Rebecca Hennig

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Young, rich tech engineers are investing their millions differently than the rest of us

Even though they are flush with cash they likely made in just a few years, they have a distrust of risky investments and of opportunistic wealth managers CNN Money reports.<p>More than anything, they want to see the data and charts for themselves.<p>Darrell Krasnoff, a managing director at Bel Air …

A Marine explains which state would win if the US declared war on itself

<i>We've published the full answer from Quora user Jon Davis, a Marine veteran who is now a writer and blogger on military, veterans, and Middle Eastern affairs. In Oct. 2014, Davis' answer was optioned by a Hollywood producer for a potential television series.</i><p>These are the accounts of the Second …

War

Introducing: A Daily Routine So Good it Works for Early Birds and Night Owls

I’m sure you’ve seen studies and articles comparing early birds and night owls. Night people are smarter and more entrepreneurial. But morning people …

This new mom's post-baby body pics have gone viral. Here's why.

There is a weird obsession surrounding women’s post-baby bodies. Specifically, many new moms feel crazy external pressure to make their …

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Time Management

How Do You Speak American? Mostly, Just Make Up Words

<i>John F. Kennedy knew how to speak American. (Image: NASA/Wikimedia)</i><p>Nearly a century ago, just after World War I had ended, there was a groundswell of …

Linguistics

The science of empathy—and why some people have it less than others

Empathy is hot in business wisdom these days: Forbes says it’s invaluable, Apple’s training manual offers empathy exercises, and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson calls caring “key.”<p>“Corporate empathy is not an oxymoron,” concluded an article in the Harvard Business Review on January 8. “It is a …

Empathy

Mapping The Ever-Increasing Divide Between America’s Rich And Poor

You can see as much from the map accompanying a new report from the Urban Institute. It shows how the top and bottom 10% of neighborhoods, measured …

Demographics

This Is Your Brain on Jane Austen: The Neuroscience of Reading Great Literature

I freely admit it—like a great many people these days, I have a social media addiction. My drug of choice, Twitter, can seem like a particularly …

Literature

'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains the 4 most common mistakes people make in a pitch

Each "Shark Tank" segment lasts about 10 minutes, but the footage is edited from typically an hour-long presentation by an entrepreneur or team of them trying to sell a piece of their company for capital that will allow them to grow.<p>The show may be entertaining, but it involves real money and …

Entrepreneurship

6 personalities in every office - and how to manage them

The best managers create productive and engaging work environments for team members. That’s why, according to Gallup’s recent State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders report, managers account for 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement. In other words, good managers …

Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists

Humans are responsible for so many species dying out that we are now in a sixth mass extinction, Stanford University has warned<p>Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction with animals now dying out at 100 times the normal rate, scientists have warned.<p>Humans have created a toxic mix of habitat loss, …

Why Gun Manufacturers Are in Serious Financial Trouble

If gun sales are supposedly "red hot," why are gun manufacturers struggling, even filing for bankruptcy? The answers include a gun glut and long-term trends in gun ownership in America.<p>There's a continuous media mantra that gun sales are going through the roof. Well, they may have had a little …

13 highly useful skills you can learn in a minute

While one minute may not seem like a lot of time to master a useful skill, you'd be surprised just how much you can actually accomplish in 60 seconds or less.<p>With the help of a Quora thread on the matter, here are are several handy life skills you can pick up almost instantly:<p>"Always! Not only when …

'Love drugs' could make people more tolerant and improve relationships, but the ethical benefits are murky

Society is already used to the idea of mood-altering drugs, both in the form of prescription medicines such anti-depressants and illicit substances such as MDMA (ecstacy). Using both human and non-human subjects, researchers are now beginning to sketch a neurological picture of the brain's …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

10 Things Husbands Wish Their Wives Knew

If there’s one thing that pretty much everyone knows about marriage it’s that communication is key! It’s really hard to improve your relationship if …

The Best Way to Fly New York to London

Several airlines have attempted success at operating an all-business class route or an entire premium class airline. Remember EOS, MaxJet, and SilverJet? MGM Grand, and Midwest Express with its all first-class planes and warm cookies baked on board? Or Singapore Airlines' 18-hour non-stops between …

New blood test shows all the viruses you've ever been infected with

Welcome to your personal, viral logbook<p>Chances are, you don't know all the viruses you've encountered throughout your life. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just find out? According to a new studyin <i>Science</i>, researchers have devised a blood test that can do just that by identifying the viruses that …

Things are getting ugly in Spain

As I have been warning for months, the Rajoy era of maleficient strong-arm governance seems set to give way to a new era of political instability. According to some commentators, Spain may even become ungovernable after this autumn's general elections. If the new political reality at the local and …

Europe

The Consultants' Crusade Against Happiness

Only in the consulting world could happiness be bad.<p>The idea that making employees happy is good for business makes some people in the “engagement” industry bristle.<p>Equating engagement and happiness “makes my ears ring and my mouth twitch,” FORBES contributor Maren Hogan wrote last year. “There’s …

The most important character in the DC Universe isn’t Batman or Superman — it’s The Flash

It isn't even really a matter of opinion — sure, personal taste will dictate how much you <i>enjoy</i> any given Flash story, but the character's importance is about as objective as you can get in comic books. It was The Flash that comics creators used to introduce or popularize a number of ideas that are …

Your Food Problem Isn't About Food

Do you have a "food problem"?<p><i>I just can't seem to stop eating peanut butter once I start.</i><p>I know that I'm not supposed to eat too many carbs or sugar, but I do it anyway.<p>I'm always eating way more than I should.<p>And, most of the time, we blame it on our lack of willpower, or on the food itself.<p><i>If</i> …

Nutrition

The Avengers: Age of Ultron character the Vision has a rich history.

When the news broke that <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> movie would introduce the character the Vision, I was hopeful. The red-skinned, brooding android …

Looking For Comfortable Flights To Europe At A Bargain?

Getting to Europe in comfort and a getting a good deal is often feast or famine for those of us who like extra space and some luxuries, but don’t want to pay business traveler type fares. During the summer the large airlines offer great discounts for suite like flat bed business seats, sometimes …

How Gratitude Helped Me Find My Courage

"Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough."<p>-- Charles Dudley Warner<p>Many years ago, I read online of a woman who sold a lifetime of possessions and moved from the west coast of America to Hawaii with one suitcase. Apparently she had never regretted that decision to …

The Number One Relationship Problem, According to Therapists

Studies have shown that sex and money are two of the leading causes for divorce, but statistics don’t always tell the whole story. We reached out to …

Marriage