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How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

11 hilarious naysayers who criticized the first iPhone 10 years ago

Behold, many wrong men<p>A phone without buttons?! LOL, good one, Steve. Exactly what have you been sniffing?<p>The audience laughed nervously when Steve …

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 …

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 …

Creative Writing

Capitalism at its worst: The 5 deadly sins of Big Pharma

Patriotism is a beautiful thing to corporations when it protects their profits<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>For Mylan, it was a perfect plan, diabolical and unstoppable. The company made changes in its anti-allergy EpiPen dispenser in 2009, enough to give it patent protection. Then …

Pharma
Entrepreneurship

It’s not just college students. Higher education itself is experiencing a mental health crisis

Graduation: classically peppered by parties, gifts, and champagne toasts to the happy memories of university life.<p>Not all the seniors donning their caps and gowns during this year’s commencement season will be leaving behind four years of joy and wonder, however. Far from it. For tens of thousands, …

Mental Health

The Pentagon’s dark money: Billions of federal dollars are vanishing into thin air

It’s not just that its books don’t add up. The Department of Defense is actively disguising how it spends its funds<p>Now you see it, now you don’t. Think of it as the Department of Defense’s version of the street con game, three-card monte, or maybe simply as the Pentagon shuffle. In any case, the …

Military

Economic inequality, the toil of work and Wall Street power: Our capitalist society is like “The Matrix”

We live in a dystopia worthy of a Hollywood sci-fi movie, and most people don’t even realize it<p>Our lives seem normal. Just like in the beginning of "The Matrix," the classic sci-fi movie from 1999 starring Keanu Reeves. Not great or anything, but fine. We get up every morning and repeat our …

Wall Street

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Bill Gates

How to re-wire your body to burn, not store, fat

Like so many other Americans, Mike Berland had been struggling with a big problem: weight gain and a seeming inability to lose it. An avid golfer, skier, runner and triathlete, Berland could no longer enjoy the activities he loved without feeling terrible or gaining weight. Eating restrictions …

Nutrition
Central Banks

Zombie ships send maritime freight into worst crisis in living memory

Cheap debt, the China slowdown, and a glut of ships have seen the Baltic Dry Index plummet to its lowest level in more than 30 years<p>The shipping industry is facing its worst crisis in living memory as years of rapid expansion fuelled by cheap debt have coincided with an economic slowdown in …

Articles about striking angular cottage connecticut on Dwell.com - Dwell

What happens when the guest house becomes home? Retired couple Suzanne and Brooks Kelley found out when a pair of brainy New...<p>In Guilford, Connecticut, residents Suzanne and Brooks Kelley furnished the glass-walled living room of their cottage with an...<p>A simple cabin on the banks of Lake Erie …

Lake Erie

How rich Warren Buffett was at your age

In fact, 99 percent of his immense wealth was earned after his 50th birthday, reports Business Insider.<p>That doesn't mean Buffett, 84, was a late bloomer in any sense. He started his financial path toward wealth at a very young age and built his fortune slowly over the years, decade by decade — …

Demographics

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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Relationships

A habit that takes less than 5 minutes a day has made all the difference with my money

It can take a while to form new ones: 66 days on average, up to 254. The good news is that some of the most valuable habits are also the simplest ones.<p>Consider my go-to money habit, for example: <b>I take five minutes at the end of each day to record everything I bought.</b><p>I simply open my Excel …

Personal Finance

DENT: The stock market will start to crash by February, if not sooner

We recently learned that existing home sales in November crashed 10.5% from the month before.<p>Guess when the last time was when we saw these levels? The housing crisis of the mid- to late-2000s!<p>I also recently shared a chart showing a cataclysmic 82% drop in the ratio of new home sales to the U.S. …

Stock Markets

20 qualities that all great salespeople share

"Great salespeople are literally the engine of every economy in the world," says Grant Cardone, a sales expert and the author of "Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life"<i>.</i><p>So how does one become great? We caught up with Cardone, who shared the 20 qualities that he thinks set …

Self-improvement

The top 10 gadget stories of the year

As with every year, 2015 was full of interesting innovations and smart technologies that help us live a more sustainable life. This year, readers …

New Inventions 2015: Top Eco-Friendly Designs and Innovations

2015 was a big year in terms of eco-friendly gadgets and architectural design. More and more it seems that designers are heeding a rising demand for inventions that are both useful and ecologically sensitive. Over the past year, some of the featured innovations and structural blueprints here at the …

Inventions

How to Become a Millionaire: 9 Habits That Can Make You Rich | Inc.com

Want to get rich? If you work for someone else, you won't. (Don't believe me? Check this out.)<p>That's why entrepreneurs are willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private failure. They want to succeed on their terms--and they aren't willing to …

Self-improvement

People weighed in on the most common regrets in life, and some of their answers will make you cry

Some people have the philosophy that everything happens for a reason, so there is no point in having regrets.<p>But for so many of us, looking back on our lives can lead us to linger on one poignant moment or period when we wish we had done things differently, and that nagging question — "What if ... …

College & University

Great leaders share this little-known quality

But what does "better" mean? Several of today's leaders are visionary; many possess noble values and the ability to manage severe disruption.<p>But there is one key quality that I would argue is too important to disregard, and missing in many of today's most powerful people: meaningfulness.<p>While …

Leadership

21 reasons you're not rich

Michael Loccisano / Getty Images<p>Everyone says they want to be rich, and there’s certainly enough advice out there on how to acquire more money.<p>But what about the reasons you’re <i>not</i> rich? What’s really holding you back?<p>It’s easy to tell someone how to do something, but chances are they aren’t going …

Self-improvement

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Personal Finance

A startup founder says these are the 3 questions you should ask yourself before starting a business

Ben Koren, founder and CEO of Frameology, tells Business Insider he had at least 15 ideas for a business before settling on one for a website that prints and frames photos.<p>"Starting a company is extremely risky, so one of the hardest things is figuring out which idea has the greatest chance of …

Small Business

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Ancient Civilization

300 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams | Inc.com

• "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." --Chinese proverb<br>• "If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." --James Cameron<br>• "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." --Henry …

Motivation

10 major differences between rich and poor people

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>I've been rich and I've been poor. I know both sides very well.<p>Growing up poor, I knew that I wanted to be rich. I …

Self-improvement