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Mo’ money, mo’ problems: Rich people reveal the downsides to being wealthy

Never having to worry about money problems may be the dream for some but there can be downsides to having a lot of disposable income<p>As lottery fever sweeps the UK ahead of a must-win estimated £57.8 million jackpot draw, thoughts may have drifted to what one might do if they had millions in the …

One Big Perk of Using a Credit Union Just Disappeared

Get ready to dig deeper into your wallet<p>While there are plenty of reasons people might choose a credit union over a bank, one big reason typically …

7 Wise Money Moves From Warren Buffett, Tony Robbins, and Other Experts

Want to end 2016 with more money than you started it with? Here's how.<p>Will 2016 be the year you start building real wealth? It can be if you set your mind to it. Every year, the personal finance site GOBankingRates asks the world's most famous financial experts for their tips for the coming year. …

Consistency is the key to unlocking life-changing financial habits

For years, there has been a steady drumbeat of surveys that tell us we aren’t saving enough.<p>Bankrate.com’s latest look at how people handle their money found that 63 percent of Americans don’t have enough in a rainy-day fund to cover emergencies that might run them anywhere from $500 to $1,000. …

Personal Finance

A regular guy's guide to improving your life with simple mindfulness habits

These range from the mental (daily meditation) to the physical (no zero workout days), the predictable (quitting TV) to the bizarre (Wim Hof breathing and cold water methods).<p>Many focused on mindfulness - being more present, more aware, and more objective.<p>I wanted to identify which behaviors and …

10 Best Money Tips From Dave Ramsey of All Time

Dave Ramsey has gone from riches to rags and back again, and through it all he’s developed a method of using common sense to manage money …

Rich Guys Reveal How They’d Invest $100 | Men's Health

Like I said, he’s a dumbass.<p>Now granted, the current Powerball jackpot is nothing if not tempting. It’s up to $700 million, the largest lottery prize in U.S. history.<p>But the odds of picking the right numbers? 1 in 292.2 million.<p>The statistical chance that a freaking meteorite will fall out of the …

5 simple financial plans for people who hate budgeting

Can't seem to keep a budget? Don't be too hard on yourself — you're not alone.<p>Only one in three Americans say they have a detailed household budget, according to a recent Gallup survey. And the difficulty in sticking to a plan may have nothing to do with your willpower.<p>According to a report by the …

7 reasons your financial life is a mess

Are you struggling to get a hold on your finances? See how to fix some common pitfalls.<p>While there are some who breathe the rarified air of having …

ProPublica launches world's first major news site for dark web

The US investigative outlet ProPublica has launched the world’s first major news site designed for the dark web in a bid to provide absolute privacy for its readers.<p>The non-profit organisation has set up a version of its site optimised for use over the Tor network, which provides security all the …

Privacy

Human Nature and God

I study the psychology behind religious faith. I am not interested in praising religion nor in criticizing it. I am trying to understand people, and to do that, I need to study them in both secular life and in spiritual life. My expertise is the psychology of motivation and values, or what makes …

Alcohol Was But a Symptom

<i>The author and her significant other in 2012 when she was still drinking.</i><p>Oh, denial -- it's a fierce little bastard. It's what kept me from pursuing sobriety for many years, and I know my story isn't unique. Countless people like me question themselves constantly about whether we have problems with …

Tor says 'snoopers' charter' will 'significantly harm' people's safety

The creators of Tor have said that the UK Government's surveillance bill will "significantly harm" the safety of UK citizens. The threat comes …

John McAfee Is Selling a Master Key for Everything

Using Bluetooth low energy networking, EveryKey allows users to simultaneously unlock mobile devices, laptops, web applications and car doors.<p>If you’re like most, you’ve got dozens of online accounts and login credentials, and are constantly forgetting and resetting the passwords. That’s what Chris …

America's best sniper ever

<i>In this excerpt from "T</i><i>he Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen," former Navy SEAL sniper instructor Brandon Webb describes the deadliest sniper in US military history.</i><p>Everything I'd experienced in the navy up to this point, from those …

Military

How to Fly With Your Gun or Firearm | The Art of Manliness

Last month I flew down to Austin to spend the weekend with the fine folks from Atomic Athlete for their Vanguard event. The Vanguard was basically 36 …

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

10 Best Multi-Day Hikes in the National Parks

U.S. national parks are packed with overnight treks that offer epic views and impressive climbs. These ten are the best of the best.<p>writer

Hiking

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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means …

Critical Thinking

How To Be More Assertive

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I used to hate answering questions in class. I mean what if I got it wrong or what if I didn’t say it right? Nope, too many risks.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND …

The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters

<i>“We are what we pretend to be,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut famously wrote, <i>“so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”</i> But given how much our minds mislead us, what if we don’t realize when we’re pretending — who are we then? That’s precisely what <b>David McRaney</b> explores in <b>You Are Now Less Dumb: How to</b> …

How to Rewire Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

The most recent edition of <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the most important breakthrough of all time in the field of success training.<p>How the Brain Remembers<p>Most people think about …

The Brain

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

The Secret Psychology of Facebook

<i>The post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>Whenever I hop onto Facebook to do something specific—find a link I saved for later or see what’s happening on Buffer’s Facebook page, perhaps—something strange happens.<p>Despite my best intentions to stay on track and accomplish my goal, I get sucked in. Suddenly …

Psychologist says this key skill can make people highly effective leaders

Airbnb employees seem to love CEO Brian Chesky.<p>One possible reason? The startup founder's ability to inspire awe in his people.<p>Take for example the company's headquarters, which allows people to transcend San Francisco and enter another world by simply picking a conference room; the company's core …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Self-improvement