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7 classic books you need to read in 2017

Winter is finally on its way out, and it's time to start thinking about spring vacations <i>—</i> and the books to read while traveling to the nearest body …

All of our food is ‘genetically modified’ in some way — here are the different types of GM technology

You've probably eaten "cloned" food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all this without leaving the "organic" section of your local supermarket.<p>Anti-GM dogma is obscuring the real debate over what level of …

Genetics

The Simple, Almost Surefire Way To Achieve Long-Term Financial Success

<b>Day 30: Make a long term plan.</b> <i>This post is part of FORBES’</i> <i></i><i>30 Day Money Challenge. Follow along on Twitter with #30DaysOfMoney</i> <i>or with the timeline posted here.</i> <i></i><p>Over the course of the FORBES 30 Day Money Challenge, you’ve been asked to check in on your income, track your spending, consider your …

Personal Finance

You’ll Never Guess What This Healthy Alfredo Sauce Is Made Of

Alfredo pasta is one of the easiest dishes you can cook at home (almost as easy as these copycat burger recipes). It normally takes less than 15 minutes to make and only requires a few ingredients. While cooking this all-time favorite is always a good idea, buying pasta sauce from the jar really …

Recipes

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Employee Engagement

Learn the ABCs of Good Personal Finance

Famous quotes and general wisdom to help keep you on track.<p>Most procrastinating high school and college literature students know that when they’ve …

How I manage my money in just 15 minutes a month

I hate waiting in lines, I hate doing the same thing over and over again, and I hate doing something slow if there's a faster way to go about it. The engineer in me goes absolutely nuts.<p>So when I started managing my own finances, I had to find a way to automate as much as possible so I wasn't …

Personal Finance

Here's the only supplement you should take for a cold

In a 2011 review of studies of people who'd recently gotten sick, researchers looked at those who'd started taking zinc and compared them with those who just took a placebo. The ones on zinc had shorter colds and less severe symptoms.<p>Zinc is a trace element that the cells of our immune system rely …

Wellness

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

Personal Finance

7 Things You Must Do To Maximize The Value Of Your LinkedIn Profile

You’ve done all the hard work to create a stellar LinkedIn profile. You have a professional headshot, a compelling headline and a complete, authentic summary (if you are still working on this, read this post for guidance). When LinkedIn says your profile is “all-star,” it’s time to turn your hard …

Infographics

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed In 75-Year Study

Is it money? Is it fame? Is it a combination of the two? A 75-year study at Harvard unveils the truth.<p>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>Have you made a lot of money this year? You did?<p>Are you happy now?<p>Oh, you are?<p>But maybe …

Happiness

14 insights about getting rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

Nearly a century ago, George S. Clason boiled down what it takes to get rich in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon." — and the steps are surprisingly simple.<p>He articulates the steps through a collection of amusing parables based in the wealthiest city of the ancient …

Self-improvement

4 exciting Australian startups to watch in 2016

2015 was a big year for Australian startups — the government decided it wanted an "ideas boom," announcing a A$1.1 billion (US$799 million) …

The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

The party's over in startup land

It already raised $162 million in prior venture financing and debt. We don't know how much of it is left and how much it burned through. But it's time to go back to the trough - under punishing conditions.<p>Perhaps it's the sound of hot air hissing out of the startup funding bubble where …

Venture Capital

This is the scariest statistic about millennials and retirement

And it turns out that most millennials don't know much about investing either.<p>The BofA/<i>USA Today</i> report mentioned above asked millennials what they felt they had expertise in (you could pick more than one category). Thirty-four percent said "Social Media." Twenty-three percent said "Health and …

Investing

Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …

Wine

The 5 Best Supplements For Your Health

Steven Macari, founder of SLVRBK Health and nutritionist at Drive 495, narrows down the top vitamins to consider.<p>I am big believer in getting as many of your nutrient as possible from food. While this is great in theory there are a variety of factors which can prevent this from happening:<p>1) A …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

Books

There's an enormous long-term cost of holding cash

As a result, a sizeable portion of U.S. households are placing a disproportionate amount of their savings in cash.<p>While this is understandable, and in the short term even prudent, it comes with an enormous cost: With cash yields likely to remain low for the foreseeable future, many families will …

Retirement

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

This Recipe For Fruit Sushi Will Blow Your Mind

A better way to eat yo' fruit.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Makes about 20 pieces. Serves 5.<p>Ingredients:<p>- 1 1/2 cups short grain rice.<p>- 2 cups water<p>- 3 Tbsp sugar<p>- 1/4 tsp salt<p>- 1 cup coconut milk<p>- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla<p>A variety of fruit and berries:<p>- Pineapple<p>- Strawberries<p>- Mango<p>- Kiwi<p>- Blackberries<p>- …

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

A Mustache Protector Straight Out of the 19th Century

Men have been practicing the art of facial hair cultivation for centuries. Back in 1872, Eli J.F. Randolph filed a patent for a mustache guard to …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Shares guru Jim Slater: eight books that will make you a better investor

Whether you are experienced in the workings of the financial markets or have no finance background at all there's a title out there to suit you<p>When I am asked if I can recommend clear and easy-to-read primers on investment, there are two books that spring instantly to mind. Both of them should be …

Here's what it costs to open a Taco Bell restaurant

Startup costs, which include construction expenses and a $45,000 franchise fee, average between $1.2 million and $2.5 million, according to the company.<p>The costs are slightly lower — between $175,000 and $1.4 million — for franchisees to acquire an existing Taco Bell restaurant.<p>Because initial …

Taco Bell

Is the birthplace of Silicon Valley ready for a renaissance?

Is Silicon Valley's birthplace ready for a renaissance?<p>How Hewlett Packard Enterprise is shaking up the status quo in the industry it built<p>Promoted by<p>…