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Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

Elizabeth Willard Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful life. It enabled her to retire at 32 with her family to a homestead in the Vermont woods<p>As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my …

Personal Finance

Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Processed Meat

No one is prepared to stop the robot onslaught. So what will we do when it arrives?

You’ve heard about the robots—how they are on their way to vaporize the jobs of tens of thousands of bankers and brokers on Wall Street, in the City of London, and in trading hubs around the world. How they are bent on inflicting similar mayhem in law and accounting firms, and in …

Peter Thiel

It’s no longer just London: now Britain is encircled by the property sharks

A single generation transformed London into a capital where no person with normal resources could hope to own a modest home. It transformed London into a city where young people couldn’t start their careers, unless they had parents who could help them out. It transformed London into a place where …

Housing

How I made my own VPN server in 15 minutes

People are (rightfully) freaking out about their privacy as the Senate voted to let internet providers share your private data with advertisers. While it’s important to protect your privacy, it doesn’t mean that you should sign up to a VPN service and tunnel all your internet traffic through VPN …

‘Power Must Be Taken’: Excerpts From ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’

In 1971, William Powell published “The Anarchist Cookbook,” a collection of recipes for drugs, weapons, bombs and other forms of mayhem. He saw the book as a manifesto and guide for would-be revolutionaries, while the authorities saw it as a potential threat; the Federal Bureau of Investigation …

Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Colors are the heart of any advertisement that decides how successfully it will promote your brand, …

An investor who owns 4,000 apartments explains why multi-family real estate is the best investment he's made

I recently wrote an article that explained why buying a house is for suckers. A home is not an investment, because it doesn't pay you each month — you have to pay it.<p>It's a liability to me, not an asset. Not only does a house leave you less mobile, it ties up your money so you can't use it for real …

I asked Tinder to send me all the info it has on me — here's what I got back

First off, here's how it's done: I sent an email to help@gotinder.com that followed a fairly standard subject access request format (that's the legal term for this kind of email):<p>[NAME]<br>[ADDRESS]<p>[PHONE NUMBER]<p>[THE EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH MY TINDER ACCOUNT]<p>[DATE]<p>Dear Sir or Madam<p>Subject access …

I ate 40 teaspoons of sugar a day. This is what happened

For three years, Damon Gameau cut out sugar from his diet - then, for a documentary, he reintroduced the white stuff. The results were shocking<p>In the warm Australian summer of 2008, I was pretending to enjoy life as an early 30s single male. My love of self had certainly been applied well to …

UK homes are going to become practically unaffordable in 5 years time

And guess what? It's going to get worse over the next five years.<p>The housing shortage and rampant demand are causing prices to constantly rise. On top of that the government installed new stamp duty tax rates. Buyers rushed to complete deals — and save money — before the new charges came in, …

IKEA-Style Home Can Be Built in 4 Days Using Only a Screwdriver

French architecture firm Multipod Studio has come up with a revolutionary housing prototype – the PopUp House. This unique dwelling comes in the form …

Phones4U billionaire John Caudwell says 11 family members now diagnosed with Lyme disease

Tycoon accuses NHS and the Government of 'negligence' for failing to properly investigate the 'public health scandal'<p>John Caudwell, the billionnaire founder of Phones4U, has revealed that eleven members of his family have now been diagnosed with the potentially crippling Lyme disease.<p>He accused NHS …

21 management things I learned at Imgur

• It’s terribly difficult to manage unmotivated people. Make your job easier and don’t.<br>• Different people need different kinds of management. Be …

Self-awareness

UK police see spike in drone incidents

A UFO hovering outside the 72nd floor of London’s Shard skyscraper and a flying camera hurtling through the skies over Hyde Park are just two of the rising number of “drone-related incidents” reported to police forces across the UK.<p>Figures provided to the Guardian following a freedom of information …

Drones

Before you learn to code, ask yourself why

<i>This post originally appeared on the Underdog.io blog.</i><p>I feel strongly about the current “learn to code” movement for a number of reasons:<p>I’ve worked as a recruiter for 5+ years (most recently at betaworks and before that at Aviary). I hire a lot of engineers, so I meet and interview a lot of …

Computer Science

Dr Now: the smartphone app that puts you in touch with a GP – for a fee

A UK tech firm is offering video consultations with doctors via mobile phone, in a bid to repeat the success of British startup apps such as Hailo and Just Eat in which a taxi or a meal is a phone-tap away.<p>With the NHS under growing strain, the Liverpool-based startup, called Dr Now, is targeting …

Medical Technology