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Why COOs Should Think Like Behavioral Economists

When Yelp was a startup with just 15 employees, the office manager began to stock the kitchen with drinks and snacks to get everyone through the long afternoons. Juice, water, fruit, chips, and as much candy as could be stuffed into the small kitchen drawer. Being at work was like being, well, a …


After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …


We tried biscuit breakfast sandwiches from major fast-food chains — and the winner is shockingly clear

American tastes are changing, and fast-food chains are trying to keep up with the trends.<p>The biscuit, a classic cornerstone of Southern American cuisine, has long been a regional option at restaurants like McDonald's, Wendy's, and others of the fast-food ilk.<p>But now the biscuit is being embraced …


Why being a loner may be good for your health

We tend to decry being alone. But emerging research suggests some potential benefits to being a loner – including for our creativity, mental health and even leadership skills.<p>I can be a reluctant socialiser. I’m sometimes secretly pleased when social plans are called off. I get restless a few hours …


Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

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This 4-Move Workout Will Make Your Entire Body Stronger and More Muscular | Men's Health

<b>Directions:</b> Perform the following exercises in the order shown. Rest 30 seconds.<p>That’s 1 round. Do 8 rounds.<p>1. Barbell front squat, 10 reps<br>2. Barbell military press, 10 reps<br>3. Barbell biceps curl, 10 reps<br>4. Rope climb, also known as a spiderman plank, 20 reps


Dennis Quaid Reveals How He Essentially Hasn't Aged Since 1989

The 63-year-old stays in shape with cycling, lifting, and more<p>Even after a decades-long career, Dennis Quaid is still one of the busiest men in Hollywood — both on the screen and in the gym.<p>When the actor called up <i>Men’</i> to discuss his latest project, Andrew and Jon Irwin’s <i>I Can Only</i> …

Michael B. Jordan

I hear you, but your home is still a lousy investment

After divorce left her homeless, Barbara Gorman never imagined she could be a homeowner on her own. See how Habitat for Humanity made it possible through their new "Tiny House" design. VPC<p>Don’t let rainy days cloud your feelings! Instead, here's how to start a rainy day fund. USA TODAY

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So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

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White South Africans Want Trump To Let Them Migrate To The U.S. After A Vote To Seize Their Farms

According to Newsweek, more than 12,000 people are petitioning President Trump to allow white South Africans to migrate to U.S., due to the country's …

South Africa

I'm a financial planner, and these are the 4 factors that will determine your financial success

Financial planning can be very complicated because you have to balance all the information and changes in your life.<p>To simplify the process, here are four factors that have the biggest impact on your probability of success.<p>1. How long you work affects your retirement income<p>This is one of the …


Want a Custom Ultralight Backpack? Get the Osprey Levity Instead

Osprey makes some of the most popular backpacking packs available — it’s the most common brand among Appalachian Trail thru-hikers — but its …


Zuma’s final hours: Ex-journo reveals plan for state of emergency, army deployment

<i>JOHANNESBURG — History books, no doubt, will look back on the events of last month that led to President Jacob Zuma finally stepping down as an</i> …

South Africa

Sea freezes over at Isle of Wight harbour

Video shows the sea frozen over at Bembridge Harbour on the east coast of the Isle of Wight.<p>Temperatures on the island dropped to -6C overnight.<p>The Met Office has issued a number of red warnings with more snow due to hit the south of England over the coming days.

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Warren Buffett's 3 Most Profitable Pieces Of Advice

Warren Buffett has once again spoken with more sage advice for the masses. His annual letter to shareholders, which is as unadorned as a Nebraska cornfield, as usual, is a bounty for all investors.<p>In this year’s Berkshire Hathaway letter, you don’t have to dig very deep to find the best nuggets. …


A diet ranked one of the best for overall health by experts may have an additional health benefit for older adults — here's how to try it

A diet ranked by experts as one of the best for your overall health may have an additional benefit for older adults.<p>The DASH diet, an abbreviation for "dietary approaches to stop hypertension," involves lowering your sodium intake to no more than 2,300 milligrams a day and eating vegetables, …


How much money you have to earn to be considered rich in 42 major US cities

Everything in life is relative.<p>That phrase is especially true when looking at how much money it takes to be considered "rich" in different US cities.<p>While terms like "middle class" and "rich" are used broadly — and often incorrectly — they can be quantified using federal data.<p>About 20% of Americans …


5 books that will help you reach your financial goals

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’ve already forgotten about those New Year’s resolutions, here’s an easy way to check …

Personal Finance

Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket heading towards asteroid belt after overshooting Mars

Elon Musk's super-rocket has taken flight and overshot Mars' orbit, going further out into the solar system than originally planned.<p>His cherry-red Tesla, carrying a dummy and blasting Bowie's Life on Mars, was supposed to take a path around the Sun which would take it out into Mars' orbit.<p>It …

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Dim light may be shrinking your brain

If you've opted to go for low "mood lighting" in your office, you might want to think again. According to a new study from Michigan State University, …


9 TED talks that will make you better with money

TED is a non-profit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has slowly evolved to include everything from global issues to academic topics. Ideas are shared via short "talks" — speeches given by experts in their …

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Stock Markets

A Blueprint To Building Wealth - The 4 Deadly Sins Of D.I.Y. Investors

Investor psychology prevents a lot of do-it-yourself investors from performing well in their investing endeavors.<p>A dividend growth strategy can be …


Rare Sight of Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse: Pictures


5 Magazines Worth Your Time

<i>We’re lucky enough to partner with some of the world’s greatest publishers, bloggers and curators, many of whom curate Flipboard Magazines around events, issues and themes. Every month, we’ll spotlight some of our favorites.</i><p><i>This roundup maps to some of the biggest news events of the past month—like</i> …

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An Italian village is selling homes for $1.25 so it doesn't become a ghost town

On the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, the old village of Ollolai is at risk of turning into a ghost town.<p>Over the past half-century, the town's population has declined from 2,250 people to just 1,300. And now, there are hundreds of abandoned homes.<p>In an effort to lure new residents, Ollolai's …


The rise and fall of Bitcoin

THE great Sir Isaac Newton may have revolutionised our knowledge of the world but he still had his blind spots. He was sucked into the great mania of …

Bitcoin: Not A Store Of Value But A Creator Of It, And Perhaps Not A Bubble After All

There has never been anything quite like a Bitcoin.<p>Microsoft has appreciated by over 100,000%, Berkshire Hathaway is up by an impressive 1,700,000% …

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

How to Grow Your Personal Wealth, From an Award-Winning Millennial Financial Adviser

The first question to ask yourself is whether you have earned the right to invest.<p>Investing can seem intimidating or confusing, especially when you are trying to invest in both yourself and your business. Between the stresses of running and growing your business, and the constant onslaught of news …