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I broke free from a survivalist cult and got a PhD at Cambridge

Tara Westover was a freshman in college when she first heard of the Holocaust.<p>“I don’t know this word,” she told a professor in class. “What does it …

College & University

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

Why this top dermatologist swears by applying magnesium oil to skin

<i>People in the beauty industry get tons of goods to test out, so when someone spends their own money on something that they’ve run out of, you know</i> …

Skin Care

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment

Here's Exactly Why Quartz Countertops Are Winning Right Now

In the war of kitchen materials, quartz countertops have risen up through the ranks, and are now the most popular option out there — beating out …

Home Improvement

7 must-know money lessons you should have learned in school — but probably didn't

When I was in high school, I didn't learn anything about money, budgeting, or investing.<p>While I'm a financial planner now, I didn't learn most financial basics until my junior year of college.<p>What's crazy is, I <i>did</i> take a financial basics course at one point. Unfortunately, it wasn't even remotely …

Personal Finance

Here's how much your personal information is selling for on the dark web

Not everything on the dark web is illegal, but it is a huge marketplace for stolen data and personal information. After a data breach or hacking incident, personal information is often bought and sold on the dark web by identity thieves looking to make money off your good name-and any numbers or …

Identity Theft

Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

For a chaotic year, I'm offering a chaotic "Best Books" list — but I think my list is chaotic in a good sense. These books zing off in all directions: They're fresh, unruly and dismissive of the canned and contrived.<p>You can't go wrong with any of these books. As one of Dashiell Hammett's dangerous …

Peek Inside Kris Jenner’s Brand New Calabasas Mansion

By •<p>Kris Jenner is reportedly set to buy this Calabasas mansion. Click through to see inside the brand new home.<p>Berkshire Hathaway<p>The home boasts …

Houses

The Swedish Royal Family Has a Must-Watch YouTube Channel

If you’re looking for a way to kill time this holiday season and are tired of your own family, consider joining the Swedish royal family…online, at …

The one skill you need to learn right now to make it in the future workforce

How to learn how to code like a pro — for free — in just a few weeks<p>You need to learn to code.<p>Even with just two to four years’ experience, Americans …

Employment

Everything You Ever Wanted (and Needed) to Know About The Ordinary

The Ordinary, the disruptive and jaw-droppingly affordable skincare brand, is over a year old already. Can you believe it? Industry insiders and …

Skin Care

What Your Nightly Routine Should Look Like, According to Science

Scientists say this is the right way to end your day.<p>Wondering when to stop drinking coffee and using screens to avoid messing with your sleep? How …

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

PNC Bank

How to keep your house running smoothly, month by month

Prevention is the best medicine with your house, as well as your body. “We go for our annual checkups to our doctor and dentist, so why not do it for our home?” says Mike Holmes, host of HGTV’s “Holmes on Homes.”<p>Annual maintenance will help prevent you from having to make an avoidable, costly …

Home Improvement

6 ways to boost your brain health with food

When it comes to Sunday night meal prepping, I love using recipes that pack in the nutritional alphabet, from vitamin A to zinc. But with a crazy …

Make These Party Dips That Go Beyond French Onion

Every party spread, no matter how fancy the shindig, should contain a dip or two. Dips are easy to make, fun to eat, and much loved by pretty much …

Write Stronger Sentences With the 2-3-1 Trick

In my six semesters as an English major, this is the best thing I learned: When in doubt, put the best bit of a sentence at the end, the next-best …

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind,</i> …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue …

Briggs & Riley Baseline Large Upright Duffle

"This is my third one. Absolutely the finest quality product I have ever found, and it fits within the maximum dimensions allowed by the airlines for …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

The Best Books You May Have Missed This Year

Everyone wishes they had more time in the day to curl up with a good book. With so many great new releases in 2017, we can’t blame you if you missed some under-the-radar literary gems. As the temperatures drop and the holiday shopping madness begins, add these books to your list — we know you’ll be …

Books

Using a Tree as a Hedge Plant

Tree Species That Work Well With Low Maintenance<p>Hedges provide privacy and beauty in landscape design. Many trees are well suited for hedges, but …

5 Tricks for Popping Your Ears After a Flight

And how to keep them from clogging in the first place.<p>It's been two hours since you left the airport and your ears still feel clogged.<p>Other than …

The two moves that will keep you fit for life

How can you tell if you’re due a long and happy life? Advanced science? Cryogenics? Dr Michael Joyner, a physician and researcher with non-profit …

Cardiovascular System

Columnar Fruit Trees: Create Your Own City Orchard with These Amazing Dwarf Fruit Trees

You have always wanted to have your own fruit orchard and pick crisp organic produce from the trees you have planted, but your wish seem unattainable …

Take a Hot Bath Under the Northern Lights at This Remote Icelandic Hotel

Those who think that Iceland’s been ruined by American tourists just need to venture further north.<p>Up in Iceland’s remote Fljot valley, there’s a …

5 books from 2017 that these authors think you should read

Memoirs that make you think about judgment and injustice, a funny — but unexpectedly dark — novel, and a guide to a happy marriage. Here are five of …

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

Starting to collect Social Security early will result in smaller checks, but that's much less of a problem than you think. Here's why you might want …

Retirement