Michael McMaster

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Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces The 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

Author Michael Pollan had always been curious about psychoactive plants, but his interest skyrocketed when he heard about a research study in which people with terminal cancer were given a psychedelic called psilocybin — the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms" — to help them deal with their …

Psychedelia

12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics, According To People On Reddit

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." <i>To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby</i> freaking <i>Dick.</i> But do you ever wonder …

The Homeowner's Protection Act Prevents You From Paying PMI for Life

Private mortgage insurance (PMI) protects lenders when borrowers don’t repay home loans, but homeowners are responsible for paying mortgage insurance …

Personal Finance

6 Underrated Destinations in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s finest beaches, natural landscapes, and vibrant cities. Even better, these diverse attractions can be …

13 Books These High Achievers Say Helped Them Get Ahead

These titles foster creativity, self-improvement, and open-mindedness.<p>Reading is good for you in many ways. It fosters creativity, self-improvement and open-mindedness. Researchers even have determined it can help you live longer. Here are popular titles suggested by more than a dozen successful …

Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017<p>The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017.<p>The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo …

9 Brilliant Vegan Curry Recipes That'll Rock Your Hungry Little World

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Food And Drink<p>by Jazmin Kopotsha | 23 03 2018<p>Vegan katsu curry, anyone?<p>There's nothing quite as satisfying as a curry for dinner. Warm, …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

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

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist

You've had the idea for a while. Now is the time to act. This startup guide will get you up and running fast.<p>It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But …

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

The Best Books of 2017, According to Independent Bookstores

It’s been a banner year for books. Real Simple asked some of our favorite independent bookstores across the country to share their memorable reads of …

Books

The People Who Break or Manipulate the Rules Are the Ones Who Really Become Successful

Gerard Adams chats with Chris Pfaff, founder of fashion brand Young and Reckless, to hear how he beat the system.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chris Pfaff grew up in Akron, Ohio, where he was constantly told he would never amount to anything great. Having to hustle …

Thought Leadership

Tax collectors' phones are ringing. People are lining up. The property tax rush is on.

Local tax collectors across the country are working overtime as people line up to pay their property taxes early -- before the new tax plan goes into effect.<p>"We're completely overwhelmed," said Justin Sweet, the town clerk for Clarkstown, New York.<p>"There were people waiting when we got here this …

Tax reform: 9 tax deductions are going away in 2018

Learn what the tax bill just took away from taxpayers.<p>The new tax reform bill is now law, and taxpayers can expect a lot of changes to take place in 2018. Reduced tax rates, higher standard deductions, and higher child tax credits for families are just a few of the perks that individual taxpayers …

Retirement

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Tax bill passes final vote: What does it mean for you? Your 9 biggest questions answered

The House and Senate both voted to pass a final tax bill overhauling the United States code on Wednesday, following a procedural hiccup Tuesday. That …

Now that the tax overhaul has passed, here are five moves to consider before year's end

Add another item to your holiday shopping list: last-minute tax planning.<p>Congress has passed the most sweeping overhaul of the federal tax code in three decades. The Republican legislation, which President Trump celebrated on Wednesday, delivers most of its benefits to corporations and the wealthy, …

Personal Finance

Groundbreaking Vegan Documentary Debuts in 2018

New vegan documentary <i>Eating Our Way to Extinction</i> is set to debut in 2018. London-based brothers Ludo and Otto Brockway (through their production …

Plant-Based Diet

9 potential tax changes for 2018 you need to know about

Taxpayers like certainty when they're trying to figure out how to pay as little tax as possible. Right now, there's never been <i>less</i> certainty about what the tax laws will look like in the near future, as competing tax reform proposals from the House and the Senate are set to square off in a joint …

Make your own tasty vegetarian turkey for Thanksgiving with this recipe

While there are a lot of tasty turkey alternatives on the market now for us vegetarians and vegans to choose from, if you are like us, you’re tired …

Creamy Vegetarian Miso Gravy Recipe

Creamy Vegetarian Miso Gravy Recipe. An easy vegetarian and vegan gravy recipe for your mashed potatoes or Thanksgiving dinner. This easy homemade …

10 Amazing Places You Need To Visit In Colombia

For a long while there, Colombia was one of those countries a lot of people wouldn’t even consider visiting. This, of course, is not to say that …

South America

Your Guide to Energy-Efficient Home Heating Systems

Heating the home in winter is one of the biggest household expenses. According to the EPA, 42% of the energy we use at home is for heating. While …

A Simple Explanation of How to Create Stunning BOKEH Effects

If you clicked on this article, I'm assuming that you already know what bokeh is, but if not, here's a quick explanation:Bokeh is the out of focus …

Depth Of Field

The Creamy Cashew Sauce We're Putting On All Our Roasted Veg

You're gonna want to lick it off the plate.<p>After 10 years of strict veganism, my husband, Jason, decided to add fish back into his diet. This was (is) a huge deal for me, an omnivore, and I dove right into cooking all the fish in all the ways. Suddenly, there were so many possibilities… fish sauce, …

Spice Kit: How to Grow Ginger, Turmeric, and Cardamom at Home

You are familiar with the gnarly ginger root, a supermarket staple. But have you ever tasted new, pale, and tender fresh ginger, its aromatic skin so …

15 Vegan Fall Desserts You Should Bake Right Away

YUM.<p>With pumpkins, sweet potatoes and apples coming into season, it’s time we accept that fall is just around the corner. Sure, the arrival of fall means the end of summer, but it also means we’re entering the season for baking.<p>Nothing says fall more than an apple pie cooling on the counter or a …