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33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

Computer Science

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Education

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

12 online courses that could help you get rich

If you want to learn about personal finance, books aren't the only option.<p>You have choices, including the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>From understanding the stock market to developing negotiation skills, we've picked out some of the best classes for …

eLearning

Business school isn’t a hotbed of entrepreneurship—nor should it be

The notion that business school can be a launching pad for budding entrepreneurs becomes catchier with every dinky startup that becomes a multibillion-dollar business. So catchy, in fact, that MBA programs are falling over themselves to convince students that their campuses are basically souped-up …

Harvard Business School

Real-world doctors fact-check Dr. Oz, and the results aren't pretty

What do real-world doctors have to say about the advice dispensed on “The Dr. Oz Show”? Less than one-third of it can be backed up by even modest medical evidence.<p>If that sounds alarming, consider this: Nearly 4 in 10 of the assertions made on the hit show appear to be made on the basis of no …

Clinical Trials

World First: Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Doctors wired them right into his nerves<p>Until recently, losing both arms in an accident would probably have meant the end of a patient's two-fisted grip. Not so for Leslie Baugh, the first shoulder-level double amputee to wear and control two complex, mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.<p>Baugh isn't …

This Infographic is a Cheat Sheet For Clever Microwave Uses

We might forget occasionally how powerful microwaves are. Not only can they heat food quickly, but they're useful for a variety of other tasks. This …

Global Warming

15 Ongoing Space Missions You Should Know About

Last month, the European Space Agency (ESA) landed a robot on a comet. While the exciting news seemed to come out of nowhere, you can be forgiven for …

Astronomy

Are these gadgets super smart -- or just odd?

I love when a new personal "smart" device comes along, promising a huge fix for something that only the very latest in modern technology could ever possibly tackle. Like that vibrating fork I reviewed last year that reminds you to stop mindlessly speed-shoveling grub. Or the smart toothbrush that …

Biting

Living With Depression Means Living Without Intuition

Depression is all-encompassing in its effects on the mind and body. Not only does it make someone feel a deep sense of dread, sadness, and …

Hungry? You Might Make Better Decisions, Study Finds

Have a hunger to be a better decision maker? Then stay hungry, my friends. Researchers have found that being hungry leads people to make better choices, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.<p>All study participants fasted overnight, but one group was fed breakfast immediately when they arrived …

Want To Be A Millionaire In Retirement? Start Saving 10% Of Your Salary In Your 20s.

You don’t need to be rich or luck into an inheritance to become a millionaire in your retirement years. The only things you need are a miniscule portion of your paycheck, a level head and patience.<p>The most important thing you can do for your future is invest as early as possible. Getting started …

How To Stretch Properly: The Do's And Don'ts Of Stretching

Like driving, stretching, has its own set of rules for the road. Follow them closely and you'll get to your destination safe, sound, and in good …