Peter Xu

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Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Self-improvement

The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

I looked at my watch. It was 3:20pm. I had been on the phone for over an hour, almost all of that time listening to Frank*, a senior manager at Jambo, a technology company, complain about his boss, Brandon. Jambo is a company I know well — I have many ongoing relationships there from when I used to …

Self-help

5 Stocks That Are Screaming Buys Right Now

Market volatility is not over. Far from it.<p>Political factors (trade wars, North Korea, Iran) are whipsawing the market, alongside more domestic …

Investing

On a fixed income? Here are the best places in every state to live in retirement

Personal finance website GoBankingRates.com compiled a list of the best place in each U.S. state for retired workers to live. According to the website, the average Social Security benefit for retirees in 2017 was $1,369 a month, which adds up to $16,428 in annual benefits for single people and …

Retirement

How to Start Building Wealth When You Don't Have a Lot of Money

Want to build wealth but don’t really know where to start? If you knew where and how to start, would anything else be holding you back? What about …

Personal Finance

11 Best Vanguard Index Funds to Buy for Low-Cost Quality

Vanguard index funds are among the market’s greatest champions of low-cost investing.<p>The company is a pioneer, launching the first index fund – the …

Investing

35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

We've got a range of opportnuties for your money to deliver yield, from low-risk money market funds to high-risk MLPs.<p>Since the Great Recession, many …

Investing

Here are 5 ways to be a leader instead of a manager

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a <i>manager</i> and a <b>leader</b>?<p>Jennifer Hill has. Having held senior leadership positions with some top …

Bank of America

Warren Buffett: How To Turn $10,000 Into $51 Million And Other Wisdom From The Berkshire Meeting

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger kicked off Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting on Saturday with two episodes. First, there was a video of Munger furiously struggling to open a box of See’s Candies peanut brittle. When the video ended and both took the stage to a capacity crowd nearing …

Investing

3 Stocks That Feel Like Netflix in 2002

These three companies look poised for takeoff.<p>Anyone who was smart enough to buy <b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ:NFLX) at its IPO in 2002 and hold until today is …

Investing

Should you insure that trip or TV? Here's what an economist would do

You can buy insurance for practically anything these days.<p>Planning a vacation to France? Your airline, travel agent or even hotel will likely offer …

Personal Finance

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You

When someone you work with annoys you, it’s tempting to avoid the person as much as possible. But this isn’t always feasible and often only makes the situation worse. You’re better off cultivating some empathy. How can you do that with a colleague who rubs you the wrong way? How can you foster …

Self-help

How To Make Superior Hot Chocolate Without A Mix

I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is that you've been buying hot chocolate mixes unnecessarily, but the good news is that you're …

Important Papers to Locate After Someone Dies

Updated July 16, 2017<p>After someone dies, family members will need to locate all of the decedent's important papers. It will give family members and, …

Take a Break from Bland Meals with These 25 Spicy Recipes

While winter makes us crave savory, carb-filled meals like pasta and pizza, warmer weather always gets our mouths watering for lighter fare like fish …

7 Tips for a Next-Level Grilled Cheese

Amp up the classic sandwich with these simple and innovative tips.<p>In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, <i>Food & Wine</i> Culinary Director Justin …

Cooking

These 10 Breakfasts Are Faster than the Drive-Thru Window

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Mornings can feel like a constant rush to get out the door and get everyone to school or work, so it's no wonder it can …

Breakfast

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

This is everything men do wrong when buying and wearing a suit, according to the oldest tailor on Savile Row

With past and present clients who include the likes of the Queen, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and supermodel David Gandy, Henry Poole & Co knows a thing or two about how to choose the perfect suit.<p>The first tailor on London's famous Savile Row and the inventors of the "dinner …

Clothing

The Only French Fries You Should Make at Home

Let's talk about french fries at home. I haven't ever experienced a french fry from my own kitchen that truly rivals a fast food fry. I've tried …

French Fries

The surprising origins of your f*cking favorite swear words

As a society, we like to swear.<p>Swear words have a strange power over us. It starts when we are young, when they are deliciously taboo. Then, as we …

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Stranger Things

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance

10 Lovely Low-Sugar Desserts

Redefining sweet<p>The most recent USDA dietary guidelines, released in early 2016, urge us to cut down on added sugars—not the ones naturally present …

11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

We've pointed out some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't strike a chord or fit in to your busy …

15 Netflix hidden-gem horror movies for all you fear addicts out there (2017 edition)

Smell that air? Feel that brisk breeze? Wearing a jacket? That's right, dummy. It's October.<p>And <i>since</i> it's October, you want to watch horror movies, …

3 Ways a Roth 401(k) Can Boost Retirement Savings

In the 11 years since Roth 401(k)s were first launched, these accounts have become a standard option in most plans—nearly eight out of 10 of …

Stop! Don't Put Your 401(k) into Your Trust!

Should You Fund Your IRA or 401(k) into Your Revocable Trust?<p>Your 401(k) Doesn't Belong in Your Trust<p>Updated November 26, 2017<p>Should you put your IRA …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …