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How to Plan a $1 Million Retirement on a Minimum-Wage Salary | Investopedia

A couple of summers ago the online news brought the wonderful story of a Brattleboro, Vt., janitor and gas-station attendant named Ronald Read, who …

A timeless 6-step guide to getting rich, according to a 79-year-old personal finance classic

Nearly a century ago, journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal finance classic: "Think and Grow Rich."<p>He boiled down 13 steps anyone …

Self-improvement

Why it pays to switch to a cash-only lifestyle

Paying for everything in cash may seem inconvenient, but by forcing you to grapple with physical money, it can be a useful budgeting tool.<p>Have you …

Watch These Homemade Balls Spin At 12,000 RPM

And approximately 12 wows per minute<p>These are hurricane balls. They spin at up to 12,000 revolutions per minute:<p>Hurricane Balls<p>And they’re easy to make! Simply fasten two similarly sized spheres together--it’s as simple as hot gluing marbles. To get them up to the incredible speed of 12,000 RPMs, …

Cool Stuff

Triton Artificial Gills, Underwater Breathing Apparatus (video)

If you are looking to swim underwater for short amounts of time at relatively shallow depths, you may be interested in a new device called Triton …

Japan Is the New Ground Zero in the E-Cigarette Wars

Two tobacco giants are seeing strong demand for their reboots of the e-cigarette in Japan, with Philip Morris International twice postponing a …

Public Health

'Skinny' cable and pick-and-pay TV: What you need to know

TV providers have tried to keep details quiet, but information is emerging<p>The big day many Canadian TV watchers have been waiting for is almost …

How America's presidents started cashing out

Right up until Gerry Ford, American presidents routinely refused any kind of directorships, paid lecture tours, or other opportunities to …

Cory Doctorow

U.S. Now Overtly at War Against Russia | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on February 2nd that he approves of US ‘Defense’ Secretary Ash Carter’s proposal to quadruple US</i> …

Istanbul police say they have found a stolen Picasso

Police in Turkey have recovered what they say is a stolen painting by Pablo Picasso, in an undercover operation in Istanbul.<p>The work, Woman Dressing Her Hair, was produced in 1940.<p>Richard Forrest reports.

Pablo Picasso

Why anxiety makes people veer to the left

Scientists have discovered that feeling anxious makes people very to the left because their right hand side of the brain is so active.<p>If you feel like anxiety and stress have you going round in circles, then you are actually correct.<p>Scientists have discovered that feeling anxious makes people begin …

These Are The 10 Worst Habits Of Airplane Passengers

People sometimes forget how to behave when they're on a flight. But what's the very worst thing a fellow passenger can do?<p>London City Airport surveyed 232 travelers to find out their greatest sources of irritation while onboard.<p>The results, published Wednesday, show that excessive seat-reclining is …

Aviation

Luxury Goods Maker LVMH Strikes Deal with U.S. Private Equity Firm

Catterton Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity firm focused on consumer brands, on Tuesday announced a tie-up with luxury product maker LVMH …

Venture Capital

Infographic: How to get a first class upgrade

Business and first class tickets are expensive, but if you plan ahead, talk to the right people and look the part, you may just find yourself getting …

Infographics

China embraces precision medicine on a massive scale

Strong genomics record bodes well but a shortage of doctors could pose a hurdle.<p>Formidable capacity in genome sequencing, access to millions of …

Digital Health

Here are the intense workouts and diets the actors in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' went through to prepare for their roles

The new, younger cast members of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" spent months doing grueling work to prepare to join the franchise. And for the returning veterans like Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, the process was very much the same.<p>For some, preparing meant a pep talk with Ford, …

Mark Hamill

Will Fear Change the Internet? Self-Policing Has Already Started

After the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, public figures including President Obama, Donald Trump and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt called for regulating online activity.<p>Could fear of violence change the Internet in drastic ways? And what might a more tightly controlled Internet look like?<p>One …

Internet

Banksy takes on migrant crisis with Steve Jobs image

LONDON (AP) — Street artist Banksy has taken on the migrant crisis in a new mural at a migrant camp in France.<p>The elusive graffiti artist has depicted the late Apple guru Steve Jobs — whose biological father was from Syria — carrying a black garbage bag and an early model of the Macintosh …

Banksy

Trudeau’s household staff take rare turn in spotlight

Justin Trudeau's decision to add two nannies to the public payroll is shining a light on the staff who work behind the scenes to keep the Prime Minister's official residence running.<p>A review of government appointments since the early 1990s shows that the type of work household staff undertakes has …

SPOT To Stop You From Getting In The Wrong Uber

Uber for "who"?<p>Uber is a very convenient, often inexpensive way to get around a city. The app's regular users — of which there are millions — know this. But they also know that Uber has a problem.<p>Yesterday, Uber announced via blog post that it has come up with a solution, something a little easier …

Ontario’s Liberals have completely broken the electricity system

In politics, as we wrote Wednesday, people get upset about the little things. Remember Bev Oda's $16 glass of orange juice? In the context of a 12-figure federal budget, or ministerial trips justifiably running into the tens of thousands of dollars, some overpriced OJ hardly mattered. And yet it …

Modder discovers secret underwater weapon developers left in Fallout 4

A modder rooting through <i>Fallout 4</i>'s assets found an unused weapon whose unusual animation hints at some kind of underwater level in the game, either planned and scrapped or yet to come in DLC.<p>Modder xxdeathknight72xx found this harpoon gun, which replaces the Railway Gun if one has that in his or …

Try It Now

In politics, as we wrote Wednesday, people get upset about the little things. Remember Bev Oda’s $16 glass of orange juice? In the context of a 12-figure federal budget, or ministerial trips justifiably running into the tens of thousands of dollars, some overpriced OJ hardly mattered. And yet it …

Why the 'moonshot project' that Google just launched could be such a big deal

Content from the nine apps that Google partnered with will now show up in mobile-search results, even if it doesn't exist on the company's website, and users will be able to click a "stream" button to get the full app experience without installing anything.<p>For example, if you search for "Hotels in …

Apps

Don't Fall Victim To These Tourist Scams On Your Next Vacation

Visiting a new, unfamiliar place is thrilling and rewarding. It also requires some serious street smarts.<p>A new video from Buzzfeed lays out eight scams reported by travelers, ranging from minor headaches like being overcharged in a taxi to more serious offenses like having your credit card number …

Travel

Here's What It's REALLY Like To Be An Emirates Flight Attendant

Expert travelers know Emirates as one of the most luxurious airlines in the world. With opulent aircraft boasting showers, cocktail bars and sprawling first-class seats, Emirates recently welcomed a 615-seat A380 jet to its fleet, setting a record for the most passengers on a regularly-scheduled …

Red Hat

Being an air hostess during the golden age of flying

Gaze around you at the snoring, coughing and occasionally bare-footed passengers on your next flight, packed like sardines, and "glamorous" will probably be the last word that springs to mind. It is also highly unlikely you will envy those tasked with escorting this irritable and sometimes unruly …

Marlon Brando

Shunning protocol, Obama interviews Alibaba billionaire Ma | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama took time off at an Asia-Pacific summit on Wednesday for an unusual task - putting questions to Chinese internet billionaire Jack Ma and a young Filipina entrepreneur on government-business ties in a panel discussion.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama and …

China