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How to water your plants while you’re away

You've worked hard to grow beautiful houseplants and a healthy vegetable garden with a consistent watering schedule. If you head out on vacation, you don't want your plants to suffer.<p>Here are four methods to keep your plants watered while you're away. They also work great for the forgetful gardener.<p>…

Gardening

If You're Bothered That Kylie Jenner Is Worth $900 Million at Age 20, It's Time to Admit This Brutal Truth

Her story reflects a central, brutal truth of our age. It's probably time we all admitted it.<p>Let's talk about Kylie Jenner: scion of the Jenner-Kardashian family, reality TV show star, entrepreneur, social-media influencer.<p>Also, at age 20, near-billionaire. She's worth more than $900 million, …

Kylie Jenner

How to Visit 5 European Countries in a Week With Ease

Most of us love to travel, but even more of us struggle to find the time to do more than one or two city breaks each year. For those of you looking …

European Travel

Secrets (good and bad) no one is telling about motherhood

Way, way back in 2002 I wrote a book about the domino effect that occurs when women try to raise children, babies and toddlers in particular, and pursue full-time career simultaneously. The subtitle of the book (which has since been re-released as “The Two-Income Trap: Why Parents Are Choosing to …

Parenting

What Happens to Your Points and Miles After You Die? - The Points Guy

On Friday, it was revealed that celebrated chef and traveler Anthony Bourdain left his “accumulated frequent flyer miles” to his wife Ottavia Busia. …

American Airlines

Stranger than fiction: the most shocking documentaries ever

Last weekend saw the US release of the new documentary Three Identical Strangers, a historical footnote too unlikely for anyone to have dreamt up. During the 80s, three young men named Robert Shaffran, Edward Galland, and David Kellman discovered that they were identical triplets separated at …

Child Abuse

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

Writing

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

Energy

Cost of travel Copenhagen and Rome vs. Lithuania and Poland

My general rule of thumb is daily travel expenses in eastern European countries like Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania …

European Travel

We all know about Trump's war on facts, but the more vicious war is on basic notions of right and wrong

To anyone who had eyes to see and a half-working moral compass in 1991, the Handycam video of Rodney King’s beating by four LAPD cops showed brutality, sadism and torture.<p>The primitive violence insulted the heart.<p>But then came patronizing attorneys, media exploitation of racism, weird language and …

Los Angeles

Yes, Defending White Supremacy Should Be Costly

We were going to end up here eventually. A major story involving subjugated people of color was bound to become a conversation about offending …

Maxine Waters

This Is Just the Beginning

Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling …

Society

Revealed: the safest places around the world

If you are nervous about travelling abroad, why not visit one of the safest destinations in the world? A new report from Gallup, the 2018 Global Law and Order report, ranks places around the world based on how people feel about their safety. More than 150,000 people around the world were asked …

Hong Kong

I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as people often are.<p>Then she took one step toward me — pink fingernails, dark blond hair — and opened her mouth, e-nun-ci-a-ting each word.<p>“Speak English,” …

Language

A daily ritual that will help you de-stress (in just 5 minutes)

Process your thoughts, diffuse stress and find an optimistic perspective in just a few minutes.<p>For many, stress is an accepted part of daily life, whether it’s triggered by a mile-long to-do list at work, a schedule packed full of family commitments or the stream of never-ending bills in your …

Mindfulness

Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together

The president's unofficial 'filing system' involves tearing up documents into pieces, even when they're supposed to be preserved.<p>Solomon Lartey spent the first five months of the Trump administration working in the Old Executive Office Building, standing over a desk with scraps of paper spread out …

Donald Trump

Nissan takes camper vans fully electric with new e-NV200 pop-top

Nissan announced the first deliveries of its new extended-range 40-kWh e-NV200 van in Madrid, the same day it showed the new camper vans. It would …

Campers

The FBI wants you to factory reset your router. Here's how to do it

Good news, everyone! Remember that FBI reboot-your-router warning in response to Russian malware VPNFilter? Turns out it's worse than originally thought, and a lot more people are going to need to do a lot more than just reboot their routers.<p>According to a new report from security firm Cisco Talos, …

Private equity bosses took $200m out of Toys R Us and crashed the company, lifetime employees got $0 in severance

Private equity's favorite shell game is to take over profitable businesses, sell off their assets, con banks into loaning them hundreds of millions …

Buying Property in Portugal as a Non-Resident

From taxes to average prices and down payments., here’s what you need to know<p>By Ariel Ramchandani<p>Recently, the sun has been shining brightly on …

Want to Become Successful at Anything? Start With These 6 Words

There are many tips and strategies to help you become world class. But none of that matters without understanding these six words.<p>Much has changed between 1956 and 2018. However, while everything has changed on the surface, at the core, we're still very much like the people who lived in 1956.<p>One …

worldclass

Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy'

No, it's not intelligence. But it should be a non-negotiable in building strong teams and companies.<p>Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett has been dazzling us with wisdom for nearly half a century.<p>As one of the most successful value investors in the world, the Oracle of Omaha …

Self-improvement

Thousands of children in Malawi are learning how to grow food at school

<b>The Malawi Schools Permaculture Clubs, a recipient of the 2018 Lush Spring Prize, provides basic gardening kits and lesson packs to teachers in order</b> …

The Cocoon Smart Home will harvest rainwater, solar energy and organic veggies in the Caribbean

This self-sufficient home topped with a soaring cocoon-like structure envisions new heights of off-grid living. The Cocoon Smart Home, designed by …

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Teaching

Recruiters Will Ignore Your LinkedIn Profile If It's Missing These 2 Things

Invest the time to stand out early on and success will follow.<p>If I delivered a commencement speech to 2018 college graduates, I'd tell them that nobody will ever care as much about their career as they do.<p>They'll always need to do a little public relations for themselves--and they should probably …

Employment

Using Data to Make Sense of a Racial Disparity in NYC Marijuana Arrests

If you’ve walked around New York City lately, there’s a good chance you’ve smelled weed. People smoke walking their dogs in the West Village, and they smoke in apartment building lobbies in the South Bronx. They smoke outside bars and restaurants and in the park.<p>White people largely don’t get …

10 Privacy Screen Ideas That’ll Keep Your Neighbors From Snooping

You’re avoiding your backyard because you feel there is very little privacy and you are worried your neighbours can see every move and hear every …

Couple converts van into full-time traveling home for $13K

The movement of 'less is more' is manifesting in a variety of different ways in popular culture: it's meant the emergence of ideas like capsule …

How To Eat A Persimmon

When I first moved to California, the house we rented had a mature Fuyu persimmon tree in the front yard. I had never tasted a persimmon before and …