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BiggerPockets Podcast 263: College Dropout to Owning 900+ Units with Bruce Petersen

Today, we sit down with Bruce Petersen, an investor from the Austin, TX area who started with a 48-unit syndication deal and hasn’t looked back!View …

10 ways to get richer in 2017: Raise your credit, invest your cash and save more money

After getting into shape (lol), spending less and saving more tops the list of Americans' most popular New Year's resolutions, according to Nielsen's …

Personal Finance

The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking

Did you know that Warren Buffett has spent 80% of his career thinking?<p><i>What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brian Scudamore, Founder</b> …

Time Management

What Fear Does to Your Brain - And How to Stop It

From our televisions to our political conversations, we are inundated with messages of fear. We feel more afraid of the world and our own neighbors …

63 Businesses to Start for Under $10,000

You know you want to start something for yourself. You just need to funnel your ambition and time into an idea that'll earn extra cash, make you proud, and possibly lead to a full-time venture-and that amazing moment you get to say "I quit!" to your boss. But what great idea should you say "I …

Small Business

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Canada is pretty much out of gold

At an increasingly distant point in history, a government's currency was backed by gold reserves. But slowly, governments abandoned "the gold standard," most notably occurring in 1971 when then U.S. President Richard Nixon abandoned the gold standard, and moved to "fiat" currencies where the value …

Boost Your Nest Egg in 3 Easy Steps

Source: Flickr user taxcredits.net.<p>More than half of Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 have no retirement savings. As a result, the Employee Benefit Research Institute reports that less than one in four workers are very confident they'll have enough money to live a comfortable retirement. …

What to Know About LISS Workouts and Why So Many People Are Doing Them

Are you in need of a break from a high-intensity cardio schedule? Maybe you've heard of LISS — a low-key style of cardio training and a fitness term that's been blowing up on social media. We chatted with Jake Peterson, a NASM-certified and Precision Nutrition-certified trainer, about the new …

Exercise

Why Do Different People Need Different Amounts of Sleep?

Whether you're a morning or evening person could be guided by your genes.<p>How much sleep do we need? It's a fundamental question about a basic human function we've been practising for millennia, but there's still no simple answer. In recent years, scientific advances have suggested that it may in …

University of Oxford

The tragic fate of the people who stop sleeping

A handful of families are cursed with “fatal insomnia”, a cruel disease that leads to months of sleepless nights and terrible exhaustion. Will a controversial cure save their lives?<p>Silvano was on a cruise ship when the family curse struck. An elegant 53-year-old with striking red hair who enjoyed …

Medical Journals

Why the First and Most Important Person You Need to Lead Is Yourself

To successfully lead others, sharpen your skills so you can set yourself apart as a leader.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social</i> …

Self-improvement

Meditation for Those Who Say They Can't

Are you someone who is too busy to meditate? Too stressed to relax? You just can't sit still or quiet your mind? To you who say you can't meditate this information is specifically for you.<p><i>Why</i> you should meditate:<p>1. Meditation has proven to increase grey-matter in the brain improving learning, …

10 Gardening Trends That Will Blossom in 2016

Pinterest has the early scoop on what you'll be doing outside this spring.<p>It may still be cold outside, but we have a confession: We've already been filling our "gardening" Pinterest board with new ideas. Luckily, we're not the only ones looking ahead. The folks at Pinterest recently took a look …

GOLDMAN: Here are the 6 best ways to trade the world in 2016

They include both long and short positions in every financial-asset class, and they span the world. In other words, it's how Goldman Sachs recommends trading the world.<p>"The backdrop against which we launch these Top Trade recommendations is unusually uncertain," Goldman Sachs' Francesco Garzarelli …

It's Not All About Gratitude: 4 Steps to a Happier 2016

This morning during my usual Internet fix, I came across a motivational blog that claimed to know the secret of happiness. It spoke of something most of us have heard before, and many of us agree with: The key to happiness is gratitude.<p>The blog goes on to explain that if something bad happens -- …

Surging online sales are causing panic in mail rooms — but there's a surprising upside

Despite the hassle for mail rooms, an unexpected benefit has emerged — more better-paying jobs in the retail industry.<p>On-time delivery rates for UPS ground packages fell to 93% for the week of December 14-20, down from 97% for the same period last year, ShipMatrix, a software company that tracks …

The best holiday desserts in 22 countries around the world

Americans love to eat candy canes, gingerbread, and sugar cookies during the holidays.<p>Elsewhere in the world, however, a typical holiday dessert might look a lot different.<p>From an 18-layered ring cake in Norway to a boozy rum-filled fruit cake in Jamaica, this is what holiday treats look like in 22 …

Say hello to Boeing's newest airliner — the 737 Max

Boeing<p>Boeing recently rolled out the first completed 737 Max 8 airliner at its assembly facility in Renton, Washington. The company's next-generation single-aisle airliner was presented at a ceremony in front of several thousand Boeing employees.<p>Over the years, the 737 family has become the …

Teaching algorithms for Big Data

“algorithms for Big Data” (sometimes the name can slightly vary) is a new graduate class that has been introduced by many top computer science …

Machine Learning

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There’s Finally a Consensus (Sort of) on What We Should Eat

We’ve noted before that there are only three things everybody agrees about when it comes to nutrition. Thanks to a meeting of nutrition researchers, …

30 Crazy Things You Didn't Know About Russia

For most people, his words ring true to this day.<p>Although Russia is the largest country in the world and has the eighth-largest GDP, little is widely known about the nation and its culture.<p>Because Russia has increasingly made international headlines, it's a good idea to know a few things about the …

Do you see the dots? This optical illusion is bending our minds

Forget about the panda hiding among the snowmen, there’s a new optical illusion in town.<p>Keep your eyes focused on the flashing green dot in the video …

On Muslims, Democrats find an unlikely ally: George W Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taunted by Republicans to declare war on "radical Islamic terrorism," Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush.<p>President Barack Obama, under pressure to be more aggressive on terrorism, regularly cites his predecessor's refusal to demonize Muslims or play into the …

George W. Bush

Biology Doesn't Write Laws: Hillary Clinton's Bathroom Break Wasn't As Trivial As Some Might Like to Think

As a lot of the world now knows, last Saturday night, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was late returning to the stage at the Democratic Debate after a five-minute break. Almost immediately media reported that she was delayed because of a line at the women's bathroom. As the break …

Holiday family gathering survival guide: How to argue with your racist, Islamophobic uncle at Christmas dinner

Talking points to respond to Islamophobia, ISIS, anti-black racism, anti-immigrant myths, and homophobia<p>This year saw an explosion of racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and violence. While there were some significant progressive victories in 2015, there were also many dangerous developments -- from …

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