Monica Gonzalez

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Where living poor means dying young

SAN FRANCISCO — This city is full of parks that invite exercise and bike lanes that make commuting a workout. It's home to social services that tend the poor, and taxpayers who willingly fund them. Smoking is banned at restaurants and bars — as well as in workplaces, at bus stops, throughout public …

Income Inequality

What Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, and 23 other highly successful people were doing at age 25

For some, it's mostly linear. Others encounter more twists, turns, and bumps along the way.<p>While some like Steve Jobs and Richard Branson were already dominating the business world at 25, others like Larry Ellison and Mark Cuban took a little longer to hit their stride and saw their mid-20s as …

6 Brand-Name Stocks That Could Deliver a Cumulative $300 Billion in Dividend Income By 2020

Image source: Pictures of Money via Flickr.<p>Dividend stocks are often the foundation upon which great retirement portfolios are built.<p>For investors, dividends serve multiple purposes. First, they act as a beacon for income-seekers, allowing them to spot financially sound businesses. Think about it …

Everything you've ever wanted to know about venture capital, but were too afraid to ask

If you work in the tech or finance industry, it all makes perfect sense after a while.<p>But for everyone else, trying to figure out just what it means when we say that Uber's raising $2 billion at a $62.5 billion valuation can make your head spin.<p>So if you're curious, here's how to think about money …

Save hundreds on the Python Programming Bootcamp

Want to learn programming? Python is a great language to start with—It's widely used and multi-faceted, but easier to learn and understand than most other programming languages. Python has tons of real world applications, so skills are in higher demand than ever. Right now, Engadget readers can get …

19 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth around 80 years ago. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal-finance classic: "Think and Grow Rich."<p>In addition to boiling down the …

Dear Silicon Valley: There Are No Shortcuts In Health Care

What do Theranos, 23andMe, and Zenefits have in common? These well-hyped companies failed to meet regulatory requirements.<p>In 2013, 23andMe got slapped by federal regulators for failing to respond to emails. In 2015, the much-hyped biotech startup Theranos was cited by the feds for serious …

Digital Health

10 Mantras That Will Get You Immense Peace Of Mind, Spirit and Energy

Mantra is a sound, a word or a phrase that has <b>powerful meaning and significance.</b> This is why the meaning of the words in a mantra are as important as …

The 11 smartest things to do with your money in your 20s

Entering the "real world" in your 20s is thrilling, but far from simple.<p>On top of navigating the job-search process and learning the ins and outs of renting an apartment, you have to figure out what to do with your first paychecks.<p>To help, we've rounded up the smartest things 20-somethings who are …

A former investment banker has condensed an entire MBA into one online course — and it's only $10 right now

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / Roman Kruglov<p>There's a lot to learn before you're ready to break out in the business world. You need to be knowledgeable in …

A New Online Course Teaches Buddhist Meditation for Free

<i>By Sonia Jones</i><p>In this video, Sonia Jones, Sonima's founder, sits down with David Germano, Ph.D., a professor of religious studies and the director of the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, to discuss the school's newest online course on Buddhist meditation in the modern …

Meet the Women Changing the Face of Tech

From the “Elephant in the Valley” report revealing that 60% of women in Silicon Valley have been sexually harassed, to the meteoric spike of the #ILookLikeAnEngineer meme, to the immediate backlash over Sir Michael Moritz’s comments about not “lowering standards” to find qualified women to work at …

Silicon Valley

How to Get a 'Green' Job

<b>Dear Annie:</b> I’m in my last semester of college, and I want to pick a career with a lot of potential for growth. I’ve been reading up on renewable …

RETOX: A Wellness Plan for the Modern Woman

If you hate restrictive diet and exercise plans, but still want to make changes to get healthier and more fit, there's a new book for you: RETOX: Healthy Solutions for Real Life. Written by Lauren Imparato, an ex-Wall Streeter turned wellness expert and founder of I.AM.YOU Yoga Studio in Manhattan, …

Why Organic Food Might Be Worth the High Price

The most infamous fact about organic food is that it’s expensive—about 47% more expensive, according to a recent analysis from <i>Consumer Reports</i>. But a …

Farming

How Do You Know When You Have Had Enough in a Relationship?

I am proud of the people who stay in marriages and relationships a lot longer than most. As many people know, the divorce rate is right around 50% these days and a lot of couples are choosing to wait to tie the knot because of this alarming statistic. I can't say that I blame them with the smallest …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

Johns Hopkins University

The Best Marriage Advice EVER

When Ashley and I got married thirteen years ago, we were young and in love, but we were also pretty clueless (me especially)! Along the way, we've had so many people share wise advice and life experiences with us, which has helped guide our family through good times and hard times.<p>Through the …

Early Retirement Calculator

When can I retire?<p>Compound interest is powerful but takes a long time. To retire in 5 or 10 years the most important number is not your return on …

Should You Learn Python, C, or Ruby to Be a Top Coder? (Infographic)

See which coding language you should learn first.<p>Top coders have near limitless prospects when it comes to employment, or even opportunities to succeed in their own startups. In fact, learning to code is fast becoming a necessary life skill, with millions each year taking online and in-person …

Programming

5 Signs You're Working For A Truly Great Company

If you were to ask people, “what makes a great company,” you would get quite a variety of responses. It’s one of those things that’s hard to define but easy to identify if you are part of a great company. I’ve had the opportunity to interview, work and speak with some of the world’s top business …

The 18 Best Analytics Tools Every Business Manager Should Know

The goal of any business analytic tool is to analyze data and extract actionable and commercially relevant information that you can use to increase results or performance. But with so many tools available it can be difficult to know what to use and when.<p>I thought it might be useful to look at some …

Data Science

Women cash in on the marijuana boom

The cannabis industry is quickly becoming a magnet for female entrepreneurs.<p>Medical or recreational marijuana is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. As legalization has increased, so have sales. In 2013, the industry was at $1.8 billion.<p>In 2015, it was estimated at $5.4 billion …

Cannabis

These Are The Best Employee Benefits And Perks

From Airbnb’s $2,000 to travel, to Netflix’s year of paid maternity leave, thousands of employee reviews reveal the best benefits and perks.<p>Landing a dream job isn’t always just about the actual work. Among the best companies to work for, employee review platform Glassdoor found that employees were …

The Workplace

The Best Time Of Day To Exercise, Study, Eat, And Sleep

There's a peak period to do just about everything, and here's why.<p>Regardless of whether or not you're a routine-oriented person, your body likes to stick to a pretty tight schedule.<p>Scientists have long known that our bodies have internal clocks, which regulate the physical, mental and behavioral …

The Fanatic's Advantage: How Bill Gates Showed That Work-Life Balance Is A Myth

It takes a village to raise a child. But it takes a fanatic to shake up the village. That’s an eternal reality, even in an era when working people are demanding “work-life” balance.<p>Bill Gates, in an interview for BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, revealed that he was so driven during the early …