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Bite Size Tips: 5 Ideas For Better Black and White Photography

Black and white photography is tough to do well, but the results can stop people in their tracks.<p>Capturing a powerful image though takes a bit of …

Landscape Photography

Your 9-Point Checklist for Selecting an Online Bank | Investopedia

If you’re like most people, you’re probably interested in online banking. These banks in the cloud often promise to pay higher rates on your …

Despite appearances, the idea of social progress is a myth

The world cannot countenance the idea that human progress might be at an end or even have stalled.<p>The belief that advances in science, technology as …

8 Rumors To Ignore If You Actually Want To Retire

As a financial planner who has been around for a while, I’ve overheard plenty of wild claims about retirement and money.<p>If I had a dollar for every person who told me their whole life insurance plan worked like a savings account or that their variable annuity was the best investment available, I …

Retirement

You can roll the dice chasing your dream, but fix your finances first

Mark Howard of Basalt, Colo., earned a hefty six-figure income during his 25-year career in financial services. His dream, though, was to teach high …

Personal Finance

Three Overlooked Posing Secrets

The difference between good and great posing is all in the details. Whether you photograph men, women, or couples together, knowing how to make …

Yoga

Our Experiment With Minimalism

My wife and I are dabbling in minimalism. Consequently, I will use as few as words as possible for this post. We had too much junk. We got rid of a …

What We Practice Grows Stronger

Choosing a simpler or slower life, an intentional life, can feel like hard slogging at the start. It means going against the grain, forming new …

How American Airlines discovered more is more in mobile design

Adding more steps to the booking flow tends to increase complexity and leads to abandoned purchases so is generally considered a no go area.Or is …

I studied millionaires for 5 years and found it's definitely possible to get rich working for someone else — if you follow 7 rules

When most people think about self-made millionaires, they imagine some entrepreneur working around the clock, passionately toiling away in the pursuit of greatness.<p>Yet, 39% of the self-made millionaires in my study became rich working for someone else. Those self-made millionaires who made their …

What The New Fiduciary Rule Won't Do For You

Last week, the Department of Labor’s “Conflict of Interest” rule went into effect. The rule basically requires that advisors providing advice on qualified retirement accounts and IRAs act as fiduciaries in their clients’ best interest. Before the rule, many advisors were only required to provide …

Retirement

We Studied Brands Around The World. What Consumers Want Isn’t What You Think

We asked more than 5,000 people to tell us about the brands they sought out, then we analyzed what those brands did. The results were surprisingly consistent.<p>Traditional advertising went after “share of mind”–the idea was to get you to associate a brand with a single idea, a single emotion. Volvo: …

Taco Bell

6 truths about money that are tripping you up

<i>— John D. Rockefeller</i><p>The irony of a strong financial life is that you don't really want it. You want what a strong financial life <i>represents</i>: options.<p>the ability to fail and try again someday<br>• more time, to be spent in personally meaningful ways<br>• stronger choices for our loved ones, e.g. schools and …

5 Myths About Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is the most powerful tool in a marketer's toolbox, but the term "influence" is widely misunderstood, said Team Epiphany founder …

Public Relations

7 ways to become a negotiation ninja

Most of us accept the price listed and the terms as offered when buying something.<p>Sure, we want a bargain. But we don't always know how to get one.<p>No matter what kind of purchase you're making -- from a Honda to a hotel room, or from cable to a condo -- you can almost always get a better deal after …

Why Saving Half Your Gross Income is Better and Easier Than Saving Half Your Net Income

People frequently look to their accountant for sound financial advice. Good accountants are up to the task; other, not so much. Finding a good one is …

Simple Rule for Calculating Where You Stand on College Savings

Saving for college is daunting, as the sticker price for even state schools edges ever higher.<p>To help families get a rough idea of whether they are on track to meet their college savings goals, Fidelity Investments is promoting a rule of thumb: Multiply your child’s age by $2,000 to get a …

5 Ways to Improve Your Finances Throughout Life | Investopedia

I am currently reading <i>The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth</i> by James Altucher. Many find James a unique mind with a unique look on life, capitalism and …

Self-improvement

5 apps to help grads start saving and investing

You've got the diploma. You've moved over your tassel. Now the real work begins. When you’re paying off student loans, saving and investing may seem like the last things you can afford to do. But it’s never too early to start squirreling away some money for the future, even if it’s only a few bucks …

'The Joy of Less' is the best minimalism book I've read

<b>Francine Jay's detailed guide to decluttering is refreshingly practical, accessible, and free from idealistic philosophy.</b><p>Over the past year, I’ve …

5 of the Biggest Retirement Mistakes People Make | Investopedia

Our clients want to be assured they will be able to achieve their retirement goals. One important part of that process is knowing what not to do. …

The 8 best pieces of saving advice from real people who banked a fortune

I learned that important lesson from the dozens of people we've profiled on Business Insider, from early retirees to real-estate investors to teachers turned travelers, many of whom saved their way to million-dollar net worths while earning an average salary.<p>We've rounded up the best pieces of …

5 More Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s and 30s | Investopedia

You’ve made the commitment to start “adult-ing,” a very important first step. Don’t start to build from the roof down, though. Make sure that you’re …

The controversial biology of sexual selection

<b>Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science and Society.</b> By Cordelia Fine. <i>W.W. Norton; 266 pages; $26.95. Icon; £14.99.</i><p>BOYS like sticks and girls prefer …

Stone Age

‘I beat him with a sandal 25 times’: Indian MP stranded 1,500km from home after airline attack

Ravindra Gaikwad, 56, beat a 60-year-old attendant with his shoe following an alleged dispute over the unavailability of business class seat.<p>The Shiv …

Write Content That People Want To Read: 14 Tips For Building A Better Blog

Blogging can provide a serious boost to companies or groups wanting to garner meaningful traffic. According to HubSpot, companies that published at least 16 posts a month received 3.5 times the traffic of blogs that published four or fewer posts a month. When done well, blogs offer a chance to show …

10 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves About Money

You can rewire your brain and the way you think about money by learning to ask questions that nudge you toward positive action steps. Start with …

Retirement

The secret language you speak without realising it

It is rapidly taking on the dictionary and becoming a part of every day speech. If you don’t know it, you’re likely to be left behind.<p>Brynne Kennedy speaks Mandarin, French and Portuguese and is well versed in investment banking vernacular. But five years ago, when she flew to California from the …

Language

The truth about the gender wage gap

Nearly 10,000 people graduated with MBAs from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business between 1990 and 2006.<p>In 2009, three economists decided to <b>study</b> a quarter of those graduates. They asked a detailed set of questions about the jobs they’d held since graduation, how many hours they …

Income Inequality

India's Dalit Revolution | Human Rights

For millennia, Hindu's lowest caste, the Dalits, have been trapped in a social system that forces them to do the lowest, dirtiest jobs.<p>Now, in Gujarat, the home state of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the biggest Dalit movement in over 50 years is rising.<p>Its aim is to go nationwide, with an …