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Here's Why The 'Rule Of 72' Is Such A Great Math Hack

That trick is the rule of 72: Take your interest rate, and divide it into 72.<p>For example: If you expect a 6% average annual return, the doubling time will be 72/6 = 12 years.<p>That's much easier than trying to reverse engineer some complicated compound interest formula.<p>The reason this works comes …

Mathematics

Best Places to Travel in 2015 (PHOTOS)

The world is getting smaller, but the chances of having an extraordinary new experience are only increasing. We've identified 50 standout destinations, based on industry news and trends, with input from contributing writers, A-List travel agents, and our new local experts. These are the places …

Travel

The 14 Foods You've Been Storing All Wrong

If you find yourself tossing soggy celery and mealy tomatoes in the trash all too often, you're not alone. No one gives you a guidebook on how to store food properly to prolong shelf life and flavor. So, it's no surprise that the average American throws out more than 20 pounds of food per person …

Food

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

Opinion: Chinese social app Momo is an IPO with mojo

Memo to “momo” investors: Your next hot momentum stock might be Momo, an extremely popular Chinese social networking and dating platform.<p>Momo is …

Networking

7 math tricks that'll make your life easier

When trying to plan for retirement, or figure out whether to make an investment, one helpful thing to know is how long it will take to double your initial capital.<p>And when you're considering taking a new job with an annual salary, it might be useful to know how that salary compares with what you'd …

Retirement

The Key to the Best Chicken Fingers Ever

<i>by Matt Duckor</i><p>Photo: Romulo Yanes<p>"Aren't chicken fingers basically just fried chicken?" you might ask.<p>Absolutely not.<p>The chicken fingers of our childhood were glorious sticks of white breast meat, coated in a dubious, yet totally delicious breading that contained who-knew-what but got fried in oil …

Cooking

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps

It may seem to consume every spare moment of our lives, but the world's most famous social networking app is chewing up our mobiles too, with Facebook topping a global list of the most performance-draining Android apps, which considered battery drain, storage consumption and data use.<p>But it's not …

29 Brilliant Quotes From Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's Right-Hand Man

And then at age 31, he met Warren Buffett, who convinced him to go into investing.<p>Today, Munger is Warren Buffett's right-hand man at Berkshire Hathaway and has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion.<p>We've compiled a list of his most insightful quotes about business, investing, and life in …

Investing

What causes paranoia, hallucinations and grandiose ideas?

Have you ever wrongly suspected that other people are out to harm you? Have you been convinced that you’re far more talented and special than you really are? Do you sometimes hear things that aren’t actually there?<p>These experiences – paranoia, grandiosity and hallucinations in the technical jargon …

Reinvent Your Business Model or Die

'Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late.' - Seth Godin<p>One of the key components of transformation and innovation is the business model, and since the ability of companies to transform and reinvent themselves is crucial to their lifeline, I …

Innovation

How To Grow A Business To $100 Million In Sales, From Someone Who's Done It Twice

Steinberg jumped into the growing cellular-phone industry a year out of college, founding the retail chain and business-to-business provider Sterling Cellular in 1992. He then founded the telemarketing company Sterling Communications, which he sold in 1999 along with his retail business, starting …

B2B

Tips for college students interested in investing

Most college students are concerned about studying for exams, finding a flexible part-time job and lining up some fun extracurricular activities. But there's always a few students stuck off in a corner of the library, trying to pick the next great stock.<p>If you happen to be one of those students …

Opinion: 5 lessons from my $650,000 lunch with Warren Buffett

In 2008, my friend Mohnish Pabrai and I sat down with our families for a “power lunch” with Warren Buffett at Smith and Wollensky’s restaurant in New …

Investing

Consumers Not Lovin' Fast Food As Much These Days

A new study conducted by New York-based brand and customer loyalty and engagement consultancy, Brand Keys (brandkeys.com) has shown that demographics and associated core values of generational cohorts explain critical factors initiating failure of fast food brands to increase same-store sales and …

Where have all the shoppers gone?

Something has gone missing in American commerce. The passion for outsize consumption that helped drive the world’s largest economy for decades—one …

10 Traits Of Great Business Leaders

Whether you’re a freelancer, small-business owner, or full-timer, to climb the ladder, you must know how to lead the pack. Are you destined to be the big boss or be bossed around? To find out, take a look at these 10 characteristics shared by great business leaders:<p><b>1. Persistence, Persistence,</b> …

Opinion: The 10 traits that can make you an ‘irrational millionaire’

The same psych profile of success in the boom years a decade ago still fits today’s new age of austerity. If you have the profile of one of the new …

Self-improvement

7 Psychology Tricks To Influence People And Get Exactly What You Want

How money stress hurts you (and your job)

What happens when money stresses you out? Headaches? Stomach issues? Sleepless nights?<p>What happens when money stresses you out at work? Maybe you …

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Investing

I have often written about the emotional and psychological factors that inhibit long-term investment performance (<i>most recently here</i>). Despite …

Design a Mobile Career Site That Candidates Will Love

<i>This post originally appeared on the LinkedIn Talent blog.</i><p>It’s hard to imagine that iPhone and Android devices are less than a decade old. In a few short years, smartphones have transformed how digital audiences communicate, stay productive and access information — but mobile recruiting experiences …

Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

In light of the recent brouhaha over the actions of a particular European investor who had a habit of attaching himself to accelerators as a ‘mentor’, it seems an appropriate time to do a quick rundown on the kinds of things entrepreneurs need to look for in genuine potential mentor to them and …

33 War Strategies That Will Help You Win In Business

You may not realize it, but every day you enter the office you step into a minefield of personal politics at a company facing fierce competitors.<p>In Robert Greene's "The 33 Strategies of War," the renowned author analyzes the tactics of history's greatest military leaders and presents their …

George Washington

How The Rothschilds Created Modern Finance And A Vast Fortune That Has Lasted For Centuries

And there is no doubt — the family pioneered international finance as we know it.<p>This is the story of how the generations that started the dynasty managed such a feat.<p>Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the first of the family to open a bank, was honored by Forbes as the seventh-most influential businessman …

How do I become an entrepreneur?

<b>Answer by</b> <b>Oliver Emberton</b><b>, founder of Silktide</b><p>You don’t need qualifications, money, a planet-sized-brain or even a particularly good idea. All an …

How To Train Your Brain To Make Smarter (And Happier) Money Moves

<i>By Linda Lombardi</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>They say money can’t buy happiness, but who hasn’t pictured how wonderful life could be if you bought that must-have tech gadget or new set of wheels?<p>Of course, you’ve probably also experienced the letdown that accompanies the realization …

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

The 31 Coolest Offices You've Ever Seen

The savviest companies figured out long ago that a creative and colorful environment can make employees feel more energized and inspired at work.<p>Today, more and more offices are catching on and beginning to offer cool perks and amenities, such as unmatched views of the city skyline, on-site …

San Francisco