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3 Things to Do if You're in Your 40s With No Retirement Savings

News flash: You're a real adult now, and neglecting your nest egg will no longer fly.<p>Your 40s may not seem like the time to buckle down and get …

Retirement

45 Construction Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know

For most recent graduates, it quickly becomes evident that what you learn in architecture school is not necessarily enough to become a confident …

Architecture

10 Free Powerpoint Templates for Creatives

Creating a visually attractive presentation to help you pitch your idea, team, or business to potential business partners, investors, or clients is …

Web Design

15 Best Solid Colognes for Men

Solid colognes are longer lasting, more convenient for travel and easier to apply than traditional sprays. Here are our picks of the best solid …

Men's Fashion

5 make-ahead breakfast recipes that’ll maximize your summer mornings

You’ve had your summer plans set since the first sign of spring—hello, outdoor workouts and sunny-day self-care—and now, it’s time to get out there …

Breakfast

What This Navient Lawsuit Means For Your Student Loans

California is now the fourth and largest U.S. state to file a lawsuit against Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicer.<p>If you have a student loan, there is a good chance that it may be serviced by Navient. Navient, which spun off from Sallie Mae, has more than 12 million customers and …

College & University

Watch Elon Musk's Thai cave rescue submarine in action

The rescue operation to save a Thai youth soccer team from the flooded Tham Luang Nang Non caves in northern Thailand began in earnest on Sunday, with an experienced team of divers rescuing four of the 13 people trapped. On Monday, rescuers retrieved four more boys, bringing the total freed so far …

Tesla

OpenPhone lets you get a business phone number with an app

Meet OpenPhone, a startup in the current Y Combinator batch. The company has been working on an app to make it easier to get and use a business phone number. You don’t need a second phone, you don’t need to get an expensive solution designed for big teams.<p>“Both my cofounder and I grew up in …

Apps

Designer Visit: A ‘Magical Green Pocket Garden’ in San Francisco

Some people would look at a neglected San Francisco side yard filled with an overgrown ramble of scraggly rose bushes and forsaken calla lilies, and …

Landscaping

Southwest Is Having a Big Sale on Flights in the Fall

If the early summer heat already has you holed up inside, fanning yourself in front of the air conditioner, maybe you'd prefer to take that summer …

Flying

This $119 Windows 10 computer is the size of a flash drive

The Intel Compute Stick CS125 Computer is more portable than any laptop on the planet, but it isn’t a notebook computer. Instead, it’s a full-fledged …

Windows 10

Amtrak Is Having a 2-for-1 Sale on Private Roomettes So You Can Book Your Dream Train Trip With a Friend (Video)

Attention would-be cross-country train travelers: Amtrak is having a sale on roomettes — the small rooms onboard the train that offer both privacy …

Trains

10 of the Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid tourist traps and consider planning your next city break in one of these hotspots.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many …

Travel

How to Design a Logo You Love—With Less Stress

When most people think of a brand, they think of a logo. A brand is much more than that, but a logo is certainly one of the most prominent pieces of …

Graphic Design

5 Essential Colognes That'll Always Be in Style

You need a good scent—and you can't go wrong with any of these.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>Style is more than the clothes on your back or the watch on your wrist—it's how you present yourself. …

Bright red prefab home could pass for a modern barn

Looks can be deceiving<p>From a distance, this red house by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos looks like a barn. Up close, there’s nothing rustic about the modern modular design.<p>The architects designed the house in San Jose de Maipo, Chile, as a lovely study in contrasts: bright red in a natural, green …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

European Travel

How to Make the Best Grilled Corn

Follow this expert advice for mouthwatering corn-on-the-cob from the grill.<p>Want sweet, juicy, lightly charred grilled corn? Start by picking the best …

Science Says It's Pointless To Take Most Vitamin Supplements, Except For This One

If you've ever found yourself in the health and wellness aisle of your local pharmacy, wondering in total confusion which vitamins you should take …

Self-made real estate millionaire: How to get into real estate on a $40,000 salary

According to real estate mogul Sidney Torres, you don't need a lot of money to flip your first property. And he knows from personal experience.<p>When …

The California Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Independent Contractors

<b>The California Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Independent Contractors</b><p>In the landmark decision of <i>Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles</i>, No. S222732 (Cal. Sup. Ct. Apr. 30, 2018), the California Supreme Court unanimously announced a new test for determining whether a worker is …

Employment

Live off-grid in this Nordic inspired tiny pop up house

When it comes to alternative ways of living, every year, more and more options are being designed, created and invented, with all the joys and individuality of modern 21st century life. With that in mind, world-famous architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has teamed up with Klein to create a simple …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Consulting Services

Do people often ask for your professional advice? It's time to start charging for your consulting sessions.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever since I launched my YouTube channel where I talk about different strategies regarding B2B selling and inbound …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Infographic: What belongs in your branding style guide

If you have market competition, you have to identify what makes your organization special.<p>An important part of differentiating your products is …

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Apps

Google Tour Creator brings VR content creation to the masses

Earlier today Google announced perhaps the easiest way for “anyone with a story to tell” to do so in a rich, visual interface behind the lenses of their favorite VR viewer. Called ‘Tour Creator,’ Google’s newest virtual reality tool lets anyone produce professional-looking VR content without the …

This High-Speed Portable Battery Pack Is on Sale for Half Off

Whether you're traveling or just spend a lot of time on your phone, it's not practical to always assume there will be an outlet wherever you're …

The Bulletproof Graphic Design Brief

Writing a strong graphic design brief can help launch a creative project your clients will love. A poorly written graphic design brief, however, can …

Graphene-reinforced concrete is "more than twice as strong" say scientists

UK scientists have found a way to incorporate wonder-material graphene into concrete, greatly increasing the material's strength and water resistance.<p>…