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4 Tax Breaks That Are Slated to Disappear (So Grab Them Now!)

If you qualify for any of these itemized deductions, you'd better make the most of them while you still can.<p>With Republicans' tax reform plan finally …

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29

A lot happens in those 10 years.<p>It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on …

Warren Buffett

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Tax cut fever: Republican trickle-down theory is lies

I helped create the conservative gospel of slashing taxes. But virtually everything Republicans say about taxes today is hogwash.<p>I know something about this subject. Forty years ago, while working for New York Rep. Jack Kemp, I helped originate the Republican obsession with slashing taxes that came …

Here's How You Can Travel Around the World for Less Than $1,300

At Travel + Leisure, we’re vocal advocates of ditching Thanksgiving and using your time off to travel the world.<p>And this 18-day trip around the world …

This is the best way to deal with failure, according to science

When you fail to achieve a goal or face a setback, whether in the workplace or elsewhere, you might respond in one of a couple ways: by raging at the …

3 Stocks the Smartest Investors are Buying Right Now

Here's why you might want to consider adding National Beverage, Vail Resorts, and Travelers Companies to your portfolio.<p>Figuring out which stocks to …

Bawah Island, Indonesia's incredible new island retreat

There's a tiny clutch of islands adrift between Malaysia and Borneo which had hitherto gone unnoticed. Now a sensational new private-island retreat, …

Travel

Conservatives are drawing a red line that could doom the GOP's tax reform efforts

But a battle over the corporate tax rate still looms on the horizon, threatening the GOP's efforts at passing significant legislative achievement this year.<p>During a forum with conservative lawmakers on Tuesday morning, House Freedom Caucus Chairman and North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said any …

U.S. Politics

Here’s how to become more self-aware — and more successful — at work and in life

Are you a good worker? How do you sound when you talk at meetings? And how much would your coworkers agree if they heard your answers to those first …

Self-help

5 Islands in and Around the Caribbean That You Can Still Visit

Hurricanes Irma and Maria upended life in the Caribbean and beyond, wreaking havoc on islands stretching from Barbuda to Puerto Rico.<p>The scale of the damage is still being determined, but many islands in a region that draws the jet set for fall and winter getaways were largely unscathed. In fact, …

You Can Get Nonstop Flights to Europe for $99 Right Now

If you've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use up the rest of your PTO without draining your savings account or settling for yet another …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

Bill Gates Just Said He Regrets This 1 Thing (and What We Can Learn From His Regret)

You don't expect the sometimes world's richest man to have any regrets. But he just admitted one--and I'm right there with him, in a way.<p>Speaking at a Bloomberg Business Forum, Bill Gates may have surprised the crowd a bit with a confession. No, he's not secretly a fan of <i>The Bachelor</i>.<p>He fessed up …

Bill Gates

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science

It's not about thinking positive. It's about learning how to think realistically.<p>The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach …

The Brain

This Abs-Intensive Workout from Bob Harper Will Leave You Breathless

A lot has changed for celeb trainer Bob Harper in the last year—including his fitness philosophy. He experienced a health scare with his unexpected …