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Science Has Unlocked the Key Personality Trait for Succeeding at Life

Also, it's an inherent trait, so sorry if you don't have it.<p>To get far in life, it doesn't matter so much if you are smart or funny as much as it does that you're <i>conscientious</i>, reports <i>TIME</i>.<p>Great! What does that even really mean? Conscientiousness is basically being "efficient, organized, neat, and …

Neat

5 Exercises to Improve Your Bedroom Flexibility

Train for tonight's workout with these moves.<p>The exercise moves below will make you feel sexier, increase your strength, and help you develop flexibility for an overall better performance in bed, according to CosmoBody trainer Jennifer Johnson. Wait, why aren't you doing them yet? Repeat eight to …

Filter Rainwater in a Barrel for Drinking

Rain barrels are everywhere these days, and while they are great for providing water for your lawn or garden, what about drinking water? This plan …

Snorkeling

Five Work-From-Home Tips That Apply to Office Life

Most people don't get to work from home. Those that do find it can be a double-edged sword. More freedom means more responsibility, after all. Even …

Productivity

3 ways to fight high fees in your 401(k) - Encore - MarketWatch

Many people understand that high investment fees can undermine their retirement security. But a recent study shows just how devastating such expenses …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Too Late To Plan Retirement? Never!

A huge barrier to retirement success is failure to plan. People too often find the whole topic exhausting, while the pressing financial needs of the day overwhelm our pockets and our patience.<p>Yet not planning is a critical mistake. As the years pass, you lose the natural investing edge of time. …

The Right IRA For Your Retirement Plan

Saving money for retirement is important, so important that the government gives you a major leg-up through tax breaks. You get these by using a workplace 401(k), an individual retirement account (IRA) or both.<p>The tax advantages of setting aside money now are clear. You get to defer taxes today and …

Three Easy Retirement Rules of Thumb

Everyone loves a simple way to measure progress. We use letters for grades and annual salary as way to gauge our performance relative to others.<p>It’s not the same as your “value” as a person, and it’s certainly unhealthy to use our achievements to keep score socially. Yet when it comes to finances, …

7 Things Your Financial Plan Is Probably Missing

One of the most common questions I get when doing personal consultation sessions is “what am I missing?” People often feel that they’re doing everything right or don’t even know what to ask. Here are the most common holes I see in people’s financial situations:<p><b>1) Not having enough emergency …

You Can Retire Rich Without High Risk

It takes money to make money,” or so the saying goes. In lottery states, the advertising often sounds like this: “You can’t win if you don’t play.”<p>Both are common-sense statements, and both are horribly wrong when it comes to retirement investing. It’s truly important to understand just how much …

How to avoid the biggest 401(k) mistakes

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>The 401(k) plan has long been one of the most useful and advantageous cornerstones of any …

Retirement

Thieves defeat keyless entry to break into cars

More thieves are using high-tech electronic devices to break through the keyless-entry systems that lock up modern cars, the National Insurance Crime Bureau reports.<p>The thieves are using electronic "scanner boxes" that allow them mimic the signal emitted by key fobs that open car doors with the …

Experience Travel

Couple rows across Pacific, doesn't divorce

You can decide for yourself what's most impressive about Trulia.com co-founder Sami Inkinen's recently completed row across the Pacific. That the 2,800-mile crossing didn't kill him. Or that his wife didn't.<p>On Saturday, Inkinen, 38, and his wife Meredith Loring, 34, successfully completed their …

Congrats on a great quarter — now, you're fired

Last week Amgen, one of the USA's biggest biotechnology companies, reported a sensational quarter.<p>Earnings per share leaped 25% and revenue jumped 11% from the second quarter of 2013.<p>Amgen's chief executive officer Robert Bradway called it "robust."<p>But Amgen also announced it would lay off up to …

Fortune.com

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Print Media

I can afford the choice of not working full time—it took two decades of planning and discipline

Liberty is the rosary of choice, on which I count my many blessings.<p>I choose where to live within my nation—unlike the Chinese, who need a hukou, a residence permit.<p>I chose whom to marry—unlike millions in South Asia, whose parents arrogate that decision.<p>I choose what clothes to wear—unlike those …

Financial Markets

Relying on online listings, young Americans struggle to find jobs

Dealing with higher unemployment rates, young Americans find job search can take months at a time<p>US adds 209,000 jobs in July as unemployment rate rises to 6.2% Student loan debt hits a new high as millennials take ‘poverty-wage’ jobs<p>For policy wonks and economists, the first Friday of every month …

Six 30-Day Challenges to Help You Learn More and Form Lasting Habits

30 day challenges are a great way to force yourself out of your comfort zone to take on new skills. You can learn new things, form lasting habits, …

Personal Finance

Make Your Own Portable Battery Pack with a Longer-Lasting Charge

Portable battery packs for your smartphone or tablet are handy. You could buy one, but you can save money by making your own.<p>We've covered how to …

Gear & Gadgets

5 celebrity money mistakes we can all learn from

Slide 1 of 7<p>Just because one may be good at making money doesn’t mean he or she necessarily has the savvy to save, invest and grow that money. The …

Personal Finance

Can you spy on a phone when it is turned off?

Whether you consider Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot, before he hit the news most people didn't give much thought to government spying on everyday citizens. During a recent interview, he said that the NSA has the ability to spy on your smartphone, even if it's turned off.<p>So the NSA can listen …

Obama to extend family leave to gay couples

President Obama is directing the Labor Department to create rules making sure that gay couples are eligible for benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the White House said Friday.<p>Under the rules, employees would be eligible for leave to care for a same-sex spouse who is ill, regardless of …

Man claims CVS mistake cost him his sight

HOUSTON — A man has sued CVS Pharmacy claiming he was blinded in his left eye after a pharmacist mistakenly gave him anti-bacterial ear drops to treat an eye infection.<p>Claudis Alston, 65, suffers from a variety of ailments including kidney failure. But in 2012, he sought treatment at Houston …

California condor spotted in San Mateo Co. for first time in 110 years

An endangered California condor was recently spotted and photographed in San Mateo County, the first time the giant species of vulture has been seen that far north in more than a century.<p>The adventurous condor, listed as #597 but affectionately called “Lupine,” was photographed near the town of …

As factories die, income gap grows

READING, Pa. — In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars — David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a sporty Mazda 3. With David making $22 an hour and Barbara $19, they could easily afford the payments<p>A month later, Baldwin Hardware, a unit of Stanley Black & …