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Collect $3,333 In Monthly Dividends On Just $500,000 For Life

Most investors with $500,000 in their portfolios think they don’t have enough money to retire on.<p>They do – they just need to do two things with their …

Investing

Why China can't meet Trump's $200 billion trade demand

President Donald Trump has demanded China cut its trade deficit with the U.S. by US$200 billion by 2020 or face a host of punishing tariffs. After …

Economy

This Repair Tape Is Your New Home Repair Secret Weapon

A quick fix that lasts and lasts.<p>Look out duct tape; FiberFix Repair Wrap is the handyman’s secret weapon every homeowner deserves to know about.<p>Originally designed for the military, this tape is said to be 100 times stronger than duct tape, making it the perfect long-term solution to the kinds of …

Home Improvement

This device warns you if your smart home has been hacked

People increasingly are substituting ordinary household tools with Internet-connected alternatives. Where once you’d find an ordinary thermostat, you might now encounter the futuristic-looking Nest. Instead of an ordinary CCTV camera that records to tape, you might have one that allows you to …

Internet of Things

How to keep using Time Machine without AirPort or Time Capsule

Apple’s AirPort routers introduced one game-changing new feature to the world: Easy backups. Time Machine. Time Machine is Apple’s automatic backup utility, and it made backups easy enough for non-nerds to use regularly.<p>The easiest way to use it was to buy a Time Capsule, a wireless AirPort router …

Operating Systems

Bad Data: An Enterprise-level Threat

Being able to trust an autonomous system goes beyond ensuring that data is accurate; it also calls for understanding the origins of that data.

Big Data

Someone wrote a kids' book to explain bitcoin and blockchain

Welcome to 2018 and a children's book that teaches us how to find our place in the world... using the blockchain.<p>At around 7 p.m. every night you can catch me reading bedtime stories for my two children. On current rotation: Dave's Cave, a weird Avengers book and a million bedtime stories about …

Bedtime Stories

How to Make a Good Impression in 60 Seconds

If you can effectively grab someone's attention, you may have them hooked for life.<p>I have a love-hate relationship with networking. On one hand, it gets draining to be "on" for hours at a time. On the other hand, it's a fascinating thing when you realize that you get to connect with another person …

Body Language

30 Life-Changing Products On Amazon You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

FOMO is one of the weirder, more annoying side effects of social media usage (that and getting friend requested by your parents). But it can also …

Skin Care

No Offense, but These Are the Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

Many people eagerly anticipate Netflix putting out popular new series like <b>Stranger Things</b> and <b>Black Mirror</b>, but the streaming site also acquires a ton of freshly released movies and original films each year. And these films are nothing to sneeze at!<p>In the past few months alone, one of its newer …

Entertainment

How to organize messy cords at home

Smart Homes

How This Startup is Using Data to Majorly Disrupting the Home Insurance Industry

Data is the key<p>Earlier this year, Richard Trezza, co-founder of Swyfft, moved into a new house and set out to buy homeowners insurance. The process took nearly two weeks.<p>That kind of delay wouldn’t be tolerated in most other industries these days; in fact, it’d be deemed downright archaic. Yet it’s …

Home Insurance

Meet a Low-Maintenance, Drought-Resistant Plant Wonder

The hot new trend in planting right now is: grass. Grass? — you may find yourself asking. How could anybody get excited about grass?

Landscaping

The Best Houseplants for Every Room in Your Home

<i>The Sill’s mission is to empower all people to be plant people, so we’re kicking off a new series committed to growing your green thumb. Follow along in the months of April and May for all the gardening tips, hacks, and inspo you need. Happy planting!</i><p>Not only can indoor plants transform a room’s …

How to Use the Fast & Private CloudFlare DNS on iPhone or iPad

If you’re interested in using the Cloudflare DNS service on an iPhone or iPad, you’ll find it’s a fairly easy configuration process to setup your iOS …

Operating Systems

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

What's the Difference Between a Data Lake, Data Warehouse and Database?

There are so many buzzwords these days regarding data management. Data lakes, data warehouses, and databases – what are they? In this article, we’ll …

Databases

A Little-Known Hack to Learn a New Skill in a Fraction of the Time

It's called 'deliberate practice' and it's a proven way for your staff to master a new skill in a fraction of the time. Here are the five core elements that make it work.<p>In this article, I'm going to share one of the most effective tactics for coaching your key team members. I call it "deliberate …

8 Apps You Should Never Travel Without

With just over a month left of the semester, summer is right around the corner. Save time and take the stress out of your summer travels with these …

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

San Francisco

5 Dirt-Cheap Index Funds That Invest in Dividend Stocks

Dividend investors typically rely on their regular income payments to either pay the bills or grow their nest eggs via reinvestment. Either way, it’s …

Investing

Robots aren’t causing unemployment — we are

Robots stealing jobs — emerging reality or unfounded fear? Before panic descends and we begin imagining scenarios where redundancies abound and pink slips are handed out en masse, let’s focus instead on the boring facts.<p>Threats to jobs are enough to rile up anger and anxiety, there is more than …

The Orielles: Silver Dollar Moment review – a garage rock masterclass

(Heavenly Recordings)<p>The pathway from sweaty pub to wealth, fame and five nights at Wembley Stadium carved out by generations of rock stars is now overgrown. Creatively, guitar music is a genre wrung dry of major innovation. It isn’t even a form of noble rebellion any more; there’s little glory in …

Fish

GarageBand 101: How to Save Your Songs as Custom iPhone Ringtones & Alert Tones

When you make an awesome song or beat that you're proud of in GarageBand for iOS, one way to show it off is to turn it into a ringtone or alert tone …

The Way This Anti-Vaxxer Gets Shut Down Is Brilliant

Like John Oliver has already said, when the Polio shot came out, people lined up for it like it was the latest iPhone. However, despite millions of …

16 Windows 10 tricks you'll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p>Windows is so commonplace, many of us …

Operating Systems

Why We Get Sweat Stains—And What You Can Do About Them

If sweat is colorless, why does your favorite white T-shirt get those unfortunate yellow armpit stains after a long day spent under the sun? As the …

Psychology

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again

Tired of spending more time trying to find something to watch on Netflix than actually watching stuff? Flixable aims to fix that.<p>We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you …

Watchlist

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment