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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

But successful flipping has one big catch -- if it's going to work, the at-home learning absolutely must happen. <i>And teachers have zero control over</i> …

Teaching

No 'Star Wars' game has ever looked this real

In the last two Star Wars games, "Battlefront" and "Battlefront II," you're given a sandbox of Star Wars characters and worlds to play in.<p>These games are <i>very</i> pretty — some of the best-looking games on any system — but they don't hold a candle to what one intrepid gamer turned the original …

Star Wars

3 stocks to help you build retirement wealth

Stable cash flow and clearly visible growth make these stocks excellent wealth builders.<p>We'd all love to find an investment that could quickly transform a small investment into great wealth so we can retire early. While it is possible to find such wealth creators, it is impractical to bet one's …

Investing

4 Ridiculously Underrated Movies From 2016

I'm not one to pass judgment on someone else's taste in movies, because the best thing about art is its subjective beauty and the personal …

Motley Fool Wealth Defender

There probably aren't any investors who should have ALL of their money in the stock market. And that is especially true for investors in wealth …

Investing

I’m 80 per cent in stocks – am I taking too much risk?

<b>I have about 10 years until I retire and I am becoming more concerned about preserving my capital. My portfolio is about 80 per cent in equities – mostly high-quality dividend payers.</b> <b>Should I sell some of my stocks and go to to cash/bonds or maybe hedge my portfolio with an exchange-traded fund</b> …

Investing

The Winner Of The ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film Awards Is An Epic Storm Trooper Adventure

Can’t wait for <i>Star Wars: Rogue One</i> to come out in December? Lucky for you, there’s tons of high quality fan-made <i>Star Wars</i> content floating around on the web to tide you over. But how do you sort the good from the bad? Well, it turns out there’s an annual Star Wars fan film awards held at Star Wars …

Star Wars

A financial planner says most people don't need to pay someone to manage their investments

As we were sitting together late night at the blackjack table, happily giving our money away to the dealer, the subject of making responsible financial decisions came up and he mentioned that he has a guy who manages his investments for him.<p>Now, I usually try not to be a know-it-all when this stuff …

Retirement

I'm a financial planner, and here's the investment plan I'm using to build wealth

That post has all the information you need to understand why that strategy works, and has important tips for helping you get started.<p>But I know that when I first started investing, it was helpful to see examples of how other people actually did it. Not because I wanted to copy them, but just …

Retirement

The Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund Can Take the Guesswork out of Bond Investments

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The <b>Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund</b> is designed to give investors broad, diverse exposure to U.S. investment-grade bonds, both government and corporate, of varying maturities. Although bonds are seen as risk-free by many investors, there are some things to take into …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Robin Williams

5 Reasons Biotech Stocks Are Smart Investments

Here's why biotech stocks are great over the long run.<p>Where should you invest? Every investor faces lots of choices. There's a solid case to be made …

Biotechnology

Where in the world offers best value for stock investors?

Italy's stock market offers the brightest prospect for investors, according to a detailed study of historic patterns of share price movements and present valuations.<p>Despite a brewing crisis in its banking system, those who invest across the Italian market as a whole can expect annual returns of …

The Best Movies of the 21st Century, According to IndieWire’s Film Critics

In response to a new BBC poll, Eric Kohn and David Ehrlich share their favorite movies of the new millennium.<p>It’s one thing to come up with a top 10 …

Love Stories

15 Insane Foreign Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies You've Never Heard Of

Hollywood may be the first place people think of when they think of big screen productions, but while it’s considered the focal center of the film …

Rotten Tomatoes

5 Animated DC Comic Movies That Are Better Than 'Batman v Superman'

The question was asked for years prior to any announcement of a "Batman v Superman" film or plans for a Justice League franchise: How are they going to introduce the characters of the Justice League all at the same time?<p>What people don't seem to understand is that these characters have been …

Comic Books

Best Documentaries on Netflix

The 10 Best Documentaries on Netflix<p>Unlike narrative films, documentaries have the power to legitimately illuminate a subject in a straightforward …

2 Dividend Stocks To Buy And 2 To Dump Immediately

If the market’s winter of discontent has a silver lining, it’s this: dividend yields have lurched skyward, while value measures such as price-to-earnings ratios have sunk.<p><i>Translation:</i> now’s the time to snap up top-notch dividend-payers at fire sale prices.<p>But there’s a common mistake you <i>must</i> avoid …

Investing

3 Dividend Stocks To Buy Now And Hold Forever

With the S&P 500 down nearly 7% in the last three weeks alone, you can’t be blamed for wanting to throw up your hands and sell all your stocks.<p>But …

How 'Star Wars' actor John Boyega got ripped in just 21 days

Recently, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star John Boyega told British Vogue that his character Finn will be "much more physical" in the next "Star Wars" movie, "Episode VIII."<p>"I might be in the gym a bit more," the British actor said.<p>Turns out he wasn't joking.<p>After filming wrapped on "The Force …

Star Wars

Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2016

When it comes to dividends, Warren Buffett won't dish them out -- but he will take them.<p>Buffett has for years maintained a strict no-dividends policy …

Investing

Vanguard Balanced Fund: The Benefit of Balancing Stocks and Bonds

An important tenet of portfolio construction is diversifying between stocks and bonds. While poking around on Morningstar, I stumbled across a quick …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Nike's Stock Price Hits a Record High

The Swoosh’s shares are up 37% this year alone.<p>The Swoosh’s success continues. Nike’s stock price hit an all-time high yesterday after the sportswear giant reported numbers that greatly exceeded Wall Street’s expectations. Hitting $136 USD per share yesterday in after-hours trading, Nike’s shares …

The 10 Best Movies Of 2015

Here is a list of what I consider to be the ten best movies of 2015. There are many lists just like this one, but this one is mine. Many other people will <i>also</i> tell you that it was hard to keep it down to just 10 movies which a) is true and b) is easily remedied by reminding myself that adding more …

Investor focuses on building steady stream of dividend income over time

<b>Bob Gibb</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Semi-retired (works part-time as a tour guide and provider of contract services to insurance companies)<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>More than two dozen Canadian and U.S. stocks, including BCE Inc., Bank of Nova Scotia, Enbridge Inc., Imperial Oil Ltd., RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, Telus …

Opinion: These are my 15 favorite dividend stocks

What would you think of a portfolio of high-quality dividend-paying stocks that yields 3.5%?<p>I thought so.<p>Just such a portfolio exists, courtesy of …

Investing

Opinion: These investments can help you profit from global warming

Global warming is real.<p>The literal rocket scientists at NASA say so. In fact, 97% of scientists think so. Even the majority of those who describe …

Investing

5 Smart Moves to Make When You're Near Retirement

When you're in your 20s, you tend to work hard and play hard. But as you get older and settle down, you may find yourself thinking more about the future and trying to keep everything you've worked for, rather than scrambling to build wealth.<p>As your attitudes and priorities shift, your investment …

5 High-Dividend Stocks That Could Make Your Kids Rich

Image source: Skitterphoto via Pixabay.<p>Helping your kids learn about investing will put them on firmer financial footing later in life. But it can be a challenge to get them interested in the first place. One way to do so is to invest in companies with big dividends, as your kids are more likely to …