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15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Happiness

Greece considers last-ditch proposals to avoid collision with bailout creditors

Greece’s government is considering new fiscal proposals to avoid a collision with its creditors on Monday, in what could be a last-ditch effort to …

Europe

Why Most People Believe Affluence Is Wealth

When you drive through a fancy neighborhood where every home is a mini-mansion with a Mercedes or BMW in the garage, you probably think these people …

Quantum Experiment Confirms: If You Don't Look At Something It Does Not Exist

The idea of reality and what exists remains an extremely difficult topic to discuss on as only a select number of experts can comment on such. …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

Armageddon avoided: Relics of America's atomic arsenal gather dust in the southwest

The back roads of America are speckled with relics of what could have been Armageddon in America, if the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet …

An International History of the American Civil War

This tour de force stunningly reconceives the American Civil War. It shows how European public opinion impelled the North to free slaves; how …

CONFIRMED: Chinese government hackers linked to historic hack of US security clearance info

While the Chinese People's Liberation Army typically goes after defense and trade secrets, this hacking group has repeatedly accessed data that could be useful to Chinese counter-intelligence and internal stability, said two people close to the U.S. investigation.<p>Washington has not publicly accused …

Security

How to Know What Type of Fitness Training Is for You

Man, has fitness evolved over the last decade. It seems like a few years back, all you were doing was going into gyms and weight training on machinery as well as hitting a couple of Jazzercise classes (I've always wanted to say that word: Jazzercise... )<p>These days, it is normal to get confused with …

Exercise

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The New World Map

by Victor Davis Hanson // TMS Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had …

Geopolitics

9 Healthy Habits Of Fit Triathletes

Photo: Shutterstock.com<i>If you’re struggling to reach your ideal race weight, try implementing these healthy habits this season.</i><b>They read hunger</b> …

Weight Loss

Do We Need to Rewrite General Relativity? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

General relativity, the theory of gravity Albert Einstein published 100 years ago, is one of the most successful theories we have. It has passed …

Physics

Regulation A+: Now Everyone Can Invest In Your Startup

For the past 80 years only accredited investors, meaning individuals who make over $200,000 in income or who have $1 million in assets (excluding their primary residence), have been able to invest in startups in America. That has changed today with the implementation of Title IV of the JOBS Act …

Venture Capital

Inside Tadmur: The worst prison in the world?

<b>When Islamic State seized Palmyra in Syria last month, one of the first things it did was blow up the Tadmur prison - the country's most notorious jail, where for decades, political dissidents were detained and tortured. The BBC's Soumer Daghastani looks back at its history.</b><p>Westerners know Palmyra …

5 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Became an Entrepreneur

<i>Hindsight is 20/20, but I still wish I could have entered the entrepreneurial world knowing these five truths.</i><p>Entrepreneurship was always appealing to me. I loved the idea of being my own boss, creating something of value, and working with others under my own accord to accomplish something great …

4 Surprising Ways You're Decreasing Your Marketing Productivity

How’s your productivity at work? If you feel like you’re working harder than ever and somehow never catching up with your workload, you’re not alone. Many Americans believe working harder is the answer. But the truth is that to increase your productivity, you actually may actually need to cut back …

10 fascinating photos from World War II

<b>Photos from World War II</b>: Although thousands, even millions, of photographs were taken during World War II, only a handful ever became popular. But …

Ancient Romans may have had penis problem, Pompeii fresco appears to show

The men of ancient Rome may have suffered from a painful penis problem, an Italian researcher says after studying a rare, surviving 2,000-year-old …

Migrants flood trains in desperate bid to leave Italy

<b>As Italy struggles to cope with the Mediterranean migration crisis, its Alpine region of South Tyrol is facing an increasing stream of migrants who try to get to Germany or Scandinavia, through Austria.</b><p>As the Venice to Munich express pulled in at Bolzano station, the Italian police were there to …

Northern Europe

22 Fairy Tale Castles You Can Actually Visit

Turrets for days.

How Great Leaders Ask Great Questions

How well do you ask questions? From my experience, most managers don’t think about this issue. After all, you don’t usually find “the ability to ask questions” on any list of managerial competencies; nor is it an explicit part of the curriculum of business schools or executive education programs. …

Long Term Musical Memory Spared in Alzheimer's Patients

<b>Max Planck researchers discover the anatomic reasons for the persistence of musical memory in Alzheimer patients.</b><p>In comparison to other memory …

South Carolina Lutheran Pastor: Dylann Roof Was Church Member, His Family Prays For Victims

As details surface about Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old man who has been charged with the murder of nine people after a brutal church shooting spree Wednesday night in Charleston, South Carolina, a faint portrait of his religious background is emerging.<p>Roof, who reportedly sat in a Bible study at the …

South Carolina

How an obsessive recluse blew the lid off the secret technology authorities use to spy on people's cellphones

It's called "Stingray," and it's a device used by both federal and state law-enforcement agencies to gain access to citizens' cellphone data.<p>Even though we're now getting a better sense of what Stingray does, we still know little about how this technology became known to the public.<p>A new radio …

Surveillance