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One way to play the new tax law: Start an LLC

Spurred by ambiguities in the new tax law, accountants are coming up with novel strategies to help entrepreneurs slash their taxes.<p>One of the most notable provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a 20% deduction for qualified business income from so-called pass-through entities, including S …

Retirement

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in Austin

As part of a new series, Travel + Leisure is exploring America one three-day weekend at a time. Here’s what to do during a short trip to Austin, …

Texas

There Are Apparently Zero Scientifically-Proven Benefits to Open Plan Offices

Executives who implement open plan offices are behaving like climate-change deniers and anti-vaxxers.<p>A recent Harvard Business Review article quoted Facebook's "Chief People Officer" on the company's new 430,000 square foot open plan office:<p>"It really creates an environment where people can …

The 5 Chicest European Cities to Visit in 2018 (According to Travel Pros)

When it comes to cool, Europe effortlessly exudes this covetable trait. The people appear to be naturally chic, the food is divine, and the culture …

4 Under-the-Radar Countries Where You Can Retire for Cheap

They're rich in culture and have gorgeous scenery.<p>Travel tops the bucket list for many retirees. But what if your wanderlust is of the more permanent …

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

ANALYSIS: Helicopter developments continue despite downturn

Despite a sector downturn that is causing pain to all the major helicopter manufacturers the development of new products continues unabated. After …

The most crowdfunded watch company ever is making $1,000+ luxury watches affordable for everyone

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Image via @filippoloretiwatches on Instagram<p>Luxury watches are categorized by superior quality, beautiful designs, and of course, high …

Watches

The Surprising Reason Toyota Just Patented a 'Cloaking Device'

The Japanese auto maker is developing a device that would improve visibility for motorists.<p>Different shades of cloaking<p>According to Toyota, such a technology is already possible — like the Rochester Cloak — but it would require video cameras and other expensive equipment for it to work in cars. …

San Diego

These are the most Instagram-worthy waterfall hikes in all 50 states

There are times when the treadmill or stairclimber comes in handy, but Mother Nature is really the ultimate gym. Hiking not only provides epic Insta …

Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters: report

South Asia

You Can Actually Rent an Entire Irish Pub on Airbnb

When searching through the thousands of homes available on Airbnb, we tend to look to the amenities. And while a pool, patio, or access to a private …

How Energy Hedge Funds Are Making Money as Oil Prices Stagnate

For the oil-trading community, the fall of hedge fund manager Andy Hall signaled a heavy blow, but while commodity funds continue to shutter their …

How the world’s highest-tech cities are making travel less irritating

From free cell phones to bullet trains, these cities know how to make your life easier.<p>What a trip.<p>Travel can be filled with headaches — getting …

1 Oil & Gas CEO Has a Harsh Warning for the Rest of the Industry

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard thinks the industry is headed for tough times if current trends continue.<p>Any investor with a financial stake in the …

Oil

The 13 Most Stunning Greek Isles to Visit

Greece is the most beautiful country in the world, says every Greek person ever. That famous pride aside, if you’ve ever been to the Greek islands, …

This Site Helps You Plan a Spontaneous Trip Around Your Budget

If you’re looking to use some vacation days, but you’re not sure where you want to go, travel booking site <b></b>Wander lets you search based on your …