. But tequila is an extremely versatile spirit — you can make …

17 Food Experiments That Are Good Enough To Eat

Edible boogers, for one.

The Californian road trip you should take yourself on

Following on from a teenage trip where she fell for the beauty of California, last summer a now 24-year-old Rosaline Shahnavaz returned to the States to cement her love for it. “ I love everything about it: the road, the landscape, the light, the atmosphere. It’s kind of like everything you …

Palm Springs

The rise of almond milk coffee and how to make an amazing one at home

Non-dairy, great-tasting, high in protein, low in calories, low-carb, gluten-free, vegan-friendly <i>and</i> easy on the steam wand? Almond milk ticks all …

Meet the Warlord of the Viagras, Mexico’s Hardest Cartel Yet

During a meeting in his hidden basecamp, one of Mexico’s most wanted warlords talks drugs, corruption, and life on the run.<p>TIERRA CALIENTE, Mexico — …

Mexico

How’s that for a bit of street art?

5 Soul-Satisfying Workouts To Clear Your Mind & Strengthen Your Body

Workouts don't just push your body and endurance — they also help stretch, flex, and tone up your soul.<p>My soul has abs of steel, built from …

Happiness