Joshua Griffin

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This Skills Gap Is Hurting America’s Housing Market

While America’s housing market is recovering, the construction industry has struggled to catch up. Nationwide, the median price for existing and new …

How much does a fee-only financial planner cost?

<b>Dear Liz:</b> You frequently suggest consulting a fee-only financial planner, such as those who are members of the Garrett Planning Network, which seems like great advice. Can you provide any guidance on how much one should expect to pay for the services of this type of planner? We are a couple living …

This contest wants you to turn racist, classist city planning into a fun game

In the 1950s, Robert Moses was arguably the most powerful guy in New York. He built highways, smashed neighborhoods, and paved the way for a …

Tiny Transforming Apartment Is Like a Dozen Homes in One

This 309-square-foot apartment makes the most of every single inch.<p>There is a general, obnoxious rule when it comes to real estate. Size, location, reasonable price: pick two. But while living in a hip neighborhood in the middle of a city might mean you'll have to settle for an apartment that has …

Hong Kong

Testosterone Decreases The Ability To Feel Empathy By Interrupting Brain Networks

Whenever there’s a quarrel, fist-fight or bar brawl, testosterone usually has something to do with it. Famous for fuelling aggression, this male sex …

Geoff Manaugh's 'A Burglar's Guide to the City' is a unique take on urban planning

Despite its title, Geoff Manaugh's "A Burglar's Guide to the City" won't teach you how to break into houses. It won't help you outsmart wily cat burglars with ingenious home alarm systems, either. Instead, it explores something a lot weirder and more interesting: Manaugh argues that burglary is …

The Simple, Almost Surefire Way To Achieve Long-Term Financial Success

<b>Day 30: Make a long term plan.</b> <i>This post is part of FORBES’</i> <i></i><i>30 Day Money Challenge. Follow along on Twitter with #30DaysOfMoney</i> <i>or with the timeline posted here.</i> <i></i><p>Over the course of the FORBES 30 Day Money Challenge, you’ve been asked to check in on your income, track your spending, consider your …

Personal Finance

The way Americans use credit cards was supposed to change in October — here's why everyone still hasn't switched

<i>A combination of a backlogged hardware activation process, complications surrounding how debit cards are processed, the simultaneous rollout of other payment technologies, and a lawsuit disputing who is responsible for fraud are making the switch harder than expected.</i><p>What are you supposed to do …

Sony World Photography Awards: The Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced and over the next several weeks the winners will be revealed. The The …

Photography

I haven't used cash in almost a year — here's why you shouldn't, either

Today apps like Venmo and PayPal, budgeting tools like Mint, online loan sites like Lending Tree, and web-based brokers like RobinHood and ETrade have further pushed finances into the digital world.<p>Despite this cash is still used on a massive scale in the United States; the average American pays in …

10 Books You Can Read In One Night That Will Boost Your Motivation For Work

Feeling blah? These 10 books are short enough to read in a few hours, yet highly likely to make tomorrow more productive.<p>Some days you feel on top of the world. Others, not so much. For the latter, here’s a cheap and easy solution: a quick, motivational read. For less than $20 on an e-reader and an …

The Future of Farming May Live Inside This Box

Could shipping containers be the future of local produce? A Boston-based startup called Freight Farms thinks so.<p>The company is transforming the containers into grow machines – or what they like to call “Leafy Green Machines” – in hopes of turning everyday people into farmers.<p>“We are taking this …

Aquaponics

Nervous System creates "4D-printed" dress made of nylon petals and scales

Massachusetts design studio Nervous System has revealed a dress made from 1,600 rigid pieces of nylon fabricated using a technique referred to as 4D …

If Trump Were To Take Credit For The Virgin Birth, This Is How I Think He'd Do It

This is a parody. It is a joke. Trump did not do or say this, nor did the Virgin Mary give birth inside a Trump Entertainment Resorts property. Parody parody parody.<p>"The media — about 70% of them are liars, they <i>lie</i>, they're bad people — will try to tell you it happened in a disgusting barn. Not …

Ingredients of common junk foods

In "Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products," photographer Dwight Eschliman and science writer Steve Ettlinger reveal the ingredients in 25 popular American food products, including Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing, Hostess Twinkies, and Cool Ranch Doritos.<p>Eschliman …

A Major Investing Shift Is Underway (and You Probably Haven't Even Noticed)

Roughly $150 billion flowed out of this investment vehicle in 2015 and into another investing tool -- did you even notice?<p>If there were one word to …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

8 Tech Breakthroughs of 2015 That Could Help Power the World

Dozens of clean-energy ideas and innovations emerged this year that could transform how we live. Are you ready?<p>A car that drives itself. A watch that remotely turns lights on or off. A home that produces power for neighbors during a blackout.<p>These three don’t belong to a Jetsons-like future. …

Clean Energy

5 Money Things People Young And Old Should Do Before 2016

Forget binge-watching Netflix and take a few minutes to work on your financial health.<p>So it's the week between Christmas and New Year's and if you aren't shushing down a ski slope somewhere, you've made a date with Netflix to binge-watch everything you've missed. We get it. And as much as we'd like …

Do You Share More Genes With Your Mother or Your Father?

You might look more like your dad, but you're more related to your mum.<p><i>This article was originally written by Madeleine Beekman from the University</i> …

Humans Can Sleep For Days When Living Alone Underground, Experiments Show

Really weird stuff happens when humans are left alone in the dark.<p>Whenever we've tried to test the effects that living in isolation without sunlight …

This is the scariest statistic about millennials and retirement

And it turns out that most millennials don't know much about investing either.<p>The BofA/<i>USA Today</i> report mentioned above asked millennials what they felt they had expertise in (you could pick more than one category). Thirty-four percent said "Social Media." Twenty-three percent said "Health and …

Elon Musk Says That Tesla Vehicles Will Be Self-Driving In Two Years

We may never have flying cars (<i>Back to the Future II</i> lied to us!), but it seems more and more that self-driving cars are close to becoming a reality. While many different manufacturers are working on prototypes, Tesla seems to be the only one willing to give a tentative date of completion. …

2015 was a wild ride for the company formerly known as Google

Now, we have to call that company "Alphabet."<p>Ever since Google blew up its corporate structure in September, new parent company Alphabet has started reshuffling different projects and breaking out divisions into stand-alone entities.<p>Although all the moonshots are still technically being funded by …

Drones set to give global farming a makeover

The traditional image of a farmer standing in a field, squinting anxiously at the sky for signs of rain, may be about to get a 21st-century makeover as researchers explore the use of drones on farms from Sri Lanka to Uganda.<p>The ability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) to hover low over …

Farming

9 ways to make your life easier without spending a fortune

The gist of it was this: When you are a child, you have energy and time but no money; when you are a young adult, you have energy and money but no time; when you are an older adult, you have money and time but no energy.<p>The whole "energy and time but no money" thing was true for me for the first 22 …