DeVar Simon

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How I Went From Living in My Car to Owning My Own Company

What I learned about success and overcoming adversity from living in my car.<p>When I was 18 years old, I moved into a Honda Civic. I didn't get along with my parents, didn't have money for an apartment, and was not attending college. I read a lot about the student debt crisis many young people face …

Motivation

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

21 of the best math apps for kids of all ages: Back to school tech guide

Rounding out our 2015 back to school tech guide: The best math apps. All year long we’re on the lookout for the very best of the best math apps for …

7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be an entrepreneur

Four simple words that sum up the value of TED Talks.<p>We love these quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.<p>It's free, high-quality wisdom from industry leaders — what's not to love?<p>Below are the top seven videos …

10 Success Books That People In Their Thirties Should Read

Philip Pape<p>Read full profile<p>Your twenties are behind you. You have a job and responsibilities, but you know there’s more to life.<p>You’re looking for …

Self-improvement

The Post-It Note Approach to Time Management

I want to introduce a new strategy that you can start putting into place at any time.<p>In addition to the shortcuts I discussed in my last column, I want to introduce a new strategy that you can start putting into place at any time. This is a strategy I learned from coach Kevin Lawrence, and it has …

Time Management

For Black College Students, Acting Like A College Student Can Be A Death Sentence

For white kids, they're youthful mistakes. For their black peers, they can be fatal.<p>In December 1966, a 20-year-old Yale student and several of his Delta Kappa Epsilon brothers set out to a festive New Haven, Connecticut, shopping district to pick up a few things for an upcoming party. The …

How much protein should you really be eating?

Protein is one of the hottest nutrition trends with popular low-carb, high-protein diets like Paleo, brands calling attention to the protein grams in everything from cereals and breads to shakes and energy bars, and restaurants re-vamping their menus to include more of it to meet consumer demand.<p>In …

The Definitive Guide To Finding Cheap Flights On The Web

We’ll keep this lead-in short and sweet: You have to be doing pretty damn well before you stop caring about scoring cheap flights. For most of us, being able to shave a few hundred dollars off the price of a ticket is well worth the trouble. Besides, it’s not <i>that</i> much trouble, and there’s something …

Air Travel

Here's why the players at Wimbledon have to wear all white

The players must wear white. All white. It's tradition.<p>The All-England Club, where the tournament is played, takes this rule very seriously.<p>The dress code dates back to the 1800s, when tennis was played at social gatherings. The sight of sweat spots through colored clothing was thought unseemly, …

Tennis

This Award-Winning Hotel Design Showcases Floating and Mobile Luxury Suites

For wanderlusters eager to explore unspoilt nooks nestled on inland waters—picturesque corners of the world largely neglected due to their inaccessibility—Serbia-based design firm Salt & Water has devised a way for travelers to relish such organic sites in comfort and style, without having to worry …

Luxury Lifestyle

‘Hot Girls Wanted’ Is Pornsploitation: The Porn Industry Fights Back

Hot Girls Wanted, a documentary now streaming on Netflix, seeks to expose the “horrors” of the amateur porn industry. Too bad it gets a lot wrong in …

The Best Exercise for Each Muscle, According to Science

You’re busy. We’re busy. We’d love to give you the <i>perfect</i> workout that’ll save you time and give you the most bang for your buck; so we consulted the …

What Richard Branson Would Tell His 22-Year-Old Self

As graduation season looms, successful entrepreneurs share the lessons they would teach their younger selves.<p>It's no secret that Millennials behave differently from their older, wiser counterparts. With so much of their lives ahead of them, twentysomethings have little experience to go on.<p>This …

Talk Shows

10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …

John Oliver reveals the stunningly racist history behind why some U.S. territories can’t vote

In Guam and American Samoa, you can serve in the U.S. military but <em>cannot</em> vote. Here’s why<p>On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver exposed the over 100-year-old racist ruling that decided that those born in the U.S. territories -- Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin …

Google executive says it's possible to live to be 500

"If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes," Bill Maris, Google Ventures' managing partner and president, said in a Bloomberg profile.<p>"Twenty years ago, without genomics, you could only treat cancer with a poison. That's really different from, 'We can cure your cancer …

Venture Capital

Apple Watch Event: 8 Things You Need to Know

Apple's long-awaited smartwatch has finally arrived, and here are all the details<p>The Apple Watch is finally here—almost. Orders open April 10, with the watch actually available on April 24, the company announced today during a live event in San Francisco. The most basic version will cost $349 for …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

BlackBerry is suing Ryan Seacrest's keyboard startup Typo again

Ryan Seacrest's keyboard startup, Typo, changed the design of its <i>heavily</i> BlackBerry-inspired case after being sued last year, but it turns out that BlackBerry doesn't think those changes make it any less of a rip off. BlackBerry is now suing Typo over the Typo 2, claiming that the case maker has …

How To Take Your Idea From A Startup To A Movement

To build a startup, entrepreneurs need a laser focus on providing an innovative solution to a real problem. Once they achieve that initial traction, the focus needs to change for quicker growth. Most entrepreneurs dream of achieving the exponential expansion of a Google or Amazon, but few investor …

Entrepreneurship

Daily Deals: PC Gaming Sale, Studio Ghibli Blu-Rays, Seasons of Game of Thrones

Save $15 on new PC games.<p>Today's Big Deals<p><b>Green Man Gaming VIP PC Games Sale</b><p>Here's the deal: sign up for GMG's VIP program. It's free (I'm in it), …

AT&T announces it will match Google Fiber's price and speed in Kansas City

The rollout mirrors increased competition in several cities where Google is offering internet service<p>At midnight this past Sunday, AT&T announced it would be bringing its Gigapower internet service to Kansas City, offering to match exactly the price and speed offered by Google Fiber. For $70 per …

Why you should never eat a bacon sandwich: what you can - and can't - eat

So what can we safely eat these days? And what had we better avoid? Here, the experts give their "definitive" verdict...<p><b>Butter</b><p><b>What the line has been:</b> …

Subcompact Car: Chevrolet Spark

The Chevrolet Spark is not only awarded a 2015 Five-Year Cost to Own Award from Kelley Blue Book for being the cheapest model to own in the subcompact class, it boasts the lowest five-year expenses among all models at $26,905.

Ty Warner

Source of wealth: Beanie Babies, real estate Warner, whose Beanie Babies became a worldwide craze after their 1993 debut, hid as much as $107 million in an offshore account at a point in the 1990s or 2000s. The billionaire, who was ranked No. 209 among the 400 richest Americans with a net worth of …