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Meet the $12 billion investor who's beat the market since the financial crisis mostly by ignoring it

Ignoring your benchmark is one way to consistently beat it.<p>At least, that approach has helped the $12 billion Oppenheimer Global Fund outperform its MSCI benchmark since 2008, according to data compiled by Morningstar.<p>Sure, the portfolio of large-cap US and foreign stocks has recently benefitted …

Markets

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Bill Gates

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

12 of California's Best Ski Resorts and Inns

Leave Aspen and Jackson Hole to the see-and-be-seen ski crowds. Laid-back, here-for-the-snow folks flock to the Sierra Nevada mountains in eastern …

1 Stock I'm Never Selling

Vanguard Information Technology ETF, Celgene Corp., and Walt Disney are top stocks that investors can include in forever portfolios.<p>Sure, never is a …

Investing

A former manager at Target became a millionaire using one of Wall Street's favorite trades

Just ask Seth M. Golden, who previously worked as a logistics manager at a Target store.<p>The 40-year-old, who lives in a suburb of Ocala, Florida, says he's grown his net worth from $500,000 to $12 million in five years by shorting the CBOE Volatility Index— or VIX — according to a report from …

Stock Markets

Inside Tahiti’s Secret (and Affordable) Accommodations

Crystal blue waters, secluded white sand beaches, and overwater bungalows: Tahiti is the epitome of a honeymooner’s dream. After all, there’s a reason Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Allison Williams, Diane von Furstenberg, Tom Hanks, Oprah, Bruce Springsteen, <i>and</i> the …

These Are the Moves For Insanely Cut Abs

According to celeb trainer Gunnar Peterson, the secret to awesome abs is "working consistently, working in different planes of motion, and adding weights to your abdominal work." Take this advice to heart — here are a handful of exercises that put these principles into action using a set of …

Workouts

The 6 Best Italian Road Trips

With its lush countryside, plunging coastlines, snow-capped peaks, and glittering lakes, Italy offers epic driving experiences for every kind of traveler. Here, we’ve put together our favorite Italian road trip itineraries—including where to stop, where to stay, and what you’ll see along the …

Italy

The Best Secret Beaches in Hawaii

Hawaii has more than 750 miles of coastline, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. When a state is made up of seven populated …

Beaches

Top Dividend Funds That You Can Live Off Of

There is a great selection of high yield ETFs on the market for different investors.<p>As the markets continue to rise, an investment in one of these is …

Investing

The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next Decade

Almost a year ago to the day, <i>InvestorPlace’s</i> Dan Burrows highlighted the 10 best-performing S&P 500 stocks of the past decade. The most important …

Investing

Thousands of people are freaking out about the BBC's plan to shut down its recipes website

The decision is part of a wider plan to save £15 million ($22 million) from the publicly funded corporation's budget.<p>But people are questioning the decision to remove the internet resource, which seemingly has few overhead costs.<p>Twitter users are calling the decision "terrible" and "half-baked."<p>A …

Recipes

Larry Ellison shares what dropping out of college and getting divorced taught him about success

If self-made billionaire Larry Ellison hadn't trusted his instincts and dropped out of college, he may have never founded Oracle, one of the largest technology companies in the world.<p>Speaking Friday at the University of Southern California's commencement ceremony, Ellison said his plan growing up …

College & University

These stunning before-and-after photos show why this 30-day diet is taking Instagram by storm

Like most diets, it requires you to give up sweets and alcohol.<p>But the 30-day diet also bans weigh-ins and calorie-counting, which are the cornerstones of most weight-loss regimens.<p>Photos that people have been posting on Instagram showing their bodies before the diet and afterward tell enticing …

Gluten-Free

5 Strength Moves You Need to Do If You Want to Lose Weight | Women's Health

But while bicep curls are nice and all, they're probably not the best choice if you're looking to burn loads of calories, says Perkins. After all, the more muscle fibers you enage, the harder your body has to work—and the more metabolism-revving strength you’ll build.<p>Here, Perkins ranks her five …

The Best Anti-Aging Exercises, As Recommended By Experts

Turning back the clock isn't just about wrinkles and fine lines. It's about staying fit -- not just looking it -- and keeping your body moving.<p>"A sedentary person hits peak muscle mass at age 20 and it starts declining from there," National Academy of Sports Medicine master trainer Rich Fahmy told …

Exercise

We went for a jog with the man who ran 370 marathons in 1 year to win a bet with his girlfriend

One Sunday morning in April 2014, 31-year-old Rob Young lay splayed on his living room sofa. He was bickering with his partner Joanna Hanasz.<p>Young insisted that he would rather stay in and watch the TV coverage of the London Marathon, rather than go for a walk in the park with their son …

Marathons

The Best Photographs From Scott Kelly's Year In Space

"#Jimena in the Pacific is a massive storm. Makes the moon look puny. #YearInSpace"—via Twitter on Aug. 30, 2015.<br>Scott Kelly—NASA

Space

The 5 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for GQ.</i><p>(Getty Images)<p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of chub," says …

Fitness

Exercise Makes You Grow New Brain Cells–But Only The Right Kind Of Exercise

If you want to make yourself smarter, go for a run.<p>Which makes you smarter: running or lifting weights? Meathead jokes aside, there’s new evidence that moderate aerobic exercise helps increase new brain cells, while strength training may not be much healthier for the brain than sitting on the couch.<p>…

A Stanford psychologist says these 6 things are the keys to happiness and success

But that notion is completely wrong, according to psychologist Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.<p>As Seppala explains in her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

Happiness

A 4-minute workout is blowing up on Pinterest and Instagram — and you can do it anywhere

Tabata is the newest workout to take over Instagram and Pinterest pages everywhere.<p>Since 2015, Pinterest searches for "Tabata workouts" have more …

SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket, but fails sea landing for the third time

SpaceX successfully launched its reusable Falcon 9 rocket into space carrying NASA’s new ocean satellite. The landing, however, didn’t go so well.<p>The private SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was supposed to return to a drone platform in the Pacific Ocean after launching the Jason-3 ocean monitoring satellite …

Space Travel

These are the British companies that made people a ton of money in 2015

Of the top ten gainers on the FTSE100 index in 2015 — all of which saw their value increase my more than 30% — four were major property developers.<p>This is all thanks to the worst kept secret in the country right now: <b>Britain needs more housing.</b><p>The UK's markets shut for the year at 12:30 p.m. GMT …

Mining

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

10 Wild, Crazy Sex Positions You've Never Heard Of

10 Wild, Crazy, WTF Sex Positions You've Never Heard Of—and Need to Try<p>We are NOT making these up.<p>Let’s face it: You’ve made it through missionary and you’ve done it doggy style, like, a bazillion times already. Enough! Your sex life is begging for some pizzazz. So instead of resorting to your …