Shoibal Mukherjee

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I retired at 37 a self-made millionaire — here's what it costs to live

This is always the big scary nuisance, what emailers are always asking about, and what I discovered is it's all about your income.<p>This is because the health care law focuses on income, not net worth.<p>At first this didn't seem true, but then I discovered lots of people - even millionaires - are …

Retirement

Anti-Herpes Meds Reduce Alzheimer’s Dementia Onset By Factor Of 10, New Research Study Finds

In a new study showing a link between Alzheimer's disease and the herpes virus, anti-viral meds were found to make patients 10 times less likely to …

Alzheimer's Disease

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here's what a week of my spending looks like

I retired at 52 in August 2016 after a 28-year career as a business executive.<p>My wife and I are what some would call "fat FIRE" — we live off the income our assets produce, not having to drawdown the assets themselves.<p>Our income-earning assets include real estate (14 units we bought after the …

Personal Finance

Comparing the Sony a7 III and Canon 5D Mark IV for Astrophotography

I’m an avid night sky photographer that cut my teeth capturing the stars using the original Canon 6D. I shot with that camera for years until …

Cameras

The secret to making children laugh

Some of our best memories of family life, whether as parents or remembering being a child, are times of laughter. I was lucky to have been brought up in a family that treasured hilarity. My parents and brother had a knack for turning everyday events, or the things people said, into anecdotes and …

North York

Professional, Freelance & Business Income - Section 44AD

<b>Browse by Topic:</b><p><b>Should you incorporate a company?</b><p>One of the first questions you encounter when you begin your business is whether you should form a …

Retirement

The staggering rise of India’s super-rich

On 3 May, at around 4.45pm, a short, trim Indian man walked quickly down London’s Old Compton Street, his head bowed as if trying not to be seen. From his seat by the window of a nearby noodle bar, Anuvab Pal recognised him instantly. “He is tiny, and his face had been all over every newspaper in …

India

8 unrealistic expectations smart people ignore

Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don’t believe you’ll …

Self-improvement

Top 10 Things to do in Andaman and Explore it Like a Local

Immaculate beaches, pristine waters and the picturesque beauty of the 572 islands that make up the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is simply enchanting. …

Andaman and Nicobar

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol

The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.<p>The group’s finding that cholesterol in the diet need no longer be considered a “nutrient of concern” …

Holistic Medicine

Where people around the world eat the most sugar and fat

We all know Americans love their sugar. But data from market research firm Euromonitor suggest that the love may border on lunacy, at least compared with the rest of the world.<p>Here in the United States, the average person consumes more than 126 grams of sugar per day, which is slightly more than …

Nutrition

Hindu-Muslim Conflict in India: A ‘Pre-Colonial’ View

In 1679, the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb reinstituted the hated <i>jizyah</i> (tax on non-Muslims) in his empire. Saqi Mustad Khan, employed in Aurangzeb’s court …

Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.

Google has far more data about us than Facebook. Yet unlike Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking empire, which has been under fire for improperly leaking user data, Google has sidestepped controversy.<p>You may wonder: Why is that? After all, we turn to Google for not only our internet searches but …

Justin Trudeau: “There’s not a religion in the world that asks you to ‘tolerate thy neighbor'”

In an age of ideological polarization, it’s common for politicians, schools, and corporations to tout tolerance as the solution. But in a commencement speech to New York University’s graduating class today (May 16), Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said that idea doesn’t go far enough.<p>“Think …

Religion

The Credit Cycle Signals That Recession Is Around The Corner

In 1999, I began saying the tech bubble would eventually spark a recession. Timing was unclear because stock bubbles can blow way later than we can imagine.<p>Then the yield curve inverted, and I said recession was certain. I was early in that call, but it happened.<p>In late 2006, I began warning about …

The subtle art of forming valuable, life-long friendships

The late George Carlin is probably one of my favorite comedians.<p>I always found him to be raw and honest, and like most great comedians, there was a sense that he wasn’t there to just make you laugh. He had a subtle truth to share and that truth was best delivered as a joke.<p>In this way, towards the …

Time I

This 18-400mm Lens Might Be the Only Lens You Ever Need

A while back, I wrote a feature on some crazy camera lenses that were various levels of amazing, though some of them were downright impractical.But …

When Bangladesh Went to War Over Language

Aroma Dutta was in her early 20s when her grandfather, Dhirendranath Datta, was arrested at their home in Comilla on a fateful March night in 1971. …

The New Retirement: Near the Kids

Thirty-five years ago, Holly Bowers Ruben moved from California to New York, following an actor boyfriend to Brooklyn. The relationship didn’t last, but Ms. Ruben never moved back, although her mother, Marie-Louise Bowers, stayed out west.<p>That arrangement worked — mostly. “I did talk to my mom on a …

Kathryn Mannix: We've lost the art of talking about death. Here's why we must revive it

I was working as a palliative care doctor in a big teaching hospital when an elderly woman was admitted. She’d been sick for a very long time, was suffering a variety of different health problems, and was increasingly frail. She had a chest infection, and it was clear she could not survive without …

The Dying Scientist and His Rogue Vaccine Trial

In a photo from 2009, Bill Halford, who was then 40 years old, looks like a schoolboy who hasn’t quite grown into his big ears. He wears an …

The Next Porn: How to design a service without having money

A few months ago I came up with the idea of creating a service that would give users the exact porn they needed. Whether it was just being uploaded …

The demise of the nation state

After decades of globalisation, our political system has become obsolete – and spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline. By Rana Dasgupta<p>What is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and …

Civil Rights

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

The Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to JavaScript Geolocation Tracking

Combining the Google Maps JavaScript API and PubNub for realtime tracking of device location (with the bells and whistles)<p>Brought to you by …

Here's How the IRS Calculates Your Income Tax

Your income tax is far more complex than simply applying a tax rate to the money you earn.<p>The U.S. tax code is quite complex, so it's no wonder many …

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

A beautiful collection of rare maps shows how the world viewed India over the centuries

In the 1580s, the adventurous son of a Dutch innkeeper found himself on a ship sailing from Lisbon to India. Newly employed by the archbishop of Goa, Jan Huygen van Linschoten was headed to the capital of the <i>Estado da India Portuguesa</i>—the Portuguese State of India—from where the European power …

India

Here's Why You Shouldn't Actually Throw Out Those Annoying Silica Sachets

We had no idea.<p>Anyone who's ever bought a new electronic device or a pair of shoes will be all too familiar with those little "DO NOT EAT" sachets …