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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 …

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BlackRock is using robots to better predict the future of the economy

Economic data can be a double-edged sword for investors.<p>Sure, it serves an valuable input for traders deciding where to put their money, but it's also largely backwards-looking. So while it's undoubtedly useful, it's often up to investors to calibrate their own economic outlook.<p>BlackRock realizes …


9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …


Perfectionists: You’ll Be Happier if You Stop Saying This One Word

“It’s so hard to keep everything together. I am the CEO of a major start-up and I also run four other organizations that support our social impact …


How far can a plane fly if both its engines fail?

In 2001 a plane carrying 293 passengers and 13 crew lost power in both its engines over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.<p>Unbeknown to the pilots of Air Transat Flight 236, the aircraft bound for Lisbon had been leaking fuel ever since it left Toronto six hours earlier. Having lost the first of two …


The low-cost airline changing the way we fly

<b>On Wednesday, the first ever budget flight from London to South America departs from Gatwick airport.</b><p>Fares on the 14-hour Norwegian Air Shuttle flight to Buenos Aires start from £259 one-way.<p>The seats are tightly packed and food and luggage cost extra, but the no-frills model of flying, so well …


The top 10 most romantic places to visit in Italy

By Jo Mackay on Feb 14, 2018 in Attractions, Europe, Going Out, Italy, Regions, Western Europe<p>On this most romantic of days, we thought it was only …


WestJet Wants to Fly Dreamliners to China and Japan

WestJet is adding its first three Dreamliners next year.<p>WestJet Chief Executive Officer Gregg Saretsky vows that the introduction will be smooth — …


You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

If, like 24 per cent of Britons, you are a chronic procrastinator - we may have found the perfect travel app for you.<p>Air Ticket Arena is a new UK-based start-up which launched on February 1 and gives you the opportunity to bid for last-minute plane tickets.<p>All you need to do is download the app and …


3 reasons to retire as early as you can

Time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Unfortunately, many people spend 40 hours a week for 40 or 50 years trading their time for this thing we call money.<p>The great news is that there's a corollary to that fact: If people are willing to give you money for your time, you can spend …


What To Do In The 5 Amazing Towns Of Cinque Terre Italy

Why on earth should I visit Cinque Terre?<br>Italy is one of the world’s most beautiful places to visit. Cinque Terre has stood out as one of the finest …


The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …


8 Best Foods to Fight the Flu

Public health experts are saying that this year’s flu strain is not only extremely aggressive, but it’s also likely to continue to spread for weeks to come. In terms of the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, the 2017-2018 flu season appears to be the worst in almost a decade. And as of …


In an Eye-Opening Move, This World-Famous Airline Wants to Introduce Bigger Planes on Shorter Routes

This could make a huge difference.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>At the turn of the century, I was booked on United Airlines and stuck at LAX as a storm was beating down all around.<p>Airlines were being forced to cancel flights.<p>I …


5 chilling charts show why Americans in the South live shorter lives

Year after year, southern states consistently rank among the worst in the US for health and wellness.<p>This is not a new trend. The rankings have changed little over the last quarter century. What's causing residents of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana and other southern states to live such short …


Canada lost 88,000 jobs in January. Here’s why you shouldn’t read too much into it

Warning: The data on which much of this column is based comes from a survey with a very wide margin of error.<p>Wait. Don’t go. I recognize that this is …


12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra Successful People

As you may already know, I am very curious about powerful habits and its effects on success. For over two years, I have been experimenting with my …

Time Management

7 myths about healthy food people still believe

Whether it’s conflicting studies or confusing labels, it’s becoming harder and harder to achieve a so-called “balanced” diet.<p>“Nutrition is constantly …