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Trump lays groundwork to change U.S. role in the world

President Trump began this week to reshape the U.S. role in the world, laying the groundwork, in a series of planned and signed executive actions and statements, for the “America first” foreign policy on which he campaigned.<p>Already, Trump has mandated construction of a border wall with Mexico and a …

Foreign Policy

This Short Animation Will Make You Quit Your Job

Move over Dilbert, there's a sick and twisted office reality to be explored.<p>Screencaps via<p>Move over Dilbert, this film is about to make your existence petty. Handpainted with watercolors, an emotive seven-minute animated short titled <i>El Empleo</i> (“The Employment”) bizarrely captures contemporary …

Investing Our Way Out of the Global Water Crisis

How finance, farming and freshwater conservation are becoming increasingly connected<p>August 23, 2016<p>Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. © TNC<p>View …

The 6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Cyclists

And two core exercises athletes should absolutely avoid<p>There are things you come across in cycling that you can ignore: jerk drivers, your buddy’s squeaky chain, anyone who calls you Lance Armstrong. And then there are things that you shouldn’t ignore—like your core muscles.<p>“Your core stabilizes …

29 Ways to Build your Emergency Fund out of Thin Air

Shares 100<p>Building an emergency fund is an essential part of financial security. One constant is that you will face unexpected expenses throughout …

Fund Your Roth IRA Even When You Can't Afford It

There are a lot of large expenses in life. In “How to Save for Large Fast-Approaching Expenses,” we looked at how to develop a savings (and maybe even investing) plan for large expenses coming up in the next one or two years, like newborn babies or annual vacations.<p>But not all expenses are that …

Retirement

You're Retirement Age With Nothing Saved For Retirement. Now What?

Imagine that you’re 55 or 60 years old with nothing saved for your golden years. Oh wait, that’s roughly four out of 10 Baby Boomers now.<p>New research from the Insured Retirement Institute found that only 60% of Boomers have socked away any money for retirement, down from 80% in past years. And only …

Retirement

These maps show the optimal road trips across every state in the contiguous US

Visiting every US state has long been on my bucket list, so I jumped on the opportunity and opened up my machine learning tool box for another quick weekend project.<p><i>Note: If you're not interested in the technical details of the project, skip down to the Road trip stopping at major US landmarks</i> …

Two Charts That Show This Bull Market Is Truly Historic

The bull market is six-years old, and it's looking like a truly historic run.<p>If you hear music in the air, particularly from the direction of the …

The First Solar-Powered Round-the-World Flight Has Begun

Solar Impulse/Revillard/Rezo.ch/Reuters<p>Solar Impulse/AFP/Getty Images<p>Jean Revillard—Solar Impulse 2/AP<p>Denis Balibouse—Reuters<p>Laurent Gillieron—Reuters<p>…

Five Things You Need to Know About Taxes If You Work from Home

Working from home can be a blissful work arrangement, but around tax time, it can also raise some puzzling questions. Can you get a tax deduction for …

Retirement

3 Stocks Pre-Retirees Can Buy and Hold for the Next 20 Years

Want the chance to own growth stocks while also collecting a dividend check? Check out these three stocks which could be perfect buy-and-hold …

How To Become A 401(k) Millionaire In Four Easy Steps

If it weren’t for the tripwires of human behavior, becoming a millionaire would be a pretty easy path to follow.<p>It’s mostly math and good habits.<p>So when I came across this piece on nowitcounts.com, a Web site for investors over 50, I saw a clear message: If you save consistently, the miracle of …

Retirement

Getting Out Of Afghanistan

By the time we thought about leaving Afghanistan, we’d been tossing gear into the country for more than a decade. This is the story of how we moved out.<p><b>The convoy of army trucks, cranes, and flatbeds</b> has been chugging its way under cover of darkness through the craggy mountains of eastern …

Why Complaining May Be Dangerous To Your Health

Need to get something off your chest? Choose your words wisely; complaining might not make you feel better.<p>Quit whining. The truth is nobody likes to hear it, and it’s bad for you.<p>A half hour of complaining every day physically damages a person’s brain, according to research from Stanford …

Eight CSR Trends to Watch Out For in 2015

<i>Corporate Social Responsibility IS The New Norm.</i><p>From Giving Tuesday to the Ice Bucket Challenge to Climate Week NYC, 2014 brought plenty of opportunities for companies to get creative with their corporate social responsibility initiatives and experiment with new types of engagement. As a whole, the …

When You Want a New Job, But Don’t Feel Like Looking

Sure, a new job would be great, but you lack the time or motivation to search hard for one. Good news: you are what recruiters call a “passive candidate,” someone who is already employed but dreaming, at least idly, of other opportunities.<p>Passive candidates are the prize ponies of the recruiting …

This Yoga App Aims To Get You Out Of Your Office Chair

Suzan Colón’s Take A Yoga Break app wants to solve the sitting problem for good.<p>If you are like 86% of all American adults, you’re probably doing something that’s dangerous to your health: sitting on your bum. Study upon study proves that sitting for long stretches can negatively impact your body, …

My Great-Great-Grandfather and an American Indian Tragedy

Some of my relatives cringed when I first told them of my plans to explore Sand Creek. “This is Allen business,” declared my 86-year-old uncle. “You don’t stick your nose in stuff that’s old history.”<p>I have to admit I had my own qualms. I quickly learned, for instance, that William Allen brought …

U.S. Army

The real reason Ferguson is boarding up its storefronts

In early November, as rumors spread that the grand jury decision in the case of Darren Wilson was about to be released, Ferguson began to board itself up. Nearly all stores on the small area of West Florissant Avenue that has been the hub of protest activity are boarded, save for Ferguson Burger …

Masters of Small Talk Never Do These 10 Things — Do You?

Have you been in the situation of needing to make conversation with people you did not know well? Weddings, cocktail parties, and business …

ISIS Likely Captured Iraqi Chemical Weapons, New York Times Confirms

WASHINGTON -- A New York Times report confirms that the U.S. government knew that an Iraqi facility now controlled by the Islamic State militant organization likely contained deadly chemical weapons -- a finding reported by The Huffington Post on Monday.<p>The Huffington Post's report suggesting that …

Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaire Next Door

We all know somebody like Mitch, your mass-commuting, brown-bagging coworker who has toiled in accounting for as long as you can remember. Did you …

Personal Finance

You Want to Retire, Right? It's Time You Developed a Savings Strategy

When it comes to saving money, it's often not a lack of ability that prevents us from getting started, but feeling unsure about where to start — a …

Retirement

The Power of Sleep

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How Pat Flynn Made His First $3 Million In Passive Income

Pat Flynn is a passive income whiz.<p>Although he says he’s not an expert in the subject, he’s earned $3 million in the last six years by creating authoritative and helpful websites in areas as disparate as passing a green building exam, becoming a security guard, and establishing and growing a …