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11 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.


Five 90s bands we wish would make a comeback

“<i>I’m moving, I’m coming, can you hear what I hear? It’s calling you my dear</i>” — what’s that sound? That’s the sound of girl group All Saints reminding you of their imminent comeback, when their poker-straight hair, lulling harmonies and wide-legged trousers will glide back into our lives for good. …

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …


7 Powerful Exercises For Couples To Build Mutual Trust

Trust is a fundamental part of every healthy and happy relationship. In relationships, the best way to convey trust is with communication—it is the …

7 Things All Super-Productive People Do

<i>By Amber Brenza,</i><p><i>(Photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Not getting anything done today? You're going to want to read this.<p>There are some people who wake up at 5 a.m. without hitting snooze, meticulously write to-do lists, and keep their work area so clean you could eat off of it (not that they would …

Time Management

Where to Invest Money in 2016: 5 Great Ideas

Photo: Pictures of Money, Flickr.<p>When we don't make plans for our money, much of it can somehow just disappear in the course of our daily lives as we spend a little on this and a little on that. With a new year around the corner, consider spending at least some of your money strategically, by …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Real Estate

11 Planners That Will Help You Get Your Shit Together In 2016

2016 is about to be so organized.


22 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a tradition of dramatic New Year's resolutions, and in 2015 he decided that he'd read a book every two weeks.<p>"Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today," Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page. …

Silicon Valley

7 steps to get rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

The "secret" to getting rich is not much of a secret at all.<p>"It is practical. That which one man knows can be taught to others," George S. Clason writes in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon."<p>Clason's collection of parables, based in the ancient city of Babylon, starts …


These 8 in-demand programming languages are the ones to have on your resume in 2016

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickrIn early 2015 made a list of the 25 highest paying in-demand jobs in the country. Of the 25 careers …


7 mental shifts that helped me become a millionaire by 22

In the last 12 months, I've generated a million dollars in commissions in one of the most competitive industries on the planet, where my average competitor is at least double my age with 10 times the tenure in the business.<p>I have a master's degree from a prestigious university, which I received …


Say What You Want in Your Relationship

In my 30 years working with couples, I've noticed that most people have an easy time describing what they don't want in their relationship. If prompted, they're able to rapidly fire off the many issues that they feel are creating distance between them and their partner. Yet if I ask the same people …


Maybe those who say ‘yes to the mess’ are most creative

Despite what you may have heard, messy people are not degenerate or inferior.<p>In fact, new research suggests that those who say “yes to the mess” in …


12 Exercises for a Better Night's Sleep

12 Exercises for a Better Night's SleepFour people, three young men and a young woman, sleep on a mattress under a pair of open windows in a …