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Let cheap energy juice up your portfolio

Last summer, I wrote that oil prices were going to drop over 30% and that investors should sell oil stocks. I was roundly called out as a Chicken …

Oil & Gas Industry

Goldman Has 40 Stocks You Should Buy and 40 You Should Sell

It's been a tough year so far for investors, with a wide variety of assets posting negative returns.<p>In Goldman Sachs's latest quarterly chartbook, …

5 Stocks Under $10 Actually Worth Buying

Even though these stocks are cheap, they could still make excellent long-term investments.<p>Many low-priced stocks are that way for a reason and should …

Why You Should Start Dry Brushing Your Skin

Though the name dry brushing, aka scrubbing your dry skin with a bristled body brush, doesn’t exactly sound appealing, it <i>can</i> produce some appealing …

Skin Care

Get Out Your New Notebooks and Pencils. It's Time to Eat Smart. 12 Things You Need to Stop Eating Right Now

It's that back-to-school, back-to-work time of year when we buy new notebooks and pencils and want a fresh start. For me, that means putting away the hamburgers, hot dogs and black raspberry ice cream I allowed myself to eat all summer, and getting back to the business of eating right.<p>It was hard …

How This Watercolor Artist Became Insta-Famous

Can’t decide whether or not to post that [insert creative project here] you just finished working on? Maybe you’re working on a drawing, a weaving, a music video? You want to post it to share with your peeps but have that classic creative-person insecurity — will my friends/family like it? Will …

Philips Launches Brighter, Expandable 'Hue Lightstrip Plus'

Philips today expanded its Hue lighting lineup with the launch of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, which adds new white lighting options to the colorful mood lighting introduced with the original Philips Hue Lightstrip.<p>Like the first LightStrip, the new Lightstrip Plus is a two-meter LED-studded …

9 Awesome Places To Visit This Fall

We've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news first? Beach season is finito. Now for the bright side: America is darn beautiful in autumn. Here, nine places to put on your fall vacation list.<p><b>Best Sweater Weather: Portland, Maine</b><p>Break out your L.L. Bean cable-knit and head to this coastal New …

I Sneak Into Abandoned Soviet Buildings To Photograph Them Frozen In Time

I recently took an epic six-week road trip through nine countries, with the aim of capturing abandoned places that have rarely or never been …

Lost in Space

Father And Son Become Billionaires With Tanium, The Hottest Cybersecurity Startup

Fathers and sons everywhere can learn a lesson from David and Orion Hindawi.<p>Working together, the duo cofounded Tanium, a cybersecurity startup that helps protect governments and many of the world’s largest companies (including Amazon, Target, Visa, and Verizon). It’s a technological breakthrough …

Venture Capital

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge companies like Twitter and Uber. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angels to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour Workweek" author …

Don't DIY: When and Where to Try a Tour Operator

<i>bobistraveling / Flickr</i><p>Vacation burnout is a real thing. But even before exhaustion infiltrates the trip itself, the stress from putting together an itinerary can be crippling. Fortunately, there is a thriving industry of professionals dedicated to helping travelers escape as effortlessly as …

The 5 Most Frugal Habits of the World's Richest People

The world's richest people didn't become that way by lacking frugality. Here are five frugal--and perhaps surprising--habits of the world's wealthiest people.<p>While occasionally rejecting the notions of materialism, most of us enjoy the idea of accumulating wealth. Having more money won't make all …

Personal Finance

Emma Watson's 47 Best Style Moments

Even her lounge wear is chic.<p>Emma Watson is a young lady of many accomplishments. She's been cast as a Disney princess (in <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> naturally), graduated from an Ivy League school, and has launched a global gender equality movement for the United Nations with HeforShe. And sartorially, …

Los Angeles

The Painless Way New Grads Can Reach Financial Security

You don’t need to be sophisticated. You don’t need to pick stocks. You don’t need to understand diversification or the economy. You just need to do …

Retirement

7 Spectacular Summer Flowers for Gardeners on a Budget

These heat-tolerant blooms will brighten up your front stoop or backyard — for as little as …

Flowers

19 Bad Habits You Should Drop Before You Turn 30

Baby, it's time to let go of that bad blood.

The Latest Wedding Trend Is Good News for Stylish Bridesmaids

There’s a memorable scene in the 2008 movie <i>27 Dresses</i> in which the sweet, lovelorn protagonist Jane Nichols (played by <b>Katherine Heigl</b>) flings open the double doors of her overflowing Manhattan closet to reveal an astonishing assortment of bridesmaids gowns: kooky, eyebrow-raising remnants of, yes, …

Weddings

The 5 Workout Moves That Will Get You In Shape When You're Short on Time

Wants lean arms like Sofia Vergara? Or fit curves like the Kardashians? Of course, it would also help if we had their bank accounts and time it requires to get their fit physiques. But it doesn't have to be that hard (seriously!). We spent the afternoon with their trainer, Gunnar Peterson, to learn …

11 Companies Warren Buffett Secretly Loves

<i>By Lucy Mueller, Senior Editor</i><p>When it comes to his stock picks, marquee investor Warren Buffett is both stubborn and predictable.<p>Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio is stocked with the brands you'd see arranged in an endcap in a '50s grocery store: Coca-Cola, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson. Buffett has always …

6 ways to lower your property taxes

This is the time of year when many Americans stop thinking about taxes and start thinking about beaches and vacations. But as many home assessment …

Real Estate

6 ways Vanguard has changed the way people invest

They celebrated the 40th birthday of The Vanguard Group last week in Malvern, Penn.<p>More accurately, they marked the passing of the date, May 1, 1975, …

Investing

Patterned Bridesmaid Dresses: Best Unique Bridesmaid Dresses; Mara Hoffman Wedding

The whole matchy-matchy bridesmaid dress tradition started as an attempt to ward off bad luck: With her 'maids dressed in white, the bride was supposed to be protected from evil spirits, who wouldn't be able to tell the ladies apart. These days bridesmaids wear color, more often than not, but since …

5 Red Flags to Spot on Wedding-Vendor Contracts

Wedding contracts can become a blur, especially if you're signing a lot of them. If you don't have a a professional planner reviewing everything for you, you might miss some things that are "red flags" to those who regularly work in the wedding business. Here are five really important things to …

Weddings

Your Job Is Giving You Acne, and Other Ayurvedic Lessons

So, you're breaking out. Or getting terrible dark circles. Or suddenly just <i>dull</i>. You can always visit a dermatologist who'll prescribe some cream to …

Five Oil Stocks To Buy As Two Top Oil Traders Call A Bottom

Last month, we penned a piece here on Forbes titled, “Five Stocks With Triple-Digit Potential If Boone Pickens Is Right About $80 Oil.’ That article was read by almost 200,000 people. Oil proceeded to bounce by 20% over the next two weeks, and the five stocks we mentioned in the article went up an …

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How to Look Great Coming Off the Plane: 10 Models Share Their In-Flight Skin Secrets

With fashion month in full swing, our favorite models are dashing from New York to London and Milan, then from Jetway to runway. In addition to the intercontinental travel, meticulous backstage makeup application and frenetic presentation schedules make skin maintenance an essential for a fresh, …

16 Genius Ways To Keep Your Feet Toasty, According to Lumberjacks

What to do if bitten by a snake.

If you live in the Coachella Valley you should learn how to handle a snake bite. Each year, about 8,000 venomous snake bites occur in the US and …