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How I let drinking take over my life

Five years after his last taste of alcohol, William Leith tries to understand its powerful magic<p>I had my last drink five years ago, in the early hours of the morning on 1 January 2013. I think it might have been around 2am. I wouldn’t have described myself as drunk. I would have said I’d had a few …

Alcohol

7 Business Books That Will Set You Apart In 2018

What are your goals for 2018?<p>Most of these books were published in 2017. One was published in 2016, but I just recently discovered it a few months back. And two of these books won't be released until 2018, but I got my paws on them early.<p>1. Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the …

17 business books everyone will be reading in 2018

As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we're also looking toward what's coming up in 2018.<p>We've looked through titles that have already been announced for the new year and have highlighted the memoirs, career guides, and analyses we're most excited about.

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a tin of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These …

The 48 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

These shows will help you hack your brain, invest wisely and find inspiration and motivation in unexpected places.<p>Running a business is daunting, and many entrepreneurs find themselves seeking mentors -- or better yet, wishing they had an experienced friend to dish all of their secrets. For those …

This site lets you take Harvard’s most popular computer science class and more courses from top universities for free

<i>The Insider Picks 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>Online learning has made education more accessible than ever, but few platforms make getting a quality education easier or more affordable …

This turmeric tonic is going to be your go-to energy boost beverage

When Sarah Schneider, co-owner of NYC’s Egg Shop, realized that she and other staff members at the restaurant were <i>all</i> experimenting with turmeric at …

Recipes

Lessons from a Life of Cruising

Life throws its rough moments at you. I am in the midst of one right now as I help Larry, my husband and companion of more than 50 years, through the …

If Xanax and Advil Had an Organic, All-Natural Baby, It Would Be These CBD Turmeric Capsules

If you're trying to ditch the prescriptions and over-the-counter pills in lieu of something all natural, we have a product you're going to want to check out ASAP. You already know that turmeric has been used for centuries as a natural anti-inflammatory that can outshine familiar drugs like …

Antiinflammatory

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

15 Ways to Make Quick Cash on the Side

If you need money quickly, here are some solid ideas.<p>Need to make some fast money on the side, whether it's to pay off a credit card or to make your rent?<p>Keep in mind, making quick side cash isn’t about making <i>a lot</i> of money or getting rich. It’s about getting a shot of capital to help tide you over …

The Crash of ’87, From the Wall Street Players Who Lived It

On Wall Street, when things decline, you tend to remember. When things decline a lot, you remember the date. Oct. 19, 1987, is one such example. The …

Donald Trump Is Irrelevant to Corporate America

Donald Trump is now irrelevant to corporate America. That is the unequivocal message coming from some C.E.O.s, and the Wall Street bankers who work most closely with them. The new strategy by corporate executives to get the policies they once hoped Trump would deliver to them—tax reform, the …

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

Florida

The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea

On the ground in Pyongyang: Could Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump goad each other into a devastating confrontation?<p>1. The Madman Theory<p>The United States has no diplomatic relations with North Korea, so there is no embassy in Washington, but for years the two countries have relied on the “New York …

5 Powerful Books to Hack Your Life for Success

Recently over lunch, a friend asked me which book was my favorite all time? I told him that a book which I loved was The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. He pushed and asked me for my top five books on success.<p>Here is my list, in no particular order. They're a collective of my favorites on success …

Self-improvement

25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine it …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

3 easy recipes to make your own nutritious, high-energy bliss balls

If you’re even remotely into wellness, you know that bliss balls are the new fit-girl dessert. Not only do they fill you up for long periods of time, …

Healthy Eating

16 One-Pot Chicken Recipes for Easy, Breezy Weeknight Dinners

When you're trying to eat well during the week, it's always important to think about minimizing the amount of cleanup you'll have to do after making dinner: The last thing you want to have to do is wash half the dishes in your kitchen after working a full day (<i>and</i> cooking dinner). One-pot meals, …

5 Ways To Up Your Oral Hygiene Game

The Pirate Women Who Made Blackbeard Look Like a Joke

A new book reveals the untold history of the ruthless female pirates who terrorized the seven seas.<p>If you're into pirates, you've probably heard of Mary Read and Anne Bonny. The two ruthless corsairs were part of Calico Jack Rackam's crew during the Golden Age of Piracy, a roughly 80-year span from …

Opinion: Ben Carlson: My 12 favorite (and free) websites for investing information and tools

A great thing about the internet is that it’s opened barriers to information.<p>Investors can now become more informed than ever before if they know …

Here Are 7 Apps That You Can Use to Start a Side Hustle

7 Apps You Can Use to Start a Side Hustle<p>Updated June 20, 2018<p>Want to earn a little extra money on the side, without compromising your current …

9 Baked Pastas That Are Actually Kind of Healthy

Baked pasta is the quintessential comfort food. It's warm, carbalicious, and often (but not always) topped with melted cheese—everything a person …

Mac and Cheese

Inside Peter Lynch's Secret Formulas for Valuing Stocks

Peter Lynch's Secret Formula for Valuing a Stock's Growth<p>The P/E Ratio, PEG Ratio, and Dividend-Adjusted PEG Ratio<p>Updated April 04, 2018<p>Arguably the …

16 Delicious New Ways to Eat Spiralized Vegetables

How to Tell When a Stock Is Overvalued Relative to Its Earnings

Many investors have asked the question of how to figure out when and if a stock's overvalued. The price-to-earnings ratio provides a quick way to …

Investing

20 Green Side Dishes to Make Tonight

If you're in the midst of planning dinner tonight and feel like you just need "something green" to round out the meal, look no further. We've rounded …