Maurice Salinas

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Low-cost wooden home has all its plans available for free

Open and airy<p>If you ever saw a bare-bones wooden house and thought, <i>Hey, I could roll with that</i>, you’re in luck: The architects of this fab pared-back dwelling in France have made all building plans and other relevant documents available to download for free here. Appropriately named Open Source …

To Live Your Best Life, Learn These Ten Simple Habits

<i>What can I do to make sure I am becoming the best version of myself? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

How to Stain Wood in 7 Easy Steps

How do you revive tired hardwood floors or a piece of antique furniture? Answer: You stain 'em back to their former glory. There's no need to walk …

9 Different Ways to Do Burpees

It's tough to find someone who actually <i>likes</i> doing burpees. But if you ask around enough, you'll definitely find a lot of people who hate them, yet …

Shockingly, Trump aligns the U.S. with ISIS over terror attack in Iran

Terror attacks in Tehran signal the launch of a foolhardy U.S.-Saudi war alliance<p>President Trump now has his own war. The two terror attacks in Iran that left 12 people dead are its opening shots.<br>ISIS took credit for the attacks, which served its goal of stoking sectarian war. Not coincidentally, …

This Wall Street veteran has raised $107 million to build the 'app store' of financial services

The company was founded in 2014 by Wall Street veteran David Rutter to try and bring the technology behind bitcoin — blockchain, a.k.a. distributed ledger technology — to high finance.<p>It initially formed a consortium of the world's leading banks and 40 of them, including Bank of America Merrill …

FinTech

The Author of "The 4-Hour Workweek" Reveals His Perfect Morning Routine

Best-selling author and investor Tim Ferriss has interviewed hundreds of incredibly successful people, from billionaires and chess prodigies to …

Success

Michael Flynn Offers to Testify Before Congress in Exchange for Immunity

WASHINGTON — Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, has offered to be interviewed by House and Senate investigators who are examining the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution, according to his lawyer and a congressional official.<p>But the …

Donald Trump

A financial planner explains how to start investing with $100

You see, if you save $100 in your sock drawer, 30 years from now when you go to check on it, you will still only have $100.<p>Conversely, if you invest $100 in a mutual fund, even if you never made another investment, with a 7% annual return it has the potential to grow to $761.23 after 30 years with …

Quieter Than 1984, but No Less Terrifying

Kingsley Amis’s 1976 alternate-history masterpiece The Alteration is an overlooked—but timely—novel about the dangers of authoritarianism.<p>Imagine a United States in which the president has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to scrub its website of climate-change content, his counselor and …

Donald Trump and the New Dawn of Tyranny

The Founding Fathers designed the constitution to prevent some Americans from exercising tyranny. Alert to the classical examples they knew, the …

This DIY Rustic Cooler Made From an Old Fridge Will Be a Hit at Your Summer Parties

With just $40 for supplies, standard tools and a free day or two, you can turn your old fridge into an attractive backyard cooler.<p>Hosting a ton of people in your yard can be a logistical ordeal, with people constantly running in and out of the house, but with this brilliant DIY mega cooler, you can …

How to Snoop-Proof Any Phone or Tablet

It’s likely that you’ve got details of your whole life stored on your phone—the people you know, the banks you’ve used, the videos you’ve wasted …

How to Use an LLC to Build Family Wealth

How Families Can Invest Together With an LLC<p>Pooling Money and Investments to Build Family Wealth<p>Updated August 27, 2017<p>One of the best uses of a …

Investing

Arizona Is Working On A Very Bad Law To Let The Government Seize Protesters’ Assets

A bill that just passed the state Senate would lump rioting in with racketeering, and make anyone involved with a peaceful protest that turns violent “guilty by association.”<p>Following a few years of powerful Black Lives Matter protests and the encampment at Standing Rock, 2017 has continued to be a …

Rights & Freedoms

75 years ago Americans allowed fear to trump human rights. And we’ve already forgotten about it

History does not stand still. Sometimes, it repeats itself subtly and incrementally. Other times, the patterns are sudden yet plain for the world to see.<p>This Sunday, Feb 19, is the 75th anniversary of the Day of Remembrance, marking the authorization of Executive Order 9066 in 1942. The order—which …

Human Rights

So You Want to Read Alternate History: Here’s Where to Start

I’ve tried to focus solely on alternate history novels where the twist is entirely historical rather than dependent upon some kind of magical act, …

Historical Fiction

America’s Biggest Creditors Dump Treasuries in Warning to Trump

In the age of Trump, America’s biggest foreign creditors are suddenly having second thoughts about financing the U.S. government.<p>In Japan, the …

Economy

7 Things You Need to Start Doing to Take Back Control of Your Life

We all get busy in life with work, children, partner, family, boss, friends and so much more. It can be difficult to juggle everything, and usually …

Time Management

How to Make $1,828 From Every Blog Post You Publish

Earning money from your blog can seem like an uphill battle. It can be particularly disheartening if you’re brand new to it and playing “catch up” …

Marketing

Beau Willimon Declares War On Donald Trump, Eviscerates White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Among those who will not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Beau Willimon. The <i>House Of Cards</i> creator and former showrunner …

So You Want to Read Dystopian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Consider this book your introduction to dystopiana. Believe it or not, <i>1984</i> is totally hot right now. There have been reports of retailers actually …

Science Fiction

25 Quotes From Confucius That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.<p>Not only has his words of wisdom had enormous …

12 Simple Strategies to Boost Your Bench Press (and Save Your Shoulders)

Pretty cool title, right? But surely it can’t be true? <b>Putting kilos on your bench press doesn’t usually mean happy days for your shoulders.</b><p>How many …

20 Powerful Sun Tzu Quotes That Will Transform Your Understanding of Life

Sun Tzu was a famous Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher. He is most renowned for his book The Art of War, a widely influential …

Saltwater

This Google Expert’s Top SEO Tips For Job Seekers In 2017

Putting “customer happiness ninja” as your LinkedIn headline—even if that’s your actual job title—won’t do you any favors.<p>When’s the last time you Googled yourself? If you said never, it’s time to start. Recruiters and potential employers are already searching you to decide if you’re a candidate …

Make a Wall Mounted Desk With a Secret Compartment Underneath

A desk is a great place to work, but it’s also a great place to hide stuff. Over on YouTube, DIY Creators put together a desk that mounts to a wall, …

When The Bough Breaks The Economy Will Fall -- Trouble To Come In The New Year

Donald Trump promises an economic miracle during his administration, low taxes, record profits for companies, and high-paying jobs for workers. I wish it were true, but it ain't going to happen.<p>Unbeknownst to the President-elect, capitalist economies have built-in economic cycles with highs (peaks) …

To Live Remarkably, Repeat This 1 Affirmation Every Single Day for the Rest of Your Life | Inc.com

Every accomplishment is based on action, not on thought... yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, and an attitude: the attitude that no matter what, you will do what it takes to reach your goals -- and live the life <i>you</i> want to …

Motivation