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5 Roth IRA Investing Tips That Could Earn You Thousands

The Roth IRA hasn't been around as long as its traditional IRA counterpart, but the tax-free nature of the Roth in retirement opens up some unique opportunities for those willing to add them to their overall retirement savings arsenal. In general, because you don't have to worry about paying taxes …

Retirement

Super size me: giant street art around the world – in pictures

German graffiti artist Claudia Walde, aka MadC, is famous for her giant murals. Her new book Mural XXL showcases the best large-scale graffiti around the globe, from a building-high portrait of architect Oscar Niemeyer in São Paulo to a huge upside-down alligator in Atlanta

Art

6 types of stories you should have on hand for job interviews

You’re prepped and ready to totally nail this job interview. You’ve rehearsed your elevator pitch—in front of the mirror, even. You’ve committed the entire job description to memory. Heck, you even drove a practice route to the interview location to make sure you knew exactly where to park.<p>So, when …

Employment

Artists Give New Life to Children's Monster Drawings to Encourage a Creative Path

The Monster Project aims to help young kids realize the power of imagination. Without rules or restrictions, elementary school students are asked to draw a monster. As they allow their imaginations to flourish, these children are encouraged to draw anything that comes to mind. The finished drawings …

Kids

The Best Places to Find Books at a Bargain (or For Free)

Information is power, and reading more enhances your knowledge and the connections your brain makes between the things you learn. Even so, books cost …

36 Life Changing Poems Everyone Should Read

"Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it."<p><b>1. "MCMXIV" by Philip Larkin</b><p>"That poem by Larkin (and some others) taught me how direct and economical you can be with language, and about how modernity isn't so great."<p>—Ben Smith<p><b>2. "If" by Rudyard Kipling</b><p>"When I was growing up, my dad had a …

Literature

President Barack Obama's favourite books

President Barack Obama is a voracious reader so when he recommends a book it tends to get noticed.<p>In an interview with People magazine in December 2015, he said that his favourite book of the year was the novel Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff. Fates and Furies, a portrait of a dishonest marriage …

46 Of The Most Beautiful Literary Passages According To Reddit

Ask Reddit, and you shall receive.

Literature

23 Creative Bookmarks To Make Sure You Pick Up Where You Left Off

A folded corner. A spare receipt. An optimistic belief that we can totally remember the page number. We all have our ways of marking our place in a book before closing it for the time being -- but far too often that method is unreliable or unattractive. Remember, all those dog-eared page corners …

EDC Upgrade: A Better Pocket Notebook

As smartphones get bigger, more are ending up in users’ bags rather than their pockets. This means two things: first, that whipping out a smartphone …

The best ways to invest $5,000

Building up $5,000 to invest isn’t easy — no matter how you did it, the process likely involved a fair amount of penny pinching and going without. So …

Personal Finance

Warren Buffett's Best Investing Advice in 10 Quotes

"Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1"<p>One great way to learn the basics of investing is by studying the greatest …

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

27 books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 34 – Hiroshima by John Hersey (1946)

Hersey’s extraordinary, gripping book tells the personal stories of six people who endured the 1945 atom bomb attack on the Japanese city<p>American print journalism, possibly thanks to its special place in the US constitution, occasionally delivers exemplary knockout blows, world-class reporting on …

Albert Einstein

15 Books that Shaped My Mind and Changed My Outlook on Life

The title says it all, doesn’t it? I see people put up their book lists from time to time and while I’m generally not a big list person, they do …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

5 Books That Will Make You Happier, According to Bibliotherapists

A book a day keeps the doctor away?<p>We're all familiar with the way a book can help us temporarily escape from reality, but did you know that reading books can literally act as therapy?<p>That's right: Reading therapy, aka bibliotherapy, is the latest psychological fad. According to bibliotherapist …

100 Greatest Music Books of All Time

The music event of the season isn’t a surprise-release hip-hop album or a pop diva’s Max Martin-produced single. It isn’t even music. It’s a book — …

Books

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

15 Best Books on Creativity (So Far)

The old, the new, and the most brilliant ideas.<p>There are thousands of books on creativity and innovation out there. Many are great, some are exceptional, but few stand (or will stand) the test of time. As an author and researcher on innovation myself, I keep a short list of books to recommend to …

Books to give you hope: Staying Alive – Real Poems for Unreal Times

In a rotten year, when public language has been poisoned by politics and prejudice, the personal integrity of poetry can keep us going<p>• Why we’re writing about books to give you hope this summer<p>“Hope springs eternal”, declared Alexander Pope in 1733. More than ever this year have I needed hope – …

Literature

McDonald's is paying its new ad agency in an unusual way, but the agency's boss explains why pay-for-performance a good thing

That was DDB North America CEO Wendy Clark's jubilant caption on her Instagram photo posted earlier this week to announce the ad agency had won McDonald's creative account after a grueling 18-week pitch process.<p>When Clark and her team visited McDonald's headquarters in Illinois that Monday, they …

McDonald's

Ten books you should read this September

A new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer, a new Kafka translation and a panoramic history of time travel all feature in this month’s round-up of books to look out for.

Books

Top 10 books writers should read

From unforgiving French sociology to Machiavelli’s manual for realpolitik, the Booker prize-winning author DBC Pierre recommends books that helped him write<p>Writing a novel from scratch, which is to say without training, was such an unexpected odyssey that I was prompted to recall the discoveries in …

Books

58 Books That Will Make You Better, No Matter Who You Are | Inc.com

<i>What books do you recommend that college students read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of Ego Is the Enemy, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to go crazy on this one. I …

Books

7 Freaking Good Books That I Just Need Everyone To Read, Okay

I tried to think of an appealing common theme as an excuse to recommend all of these books but I failed. I just need you to read them because they’re …

Books