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25 Mistakes Made by First-Time Home Buyers

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 27<p>How to make your experience go smoothly<p>There's nothing more exciting than buying your first home. But while …

Personal Finance

Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory. But not so much anymore. On …

The World’s Top 15 Cities

Ready for your next urban getaway? These thrilling destinations continue to beguile T+L readers, who voted them best above all others.<p>What makes a …

Mexico City

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Dementia

50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You to Get Out There and Get It Done

Nobody is immune to challenging times and sometimes all it takes are some words of encouragement from others. These will help get you going again.<p>Do you feel as if you are putting in enough work toward achieving your hopes, goals, and dreams? If your answer is no, there is absolutely no need to …

How to Learn a New Language in 90 Days

Fluency need not be a long process. This one tactic will prove that.<p>With summer rolling around, many of us are planning our holidays abroad. The easiest part is booking the tickets, but how about getting around the foreign city once you arrive?<p>While speaking the local language is not mandatory, …

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

The new housing crisis is so bad that buyers are increasingly rushing to bid on places they've never seen

The tight US housing market is prompting numerous homebuyers to bid before they're able to see the properties in person, a survey conducted late last year by Redfin found.<p>Last year, 35% of people who bought a home made an offer sight unseen, the survey found, up from 33% polled in May and 19% …

Los Angeles

Research Says There Are 4 Personality Types. Knowing Yours Is the Key to Success

When you know what motivates you to set yourself up for reaching your biggest goals<p>I crave blocks of unscheduled time, but I inevitably waste them when I get them. Without a deadline or a clear task, I squander this time with more list-making, planning, researching, and then sort of mindlessly …

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 …

Personal Finance

25 Volcanic Dive Sites

Volcanoes have the power both to destroy and create. For those who live on their slopes, an eruption can be terrifying, but volcanoes have also …

10 Ways Successful People Transform Themselves From Good to Great

There's always room for improvement.<p>No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional wellbeing, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise …

A cooling system that works without electricity

Fluid-cooling panels being tested on the roof of a Stanford University building (credit: Aaswath Raman)Stanford University scientists have developed …

Clean Energy

The 6 Best TV Shows and Movies You Should Watch To Learn About Money

Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu have all got you covered.<p>If you’re trying to learn good financial habits or discover the secrets of the American economy, …

34 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful

When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time?<p>1. Wasting five minutes.<p>When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time? Most people use it as an excuse to rest or laze.<p>By lazing for five five-minute breaks each day, we waste 25 minutes daily. That's 9,125 …

Motivation

4 Simple Morning Habits That Will Improve Your Day (and Each Takes Only 5 Minutes)

If you're tired of feeling groggy and lethargic in the mornings, this simple routine will dramatically change that.<p>The alarm clock is ringing and the next course of action is to hit the snooze button for an extra few minutes of sleep that often times turn into 30 minutes or more (there goes that …

Top 10 Best Cameras For Travel Photography

Choosing the best camera for travel photography can make all the difference between returning home with wonderful memories of your trip or awful …

Zealandia: What secrets does the world's hidden eighth continent hold?

A team of scientists will today set sail from Australia on a two-month expedition to discover the secrets of the mysterious, largely submerged continent of Zealandia.<p>With increasingly detailed seafloor maps available, scientists are now wondering what secrets the lost eighth continent, which is …

Tweaked titanium turns CO2 into solar fuel

An ability to convert carbon dioxide into energy using only the power of the sun, as plants do through photosynthesis, would be a monumental …

Carbon Dioxide

Oil tanker traffic is down — and that means crude's price could go higher

It still seems that the oil market is woefully oversupplied, but there are growing bits of evidence that when stitched together, start to resemble a market on the mend.<p>For example, the Financial Times reported that seaborne oil tanker traffic is down this year by 16 percent, a sign that the OPEC …

Oil

The UAE Expects to Save $192 Billion by Switching to Renewable Energy

Going Lean And Green<p>The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has determined that trading natural gas for clean energy is best both for the environment and the …

This incredible fact should get you psyched about solar power — no matter what Trump does

In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in a year.<p>To put that in numbers, from the US Department of Energy:<p><b>Each hour 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun hits the Earth</b>. That's 430 with 18 zeroes after it!<p>In …

Here's how much it costs both Saudi Arabia and the US to produce oil

When crude oil prices crashed into the $20 range early last year, it had most oil-producing nations quaking in their boots. That's because few countries can make much -- if any -- money at that price point. I say <i>most</i> because there are a handful of producers that were still able to make a tidy …

Oil

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

How Utilities Are Using Blockchain to Modernize the Grid

In New York state, neighbors are testing their ability to sell solar energy to one another using blockchain technology. In Austria, the country’s largest utility conglomerate, Wien Energie, is taking part in a blockchain trial focused on energy trading with two other utilities. Meanwhile in …

No Peak Oil For America Or The World

Oil is more plentiful than you can imagine. And we keep figuring out easier and more economical ways to get it out of the ground.<p>In 1938, the famous geologist M. King Hubbert came up with the concept of peak oil, which is defined as having extracted half of the recoverable, conventional oil …

Oil & Gas Industry

How to install solar panels at home – to save the Earth and your bank account

With solar energy becoming cheaper – and federal and state authorities offering tax credits and other incentives – now is a good time to switch<p>Installing solar panels on the roof of your home is a big project – but it can pay dividends in more ways than one. There’s the obvious environmental …

Solar Panels