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'It takes literally one second': A former Google engineer just gave me the best meditation advice I've ever heard

The tip, which originally comes from Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche, appears in Chade-Meng Tan's 2012 book, "Search Inside Yourself."<p>Tan summarizes the advice for his readers:<p>What Tan's really telling readers: Don't get too ambitious when it comes to meditation.<p>It doesn't make you lazy — …

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

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I studied millionaires for 5 years, and I found that they read differently than most of us

I was somewhat shocked when the host highlighted the fact that James' book had sold 165 million books worldwide.<p>As I pondered that thought, my shock was replaced by dismay. It dawned on me that many people only read for entertainment and not to learn.<p>However, the rich read books that educate.<p>In my …

5 free online classes to improve your financial literacy

Education has become a personal finance issue of late, with countless Millennials deep in student loan debt. But thanks to massively open online courses (MOOCs), you can learn—whether about money or music or marketing—for free.<p>Sometimes there is a fee for graded coursework, but you can still access …

Bill Gates's and Warren Buffett's Top Advice for College Students

In a candid conversation, the Oracle of Omaha along with Bill Gates shared top advice for young people.<p>It's not every day you get treated to a master class in life and business from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.<p>Excited chatter filled the halls of Columbia University's Lerner Auditorium this past …

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Why 2017 Is the Year to Invest in Artificial Intelligence Stocks

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The other day I sat in a coffee shop across from a student who was studying a complex math problem. The equation took up the entire page, and he sat there staring at it for quite awhile. After I thought about how glad I am to not be in school anymore, I started thinking …

In the race to build the best AI, there’s already one clear winner

As Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Baidu take turns leapfrogging each other in artificial intelligence innovation, one company stands to profit from any outcome: Nvidia.<p>Graphics processor units, the company’s biggest moneymaker, have become the industry standard for deep learning, a flavor of …

Artificial Intelligence

Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech

DIY isn’t always the easiest way to do something, but it’s usually the most informative and educational one. This week, let’s check out some great …

10 Best Stocks You Can Buy for Under $10

As the market continues to power higher and touches new record highs almost every week, it’s increasingly difficult to find cheap stocks to buy …

Investing

15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: A Comparison | Investopedia

Buying a home can be an intimidating process. Mortgages are fairly complicated, and there are a variety of different types to choose from. The most …

Personal Finance

10 incredible online art schools

There was a time, not so very long ago, when art schools and ateliers were your only options for attaining a higher art education. Typically …

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

How can you get rich? There are plenty of paths to wealth.<p>You could win the lottery. A long-lost uncle could pass away and leave you his stash of bitcoins. Of course, there are plenty of other methods to getting rich as well. One way to seriously consider is to buy stocks that are poised to benefit …

10 Reasons to Buy Amazon.com, Inc. Stock and Never Sell

Image source: Jurgen Appelo, via Flickr.<p>We talk a good game about buy-and-hold investing here at The Motley Fool. But the truth is, we don't always live up to that mantra in the real world. For instance, I bought shares of <b>Alphabet</b> (back when it was Google) at just $150 per share. If I'd held those …

Edtech is the next fintech

Fintech is a factor of the fourth industrial revolution that has completely taken the world by storm and forever revolutionized how we bank. But many believe it is still in its infancy, with figures suggesting the same: global investment peaked at $5.3 billion in the first quarter of this year — a …

Education Technology

Understanding the impact of AI

Steam engines, telegrams and typewriters. All obsolete technologies, but well worthy of preservation in the name of engineering history and art.<p>Coding will join this list in time, however, where it differs wildly from the afore mentioned examples is it is unlikely to be lovingly preserved for …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

10 ways to improve iPhone photography with the stock camera app [Video]

This weekend’s discussion of the Sony a6300 got me thinking about the iPhone’s camera, and how great it can be when wielded properly. Our own Ben Lovejoy shared his tips for taking good iPhone photos a few months ago, and now I’d like to share my 10 go-to tips for snapping better iPhone …

107 Profound Warren Buffett Quotes: Learn To Build Wealth

<b>107 Profound Warren Buffett Quotes: Learn To Build Wealth by Ben Reynolds, Sure Dividend</b><p>Get The Full Series in PDF<p>Get the entire 10-part series on …

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

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33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

1 Data representation and interaction — Statistics in Python

Statistics in Python<p>Warning<p><b>Superseeded materials</b><p>The materials in this tutorial is superseeded and the reader should refer to the corresponding …