Melissa Pettiford

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Tesla's Autopilot software head leaves the company six months after joining from Apple

Chris Lattner exits on the same day Tesla hires a new director of AI<p>Chris Lattner, a longtime Apple software guru, has left his post running software for Tesla’s Autopilot division after just six months. Lattner announced his departure in a tweet late Tuesday. Earlier in the evening, Tesla …

The 2 Barriers Holding You Back from Finally Writing Your Book, and How to Move Past Them

"I will write my book in 2017!" say aspiring authors everywhere. If you want to make it happen, you must move past these 2 obstacles. Here is how!<p>Do you have "write my book" on your list of 2017 goals or resolutions? The good news is that it's never been easier to write your book.<p>There are …

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author says a 3-step process he learned from Tony Robbins drastically improved his life

In many ways, Tim Ferriss carries on a tradition well established by Tony Robbins: finding people at the top of their fields, determining what makes them tick, and then passing those insights along to a general audience.<p>After Ferriss, who wrote the best-seller " The 4-Hour Workweek ," interviewed …

Tony Robbins

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

This Tiny Farmhouse on Wheels Makes 250 Square Feet Look Lavish

If the tiny home movement and <b>Fixer Upper</b> fandom had a lovechild, it would be this 250-square-foot mobile farmhouse, built by Handcrafted Movement founder Matt Impola. With more than a decade of construction experience, Matt's new venture focuses on creating one-of-a-kind pieces that celebrate …

Find out How Earning $30,000 a Year Can Turn You Into a Millionaire

It may sound crazy, but even if you only earn $30,000 per year, if you invest (and save) wisely and prudently you can you become a millionaire. …

How to invest in alternative assets — like real estate — in your IRA

One nice thing about IRAs — including SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs and Roth IRAs — is you get to manage them yourself. So you’re not restricted to investing …

Day Trip To The Most Beautiful Hot Springs In America This Winter

There’s nothing better than a hot springs adventure. However you get there: hiking, driving, snowmobiling… you just <i>know</i> that you have this incredible payoff waiting for you. Because soon you’ll be soaking in a sparkling, hot water pool with breath-taking vistas surrounding you. It’s an incredible …

The Financial Advice You Need in Your 30s | Investopedia

Now that you're in your 30s, your career is a bit more established and your personal life may be more complex if marriage and kids have entered the …

Personal Finance

Yes, there are legit ways to make money without leaving your house

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, college student, or just looking to pay down your debt, we could all use some extra cash.<p>While we could find a …

The 1 Meaningful Email You Should Write Today

Fear and doubt can permeate even the greatest organizations. Here's how leaders can take action and use language to inspire, unite, and protect.<p>After the most surprising presidential election in American history, millions of people worry what the future will hold. With so much uncertainty about the …

10 Classic Books That Have Been Banned

In chapter 7 of <i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i>, Alice sits down for tea at the Mad Hatter’s tea party, flanked by the March Hare and the snoozing …

The Vibration Of Your Thoughts Create Your Life

<i>Photo by Jane Fuller</i> '<i>If you know what you want - if you can state it, the universe will move in your direction.</i>" <b>- Goethe</b> There is an invisible …

A top VC firm just put together a striking presentation on what it was like for startups in 2016

Given all of the fear and loathing startups were feeling in 2015, top venture capital firm, First Round, did another poll of its network of more than 700 founders and CEOs to see what it's like to have a startup in 2016. Times have certainly changed , and we've published with First Round's …

Venture Capital

Russell Simmons Talks Art and Meditation in the Trump Era

“Dissonance is an important part of keeping the country straight.”<p>Music and media mogul <b>Russell Simmons</b> was championing meditation long before there were apps to track mindfulness and guided teachings delivered by smartphone. So it wasn’t a surprise, given the current political climate, when the …

Russell Simmons

Is the Mindfulness Craze Turning Us Into Suckers?

Mindfulness sounds pretty great. Who could be against teaching people to be more present in the moment, to try to worry less about the past and …

8 ways to make your money work for you

"Make your money work for you" is such common personal finance advice that it borders on being cliché.<p>But what does it actually mean? And more importantly, how can you do it?<p>There's no simple answer — or a single way to do it. In fact, almost everyone can find at least one way to put their money to …

Meet the Woman Behind Alicia Keys’ No Makeup Look and Glowing Complexi

For weeks, I’d been seething about Alicia Keys' skin, shaking my fist up at the Complexion Gods, bemoaning the unjust large-pored bumpy hand that my face had been dealt. It didn’t help that AK’s bare-faced mug has been everywhere lately—on multiple weeknights as one of the new judges on “The …

Achieving a perfect credit score is a lot easier than you may realize

Americans would probably be lost without their credit cards. According to ValuePenguin, the average balance-carrying household had more than $16,000 in debt as of May 2016, with total outstanding consumer debt hitting $3.4 trillion, including $929 billion in revolving debt. Considering that roughly …

Decadent Twice-Baked Potatoes

<b>Ingredients</b><p>3 extra large baking potatoes, washed<br>• 1/4 pounds smoked bacon, thick sliced, cut crosswise into ½ inch pieces<br>• 1 small onion, peeled, medium diced<br>• 4 cloves garlic, peeled, roughly chopped<br>• 2 tablespoons butter<br>• 3 tablespoons grated pecorino cheese (half for mixture, half for topping)<br>• 1/3 pounds …

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Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning to Stay Successful

See why self-reflection in the morning can set your entire day up for success.<p>Have you ever been distracted while driving and then suddenly arrived at your destination, wondering how you even got there? Too often, we go through life on autopilot like this, only to realize later that we've lost …

16 secrets to a perfect home

Before we get started here, don't forget that one man's perfect is another man's nightmare, so perfection is relative, but we think we've found some …

Midcentury modern goes boho in a Providence apartment

A couple assembles an eclectic mix in a loft<p>Before they got married, Courtney Webster (an interior designer, event stylist, and blogger) and Brandon Aguiar (a painter) lived in a building that was, frankly, uninspiring. Webster describes their previous home as a "cookie-cutter apartment."<p>"Our last …

10 Brutal Truths About Success No One Wants to Hear (Except People Who Hunger for Success)

Want to be successful? Start by radically changing your approach to business and to life.<p>Ask successful people how they achieved their success and you'll hear words like "hard work," "sacrifice," and "persistence."<p>Dig a little deeper and you'll find some other common attitudes and habits, like …

15 awe-inspiring modern garden ideas to motivate you

You can't ever have too much modern garden inspiration, especially during these cooler months, as now is when you should be planning what you're …